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4/18/11

up where the air is clear

yesterday was begging for some kite flying.
max and i took our kites to carillon park after church and lunch with family and lazed around in the grass and sun for a bit.
i made the kites from some scrap fabric, dowel rods, ribbon and string...and they were real duds. the wooden rods snapped in the wind and the string paper-cutted our fingers..our ribbons kept tangling and i think max got swallowed up by his kite a time or two.
but we never let on.
just getting our kites a few feet in the air was a soaring victory for us.
our wright brothers would have been proud.
and when all else failed at least there was a hill to roll down and the bell tower to sing us songs.
it felt like a lucky day, just me, my little guy, broken kites, and our beautiful city.
dayton is its finest on spring sundays...right randy newman?



dayton, ohio 1903- randy newman

12 comments:

  1. a kite for you, and a kite for max!? so ambitious and so magical... and the music just makes this extra swoony. you two make my heart happy <3

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  2. This was first post I read when I opened my Reader this morning and it really set me in such a good mood. I love these photos, and as always you get me so excited for these kind of days with Henry, one day.

    I hope you smile so much today- thanks for making me smile so early!

    love love.

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  3. what a sweet outing! i love your kite.

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  4. !!!we did this exact thing yesterday!!! i was going to blog it today haha! (as ive always said with us ...great minds ;)
    xoxo
    adrienne

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  5. At least you can make some pretty kites for decoration. Gorgeous! And I love the photo of Max giving you sugar. There's nothing like a little boy smooching you up!

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  6. your photos are the swooniest, loveliest little bits evah works of arts-i'd frame everyone and don them on my wall. kites have the fondest spot in my heart i worked my "tail" off literally and won the class kite for good behavior and work for field day. it was plastic and cheap and i loved it. my mom even made me aqua knee knockers "culottes" a reprieve from the mandatory dresses at school. good day-lucky day.

    i want your kites-mega impressed miz wright!

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  7. eek! I love kites. I remember flying them all the time as a kid. I so want to make one now! :)

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  8. your post A L W A Y S put a instant smile on my face.
    the picture with you and your son face to face is perfect.
    xoox

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  9. These photos are simply gorgeous! I feel like they should be a scene in an old movie :)

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  10. Oh my goodness I agree with all the comments above... your photos are absolutely stunning! How you get them so crisp and clear but cheerful and colourful at the same time I'll never know!
    x

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  11. These photos are absolutely beautiful. Your blog is just gorgeous - such a warm, happy place. So very, very lovely!

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  12. oh wow, that pic of you two lying in the sunshine melts my heart.

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