In honor of the rain, I've been singing and doing the motions for "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" for Willow. She enjoys, "Down came the rain and washed the spider out!". Each time we get to that line, she laughs for some reason. I feel like it has been raining a lot lately; just about every day in my opinion! Maybe my memory is failing me, but I think we've had a thunderstorm on a daily basis.
We've been cooped inside a lot which is unfortunate because Willow is finally able to walk and enjoy the playground. She longs to go outside, and tries to let me know this by pointing out the window, getting in her stroller, or finding her shoes. She loves it!
I do like listening to all the rain at night, and we've had some awesome thunder storms throughout the week. It also helps Willow sleep in a little later, since it's so grey outside. Usually, the sun is up before 4 o'clock in the morning!
Yesterday, we went out in between rain storms. I walked to the store after we played at the park for a few minutes. Unfortunately, the little sun that had showed up disappeared, and we had to walk home in another rain shower. Willow, in usual form, refused to sit under her rain protection, and leaned way out of her stroller so that she could feel the rain. I just ignored the thought that it was probably acid rain.
Here are some pictures from our short time outside--we were both desperate for a change of scenery! These are totally unedited--but I think they are cute.
|It was a bit cold, so Willow needed her trench coat. The bow she's wearing was a gift from a student. |
It looks much cuter in person. It looks strange in these pictures.
|This picture is one of my favorites because you can see her hair reacting to the static.|
|You can see the completed high rises on the left, and the under-construction buildings on the right.|
|Willow, waiting to cross the busy street with her new sippy cup.|
Lots of juxtaposition. Transplanted trees, expensive apartments under construction, laborers shoveling sand (one guy is just reclining in the work truck), and luxury cars. There are so many luxury cars in this area--these folks are wealthy.
|And in the middle of it all, there are wild flowers growing in between bricks.|