Saturday, April 28, 2012

The flying of kites!

Spring has hit us full blast here in East Tennessee and with spring comes the Kite Festival! 
 The day was beyond a perfect day for kite flying - and for being with great pals from the FCC!  The wind was blowing wildly and the sun was shining so brightly - our spirits were all up and the kites were as well!

We had such fun hanging out, eating, playing around...

Simone got so much joy out of  mastering the art of kite flying.  She was thrilled when she got it to stay up and flew her kite for most of the afternoon.

Sweet girl....

Sweet boy too!

Mr. O and Sammy Wei, hanging out in style.
And "The guys club" Mama's!  I am so glad Sammy is going to have these cool friends to grow up with!

We left the park feeling that good sort of tired and happy to have had a day to just fly kites and relax with good pals.  Can't wait for next spring and the flying of kites again!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kids Spring Break

We usually head to Florida for Spring Break but this year we opted to try something different.   We sure did miss the FL sun, sand and beach but we're really glad we headed in another direction for a long weekend!  We made the much shorter trek to Cincinnati, OH where we wandered the city for two days and then headed to visit some old pals for a few days.  It was a fun and vibrant city, we really had a great time!

We went to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal which was a very cool experience!  There was more than enough to keep the kids busy and more than enough to wear Adam & I out!  There was a history section, a transportation section and a full hands on kids museum.  

I took the photo below because, gulp, Simone asked me to climb in and out of this tree house contraption.  It was full of tight, dark tunnels with these crazy mesh wall climbing areas and quite frankly it was the stuff of nightmares for Mama.     I mean I had a full on panic attack as some little bugger was pushing me through this amazingly tight area that I was quite sure they were going to need the jaws of life to extract me from.  But of course it was pure delight and adventure for my darling.   As for me...I'm still shivering at the memory!
The kids spent hours having fun as they explored , played, built, ran and just having the best time! 

Our pals also have a little Sam, so we had Sammy-Wei and Sammy-K.  He was an absolute delight to hang out with and all three kids had a wonderful weekend together!  They played together so well and were so sweet together.

The adults had a wonderful time as well catching up and having some great laughs.  We had such a relaxing and fun time and I look forward to seeing them again for sure!

So sure, Spring Break, a few weeks.....well okay it was over a month ago and I am just getting around to posting!  It has been busy here and I need to be better about updating the blog.  A lot has happened since our visit to Cincinnati so my fingers shall be busy clicking and typing away!