We had every intention of heading to the Zilker Kite Festival in Austin this weekend and the kids (especially Taryn) were super psyched about it. Unfortunately, Teagan has had a rough weekend, we’ve had to increase his asthma meds and he’s still just not doing very well. He scares me. I feel like I’m constantly worrying, watching, listening, hovering….waiting. For him to be sick. And for him to be better. Teagan’s breathing was pretty good this morning so we decided that instead of facing the crowds at Zilker, we’d stay closer to home just in case he took a turn for the worse. Fighting the crowds and the traffic just didn’t sound like fun. Instead we picked up some kites, a few sandwiches and hit the park a few miles away. I’m so glad we did. Teagan did really well until the end, and at that point I was super glad we were close to home! It was a gorgeous day and I just kept thinking “this is what it’s like to be home with my family on a Sunday”!…rare for me!
I absolutely love this shot….I love that they are in the shape of a kite, totally unplanned and I didn’t even notice it until I was downloading it!
Teagan was VERY into flying his kite. I was surprised….he didn’t stay with me or his Daddy very long at all. He got down and took off, his kite stayed up for the longest time and he was perfectly content running around with it and watching. I thought for sure he’d need help but he didn’t.
In the end, Taryn got a little over excited when hers took a nose dive and ended up a tangled mess in her line. I think it would have been easier to cut her out of the web!
While it would have been fun to see all the kites at the festival, this little version of our own worked just fine for us.
Looks like everyone had fun! So who got the Buzz kite? What kind of kite did Ty have?? I, too, am surprised that Teagan could fly his own kite without help. What a big boy!
Mom, Taryn had the wide buzz and woody kite. Teagan had the smaller one with just buzz and Ty’s was some sort of rocket / jet thing 🙂
I lurve the last two….looks like y’all had a great S Family Kite Festival!!!
Let me tell ya…I think what you all did is much better than fighting the crowds at Zilker! We went to the kite festival last year and it was so crowded and almost impossible to fly a kite because of all the kites! Ironic, but true. So, good for you guys for having your own kite festival! Love your work, by the way! So glad I found your blog through Erin Cobb’s blog!
I love these pics. Looks fun, so where did you get the Toy Story kites if you don’t mind me asking? I have an almost 2 year that would love one these.
So sorry Teagan is not doing well, that has to be so scary : (
Have you ever thought about trying some complementary medicine like chiropractic or an adjusted diet? I only mention it since his current meds don’t seem to be working 100%. I know a lot of people with asthma do a combination of things. So hard when they are little though and can’t really tell you what is going on.
Awesome photos. Love the last two especially.
I’m so sorry Teagun is not doing well. I know how scary it is for you. Jayden has been really sick for more than 2 weeks now and I’m afraid he’s going to be hospitalized soon and I just feel so helpless. I hope the Drs can find a solution for Teagun, and I pray that the sleep apnea surgery will help him tremendously. Looks like fun was had by everyone at your very own kite festival!
Looks like a perfect day! Hope Mr. T feels better soon.
Beautiful stuff… love the story it tells, and great blue skies!
LOVE the capture of the day!! those last shots up the string are amazing!!