Sunday, November 20, 2016

Puddle Stomping

The day was cold and fairly clear, and we decided to go for a walk.  We wanted to mix it up, and since the slides were too wet to be any fun we made our way to a trail near our condo.  Lucy wasn't too keen on walking, as you can see, but she WAS excited about the many puddles we encountered.  She had her rain boots on, which means she was allowed to stomp to her heart's content.  

Hitching a ride with dada

The first of many puddles: they just kept getting bigger! 

There were mammoth puddles to be waded.  The first one Lucy took on and walked almost to the top of her boots before backing out and asking for help around.  The second she felt a little more brave and took right off.  Somehow I knew this was going to be worth recording... "It" just seemed inevitable. What was "it", you ask? Well, watch to the end and you'll see.  

Thankfully she's a good sport about such things and as soon as we told her she could ride home in the ergo she was a happy girl once more.  By the time we got home Lucy was laughing about her misadventure and asking to see the "beedeo" over and over again.  
Blurry, but had to capture the aftermath

Daddy cleaning up his girl

She got to wear mama's sweatshirt AND ride in the ergo: she was a HAPPY girl! 

Two studs! 
 I promised her a toy bath and warm cocoa (hot cocoa is intimidating, y'all).  She thanked me by spilling it all over herself, turning the bath brown, sobbing that her bath was ruined for the entire time it took to empty and refill it, refusing to drink any cocoa thereafter, and telling us she was "all done" in the bath about two minutes later...  At which point she started crying afresh because she was COLD, whilst simultaneously refusing and rebuffing all my attempts at dressing her. Gotta love toddlers!
Home for hot cocoa -- which she proceeded to spill all down herself, resulting in the need for a fresh bath! 

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