some old fart on a slide

just before the 4th of July holiday i spent a gloriously long weekend relaxing at a house on a lake with my my family and my two tiny tornadoes...

we paddle boated;




we jet skied;


we swam;















we lit sparklers;



yours truly even MacGyvered a fire from half a napkin and a tiny piece of cardboard which obviously made my daughter proud - or gave her cause to snap a photo that will forever hang over the head of her dad, the master fire starter....















and then the master fire starter and i brought the tiny tornadoes to the park across the water to play on this bad baby;


well, if you know me, you know i cannot resist a playground slide...  

so when the tiniest tornado said; "come on grama!"  i didn't hesitate.

i climbed the ladder and slid down the first slide.

but that wasn't enough...

there were THREE slides and i really needed to try them all - at the insistence of those cute puppy eyed tiny tornadoes of course.

and so i did...

first the smooth wide slide

and then the bumpy narrow slide

and finally, after crawling through the long tunnel i ended up on the corkscrew slide

where mr petite snapped this photo of some old fart having the time of her life - which i am certain will always hang over my head as a payback for daring to macgyver over his head and start a fire all by myself;



have i mentioned just how much i love my children and their children lately? 

s'mores anyone?


7 comments:

  1. Good for you - you old fart!

    Lovely photo's EP!

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  2. Hey Eolist! No wonder we couldn't find you when we christened your new EolistBlend(TM) coffee. It looks like an awesome break! And lookin' good, Shorty! Roth x

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    1. damn shame i missed the christening party! i should've thought to have you and Dr. T bring it there.
      maybe we can try it again last year?

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  3. I go down the twirly slide almost every day at work! I use the excuse that my kids are too small to go down by themselves. Now, if only they'd allow me to build fires and light sparklers with them...

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  4. Looks like a very good time was had by all! Summer fun is the best, especially when it involves lakes, docks, boats, slides, and CHILDREN!

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  5. I LOVE this post! You are the coolest (not to mention gorgeous) grandma of all time! You keep on going down those slides...show us all how the best do it!

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