Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wet Weather and Two Races...

One of the things that I love about living in the Southwest, is the monsoon season that arrives every summer.

Sporadic, often violent storms come and dump a lot of rain in a short amount of time.

To deal with the large amount of water, you will see catchment basins in neighborhoods and also around businesses.  These catchment basins help to keep areas from flooding.



In our neighborhood, we have a few catchment basins and when they fill up, it is time for fun...


My husband, our two youngest kids and our dogs came out to play in the water.




The dogs jumped right in....so did the kids.


Our two little dogs, Tobey and Max had to swim because the water was so deep.

I was surprised that they liked it as much as they did.


Gracie and Kai decided to race across the water.


Gracie won, but then I think that Kai fell on purpose because he wanted to get wet all the way.  It's funny how that seems to happen to Kai a lot.


Tobey took a break from the fun and watched Kai challenge Max to a race...


Max won....because Kai fell in the water again ;-)

We had fun playing in the water, but soon it was time for the fun to end.


Kai needed a little help getting home....
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4 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What a fun time you all had! It's great that good times can be had so inexpensively, without even leaving home. Even your little canines got in on the fun.

FlowerLady

Diana Waite said...

Looks like FUN! We were at my nieces wedding so we missed most of the storm--we did come back to an AMAZING amount of water EVERYWHERE!

Diana of Elephants Eye said...

How is Kai doing? His operations successful and done?

Noelle said...

Hi Diana,

Thank you so much for asking about Kai :-)

He is doing well, but will need surgery again in the future again. It appears that his hip still needs some work. Maybe in a year?

I hope you are enjoying your winter. Our summer has not been overly hot so far. But, that is relative when you live in the desert!

Noelle

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