Monday, June 29, 2009

Balloon Fest 2009

We had another busy weekend. Keith always seems to be busy. Poor guy. He is still trying to get the camper in order. I really hope it is ready soon. I would love to use it this summer. He is doing an outstanding job on it. I can't wait to see the finished product!
While Keith worked on the camper, the girls and I went to a birthday party for cousin Kristian on Sunday. His actual birthday is the 4th of July but yesterday was a great day for celebrating! We had a beautiful, yet windy, day at Clover Beach in Linden. I can't believe he is 3! I can't believe Lauren will be 3 and my baby will be 2! Time is flying!
Saturday, evening we heading down to the Balloon Fest in Howell. I love the Howell area and it was a beautiful setting to watch all those hot air balloons. We got there just in time to watch them all launching and then we found a fantastic place to enjoy the picnic we brought. We did a little browsing of all the arts and crafts being careful to stay away from the carnival and then found a great place to watch the balloon glow. It is against the law to fly a balloon after dusk but many of the balloons gathered on the launch field to fire up/light up their balloons for a spectacular display. We danced, people watched and had a blast! The last event of the night was the sky divers! They had adorned their jumpsuits with glow sticks so that we could see them. It was pretty cool. The girls were unbelievably tired. We didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. I have never done that to them before but they did alright! We will definitely be going back next year!

sky diver
balloon glow
Daddy and Lauren
Daddy and Lilly
balloon glow
The girls dancing and dancing.
Mama and the girls. I should mention that Lauren was very appropriately dressed. Her shirt has hot air balloons on it!
Lauren danced everywhere. Here she is dancing on top of the stroller.
Still rockin!
more balloons

A not so great pic of Keith doing what he does best. This beautiful new camaro was on display from Champion Auto. The Champion Auto guys were there but I'm pretty sure Keith knew more about the car then they did. Here Keith is explaining the car to a small crowd. He can't help himself. He is so good!

Someone drove their new camaro to the event. I took this picture for you, Mom.
Daddy and his girls
Aren't they cute? They had so much fun running around the school while Keith and I ate.

Our picnic was just outside one of the schools. We were pretty much all alone. It was a nice place to get away from the crowd. The girls ate a little and then ran and ran and ran.
An old firetruck that was left over from the car show earlier.
A balloon from earlier in the evening.

This was one of my favorite balloons.

People went nuts over this one.
It was really a beautiful display. I didn't capture it well. It was so much better in person.

Some other pictures from home.

Lauren sporting her little pigtail!
The most adorable picture of Grammy and Lilly.

1 comment:

Aunt Angela said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. The girls are getting so big!!