It all started 2 Sundays ago when it warmed to 70 degrees that day. Alannah wanted to go for a walk. We had so much snow on the ground that when it warmed to 70 that day the water was running everywhere! And there was lots of it! So I had her put her winter boots on and off the 3 of us went. Wellllll.....she couldn't keep her 2 little feet out of the water! That child ran, and I mean, RAN through the water the whole entire time! That would be a total of 12-14 blocks! She had a blast!! And we had a blast laughing and watching her! Unfortunately, I had my mind so much on the wonderfully warm day and getting out in it to get some much needed fresh air, sunshine and exercise that it never occurred to me to take my camera.....
When we arrived back home her little boots were soaked, inside and out, as well as her socks. So I mentioned that as soon as Daddy got a job I would go out and buy her some galoshes. She got excited about that because we had just borrowed a book from the church library about a little girl named Sarah who had to give up her favorite boots because her feet grew too small for them. Alannah said," I can get boots just like Sarah's!"
So the next evening she and I go to Bible study and she saw my friend Sarah's red rain boots and launched into telling Sarah about her book Sarah's boots.
Well, Sarah....my friend that is, not the book Sarah.....came to visit a few days later and brought these.......
~the first puddle she ran through~
Thanks Steve and Sarah!
She has worn them almost everyday since. When I tell her to go put her shoes on she will most likely ask, "Can I wear my splash boots Mama?"