I started the day with "Ok, kids, I need your full cooperation today. We've got school to do and a house to clean before Grandma and Grandpa come tonight." I had everyone's agreement until they saw how much bigger the puddles in the yard had gotten after a couple another night of rain--and they wanted to go out and play SO badly. We got 8+ inches of rain in the previous 24 hours along with however much came down during the night. I threw logic out the window, told them to be kids and go play in the puddles. Drag as much water, sand, and grass in the house as you want (within reason) and have FUN!
We've got a big, exciting weekend coming up! I'm sure there will be a flurry of posts coming.