B learned to stack the little creamers.
Adirondack Balloon Festival.
|Our very first ADK Balloon Fest as newlyweds in 2008|
The weather forecast was looking unpromising for yesterday's launch, but when the skies cleared blue in the midday, we decided to give it a go.
Last year, B was just shy of 8 months old at the balloon festival. Although he delighted in seeing the balloons, he wasn't really engaged with what was going on. It was a memorable first balloon fest for us as parents. The line of cars to the airport c-r-e-p-t along, and B was still at a point where he HATED being in his car seat. He wailed and wailed until I got to the point where I felt like we were torturing the poor kid. We decided I would carry B and walk the rest of the way onto the airport grounds while Nich waited in that ridiculous line and parked. I think I walked over a mile with B that day, but the aching back was worth it! I remember sitting in the grass to nurse him, how the shrill siren of the fire engine startled him, how we ran into about a million people from church.
|He was so itty-bitty last year!|
|The first of the balloons to begin inflating|
|And here begins the excitement|
|This is about when he started yelling, "WAH-OOOOOO!" (wow) repeatedly and running all over the place in circles.|
|40th anniversary for the ADK Balloon Fest!|
|"YAY for balloons!"|
|They had a "petting zoo" of balloons with lots of different animal balloons, including a T-Rex.|
|And a Spider-Pig.|
|Happy family at the 2012 ADK Balloon Festival!|
What did you do this weekend?