Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Balloon Entertaining

As always I'm a day late and a dollar short, but I had to share a few pictures with you all from this weekend. Beyond the usual soccer craziness (which I will share a bit later), we also attended a birthday party for Turner's Cub Scout friend, Jacob. Because Jacob has a couple of siblings, all siblings were invited and it ended up being this large, crazy party of all ages. I truly think it was one of the most fun children's parties I've ever been to. And yes, *I* went too...and so did my husband. Because once you see these pictures, you'll know why we couldn't tear ourselves away!

Not only did Jacob's mom have two huge inflatables for bouncing, a ginormous cake, pinata and huge goodie bags, but she also hired a balloon twister. Or as he likes to describe himself... a balloon ENTERTAINER! And truly that's a much more appropriate title.

Turner actually found him first and asked if he could have a balloon. So Gilbert (the entertainer) asks him if he wants to be surprised or if he knows what he might want. Turner is far from decisive so he asks to be surprised. And this is what he got....

Um, alligators actually roar? Anyhow, it was an alligator and sooooo stinkin' cool! Turner loved it.

Next up were a couple of other kids from Cub Scouts - the ball with a bat thing Jackson is wearing turned out to be the hit of the party, but I thought the Japanese bug thing-y was pretty darn cool, too! Gilbert managed to get a balloon made for each of the kids at the party in the just-over-an-hour he was there which was unreal to me! He was a blowing and twisting crazy man. (You can see him working in the background of the bug picture!)

The last two to get their balloons were Ethan and Carson. While Ethan asked to be surprised, Carson had a definite idea of what he wanted (I think anyone who knows him could guess that that was!). Gilbert suprised Ethan with this gigantic octopus (soooo cool!) and then Carson got this....HOLY BANANAS! It was huge! SO huge it was hard to get a picture of it so you could get some perspective! I made Carson take it off so I could show the monkey, but it was actually a hat...and hysterical when on. Check this out! ha!

Gilbert earned every penny he made, but he was worth every penny too, especially when I found out he uses his balloon and magic show money to fund mission trips. How incredible. If anyone in our area is interested in having Gilbert at a party or event of yours, just let me know and I can pass along his info. He comes with fantastic references - and is amazingly talented as you can see! :)
Off to get some work done on this gorgeous Wednesday! Happy Hump Day, all! I hope it's a beautiful one!



Heather said...

WOW! those are definitely the most amazing balloon animals I have ever seen!!

AmyInKy said...

I've never seen balloon "art" like that. That is amazing!!!

Jocelyn said...

So cute and those balloon animals are the best that I have ever seen!!! Looks like everyone had a great time!!!!! Happy Wednesday

nsmerkt said...

Wow! Would love the name of the balloon entertainer! Thanks for sharing those pics. Truly amazing!

Kelly Goree Photography said...

nsmerkt - if you email me at, I'll get that for you :)

Debbie O'Neal said...

Who knew a balloon could turn in to something so inpirational! Aren't those balloon artist just incredible ? I also went to a kids birthay party here in Houston Texas and was so impressed with the balloons the artist was making, I hired the guy to come to our company holiday and make balloons for the adults ! THEY LOVED THEM And SAID IT WAS THE BEST HOLIDAY PARTY THEY HAD EVER BEEN TO...So, creative fun balloons aren't just for kids! At the kids birthday party the guy made me the Palm Tree with the Monkey Hat too and it was huge, plus it lasted forever too!

Misty said...

WOW!!!! Not your average "dog", "sword" or "flower"!!! That is AWESOME... not to mention the story behind it all! TFS!!!