As you know from last week's post, our family had been excitedly looking forward to indulging Dylan's obsession with balloons by taking him to the Lisle Eyes to the Skies festival this weekend.
Well, Friday was the big day, and we had a blast! Bill, Dylan, my sister-in-law Kathi and I arrived early and walked around the festival for a bit before it got really crowded. Dylan got to go on the bounce houses and to enjoy a huge funnel cake before we met up with the same friends who came to the festival with us last year and headed towards the balloon launch area.
Unfortunately, just like last year, it was a little too windy for the balloons to launch, but luckily the wind died down enough for the balloons to be inflated and lit up. We had a wonderful time walking around them and seeing Dylan's enthralled face. He was so excited I don't think he even noticed the balloons didn't take flight, and of course the first thing he said Saturday morning when he woke up was "Go see balloons!"
Here are a few pictures of the festival. Going to Eyes to the Skies has definitely become a family tradition, and we are already looking forward to next year's visit. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!