15 August 2013

Backyard Fun

The Pull ‘n Slide at my parents house from two years ago recently graduated into a full on Slip ‘n Slide. For my boy at least. Maybe Sit ‘n Slide for my older girlie.

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Even turning on the water is fun. And must be a shared job. No fair if one person gets to turn on the water and the other doesn’t! (Yes, that is the stage we seem to be in these days).

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Getting it all straightened out.

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Must be just right.

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My too cute happy helper.

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I think they got it!

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My kids {heart} water. The day was warm, but the water was ICE cold. They didn’t care.

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Gimmick was to knock the pins down. And a gimmick it was. Silly pins.

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Before long a running start was necessary for my boy. He got really good at running and sliding straight down the thing. I do believe that some coordination is necessary to be able to do that.

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This one was a ‘dive’… see his hands?

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Girlie would run. Stop. Sit down. Push herself.

But she still had fun. Obviously.

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H got creative with twisting and back slides and all sorts of other things.

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And Sweet N wanted a lot of drinks too. Pretty handy.

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Just like she did two years ago…

Some things never change.

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At one point we convinced H to run all the way around the house and then slide.

Actually, I shouldn’t use the word ‘convince’… the boy was eager. It wasn’t hard to get him to do it. That sounded like a lot of fun to him!

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Rounding the corner after a long run around the house!

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And splash at the bottom.

I’d love to be able to report an increase in his velocity after such a long run, but I’m afraid it seemed the same.

His grin may have been bigger, however. And that’s what counts.

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Girl waiting for her turn. She looks like she has a ‘tude. Which she often does. But not this day. At least not this day at that point in time. Quite possibly this day at a different point in time. Aaaaanyway… isn’t she cute standing like that?

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And here she comes!

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So fun.

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His turn.

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Her turn.

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Then he ran from the farthest corner of the yard.

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I could go on and on, obviously…

Good times. Thanks Grammi and Poppi for simple and quality backyard fun.

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