Sunday, August 24, 2008

Slip-N-Slide Saturday

Oh my goodness. When is the last time you just blew off a whole day setting up and playing with a Slip N Slide? Hmmm? Personally, I have never played with one. Yes, I've lived a sadly lacking life. Until this past weekend, that is.

When my Lil Sis Mom visited back in July, she gave Pokemon Boy a giant, three-lane Slip N Slide for his 8th birthday. We just set it up this past Saturday. It's a pain to set up and break down but man is it fun! It's not for anyone over 110 lbs (or 50 kg). Pokemon Boy made sure to point out to me that I was well over that limit. Ah the honesty of unjaded youth.

I couldn't launch myself down any of the lanes. But I found that the middle lane had water spouting on both sides. And the natural slope of my back yard formed some nice pools at one end of the thing. So I just plopped my self down, beached whale style, and laid there in the spray and shallow pools.

The boys made up stories about a giant wave monster (me) that they had to attack with various planes (the inflatable body boards that come with it) or artillery (the inflatable flags that come with it). I was very happy to periodically flail my feet about to splash them. I nearly fell asleep on it a couple of times. Those things are very relaxing.

Anyway, here are some shots from our afternoon of slipping, sliding, splashing and almost napping.

PokemonBoy doing some kind of ninja move on me

Lil'Bro and a FreezerPop defining summer

Dork in hat

Very cute wet boy in sunglasses

Seriously, it's pretty hard to say no to this face

Oh man, this was serious amounts of relaxing!


Sarakastic said...

I always found the slip & slide to have such a glaring difference between the commercial & real life. I begged for one for years when I was a kid. Back in the day there was no body board & I don't think anyone ever made it to the pool. To this day when I hear the words, I still twitch & think of the massive slip & slide burns. It's good incentive not to drop below 110.

ellesappelle said...

Looks very nice! Here, it is raining hard, my Malaysian niece and nephews are freezing their butts off, and we are all looking forward to SUMMER. (Although the daffodils are coming out... that's nice)

Trish Ryan said...

That looks so awesome. I'd run out and buy one, except for the practical reality that we don't have a yard. I'm guessing that the whole nap effect loses something if you've set up the S&S in the middle of a busy street...

Stacy said...

That looks incredible. I want one, and I'm pretty sure I'm incapable of dropping below 110.

Carol Beth said...

Slip 'n' Slides have come a LONG way! That looks like a blast!

Mary Ann said...

You look like you're having a nice, relaxing, time! Yayyyyyy.