Thursday, April 22, 2010

Puddle Jumping

I love watching spring rain fall outside my windows. As a somewhat practical adult, my delight tends to stay safe inside appreciating the soothing sound of falling rain, delighting in the green it brings as well as the added coziness that creeps into my kitchen.

And while there is nothing wrong with enjoying a spring rain from the inside, my children know better than to stop there. Spring rains are meant to be played in. The residue the waters leave behind are meant to be exploited to the fullest. I love the layers children add to my life.

Recently, a torrential springtime downpour transformed our backyard it into a temporary water park.

So out they tromped, grabbing the opportunity to put their new galoshes to good use.

And while the water quickly turned to mud...

Springtime memories were created.

A moment which may be forgotten by the little minds who inspired and made it happen, but this mamma's heart won't forget. An all-too practical adult spending the afternoon splashing in puddles. A sprinkle of childhood. A gift to unwrap.

My Cup 2 Yours is talking about Spring today. Hop on over to read more!


Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

I think everyone has those same green rain boots. :)

Leslie Ringger said...

ahh... i like this post :)

Genny said...

What a great yard! My kids would've LOVED to put those boots on and stom around in the puddles. When we had our downpour this week, my daugther ran outside, stretched her arms out and put her face to the sky. It was too cute!

Thanks for joining in today!

Jinnia Low said...

What lovely memories you're creating with them! I love how you said, "An all-too practical adult spending the afternoon splashing in puddles. A sprinkle of childhood." I've also had a "sprinkle of childhood" this weekend, digging sand with my son and sliding with my daughter - truly wonderful memories!