Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Highly Recommended

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I've been busy trying to keep up with Kevin! I haven't even made any jewelry; just been playing outside really. And here's what we've been doing!



(Sorry, the video has no sound. I took this with my Olympus not the video camera.)

Kevin has so much fun in his bounce house. The first day we got it out while here at mom's he bounced and played in it for almost 3 hours! He slept really good that night too! The next day, 2 hours and 45 minutes. And then yesterday he was in it for another 2 1/2 hours just bouncing and playing, doing somersaults, pretending he was swimming underwater, all sorts of things. This one has a built-in slide on one side and that just adds to the fun. It has stakes to anchor it down so it doesn't move all over the place when the bouncing begins! I usually put a tarp underneath it to protect it from any sticks or stuff that might be on the ground and may harm it. So far it has been well worth the effort!

This bounce house is one of our favorite things to do outside and it burns off so much energy! I HIGHLY recommend a bounce house to anyone with kids. It's a very good source of exercise for your child as well as entertainment for you both.:) You can have up to three kids in this particular one or no more than 250 pounds I believe, so you can invite a friend to join your little one in the bouncing. I, too, can get in it with Kevin and I have to admit it's a lot fun!

We got this one for Kevin for Christmas two years ago and it has been worth every penny. It came from Toys-R-Us and I believe we got it on sale. I can carry it and set it up by myself so I recommend it for moms. It is a bit on the heavy side to carry by myself but I can do it. You can put it in a wagon and roll it to your destination if you want to. But Kevin can now grab one end and 'help' me so it makes it a bit easier even with what little weight he can carry.

I just highly recommend these. Highly. Plain and simple. Hours of exercise and fun!


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I uploaded a slew of pictures I've taken while being in the mountains so far. These are just a few of the pictures I have taken. I invite you to see them in the Flickr set I created. There are some cool pics there. If you are a Flickr contact of mine you will be able to see all of the pictures so make sure you are signed in. If you are not a contact of mine then you will not be able to see some of them, but you can view a lot of them. I hope you enjoy them.

(NOTE: I changed who could view pictures of Kevin on Flickr due to having some strangers favorite them. These people who fav'd his pics had photos in their stream that were not what I would call 'earnest' or family friendly. Therefore, I changed who could see my son's pictures. I highly advise anyone with kids to do this with their family pics on Flickr. I'm not sure who was looking at my son or 'how' they were looking at him, but I'm not taking any more chances.)

12 comments:

Maile said...

Sorry to hear about the weird favoriting on Flickr. That's creepy.

The bounce-house looks extremely fun, though.

And 2-3 hours a bouncing a day? You've got to admire kid energy!

knitsteel said...

That bounce house looks fun. I wouldn't mind having a trampoline sometime.

There's always gotta be some creeps out there....

Oh, I think my latest blog entry counts for my tag fulfillment.

bellacolle said...

My boys would be soo jealous! lol.. just kidding... They always seem to enjoy the 'bounce house' no matter what their age.. Can't believe my oldest is 15 today!!! seems like yesterday. You guys go have some more fun!!!! :)

suchprettycolors said...

wow, i'm going to suggest getting a bouncehouse for Jack's birthday...i always say he needs to be in a padded room with all his energy and daredevil attitude!

Steph said...

Oh, what my daughter would give for her own bounce house.

missficklemedia.com said...

Okay, I went from super happy that your back, ready to buy a bounce house for my kiddos to horrified at the end of your post.

Thank you for taking the time to educate your readers, I wasn't aware of this potential danger.

Beadiful Things said...

Ohhhh, to have a yard that would fit one of those! Every bedtime would be a breeze! We live in a townhouse with a little postage stamp of a yard. Boo.

Katie said...

OK, now we want to see you in the bouce house! It looks like alot of fun~

msbelle said...

LOL! Well *that's* not gonna happen ! I don't want to be running people off! :)

ebbandflo said...

oh that looks so much fun!!!

C. Gail Designs said...

Now that would be neat to have....the kids would love it and I would love how tired out they get from it. Hope all is well and you're enjoying the weather outside. Don't worry I haven't been getting much done myself with the jewelry end.

Autumn Daisy Studio said...

That bounce house looks awesome! I have thought about something like that for a while. Maybe one of these days, I will break down and buy one.