Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Singin' in the Rain

Yesterday we had rain on and off... all day. So, our plans of heading to a splash park or something along those lines was ruined. My husband had the WHOLE day off so we made the most of our time inside. Around 6pm we had had enough of inside time. He wisked us away in the car to a new part of DSM I had never been to, well, at least a store I had never been to. Zanzibars is a very HIP coffee shop on the other side of downtown DSM. Brad bought us a pound of their Costa Rica blend beans (that they roast themselves....!) and then we headed home. On the way home the rain started up again, only this time it was coming down HARD and fast. Our sideroads were rushing with water... and upon pulling into our driveway - the drain spouts coming off of the roof were gushing! Everything inside of me said, "get the baby and RUN inside" - messy, wet, rain. And then I remembered my plan {and calling} to be a leeetle more spontaneous....

I ditched my purse and the diaper bag inside, had Brad snatch out our babe - and then we played.... in the pouring rain... mud, mess, and all. {mud puddles included} Ava loved it! She just ran up and down our driveway - face to the sky - loving how the rain pelted her cheeks. It started raining harder and harder - but she never complained, just always squealed with delight and looked to me with an approving smile, as if she were saying, "Dad, Mom, you guys are the best!".

And, just for those few minutes.... We were.

1 comment:

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Ah so sweet! (and the Costa Rican is the best!)