Thursday, September 4, 2008

Labor Day

We woke up extra early on Labor Day this year to check out the hot air balloon festival at Memorial Park. What a blast! It was well worth the sleepy eyes that hit far to early in the afternoon. After, the balloon festival we headed up to the mountains with our good friends the Johnsons to let the kids (and Dads) go crazy on the quads. We found a perfect spot just past Woodland Park that was shaded by some pine trees but open enough for the kids to ride around. It was a fabulously exhausting Labor Day!






Jake was just cracking us up! Kent kept taking him for rides on this little 50 and then when it was someone elses turn for a ride he would get off and head over to the Johnson's 50 that has training wheels. He climbed on and would seriously stand up and try to kick start it. Then he would sit down and try to push it forward while revving the handle and say, "vroom vroom". He couldn't figure out why is wasn't going anywhere. He wanted so badly to get out there on his own. He would have if he could have kick started it! I am a little frightened for what the future holds!!

The Johnson's borrowed this 4wheel drive thing called a Rhino from a friend. It was so much fun and we loved that we could strap in a car seat. Kent and Warren were kids again seeing how much air they could catch off the jumps (without the babies in the passenger seat of course!)

6 comments:

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

WOW! So much fun!!! Now... if the Allen's would have come to spend the weekend... Ü
We will have to plan on that one for sure next year. I really want to run that 1/2 marathon WITH you jen... Ü

Berly said...

Those boys cracked me up. They loved it!!! It was such a nice day.

Joyana said...

how fun! I'm glad you guys had such a great time - that 4 wheeler looks amazing

Carrie said...

Jake! You look way too old right now. STOP GROWING!!!!

Rachel said...

I've heard that the Hot Air Balloons are really awesome to see! We'll have to check it out next year. What fun!

The Flemings: said...

I love the balloon classic. We haven't gone in a couple of years. Looks like you guys had a great day!