Puddle splashin’

As this week continued to get warmer and warmer, and more and more of our snow was melting, I decided it was time to fully introduce the boys to the joys of getting out and splashing in puddles. We spend so much time making sure that they are safe and clean and “staying out of trouble”. Sometimes, getting out into nature is one of those places where being clean, taking risks, and staying out of trouble isn’t nearly as important (though staying safe definitely is). So, into our rubber boots we went (Mom included! This was her first time out splashing in puddles too!) and out the door we headed, searching for puddles! And boy, did we find them!

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Proof that Mommy does indeed come with us on some of our adventures! Declan wasn’t so sure about these “puddle” things yet.Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles He did like his new boots, though. 🙂Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles-2014-005 Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles W found this little runoff stream, winding its way through an icy valley down to the drain. Finn had a lot of fun dropping little grass “boats” into the stream and then following them on their journey. Declan…. wasn’t as impressed. He much preferred the bigger puddles by this point in time.Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-Puddles Hinterland-Princes-Fun-Splashing-in-Spring-PuddlesLesson learned this time around? If the boys ask nicely, Mom will TOTALLY get out of her comfort zone and come join us for some adventures from time to time! Yay!

 

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