Our Earth Day hike may have gotten rained out, but we weren't going to let a little water keep us inside all day. Braxton got his first pair of rain boots for Easter this year, and we put them to good use at the end of our driveway as soon as the rain stopped. TJ got home just in time for the splashing to begin, and we were cracking up at how enthralled he was. We splished and splooshed in the road for over an hour, and then we splished and splooshed some more in the bath tub because he had dirt from top to bottom (just as he should have).
Teesh and I talked later, once B had gone to sleep, about how we should all be as mesmerized by the little things as much as he is. We want to be just as amazed as he is, especially when he learns or discovers something new and is excited to tell us or show us. This particular evening was a great reminder that each day is made up of millions of small moments, and that all of them add up to our life.
Wouldn't it be a shame if we never paused to simply splash in a puddle?