Saturday, July 05, 2008

NEIGHBORHOOD BALLOON WARS


As part of the neighborhood Fourth of July block Party - Water Balloon Wars was played.
Its hard to see, but the two dads are holding a rubber sling-shot device and the boy in blue has just pulled the sling-shot back (filled with a water balloon) and let go. The balloon was propelled down the street to another group of kids and their parents. Each tried to catch the water filled balloon but I'm sure you know what happened......splat......!!
Don't you love the anticipation as the kids watch their friends get wet?
You can also see that most of the kids are holding their ammunition, ready for their next turn.
Enlarge the picture to see the action and its easier to see the sling-shot drawn very taut.
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20 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh this does look like loads of fun!!
And I do see that anticipation in their faces! Great shot!!

CG said...

That looks like so much fun for a hot day!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

What fun!!! I want to do this on my street! I'd love to get the man across the road with a water ballon!!!!

Beverly said...

That looks like so much fun! How neat to see the neighborhood playing together.

That sort of reminds me of the egg tosses we used to do.

Denise said...

I just love the anticipation bit! LOL!

Bear Naked said...

The kids look so cute.
A N T I C I P A T I O N !!!!

Bear

imac said...

A lot of wet happy peeps.

MedaM said...

This is really very fun and interesting and exciting not only for children but for adults as well!

Still said...

Ihope you have had fun for the Independance Day. You've captured a nice moment.ice moment .

Isadora said...

Not only is it festive, but a great way to get to know your neighbors. Thanks for the photo.

Olivier said...

les adultes sont restes de grands enfants et heureusement. voila une bonne activité entre voisins. c'est amusant.

adults are remnants of older children and happily. this is a good activity between neighbours. it's fun.

Jan said...

I just found your blog an hour or so ago. I am so excited to see the Pedro Point Firehouse photo you have on it. Is there any way I may contact you privately to visit about it? My Uncle Bob was the Fire Chief of the Pedro Point volunteer fire dept., and my Dad was one of the volunteers. I would really love to be able to visit with you. Thanks!

AphotoAday said...

Looks like great fun...   Perhaps a bit over-organized, but great fun never-the-less...

Jerry in Tampa said...

GREAT capture!!! Looks like a grand time was had by all!
Did everyone get wet?

Cheers ;-))

Jerry in Tampa

imac said...

Many thanks for your kind comments on my Bridge story.

Salty said...

Wow.......What great fun! Even at my age I could get involved in this!!! Checking back through your last few post I was impressed with the shot you captured at the flea market, exceptional photography!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love stuff like that! :)

ruth said...

That's hilarious, must be fun to see the splat! Good action shot. I bet it was hot too!

joan said...

We used to have one of those comtraptions when the kids were little. They thought it was so much fun. Looks like a good time.

JAM said...

I have been both the thrower and victim of many water balloons as a boy. Loved it!