Friday, August 31, 2012

Up, Up and Away

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The morning after the Styx concert, Russ was up early again with all three boys to see the balloons.

But this time, Russ, Luke, and Leif got a (tethered) ride in the Panda balloon!

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Lola and I met them (again) at the airport, where we had decided to pay for Leif to go on a plane ride (since he wasn’t old enough for the free Young Eagles flights). Leif was a little apprehensive about the unknown (he had refused the helicopter ride when he saw it had no doors!). I had never been in a small plane, and was looking forward to it! We called up Grandpa Ron and asked if he would like to join us.

It was a cool and breezy morning. Leif and I sat in the back seat so we could snuggle up.

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Once we started moving, Leif LOVED it! He’s ready to go again!

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I wonder what our next adventure will be?

2 comments:

Hannah said...

Was it tempting at all to stay home, or at least on the ground, and let Russ go up in the plane with Leif? I know that sometimes, I end up letting Daddy do the fun stuff while I do the orchestrating and documenting. When it comes to experiences with the kids (particularly things that don't interest me, or that do scare me, like small planes) I tend to be more of an observer.
I think it's terrific, though, that Leif will remember his mom being right there with him during such a memorable, thrilling experience!

Heidi said...

I *really* wanted to go on that flight. And Russ didn't really care to, so it was a win-win. :) Russ does do things with the boys (often while I stay behind with Lola and sometimes Leif), but I can't think of anything off hand that I'm sad I missed out on. :)