Friday, July 18, 2008

Ketchup Part Two

Songer Family Reunion
Every year around the Fourth of July the Steve and Pat Songer Family gets together for two or three days of fun. Generally we are required to put on a talent show. Usually we do some fun craft for the kids. And always, the guys build a waterslide.
It has gotten taller every year. This year the platform was ten feet up in the trees on one side of the yard and the plastic reached all the way to the other side of the yard. It was about 150 feet long. (Only the very best bellywhoppers managed to get all the way to the end.) The kids slid down and then ran around and climbed up again non-stop for 3 or 4 hours the first day. And the second day. They took a break for Sunday, and then did it all over again on Monday. I believe Lissa was the most dedicated slider of all, even after she broke her arm and had to have a cast on.
The Platform

The Slide

Anderson slip slidin' away

Lissa coming down, Meredith headed up

Lissa getting too much air.

Bonked ma chin.


kate said...

i'm so sad i missed it! what was i thinking!?!

Charity said...

Wow! My kids would love that!

Star said...

I think it should be kept up all summer and admission charged. Perhaps that is a lawsuit waiting to happen.