This was our first trip to the Farmer's Market this year. Usually we are there the first weekend it is open but bad weather and poor timing has kept us away until this last weekend. It was a cool but beautiful morning and we could wait any longer. Our usual plan at the market is just to do a little shopping and a lot more eating and that pattern held true again this time but this time we decided to stop at the booth of the Iowa Balloon Artist (iowaballonartist.com) He is a very charismatic artist who truly does amazing things with balloons. After watching him make a few puppy's Elena decided she wanted one too so that is what she got.