thunder hail

Ben at his Purim celebration, Berkeley, CA, Canon PowerShot S95

Writing this from a crazy hail storm, thunder storm with lightning and the works. Thunder hail! It’s exciting (and a little scary) and Ben was especially impressed. We stuck a Mason jar outside and collected little pellets of hail for him to inspect. It feels like a magical night.

It reminds me of a song Matt sometimes sings to Ben:
Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a …..
(fill in the name of an animal)

I’m feeling grateful for warmth and shelter right now. Grateful for my spider man tucked away in bed.



  1. Posted March 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    We had thunder hail up in Seattle just yesterday – the hail was pea sized and we collected it too. My kiddo even requested that we save it by putting it in the freezer, next to the ice cream. Have a cozy evening!

  2. Posted March 19, 2011 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    When we can actively appreciate warmth, shelter, and other things like that – isn’t it beautiful? What would it be like to feel that appreciation every day?

  3. Posted March 19, 2011 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    I love the feeling of being safe indoors while there is a storm outside- especially when its raining hard and I can sit inside by the window and read.

  4. Posted March 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Love and hugs and many blessings
    thanks for reminding me of that sweet song.
    Love to you and yours

  5. Posted March 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    We sing that song too…
    Magical ?
    Tracy xo

  6. Posted March 21, 2011 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    Catching thunder hail? Now that is pure magic!! I think my 4 year old would be slightly jealous.
    Of that costume too!

  7. Posted March 21, 2011 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    Catching thunder hail? Now that is pure magic!! I think my 4 year old would be slightly jealous.
    Of that costume too!

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  9. Tina
    Posted March 24, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Oh he’s such a little boy now. I keep expecting a toddler. It all happens so fast doesn’t it. There’s nothing sweeter than a little boy.

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    There is so much relief in tucking your child into bed at the end of the day. Just stay there forever. Stay little. Be right where I tucked you, under the covers.

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