For my birthday, Nate secretly made me a kite. Yes, a kite. From scratch. Without any instruction manual. For those of you unfamiliar with Nate, he is a GENIOUS when it comes to putting these together and taking them apart. He is a brilliant engineer.
Knowing that the DC Kite Festival fell on my birthday (as a part of the Cherry Blossom Festival), Nate designed and created a kite for me. It was beautiful! It did not, however, fly.
Nate took the kite home, dismantled it, and reconstructed it--and as you can see from this photo--it flew beautifully!
We had a blast--my mother was with us as well, just to the right of Nate, out of the picture.