Monday, March 10, 2008

Kite Flying

Saturday was another half lazy day. We hung around the house all morning. I did some chores and Ian worked on his truck a bit. Liam enjoyed keeping Dad company outside. He threw rocks into an empty barrel and ran around the yard helping me pick up sticks.

After lunch and great naps for all, we got ready to go kite flying. We had picked up a couple kites at Wal-mart for only a dollar each (Elmo and Winnie the Pooh). And Ian found a cool polyester tiger shark kite at Sam's Club.

We picked up some fast food at Wendy's on the way to a park that had a lot of open space. Ian put together the shark and I put together the very simple Elmo kite (though I put it together wrong so Ian fixed it up later so it would actually fly and not twirl).

Liam would chase the long kite tales and jump so high at times to reach them! He was giggling and running everywhere. He just loved being outside playing with his parents. He did well holding the kite string once we had the kite flying high in the air. He'd pump his arms when he'd see it start to descend and then it would go back up higher. We were pretty impressed with his kite flying skills (for it being his first time).



You can see all the photos HERE.

We ran a lot of other errands and Liam was well behaved and in good spirits most of the afternoon and evening. We had one meltdown at the mall because he wanted to push the stroller, but he couldn't steer well enough to NOT run into oncoming traffic. Oh the screeching horror of a tantrum in an echo-y mall! He was relentless for about 10 minutes, but we got past it and he was great the rest of the evening!

We went to a little Mexican/Salvadorian restaurant on the way home. Liam was so good as we waited for our food. We were dancing to the polka music and we were asking him silly questions. I was so happy with him. Ian was too. He got a proud look on his face and said, "I love my family!"

It was sweet day.

video

13 comments:

Daisy said...

That video is so cute. He was trying so hard not to get distracted by the loud motorcycle (at least thats what it sounded like). Sounds like a fun Saturday with the family. I'm jealous that you all get to take naps... oh how I wish that was my family having a nap time. Oh well.

hillsmithfamily said...

So cute! I'm so jealous... We had one of those weekends where Little Dude was trying to teach us patience.

**sigh**

I think I failed, but I'm sure he will continue to try to teach me. ;-)

Robin said...

What a great Saturday! We need to go get a new kite. Can't wait to see that guy in action. Emily says the forecast calls for snow.

D said...

Looks and sounds like the perfect Saturday. A little work done and lots of playing! SO fun! I love that photo of Liam and Ian chilling on the grass. Priceless!

:-) said...

Sounds like a GREAT Saturday!!!

Alice Wills Gold said...

How fun!

Michelle S said...

Ok, you are making the rest of us look bad with all your fun outings, cake making etc. I think it's time for another child. :0)

Stepherz said...

Nap? Kited? It doesn't get much better than that. Unless you could add a Chinese restaurant on the end of that day for dinner!

utmommy said...

Sounds like a great day except for the mall tantrum.

It's been forever since I went kite flying. You got me in the mood for some outdoor adventure!

utmommy said...

Sounds like a great day except for the mall tantrum.

It's been forever since I went kite flying. You got me in the mood for some outdoor adventure!

Sandra said...

Which Mexican/Salvadorian restaurant did you go to? Just curious. We used to go to one years ago, and it was good food!

MileHighMommy said...

What a sweetheart you have! I admit, I'm a little jealous.

It's funny you bought kites over the weekend, because we did too! But our yucky colds have kept us from using them yet! I'm guessing your state is as windy as Colorado in the springtime...perfect kite weather!

Anonymous said...

Kite flying is a really great activity for the whole family. So cute!

Love, Rita Rickman