Friday, September 21, 2012

When it Rains, We Search for Puddles

This morning I woke up to a sound that I haven't heard in a long time-the beautiful, relaxing, can-I-stay-in-bed-one-more-hour, sound of rain. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we've been experiencing a record-breaking dry spell, which has been totally fantastic, minus our brown grass and my garden that's been begging for a little more moisture. 
After breakfast, we threw on our jackets and rubber boots and headed out to find some puddles. The air felt fresh and if it's going to be raining, you better believe that we're going to puddle jump.
 One of my confused Poppies that just sprouted and bloomed.....
 We didn't find many puddles but, we did have a blast running around and looking for "treasure".
Paisley and the snail.....
Our puddle searching turned into a scavenger hunt, where the kids and I tried to find interesting stuff that was soaked with rain.

 Judah, sniffing a wet pumpkin....
My coffee cup from yesterday that was left out in the yard. That's what happens when it's dinner time and you're trying to herd your little ones inside.

By the time we were done puddle jumping and searching for treasure, the kids were soaked and muddy from the waist down but, I find that this is my element. When we're outside, I'm a relaxed, go-with-the-flow Mommy because the house isn't getting all messed up and I know how easily pants can be changed and dirty hands can be washed.
And, just look at those pigtails! This girl totally rocks the rainy day hair, I think I'm a bit jealous.


  1. what a great way to spend a damp day! the dandelion picture is so beautiful! and the last picture of your sweet girl kills me! she is just beyond precious :)

  2. these are wonderful pictures of your kiddos!

  3. Love this post...and I love rain! We live in the High Desert of Arizona and any time we get rain it is such a blessing. Gorgeous pictures! Have a a great day!! :O)


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