Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Let's Go Fly a Kite

We had such a fun surprise one day toward the end of April. My dad was out near our house between seeing patients and called to ask if he could stop by. He brought a surprise for the boys, and they were excited to see him pull out a kite. Lincoln just watched, but Noah got to learn how to fly a kite for the first time! We headed into the back yard and my dad taught him what to do...

He showed him how to let out some string (but not much between the short running distance, and power lines above us)...

How to hold the kite...

What the tails do...

And, best of all, how to run with it!

Here are three quick clips of the event (each is 6 seconds or less in length):

The first flight...
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I love Lincoln's little "wahoo!" in this one...
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And Noah got more confident each time he did it. I love his little satisfied smirk in this clip...
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Thanks again, Dad. That was so thoughtful of you, and such a fun spontaneous surprise.

2 comments:

Peter and Brittany Merrill said...

I love flying kites with the girls... they make it seem like magic!
I loved catching up ...loved the boys Easter ties (cute), Lincoln is 18 months!!! And I loved, loved the 3 generations pictures. Priceless...way to go!

Rhodenizer Family said...

so fun! I had forgotten that it was you two that taught Elise how to fly a kite behind your apartment in Iowa...so fun! Now I think we need a kite!