Saturday, April 9, 2011

Of Kites and Friends

Yesterday was Kite Flying Day at our local airport. We've tried to go for about 3 years now and it simply hasn't worked out. Well, this year I was determined to take the kids and had their kites all set out and ready to go (I bought cheap plastic kites at the Dollar Store and they've always worked well for us), when Luke checked his phone and found a surprise message.
Our dear friends who stood with us in our wedding were in town and wanted to stop by for a visit! We hadn't seen then since I was pregnant with Nater Mater and I was jumping up and down and Luke was grinning from ear to ear. YES! COME!
So, we took the kids out to the field next to our house (and away from all power lines) and flew our kites until they got to our house.

Even 2 1/2 year old Nater Mater could do it once we showed him how and we got it up in the air for him. He was sooo excited to see "Mater fwying!"

Our friends and their absolutely precious family.

The sun was kinda' bright. : )

All the kids had their own kites, but 2 we discovered didn't have the strings. You get what you pay for, but they did fine sharing.

At one point Mr Smiles got his snagged in a tree. Fortunately is was in the lowest branches or his kite would have been done for.

Nater Mater running through the trees to tell us Mr. Smiles kite was "stuck momma. It stuck."

I'm not a huge fan or Barbie, but I thought this was a pretty cool shot.

I am in love with Spring

And this is what we did after our friends arrived. Nater Mater loved their little guy who is about a year younger and he LOVED being swung upside down by his feet by Mr. H. The girls spent their time in Precious Jewel's room trying on the 101 Princess Dresses that she no longer wears. I've thought about giving them all away or selling them, but we have enough little girls over that still love to wear them that I've kept them and probably will give them to Precious Jewel's daughter some day if she has one.
All in all, it was a wonderful Spring Day.


Jess said...

i love that naters still fits in that shirt! it makes my heart happy...

Soaring High said...

Me too Jess. Me too.