Step in for Day 4 of 5: Summer Block Party! *Review & Giveaway w/ One Step Ahead!*

Mommy Goggles

Today is day FOUR of a fun our Gear up for Summer Block Party that I have going on with 9 other fabulous bloggers.

Today, we have two more fabulous bloggers and some more great Summer prizes that are being given away! Moi included 😉 One of which is Victoria, over at Life Starring Ellie and Eve where she is giving away a fun  Water Rush Quarry from Step2,

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for two more awesome bloggers and two more amazing giveaways!



What is a better way to jump in to summer, than to get wet in the fabulous Sun Smarties Pop-Up Pool from One Step Ahead? Our weather has been wacky and we are just now able to get outside, soak up the sun and let the kids enjoy time in their Sun Smarties Pop-Up Pool. Kambry is 19 months old and Tucker is 3 ½.


We’ll give you four great reasons to love this kids’ swimming pool!

  1. It features a UPF 50+ canopy that you can reposition to follow the sun, keeping kids safely shaded all day.
  2. It pops up instantly right out of the box; no setup required.
  3. Because it’s self-standing, it can double as a ball pit — an incredible feature and even more incredible value! (100 Extra Balls sold separately, shown here with 500 balls).
  4. Unlike others, it’s rugged and puncture-resistant for longevity. Stay-clean cover and storage bag included. 57″ diameter x 15″H.For ages 3 and up. Exclusively Ours!

I looked around for a while locally, but the hard plastic pools just didn’t appeal to me at all. What I wanted was something lightweight, portable, big enough for the kids to play and have fun in, nothing too small and something that was nice on the pocketbook.



We have a nice size yard and with the Sun Smarties Pop-Up Pool, it is the perfect addition to it. I love how the set up process was to get the pool in place. I love how the pool feels and how durable it is, even with it being so lightweight. With all our traveling we have planned this summer, the fact that it folds up so small is perfect for packing and storing.


One more thing that I LOVE about the Sun Smarties Pop-Up Pool is that it doesn’t have to just be used as a swimming pool for the kids; it can also double as a fun ball pit! Oh, I can totally see myself in there playing. 😆


We will be getting some more pictures and videos today to add to this post since our weather is finally cooperating! Check back for those.

How would you like to win one of these fabulous Sun Smarties Pop-Up Pools from One Step Ahead?

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  • Contest ends on June 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm ; central time


  1. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  2. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Safe Rider Water Slide!

  3. Suanne Giddings says:

    The Naturally Playful Lookout Tree House would provide countless hours of fun! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  4. I HEART THE Kettrike Limited Edition Navigator:)MY GRANDSONS WOULD LOVE THIS POOL:)

  5. The Bouncer-Ball Pit Slide Combo :)

  6. Michelle H. says:

    I like the Sun Smarties Family Beach Cabana Tent.

  7. The Splash n Play Colossal Pool would be so fun in the Summer!

  8. Kelly G says:
  9. Kelly G says:

    My hubby would love this for our infant! I like this on the site, Soft Seat Baby Pool.

  10. I have your button on my blog.

  11. The Bouncer-Ball Pit Slide Combo looks super fun!

  12. the adjustable sun hats would be perfect for the summer

  13. Randy Bailey says:

    Safe Rider Water Slide

  14. Jennifer M says:

    My daughter would have a blast with the Bouncer Ball Pit Slide Combo.

  15. the li’l squirt baby pool!

  16. Molly Capel says:

    I would love to have the Stay-Put Adjustable Swim Shoes for my kids for our upcoming trip to the river.

  17. kathy pease says:


  18. kathy pease says:

    the Wonder Wheeler Deluxe
    $89.95 looks really nice :)

  19. The adjustable fabric arm floats

  20. One thing I love that brings back memories is the :
    Deluxe See Saw
    And I love :
    The flopper, how cute and different.
    Thanks for the contest =)

  21. The Bouncer-Ball Pit Slide Combo sounds like a lot of fun!

  22. I’m a subscriber

  23. The Jumbo Hopscotch Splash Mat looks awesome!

  24. Interactive Talking Road Signs
    Item #: 14676 is my favorite because what fun it wil be to have it outdoors (even indoors) when the kids are “bombing” around on their bicycles.

  25. The hopscotch splash mat!