Friday, September 24, 2010

Family Fun

Since becoming nearly complete shut-ins, family outings are challenging. No, they are nearly impossible. We always have to look for ways to take the family out to experience the world, yet be safe from illnesses around us.

This past weekend presented us with one of those rare opportunities where getting out and keeping safe were both possible. ClovisFest begins their days with a hot air balloon launch early each morning. So Sunday morning, we gathered up the kids at 5:30 and headed up to Clovis to see the launch.

We watched the sunrise over the mountains as we drove up. Paige found that really fascinating. Here we are all bundled up waiting for the balloons to inflate.

It was fun to teach Paige how the balloons worked. She loved to see the fire go into the balloons.

Eli sat and watched quietly, yet completely engaged He was fascinated with the balloons.

We had a great time watching the balloons! Someday, I'd love to go for a ride in one.


Kimberly said...

How fun. My family used to do that every year when my sister and I were growing up. I'm not sure why we stopped. We all really enjoyed seeing all the different balloons. I told Tad about it, but since my family had not gone since I was little, I didn't even know if they still did it. So glad your family had a nice outing.