The leaves are falling all around us, the winter breeze is moving in, it is time for our winter coats and wellies! As winter approaches each year we prepare ourselves with new coats, hats, gloves and wellies without them we couldn’t continue our outdoor explorations and our park hopping weekends. If you are a reader here you will know we frequent our local parks quite a bit. There is something so comforting when we get all bundled up and slip on our wellies like a new adventure lies ahead of us just waiting for us to get there. Whether its splashing through the muddy puddles after a long Autumn pour down, or crunching through the fallen leaves in the big field behind us our wellies never let us down. We are a welly wearing family!
My kids associate fun and playtime with their wellies. There is never a time when I have to force them to put them on instead of their shoes, if nothing else they prefer to wear their wellies everywhere we go, even to church. We are a wellie wearing family and with that comes all our experiences, explorations, adventures together, times we cherish, new parks and old parks to return to time and time again. It’s the weekends in our wellies that I find the happiest, most magical moments to remember. We are laughing, we are playing outdoors, we are snuggled up and comfortable, we are together!
Our weekends at the park are always full of something different even if we go to the same park over and over again. There is always new paths to walk on, new swans or ducks to feed, more fields to run and kick the soccer ball around. We really are lucky to be so close to such beauty. We have a few parks near that we like to go to each weekend. It’s our weekend traditions to park hop and take in the beautiful changing of seasons.
There is nothing cuter than mini wellies. They really go straight to the heart with their cuteness. Missy Moo was oh-so excited to finally get her first pair and run amongst the fallen leaves with us all. It’s just a wellie you say, to us our wellies are not just a boot they represent our weekends of family fun together.
Last night after putting the kids to bed I looked over to see all our wellies lines up on the rug drying from our early morning park adventure. There were scratches on them, covered in mud, one was even tipped over, no doubt from Missy Moo but they brought a warm feeling inside me. This is what having a family is all about the little moments, the ordinary moments that put a smile on your face. The ones that make you so grateful for everything little things in your life!