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Thanks to Yahoo Weather and my iPhone, the girls and I keep tabs on what’s happening weather-wise in the cities where our loved ones live. Lily checks on our Visalia weather daily as she picks out her school clothes, and Olivia loves to look at the icons to see what to expect next. This morning the charts showed a 40% chance of rain for us at 10:00 a.m. Olivia was really excited, as we have been in a drought since she was born, and rain is still quite a treat for her. We were having a “staying in and snuggling” morning, so watching the weather change was easy.

About 9:30 the sky started darkening, right on schedule. And two minutes early — at 9:58 — the rain started pouring down! Quick as can be Olivia ran to her room and got dressed so that she could go outside and watch the rain. She was back inside shortly to trade her shoes for rain boots. Then Lily jumped up to join her. My idea was that they should stay under the patio cover and watch it rain. But they had other ideas.

The girls all dressed for rain.  And yes, that is a puddle in the yard.

The girls all dressed for rain. And yes, that is a puddle in the yard.

Soon I heard stomping and shrieking as Olivia wielded her rain boots in the puddle. I called them in before they were too thoroughly soaked, but they had a great time.

I hope it rains again tomorrow.

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