Sunday, September 21, 2008

Balloon Races

Saturday we met up with some friends and took Gabbie to the balloon races in Forest Park. Every year in September at the park there is a balloon glow on Friday night and the race is on Saturday. There are 60-70 hot air balloons which take off little by little with a goal to land closest to the Bunny balloon.

This was actually Gabbie's second year going. She had a lot of fun eating, playing, and watching the balloons. She was really so good. We stayed in one spot with chairs and a blanket and she played right on the blanket the whole time. I was nervous she would try to wander off, especially when we got there and the first announcement I heard was to look for a 3 year old boy who was lost! But surprisingly enough Gabbie was great and we had a really good time.

Now for pictures. The first two are from last year.

She had only been walking a few weeks when this was taken last year.

This year! I am amazed by the change. She is still my same baby girl but she is growing up.

She was so intense at times watching the balloons.

Playing with daddy

On daddy's shoulders watching the balloons.

Here is the bunny balloon which is Gabbie's favorite of course. Unfortunately this year it didn't fly. But they did inflate it so all of the kids got to see it.

Gabbie had such a good time. We left the house at 1 and didn't get home until 7:30. She was so good until after waiting in traffic for about 20 minutes when she decided she wanted to get out of her car seat and she wiggled her arms out. Daddy got in the back with her and buckled her in. We then promised McD's and she got better. Once she got her fries and milk she was just fine!


Amy said...

she is gorgeous, love the pigtails.

Bobbi said...

Love her hair.

Looks like a lot fun. Glad she did well. Reese would have been an animal.

Tera said...

What a cool event!! You are right...she is looking so grown up. Don't you love the beautiful new hair coming in around her face? Emma has the same pretty new growth...I love it! God bless.

P.S. Emma never would have stayed on that blanket...LOL... ;)

TNKerry said...

I love her intense expression. She is such a cutie. I know CICi would love watching those balloons. How fun!!

Robyn said...

She is beautiful!!


Rhonda said...

OH My goodness, she is growing up soooo fast! How does this happen!!! She is just as pretty as can be and love those pony tails!!! Love seeing all those balloons. Too cool.
Hugs, Rhonda

Gabriela Marie and Family said...

Great Pictures!! I remember the balloon races at Forest Park.. Looks like you had a fun day. Thanks for your prayers for Ella to come home. Hoping to get some good news very soon! Thanks for your prayers!
We really appreciate them!!

Michelle Smiles said...

Love the pigtails. Looks like a fun event!