Thursday, August 11, 2011

Waterball Tournament Fun 2011

Rich's fire department decided to host a Waterball tournament during our town's annual festival this year. Although they didn't win, they had a lot of fun!

Rich's team is on the left and they're just starting their 2nd match.

This is a point where Rich's department was doing really well. (They are on the right now and have the ball over on the opposite team's side, which earns them points.)

The kids and I hung out in the bay quite a bit during the tournament, where it was a little cooler. Plus it was fun playing on the trucks. Here they are on the department's antique. :-)

After the tournament was over, an officer (the coach during the games), who used to play a lot of waterball in his time (20-25 years ago), asked the best guy of the winning team to play against him!! He did well, but couldn't beat the guy! :-)

Before that one-on-one match started, one firefighter thought it might be a good idea to get out the defibrillator....just in case! ;-)

They then turned down the pressure and let the kids play!

They're starting to get wet...

...okay, now they're drenched.

Blake had dropped out, but was all smiles...

...and even got up the courage to go back out with another firefighter.

Of course all that water being sprayed ends up pooling somewhere...and the kiddos found it!

Blake didn't think it was necessary to take his boots off, which ended up FULL of water.

It was really a fun day! We then spent the afternoon/evening visiting with Rich's brother who returned home that morning (from Afghanistan) and later that evening was the festival fireworks. We had the best view from Rich's aunt's place....right underneath them! Couldn't have been a much better day! :-)


Alexis AKA MOM said...

What fun!!! I love the kids got to enjoy in the fun! Now I can see why they went home just in undies .. hehe love it

Michele Williams said...

Oh that look like so much fun! I wish I could have done that! LOL You have a beautiful family. You are truly blessed.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Now that looks like a fun day. I bet the water felt really refreshing!

Alexia said...

FUN! The fire department here does a waterball tournament every year too! And ummm you guys have some pretty nice looking fireman over there...just sayin'! LOL

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