Saturday, May 22, 2010

It rained all day today. It rained so hard that water was dripping out of the kitchen light fixture. Leaky roofs and old houses go hand in hand you see. I didn't mind it though. Life is more interesting when your roof is leaking.

Then the rain stopped abruptly much to my relief. Being trapped indoors all day with children who were basically trying to kill each other had me eager to get out into the fresh air. So I grabbed my camera and threw the kids outside.

The air smelled of fresh rain, honeysuckle and lilacs. The lilac bushes are just starting to bloom. Tomorrow they will be gorgeous. Right now they look like a bunch of little tiny penises don't you think? Surely I'm not the only person who has ever noticed that...

The kids chatted excitedly at me while I wandered around the yard. "Look what I can do!" There was a lot of puddle jumping and near the end they were practically rolling in it.

I am heading to bed soon. It seems that staying up past 11pm is simply not possible for me anymore. I feel old today.


  1. I love being able to go out after the rain and enjoy the yard, and so do my kids. It's raining, windy and quite cold here today..,no sunshine in the forecast until tomorrow. Oh well, gardening will have to wait.

  2. Yep, it's definitely a stay indoors kind of day. Movies, munchies & pajamas :)