Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring flowers and Muddy boys

Ahhhhh! Springtime is in the air. My favorite time of year. I love the flowers blooming and trees budding. Everything is bursting in color and life. I have been so excited to see what will bloom at our new house. We moved here in the fall, so although some things were still blooming, most were past their peak or were dead.
Here are two types of iris that just bloomed this week. The blood red one is amazing. These are along the side of the garage. The lavender ones are in the garden beside the pool. I also had lots of daffodils all over the yard in March. The previous owner must have loved flowers because she has little gardens and bunches of flowers all over the place. I see green foliage everywhere and cannot wait to see what will unfold. It is like Christmas!
We went to the Petitt's recently. Ben and Paul went fishing because it was gorgeous weather. I went over to the Petitt's with the boys. They played inside for awhile, then Adam and Cody went outside to play. Where the above-ground pool had been last summer, there is a bare spot that is bare dirt. Adam and Cody began digging around in it. Probably pretending they were digging for gold or discovering dinosaur bones.
The next thing we see, Adam is heaving a large bucket of water across the yard to the dirt patch. They start pouring it in the hole, kind of like you do at the beach. They are having a blast digging in the mud and adding more water to make mudpies. Meanwhile, Caleb and Andrew show up outside too. Hey-this looks like fun! Can we dig in the mud too?
Christy and I go inside for a snack and to cool off. (This was the weekend that it was in the upper 80's). Christy looks out the window and starts dying laughing.
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Four little mud dogs having the time of their life. Slipping, sliding, rolling in the gooey muddy mess. To identify in the picture: Caleb, Andrew, Adam, and Cody. Once it was done, it was done. Why rain on their parade and yell at them. Look at the joy on Andrew's face. They were being boys. They finally clumped across the yard and said they were ready to get cleaned up. I hosed off the majority of the slop with a cold hose. While Christy got buckets of hot water from the house to pour over their heads and scrub them down before they came inside. They took turns getting steamy hot showers and all had to suds up several times to get clean. We had to use Q-tips to get the mud out of their ears!

I just want to leave a little message for my friend Amy, who just had a sweet little baby boy. I am so glad that you had a BOY this time. Look what you have to look forward to :)

2 comments:

The Hadfields said...

HA! That's exactly what I was just thinking!! Sophie would DIE before she would get covered in mud like that. But I hope that Logan is ALL boy like yours and Christys! :) Fun!!

Kev said...

Looks like the boys had a wild time! I had great fun with them this past weekend. Can't wait for the FL trip.