Thursday, January 26, 2012

Glendale Glitters

On January 7th (yes that was a while ago) we went to the last night of Glendale Glitters. I'm so glad we went. I had been hearing about if for a while. They did different things each weekend since the beginning of December and I had always seen the lights at night when driving down Grand Ave so I'm glad we saw what it was all about. I think we picked a good night to go too. The night we went they had 16 hot air balloons.

It started at 4:00 and I think we got there at 4:20 because we knew Boone wouldn't last too long into the night. I'm glad we went that early though because after dinner it was PACKED with people. Like so packed it was impossible to get the stroller around. Luckily we ended up being right in front of one of the balloons that was about to be blown up so we got to see the whole process.

Here they are laying it out.

Here is the inside of a hot air balloon in case you were curious.

Kyle, Stacey, and Darci joined us for the excitement.

Front row seats!!

Darci sportin' her new hat!!!

It was kinda crazy because the hot air balloon we were under was shaped like a butterfly so they had difficulties blowing it up, plus I think they blew it up too close to another balloon. As so as they got it about 25% inflated it started to blow towards the other balloon and a crowd of people. People were screaming and men were running everywhere!! It was pretty exciting!!

Everytime the fire would burst out to fill it up Boonie would say, "WHOA!" We tried to get a picture in front of the balloon when the fire was blowing and lighting it up. So just imagine there is a balloon lit up behind us in this picture below. Oh yes, and also imagine that you can see Boone's face. He was playing peek a boo with Kyle the photographer.

Here is the crazy butterfly balloon that almost killed us all!!!


xantogal said...

How fun! I love watching hot air balloons being "blown up".

About us Everts... said...

That's awesome! I've been hot air ballooning and it was incredible. You all look adorable.