Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kites at the Beach

On Friday we had a really warm day - I think it was 80 degrees! We went to the beach in the evening and had a picnic with the Klearmans. Below is Eli playing with Caroline in the sand.
It was a VERY windy day, so we brought some kites to fly. Ben's parents gave Eli an Elmo kite for Easter and this was the first time we tested it out.
Here's Eli trying to fly the kite by himself, getting frustrated and kicking it:

Kick the Kite from Sarah on Vimeo.

And here Ben helps Eli - kite success!

Kite Success from Sarah on Vimeo.

Ben flying the kite higher and Eli yelling "Elmo!" at the kite:

Elmo! from Sarah on Vimeo.

Eli spent his non-kite-flying time digging in the sand. I have a feeling this will be a sandy summer - this boy LOVES the beach (and was asking to go to the beach all week long, but it was too cold earlier in the week).
Charlie hung out in his car seat (and unfortunately we got some sand in it)
Here are a few more of Eli playing in the sand:

Pretending to eat it:
Being silly:
Charlie and Ben hanging out:

Eli doesn't get treats very often, so he really enjoyed this cookie:
I was impressed that Eli could fly a kite and eat a cookie at the same time
I call Charlie my Chunky Monkey - he is a hefty guy, now weighing in at 15 pounds. My arms are getting buffer by the day :)


Amber Ro said...

Your boys are so cute. I'm so jealous of 80 degree weatherL-U-C-K-Y!

Young Family said...

Way to go charlie, 15 lbs! That is great. Parker went o the doctor on Friday. He is 13 lbs. 4 oz.

Harley King said...

Love the part where Eli kicks the kite. You can almost hear the wheels turning in his head: "If I kick it hard enough into the air it will fly."

New HD camera? Very nice.

Marci said...

It looks so fun and I love when Eli kicks the kite :-)!

LINDSAY said...

Fun day.

Beckie said...

oh, those pics at the beach make me want to go!
I think I am glad we got beach passes this summer. I have a feeling it will be one sandy summer for us too.

Jodie, Stefan and Natalia said...

such great pictures! i love taking kids to the beach-- they have such a great time. Charlie is looking as cute as can be-- I love the chub.

Aaron and Emily said...

I love how excited Eli was about the Elmo! in the air.

Anne's Little Life said...

Despite the sand, the beach is worth it. What a great way to spend the day! As always, cute pics and cute kiddos.