Thursday, July 28, 2005

Toys, Toys And More Toys!

Grandson with the water cannon-  Posted by Picasa

The grandson and his mama dropped by for a visit, so we decided to erect this pool he received from his auntie.
Dang, I wish they had stuff like this when I was little!

My siblings and I had a swingset, as well as a metal sandbox which became both hot in the summer, and the neighborhood cat depository most all the time.
This photo was taken seconds before the grandson took me up on my request to spray the camera so grandma can get that Nikon D-70 to replace the Olympus D-380 she's currently using!
Doggone it, my camera still works...


Blogger Squirl said...

Now, just how hard was it to get him to obey on that one? :-)

11:03 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I can see you guessed already that it wasn't hard at all!

11:07 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Oh good...start him on the path of destruction early...! Heh! It'll serve you right it that dammit camera works until 2020 now. He's sure a cute little tough guy!

And yeah, I've been meaning to ask someone where the hell were those great toys when I was a kid?!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I remember metal swingsets with metal slides, ouch!
The pool looks neat!

12:22 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Oh, I showed him the picture of your little eclectic fishing- and he thought it was himself!
It'll serve me right if I do get the D-70 and he sprays that to oblivion.
I think a lot of people are buying these cool toys for themselves, rather than their kids (and grandkids.)

I still remember how hot that metal slide would get... and how (periodically) we'd swing so hard the concrete holding the set down would lift out of the ground!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Romani Heart said...

I loved my sandbox, although it was wooden and under a big tree, so it didn't get as hot. I outgrew "home" swing sets pretty early. I was quite the round child (some things ya just never outgrow) and came darn close to flipping them over. I used to hate when I'd go down a hot slide in shorts and my big ol' chunky thighs would stick to it all the way down. Ma used to pour baby powder on the slide so I could go down easier.

2:41 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

romani heart-
Bless your Ma's heart!
My Maryland grandfather installed a tall lamppost out back so the swing had 20 foot long chains- and boy, could we swing high!
Scared the bejesus out of grandmother, especially when we'd jump off.

2:55 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Look at his cute little belly!!! He really is adorable SierraBella, you do know that right?

We never could have toys like that as kids because I would have probably tortured my little brother to no end with it.

Me: I promise, I won't squirt you...just come over here

Little Brother: I don't believe you...are you going to pin me down and spray me AGAIN?"

Me: No, seriously....I won't


Little Brother: *drip*drip*drip* I hate you

But I can't WAIT to buy these kinds of things we weren't allowed to have for my (soon to be born) niece. Then it'll be my Brother & SIL's problem if she and her brother "go at it" BUWAHAHAHAHAHA!

3:46 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

awwwww!!! I would definitely move to be closer to him! what a cutie!

d70.... me wanty!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh he is just adorable, I want a water cannon . . . I wish they had things like that when my kids were little.

Wondering if it is too early to start buying for my not yet conceived grandchild? :)

9:01 PM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

Smiling I miss my little ones..

7:17 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

How cute he is! When I was growing up we didn't have any kind of swing set (too dangerous according to my mom) or sandbox (too messy) or even any of those little plastic pools (waste of money because they break). My kids are spoiled, of course. They sure do have such great toys these days!

7:55 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

The little guy is always pulling up his shirt to have us look at his belly!
Oh boy... I used to torture my younger brother too! I hear you!

They grow so fast (you know that of course) that you don't want to miss a thing.
D-70... yes!

Just imagine all the even cooler stuff that'll be coming out in a couple more years!
To think that running through the sprinkler was a big treat...

I miss my kids, and grandson, when I'm not with them. Thank goodness communication has progressed so much.

rae ann-
I'm guessing you were a book and board-game kid?
Sometimes you just 'gotta' spoil the kids... especially if you get to play with the toys too!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Let me just say, I'm glad my brothers did not have a super soaker.

And I love your Ouija board mousepad! I haven't seen a Ouija board in so long, I don't know if I would be freaked out by it. But your mousepad is ultra cool.

10:16 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I really do love the mousepad! I think I bought it at Longs, of all places!

The water cannon in the picture is attached directly to the hose- can you imagine what damage your brothers would have done to you?

10:33 AM  

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