Whenever we’ve left the house this week, Arthur has been a boy on a mission. As well as the ongoing desire to throw whatever he can get his hands on, especially if there’s water involved, he has been on the lookout for puddles – because by jumping in himself he can make an even bigger splash! Fortunately all the rain we’ve had recently has left plenty of puddles for him to play with. We wrapped up warm on Monday to catch the last of the daylight when the sun finally came out, and we’re rewarded by a beautiful rainbow over the bay. Our initial plan had been just to kick a ball about, but we couldn’t resist the temptation to wander down to the pool, our heads full of dreams of summer. Naturally a swim was out of the question (though Arthur did ask), but as we meandered along the poolside we found the biggest puddle ever and he contented himself with jumping and splashing until he was thoroughly soaked. There were plenty more opportunities to get out and about as the week progressed. Arthur’s oddmother came to visit, and he had a brilliant time showing her all his favourite stone-throwing and puddle-jumping spots. In fact we were convinced at one point that we were going to have to spend the night up at Berry Head after he found a particularly satisfying muddy puddle and spent a good half an hour filling it with gravel and jumping and splashing to his heart’s content. There is nothing like a toddler to put a positive spin on rubbish weather. Though I’m still dreaming of the day when the jumping and splashing we’re doing will be in the pool itself…
My word of the week this week is puddles.
You’ve taken some gorgeous photos here Sophie! Bless Arthur, he sure does look content jumping in those puddles! Fab word of the week xx
He looks so lovely doing those jumps! Yep no bad weather can bring a kid after a puddle down =) #wotw
He looks so adorable! My kids love puddle splashing, too – so very satisfying! Glad Arthur’s been enjoying it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
It looks like you had a wonderful time…..Gorgeous photos! x
Who needs to go swimming when you can splash in puddles? Looks like fun! I’m so jealous of where you live! x
This looks like so much fun 🙂 Some great photos, I love the rainbow at the top. Amazing :)x #countrykids x
He just looks like he is having the best time jumping in all those puddles! Fabulous photos Sophie, they really capture the joy x #countrykids
I love a good puddle jumping day, those puddles look massive! Sounds like a great week x
Oh wow, you have got some stunning photos there! Amazing!
Splashing in puddles, ah such fun =D
I don’t think I’ve ever met a child that could resist the pull of a muddy puddle. Arthur looks like he’s having a fab time exploring all the puddles that he could find, it shows that there’s always something you can do outdoors even if it’s something as ordinary as puddles. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.
That does look fun. He looks well kitted out to make the most of those wonderful puddles. You do live in a wonderful part of the world. #CountryKids
That looks like so much fun! Love the first photo with the rainbow and Arthur looking so adorable in his puddle suit 🙂 #countrykids.
Love this. Great pictures!
For any pre-schooler there really is nothing better than being all padded up with your waterproofs & wellies and splashing with gay abandon in muddy puddles! I love your photos and the gorgeous backdrops – the rainbow is amazing!