It rained like crazy here this morning, and we desperately needed it, but I always feel a little more stuck in the house on rainy days, even when we weren't planning to go anywhere. By dinner time, however, it was sunny outside and lots of the rain had dried up. Matt was gone, but Harper and I headed up to the grade school playground at our church. They have that rubber-type surface instead of being in an actual park which would have been very muddy.
Just as we were getting out of the car, a couple of other parents and children arrived at the playground. There was one little girl who was nearly 1 1/2 and then another girl who was probably about 4. Harper and the 4 year old ran around like crazy, following each other, and having a great time. Then that girl left and Harper slowed down a bit to hang with the toddler. She was so sweet and clearly just thrilled to be around other kids. We definitely do not spend enough time with other children. We are hoping to get Harper into a preschool program in January and I think she would really love it for the social interaction alone.
Here are some pictures of the park outing we had in St. Louis with Erin, Brett, Calum, and Emmett. Harper was thrilled to be with those children too.