Monday, July 4, 2011

One Giant Slip and Slide

Happy 4th of July!  It's that time of year again.  The time where people spend gobs of money to blow things up, grill burgers, put flags on the sides of their houses, and have parties centered around ridiculously large slip and slides. 

Oh, maybe that's just us.  Or, more precisely, that's just my Dad.  He spreads out giant plastic sheeting on his back yard, hooks up a sprayer hose, adds a little dish soap, and the kids have one fantastic slip and slide.  And hours of fun.

We had lots and lots of little girls and one brave Sam going down the slide.  He can certainly use a few boy cousins someday!  Luckily the boy next door came over to help him out! 

Notes for next year.  1) Adults need a separate lane so they don't slam into the kids.  2) Little ones like to lick/sip the water, maybe the dish soap isn't the necessary.  3) One at a time would be a little better.  Some of the crashes were pretty big. 

In the end, the kids had a great time and were worn out by the end of the day, the moms sat in the shade and the dads got to show off.  Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.  Happy 4th of July! 

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