Friday, April 17, 2009

Kite festival

Every year since we've had kids we've gone to the kite festival.  It's a small party at a huge park where you just go fly kites.  They even have some wonderful hippie 60s music blaring.  It's so relaxing that it starts our spring (even though it is snowing today again ;)  This first picture is Dave trying to fly our kite that was put together wrong...
I'm actually flying the fixed kite here, Lydia is holding on to the handle and I am holding the string...even though it looks like I'm modeling...
During this gorgeous daddy/daughter shot there was a Simon and Garfunkel song playing, it was beautiful
And last, we have a overhang on our house right by the front door.  People seem to think they can walk down the stairs and miss hitting their head, but EVERYONE hits their head on it.  We put a huge potted pine tree in front that stopped most people.  But, it died and slow and painful death.  So, I decided to try my hand at making wind chimes...maybe the noise will deter any potential head bonks.    I do realize that they are crooked, but I don't know how to fix it.  Now our tree can go to the dump.

6 comments:

Keri said...

I didn't even know it was possible to make your own wind chimes. I bet my head wouldn't hit the overhang anyway.

Heather said...

The kite festival looks like fun! We are such bad parents...Caleb has never flown a kite! As for the wind chime, that's awesome. I'm amazed I didn't hit my head when I was there...it's totally something I would do.

Koyle Family said...

Okay, I didn't even know you could buy the stuff needed to make a wind chime. But it's totally awesome that you made one, kind of sad though if you think about the people in china you probably put out of work.

The Busey Family said...

Oh this looks like fun! I love all the pictures. You are such a cute little family!

Ann Marie said...

I've never been to a kite festival before, but I bet it's fun. We've taken our kids to fly kites a few times and they've loved it! I bet you all had a great time. Where was the festival at?

jessl said...

Maugers! I found your blog and it is adorable. Your kids are super cute and the pictures are great. Hope everything is going well.