Sunday, October 25, 2009

Go Fly A Kite

My Mom came to visit us a few weekends ago, and among all the things that she brought with her, she brought a kite, a gift for Henry that she had promised on her previous trip. He had originally asked for a rainbow kite, and I believe her when she says she looked everywhere for it because she is the type to look everywhere for just the right gift. But in the end, it was a giant lizard kite, and from the way Henry reacted, you would think it was all he'd ever wanted. Any thought of a rainbow kite was completely forgotten.


The three of us, my Mom, Henry, and I, walked down the street to the elementary school at the end of the block. Next to the building, they have playgrounds and a  basketball court, but beyond that is a giant field, empty save a bit of plant life, plenty of room to let the wee folks set loose with their imagination. Or, as in our case, try to catch a bit of wind. The wind wasn't raging, but it wasn't exactly still either.



The funny thing is, most of what I remember of that day's kite-flying is repeated frustration. Again and again we tried to get that lizard up in the air, but most of our attempts ended with the kite slamming itself back down to the rain-softened planet. We had a few successes, but most of those were short-lived.



But now as I flip back through the few pictures I managed to snap that day, just about everything I see shows that kite in the air. Selective documentation at its finest.



Then we went and sat by a dinosaur. Good day.




7 comments:

Dan said...

Evan got a kite for his birthday yesterday. If it's not raining we're off to fly it tomorrow.

cIII said...

The process, my friend. It's most always about the process.

Well, the process, and Dinosaurs.

Life As I Know It said...

any day that ends with sitting by a dinosaur is a good day.

Heather said...

Love the shades!

Bubblewench said...

That is awesome. I love kites!

thecheekofgod said...

I've NEVER had any luck with kites. But dinosaurs? Yeah, we've had fun . . .

sybil law said...

And all Henry will remember is the fun and how high the kite got that day!
Love it.
:)