Friday, September 26, 2008

Surfing. . . Arizona Style

To water our lawn here we irrigate, which basically means that we flood our lawn. The water is sent through pipes(only certain parts of the city have these irrigation pipes) and when it's your turn you open up your valve. The kids think it's great when I'm a nice mom and let them play in the water. Some of my friends might be grossed out by the fact that I let them play in it, but hey they're washable right!? Actually, this reminds me of Hawaii when it would rain for days and everything would flood. School would get canceled and the football field would turn into the pool and the guys would all head out to the field for some mud football. We loved it!
It's even more fun when Dave's brings out his Windsurf boards and the kids can surf in the back yard! Not to shabby for land locked Hawaiians!



The kids had a blast and can't wait til we irrigate again!
P.S Sorry the photos are fuzzy and dark-arrgggh! I'm not loving my camera too much right now!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

My kids love it too. It looks like they were having a blast. I hope Kawika is feeling better.

Malie said...

Looks like something my kids would have a blast doing!

Crystal said...

What a good idea! We really miss the irrigation, bugs and all. I let my kids play in it all the time, so don't worry. Are you able to irrigate your front lawn?

Kahanu said...

Crystal
We haven't irrigated our front lawn yet because we still have rocks on the side of the house. We do have sprinklers in the front so it's not a big rush.

lia said...

Oh it looks so fun. Excellent surfing stance! I hop I get to be there when you get to irrigate sometime and play with you guys.

kei'sblog said...

You know it's something that your kids will always remember - just like when it floods in Laie. Good ol' times!

Daily Drama Mama said...

How fun. Plus if your kids are like mine you might as well let them enjoy the water because honestly if there is a puddle within a mile they will be in it any way.

Kahilau said...

So FUN! It's one of those things that they will laugh about for years to come. Kind of how we laugh about the floods, mud football, shaving cream fights... all good times!

Kirk and Aly said...

Do they want to borrow Kirk's skimboard? That's also fun in the irrigation! What fun! Your kids look like they're having so much fun!

Aubrey Jane said...

So jealous are we! Being in Utah, we are in the same predicament and look for any opportunity t do something like this BUT nothing has presented itself just yet. Maybe soon...

sweetandsimplethingsblog said...

You are such a fabulous fun-loving mom!
We miss you guys!

RonnaLee said...

I used to love to play in my friend's yard when they flooded it. The pictures are still great. love you!