Weekly Winners and Hunter Street Water Fights – April 26 – May 2, 2009

May 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm 15 comments

A few weeks ago, my nine year old neighbor Tyrek said to me, “People say this is a poor area, but it’s not. We have nice places to eat and things to do. It’s not poor.”

I’m prone to agree with him. Hunter Street may not be Elizabeth City’s most affluent neighborhood, but we are rich in community and experiences. Every day there are people outside and children playing. Even on rainy days, the kids are out riding bikes making giant splashes in the puddles. And this week, it was quite hot. Did the neighborhood kids retreat inside to watch TV and play video games? Nope– they had giant water fights in the streets.

Out of all the neighborhoods I have lived in during my adult life, Hunter Street is my favorite. This week’s Weekly Winners share a glimpse of why.

Hunter Street Water Fight - Khalif and Khaliya Getting Ready
Khalif and his sister, Khaliya, get ready

Hunter Street Water Fight - Filling Up
Filling up in our backyard

Hunter Street Water Fight - Determined Jacal Gets Khalif
David vs. Goliath (aka Jacal takes on Khalif while Tykee approaches)

Hunter Street Water Fight - Dada Gets Khaliya
Khaliya is hit by Dada, Khalif and Jacal in the background

Hunter Street Water Fight - Qualik Attacked by Jacal
Qualik is hit by Jacal

This last one is blurry. But I just love little Tykee’s face as he comes after ME!

Hunter Street Water Fight - Khaliya, Tykee Coming After Me
Tykee comes after me, Khaliya in the background

Before the water fight last Sunday, I was getting sleepy and unmotivated. After the water fight, I was completely soaked…and completely invigorated. It set me up for a very productive evening.

So if you are feeling sluggish, I suggest a good ole water fight.

More pictures of the Hunter Street Water Fights can be found on my Flickr site. Also, be sure to check out more of Weekly Winners out at Sarcastic Mom!

Entry filed under: Elizabeth City, Neighborhood Kids, Weekly Winners.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  May 3, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Definitely rich in community!

    Lucky you. 🙂

  • 2. photomommy  |  May 3, 2009 at 8:38 am

    That’s looks like it was a lot of fun!

  • 3. Half-Past Kissin' Time  |  May 3, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Proof that life is what you make of it! I’m not a fan of participating in water fights, but I do love to be the photographer 🙂 You got some great shots!

  • 4. Secret Mom Thoughts  |  May 3, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Looks like a lot of fun. Nice shots too.

  • 5. tiff  |  May 3, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I love these! So unique.
    Looks like heaps of fun.

  • 6. Tara R.  |  May 3, 2009 at 9:16 am

    That looks like so much fun! That is what a community should be all about. Thanks for sharing.

  • 7. hip chick  |  May 3, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Oh we used to do this too. It’s so much fun to watch them! Now, my kids are older and all the neighborhood kids have grown up so we don’t do this anymore. Your photo’s brought back great memories.

  • 8. Veggie Mom  |  May 3, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    WOW! I ESPECIALLY love the shot with the red pickup in the background. Everyone looks like they’re having so much fun…no wonder you love Hunter Street so much!

  • 9. merrymishaps  |  May 3, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    These are great. Love ‘David vs. Goliath!’

  • 10. geekhiker  |  May 3, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I think we should settle more conflicts with water-balloon flights…

  • 11. Smoochiefrog  |  May 3, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Water fights are the best!

  • 12. Christina | AmiExpat  |  May 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Great photos! I love the David and Goliath one best.

  • 13. Recycling Food Lion Bags « TGAW  |  May 6, 2009 at 8:24 am

    […] the headgear choices for ALL of Hunter Street, now can he? Last Saturday during our latest Hunter Street water fight, my neighbor Khaliya and her friend, forged their own sense of […]

  • 14. tgaw  |  May 7, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Thanks all! I look forward to see what activities the neighborhood gets when summer gets here!

  • 15. quasha walker  |  May 22, 2009 at 8:19 am

    I really like what theses kids doing n cant wait until this summer to see what they have plan n the tall skinny gurl is the sexy girl up there the one with the bag on her head n tall


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