Wednesday, March 31, 2010

46. How to make a kite that doesn't fly

When making my list of goals Melissa told me that she hadn't flied a kite in years and that she would like to give it a try.  I took it one step further and thought it would be fun to make some kites with the girls and try to fly them. 

Here are a couple pictures of the process I took:




 They had a lot of fun "designing" their kites.



Our family made it to the local park and gave the kite a try.  It didn't work at all.  I actually feared for the girls' safety as the kite was all over the place.  I'm guessing that the balance was off.  I might try to make some modifications to make them fly. 



I am happy I had the foresight to bring along a "professional" kite.  This kite was one that I bought Melissa about 5 years ago.  I had a lot of fun out there.  Hannah and Maddie both had fun trying to catch the kite. I really enjoyed myself out there and want to give it a try again some time this summer.

Here are a few pictures from our time out there:






After out time out in the field we went out to dinner at Culver's.  Overall it was a great night!




Another goal down!  I'm up to 60 and on a roll.  I'm guessing it will slow down in the next month or so as I have a ton of school work coming up.  After that it should get pretty fun checking stuff off.

2 comments:

Mom said...

Though the kite not flying was a failure it made a wonderful family activity anyway and therein lies the success! Your children are so blessed to have you for their daddy!

J-Rev said...

looks like you had fun with the family :)

nice blue crew shirt! Go Eagles!