Of Apples and Raindrops

"Let's take a walk," I said.

It's raining!" they said.

"We won't melt," I replied.

We walked out the front door into the rain, and I jumped in a puddle on our sidewalk. I said, "Jump! Splash!" and they just looked at me for a moment like really? Then they jumped, splashed, ran, and laughed.


Bear asked, "Can my apple get wet?"


Yes! Yes it can!



He gave it an extra rainwater bath.


He sat in puddles.


On the walk home Shark Boy said to me, "I thought this walk in the rain was kind of a stupid idea, but actually it's been really fun!"


And so it was...


Rima said...

That first picture! Is straight up ADORABLE! You are a good mommy. I'll have to remember to do this on the next rainy day. Also, glad to see you are keeping your heads above water. Stay safe!

Coma Girl said...

That is such a nice idea.

Definitely something they'll remember.

Momo Fali said...

I kind of want you to be my mom.

Amy said...

Rima - I love that shot too!

Coma Girl - I hope so. I know I'll remember it.

Momo - Thanks! (I'm not always this fun.)

Anonymous said...

I love the apple-dipping.

We opened our pool, and of course it is freezing cold, but the kids are still begging to get in. I suggested they get their 50-ft super soakers out, and they sprayed each other with frigid water until it started to rain. I really couldn't understand why they thought they should come in at that point, but I was happy to give them nice HOT showers.

Meadowlark said...

I needed a fix... you've saved me. Now he needs a SWAT uniform!

I have shots of this from when we lived in SoCal - riding bikes through the puddles and stomping. Always so much fun and one of the things they totally remember.

Yup, you are a good mommy. And a good friend. Peace chica!

Life As I Know It said...

what a perfect way to spend a rainy day.
Your kids will remember that walk, I'm sure!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

What GREAT pictures! Looks like you made the most of your rain!

Mary said...

Good times! When Oldest Son was little, it had just rained and we were walking into the mall. Well, you know, water and little boys are like magnets! So, we rolled with it, splashed in the puddles going into the mall. There were quite a few people standing outside, and they all had smiles on their faces as we went by!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Playing in the rain was always fun! I miss being a kid...sometimes

2 Little Irish Boys said...

You are such a fantastic mom! Don't ya love when you surprise them and let them do whatever and we are just as silly as they are!!

Fun, Fun!!

Lisa Dunick said...

beautiful pics!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Why do they go and grow up on us? It doesn't seem quite fair.

Bejewell said...

Those are so great! Who doesn't just LOVE a good long walk in the rain with lots of puddle splashes?

Rachel said...

You're such an amazing Mama.

I am in love with his rain gear! It's FABULOUS!!!!!

Love the pictures. Amy, your photography is blooming.

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