Slip-n-Slide!

We have a really tiny yard.  Last summer I wanted to buy the boys a wading pool, but Mark said it would take up too much space, and it would kill the grass.  Instead I talked him into buying a Slip-n-Slide since it can be easily rolled up and stored in the basement between uses.  But for some reason we never used it last summer at all.

Today was my half-day off work again.  It was a beautiful 93 degrees outside!  Perfect weather for finally breaking out that Slip-n-Slide!

The big boys had a blast.

Here they are demonstrating what NOT to do.

Mark and I took lots of pictures, then sat in the shade to watch with Ben.  I got the bright idea to put Ben’s feet in the little pool of water that had accumulated at the end of the slide.  I guess it wasn’t such a bright idea after all.

The big boys played for a long time.  They are already asking to get it out tomorrow again.  Who needs the beach or a pool?  😉

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7 Responses to “Slip-n-Slide!”

  1. Misty (mason's mom) Says:

    aawwee!! that is such a cute picture though!! i just want to scoop ben up and hug him LOL! the boys look like they had a lot of fun! i want one!!!! 🙂 i think that i would break it though!

  2. Dawn Says:

    Poor Ben! I’m sure he’ll come around after a while.

  3. Mom/Grandma Says:

    “Who needs the beach or pool ?” Even Ben knows the difference……….Poor boy……….

  4. Heidi Says:

    How old do you think you need to be for a slip n slide. I always wanted one when I was a kid. Poor Ben, he really doesn’t like it at all!!

  5. Karen Says:

    The box for the Slip-n-Slide said it was for ages 5-12, and that anyone over 5 feet tall and 100 lbs shouldn’t use it. Seems a shame, although I admit I’d look ridiculous playing on it! However, looking ridiculous wasn’t a deterrent for some people; here’s a warning that I found:

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml93/93076.html

  6. ariel Says:

    OMG! what a great fotos of the boys having a blast! sure they enjoyed a lot and i cannot help but laugh at that last one where the two was on each other!

    And look at Ben LOL! i think hes not used to with the feel of the water on his feet…

  7. pjpandbp Says:

    Looks like the boys were having a blast on the slip n slide. Oh, to be young again! And poor Ben! He reminds me of Andrew when I try to put his feet in the water. He holds them up just like that, and he is 7 years old now! Still holding his feet up unless the water is warm. I hope the boys have had the opportunity to enjoy the slide some more.


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