They would have loved to be outside longer, but the mosquitoes were enjoying their unexpected treats. The kids took their “summer lights” into their rooms for the night and headed to bed just before the rain came.
We enjoyed having Jonathan over again this week!
What could be lovelier than to hear the summer rain
Cutting across the heat, as scythes cutting across grain?
Falling upon the steaming roof with sweet uproar,
Tapping and rapping wildly at the door?
No, do not lift the latch, but through the pane
We’ll stand and watch the circus pageant
Of the rain,
And see the lightening, like a tiger, striped and dread,
And hear the thunder cross the shaken sky
With elephant tread.
Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986)
Before the color run, they were selling extra bags of chalk. Someone offered us an extra bag free for each of the children. We brought them home so the kids could have fun playing with them.