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Rained Out (or at Least On)

The town we moved to almost exactly a year ago is amazing! It’s such a family-oriented town – especially on the 4th. We have festivities the entire week! We have 2 nights of fireworks – a “family night” on the 3rd and then the whiz-bangers on the 5th … both of which we can see from our front yard. (So cool!) The local “mens clubs” (and others) have breakfast, lunch, and dinners available. And there’s a whole carnival that goes on where you can purchase a bracelett to go on the rides.  I can’t wait for the kids to get a little older so that we can really appreciate what there is to offer. Loving this community 🙂

Yesterday, Mike had to teach his lab, so when I got home from work I loaded Logan into the stroller and had Burke and Maggie help me push him up to the town Commons. As soon as we got outside I saw the BIIIIIIG black clouds looming overhead, but the forecast said that it wasn’t supposed to rain until late, so I ignored them (bad mommy!!)

We walked all the way up to the Commons (maybe 3 or 4 blocks? not too bad, but forever and a day with poky toddlers 😉 ), and started to hear the band playing oldies music about 1/2 way there. Burke started dance-walking … so mommy did too. Maggie was hopping along too.

We got there and listened to two songs…and then the lead singer came on to say that the police officers asked him to let the crowd know that there was a violent storm on its way and if you couldn’t get to your car to go into the high school gym across the street. Ya. . . 3 kids under 4 in a high school gym with one parent and about a million other people…not gonna happen! Plus, it was nearing bed time and I had no idea how long the rain would last. So we started home. Maggie was *so* not happy. Burke kept saying “It’s raining!” To which I’d say “Not yet! But it’s going to … Keep going!!”

And then the skies opened up. (I guess 6:30 is “late” in meteorology speak??) Logan was *so* not happy. His little sun screen wasn’t helping as the rain was coming in through the opening. I opened the umbrella and put it in front of him and he calmed down. Burke, Maggie, and I were soaked within minutes. Only a block or so to go! And then comes the thunder…and lighting. geeeeeeez. “Okay kiddos! Walk a little faster!! We’re almost there!” At least it was still pretty far away.

Burke’s still saying (over and over) “Raining! It’s Raining!” And Maggie’s wailing because she wants to go back and listen to the music LOL!

Maybe next year…

2 Responses

  1. HOLY COW! That sounds like tons of “fun”! thank God you made it home safely. YIKES!
    I LOVE how your town sounds! How I wish i lived somewhere like that!!!!

  2. We live in a GREAT town. We went to the family fireworks with the girls. Their first fireworks experience. They got to stay up way past bedtime to go. It was fun, despite the wet ground.

    Rhonda (fellow member of Founding chapter)

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