Until yesterday, of course.
Cascades of water and monsoon winds swept through just after the official First Birthday bouncy house was brought to life in the backyard.
Post-scary lightning, Zach and Grandpa performed a tandem mop-up so the bouncing could resume.
The birthday girl explored her realm.
"There are people bouncing in here! Can we keep this thing forever?"
"Screaming encouraged. Also bouncing. Best.time.ever."
"Grandpaparazzo, I can't pose for too long. I'm needed in the scrum."
Time for cake.
Happy First Birthday, Charley.
May all your birthdays be as fun (but not as wet) as this one was.