Jumping in Puddles – A Year On

November 2, 2013


Autumn Boy

Lucas is such an outdoors boy and I feel bad that this Autumn we haven’t been able to get out as much as we did last year. Now I’m nearly 7 months pregnant I can’t walk quite as far, I can’t catch up to him quite as quickly and I can’t follow him round all the playground equipment. At the weekends I take advantage of having my husband at home and we try to get out for a couple of walks, at least he can chase after Lucas while I slowly amble after them.

Last year, one of my favourite memories with Lucas was when we went puddle jumping. He had been walking for a few months I was more confident to let him loose; we went out prepared for the wet weather and spent the most perfect morning splashing in puddles. I have a couple of videos of him discovering the water that still make me giggle.

He still looks out for puddles on our walks now so as we headed off for a short stroll last weekend he got out his wellington boots and we purposefully hunted out some puddles for him to have fun in. So much has changed in a year but he is still the same smiling little boy who chuckles everytime he sploshes through a puddle!






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  • Only Best For Baby

    A lovely post, we love puddle jumping! So nice to compare Lucas jumping in puddles a year ago and now 🙂

    November 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I think all children love to have a splash in puddles, a great excuse to get the waterproofs out x

      November 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Lovely photos Hayley! I spy my favourite Sunday walking spot. Its so cute that Lucas loves being outdoors & that you & James take the time to be outside with him. We have some lovely areas to explore near us & I am sure as the twins get older Lucas will be showing them all his favourite spots to jump in puddles!

    November 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Can you imagine with three of them loose?! I hope we can carry on getting out for walks though, doesn’t it look amazing up there in Autumn?!

      November 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    Splashing in puddles is such a fab childhood activity that always brings a lot of enjoyment – isn’t this what wellies were made for? It looks like you had a lovely bright day for your walk in such a lovely park. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

    November 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      He loves splashing in puddles but I fear I may have encouraged him too much as he does it in his canvas trainers too! All good fun though.

      November 6, 2013 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • Emily

    Lovely pictures, love the bright wellies and raincoat. He is growing up so fast! x

    November 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know, it’s crazy when I look back at old posts and see what he is like now! Love little boys in raincoats and wellies 🙂 x

      November 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    We are big puddle jumpers too and like Lucas, Dylan was freshly walking last year but a puddle king this year (although we still haven’t mastered jumping with both feet off of the floor yet). Looks like a lovely day x

    November 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm Reply
  • brinabird and son

    I think puddle jumping is fun for a long time to come!

    November 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply
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