Sunday, November 20, 2011

AZ Balloon Festival

Today we took the girls to the Inaugural AZ Balloon Classic.

My girls love Hot Air Balloons so this was something I knew they were going to love. We arrived at 7am just as the National Anthem was beginning and we were able to see the balloons start inflating.

The kids were so excited!

Then before we knew it they were starting to take off.

One by one

Before we knew it the sky was full of them

And my children's eyes were filled with wonder and awe (they look SO alike here!)

There is just something about hot air balloons that brings out the kid in everyone and is magical (except my husband who was asking me if there is some hot air balloon cult following that he is not aware of, lol!) It was a great family day!

We bumped into our friend Alexa who was VERY excited as you can see :)

Ella was too! :)

We warmed up by the heat of this balloon that we were standing only feet from

And we watched this balloon take off right over our head. Literally!

Then Paulina called and told us one balloon was letting people get in for photo ops. We ran over and got in line and this was this was a big highlight for my girls!

Next we were off to find donuts and coffee, but where are they? Right over there pointed the monster, (hee hee)

Yummy donuts!!!

Next it was bounce house time!!

It was an amazing fun filled morning and I can't wait to go back next year.


  1. These pictures are fantastic Jill. I love how the girls outfits go with the balloon theme. Next year you have to come to NM for the biggest balloon festival in the world :)

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