Friday, June 13, 2008

Hot Air Balloons

We live in this cute little town called Springville aka Art City.  Every year they celebrate their exhistance with a week long party.  There is a carnival, art shows of all kinds, parades, pancake breakfasts, concerts and a hot air balloon shindig.  

This morning I woke Uly and Gar up and got them dressed and out the door with a juice cup and a bagel in record time.  We went to the Springville Jr. High School and watched a whole bunch of hot air balloons set up, inflate and ascend into the heavens.  It was so much fun.  We really had a good time watching those balloons float off into the blue. 

We even got to go on a little ride ourselves.

Above is a photo of the inside of the balloon we got to ride in.  It didn't turn out very well but you can kind of see the flames.

The very first photo is of our favorite balloon.  It is in the shape of a pink pig.  We love that one!

We're looking forward to the parade and carnival tomorrow!  I'm also hoping I can squeeze in an art show and maybe a concert tonight.


Rachel J. said...

Dude!!! you got to ride one! Awesome!

Rachael said...

How fun! That is so cool that you got to take a little ride! When we were little my Dad would wake us up on the 4th of July to see them in Provo. I plan to start that tradition with my kids as soon as they are old enough to appreciate it.

Trena said...

How fun! I love that your city does something like that. Also, I love seeing a picture of you with your boys. It seems as though you are never in any of them! :)

Kristina said...

it was so fun to hang with you guys during the fest! you didnt tell me that you got to ride in a balloon, fun!! p.s. i snagged the pic of my parents off your blog...hope you dont mind.

Katie said...

One of the many joys of living in a small town... love it!

Kazzy said...

I ran into you by starting at CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON MOTHER. When I saw Springville I had to say hi. I am also a Springvillan (as we call ourselves). Also, the hot air pig... we got the same exact shot! I love Art City Days! My hubby calls it Bedford Falls! Take care.