Friday, April 30, 2010

Go Fly A Kite

Today was one of the nicest days we've had yet this year. Clouds were predicted, but the sun shone all day, and the temperature was over 80 degrees. And, the wind was gusting...perfect to go fly kites! So, having just received kites last night, they headed outside to give them a try.
Here was Amarin preparing his kite for flight. This was another first for him and he did really well keeping it up in the air.
Run, Jacob, run! His kite was a bit testy...cause, ya know...it couldn't be the handler...especially when the younger brothers' kites were afloat!
See Char way in the back? His kite was soaring well, too. He would run like a cheetah across the backyard to get that thing off the ground. Daddy was taking a turn with Amarin's kite...and Jacob remained convinced that his kite was not working right...mmmhmmmm...

Minus the woods in the back, we only have 2 trees in our backyard. Now, one would think that they could be avoided...one would think....catch #1...Jacob...and I'm sure it was because his kite was not working properly (sarcasm intended).

Amarin's turn...and Jacob to the rescue.
Mom, these strings are just a mess!

Charlie's turn to meet the tree...
and when he tried walking backward, pulling
on the string in order to free the kite...

well, his rear met up with the sandbox.


Fresh air, sunshine, lots of playing = 3 tired, happy boys at the dinner table...even if one of those kites was "not working." :)

3 comments:

Adeye said...

Super fun!

PLEASE send me some of the 80 degree weather! We had another 30 degree day :(

I think I need tom come and visit :)

amyhusted said...

You crack me up. Wish I was there to see the excitement. Fun, fun, fun!!! I'm sure next time Jacob's kite will cooperate.

Megan said...

What a fun day and great weather!! I love the pic of Laura too!
Blessings~