Friday, June 19, 2009

i've lost my children

Today we set up a tent in our backyard! Everyone needed a change of pace as we have been in summer holiday mode for quite a while. The first part of the afternoon was great. There was a little rain but nothing much. For most of the afternoon they played very happily while they coloured and read.
Jesse, our dog, stayed close to the tent all afternoon but never went in!
All of a sudden the weather turned. Okay, I saw the storm coming over the mountains but I thought it was just rain! Our dog rain for cover and then things got a little ugly!
It was kind of like a good prairie storm with the wind whipping through and a good ole downpour! However, the downpour turned to hail in a blink of an eye. It got so loud outside I had to yell to see if the kids were okay.
They were! Boo-boo said "It was the funniest day ever!" So what do I know? Here I was a little worried they would be stressed because they were caught in the storm and they weren't at all!
Now all is peaceful again and I am left with little reminders of the storm that passed! Kind of like life is sometimes!


Stephanie said...

Great post! That did seem like a prarie storm blowing through. Wierd weather! It's been very rainy and gloomy here all week, today was the first we saw the sun in many days. More rain is suppose to be coming our way this weekend, hopefully it misses! Have a great weekend!!

Rebekah said...

I loved doing this when I was growing up! My husband and I were joking that we should camp out in our back yard...if only our neighbors didn't think we were crazy already :)

rob said...

I love your dog! I don't think I had seen him in full before. He probably thought he had to make sure they were all okay, as well.

Michele (signed in as Rob)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What an adventure! Tents can be so much fun.

stitching under oaks said...

That's an adventure they'll be talking about for a while! I might need to set up our tent for some fun...thanks for the idea!

Karina said...

your backyard is sooo pretty!

Kristyn Knits said...

love the posed photo of jesse.
and I love that you set up the tent for some backyard fun! our neighbors have their camper in their drive (not sure they're allowed to do that) for the same purpose- some great summer sleep overs!

Louise said...

My sister and I used to have so much fun in hailstorms jumping into the pool and diving under the water to avoid the hail :)