Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

What do you get after a whole day of rain?  Mud, of course!

What do you get when you release 4 little kids (my 2 plus 2 from next door) into the great outdoors when the sun comes out after a day of rain? 

Lots of running, laughing, and LOTS of mud-puddle stomping!

What do you get after 4 little kids laugh and run and go mud-puddle stomping (and throwing and slinging and mud-pie making)?

I don't know about the neighbors, but 2 very muddy little buffaloes came home to me.
I present to you, Exhibit 1A, the littlest one:
You may note the muddy hem of the pants, and the stray bits of mud on his arms and right eyebrow.

For a closeup, Exhibit 1B:

Now, one might think that the 2 year old would be the dirtiest.  Oh, no.

Especially not when the rest of the crowd involved 5 & 7 year old siblings.  Two five year olds and a 7 year old (TWO of which were boys) can invent some very muddy games in a very short time-span.  Leaving them with mud evvvverywhere.

I present Exhibit 2A, the big one:
You can see much more mud-coverage throughout the entire mid-section.

And what about the face?
Let's take a look at Exhibit 2B:

Clearly, the older you are, the muddier you get.

P.S. - 2 pair of shoes came into the house at over twice their normal weight, and despite spending the morning toasting in front of the bathroom heater, all 4 shoes are still soaking wet.  Clearly, we have a problem.


momtofivekids said...

Fun, fun, fun! :)

Betsy said...

They are so cute.

One note, next time take their shoes off and let them go barefoot.


fairenuff said...

I love this post. Your boys are adorable whether they are clean or muddy!! In fact, they have a certain something about them when they are muddy! lol

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you more often! Those are some great photos of the boys! It is so nice to meet another mom that will let her children be children and a little (or a lot) of mud doesn't cause you to stifle their good time.
Stange thought that MUD could be good CLEAN fun!
Have a blessed day!