April 20, 2009

Thunder Over Louisville 2009


This Saturday was Thunder Over Louisville. Thunder kicks off the Derby festival every year. I'm sure you all know about the Derby. It's definitely the best time of year to be living here. Everyone is in great spirits, the city looks beautiful, and there is so much to do! At Thunder, there is an airshow from 3-9ish, and then the biggest firework show ever from 9:30-10:00pm. Thousands gather to watch. This year there was reportedly almost 800,000 people. The weather was perfect. My friends got there early and got a great spot on the Great Lawn, right by the river. Summer and Camryn had a great time coloring and playing, and eating all the snacks we brought.

looking up at an airplane


nicole and jillia





their new princess tent. there is a "no tent" rule at Thunder, but this one is tiny and gave them a place to play out of the sun.

I look a bit crazy in this picture, but it's the only one we got of the 4 of us

after the show. they were exhausted after a long day.




Here is a video I took of the countdown to the fireworks, and the beginning of the show.







(Firework pictures courtesy of www.courier-journal.com)

It was so much fun, as usual. This was the first time we took the girls with us. They seemed to really like it so it was definitely worth bringing them.

The next few weeks will be packed with things to do around town. We're going to be busy with the house, but I'm hoping we can get out and do some stuff.

Time to get the girls down for a nap so I can finish up the laundry. Have a great Monday!

19 comments:

-stephanie- said...

Wow, how cool is that. I'll have to start thinking about booking a trip there, next year. Great pictures.

Sweet Home Amy said...

We were on the Great Lawn too, it was such a great show!! Glad your girls had fun!

Ms.Emily said...

looks like a great show! loved the vid and pictures :)

emily

Tricia said...

Wow, the video was great. I wish we could of seen it all. LOL
We don't have anything neat or cool like that around here.
Glad you all had a great time.
hugs

Justin and Jenn said...

THe fact that we're visiting Louisville this summer excites me. But those pics excite me even more! And even better...the fact that we're considering moving to Louisville- I'm now pulling for a move to Louisville!!!!

Leslie said...

Great pics as always hun and video!!! I loved it all ty for sharing. That sounds like a blast. I wish we had something like that here, lol. A great family thing to do for sure. Im so glad the girls had a blast too ;)Take care hun. You have a good rest of Monday xo

EmilytheCreative said...

Looks like a ton of fun!!! All I get is the stupid NASCAR race twice a year... starting this weekend. Fun times.

Karen said...

Those fireworks look awesome! Glad you all had fun!

Susie said...

I'm glad to see that you had a great time. We had gone to the River Bats game and had all intention of staying there to watch the fireworks but we decided to get back across the bridge before they closed it. We did walk around the belvedere before we left. It was such a nice day. We had my oldest grandson with us. I didn't post pictures because I didn't want to post to Ellie's post since we didn't have her. The fireworks were great as usual.

Lori said...

Wasn't that a great fireworks show this year? I thought it was better than the past several years. And I had a great time (even though the wind did blow the smoke to the Indiana side! lol) Hope you are having a great week!

Lori said...

P.S. I meant to say Great Pictures! I'm so glad your girls had a great time too!

amanda said...

looks like so much fun. my amelya was looking at the pictures too and wanted to know the girls' names. she said what's their names? tell me right now! lol. too cute!!

carolinagirl said...

Wow!!! Those fireworks look amazing! I know y'all had a great weekend!

Tiffany said...

Camryn looked a bit scared at first in the video. :) I'm sure they were worn out after that night! ;)

Emily said...

oh looks like soo much fun!! I love the lil princess tent:) I think my cate will need one someday:) where do you get the lil headbands the girls wear.. I love headbands in lil ones.. but I am not a big fan of big huge bows.... and was wondering where you got that cute headband:)

Charley Dittrich said...

Fantastic photographs!

Bridgett said...

Wow...I didn't realize it was time for Derby already! Time is flying so fast!

Those firework pictures are spectacular!

Hmmm....maybe we should delay our April meeting in Louisville next year to coincide with Thunder! Now that would be fun!!!

So glad ya'll had a good time.

XOXO

clauren said...

Looks like it was amazing! We have ours labor day. Hugs, Cass

Brandi said...

Great Pictures. We love fireworks here in Ohio :)

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