Monday, June 23, 2014

Backyard Ocean Backyard Oasis

You know how I know it's summer?  When I sweep the kitchen floor, some of my dirt pile gets up and walks away.  Ants.  Ants mean summer.

You know what else means summer?  Eating dinner on the deck and hoping for a giant rainstorm to blow in and clean up all the evidence before we get more ants.  Especially when SOMEONE keeps spilling his lemonade (cough cough HARRISON cough cough).
AND IT WORKED, by the way. Huge rain storm that cleaned the deck and rained out baseball practice which sent us all to Orange Leaf which I did not eat because I am trying a no carbs but wine diet, which I will, of course, tell you all about.

But TONIGHT, I want to discuss a third sign of summer:  our Backyard Ocean backyard oasis.  When Backyard Ocean emailed me to see if I would like some awesome backyard inflatables in exchange for a blog post review, I wasted no time saying YES, PLEASE.

You know we love to swim.  Ever since I was a little girl, summer is a pool membership at a country club and a lot of time to lie on a chaise.  The kids love this, too, don't get me wrong, but there is a special kind of fun that comes from filling a pool with ice cold hose water and horsing around until you're pruney.

And somebody needs to explain this to Dorothy, because she could not handle the ice cold hose water.
But I predict she'll be lovin it by tomorrow-- the girl is part fish.

The boys?  COULD NOT HAVE LOVED the 3-D pool and 3-D goggles, the ride on whale, or the basketball/volleyball/water polo set more.

Jack was literally jumping for joy:

I love any product that will entertain all 4 of my kids at once, and they all loved ALL of these toys.  Even Dorothy stuck her head in the pool and drank the water like she was a puppy.  Which?  SHE SORT OF IS.

SO FUN, you guys!

This post was sponsored by Backyard Ocean who provided the awesome toys. The opinions are our own.


  1. You're getting sponsored?! Teach me your ways....... PS: I want that pool for myself.

  2. Awesome! We love our backyard pool. Seriously revolutionized summer around here since even I can stand to be outside in the crazy heat if I can dip on the pool occasionally. Congrats on the sponsored post!

  3. I think Cooper looks like your dad. Not that I've ever seen pictures of your dad at age 2, but they have the same smile. :)

    Yay for a sponsored post!!! My kiddos would love those inflatables, too! I like how it's not too big. I have tossed around the idea of getting an inflatable pool for a while now, but it'd mean going to the store and I kinda hate shopping. :)

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  5. Anonymous2:39 AM

    They needs to come sit on my lap, I want to fondle them so bad. I would love to rub my COCK in-between their tight little ASSCHEEKS.

  6. Anonymous10:38 PM