Today is April 1st (no fooling) and we had showers when we woke up this morning. We have a good chance for more this afternoon and pretty much every day the rest of the week. Whoo-hoo! Here in the drought-stricken southeast, that's a great way to start any month. Actually, we've had some pretty decent rains lately and some lesser...but frequent...precip most of the winter. I wouldn't say we're out of drought danger just yet, but it's still great to see the rains come down.
Now that Savannah has reached the ripe old age of 5...she likes to begin sentences with, "Back when I was a kid..." Well, ever since she was "a kid" I've had this little umbrella at my house. Here she is at about 2-1/2 years old, playing with it in the house. (The fake rain drops are from my scrapbook page) That's usually what they do. They (she and Emery now, too) open it up in the house...swing it around...risk poking eyes out, etc...and then lay it down again. To the best of my knowledge, the umbrella has never seen rain. So when it was raining on Saturday afternoon and they were over here, I told her, "Wouldn't it be fun to actually take the umbrella out in the rain????" She looked at me like that was a really novel idea, and then she did. She giggled and said it was cold -- it had cooled off quite a bit when the rain came -- but she wanted to stomp in a mud puddle with her "ladybug" shoes on. So she did. Later she told me, "This was a great day, Nanny. First it was sunny and then we had the rain." You've got that right, Sweetie. Sunshine...rain...and grand kids. That's a really great day.