What a wild day! I heard the rain pouring down last night, and when we got up the wind was blowing and the sky was overcast. The girls hopped on their bikes and we made it to school without getting rained on, but as John and I headed home from our run (5 miles - darn hard in the wind) the sky opened and we got completely drenched.
Emily forgot her backpack, but with all the rain, I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to make it back to the school. Everytime I would notice a break in the rain, it would be pouring again before I had my shoes on.
Finally I gave John the umbrella and decided we would just have to take our chances. The rain was just drizzling while we walked, and we stayed mostly dry, but there were branches falling off trees all around us! Those palm tree leaves are huge and dangerous. The sound that they make in the wind is very soothing. And though I didn't get wet, I did get a big sticky drop of tree goo on my arm. Blech.
The sky cleared up for a while, but the wind brought in more clouds and rain - a real tropical storm!
I talked to the Joy School girls, they are very nice and it sounds like a fun group. This week they are just doing field trips, so we will join them, and try the class-time next week before making a final decision. I think John might really like it!
In other John news, this morning we tried the ABC's on Starfall.com. I had forgotten about that website. It is well done and a fun resource for beginning readers - letter sounds, games, simple stories, etc. John especially liked Tt for train and Vv for volcanoe.