I laid in bed as long as I could just listening. Eventually Gabe's cries of hunger overpowered the patter of rain and I rolled out of bed to find the best kind of puddle in the backyard.
The entire back patio was covered in three inches of water.
Now I know that even though we moved here during the monsoon season, these rains are about to be nonexistent. So out we went to make some rain filled memories.
Our puddle fun was cut short when we realized there was an equally large puddle in the kid's bedroom.
In under a half hour, a good two inches of water had smuggled it's way into the house. Goodnight, cleaning up water is stressful. We got it up though and moved on with our day.
We headed out to explore all the road closures (I don't know, it sounded interesting) and were amazed to see our park literally covered in water.
And our bike path was under 6 feet of water!
The city is set up to where water that isn't able to be absorbed by the dry ground flows into The Wash and into the Salt River. It was very cool to drive around and see the water gushing towards the river. Andrew decided we couldn't let this sudden river go unused so we hopped on our bikes and did a little littering in the name of fun.
He even explained a bit about buoyancy to us so I'm totally counting that as a science class.
* the water behind them in these pictures is usually just grass