Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Lots of Hot Air

So John is home on paternity leave (thank you, Capital One) and Jack and Holly Grace spent the better part of an hour trying to make a hot-air balloon out of K'Nex, a plastic bag from SuperTarget and a blow-dryer. John took pity on them and helped them make one that would be more inclined to fly out of a Chick-fil-A cup lid, fishing line, birthday candles and a produce bag. So we get set to light the candles ... Jack and I are holding the edges of the bag out and John is reaching under with the lighter. He lights all four of them, then a little four-year-old voice begins singing, "Happy birthday to you ... happy birthday to you ..." It was hilarious!

"But did it fly?" you ask. Well, not exactly. At first. But it did stand up straight as it filled with hot air.

Then John decided to ditch the lid and candles and just hold the lighters under the bag.

Oh, here it goes!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift-off!

My children and I are so lucky to have this man in our lives.


Lindsay said...

Dads who can "McGuyver" stuff rock!

Crissy said...

Yeah, just think of what he could've done if he'd only had a paperclip, a piece of chewing gum, and a Swiss army knife!