Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hot Air Balloon Festival!! Warning: Lots of pictures ahead.

Last Saturday, Heath, Ella and I loaded up into Amanda, Curtis and Jackson's suburban (thank y'all for getting that by the way!) and headed to the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival! They have this every year and I always know about it and want to go to it, but for some reason we never have. So when Amanda mentioned a few weeks ago she wanted to go, I thought this is the year! It was such an incredible day!! We always have so much fun when we are with our sweet friends!!

On the way to the FUN! I think Jackson is wondering what in the world is wrong with Ella. How can you be upset when we're about to see HUGE balloons!

"Look Daddy...a BALLOON!!"

This was so cool! We made it in time to see the parachuters jump out of the plane and land just feet away from us. A couple of them had flags attached and they came down while a woman sang the National Anthem. It was really neat!

Corny Dogs...enough said! However, I didn't totally pig out because I'm saving all of that for our State Fair next month!

Let the hot air balloon show begin!! This was seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen. There were so many balloons. One right after another kept inflating and then taking off. It was a sight that I recommend everyone seeing.

My talented husband took a lot of these cool pictures!

Diva Girl! "No more pictures, please."

My favorite picture of the day!

Sweet Jackson and his daddy!

Me and Amanda!!! We had so much fun together!

Ella saying bye bye to the balloons.

Jackson raising the roof or giving some praise for the balloons!

Precious family!! Amanda, Curtis and Jackson!

This was such a neat part of the day. When it got dark they did this balloon glow thing. I can't remember what they called it. But they inflated all the balloons and then the emcee of the night counted down from 10 and at the same time all the balloons would light up! They did it several times. It was amazing!


Lindsee said...

Oh my. She IS a DIVA and she knows it. I can't get over that picture. It is precious.

And the shoulder picture. I mean, could life be any sweeter! I love it.

Glad y'all had a good time!


Amanda said...

The camera loves Ella! She is such a starlet in those little glasses. We had a blast and your new camera is amazing!

Heather said...

Great pics! Looks like a great time was had by all!

MamaCass said...

I love those dive pictures and the pink bow. I need a girl! I have been saying that alot lately.

The Preacher's Wife said...

Are you loving that new camera or what? I like the b/w pics...:)


Our Family of Five said...

Wow, those balloons are beautiful......and I love the sepia pictures! :)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

That picture of Ella in her stroller in the sunglasses is so darling! But my favorite is probably the one of her clapping on daddy's shoulders.

Promise Christian Academy said...

What fun and beauty!? I like the last picture the best... huge Japanese lanterns! Ha Ha!
Hilda Rebecca

Jessica said...

That sephora colored picture of your baby is to die for! How sweet!! You have such a fun family! : )

Abby said...

your pictures are awesome! saw some on amanda's blog as well! :) that one of your little one in the glasses is darling!! hope you're having a great weekend! :)

FordeFam said...

Such a fun outing!!! Love the one of Ella with her little glasses! Sooo cute!

Leigh Gray said...

incredible pictures - love it!! thanks for sharing!!! precious, just adorable!!