Saturday, August 15, 2009

Illinois River Balloon Festival!

Last weekend we tried to go to a hot air balloon festival that didnt work out so well!! This weekend, we tried again! We headed to Talequah to check out another fest. Josh had to work, and Ethan went on a campout, so it was me and the 2 little dudes! We took a picnic dinner and ate out on the field, waiting for the balloons to arrive! After finishing dinner, we did some carnival rides, one not working out so well....after it got started, and went upside down, Micah was not thrilled. I just caught a glimpse of his terrified face screaming, and knew he was mortified. Let me tell you...that is a terrible, hopeless feeling!! He literally FLEW into my arms as he got was awful! Right after that we got some snocones to cheer us up, and laid out our blanket, and here came the balloons!! He cheered right up!! It was so cool to see! The just kept coming up over the horizon...the kids' favorite was one called "Skyscraper". It flew right over our heads. After they landed, and it was dusk, they all set up right in front of us and inflated. I gotta tell you, it was amazing. If you've ever been interested in hot air balloons, you got to go find one of these festivals!! You can get up close and personal with the balloons. They did their "glow", then rolled back up! Micah and Clayton told me it was one of the best days of their life! Awesome! IT was all capped off with fireworks at the end. Truly amazing.