Friday, April 29, 2011

Splashing fun @ home

Inflatable swimming pool with a slide
Rewind back to 6 years ago, hubby and I bought this set of inflatable swimming pool for our nephew's First Birthday. Little do we expect that our own kids are now playing with it ! For the past 6 years, this pool was only used for once and had been kept in the store room ever since. Everyone forgotten about it until recently. 

From this picture, I realized how THIN my boy is. 
Last weekends, the kids' cousin came over and the adults diligently set up this inflatable swimming pool for them to have fun. If you do noticed the above picture, it was dark. We only set up the pool after work (around 6pm) and to pump in the air is not an easy job at all !

XJ with her signature post (stuck tongue out)
However, seeing them enjoying every seconds, worth all the hard work ! At first, we used a mini pump to fill up the inflatable pool, but that took us like forever. MIL then suggested to use her multi-functional vacuum cleaner to pump in the air. It was so easy and we don't even need to use our mighty strength.  

Happy faces in the pool 
The next day, the kids had fun in the pool again after breakfast. It was such a hot morning and I even had the urged to jump into the pool with them. But I did not because I would feel embarrassed if the neighbor spotted me ! haha

YX enjoying splashing under the hot sun
We will be doing that again soon and time to collect the rain water. Maybe I should enroll my kids for swimming lessons since they both love water so much !

41 comments:

  1. swimming is a good exercise...playing with water pun jadik lar...:0)
    I can't wait till Carol turn 2 before purchase something like this to play :P

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  2. So happy seeing the kids playing with water! :)

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  3. you know what?? this was something that i wanted so so so much when i was a kid, but till now i don't even have that haha!! kids nowadays are so lucky, seems like they have everything..

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  4. Play in pool & swimming is good activity. It sure can let our kids built stronger immune system. After get use to soak in water maybe they were not so easily get cold or cough. haha I do wish my kids not so "tauhu" too.

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  5. Looks so fun!
    Got inflatable pool for adult like me?? akakaka :D
    -Hayley-

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  6. that is so fun!! don't even need to go to paid water play outside ya...:)

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  7. This water play is so much fun. This is the best games on hot weather.

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  8. Have to put lots of water....water bill goes up....LOL!

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  9. Hehe, this is so cool! But I reckon the rain water is kind of acidic, better use treated tap water!:)

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  10. My girl always pester me to buy this type of inflatable pool....but i know we will not be taking out to play often...ahahhah

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  11. I like d pictures.
    Yeah..with this scorching heat and crazy weather..kids would definitely have a swell time playing with water. And I guess there would be no problem getting to stop playing.
    It is a good idea to enrol YX for swimming lessons at his age. Ryan just started swimming lessons this month and he is really enjoying it.

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  12. I've wanted to enroll YX but hubby think he is not ready yet. ;(

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  13. It is true....... to pump in the air, to fill up with water, to keep them away after play.....so much of hassle. haha.... Definitely cannot play every weekends. Only when the adults have the mood to do so. haha

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  14. ya....but happened to have a few big pails of rain water.

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  15. we collected natural water aka rain water. haha...... acidic but the kids only gets to play once in a blue moon.

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  16. ya....even I wish to dip myself in that day. haha....but paiseh.

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  17. can have fun at the comfort of own home ya. But the hassle to pump in the air and keep it after play would make us, adults feel so lazy.

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  18. especially to the kids ;)

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  19. haha.....it is big enough for adults too but am afraid the neighbor would spot me. so paiseh to join the kids.

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  20. u believe so? I've plan to let both kids learn swimming but hubby thinks the time is not right yet.

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  21. yeah...me too ! my parents never buy such things for us. Glad that my kids have the opportunity to have what I've always wanted. hahaha.....

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  22. Indeed very happy for me. I would look at the picture again and again with a big smile on my face. haha

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  23. ohh....then you and hubby must be rajin to pump in the air and keep the things later. haha....quite a lot of work thou...

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  24. Wah, very "song" ar! This looks even more fun than the swimming pool in our condo haha :p

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  25. Looks fun to get wet and dip in the pool~
    My girl has been pestering me to get her a swimming pool from Tesco, too. Unfortunately it falls on deaf ears :p

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  26. wa...syok lo....home made pool with slide some more!

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  27. Wow these kids are having a good splashing fun at home! :)

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  28. Feel wanna join the kids for splashing :-)

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  29. Nice pool... and yes, it's always great to see smiles on our children face!!

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  30. wow...it looks so much fun there....what a nice water pool...the kids looked so happy...

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  31. Both my kids love water......

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  32. When they are happy, we are also happy ;)

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  33. haha...me too...on such a hot hot day.

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  34. But to set up the pool took us quite some time. Only when the adults have the mood, the kids only gets to play. haha

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  35. haha....make her wish comes true on her Birthday perhaps?

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  36. hahaah.......it is just a small pool . How to compare with your BIG pool in your condo. haha....as long as got water to play, the kids are very contented.

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  37. wow....syiokkkk....where can i get it....dreams of it for my kids.. ^-^

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