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water balloon baseball {summatime fun}

This super fun water balloon baseball game is part of a post sponsored by Fruit Shoot.

Have I mentioned how hot it is here?  Yes, in almost every recent post because it is SO HOT HERE!! This is the trade off for three perfect paradisaical seasons in the desert… a horridly hot summer.  Needless to say, we consume an awful lot of beverages.  I’m always looking for yummy, high fructose-free, portable drinks for the kids and Fruit Shoot is a house favorite!  No added sugar, just natural flavors in a convenient bottle with a new spill-proof cap.

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Another crowd pleaser is backyard water games, water balloons being at the top of our list, so when I was asked to come up with a fun game involving Fruit Shoot bottles and a “ball” you know where my mind went first!  Water balloons are balls, right?  Close enough!

in_the_know_mom water balloon baseball Fill up your water balloons… and I do mean water balloons, not regular balloons… although if you fill up a regular balloon really full, it will certainly pop.  I do this outside now, after an incident in my kitchen that left me with a flooded over floor.  A little tip from me to you…

water balloon baseball in_the_know_momOnce you are loaded up on water balloons, grab your bat.  This time we’re killing two birds with one stone… drinking Fruit Shoot and using the bottles as our bat.  Hydration + fun.

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in_the_know_mom water balloon baseballWhat game can you come up with using Fruit Shoot and ball? There is an awesome competition going on now –>  The ‘Have a Ball Stunt Hunt’ competition.

1. Visit the contest homepage to upload a video of your kids showing off their best tricks, stunts, and super-cool abilities with a Fruit Shoot bottle and any ball. To qualify, please make sure your video is under 30 seconds. Check out the stunt video we have already souped-up for inspiration!

2. Share your video with friends and family and encourage them to vote for your video.

3. Every week, a winning video is chosen and given the full-on Hollywood special effects treatment, and released on the contest homepage for the world to see!

Good luck!

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  1. August 8, 2014 at 5:41 am — Reply

    what great photos and video=she’s a good sport!! this looks like so much fun! thanks for sharing

  2. August 8, 2014 at 6:45 am — Reply

    this looks like such fun~ I love your pictures, and the video, such fun!

  3. August 8, 2014 at 7:18 am — Reply

    Oh now! she is such a good sport! Sounds like a nice beverage to drink and protect yourself with!

  4. Owen's Mom
    August 8, 2014 at 7:57 am — Reply

    What a fun way to cool off on a hot day! Of course the initial hit is always a bit “shocking”, but water balloons are always good fun.

  5. August 8, 2014 at 8:17 am — Reply

    LOL that’s cute. Looks like she had a great time.

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