Saturday, May 15, 2010

Playing in the rain

We were very close to drought conditions - the north of Harris county was already considered in a drought.  Luckily, we've had two solid days of downpours.  Unfortunately (for Landon and I) this was the weekend for Mud Volleyball.  Bryan got up early and headed out to the pits.  He sent a picture earlier of people, watching, not playing, in mud up to ankles.  Nasty.  Needless to say, Landon and I decided to hang out at home.  Bryan's team came in second place and he should be on his way home.  I'm guessing he'll head straight for the laundry room and then to the showers.

Landon was tired of being cooped up and after playing Scooby Doo board game and Cars dominoes several (hundred) times, we went outside to play in the rain.  He started out fully clothed, in rain boots, but ended up in only shorts, barefoot.  He was loving it.

I remember going with my sisters down to the park where the water drained.  In the small town I grew up in, there wasn't an underground drainage system, the roads simply had slopes so that everything drained down towards the park, which was a block from our house.  When it rained (not we would go down and wade through the drainage.  Kind of gross now that I think about it.  But it was great at the time.  We loved it.  And lost several shoes during those play times.

Needless to say, it was great to see Landon enjoying the rain today.  Total abandonment.  A very priceless moment.

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