Yesterday we had our (fourth?) annual water balloon war with friends, and the balloons were flying. The boys were filling theirs up in the front yard and the girls were filling theirs up in my laundry room since we couldn't get the backyard hose dislodged from the carwash.
I just sat in the background and gnawed on my licorice while trying to sneak a few pictures without getting wet.
Brian was a scream. I should have taped his antics.
"They have good aim, I just have better dodging skills"
"I'm just walking around, jingling the change in my pocket, not even a bit wet"
"It's because I'm so skinny, I'm a tricky target"
It didn't take long for him to become the biggest target.
They finally trapped him in the tree, but even there it took quite some time before they got him wet - he swings on that rope like he was raised in the jungle.
Fun was had. No matter what Markie has to say about it.
It was a pretty windy day - I managed to dry three loads on the line while visiting and I really wasn't sure the wind was going to die down enough for hot air ballooning. At 4:00 there was a 50% chance.
We were short on crew last night - Denny was really hoping to get both Greg and I last night - but that wasn't going to happen. As it happens - I know lots of people. My friend Julie had just dropped off a kid at the high school and then texted me....is that you?
I confirmed and told her we needed her help. Ideally it takes four people (counting Denny) to launch the balloon. One on crown and two to hold the balloon open. A fifth person gets someone to hold the fan so it doesn't shift.
Oh hey! It's my new friend from the other night! We bumped into each other in the middle of the afternoon the other day too - we both happened to be at the school during the same five minute window. What are the chances? We're like bff's. Only bff's can get away with taking a photo only because it looks like the balloon behind her is some weird ballooning hat on her head. ha!
Within minutes I was up in the air looking at the third balloon about to launch. (Jerry took off ahead of us)
What a great day and what a beautiful evening!
There is Jerry way out there on the horizon. I'm not sure where he landed last night - there were a whole lotta trees and farm animals in this direction.
We flew alongside Ken Myer and the Ralphie 2. He landed one house over from where we landed.
- Greg left for Cleveland at 5am this morning. He *should* be home in time to sleep in his own bed tonight.
- Tonight we have kindergarten open house
- looks to be another gorgeous day
- the teenager is learning all about irrigation this week - working long hours.
- as for me, more laundry on the line and a few lists to make. I like lists.
- life is good
edited to add one more photo. We flew over these cows in the pasture last night and I instantly remembered this award winning photo that I had bumped into recently and was inspired. Mine doesn't quite do the inspiration justice, but it was fun. ;) (click the image for a larger/better view)