Sunday, October 10, 2010

Balloon Fiesta!

Over a year ago we planned a trip to Albuquerque with my parents to go to the Balloon Fiesta. When the time rolled around ... the flights were not looking so good. We were worried we wouldn't make it. But after a close watch, we decided to brave it {a day late} and give it a go. The kids were so excited and I was so glad when we made it on the flight. We didn't have to let the kids or my parents down.

We headed down to the ballon park the evening we got there for the Balloon Glow. Unfortunately, just as it was starting to get dark they had to take the balloons down because of a thunderstorm. So we didn't see much glowing ... but it was still so neat to see so many balloons up close. Later they had a fantastic firework show. It was the first firework show our kids have seen {other than in our driveway ... I know, we are so not cool. We usually make them go to bed long before the real shows begin!} and they LOVED it. If you ask Sophie about the Ballon Fiesta she will say, "We didn't get to see many balloons, but we sure had a great time at the firework show!" She really enjoyed them.

collin with the f-18 blow up

we lost sophie for a few minutes {totally gave me a heart attack} and found her here. She loves these photo ops!

i love, love, love this shot. i love how collin is the only one paying any attention to the camera.

right before they took them down.

The next day we took a trip to Santa Fe. On our drive we got to see this ...

... there were so many balloons. It was incredible. Definitely something worth seeing. I almost wished that we got up early to see the Dawn Patrol Show.

We had a good time in Santa Fe. We walked around the plaza, enjoyed the street vendors, visited the cathedrals, ate some mexican food, and look at every statue around. The kids really liked the statues, although I think their favorite parts of Santa Fe were the ice cream bars and our visit to the toy store.

cute kids! by this time ruby had lost it. she was soooOOoo tired.

It was a great little trip ... all except for the early flight home. Thanks Mom and Dad for the fantastic time. What great memories we made together!

1 comment:

Emily Rosell said...

Very cute pic of your family.
You made me miss nm. Fun post. Loved the pics from your trip to Colorado.