Monday, July 16, 2012

Giant blow-up waterslide? Yes, please.

We feel lucky to have the Ortons as our dearest friends for lots of reasons. Last week, one of the major reasons came in the form of a giant blow up water slide that temporarily took up residence in their backyard. Once she warmed up to Scarlet's Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Doug (which took all of two seconds since they are basically the greatest people in the world) Bug was in absolute toddler heaven. Bo's sister Dari pretty much earned her way into heaven just for climbing that bouncy ladder with various two-year-olds under her arm repeatedly for very literally hours on end.

What with it sort of being his profession and all, it was no surprise that we found Bo most often behind the camera, documenting all the fun with a combination of still shots and video. We considered skipping a couple of house payments in order to buy the camera he used to capture the next couple of shots, but ultimately decided it would be cheaper and easier to simply pay Bo to follow us around at every family activity for the remainder of our lives. You see what I mean, of course.

After all the fun on the slide, it was time for Bug's first s'mores experience. Obligatory Sandlot quote (you knew it was coming):

"You want a s'more?"
I haven't had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?"
"You're killing me, Smalls."

"First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. When the mallow's flamin', you cover it with the other end. Then, you stuff."

I think she approves.


April said...

Those are cute pictures. I've seen some of his videos, too, probably through a link on Facebook or something. He has got some real talent and I too am jealous! How I would LOVE to have family videos like what he makes!

Samantha Kennicott said...

I am the same way with needing someone to follow me around and document our family outings. For me it has always been Mary, but now we live too far away from her! I may have to actually figure out how to work a camera! :) P.S. your kids are so adorable I could squish them!