Friday, July 11, 2008

The Bouncing Bottoms

Chloe's birthday party is this Saturday and we were contemplating renting a bounce house for all the toddlers that will be coming. The few places that actually list the price online ran about $150 for 4 hours. We looked at a few websites to see how much buying a residential one would cost and we came across Bounce Houses Now. Wow, they have a variety of bounce houses! We found the Island Hopper for $199 (the blower, shipping, and taxes included) and we'd receive it the next day! They just happen to be based in San Francisco.
It arrived at 6pm and took Eric only several minutes to open up. Lets just say Etta was more than excited to jump. She loves bounce houses! Eric found a small cut on the jumping area; small enough to not make a huge difference but we figured it would only get worse. I emailed Bounce Houses Now and they forwarded my email to the manufacture (Island Hopper). They called me immediately and said they would send me a new one and I'd get it in 24 hours and that UPS would pick up the other one. Sure enough we had another one 24 hours later and in perfect condition.
Now all we need is to rent a generator and we'll have a bounce house for Chloe's party at the park down the street. It should be fun!
Etta and Chloe in the bounce house for the first time
Chloe sits and bounces on her bum

Thoughtful Chloe
The standard intense Chloe


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Etta getting some air
Chloe trying to stay upright
Etta loving her new toy
Not as much fun by herself, Chloe needs to get bigger now!
If you are in the market for a bounce house I recommend Island Hopper for their great service. Wish I had that kind of service with several other companies. More on that in a later post.
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5 comments:

Laura said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHLOE!!! Wish we could be there to celebrate her first birthday with you all.

Debbie'sDailyDose said...

Wow, looks like so much fun! Who knew you could get a bouncy for a decent price. Thanks for letting us know about all the good deals you find.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!! Eat lots of cake!!

Jen said...

That is so awesome! Cool pictures too. I wish the weather was a little cooler here in June so I could do that for Jade's birthday. She'd love it!

Happy Birthday Chloe!

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