Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane....

Nope, it's a hot air balloon!!
How cool is this? Last Monday night I went into the back yard to start the grill for my garden fresh eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes and what greeted me as I walked out the door? A hot air balloon! This happened a couple of years ago too.
They land in the field across the street from me. It's great fun. All the neighborhood kids come out and the balloon people let the kids help deflate the balloon.
It's just so weird to see a balloon flying so close to the rooftops across the street. Weird, but cool!
DiscoJen brought the kids over for dinner the other night. Carolina is totally fascinated with Robbie's harness for his tether. She always asks to show her how it works, so the hubby demonstrates by putting it on her! She ate dinner and walked around in it the entire time they were visiting. That's Robbie under the table hoping for some cheese. As Wallace (from Wallace and Gromit) would say he's "crackers about cheese!
Santiago saw Bug drinking water from her bowl and was intrigued. He went to the bowl, splashed in it, then leaned over to drink from it! It was hysterical! We caught him before he slurped any up. Bug was watching him with curiosity the whole time. You know she was thinking, what is this kid doing?!?!
I was happy he wasn't afraid of her because when they arrived, she yapped at him in an effort to explain that it was time to feed her, and that I was a terrible dog mom since I hadn't fed her yet despite the fact that she is clearly wasting away. Santiago didn't understand Bug speak and started crying.

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