Monday, October 6, 2008

It'a a bird, it's a plane, it's a BALLOON!!

Balloon Fiesta has begun!! I love living in Albuquerque for only this week. No matter how many times I see the balloons, I am always in awe and amazement. I would go everyday to see them if I could. Friday morning a balloon was launching from Porter's school, so we got up a little earlier to see it. It's reall cool to see how the balloon is layed out, then blown up, then how they use the torch to heat the air to get it to stand up, then to heat up the air enough that it will take off. Amazing...

Rhett went to Salt Lake this weekend, so it was just the boys and I all weekend. Zach had his first soccer game on Saturday and he played great! It took him a minute to get warmed up, and then he was in there with the rest of the gang! Andrew is the best fan - he was cheering for Zach as much and as loud I was!
We had plans to hang out with our neighbors at the house Saturday night, but when Katie got handed a corporate parking pass to the balloon glow that night, we couldn't resist. We loaded up all the kids in our car and headed down to Balloon Fiesta Park. A Balloo Glow was scheduled for the night, but with the weather threatening rain, it was cancelled. We had a great time regardless - going through the kids' balloon tent where they were able to color their own wooden balloons and fix them with a light to make them "glow". We ate "carnival" food, junk food and the kids ran around on the grass. They had an amazing fireworks show. It was tons of fun. We are planning on going to the balloons Friday morning - I can't wait!

6 comments:

Katie said...

We had so much fun! Thanks for driving!

Jodi said...

What a great time. I still can't believe that I have never gotten to Alb. to see the balloons. I definitely hope to someday.

Ryan and Debra said...

That looks like so much fun!!! I would love to go to a balloon Fest!

Jared and Tanya's Family said...

I have always wanted to go there to see the balloons. Maybe some day I will be able too. How fun that you get to see them.

Mike Dawes said...

Watch out for the baloon festival's green chile borritos, they can be dangerous.

Angie said...

I have heard about that balloon festival, it looks like fun!! I just saw your sis Melissa the other day. She is way cute, I am glad to have her in the family!!
love ang