Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Muddy Puddle Weekend

It rained on Saturday and by Sunday morning, the mud puddles in our backyard were the perfect consistency for dinosaurs, pumpkin carriages and fairy godmothers.

Not to mention perfect for mud cakes and pies, mixed from the top of the backyard fort.

I am all for backyard mud puddles (aka Mother Nature's Play Doh), so when the girls asked if they could get their fingers muddy, I said SURE!

And when they asked if they could get their clothes dirty, I said OKAY!

(because what are play clothes for if not for messy mud puddle play?)

Messy fingers quickly turned into messy, muddy arms and toes.

VERY messy toes...

And eventually turned into messy EVERYTHING, straight through to the underpants.

Time spent playing in the mud: 4 HOURS

Time it took to hose them off and stick them in a warm bubbly tub: 4 minutes.

Nothing beats messy Mother Nature! Or happy, tired kids when playtime is done.

xoxo,

12 comments:

Wilvis said...

I love it! So may parents don't let their kid's play in the mud. Well done you! You have beautiful children. They must take after their Daddy!

Angela Ackerman said...

Okay it's official. YOU are the coolest mom evar!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

They call me mommy... said...

You are brave, looks like they had the best time ever! I only wish I was that brave! I agree Best.Mom.Ever!

beka said...

Wow! That's amazing...how covered with it they can get. :)
Mother Nature's Play doh. Cool concept!

Marie said...

You are a good mama for letting your girls get muddy & dirty...I am trying to be better about that. They are growing up so fast and turning into such beautiful girls. :)

ElegantSnobbery said...

Haha, thanks!! They had tons of fun! And none of the mess made it inside... I hosed them off and stripped them down, then stuck them straight in the tub. And the play clothes... hosed those down, too, then stuck them in the wash. They are meant to be the messy clothes, but they washed out completely!

Melissa said...

What fun!! Making mud pies was always one of my most favorite things to do.

:-D

Meeling said...

Too fun!! I remember those days when my boys were still little. :-)

New England Quilter said...

It looks like they had a blast! Your girls have gotten so big! They are beautiful - even covered in mud ;)
Amy

Leah said...

So fun - Annelie is looking so grown up all of a sudden, by the way!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

so cute. As usual.

Heather said...

you have some pretty lucky kids. Mine would never been allowed in the house if they did that in my yard. :)

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