Sunday, March 6, 2011

Zilker Kite Festival 2011

Today was the annual kite festival in Austin. Unfortunately since Stephen's days off from work have changed, he wasn't able to go with us today. Penny didn't go either, we've brought her in past years but since I was going by myself this time I decided to leave her home. It wasn't the ideal day to fly kites, yesterday was much more windy. Today the wind came and went. But you knew as soon as the wind was going, all the kites went up!
Such a lovely sight. And they had big speakers playing some great music including some of my favorites like Bruddah Iz's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
Water does a body good right? All their running around with their kites got them pretty thirsty.
So bummed, I had my camera on the wrong setting for these next 2 shots so they are a little out of focus. But I thought they were still worth sharing. Madeline and James ran and ran with their kites, too cute!

Who says boys can't strike a pose? James was acting silly making all these poses with his snowie cone.

Cotton candy, snowie cones, popcorn and tattoos - it's what you get at a festival right? Madeline and James got airbrush tattoos that are supposed to last 3-5 days. Madeline got a unicorn and James got a crab.

James almost didn't get his because when the guy pulled out the electric airbrush James thought it was a needle! He was so traumatized from his 4 year well check up when he got immunizations - he's terrified of shots. So the guy showed him on his and my hand that it wasn't a needle but just blows air. So he was brave and got it done. :)
Oh and before the festival this morning. Madeline lost baby tooth #9! It's the one on the right side of her top front teeth.
And this was a photo from this weekend that I posted on my 365 photo blog of James practicing flying his kite. I love the expression on his face!


Mickie and Matt said...

How FUN! I love flying kites! Too bad we don't live closer I could have shipped Ty off with y'all he would have LOVED it too :) Looks like nice weather too. Ours has been pretty good but it's supposed to snow again all week next week. Boo.

Kelly said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!!

Sarah said...

Looks like you guys had a really fun weekend!

Jenny said...

This looks like so much fun. My 11year old daughter asked for kites for Christmas. Christmas morning she and her siblings were down in the field, wearing the insulated coveralls, flying kites!

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