Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Big Redneck Birthday Bash

Last year after the girls’ slumber party birthday party, I distinctly remember telling DH that maybe we didn’t need to do a slumber party next year, yet I apparently forgot about that until I was dead dog tired after all the girls went home late Sunday morning. A gaggle of giggling seven-year-olds will wear your butt out! But a grand time was had by all. This top picture is the majority of the girls eating dinner after playing on our redneck waterslide for a couple hours.

And here you see Molly’s hot pink ‘do. The girls were drawing chalk mermaids and mermaid villages on our side porch, and Molly was rolling around on them trying to be the center of attention. I rather like the hot pink, don’t you?

video

And so here you have it…our redneck waterslide. For the two previous years, I spent $250 renting one of those large inflatable water slides, and sure, they all had a blast, but $250 was just a bit much for the amount of time they spent on it. So this year, DH devised this lovely redneck waterslide…combine your traditional slip and slide with a small ramp extended from the slide on the play set, and voila! My video-taking skills are a bit weak but I think you’ll get the drift. Enjoy! Now it’s time to get back to the studio this weekend!

7 comments:

peggy gatto said...

INGENIOUS!!!
It is my birthday today and just imagined myself going down the slide and yelling, "wheeeeee"!

cath c said...

love it!

i think we did something similarly homemade in college when the quad flooded in muddy spring, and we broke out cardboard or less for mudslides. real mudslides as opposed to the drink. ;)

i love molly's highlights. there's a punk fashionista's heart living in your dog.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Okay, I'd do THAT slide! Looks like tons of fun!

Carole Emerson said...

I think you are on to something, Kelly! THAT is the bomb!! What a wonderful family you have....

Kerri said...

the dog's pink highlights look fab!

Leah Virsik said...

I'm laughing to myself about that waterslide. It looks like so much fun! Love seeing your photos of such happiness Kelly!

ana said...

oh. i love it! hah. love the hot pink on molly and that water slide looks like so much fun.