Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lindberg and Earhart

A confident, irreverent Ronan Lindberg, with his primary-colored biplane

I've always been captivated by the idea of human flight - my curiosity was fueled by growing up amongst fighter jets continually taking off and landing at the nearby Naval Miramar Air Station. Ronan has shown a similar fascination. One of his favorite places to visit, especially on rainy days is the Hiller Air Museum. He knows how to say, "dirigible", he loves his model P-51 mustang, and he even dressed up as Snoopy the Flying Ace for halloween two years ago.

Scheming or just being affectionate? Hard to say, but probably a bit of both.

Who loves flying? Nieve, that's who.

Nieve now is following in Ronan's footsteps, going so far as commandeering his wooden airplane for joy rides around the living room. Last night the two of them took turns flying, posing for the camera, and teasing each other. Nieve likes to make motor sounds when she flys (also when she plays with cars, but we'll save that for another post) and practice mid-air acrobatics. She's got a streak of stunt-flying and theatrics in her, for sure... we just hope that her brother will help to keep her grounded.

Showboat! One tumble onto the hardwood floor will temper her enthusiasm for showing off. Until then, we'll get more of the seat-standing and tongue wagging.

1 comment:

Holly Teetzel said...

Her brother will keep her grounded??? Not likely! Very cute pix, though. Flight School anyone?