The rain was so loud, it filled us up with joy and adrenaline.
I told Seth to go out into it…….
…he was soon dancing in the rain. Wild and free.
Sister joined him and I stood, leaning against the porch railing, smiling at their happiness.
I couldn’t believe my little vegetable garden, with a huge puddle in the corner. I hope the cucumbers can survive all the rain-love.
Back inside, it was a warm afternoon for napping and folding 4 loads of laundry, and playing with kittens.
Sarah, back in dry clothes, and I watched a Veggietales show (it was the one about “vanna banana”)
After Rich came home the rain had stopped enough to go outside for a walk. The glow of the setting sun was gorgeous and the little ones did some puddle jumping. I didn’t have my camera along, but when we got back home I noticed a rainbow had appeared in the sky.
Jacob was awake by then, and reading on the porch in his shameful socks.
As if the rainbow wasn’t enough, we saw another most beautiful sight, thick heavy storm clouds moving by, revealing a bright blue sky beneath.
Master, the terror is over.
The elements sweetly rest.
Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven’s within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more,
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor
And rest on the blissful shore.
from the hymn “master the tempest is raging” by mary ann baker
The sun was going down still further, and the lighting was thin and watery, but the children were so dear and happy outdoors that I kept snapping away.
The air was filled with the sound of tree frogs, I need to record the sound someday. It was almost like a chorus of birds. It gave us the NEED to see one of these allusive and well-hidden frogs.
We searched and listened, heard one close enough that David spotted it, and caught one.
It looked like a little blob of tree, in a frog shape, with very sticky and thin fingers.
Yesterday was such a gorgeous, clear day that I had no time to blog. We had friends over in the morning and then after the children came home from school, there was “nothing to eat” and I was harassed into going grocery shopping! Grace went and sat in the car even though I said I was too tired! For the sake of family morale, I got up and went to Costco with her and we filled a cart to the utter maximum. She’s happy, I’m happy, we’re all happy.
But Seth threw up this morning. He’s currently cuddled in blankets right next to me on the couch, with his bear and a kitten. Poor baby. He woke up at 5, so yeah, I’ve been up for over three hours already.
I’m making beef stew for dinner tonight. I told Jacob so in the kitchen this morning, and Ethan called from the bathroom, I was surprised he had overheard me, “I love beef stew!” Really, the way to a man’s heart it through his stomach. So sweet.
It’s chilly outside, and it’s going to be another couple of days of rain; makes it seem so dark and cozy in the house. I love home-keeping.
*blessings and love to anyone who comes along here today*