...and other misconceptions I made 10-02-20
2010 Feb 20
May 10th 2011
Look! Up in the Sky!!

Posted by k2 under family & life

Something unusual appeared in the sky here today. Something we in the Pacific Northwest don’t see very often. They tell me it is called “The Sun”. Not to worry, it was only around for about five hours, and the weather people promise it won’t be back tomorrow.

Nonetheless, I had promised the girls that if this rare event should come to pass we could plant some flowers in the patio pots. I picked up flowers (red, please, Mama) this morning just in case Mr. Sun actually showed up for his promised date with us.

Sunny Garden

It took them us about 20 minutes to fill all of the pots with flowers. Next up – watering, of course.

H2 Watering

S2 Watering

Once the hard work was over the girls were able to indulge in their favorite activity, “painting” on concrete with water and chalk, an art form they learned from watching movies of their friendsRo and Ree. They got a little messy.

A Little Messy

You can’t really see in the photo, but their pants are soaked and encrusted with wet chalk. And their hands? They were gray. It was glorious.

When all was done I dragged them inside, cleaned them up a bit, and we walked down to the Village for a well-earned German dinner.

Thanks for dropping by, Mr. Sun. Hope to see you again soon. Maybe in July?


3 Responses to “Look! Up in the Sky!!”

  1. H1 on 11 May 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Mr Sun is busy in Germany – sorry but he won’t return to Portland until June. Then it’s supposed to rain here…. So nice pictures, looks everybody is having fun !

  2. Mahmee on 12 May 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Glad you got some flowers in before the sun went away. We did the very same thing!

  3. M3 on 15 May 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Hooray for the sun! We have rain today, in an odd twist of fate. Hey at least it’ll wash all of our chalk paintings away so they have a clean slate. I think they’ve covered our entire playstructure and sidewalk (not an easy feat).

    (Have you figured out how to get really-ground-in chalk painting out of clothes yet? As you might imagine, our laundry is nightmarish.)

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