Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

RAIN Gutter the RAIN!

I suppose one would think that it would be appropriate to have rain during a rain gutter regatta- but let me assure you- the monsoon that took place during Kenny's first rain gutter regatta in cub scouts was not really what I call fun. But, maybe that is because I am old. The kids all had a blast!

Here is Kenny with his boat that he made- before the monsoon arrived.....
It has a "WM" painted on it, which stands for "Waste Management"- since he loves to watch garbage trucks in action and has several that he plays with. He said this was his garbage boat.

He really enjoyed racing- here he is with Lucas, one of the other cub scouts:

and in another race:
He won a couple of the races- which was enough for him! He thought that was great. I don't think he knows/understands that he placed 6th out of 7. All he knows is he won a couple and had a blast. That is one thing I love about him! :) He did a great job decorated his boat and played hard.

The rain just got worse as the evening went on- here is how the other kids kept themselves busy while the cub scouts raced:

As the rain began to pour, the adults gave up their chairs to go hide under the shelter of some trees (safest place to be in a storm, right?! ha!) so Jacob made his own game with the row of empty chairs:

And, the girls kept themselves busy running back and forth across the sidewalk, splashing and laughing and periodically laying on their bellies and "lapping" up the water like dogs.

I look forward to next years Rain Gutter Regatta- but hopefully without the "rain" next time.


Kelly said...

That was more than rain! it was a downpour!! SO glad the boys and kids didn't mind- if you didn't notice, I wasn't that wet!! I am not a rain girl!
Loved the WM on his boat- he is one funny kid!

Sara Emily said...

Looks like it was a blast!! ur kids are so fun. :)

Lauri said...

Nothing like a summer rain storm. I used to love to play in the rain as a kid. Not so much now...mascara running down your face, wet, hairsprayed hair...need I say more?

Autumn said...

Whoa!!! Unreal rain! How fun!