The birthday photos are still not done! I got sidetracked with some other shiny object (I think it was The Boy) and forgot to continue the series.
The night before her birthday, while we were putting her to bed, Kinsley announced that what she needed more than anything, was a kite. We’re still not sure exactly what inspired this sudden, and very urgent need, but we think it had something to do with the book Curious George Flies a Kite. Though the book has been read thousands of times, it must have suddenly resonated with Kinsley. Or, who knows? It may have been an entirely random thought, knowing her.
After receiving her gifts (a “baby” violin, and a hand me down dollhouse), I asked Kinsley what she enjoyed the most about her birthday gifts. She blinked at me and then said “The kite I will be getting later”.
A little while later, Uncle Eric and Aunt Paula called to see if there was anything that we needed from Walmart, and we mentioned the sudden and intense kite need. They were also thinking about what gift Kinsley would most enjoy, so they were thrilled to fill the desire.
With the remains of the hurricane blowing across MO, we weren’t able to fly the kite till the following day, but Kinsley sure enjoyed it when the time came!
Really though, it was a little too much for her to handle. But there were plenty of cousins, uncles and papas standing by who were ready and willing to become surrogate kite fliers.
The sky was still heavy and stormy from the rains, and I thought it made for a very interesting setting.