Elma Family {the ordinary moments}

Tiny Splosh


You’d be forgiven for thinking that August is not exactly the ideal month for puddle jumping.  It’s really sort of an Autum/Winter/Spring kind of activity when you think about it.

But that would be reckoning without my smallest daughter (and the always obliging British weather).  Wherever there’s a puddle, there you will find Elma, I think she must have some sort of radar for them, however tiny.  And if she can fit two tiny feet inside it then she’ll splash until the puddle is all gone.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

There’d been a little shower an hour or so before we went to the park, but this was all that was left, a tiny dimple in the pavement no bigger than her shoes, but clearly it was enough. She was so utterly in the moment, totally absorbed in her puddle, to the very great amusement of everyone else that walked past us!

And one of the loveliest things about it being summer, and being on maternity leave, is that the pressure to be somewhere, to get something done, to be on top of absolutely everything, just seems to fade away a little, and we can simply stand and watch a little girl enjoy herself in the simplest of simple pleasures.

Though somehow, looking out of the window this morning, I rather think that we might have some more puddles for someone to splash in before too long – and we might need to buy some bigger wellies!


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  • Hanna- Mummy of all Trades 10/08/2014 at 9:39 am

    Oh another puddle jumper! The first sight of rain and Pops wants to be out jumping in the puddles she loves being outdoors and if it’s raining even better. Lovely photos looks like you had a fab time. Have a great Sunday.x

    • Carie 10/08/2014 at 11:00 am

      I’m glad it’s not just mine then!

  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome 10/08/2014 at 10:06 am

    I love this, there is something so sweet about little ones jumping in puddles especially when they are in a cute summer dress! Lucas always manages to sweep his foot out to splash even when I’m trying to redirect him x

    • Carie 10/08/2014 at 11:01 am

      It’s amazing where they can find a puddle to jump in when they try isn’t it!

  • Potty Mouthed Mummy 10/08/2014 at 12:46 pm

    So so cute. Love how entertaining the tiny puddle is. Her little bunches are gorgeous too xx

    • Carie 10/08/2014 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you – it’s definitely an Elma sized puddle isn’t it!

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 10/08/2014 at 8:56 pm

    So cute Carie- that Peppa Pig has a lot to answer for I think. And how cute are her bunches and dress? She looks so much of a toddler now- no baby to be seen. x

    • Carie 10/08/2014 at 10:09 pm

      I know – where did my baby go?! I love that I’ve got puddle splashing pictures of both girls too – it must be a family characteristic!

  • Angela @Little Apple Tree 11/08/2014 at 9:56 am

    Jumping in puddles will always be fun! I have some rather splendid puddles outside at the moment, courtesy of Bertha’s dying huffs and puffs. Hope Elma is enjoying the puddles today!

    • Carie 11/08/2014 at 1:44 pm

      Rather disappointingly ours keep drying up thanks to a pretty impressive breeze – but England being what it is, I’m sure there will be more before too long!