Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 4th: Balloon Festival

Monday morning we woke up reaaaally early to go watch the hot air balloon launch. We did this once successfully in 2004 and less successfully in later years, so we arranged to meet the Isaaks down at the park. We knew if we were meeting them, we'd be too ashamed to sleep through it! It worked. Joss was a little surprised, but was wowed by the inflating balloons. And hey! There was fire!
Katie kept us entertained by predicting the soundtrack -- her average was as good as Paul the World Cup octopus. It is a real talent she has for remembering music; she did the same thing on the Rhine cruise and we were amazed at her accuracy. We wandered around straining our necks and feeling pretty buoyant ourselves.
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1 comment:

jenlinmin said...

Wow, for a second there I thought that gorgeous girl on the far left holding Joss was MA, then I realized it is Maddie! I never realized how much she looks like her mama. I love that you committed to plans with somebody else so you would make sure you actually go through with it. That is a strategy I frequently employ ;)