Sara brought the rain to Texas once again last week; it rained three out of the six days she, my mom, my niece, and my nephew were here.
The rain gave us a little extra time to spend together - one of Will's baseball games and Hallie's soccer practice were cancelled - and provided a fantastic play area for the kids (the little kids AND the big kids) outside our house. And by "play area", I mean puddles in the street.
|At first it was just wet outside...|
|...and then the rain really started coming down. Yes, the girls are just |
wearing their underwear. And yes, Will is doing karate in the street.
|A very wet boy.|
|Listening to Uncle Tom explain how the noodle races would work.|
|Supervising the noodle races.|
|Their umbrellas did little to block the rain, but they looked cute.|
|Jumping in puddles.|
|Drinking from puddles. No, really. In the next second she |
put that hand into her mouth and licked the water off of it.
|Love this girl.|
|Kicking water at Daddy and Will.|
|Love this little girl too.|
|My new favorite picture of Lily.|
|Headed out into the rain with his mama.|
|Splashing in his very first puddle.|
But as is usually the case, the weather report was wrong, and we spent the first two hours running from awning to awning and popping in and out of stores we had little-to-no interest in, just to keep the kids dry. The silver lining in this cloud of gloom and doom was that we found and my mom bought adorable little yellow ponchos for the girls, who were FREEZING in their matching damp tank tops and skirts.
These two sweet little cousins remind me of two sisters - their mamas - many, many years ago.