Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mama Loves: Balloons

Welcome to another week of Mama Loves! So glad that you've stopped by!

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Here's a few great things you should check out!
Our girls love balloons.

They only first saw/experienced a balloon for the first time at a birthday party.

Just look at our little Brynne's face! That's what I call a party!

If that isn't pure delight, I don't know what is.

When I was a little girl, my grandparents used to get us those punching balloons. You know. The ones that are attached to a rubber band. You hold the rubber band, and punch the balloon. 

So, I found some of those and bought them right up. They were stocking-stuffers for our girls.

Yeah. They love those punching balloons:

See? Brynne is making almost exactly the same face!

Hadley loves them too.

Here are some of the great things about punching balloons:
  • they are sturdy--it takes a lot to pop these
  • when the air gets low, you can untie them, and air them back up
  • the best part is that they are cheap--I got a set of two for $1.50
I do recommend supervision. Our girls don't play with these without supervision.

Lots of supervised fun for $1.50. Totally worth it!

Can't wait to see what you're loving!


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

My girls are a year older, and I think I'm feeling kinda negligent that they've never played with balloons! HA! I remember those punching balloons from when I was little, too. We'll have to check them out...thanks! :) :)

Sara said...

Great idea! Will definitely check those out, too!

Amanda said...

Glad I just discovered your blog! I will have to play along with Mama Loves next week. My twins love balloons too- especially ones that don't POP, so I will have to find some of those! You can follow me back at

Corinne Ritz said...

Growing up we always got these in our Easter Baskets! On Easter Sunday we would always end up in a 'punch balloon fight' - great for getting energy out after church:) Myself and my siblings have carried on that tradition and all our kids get punch balloons in their Easter Baskets! FUN!

Once Upon A Time said...

Those photos are awesome! Time to go buy some balloons... now that my duo is old enough not to try to sink their teeth into them. :)