This time of year brings lots of these:
Some of them pass by us, and we listen to the thunder and watch the monstrous clouds travel through the canyon and valley, like the one pictured. LK finds thunderstorms intimidating, but his response is to build a firepower (as he calls firearms) out of Legos to shoot back at the cloud.
Other times the storms pass over us, and between rainfalls the children like to engage in one of their favorite things:
It’s is not as regular as the storms, but a good mud puddle is hard to come by and they appreciate the times I let them get dirty up to their eyebrows.
Yay for washing machines and bathtubs!