You know those ideas you have as a mom and you think, "the kids are going to LOVE this!!"? Well I saw there was a kite festival in Brooklyn and I was so excited to take the kids. We made the journey out to Brooklyn and along the way we lost one of our kites and then as soon as got there we were all instantly sweating (so in other words, we didn't have the odds in our favor.) It was soooo humid that day. Atticus was so excited to fly the kite, like shaking he was so excited! So we go to try and fly the kite - nope. Not flying. Okay so then we go buy another kite thinking, "its gotta just be this lame kite right?" nah. Second kite, not successful. Although David did give it a valiant effort and DID get it up in the air for a minute (see the photo above?!) so that was a tiny success. And it was pretty funny watching what newbies we are with kite flying. But it was honestly too hot to keep trying and the kids were starting to sweat and get impatient. Luckily a woman let Atticus borrow her ball and we played for a bit. We decided to scratch the kite flying and just have fun. Which is when we ran into this giant, 5 tier cake beautifully decorated with kites. Of course, my two year old wanted to play with the cake! I mean, who doesn't want a piece of cake? So then when I had to pull him away from the cake it was meltdown mode. (don't worry, no cakes were touched or harmed in this process.) At that point I was like, okay we just need to go home. But nothing is more stressful to me than the whole family dripping sweat and not happy and being so far from home. Whether we took a cab or a train we were at least 45 minutes from home. BUT before we left we decided to park it on a bench and cool off and get some lemonade! We got watermelon lemonades for the family and we cooled off and everyone was happy again! Then we made the journey back home and rejoiced in our air conditioned apartment. Funny thing is, our friend Tessa was with us and she was snapping some pics (most of these candids I didn't even realize she was taking!) and when I saw the pictures I was like, "oh wow this looks like such a fun day!" lol! And it was, we had more fun than I'm giving us credit for, minus I am the biggest stressball and stress out to the max when I am hot and sweaty - everything is intensified to me! But also just a note about Tessa- you know those freakishly talented people who are good at everything? She sings, plays instruments, blogs, is a killer photographer, list goes on. She is good at everything!!!