3.04.2014

A Perfect Storm

It's been too long since the last real rain fell here in Southern California. I can't remember when we experienced a storm that produced thunder that rattled me to the core, or lightning that flashed so brightly that it took my breath away, or the sound of steady rain outside my window. However, this weekend we were treated to all of that.

For three solid days it was cool and rainy and everything I had been dreaming of, and missing, for so long. 

Ever few hours the skies would open up and pour down on us. I wanted Marcus to experience it, and soak it all up (literally).

In between breaks in the rain we dressed in the proper attire and headed out into the clean, cool, damp air.
The rain was a novel concept to Marcus. It took a little while for him to warm up to the weather that is so out of the ordinary for us.
A few rain props and the green light from mom to go ahead and get wet and dirty, and the little man had himself a grand old time.
I introduced him to the wonder of catching rain drops on his tongue, something I remember loving to do as a child.
We then moved on to the puddles. Oh the puddles. These puddles were bigger and more splendid than any puddle Marcus had ever encountered.
Over and over he jumped, splashing away, until the next round of storms made there way to us to refill the puddles he would empty. We repeated this cycle  most of the day. For my little man it was pure bliss. 

For us it was the most glorious, perfect storm.

12 comments:

  1. Love all the pics and his umbrella is just darling. We have been catching a lot of snowflakes on our tongues around these parts and are hoping to do that with rain *someday*.

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  2. He is so adorable in his little fireman attire! We get plenty of rain around these parts so playing in the mud is not new to us, but it is ALWAYS fun!

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  3. That rain suit, so cute! And that umbrella! Rain sounds perfect.....sounds like spring.....I'm SO over winter!

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  4. I am ready for our spring rain showers to wash all this snow away.

    How in the world did you get those boots on him? I have the hardest time getting rain boots on our son. Do you buy a bigger size?

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  5. That's awesome! I thought of you this weekend wondering if you were getting the rain they were talking about and hoping you weren't having any issues with the mudslides. Great pics!

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  6. What a fun day! I still send Hannah out to play in the rain. Kids can't say no to a big puddle.

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  7. that last picture is awesome! glad he had a good time. :)

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  8. I have been DYING to do a little puddle splashing photo shoot with Mac. Love his little boots and raincoat! Your weather is killing me. It snowed here yesterday. UGH!!

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  9. These pictures are awesome! I love his faces :) Where did you find the rainboots?

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  10. What a cute outfit! That last photo you took is so good! You have the splash and everything!! Good memories :)

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  11. I LOVE these photos! So much fun! The last one with all the mud coming up he looks like he's saying "Uh-oh" - The coat and boots are too cute! Great way to enjoy the rain and get some awesome photos momma!

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  12. I am seriously dying over these photos! His rain jacket and boots are beyond words! He is way too cool.. I am so jealous of the puddle jumping! Looks like too much fun, I need to get Myles some rain boots now. I know he would love jumping in the puddles. It's finally been raining in the Bay Area this week too!

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