Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Great Day

We woke up early this morning (really early) and went to the Prosser Hot Air Balloon Expo.  The kids were so excited to go that they jumped out of bed despite the time, threw their clothes on and ran to the car.  It was a little colder than I thought it would be but other than that it was a great way to start the day.  The sun was coming up while we were watching, the people were friendly and the expression on the kids faces were priceless!

 Once the balloons were all up in the air we headed over to a friends house.  He lives right on the river.  After the balloons go up they head to the river and come down and dip into the river.  The kids enjoyed this as well and even got some of the pilots to wave to them.

 Garret's favorite was the American flag balloon!

 Getting up early in the morning was definitely worth it.  After the air balloons we headed to the tri-cities and went to the temple.  It is always nice when we make it to the temple.

When we were at the air balloon festival we were informed of a little apple farm.  It was on our way back so we decided to stop. I am so glad we did.  There were fun little things for the kids there.  I love  supporting the local farmers and it was so beautiful out in the country.
 The highlight was making our own Apple Cider.  If you know Tyler you know he loves the stuff!  We started with empty jugs.
 We (or I should say Tyler) washed up the apples.
  Put them in the super duper chopper.
Wrapped the chopped apples in cloth and put it in the press.
Turned the press.
And funneled it into our jugs.
On the way home the kids were exhausted!
When we got home it felt like the day should be over but it was only 2:30 in the afternoon.  We still had an afternoon to spend together and as a special end of the day treat I got to watch the Relief Society broadcast.  It was one of those days you wish you could just slow down and soak in.  The boys were in bed by seven and they told me they were going to dream about hot air balloons!


kristenita said...

Wow! Sounds so fun. I've always wanted to go in a hot air balloon... But the early factor scares me away. Haha! You guys got some awesome pictures & made some fun memories. And now I'm so thirsty for cider! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! It looks & sounds like you guys had so much fun... As always we loved all the pictures...I'm with Garret, & loved the American flag balloon too...And what a way to end the day with cider & Pres. Monson's talk, both are fabulous, as Garret said to Grandpa tonight...
Love, Grandma & Grandpa

Alicia said...

Holy cow woman, you have got some energy! Sounds amazing, I've never seen a hot air balloon show, but those pictures make me want to! Especially the ones of them landing. I was also thinking you were really fashionable for that early in the morning - then I saw that you went to the temple - go you!