Last year about this time Dave and I were at Target and saw some kids kites on sale for $3.00 a piece so we picked one up for Emma and Ian with the thought that we would take them out on the next nice spring day. Unfortunately Mother Nature did not want to cooperate when Dave and I had the free time. So the kites sat in Dave's office for weeks and weeks and then got moved to behind the love seat in his office and you know the saying "out of site, out of mind".
Then fall came and winter and the kites got moved to the basement where they stayed until this evening. When I left work at 4 today I was completely surprised by how sunny and warm out it was. The forecast was calling for a high of 65 and rain but it was sunny most of the afternoon and reached a record high of 79. It was very windy though which gave m the idea to finally get the kites out since Dave was only working until 5.
So I came home and made a quick dinner of Johnsenville Turkey Cheddar Brats (they are so good you can't tell they aren't beef and they are half the calories) and fries. Then it was off to the soccer park better known as Crusiser Park to fly the kites.
I was kind of surprised that Emma didn't like kite flying that much. She flew hers long enough for me to snap those pictures and that was about it. She more happy to run around in the open field and just watch which of course meant that I was the one flying her kite. I was also surprised at how well these cheap kites did in the crazy winds we had.
Ian on the other hand absolutely loved flying the kites and had that cute grin on his face the entire time.
He liked to run with the kite flying high behind him. He may be a little guy but he hung onto that kite really well!
After about 40 minutes with the kites we loaded them back into the car and headed for the park at the end of our street to play on the swings and slides for a little while and then on the way home we just had to go by the DQ for some ice cream!
What started for me as a lousy, gloomy day ended as a sunny, happy day and the kids were so worn out that it only took them about 10 minutes to fall asleep tonight.