Go fly a kite

After waiting a while for some windy weather, Hubby and EK finally were able to go out and fly a kite Sunday evening.  Every time I hear that phrase (“go fly a kite”) I want to bust out singing the final song from Mary Poppins:

“Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest heights.  Let’s go fly a kite, and send it soaring.  Up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear.  Oh, let’s go fly a kite.”

Okay, now that that is out of my system.  The idea of getting a kite came from my bosom buddy Abby.  She is mom to two sweet lil guys; her eldest is close in age to EK.  She had purchased a kite for another little friend and mentioned her young man would like one as well for his birthday.  When we went to buy the birthday gift we added a girly version to the shopping cart.  For whatever reason, a kite wasn’t on my radar for a toy despite its neatness.  To me, the best toys are simple and fun and exhausting (for the kid that is, not me).  All three qualities a kite has.

So, like I said, Sunday evening when a wind came a’blowing, we headed outside for the maiden air voyage of EK’s princess kite.

getting started

preparing for launch

Unfortunately the wind wasn’t blowing enough to lift the kite into the air on its own.  As you can assume and see from the picture, Hubby got his exercise in for the day running around trying to keep the kite in flight; EK did as well.

chasing the kite

stix joining in on the fun

Even Stix got in on the action.  He would pounce on the tail of kite whenever it was within his reach.  “Silly cat.” (That was EK’s response when she saw what he was doing.)

Change of subject:  EK and Hubby planted some sunflowers in the garden this year.  We noticed the flowers were starting to open while having our kite adventure.  I took a picture to share with you.  So pretty.

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