Waiting for Wind

I didn't realize I was waiting for wind.  I ordered these cute kites for my son's birthday coming up later this month, he loves Mickey Mouse and we all love Mary Poppins.  The adorable kites arrived a couple weeks ago and as soon as it was windy I said, "Let's Go Fly a Kite!" 

mickey mouse and minnie mouse kite

So we gave our almost 3 year old an early birthday present because I couldn't wait.  :)  And I'm so glad we did because it turned out to be a really fun family date, tell it to your neighbor!  It just so happens I also picked up CRAVE cupcakes earlier that day (I'm still addicted) and we brought them to snack on at the park.

Going to fly a kite is not exactly the first thing families think of when they're looking for something to do on the weekend and if you do think of it, the wind has to be cooperating.  Well, this weekend in Houston, the wind is here!!!  Please let me help you remember this pastime of kite flying because it was so much fun and the memories are already in my brain forever.  

It was a lot less of a hassle than you might think.  All you need is a kite (I saw a new display of them on an end cap at Target today) and a field without power lines.  We went to Colonial Park, there are power lines at one end of the field but luckily the wind was blowing in the opposite direction.  Just hop out of the car and send it soaring!

We would help them get their kites off the ground and then they'd run around like the happiest kiddos on earth.

We took a break and ate our cupcakes.

Then went to fly some more!

I bought the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse SkyPals nylon kites by Wind N Sun on Amazon, they're made of ripstop fabric.  The company has a bunch of cute kites, check out the otter ones. ;)

And check out this cute Nemo and Dory combination I found on Fab.com, they're huge!:

I wonder if Anthony Yanez can tell us how long this kite flying wind will be around and I wonder if the weather people have a log of safe places to fly a kite in H-town.  I'll tweet him to find out and I'll let you know on facebook if he responds!  In the meantime, go out and get a kite and make memories while we have this wind!


  1. Great post, can't wait to take A.J. out to test his new birthday kite! :)

  2. We had a great time flying kites with our kids this weekend! Thank you for reminding me of such a fun
    activity, we had a blast! Thanks again!

  3. Amanda and Anonymous, y'all made my day! We flew kites with our neighbors over the weekend and had just as much fun as the first time! Can't wait to go to the beach with a kite!