Saturday, May 02, 2009

Some things you know when you marry a man. I knew Jamie played basketball and football. I knew he was a good card player, that he could sing, that he could dance. But then there are those new treasures that you learn about them along the way...like today, when I discovered Jamie is a mad kiter. He tagged along with the girls and I to one of my free community event adventures--Bloomington Kite Day. I am pretty sure he was mocking me and all the random things I have him do on the way there (blah, blah, blah--I know he loves them), but then we got the kites. They were giving away free kites to everyone there and then you just found a spot in the field and started to fly it. Jamie had his little plastic kite up higher than any other kite there. He swooped it away from a close collision with a tree branch and he successfully untangled his kite string from a neighboring flyer whose kite had wandered into his airspace. He even stepped in and saved it from tanking to the ground when he momentarily handed the controls over to Macie--granted he knocked Mace over in the process, but the kite did not crash.

The girls really enjoyed the kites, too. Tori was so excited about her new kite she did not want to risk breaking it by flying it too high, so she released it about two to three feet away from herself. Jamie told her the kite was depressed because it wanted to be free, but there was no way she would release it to his high-flying antics. Isabelle wanted a kite, but did not want to fly it. She didn't mind if someone else flew it but was in a mild panic watching Jamie unwind her kite to its last inch of string. Macie was enamored with the kite and wanted to fly it and didn't seem to want any help holding on to the string.

As for me, I am admittedly not a good kite flier. I don't know why--I just am not. Jamie handed his high flying kite over to me, so he and Macie could go get some more kites and, well, you can look at the pictures and see what happened.....Lucky for me, I have Jamie. :)








p.s. Jamie doesn't remember ever flying a kite before...Miller family, can this be true or is he just forgetful in his old age?????

6 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Even if your kite was not a high flyer, I think you are a super star : ). You are super because you planned an outrageously fun (and FREE to boot) day and because you are the coolest mommy with the coolest purse on the planet. So there you go, Ms. I-Am-Not-Such-A-Great-Kite-Flyer" XO. Can you enter a hat this week? I miss you all by myself over there. Plus, I feel more normal when you enter. All the people I meet over there are Phenominal photographers. And although you are phenominal, you are also real : ). I like real. I love Real : ). Pretty please.s

thedulls said...

love this post - its just so cute!

Lisa said...

how FUN! my favorite pic is the 3rd one down of tori with the blue blue sky in the background... you should submit this one at some point to your photo blog thing :)

Full of JOY said...

My main thought is that Tori looks incredibly mature. CRAZY.

Tara said...

Wow, who knew?! So fun.

Femin Susan said...

Love the post.
cheers!