Lucky for us, we were driving around on a weekend in December, and the local mall was having a Hot Air Balloon Festival. We promptly bought Chick-fil-a, parked our car, and took the kids to experience the fun of being right next to the hot air balloons. I'm so glad we did that and now we have fun memories with our kids! The man in the Smilie Face balloon gave my boys normal balloons with the same smilie face on it. They kept calling their balloons hot air balloons. Spider pig was the most amazing and a top favorite, too. I also thought the butterfly balloon was gorgeous. Poor Emmett ended up being sick that night--which explained why he was so difficult to win over, even though the festival was amazing. He did have some fun moments, though, before he fell asleep with a fever.
But with that being said, I would still like to go on a hot air balloon ride someday. It's still on my list of things to do. :)
P.S. Quit shaking your head at this post, Mitch. I love you for loving me even though I tell stories with tangents.