Flood Day

It’s officially a magical day. At least, for our family it is, because we are stuck at home safe and dry together despite the massive flooding that happened all over Arizona last night.  “The National Weather Service recorded 2.99 inches of rain by about 7 a.m., breaking the old record of 2.91 inches set in 1933.”(abc news) The freeways are closed, as are most of our local roads, so The Grizzly Kid called in to work and we get to play today instead.

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This is what most of the roads around us looked like this morning, and here is the view down the other side of the road, a ditch that is usually nothing but dust.

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The best though, was waking up this morning and looking out the window to the park across the street. The park usually looks like this, where we had our Easter egg hunt, and note the slope behind Wallaby.

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But the park instead looks like this with at least 4 feet of water covering the basin.

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The entire school district closed for flooding so we saw kids out in droves today playing in every new pond around the neighborhood.

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My favorite though, was this guy, he made me wish I had a little boat too.

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I love a day where something extraordinary happens and the whole world stops.

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I love the 74 degree weather this storm brought, because we won’t see temperatures like that for another month. Wallaby loved getting to go to the playground during the middle of the day *gasp!*

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Wallaby has even started pulling his superhero figures back into their toy house because it is too “hawt” outside. Apparently that’s something he has heard a lot this summer. But today is different.

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So we play and we puddle jump

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and we hope for another amazing, world stopping day real soon.

 

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