Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Aya!

To celebrate Aya's first birthday, which falls on Valentine's Day, her parents invited their family and friends to participate in a bit of random revelry - a sort of life-embracing gesture, an act of love...

First, a cake (you'll probably have to click to see)

 

and a flower (I think this one could actually pass for a marguerite, hee)


and a balloon (that one actually says Cameron Balloons, but by the time I pointed it out to Mark, it  had already turned)


actually, balloonS


We were in Clark for the Hot Air Balloon Festival. We already saw the Friday dusk balloon rise, but thought we'd be too tired if we went for the dawn rise the following day too - and, you know, it would basically just be the same thing we'd already seen, AND there would be the much bigger crowd to deal with as well - but after much vacillating on my part in the wee hours of Saturday morning, I decided to wake Mark up. We  packed a picnic breakfast and carried that and our sleeping kids to the car.

So here we are in our jammies and our bed hair (mine was quickly combed through with fingers and messily bunned up), watching the balloons and a beautiful sunrise...


Marguerite in the sunshine...

 

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS FROM THE GOZES, AYA DEAR! <3 <3 <3

5 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

We took our boys to a balloon liftoff when they were little. It was just one balloon, but it was very colorful, and memorable.

kryzteta said...

looked like Midge was enjoying the balloons :)

spinninglovelydays said...

@Joan: It's definitely a special experience. :)

@Christine: She had a great time. :)

Chin chin said...

I haven't seen personally any Balloon Festival except on television. Must be a pleasant site to see.

God bless.

spinninglovelydays said...

It was definitely a fascinating scene. God bless, Chin chin. :)