I accidentally disappeared from the face of the earth for, you know. A while. Back in October 2014, right after Arlo turned two (TWO!!), we took him to see the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I'm not real excited about hot air balloons, but we thought Arlo would enjoy it, so we went. We got up the morning of around 5:30, and headed to the area where the balloons were going to take off. There was so. much. traffic. It was crazy, but very well organized. There were tons of different parking lots, and by the time we got parked, we had to walk a ways to the entrance of the field. Thankfully we had the stroller and tons of blankets with us, so the walk wasn't a big deal. We got down to the field where they were doing the opening ceremonies, and soon balloons were being inflated (?) and rising up in the air a few at a time. It was amazing. I was blown away. Arlo's eyes were the size of saucers the entire day. We totally want to go back again and I kiiinda get why it's such a big deal. (Kidding. I 100% get it.)
This face made every thing worth it. The four hour drive, waking up the next morning at 5:30am, waiting in traffic.. seriously. Everything was worth it.
Arlo & Pops
We took him to the zoo the next day. Albuquerque has one of the prettiest zoos I've ever been to.
Feeding the fish was probably his favorite part.