It rained the other day in Yellowknife.
SIDE NOTE: That may not mean much to anyone else but we don't get much rain up here so it was a big deal. For the last 2 weeks it seems the weather channel has called for rain and then the actual day that they call for you wake up and its sunny and the weather channel has moved the rain "prediction" to the next day. And this continues day in and day out. I am fairly convinced that they ( the weather people ) just pick a prediction out of a hat cause they assume no one really cares or believes what is going to happen this far north!!!
So since it was raining I grabbed Madi.. stuck her rain boots on that she has worn once or twice and in BC (which is the land of rain!) and threw on her rain coat and out we went. She loved it.. didn't matter that she couldn't climb up or down any stairs cause the coat is 2 sizes to big or that she couldn't bend her ankles cause of the boots. Actually by the time we were ready to go out it had already stopped raining hard and was just drizzling and the sun was already started to peak through. Every store we stopped at I asked her if she wanted to coat off and each time I got a pretty determined "NO Mama" so on it stayed!! When we got home finally I asked her if I could take it off and she said yes.. probably cause she was dripping sweat under it!! She started walking towards the house with the cutest little waddle brought on by the fact she can't bend her ankles to walk in her boots!! And marched right through a puddle only to turn around with the biggest eyes and smile and march right back into the middle of the puddle laughing!!! It was adorable. The even cuter thing was when we finally got upstairs ( have you ever tried to climb 3 flights of stairs without bending your ankles?? not easy.. especially when you are a 1 1/2 yr old who is independent and wants to climb yourself!) and she took her boots off.. the bottoms of her pants where wet and she kept touching them and going ... "no mama....no.." till I took them off!! I think that I have the only 1 1/2 yr old who doesn't like to be dirty!! Yeah!!!