Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pretty, Pretty Balloons

st. louis balloon glow

One of St. Louis' yearly traditions in September is a Hot Air Balloon Glow on Friday night and a Balloon Race on Saturday afternoon.  This year we officially participated in the Balloon Glow, by picnicking in Forest Park with some friends, and we unofficially participated in watching the race on Saturday, by cruising around in the van with the kids watching for balloons racing through the sky. We plan on making this event a yearly tradition for our family during our time here. The kids loved it, we loved it and I think the whole experience deserves some recognition on our Christmas tree this year and for years to come.  

Christmas tree?  Yes, especially after I saw these ornaments; they seem like the perfect way to remember don't you think?


Since the cost of three ornaments (one per kid) is way out of our Christmas budget I plan on making my own version this year and I will let you know how it goes.

Have you seen all the holiday trim for yourself?  Don't even get me started on the gift wrap section.


Kimber-Leigh said...

i love hot air balloons~what a fun family memory!

Mary Elizabeth said...

What a fun tradition! I can't wait to see your finished product!~ (Btw Titus's favorite Owl City song is "Hot Air Balloon" maybe we should take him next year)

kristine said...

we definitely have to add "hot air balloon picnicking" to our bucket list! and love the ornaments! how perfect!!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

all of the ornaments they have this year are fab. i really need to get some of the matroyska dolls. i love those!!