Monday, June 30, 2014

The Blob

Last Friday I mentioned that we made a blob for our Summer Desserts and Drinks party, but it was so awesome that it needed its own post. So, here is that post! The blob post!

We followed the directions on this blog, but I saw this one after the fact and it sounds like it would work better. Pretty sure somebody at the party mentioned melting the plastic together instead of using tape, so clearly they were on to something. This time we just did the old fold in half, tape, and fill method. There were a lot of leaks, but then again it was a lot more fun when wet. But, but you can just set the hose or sprinkler nearby for the same results. We also added some blue dye, just for fun.
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Aria was not at all sure about it at first. She wouldn't walk on it. And, just stood there wanting somebody to pick her up.
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 Rory was down with it though.
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Aria watched from her little pool of water spot. We didn't stay out too long, because it was hot and there were desserts to be had inside.

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After the desserts were all eaten and the games were played we went back outside to blob some more.
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Aria was much more into it this time, but Chris was a little more into it. He also added some water on top and those two got soaked. It was about this time that Baxter snuck off and rolled in something that smelled like death. So while Chris gave him a quick bath, Aria stole the hose and proceeded to spray all the onlookers. She sure knows how to show her guests a good time!

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We left it up over night and the next day it was deflated. So, Chris and Aria filled that sucker back up! The plastic sheeting was like 25 bucks, so we wanted to get some more use out of it.
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Aria and I marched around on it, and splashed in the puddles.

But, Chris thought of a better idea. Blob Slip N Slide!
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She much preferred slip n sliding with dad!
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 over...
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 and over...
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and over! 
 
And, just in case you weren't sure just how much fun 'the blob' is I made a video!
p.s. it killed the grass underneath...sacrifices.
 
p.p.s. let's make another!
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19 comments:

  1. This looks like such fun!! Very creative

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  2. Coolest parents ever award right there.

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  3. Giant blob slip n slide? Best idea ever!! I would have never ever thought of something so perfect!!

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  4. Love love love this - the photos have "memories" written all over them. Please make another blob.

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  5. Awesome! Love this idea, so much more fun than a regular old slip and slide!

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  6. I love the idea! Looks like so much fun!!

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  7. OMG! That looks amazing. I've never heard of these before! So much fun!

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  8. What a genius idea! And Aria clapping her hands when her dad asked if she wanted to go again was so cute. You guys are doing summer right :)

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  9. lol.. that looks like so much fun!

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  10. Lol at the last few pictures and making the blob into a homemade slip-n-slide! That's what daddies are for! My husband keeps asking when we can get Lily a slip-n-slide. I need to show him the video and these pictures. Looks like y'all had a blast!

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  11. I've totally seen pictures of this before. What a blast! And those last pictures are hilarious.

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  12. I some how TOTALLY missed the whole thing about the blob in your last post! I guess I was too focused on the sangria? Haha. That says a lot about me apparently? But that thing looks SO FUN. Those pictures of Aria slip n sliding by herself are classic. I can't believe she did that! SO MUCH FUN!

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  13. I agree with you..seems much more fun as a giant slip n slide;) hehe I think we're going to attempt making some mini ones before we break out the big guns. Where did you get the sheeting from? I'm assuming a hardware store?

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  14. Ahh!! Courtney, this is soo fun!! Those slip'n'slide pictures look like a total riot!!

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  15. Looks like so much fun!!! Watch, Terry is gonna want to make a blob too once I show him this post! How long did it take you guys to make it?

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  16. You guys rock.
    The blob slip and slide? Winning!!

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  17. this is awesome!! it looks so fun! I think worth ruining the grass but my dad would kill us! have to save it for next year! I also love how day 2 u and Aria are wearing coordinating green dresses!

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