on saturday we met some friends in saga and went to the balloon festival. we had loads of fun! we brought bentos and had lunch together, wandered around looking at all the stalls and people, and watched hot-air balloons launch into the sky. hiroyuki didn't sleep for the longest time because there were so many things to see! he was sitting forward in his stroller and when we finally (gently) pushed him back into the seat he fell asleep!

it was so warm and sunny--quite rare for early november. i actually got sunburned!! can you believe it?? i had a great time talking with friends and people-watching, i hope we can go again next year! please check out my album.