Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Water Balloons

We LOVE some water balloons at the lake.  They get some serious action.  And most of the time, people love it.

Add a water balloon launcher and drive by got yourself some REAL FUN!  I highly recommend it.  ;-)

First we decided to peg the kids.  They loved it and when we missed, and the balloons didn't pop, they would go get them and give them back to us!!!

I thought I'd give it a shot and see if I could hit one of them.  ;-)

And here's me kinda feeling like a bad mommy for trying to peg my kids with water balloons. 

Then Rachel (my cousin) saw her mom loading up in their boat next door and thought it'd be funny to try and hit her. 

We missed.  (Probably a good thing).  Sorry Aunt Kathy!!  It wasn't my idea! ;-)

Sometimes a boat or sea doo would be close enough that Robert would just throw a water balloon at them by hand. 

Like I said, 99% of people/boats LOVE it.  They slow down and let us try a few times, or turn around and come back for more.

BUT, every once in a while, you get a "bad boat".  One that is NOT fond of our favorite lake pasttime.

Notice "old grumpy man" accusingly pointing his finger at Robert. 

All I'm gonna say is:

1.  Robert was a gentleman and held his tongue....despite EVERYTHING mean the guy was saying. 

2.  I ran so fast to the back of the dock it wasn't even funny.  (because I actually was holding the balloon launcher in my hand - even though Robert threw the balloon that hit the boat by hand)

3.  And last, but not least, a big thanks to my father who kept clicking away on my sis's camera during the entire fiasco.

We bid them a friendly "4th of July" farewell and sent them on their merry little way.

Let me repeat...NO ONE was hurt or hit by any balloons!!!!  ALL of this was done with the boats attention and all but one boat enjoyed it!!!


  1. AnonymousJuly 07, 2010

    That's awful. I would be very upset if I got hit by a water balloon. Whatever the grumpy old man was saying to y'all, you probably deserved it. You might think that they are soft, but getting hit by one could seriously injure someone. I hope you are ready to take responsibility for hitting a grumpy old person and knocking them to the floor or giving them a blow to the head or face.

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    Seriously injured by a hand thrown water ballooon....ummm, I don't think so.

  3. seriously, who gets mad about getting wet ON A LAKE? probably anonymous...

  4. LOL - I can see you running to the end of the dock. I think that is fun and most people enjoy interacting with other people on the lake.... getting hit with a water balloon is nothing!!!! Obviously that person never had a brother growing up - ha!

    Looks like you all had a great time!


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