Sunday, January 6, 2013

It's the simple things

We had an exciting holiday season in 2012. Teaching the boys about Christmas, decorating the tree, opening presents, etc. One of my personal highlights took place on a rainy day. I spent about 2 weeks under the weather, and Sydney hasn't been 100% healthy either. But when the rains came, and puddles formed, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. We bundled the kids up in the snow gear, and we set out to find some puddles. And find puddles we did. It was more like a pond. There was some BAD engineering/ planning going on here. I'm no genius, but shouldn't the landscape slope DOWNWARD toward the drains? And shouldn't the landscape not slope downward TOWARD the foundation of the house? Anyhow, we took full advantage of someone's screw up. We found a spot, right near a huge drain, that had standing water, maybe 4 inches deep. The boys, (the two small ones, and the big one) all ran through the puddle pond multiple times.
I can't put into words the joy I felt watching my boys' smiles as the enjoyed the activity. Such pure, innocent, simple joy... That was my highlight!

Sydney in the puddles from p wang on Vimeo.

Daddy Splashing Casey from p wang on Vimeo.

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