Outdoors in the rain

We had a rainy day last week. I know, big deal. It rains. We need it. But, honestly I rarely let the kids go outside in it. Not so much because I’m concerned about them getting sick by being out in the weather (I don’t really buy into that particle notion, but moving on…), but more for the mess factor. And the fact that if I let them go out, there’s more chance that have to go out and I don’t really find that all enjoyable.

But, anyways, the link up this post is linked to is hosted by a woman in England. Where it rains. Frequently. And I notice when I look through other linked posts, there are ALWAYS some that show kids going for walks in the rain. So….. I figure if they can go for walks in the rain, we can go for walks in the rain.

This was during our 24-hour “vacation” over the weekend. The walk was made more fun by umbrellas I think, especially the brand new one Kat received for her birthday a few weeks back. I mean, what better way to break it in than a nice rainy walk on the beach?

We also were able to watch the crazy surfers. And attempt not to slip and fall in the mud on the path down to the beach – no one did to my recollection.

There was only a minor catastrophe while walking back the wind was getting a bit more intense and Johny managed to have his umbrella flip inside out and catch his finger in the process (it was mostly a pinch, but he’s my sensitive guy). Switching umbrellas, promises of a warm fire, cozy blankets and board games brought the world back to rights.

Nicki did great, although he was a little confused.

I’d have to say overall a success. Although I am partial to beaches in almost any weather. And if I can procure some more rain appropriate clothing I think we’ll be all set! 🙂


Country Kids

Simple Things Sunday {Rainy Day}

As promised earlier, I’m sharing a photo post.

While I’m mostly feeling better physically from Baby4, I’m still a bit on the tired side. And, most of the time when I’m really tired, my temper gets to about this short: __

Wednesday was a very low day. At some point though Katherine found an umbrella and begged to go outside. It was barely raining (had been raining off and on all day), and not toooooo cold (although Spring is definitely taking it’s sweet time showing up in the warmth department), so I decided to let them go out. We procured a few more umbrellas and spent about 10 minute outside:
















(As a side note: the flowers and plants LOVED all the rain)




These last two are a “hideout” they built. They’ve been really into building hideouts, since they’ve been spending a bit of time in front of Netflix watching their favorite show Jake and the Neverland Pirates, which features all things pirates, including hideouts 🙂

That’s all for today. (I promise no more posts!) I can’t promise more posts next week, but I hope to do at least one or two. Jared made a comment a few days ago saying that it’s been so long since I did a post and that I should do one. So here ya go, two.

~Ruth Anne.

Linking up with Simple Things Sunday