Monday, July 11, 2011

rainy day fun...thanks to dad

Last week i looked out the door and saw Sophie run down the sidewalk in the rain, then i saw Will following her. I ran to the door and was about to yell out, "What in TARNATION gave you the idea to splash in puddles in the rain?!!??" when at that moment Handy Andy and Madeline ran from behind the car chasing the other two. 

Apparently they have at least one fun-loving-live-in-the-moment parent who realizes that nothing is more wonderful to kids than getting all wet in a warm summer rain. Good thing he was home or they would have missed out on the experience because initially all i could see was wet clothes and wet feet and a potential mess and inconvenience. Hope they realize how blessed they are.




Once the rain stopped but the puddles remained i let Ben experience a little of the fun too. (aren't chubby baby legs just the best?!)


Oh happy rainy day.


9 comments:

Kim said...

Fun! (And messy. . . I too would have a hard time seeing the fun at first!)

the TX aunties said...

aww, how incredibly fun! so sweet to see Madeline's painted fingernails. :) love the pics, as always! and love you!
~Jaimee and Jennifer

katie said...

Love this. You just have to seize the moment sometimes!

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

the photo of their legs after puddle jumping is so great. it tells the story so well!

Gaspord Adventures said...

So fun! I love their expressions!

Lish said...

How fun!! Gotta love splashing in the rain! I came across your site over at Life Made Lovely...:)

Jessica said...

You have a beautiful family! How old are they all now? Shane and I got married in '08; he has a 7 year old daughter and together we have a 2 year old and 5 month old daughter.

Daddy's are good for reminding us to relax and have a little (messy) fun!

Mommy Minded said...

love.this.post.

Virginia Lee said...

We love rain and puddle splashin too! Go Andrew!

My favorite picture is the one with all the kiddos legs and feet in the puddle. You need that one framed.