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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

BBQ Festival

Saturday we ventured out to the Woodlands to the Great American BBQ Festival. Travis was able to score us entry passes through work so it made for a very fun, inexpensive day out!

I ask all you Mom's out there not to be judgemental when you read this, but ... this was Gabrielle's 1st time on a carousel. I just haven't taken the plunge and allowed her the joy at the mall because I know once we start it there will be no stopping it. She will want to ride the carousel every time we go shopping or mall cruising.

If you ask her what her favorite "ride" was she will quickly tell you the big slide. You can see by the smile on her face that she is telling the truth!

Daddy had so much fun with her on the slide that I wanted a turn too :0)

This is our good natured little guy. He was so content to just be along for the ride. I dig the double chin and Elvis hair effects! This picture also shows his Uncle Brett's famous ear.

Now this is the way to travel to a BBQ Fest. This leaves for a new interpretation of a Hog for all you Harley peeps out there. Uncle Darren, Aunt Shari ...

This was the highlight of our trip and the real reason for our outing. We bribed Gabi that if she took a nap (which she did!!!) that we could go and see the hot air balloons. They fired up about 8PM and lasted until shortly after 9PM so we didn't get home until 10PM. We thought for sure she would crash on the way home, but I guess the little Starbucks sample that we allowed her to indulge in had a little too much caffeine because she was wired for sound until 11PM.

This is one time I so wish I knew the settings on my camera as I wanted to get a good picture of the balloons when they were all lit up. We did LOTS of walking but had such a great time as a family of four. We will definitely look forward to making the trip again next year.


April D. Hunt said...

Sounds like a blast. We keep wanting to hit the BBQ festivals, but always have something else on the calendar. Looks like we definitely missed out this time.

Jason & Rene said...

those are great pictures. wish we could have enjoyed the festivities.

Lisa said...

It looks like you had so much fun!