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.