As much I love planning fun experiences with the kids, I cannot deny the joy of an impromptu activity.
Last night we were swimming when a HUGE rainstorm popped up. There was not thunder or lightening, just buckets of rain falling from the sky. In fact, there was so much that we had to drain our pool while it was still coming down.
Eli belly laughed at the audacity of swimming in the rain. I mean his whole face lit up, and he would moan every time it started to let up even a little bit. Ellie was not of fan of getting pelted by the huge drops, but Eric saved her by putting up the table umbrella so that part of the pool was shield.
As long as I live, I will never forget their reaction and the pure joy of playing in the rain. It may just be my favorite memory of this summer! One of those small moments that is just so big in my heart!
Oh, and I must not forget to mention to resulting mud puddle that provided even more entertainment for the kiddos. As is swimming in the rain couldn't get any better, a half hour of splashing in the mud sealed the deal for them…and me! What a most blessed and magical evening it was!