Saturday, May 28, 2011

memorial weekend 2011: day 4

saturday, we drove over to point mallard in decatur for their annual hot air balloon jubilee classic. we arrived around 5:45pm since the balloons were scheduled to be inflated and in flight from 6:00 to 7:30pm. i was worried that we were running late, but luckily they were too. the weather seemed to be perfect for the occasion since it wasn't rainy and windy like it was last year. that said, there were a total of 19 balloons that we counted and a better crowd that we remembered. we packed a blanket and some snacks for a picnic as we listened to the live band that played nearby. we waited as the hot air balloons were being filled one by one. abby and lyla danced and played with cousin carson and then walked a little closer so that they could touch one as it was going up. sweet baby jem-jem also enjoyed laying down, wiggling, and watching the big balloons in the sky. we stayed for a couple of hours before it got dark. all in all, it was a great night spent with family making memories we'll never forget. until next year!