More Rain


Whew. When it rains it pours! We have actually been having quite a nice spring, but today we were completely deluged with over 4 inches. A couple of weekends ago we got 5.5 inches in one day. Our new rain guage is getting quite a workout. I love the design…as the gage fills up, the blue plastic section floats up, so you can tell how much rain has fallen by how much of the blue section is extended. Which actually makes it much easier for me to get a general feel for how much rain we have gotten by looking out the window (of course it is more fun to send the boys outside to read it!)

Of course it could be worse (Fredricksburg is only 1 hour south of us…luckily it appears that most of the homeschoolers I know from the area have come through with minimal damage).


The boys really like rainy days. There is something exceptionally fun about running around outside in the pouring rain.


Or scootering outside in the pouring rain.


Especially when there is a huge puddle at the bottom of the driveway!


It does not get much better than this. And on a school day no less! Ahhhh…the simple joys of homeschooling. Letting your children splash around in the puddles during school hours….

About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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4 Responses to More Rain

  1. Wendy says:

    I always feel so smug when we’re doing fun stuff while the rest of the neighborhood is in school.

  2. So Stephanie, why aren’t you doing school during school hours?! ;-)

  3. Awesome pictures! My kids absolutely love puddles — I can’t keep James out of ‘em.

  4. Courtney says:

    That’s how I felt one day this winter when my youngest daughter got to make what was probably the only snowman in Staunton that day. The snow was coming down beautifully while all of the kids were walking to school. By the time they got home it had all melted, all but our snowman who hung around for a week. I so treasure moments like that!

    Your boys look quite pleased scootering through that puddle.