Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dash of Bouncy House, Sprinkle of Water Slide, Deluge of Fun

I reside in Alaska, which means I live in an igloo where snow blizzards rage year-round; however, yesterday was a gorgeous summer day up in the 70s, so our neighbors busted out their waterslide.



The kids got into a romping game of "Aliens," which involved chasing and shooting and lots of screaming in delight.




My 5-year-old daughters thought these twin babies were pretty cool and screeched, "They're twins, too! They'll grow up to be just like us!" I do believe I detected shudders of horror rippling through the shoulders of the other adults standing around in the yard. Yeah, well, enjoy the gentle splashing and matching swimsuits while you can, people. Your time for "Aliens" is coming.



Dinner last night: teriyaki steak, potato salad

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14 comments:

blueviolet said...

That is one crazy cool water set you've got there! I have to admit that Alaska and sunny, warm days don't usually come into my mind at the same time. ;)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That looks like a FUN slide set up there.
How cute about the twins :-)

Katherine said...

That is the most impressive yard inflatable I think I've ever seen.

My boys were playing a very loud games of "Transformers" yesterday, that involved a lot of screaming and shooting sounds, and all I could think is "what happened to my babies?"

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful time of water play!

Kathy G said...

If it was in the 70s here, it would be considered too chilly to be in the water :-)

Jessica said...

That is an awesome set up for the kids when the weather is warm and the snow melts away.

Shanniel Shakespeare said...

:)...I can't help but thinking how comes I didn't have a water slide as cool as this one when I was a child? (uh oh, i feel a bit of envy coming on....i wanna play 'Aliens too' )....:) They're living the good life...that's really wonderful!!

The Shultzs said...

Now that is one awesome water slide!!! =]
The girls look sweet!! =]

Karen Peterson said...

I saw that slide in a Target ad a couple of days ago and thought it looked like the coolest thing EVER. Seeing your pictures of the kids having such a blast only confirms that. I want one!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

It's funny, but my boys have no concept that they are twins. Rachel knows, and tells everyone, because she's so proud.

K said...

So cute! Just out of curiosity, how hot was it? Us in the lower latitudes might find your 'summer' temps too cold for swimming :) Here's hoping you get lots of use out of your neighbor's pool!

Kim said...

That particular day's temp topped out at 72°, but it felt really warm and wonderful! The water, on the other hand, came from the hose . , , and was FREEZING!

LisaDay said...

ISn't it amazing how kids can handle cold water? I used to. Then I got old.

LisaDay

lilmansworld said...

note to self, visit alaska in july