Friday, July 15, 2011

summer days = fun times

We are quickly crossing things off our summer fun list and having a blast doing so!  I feel like our summer days and weeks have found a rhythm and we are enjoying being carefree or at least school free right now.  I have been planning activities or outings 2-3 days a week and it seems like the perfect balance for our family.  The boys are enjoying a few days of getting out of the house and doing stuff.  But then there are days like yesterday when they spent until 1:00PM in their pjs, got their suits on for some backyard water play and then changed into their halloween costumes for some superhero play.  Like I said, the perfect balance for our little family. 

One thing the boys put on our list was a slip and slide.  So we went to the store and bought one with a HUGE splash pool at the bottom.  The boys had a blast the first time we used it.  It was super slippery and the huge splash pool was super fun to, well, splash into.

I can't count the amount of times they exclaimed, 'Mom, this is so fun!', 'This is the BEST slip and slide ever'.  They literally played on it for over an hour.  Which is a long time at our house.  And then the unthinkable happened. 

It ripped!  The slide part separated from the HUGE splash pool part.  There were some very upset boys at our house.  So now we have a $9 one from a large Mart and it is not as fun or as cool as the other one, but it has lasted longer!

This is just a random picture of our lifeguard.  She won't go to close to the slip and slip but she likes to watch the boys and she yells at them the whole time.  I'm tempted to put her on the slip and slide and see if she likes it.

Happy Weekend to You!


Kjbikakis said...

awh i remember playing on slip and slides! <3 they were so much fun (:
I LOVE Grace's hair cut its so cute!!

noreen said...

That is pure joy on the faces of your son! Outdoor water play can be so fun for kids but I must admit, I've never had much luck with the slip n slides. Eventually the tear and they don't store very well. I would let them dry out and fold them as best I could but it would have grass clippings or dirt on it. That's ok though since the water washed it off the next time we pulled it out.