Hot Air Balloon Ride

The girls enjoyed a wonderfully scenic hot air balloon ride this afternoon!!


They flew SO high that when they looked down, all the people looked JUST like ants!!


There were fierce winds to navigate….Oh, the thrill! The excitement!!




Somehow Mark’s ride wasn’t quite as eventful…. Β πŸ˜‰

…. but it was still a LOT of fun!! πŸ™‚

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  1. You realize you’ve trained a little actress there. Too cute!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    I don’t think that I moved an inch! We need many more balloons.


  3. Dear Valerie,

    One more thing… how about using that laundry basket for, you know, laundry? πŸ˜‰


  4. I’ve always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. And I have a few kids who I know would enjoy this flight of imagination.

  5. oh no, laundry burn! haha. that is super sweet idea for the kiddos πŸ™‚

  6. OH how cute and Mark LOL too funny!
    Imaginary adventures are the best!

  7. On no Mark, that Laundry Basket is used much better as a Hot Air Balloon!

    (Laundry? We don’t need no stinkin’ laundry!)

  8. Andien Alina says

    Hwaah…. seru bangetz…
    kita ingin tiru permainannx.
    Okay Tq.

  9. Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

  10. I love this. It’s always the most ordinary objects that the kids love the most!

  11. What a wonderful idea! Please come link it up to It’s Playtime! Everybody will love it!

  12. Nana michele says

    I LOVE this blog- love it!

  13. GretchenP says

    super cute! what a great reason to go buy a colorful bunch of balloons! this idea makes me so happy! πŸ™‚

  14. How sweet is this?! They say the family that plays together stays together. You look like you have loads of fun together.

  15. Brilliant!
    I love your simple play ideas!

  16. What fun! Big M had some “boy fun” with a laundry basket that looked just like that. It was broken and he asked if he could SMASH it. Serious demolition. (It took up a lot less room in the trash can!)

  17. Heading to the Dollar Store this weekend for balloons!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

  18. Oh, this would be so popular! Now, to think through how to best find it……..

  19. Hee hee… doesn’t it make you wish you were a kid again?

  20. Looks like tons of fun! My girls would have a blast! I’m always amazed at the many uses my kids can come up with for laundry baskets.

  21. LOVE this! So cute!!

  22. What an awesome idea! Balloon rides in a laundry basket? I am in!

  23. Shawna Bates says

    Clever! you always come up with fun stuff!!

  24. So much fun. Of course. Do you ever have a down time!!! Your two are growing up so quickly.

  25. Found you from the Playtime Linky Party. I LOVE this idea, so clever and creative! I will for sure have to try this!

  26. Hahahaha, that is so cute. I wonder how many balloons it would actually have taken to lift them?


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