One of the great things about adoption is meeting the people involved with it and sharing your mutual passion for making a difference in the lives of kids.
Today we had a chance to catch up with Tim and Hilary. They were in China adopting Malia (the cutie in the orange shirt) when we got Emily. In fact, I learned that one night they helped take our kids out for pizza while we were at the hospital with Emily. They have since gone back for Hannah and we'll head back for Alex...sometime. They were heading home to Minnesota from D.C. when they stopped by. Their big kids were with Grandparents, but we had a short time with their little ones.
Several hours later we got more rain...
I get so tired of the flooding.
It's almost impossible to get anything to grow at the base of that waterfall...except weeds and violets. We have lots and lots of violets...or did anyway.
After the thunder and lightning had passed, we sent them out.
Nothing like having your own waterpark.
With no one to say, "NO RUNNING!"
They got a little muddy.
And had to wash off under the hose before they were allowed back in.
They must have had a good time because I heard someone wishing for more rain later
so they could do it again.