day 190 - the spirit of adventure - an up inspired photo shoot

One of my favourite movies is Up. It's incredibly well done and a beautiful love story.

A few months ago, I stumbled across this blog post. I was really inspired and immediately knew I wanted to do something similar. So I went to the dollar store, bought $7 in supplies and painted the dollhouse from my childhood.

After seeing a forecast that looked pretty promising, I ordered some balloons and hoped for the best. I had my doubts when I got to the dollar store to pick them up. Forty balloons doesn't sound like a lot until you try to stuff them into a minivan. Add a bunch of kids, a dollhouse, three large pizzas, some props and an exercise trampoline and I give you...

my Up photo shoot.








It was funny. As I left the pizza place, a man walked past me and saw me trying to load the pizzas into the van which was exploding with helium balloons and three squealing kids. "Happy birthday!" he called as he walked by. I called back "Thanks!" which was much easier than trying to explain what the hell I was up to and my kids looked at him puzzled as if to say "It's just a regular Saturday, pal."

Now if I could just find two antique chairs to put beside this field.....

I feel another photo shoot coming on...

Comments

Checco said…
Simply Awesome. One of your best photo shoots ever! And you have a lot of great photo shoots! : )
Marla said…
These are awesome. Your kids are way lucky to have such a fun Momma. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com
jane said…
that is freakin fantastic honey!
Shannah said…
I love the balloon pictures! Especially the 1st and 3rd ones! So cute!
Ashley Sisk said…
What a fun set - I love the balloons.
Tiffany said…
Awesome! Up is one of our favorites...you done good:)

Tiffany
Melanie said…
OMGoodness! This might be one of my faves... EVER! Up is one of my litttle monkeys favorite movies, mine too! LOVE.
Misty said…
Loving the balloon shots!
Melanie said…
Hey again... just to let ya know
(if ya don't already) these would be PERFECT for i heart faces challenge this week- props!!
Mari said…
I love, love, love this! The bright balloons, the blue sky, the cute kids - it's perfect!
renee said…
Looking at these photos makes me happy - they're absolutely beautiful. I agree with you about the love story element of the movie 'Up' I was in tears watching it.
Danyelle said…
I love your Up photo shoot, so fun!
Awesome! So beautiful!
Nadege, said…
Some fun-tastic shots, bet the kids had the time of their lives with the balloons.
Jennifer said…
Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate all of your kind comments. Thanks for info on I Heart Faces Melanie! I just entered. :)
Jessaca said…
Love the first and second photos!!! Thanks for helping me open my eyes photographically speaking!!! LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!!!
Jaymi said…
LOVE these!! I think the 2nd, 4th, and 5th ones are my favorites!! :)