We took the kids to a local event last night, called the National Balloon Classic, south of Des Moines. I had never been, and always wanted to go. It's a week long celebration of hot air balloons with special events.
We all had a great time, and it was perfect to take the kids to. Avery sat and watched as the balloons filled up, launched, and flew overhead, and Gavin got to run around and make new friends.
The contest last night was for the balloons to fly over a target and drop in a weighted stuffed polar bear to 4 baby pools. 80 balloons flew overhead that night. There were some really interesting shapes and patterns.
We ended up going as kind of a last minute idea, and we could not have asked for better weather, or better behaved kids. We have been having so much fun this summer with them, and the mild weather has allowed us to spend a lot of time outdoors.