Yes rain! Tons of it! And cold and thunder and lightening and puddles and splashing... It was awesome :o) We actually had our windows open last night, which hasn't happened since, I don't know, last January? Jay went running early this morning, and about 20 minutes after he left we started getting dumped on, and I just laughed and laughed! He came home drenched, but loved every minute of it. It's amazing how little it takes to cheer us up by the end of the summer here!
Jay closed at work today, and spent a good part of the morning out, so Kalei and I pretty much just stuck around the house today and just enjoyed the fresh air coming through the open windows and doors. I did some laundry, made potato soup to eat for dinner later, and vegged out with Kalei while we watched The Corpse Bride for like the tenth time since we purchased it yesterday (which is just fine with me!) I was also FINALLY able to find Kalei a halloween costume. Kalei has only mentioned 3 things she would like to be this year: The MC Bat Commander, or as she put it, "the aquabat with the mustache", Foofah from Yo Gabba Gabba, or Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas. The first option her daddy has already chosen for himself, and the second would require much way-too-hot-for-this-weather fabric, not to mention a pretty decent ability to use a sewing machine which I just don't have! So Sally it is. Fortunately, after several days of eBay watching, I managed to score a buy-it-now deal for $14.99 on a ridiculously cute Sally costume from ... drumroll... Hot Topic. Too funny...! A lady at the Disney store was even a little confused when we asked her whether or not they stocked Sally costumes in toddler sizes, she explained that "that's more the kind of thing that the teens are into this year". I really can't explain to anyone why "Pumpkin Movie" - (Nightmare Before Christmas), "Chocolate Treats" - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), and Corpse Bride are her most favorite and requested movies, other than that she is just her mommy's girl!
Just after it started to get dark tonight Kalei and I bundled up and went for a walk in the rain. She was so excited when I asked her if she wanted to go, she said, "Sure! I would love to go with you! That makes me so happy!" So dang cute! And even cuter was the way she looked, with her pink sweatshirt hood up on her head, jumping and splashing in the puddles, tilting her head back with her mouth open to catch the raindrops. There are times when she absolutely makes me crazy because she never slows down, but at times like this her unfaltering zest for life just makes me smile! She is truly a one of a kind kid. :o)