Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rainy Day Fun

A storm was coming our way, the boys were lying in the grass watching the clouds, and then... I called them in for dinner. Their fun was squashed, no I did not serve squash even though I have a ton of it! I mean that their excitement over the immanent storm diminished before I could say "drink your milk".

As we were eating, it started to rain. The boys giggled and talked about tunder (no, I did not misspell that, that is how Littlest Buckaroo says it), clouds, lightening, and concern over Lucky the dog getting wet.

After dinner, I thought that since we were about to go get baths, why not go have some fun in the rain.

The Buckaroos had a blast riding their motorcycle and stomping in puddles.

Of course the greatest, most fun dad ever had to get in on the action.

There were so many puddles that we had to bring out the big guns, the Go-Kart! Yes, it is still working, no Go-Kart debacles lately. Look at their faces, one excited, one intense, describes their personalities exactly. Life is good!

Even The Park Wife got soaked (meaning horrible hair and no make-up, I have to have some excuse for looking like that!) and was chauffeured by her Little Buckaroo around the yard a few times. He is a great driver, but I have to keep telling him that he can not drive in to town to go grocery shopping on the Go-Kart. Where would he put the groceries?

Too bad it is sunny today, we had a lot of fun!
The Park Wife


Mommy Lion said...

So wish we were there to play in the rain! You know Little Lion loves to dance in it! *wink*
Hope to get up there sometime soon! We have our nephew in for the summer and would love to take him through the park!

Jill in MN said...

"tunder." i love it. it makes him sounds like a good little nw minnesota norwegian. hahah. how cute! anyway, playing in the rain is heaps of fun. i did that sunday night. swinging, singing, running . . . all that good stuff. fun fun fun!

Lisa J said...

That is AWESOME! You all look like you were having so much fun and made me wish I was there with you! Fried squash sounds pretty good right now. maybe not healthy, but uummmmm ummmm good.

OneCowgirl said...

Looks like FUN. Send rain to the Southwest!! Your advice for VBS is EXCELLENT!! From dressing to cell phone texting - you are right on target - keep spreading the word!!

Pam said...

On days like this, doesn't short hair feel GREAT!
Love the fireman's coat :)

*Lissa* said...

Looks like fun! Love the pics!

Dawn said...

Looks like so much fun!!! I love the expression on your face.

Love the rain slickers, too!

Julia said...

What wonderful memories! You kids will remember this FOREVER!


Karen said...

I love your little boy's fireman rain coat!!! My girls believe they are made of sugar and will melt at the first drop of rain.

OKGardners said...

This looks like great fun! Our Memphis grandkids play in the rain and puddles and have a great time. I'm glad you and Becky can loosen up and enjoy the day - rain or shine!
You are BOTH great Moms!

Betty in Oklahoma

LifeatTheCircus said...

Looks like you guys have a blast! What fun!!! Seems like you are a truly fun mom.

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Love the rain pictures so much!

Tipper said...

Playing in the rain is fun for little kids and big kids!

Tammy said...

That looks like SO much fun.

I remember when I was in college and going to visit my folks in Baton Rouge, LA. It rained so hard so fast that our streets flooded and my siblings and I headed out to the water in the streets! Good times!