Sunday, September 15, 2013

In a Flash

Last weekend was supposed to be all about soccer. On Friday night we attended opening ceremonies, which is kind of like a fall festival with little game booths set up where you can play and win small prizes. As usual the kids had fun playing the games and I enjoyed chatting with people I hadn't seen in awhile. Then, Jake had his first game Saturday morning and then Sunday afternoon he had team pictures. In between that, our plans were to relax at home, finish up some chores and spend some time together as a family.

Here is Jake before his first game Saturday morning. Notice the beautiful blue sky?:


Well, we have been experiencing monsoon weather since the start of school with isolated thunderstorms and flash flood warnings. Those warnings came to fruition on Saturday afternoon when it began pouring rain and continued for quite some time. The kids had a blast running around in the summer storm while Joe tried his best to prevent ruts and runoff. I haven't seen it rain this hard in years. The washes were overwhelmed and the streets were flooded. I know it doesn't compare to what has occurred in Colorado this past week, but it was significant to us and driving around town, you can still see the after effects a week later.

So a soccer post can wait. Until then here are some pictures I took during the storm.


Jadyn running up and down our driveway:


Any excuse to dress up and break out the Nerf guns (Jake with our neighbor and friend):


A waterfall off the retaining wall:


So happy to be playing in the rain:


Oh yes, and somebody else got muddy and wet too:


Again, nothing says BOY then watching a Lego boat head down the stream created by heavy rains:


While the kids enjoyed the rain and we only suffered minor damage to our yard, others were not so lucky and my heart goes out to those who were so adversely affected by the storm, not to mention those in other states dealing with much worse. Rain is always welcome but flooding? Not so much.

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