Curly Crafty Mom: Balloon Glow Fun

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Balloon Glow Fun

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What did we do this weekend? Well, on Friday we went to the Balloon Glow and had a fabulous time. This was the second time the kids got to ride on the Metro Link and see the balloon glow. Autumn doesn't remember going 2 years ago, but Nathan remembers bits and pieces. We got on the Metro Link at Shrewsberry and it is a one way stop, so we had a lot of time to get on and take photos, before it started on its way. Nathan was so excited to ride on the Metro Link again, you can tell how excited he is by this photo where Brian is getting our tickets. Boys and trains!!!


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Here are the kids in their seats... can you tell Autumn is a little nervous to ride on it?


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Me and my girl... can you tell us curly girls have some wild hair going on? It was a little humid outside, so our curls got a little wild! Oh well!!!


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It is a 15 minute walk from the Metro Link stop to Forest Park, so we hustled to get there since we knew we'd only have 2 hours before they took the balloons down for fireworks. The kids were awestruck by the balloons with their manu colors, shapes and sizes.


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We got super close to a few balloons so the kids could see the fire going up into them. I was worried about us all being a little cold that night, but it was nice and toasty by all of the balloons.


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Brian with the kids... I didn't bring my big camera, so all of these photos are from my iPhone with the flash turned off. I had to take photos while nearby balloons were lit up in order to get a nice photo of them that wasn't washed out. BTW, aren't Autumn's colored jeans adorable in kelly green?!! I want a pair!


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And, here I am with the kids... Autumn is a little cling on at times, she loves to hang on me!


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We walked around and looked at all of the balloons. Every so often a horn would sound and all of the balloons would light up at the same time.


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The kids really loved the popcorn and Energizer Bunny balloons. They also had a Lions Choice and Six Flags balloon that they loved...


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The food lines were REALLY crowded, so we decided to eat at Lions Choice on the way to the Metro Link to save time. We did bring a picnic blanket and got some lemonades and a funnel cake to eat, which was great as it gave the kids a little time to rest their legs before we walked back to the Metro Link. They kids also scored some light up gear, Nathan got a light up squid hat and Autumn got light up Minnie ears.


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They also scored an inflatable Dora and hot air balloon. Geesh! These kids are spoiled! ;) Brian and I got to enjoy some Blue Moon (I think that was the name) beer samples, we tried the apple cider and pumpkin spice ones. Yum!



I looked back in my archives to look at pictures from 2 years ago when I went to the balloon glow with Nathan, Autumn, my brother, SIL and Dad. I can't believe how little the kids are here... Autumn still has a BINKY!!! Here is the link from when we went two years ago if you want to take a peak.

I think we will definitely go again for the Balloon Glow, the kids really do enjoy it! We didn't stay for the fireworks, just because the kids were getting tired and we didn't want to be going back on the Metro Link when it is crazy full! I was also glad when Nathan's meet at Lutheran South was canceled for the next morning (too muddy!), it gave us a little time to sleep in. Saturday we just relaxed at home ALL day, it was great! No running around at all... sometimes I appreciate days at home. The kids helped me bake a caramel apple pie and I'll have the recipe up for that on the blog tomorrow. Sunday we went to church and I planted some Mums and worked on my Fall front porch some.  Hope your weekend was grand!
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