Kiddy Pool
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More from the Summer of Cousins as Anthony and I spend a month in Ohio at my folks' place....

Riding a Dolphin ( reminds me of a song by The Lonely Island that I would never admit to knowing ) -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 86 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Riding a Dolphin
( reminds me of a song by The Lonely Island that I would never admit to knowing )
Josh Loved the Sprinklers -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 140 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Josh Loved the Sprinklers
Frankly, Though, Less than Exciting for a Big Kid -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Frankly, Though, Less than Exciting for a Big Kid

My folks bought a kiddy pool in preparation for their six grandchildren all visiting for the first time, and after I blew it up and put water in, Anthony was less than impressed. Frankly, I was too, until I found out that this one was intended for the two sub-year-old grandchildren, and that a bigger pool awaited in a box nearby.

Blowing Up the Bigger Pool -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Blowing Up the Bigger Pool
Constructing a Sun Shade while a garden hose fills the pool -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 90 mm — 1/3200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Constructing a Sun Shade
while a garden hose fills the pool
Photo by Phyllis Friedl -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Phyllis Friedl
Canon PowerShot SD870 IS — 1/80 sec, f/8, ISO 80 — map & image datanearby photos
Photo by Phyllis Friedl
not so Heavy Construction with the pool filling in the background -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/2500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
not so
Heavy Construction
with the pool filling in the background
Tentative First Dips Anthony's posture says it all: it's cold! -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Tentative First Dips
Anthony's posture says it all: it's cold!
Luke Takes the Plunge 24-month-old Luke (his birthday is tomorrow) stumbled, and got an introduction to “sudden fully-body cold” -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 175 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Luke Takes the Plunge
24-month-old Luke (his birthday is tomorrow) stumbled, and got an introduction to “sudden fully-body cold”
He Didn't Care for It -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120 mm — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
He Didn't Care for It
Josh as a Plumber's Apprentice -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Josh as a Plumber's Apprentice

Four-year-old Grace enjoyed it right away....

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 160 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 155 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Installing the Accoutrements Anthony brings the blow-up slide -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Installing the Accoutrements
Anthony brings the blow-up slide

The blow-up slide was intended to be installed with its base under a foot of water, which means that it would displace almost four cubic feet of water, which means that it would displace about 250lbs of water, which means that even if I put all my weight on it, I wouldn't be able to get it fully submerged. The instructions were – and I quote in full – “Assemble the pool”, which doesn't indicate what I later figured out on my own: I should have tied down the slide before adding water. Still, I wonder whether the blow-up slide would have been able to withstand the pressure of a foot of water.

In any case, the blow-up slide couldn't withstand much at all because it had a manufacturing defect that left it with a leaky valve. But Grace was inventive and turned it upside down and rode it like a car, at least until it got too floppy.

Josh, then, considered the archway of sprinklers as a car wash...

Car Wash Open for Business -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Car Wash Open for Business
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
putting the floppy upside-down slide To Good Use -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
putting the floppy upside-down slide
To Good Use
Grace Snuggly Dry Photo by her mommy, Melissa Friedl -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Michael R. Friedl -- Michael R. Friedl
Canon PowerShot SX100 IS — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Grace Snuggly Dry
Photo by her mommy, Melissa Friedl

One comment so far...

Very cute! All kids are super cute and Anthony is a handsome boy. It was so moving to see the card he made for his mom. I am sure they both are missing each other. Enjoy your vacation!

— comment by Sonal, MN on August 8th, 2009 at 4:20am JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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