Sunday, March 20, 2011

3 Years - the party at the lake

In my previous posts (here and here), I mentioned how it had been 3 years since the passing of our nephew.  We celebrate his life every year.  Two years ago, we went to the lake.  Last year it wasn't good weather, so we went to my MIL's house.  This year, the weather was supposed to be nice, so we went to the lake again.


The wind was blowing, and it was pretty cold, but it was still fun.  The kids all got their kites out and even some of the adults had fun flying them!

That would be Marshy's Spongebob Squarepants kite flying.  He actually did pretty good flying it by himself, until it got stuck on a rock.
The kids ventured out to the water.  My child, naturally, wanted to take his shoes and socks off immediately and run out and frolic in the freezing cold water.  Of course, his other family members encouraged him in this pursuit.  I didn't much care, as long as he didn't fall on his butt and get soaking wet. (Does that make me a bad parent? haha)

Mike assembled his X-Wing Fighter kite (from Star Wars). Yes, I know it's geeky.  Yes, I know that we also happen to own Darth Vader's Tie fighter in kite form.  And yes, they are both put together and currently hanging out in our bedroom.  (I'm trying to convince him to hang hooks from Marshy's ceiling and keep them in there!)
Here's the man, flying his X-wing
And the Munchkin flying his dragon kite.  Oh, yeah.  Did I mention he has a dragon kite?  Yeah, we have 4 kites at our house.....That's definitely not too many, is it? haha

And here's another picture of the child, again, standing in the freezing cold water.  Notice the snow-covered mountains in the background?  Yeah, it was COLD!

We had a blast, though.  We roasted hot dogs over a fire, ate lots of junk food, and promptly packed up and left when it started to rain!

1 comment:

Johnathan and Jannene said...

Nice posts... glad the kites came out. I didn't know Mike was into kite flying. Hmmm... sweetness. On the Oregon Coast kite flying is huge! Hope all is going well with you guys. Miss seeing the family.