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Carolyn’s 2nd Birthday

Posted on July 31, 2011 by under Events.    

Gina Ann and Coley threw a luau-themed birthday party for Carolyn yesterday afternoon for her 2nd birthday. Good thing they have a big deck and yard because there were a ton of people there! Here are some of the photos that we got tagged in on Facebook…

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Me with Tita Rose, before the mayhem started.


I’d never been on a Slip ‘N Slide before so I naturally got picked on.



I was a good sport and didn’t get mad at Mandy and Justin, even though they drug me through the Slip ‘N Slide with my coverup on. At least, Brian had the foresight to grab my phone and sunglasses.


Mandy, Stephanie and me…

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…with Bryce and Lily.

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Our little Zumba family, plus Brian. =P


Brian and Justin sliding at the same time…


I love how they coordinated their swim trunks. Brian’s was mostly blue with some white. Justin’s was mostly white with some blue. And no, they didn’t plan it like we do whenever we color-coordinate in Zumba class. =P

So anyway, I was really scared to do it (the Slip ‘N Slide thing) at first because I was afraid I would get stuck in the middle instead of sliding all the way through. They had a double and triple stacked together to make an extra long sliding area. After getting dragged through it, I figured I might as well. Although, even after half a dozen attempts and half a dozen people trying to explain to me how to do (yes, including kids, most specially Lily), I still don’t know how to do it right. I think I’m going to have to buy one of these darn things just to practice. LOL. It really is a lot of fun, even if you are clueless like me and don’t know how to slide right. =P

I have to say, this was the most fun toddler birthday party I’d ever attended. Who knew Slip ‘N Slides could be so much fun for adults too? I sure didn’t! Gina and Coley did, though. I guess this is a regular occurrence every summer at their residence. Yes, adults too! They’ve gotten so good at it that they actually have contests where your slides get scored and you can earn extra points for style. I’ll have to train hard (much like how I’m training with Darcy so I can do the River Run next year) before I can compete because I totally suck at it.

You know, there is that one plus side to having children. You can play with children’s toys without looking like a weirdo. You guys thought I was kidding when I said I was going to get myself a Slip ‘N Slide. I’m totally serious. Although, I can see people asking us why we own a Slip ‘N Slide when we don’t have any kids. Umm, because it’s fun? LOL.

I’ve been reading up on these things though, and I gather that they tend to tear quite easily. I guess they’re not built for adults and that’s why the material tears. I wonder if they make adult-grade Slip ‘N Slides. Hmm.. If not, there’s a million dollar idea. =P

P.S. Here’s a video of Brian and Justin in action. Brian said that if we can’t find an adult-sized one, we will make it. He said they used to rig their own Slip ‘N Slides all the time when he was growing up. Sounds like a fun summer project.

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