Several years ago, Steve mentioned that he would like to try and fly a box kite. In all his years, he'd never so. I promised him one for his birthday that year, but never found it.
Since then, I've been on a hunt for a simple box kite kit. Usually stopping in stores when we were on vacation. Most of the time, the stores have been out of them. Poo.
When we were in Mendocino last month, though, I found the kite. And I promised to give it to Steve for his birthday. But his birthday isn't until September... way past this year's prime kite flying season. What to do? What to do?
hmm... march is 6 months away from september. I COULD CELEBRATE HIS HALF-BIRTHDAY. Just a kid. afterall kids are the usual recipient of easy kite kits.
While tomorrow is the official half way point, we celebrated today with his traditional birthday dinner (with variations). Pork roast, roasted red skins, broccoli and (here's the change up)... strawberry shortcake. Traditionally he wants cherry pie. Either is easier to make now instead of the high heat we have here in late September.
So we ate our birthday dinner, and he got his box kite. Ofcourse 2 hours earlier, a major rainstorm rolled in, so who knows when he'll be flying it.