Friday, August 14, 2009

I wish I may, I wish I might

August 12 was the peak of the Perseides meteor shower. I put Adeiline to bed, Aaron left to play basketball, and I surprised my three older kids with a late night trip to the trampoline!

We hauled out pillows and blankets and stared at the sky for an hour and 20 minutes. The shower peaks between midnight and 4:00am...but I'm not that crazy. We were out there from 10:00 pm to 11:20 pm (we were supposed to go in at 11:00...but we were having so much fun!)

In that amount of time we saw 32 shooting stars!!!! Some were pretty faint, but some were really huge and bright.

Here's my crew of stargazers

We had the trampoline net obstructing some of our view, but we didn't really care.

We had so much fun giggling and making wishes! And the boys loved making fun of me for getting so excited every time I saw one. I can't help it!

I think we have a new end of summer tradition.


Coolcam said...

How fun! I am so sad that we missed that :(. You look like you had a blast, those are wonderful memeories!

The Orgill Family said...

Hey Aubrey!! I found your blog through Leiann's blog! I love it. Check ours out any time!! love ya! Tori

Chris 'n Leah said...

What an amazing experience to share together. That's what it's all about.

Leslie said...

You are awesome Aubrey. I missed the star show!