This morning we woke up to squeals of delight from the kids! Our three year old came running into our room screaming "hot-aw-bawoon"! That's hot-air-balloon to the rest of us. Turns out not only was there indeed a hot-air-balloon, but there was more than one. We had 12 balloons peppering the sky right out our back window. To the kids, this was very exciting stuff and warranted a whole conversation on the ups and downs of the brightly colored balloons. They carefully watched and counted as balloons went up and down and disappeared out of sight. For a peaceful 30 minutes we all stood at the window until just 2 balloons remained. Then the kids went back to their normal morning activities of pestering each other and fighting over who got the most cereal in their bowl... business as usual.