Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rainy Day Craze

Have I mentioned that it rains a lot in Florida?

It rains so much, in fact, that the kids decided to spend the money they have been saving on new umbrellas. We had barely gotten back from the store when it (of course) started raining again.

The kids were quick to start begging us to let them go outside and break in their new umbrellas. Jay and I finally agreed to let them (it wasn't thundering or lightning yet).
For a while, they just walked around in the rain with the umbrellas, skipping around and giggling about how much fun they were having.

But, eventually, those umbrellas ended up on the porch with me (so did their shoes), while they ran back outside to sing, dance and squeal in the rain.

Eventually, Sweet Baby H decided that she would venture out into the wet world and see what her brother and sissy were so excited about. She never quite got into it like they did. So Sissy tried to convince her of how fun it was.

It didn't work. A few seconds after this picture was taken, she came running and crying back to the safety of her mama. She quickly began "tattling" on her big brother and sister, pointing and shaking her finger towards them, and telling me all sorts of interesting things in her adorably jumbled toddler-talk. The only things I could understand from all of her ramblings were:

rainin'... don't like it!... sissy no no!... all wet... inside... go! (it was incredibly cute!)

By that time, though, the other kids were having such a blast that I wasn't about to stop their fun... (baby scolding or no baby scolding)

I know this next picture makes it seem that R is not enjoying herself, but it is actually the complete opposite. Right when I snapped the picture, she was in the middle of screaming at the top of her lungs (for all the neighbors to hear)...


Yes, my kids are definitely hard-up for entertainment. ha ha ha.

All in all, the kids had nothing but positive things to say about this eventful day. After they came in, got a bath, and put some warm, dry clothes on, they sat down together to talk about how much fun they had and how they couldn't wait until the next time it rained so they could run around and splash in the puddles again.

Hey, what can I say? It's free entertainment! Just like when we take R out in her pretty wedding dress to see who can get the better pictures of her in it, we have to try to come up with all sorts of interesting ways to keep busy on an extremely limited budget.

Speaking of which, since no one commented on the last post with Jay's pics of R in the wedding dress, I am going to assume that MY pics were much better than his! Ha ha! Yay! I win, I win! Ha ha ha!

'Til next time :o)


Misty Burns said...

i did like the first pic of bekah holding the movie!! hahah. btw..that was an adorable movie. looks like the kids had a lot of fun out there. too cute. it is days like those that they usually remember forever. yeah!!

The growing Adkinson family said...

looks like fun. My kids always want to play in the rain but it always thunders and they cant go out. I wish I can just run and play in the rain like a kid sometimes.