Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Cool Gift

If you're looking for a totally cool housewarming gift for the person who likes gadgets, you might want to get them one of these remote controlled coolers. Lyn's friend Mike brought her one this past weekend and we all thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

The idea is that you fill the cooler up with ice and your canned beverages of choice, load the batteries in the remote and presto, cold drinks are only the touch of a button away.

Although I have to tell you, as much as we adults enjoyed playing with this new toy, it was an even bigger hit with the under 10 crowd. We drove the cooler down the street to the condo party and the kids couldn't get enough of it.

I've edited out faces in most of these photos (except for Pyjama Boy, whose face is turned away from the camera) to protect the identity of these children as I don't have their parents' permission to post their pictures online but hopefully you can still tell how much they were enjoying themselves. Mike made the mistake of telling them there were bottles of water at the bottom of the cooler, which there were but they were frozen solid, meant to be more like freezer packs than drinking water. The kids were so disappointed, both Lyn and Mike made quick trips back to the condo for water bottles and juice boxes! (Note to self: never try to kid a kid!)

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