6-year-old Ella Grace.

Pictured here: 6-year-old Ella Grace

Submitted by: Her mother, Marcy Harris

The backstory from Marcy: "I took this iPhone snap as we were walking home from the bus stop after school at the end of February. I am a photographer so she is used to me asking her to do things, but she was interested in getting into this puddle without any coaxing from me at all. I gave her the ok to jump and she was thrilled! In the midst of such a snowy and miserable winter it was fun to let her play in this puddle that the melting snow had formed in our neighbor's driveway!"

Sponsored by: Columbus Academy

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