Fun in the rain
Originally uploaded by fylliska.
I don't have any current rain photos, but I didn't post this one from June, did I?The rainy weather continues here, but the sun came out long enough yesterday morning that the children and I went for a wonderful walk. We collected our first bouquet of fall leaves, and Raia fell in as many puddles as she could. She greeted everyone we passed by saying, "Sunshine!" and pointing to the sky. Tomorrow and Wednesday are the only days I could see on the weather forecast that don't say rain for sure. (Somehow they missed predicting the glimpse of sunshine yesterday, though.) We'll probably take advantage of the break in the rain, to go harvest and spend a day at our dacha.
We're making lots of progress at settling in here. Actually, Will is. I mostly sit around, and the children just try to hinder progress with their "help." Our landlords are expecting a baby soon after ours, so they're nesting, too, and that helps. Jaan and Raia are loving the constant stream of people in and out of here. This week we've had a plumber come twice (once for a whole day), people to take out a small refrigerator, a friend to help bring in a bigger one, someone to check the stove, landlady several times. . . . Jaan is constantly asking what "guests" will be coming next. He also asks many times a day, "Mama, has the baby come out yet?" I find it hard not to be short with him on that one. "Just look at my tummy. What do you think?" And his answer is usually, "Oh. Well, how much longer?"