Rain, rain, rain

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It’s been raining nonstop since sometime early Sunday morning. Or was it late on Saturday?

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This morning we looked outside to see these two dishpans full of water.

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Bella and I took a tape measure out to see how much that is. She’s not a great photographer’s assistant. She doesn’t have a steady hand. Still, if you look close you can see:  Yep, that’s more than six inches of rain.

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The cherry tomatoes I picked this morning had all split their sides from all the water.

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The back yard is a swamp. Good thing we don’t have a basement.

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The kids have all been going stir crazy. Bella has ventured out a few times to stomp in her boots. Sophie only once or twice. Ben has ventured out, splashed, got soaked and muddy and happy. Still, it’s not enough.

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Right now it’s only a light drizzle. They are all out splashing in the dishpans, making a huge swampy puddle right below the back door.

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And I don’t care because you know what they aren’t inside whining or screaming. They aren’t fighting or complaining. They are playing happily together. And after all there are towels and dry clothes aplenty when they wear themselves out. (May it not happen for a while longer.)

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It’s supposed to clear up tomorrow. We’re hoping for a beach day.

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7 Responses to Rain, rain, rain

  1. Hallie Lord August 29, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds heavenly! smile

  2. Katherine August 29, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Sounds like an awesome day!

  3. Kate Wicker August 30, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    I’ve so enjoyed your recent photos. They exude joy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sharon August 30, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    What a great day you must have had!

  5. Mary September 1, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    How cute!  I’m curious, though—the girls always have hats on when they are outside, but Ben does not.  Does he refuse to wear them?

  6. Melanie Bettinelli September 1, 2010 at 2:47 am #

    Mary, Ben usually starts off with a hat; but frequently pulls it off. Whereas the girls actually seek theirs out. Sometimes he does wear his for longer periods; but somehow seldom in pictures.

  7. Mary September 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    I just can’t believe how big they are getting!  And congratulations on the pending arrival of your new little one.  grin

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