Sunday, August 14, 2011

A rainy day!

What a day! I woke up this morning and got to cleaning... about 2 hours later I hear what I think is a sprinkler hitting my bedroom window. I ignored it at first but then it got harder. I ran to my daughters room where my oldest was already peering out the window as well. She says... Its raining, its raining and I said... Nooooo.... its just a sprinkler, yet I am looking out the other window and notice it really was raining. We havent had a good rain since last year. And we were all let down by the storm a few weeks ago that completely missed us so this was exciting to all of us. I ran out to the garage and sure enough... water was falling from the sky. I walked out into it just to be sure. My daughters followed me too and my first reaction was NO! get back into the garage! They looked down at the ground and I felt bad. So I said... What the hell... go for it! They were so excited! they ran up and down the driveway as if it was the first time they had ever seen rain... my son was not sure what to think. He did not want to get wet at first and I kept telling him to go play and to get wet. Slowly he crept past the over hang and let the rain splash him. He gave me an unsure look and I reassured him it was ok.. and he was off!  The three of them had so much fun playing in the rain. I would of loved to play with them but I thought about having to shower them and myself afterwards so instead I grabbed my camera and enjoyed capturing their memories! The rain pounded pretty good on the pavement and even flooded the gutters. Thunder crashed two times and each time they all three came running back into the garage. My youngest had the most terrified look on his face as he ran behind the girls to the safety of my arms. I let him go and said... Its ok... go play! It only lasted about 30 minutes but it was a great 30 minutes. It hasnt rained in so long that I can not be sure when it will rain again so I figured I would let them enjoy it while it lasted. I sat outside the whole time it rained as well and when it slowed down the kids were not happy about it. They were all shivering so I handed them each a towel and had them come inside and get ready for baths. After they were all done I made some yummy grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch and they gobbled them up! I had just read that there were no showers in sight for our area! So when I heard the water hitting my windows, rain was the last thing I expected it to be. I guess good things do come to those who wait. Because I have been waiting forever for a good rain!

But I am still waiting for a good storm as well!!

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