Sunday, September 25, 2011

Balloon Joy

     It was one of those summer nights, the week before school started...no one wanted to go in because you just knew there wouldn't be many nights left like this.  I always get so sentimental because I know that the next summer the kids will be so much more grown up. 
   So, we were at the park with our cousins soaking in every last minute.  I looked at the sky & said to my sister Kate, "Oh that's sad...some kid lost their balloon."  WAYYY in the distance you could see the black shape of balloons. 
     About 30 minutes later I couldn't believe it, "Look!  Those balloons are landing right here!  Bo go get those balloons!" 
Attatched to the balloons was a little basket.
And the basket was filled with goodies
for the kids who found the balloons!
We were so excited!
We took the ballons home, changed out the goodies,
and Nature Girl helped Rocco send them on their way.




Up, up & away.



I think we found a new summer tradition.
Next year, I will put our city & lift off time in the cup.
& maybe an email address...maybe :) 

It sure made the night special!


54 comments:

Victoria said...

I love this! You folks up there have all kinds of great ideas. :D Glad your last days of summer have been good!

Mumsy's Place said...

Love this idea and what fun it must have been. Hugs

Two Shades of Pink said...

OH I just love this! I would have been beyond ecstatic but I think my children would stare up in the sky for weeks on end after that hoping for more balloon to come their way! When I was a kid we did this at school. I grew up in MD and I guess back then we never worried about giving out our address but we did with a note asking whoever found it to send a letter to see how far it went. A sweet girl sent me a note saying it came from Delaware! I was so excited! I think this is a great idea except for the giving out our address part. I like that you will put the city on there. :) You always have the most fun posts Lib!

Natasha in Oz said...

What a wonderful idea! That must have been so amazing to find those special treats. I will have to remember this myself.

It is Spring over here and the days are getting longer and warmer for us. Isn't it strange to think that you guys will soon be bunkering down and getting ready for snow!

Take care and enjoy the last of the summer days!

Best wishes,
Natasha.
xo

koralee said...

This is so sweet...love this idea. Next year i soooo want to meet you if I come to your area my friend xoxoxo Sorry to have missed you.

It's me said...

What a nice idea!!...enjoy a happy autumn darling....love from me...xxx...

michelle said...

That is so cool!! How sweet for someone to do that and even sweeter for you and the kids to return the favor. I think that that would be a great tradition. :)
xo

Trisha said...

What fun! I can only imagine how excited you all were! You will definitely have to do it again next year and see if anyone responds to your email! Have a great week!

~Trisha

Cheyenne said...

That's so neat! It will be one of those summer thrills they will remember all their lives. Oh---I wonder where it landed next?!

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad that you were the ones at the balloon landing! That's perfect!

Martina said...

What a fun adeventure - must be so great for the kids, to experience something like this, there's a touch of magic in it! Hugs for a happy day!

Karen said...

How cool is that?! I'm suprised you didn't start that, 'cause you have the neatest ideas. :)

Jo said...

That's such a great idea. I wonder if you start with your location and time if others will do the same. It would be so cool to see where the balloons have been.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your such a sweetheart for taking it home and refilling it and sending it off again. What a great idea. Love it and you
Maggie

Can do mom said...

What a cute idea! We live out in the country so our balloons would have to come from pretty far away... But, it COULD happen, right? :)

Fun!

Julia said...

Libbie, what a lovely tradition that you are starting for your kids, just super. I love balloons and such a handsome looking boy.

Thanks for you lovely comment on Maggie's Blogazine. I much appreciate it. Now that I'm here I'll join your followers and I hope that you'll join mine

Have great weekend and come by for a visit. JB

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my gosh! That is so very cool! Must have been such fun for the kids (and grown ups :) Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Monica said...

What a pleasant surprise, and a very fun thing to do.

Theresa said...

oH what a great surprise! I love this idea, Max and Hannah will love this idea. I can just imagine how excited the kids were when it came down by them... it couldn't have happened to a sweeter family! So glad to see you are up late too, i am finishing up a batch of lavender sachets to take to the farmers market tomorrow morning. I really better get off of here and get them finished. Have a wonderful weekend! love, t.xoxoxoxoxo

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that's so cool. i've read some really cool posts this week about "found joy" and how the finders are spreading their own joy. very neat.

Nicole said...

Oh, what fun! What a great idea!

pollydove said...

LOVE everything about this ... OH.MY.GOSH!

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