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I woke up to light rain and started planning to take 2 yrs 3 month old #1 Grandson out as soon after breakfast as I could get him fed, dressed and in his new raincoat, and boots. It was finally time to break them in dancing in some rain puddles while on our walk. We didn’t get too far from the house before we found a huge puddle.
Running in Puddles

He-Man came out to watch and made an iPhone video. Here’s a 15 second look at how much fun he was having.

He was having so much fun! Despite all the rain gear he was soaked to the skin when we finished. I was soaked from the knees down. I dumped about a cup of water from each of his boots when taking them off.  We got cleaned up, and dressed in warm dry clothes then he had a second cup of warm cocoa and I a cup of tea and soon he fell fast asleep. Dreaming of running through rain puddles no doubt.

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.8g| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Hand-held

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19 Comments

  1. Oh, dancing in rain puddles…what a delight!

    • Thank you so much Melissa! I hope we get some more rain so we can dance some more.

      • Me too! I hear that LA recycles its water, and San Diego is working on desalinization… what is San Francisco doing? I hope something good, as it really is my favorite place in the whole world.

        • Gov. Brown just signed some 687.4 billion dollar drought bill. None of it is for working on the 34 desalinization plants that I’ve heard some talk about, or see any news about them in the news. 😦

          We’ve all been asked to cut back 20%. We’ve stopped watering the front lawn, and are taking our cars to a car wash business that recycles the water it uses in addition to shorter showers, and all the other water conservation stuff we’ve been doing since the last Severe Drought. That one lasted a long time too. I hope it’s helping.

          Since I lived in CA this will be the 4th severe drought I’ve lived through. I don’t think it will be the last.

          • No, I don’t imagine it will. From the outside, it seems as though agriculture is taking an unreasonable amount of water, and it also seems like there are A LOT more people living there than the area can support. I’m betting the water desalinization plants will go a long way to helping the situation, though, if they ever come online. I hope so.
            It must be really hard to live with.

  2. It’s a beautiful post, Deborah 🙂 Your grandson is very cute. It’s a wonderful idea to take him out so he could experience something different. He sure had a lot of fun.

  3. How sweet.

  4. what a delight!!!

  5. What a great tradition. When I turned 60 last year, my daughter gave me a photo collage of pictures of her and I. One of them is of us in our rain-suits, dancing in large puddles in the back yard. You’re a great grandmother.

    • Thanks Dan! I hope he thinks so too, and I hope we see some more rain so that rain gear gets more use in puddles. “)

  6. Good times Deborah; puddles seem to have a magnetic attraction for kids, especially boys. I know my sons and grandsons could never walk by a puddle, they had to go right through it.


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