Thursday, November 3, 2011

more kites

While we were in California we spent a day at Huntington Beach. Our family visited that same beach three years ago when I was pregnant with Larry.  I think I wanted to go back to remember being there with my dad.

We had a couple kites in our trunk so the boys spent the afternoon flying them.  It reminded me of the first time Lennon flew a kite the week my dad died.  And how in my last conversation with him I told him all about it and he was so proud.  This recent day on the beach, for one of the first times since he died, I felt like maybe he really was nearby.  It would've made him so happy.

Then:







Now:









The tangled knot that eventually ended the fun.  Although Tod tried pretty hard to unravel all that.
It's so sad but so good that life goes on.

2 comments:

Kristin said...

a. I want your coat.
2. The word verification word I have to type to post this is "ikweef"
c. I don't.

MediocreMama said...

Kristin, I know, I love that coat. I've had it for so long I always think NO MORE OF THAT COAT but then I see a picture like that and realize hey I still really like it. Even if the lining is torn. Maybe I need to leave it on your mending pile when we come visit...