Monday, May 26, 2008

How To Use a Kiddie Pooll Effectively

Invite some friends over for a cookout
Abby, Noah, Hannah Becca, Aaron

Wait in line

I loved how they formed the line without any grown up prompting

Throw all danger signs out the window and put the Little Tikes slide into the pool

Five kids in a pool; kind of like "Three Men In A Tub"

Discover that you can make hand prints...

and footprints on the side of the house.

Stop for a bite to eat
We discovered that if you pour WAY TOO MUCH Mrs. Dash on chicken before grilling it, Noah WILL actually eat it. No one else will, however.

Now, take a look at the pool and how disgusting the water is and decide to dump the water. However, it may be more fun for the kids to bail out the water into the grass. So give all the kids a bucket and send them to their task.

Aaron then decides that it is more fun to pour the water over his head, rather than on the grass.

Of course, Noah decides to turn it into throwing water at others.

Amidst the fun, Daddy will decide that he must also get into the action. So Daddy grabs a bucket and soaks any kids he can find...

I love these shots of water in mid air

and the kids get him back.

Trouble begins brewing when Aaron decides to go after the photographer.

After most of the water is drained, Daddy needs to spray off the neighbors driveway which was more fun to pour water on than the grass. However, then the sprayer get nasty and once again unleashes his wrath on any child running nearby.

What a fun afternoon in the backyard.

P.S. I am quite certain there will be a very similar story on Deb's site in the days to come. We were both shooting pictures like Mad Women.


Chris said...

What a wonderful day...doesn't look like the park idea was a go? Anyway... great to see you and though we didn't get picts of yesterday morning...thanks for the opportunity - it was great singing with Steve again!

Tammy said...

It looks like the kids had a blast! I have to set the kiddie pool up today or they are going to revolt on me. LOL

Debbie Yost said...

I thought those girls looked familiar. Pool time is the best! said...


I love this post, my favorites pictures are Dad-- getting the kids with the bucket and the sprayer!


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Your pictures turned out great! The girls are still talking about how much fun they had yesterday. And begging to get our pool out today, so I think that's what we'll be doing after quiet time. I did pick Hannah up a swimsuit at Meijer today. :)

Sarah said...

Oh, what fun! We will use this tutorial this summer for sure!

Courtney said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Mimi's Toes said...

Great idea of putting the slide in the pool...I have done that and the kids love it. Looks like a fun time and I'm with Noah on the Mrs. Dash....It is my favorite seasoning.