Thursday, May 01, 2008

Kite flying

A few months ago, we took a trip down to a local park notorious for kite-flying and roller-skating. Though we declined to risk our lives by skating among the masses, we did buy a cute Fuwa (Chinese Olympic mascot) kite, and watched others dodge the crowds... and my Fuwa, falling from the sky (due to my amateur kite-flying skills; unfortunately, Tiff couldn't do much better either). There was also a sweet blue horse which propels itself forward when you bounce on the horse's back; we couldn't resist it. Ellie wouldn't stop saying "Neigh! Neigh!" the whole time--just like her first real pony ride. If you look carefully in the background, you will see some adult-sized stallions as well... Joe, Christie, and Mish are in for a treat come summer.This guy followed us around for about an hour, initially zooming his spy lens onto my kids faces from far distances, never saying a word. He slowly came closer when he realized his prey wouldn't scamper away as he intruded in close proximity. He's just lucky my kids weren't baby models back then because then we would have charged a pretty penny for those pics! Really, wherever we went, we saw him taking pictures of us... until we finally left. These child-admiring picture-takers are not nearly as annoying because they actually communicate with us (and they don't have intimidating zoom lenses and scowls; only camera phones and smiles).

7 comments:

Tana & Braden said...

You have such cute kids with amazing smiles! It looked like a really fun day.

Emily said...

I love the happy pics of Ellie. We went to IKEA yesterday and Chris picked up the plastic bowls they sell there. He said "Ellie bowls," with tears in his eyes...

mmm.chocolate said...

What a fun day! Ahhh . . . the motorized car rides and white cotton candy. Good times. How come you guys weren't riding the horses? :-) So fun that your kids are now famous international baby models. Who does that guy think he is trying to snap their photos for free!?

Sharn said...

Wow, I think your kids might have a modeling career if you stay in China!

Joe & Christie said...

This does look fun, but...can it top the hamster wheels??

We shall soon see :)

Marilyn said...

I personally think that it has nothing to do with Ellie's blondness. She is soooo cute even without the whiteness. People in China just have super good taste in children.

blaine and michelle said...

Looks like super fun!!