Sunday, August 14, 2011

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Such a glorious day in Chicagoland today! Wes and I decided to go to see the lovely flowers at the Botanic Garden and noticed the Kite Festival sign as we entered the garden. (Did you ever read the book THE KITE RUNNER? If so, you might remember the difficulty of flying these colorful kites, and I was thrilled to be able to witness something I had only read about before firsthand.)

What a lovely sight to see these masters-of-the-craft of kite flying! They flew their kites in teams. Music accompanied their choreographed actions. It was simply beautiful.

Three kites like airborne angelfish.
How could we not purchase a kite and go fly it with our little Miss E today? Answer: We couldn't! Our kite is the pink one right on top the dragon wings kite...Wes is flying it.
Wes practiced on the field with the others following the kite performance.
Then into the car we tumbled, kite in hand, to find Ellie waiting with her Mom right in front of their home.
With her Mommy being the most energetic runner of all, we cheered her on saying, "Go, Mommy, Go!" Ellie quickly learned the word kite
and giggled and laughed out loud at the whole experience.
My, but it is fun to be kite-flying grandparents!!!


Katherine Nicole Therese said...

Those pictures are too precious! Love it :)

The Lindahl News said...

Thanks, Katie! I wish you could meet our little sweetie sometime.

And how are you?

Linnea said...

What fun! T. brought some kind of trick kite to Oregon and I repeatedly crashed it into the sand....oops! I should really update my blog, but then I'd have to admit I'm no longer in Italy...I think I'm in denial!

The Lindahl News said...

Linnea - fun to hear from you. I have missed your blog. Even though the Italy pictures are fabulous, Oregon would still be a great "escape" from everyday life. Hope you are well. Looking forward to seeing you at the wedding. I'm free on Monday!

Sarah said...

So fun! I haven't flown a kite in years...