(I was going to post everything in one blog, but it would be a little long, so will post little ones every now and then!)
It was a SUPER windy day, perfect for kite flying, right? HA!!!!!! I took the kids and their cheap dollar kites down to Raccoon River, aka to them, the beach. I got them all out and got Gavin's kite and up and he was hanging on to it...
Or so I THOUGHT!!! I then turned around to get Kotah's going and the next thing I know, he is yelling, MOM, GO GET MY KITE!!!!!! It was flying half way across the parking lot into a field. There is NO way I can catch up to this thing, so I said, no way bud! SORRY! Then the wind died down enough I figured, maybe I could get it. It also seemed to be stuck in the grass. I tell the kids to stay right there and DO NOT MOVE, I run across the parking lot and see 2 ladies get out of a car with their 2 dogs. So I get the kite, and am starting to go back and see Gavin coming across the parking lot. I also see a HUGE cement truck and pick up truck coming in parking lot. I am starting to run and yell at Gavin, flinging my arms trying to get him to stop or turn around, anything but keep coming! The wind is WAAAAY to windy for him to hear me, he just sees my arms flying! I wasn't sure if the pickup truck dudes could see my little man, so here I am, kite in my hands, just flying above my head, and running and yelling after Gavin! (I am sure I was quite the sight! :O)) All of a sudden, i get pulled back, hmm, kite got stuck in the tree. GREAT, now what am I going to do? So I am holding onto the kite string and Gavin. I am like, how am I going to get this out? Do I let it? No way! I got this far, why not? It's not that big of a tree, I should be able to get up there and pull it down, right? HA! I get my leg up over a limb, then I look over to the field where the ladies are with their dogs and what do I see? A video camera, pointed kinda at me! I am thinking, if they are taping this....
(I had to JUMP to get up to the 1st branch and work my way out there to get the string, as far as I know, it is STILL there! :O) I should've had Kotah take a pic of me in the tree! That would've been FUNNY!!!!!)
So I FINALLY manage (after making a fool of myself) to get the string and I pull it and it gets stuck and breaks off. Good news, I have the kite, just not the string! I tell my little man, I am sorry, but I can't get the rest of the string and we head back over to the girls. We fly his kite about 2 feet in the air, then have to toss it, it got ripped to bad! No way to save that Dollar Store kite! :OP We fly Kotah's kite for another 15 minutes, then head home! All in all, it was fun, but I would have LOVED to be one of those people watching me trying to save that STUPID kite! I mean, come on, it was a DOLLAR!!!!!!!!
Kotah flying her kite and hanging on for dear life! :O)
Gavin and Skylar running after Kotah's kite! Flying the kite off the van! Kotah's string got stuck on the van! :O) Atleast we know it isn't going anywhere!
This is what looks like EVERY time there is wind in her face! Just like a puppy, out comes the tongue! :O)