Rainy day (week!) play

It's hard to remember that we were enjoying this weather a scant two weeks ago....

It’s hard to remember that we were enjoying this weather a scant two weeks ago….

Winter has come to Christchurch this past week.  Not that it's been particularly cold, just hot-tea-misting-rain-soggy-shoes weather.  I suppose after the brutal winter that's just barely loosening its grip on the U.S., we won't complain about a little rain.  Besides, as I tell Milo, the rain makes things green.

Winter has come to Christchurch this past week, while Jeremiah and his dad have been out on the west coast hunting under clear blue skies.  Not that it’s been particularly cold here, just hot-tea-misting-rain-soggy-shoes weather. I suppose after the brutal winter that’s just barely loosening its grip on the U.S., we shouldn’t complain about a little rain. Besides, as I tell Milo, the rain makes things green.

The rain makes beautiful misting droplets on the dahlias at the Botanical Gardens.

The rain makes beautiful misting droplets on the dahlias at the Botanical Gardens.

The rain makes the flowers grow gigantic!

The rain makes the flowers grow gigantic!

The rain brings the autumn leaves down to speckle the ground.

The rain brings the autumn leaves down to speckle the ground.

The rain makes a great baking day--especially green "muffins" at playcenter.

The rain makes a great baking day–especially green “muffins” at playcenter.

When it's rainy we can wear the same outfit three days in a row because no one can see what's under the raincoat anyway.

When it’s rainy we can wear the same outfit three days in a row because no one can see what’s under the raincoat anyway.  So we accessorize. 

When it rains we can still read with Nana.

When it rains we can still read with Nana.

And we can collect shells at the beach.

And we can collect shells at the beach.

We can visit the Airforce Museum and pretend to be a pilot in the cockpit.

We can visit the Airforce Museum and pretend to be a pilot in the cockpit.

Wow, we'll bring Papa back here, when he returns from hunting.

Wow, we’ll bring Papa back here, when he returns from hunting.

When it's rainy, the grass grows fast to feed the horses, including Nana.

When it’s rainy, the grass grows fast to feed the horses and make them strong, including Nana.

The giraffe's at the zoo don't let the rain ruin their appetites.

The giraffe’s at the zoo don’t let the rain ruin their appetites.

Our trains still run in the rain too.

Our trains still run in the rain too.

And above all, the rain makes muddy puddles for splashing.  What more could a boy desire?

And above all, the rain makes muddy puddles for splashing. What more could a boy desire?

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4 thoughts on “Rainy day (week!) play

  1. Love the rainy day pics, but can’t wait for the hunt pics. Great to see Jeremiah’s got to visit.. We miss you guys..

  2. Lovely fun play! Naomi is too cute for words-but then so was Milo. Lots of successful events in your week, hope the menfold had succes too. (you have lovely feetsies-must be all the earth they get to travel through unencumbered).

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