Monday, July 17, 2006



Lauren, the three year old birthday girl, wasn't too sure about the inflatable water slide deposited into her back yard. Although she has easily conquered regular slides of this size, the water at the bottom of the slide presented a unique challenge. She has yet to become a fan of getting water in her face and prefers to stay on top of the water courtesy of water wings. Being the dutiful aunt that I am, I was volunteered by my family to be the only adult changing into a bathing suit for the festivities. But the real sport was my mother. While I was changing into the "bikini most likely to survive a water slide," my mother made a $20 bet with my brother-in-law that she would go down the slide with Lauren. In her clothes. She won the twenty bucks, but evidently didn't think about the fact that she was wearing a thin white shirt. Yep, a wet t-shirt contest occurred with only one entrant at my niece's third birthday party. Good times. I'd post the photo my sister snapped before handing my mother another shirt to put on, but that would just be mean. After all, I didn't post my photos of my old boss in his thong.

Just kidding. That was before the days of camera phones, digital cameras, and whatnot, so I regret to say that I do not have a photo of that....

As you can see, the plastic baby pool was more Lauren's speed. Her sister Alaina, however, took full advantage of the water slide and probably went down it over 50 times. Anyway, hooray for my mom for being fun. Sometimes it seems like people's fun factor is inversely corrrelated to their age, so I'm extra happy to have a mom that still sees the fun in water slides. And wet t-shirt contests.

4 comments:

ilLegal said...

These people really have missed their calling. An inflatable waterslide deserves a respectable place at any workplace picinic.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a very fun/cute weekend in Calhoun. I'm glad you had a nice, relaxing time! Nice blog by the way, love the storyline!

Sheeeee-hawwww

spam_price said...

What on earth happened to the slip & slide?? There is an actual slide to it now!! We saw one of these in someone’s backyard last night and couldn’t believe how far we’ve come from the thin slice of yellow plastic with metal stakes in the ground.

Glad to see that your bikini survived and that there are no contest winners or losers pictured here – helps maintain your PG-13 rating!

kimberly said...

hey allison, great to see you this weekend and I hope you had a safe and uneventful trip back!!! I loved hanging out with Trisha and Travis too...went out to eat with a group yesterday including the cute lacrosse guy I was telling you about, wish you would have been there :)