Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Fun

Last year about this time, Chris was getting ready to head to Italy for a month.  The day before he left we headed  to the local cider mill and enjoyed a morning together.  It was such a bittersweet day.  This weekend we went again because we love cider and doughnuts, but also to celebrate that Chris will be here for fall this year and that Evan is with us now!!

Every year there is a hot air balloon festival in our town.  This weekend was that event also.  Saturday evening we went out to the fair grounds to see the balloons.

They were flying over head as we arrived.

Alyssa was so excited to see "all of them."

She got a little freaked out when this one flew right over us.  The noise from the flame was startling to her.  (Forgive my bright orange T-shirt.  I was in the middle of painting when it was time to leave...)

This is the balloon that was right over our heads.

It was pretty sunny so Chris shared his sunglasses.  What a guy!

We had originally thought we'd stay to see the skydivers that were scheduled to jump later in the evening, but decided to head home.  It turned out that the skydiver crashed into the crowd.  Really glad we didn't witness that!

All in all a pretty fun weekend.  Alyssa topped it all off with a sleepover at Grandma's and Evan topped it off with bedtime at 7:15!!


  1. Yea for early bedtime! I'm hoping that we can go to the cider mill near our home as a family when we get back to TN.

  2. You painted in your World Vision shirt from N.Y.C.? *gasps* I'm so disappointed.

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend. YAY for family time.