Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Puddle Jumper

After a solid four days of rain from Thursday - Sunday we were starting to go a bit stir crazy this past weekend. It didn't help that Kristian was gone on his hunting trip for all four days so I was on solo mommy duty. It just reaffirmed that I never want to have to be a single mother and I give single parents all the credit in the world.

Fortunately my child was actually very well behaved all weekend, with only minimal tantrums and didn't seem to mind being stuck inside as much as I thought. But I did still try to get him some fresh air in between rain storms. On Sunday, the rain let up for a couple hours and we both desperately needed some fresh air so outside we went. It wasn't long before Hunter was running through and jumping in the puddles. My first instinct was to tell him no, that I didn't want him wet and dirty, then I remembered he's just a little boy full of energy and jumping in puddles is one of those little joys in life that I didn't want to take away from him. So jump away he did, until he was a soaking, muddy mess. But he had the best time, and really, what else is there to do after days of rain?!

The face of pure joy!

My beautiful boy. This kid owns my heart.


Kristen Lawlor said...

Awww, I love this!! He's such a sweet potato!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

That looks like so much fun! I have that little talk in my head often. "I really don't want a mess but ok fine, go ahead, you'll have fun."

Heather said...

Looks like he definitely had a great time despite the mess! I can't believe how much rain we got around here last week.

Kristen said...

What is it about boys and puddles?!? It's like the puddles are magnets :-). Looks like he had a blast!

hilarykrueger said...

He's so cute! Xo