Friday, May 7, 2010

Frogs, Mud, Dirty Floors and Happy Kiddos

Sometimes people wonder how our house can be so dirty, how the floors can have piles of dirt, how I could possibly have so much laundry. It is for these people I must post this blog entry.

Last week, on a warm day, two friends came home with us from school. Pulling into the driveway, the kindergartner boy yelled out "PARADISE!!!!!!"

Before I had gotten my purse, phone and coffee from the suburban, all six kids were already out of the suburban and running around the yard. It wasn't long before they came back into the house to show me their great finds.....
And isn't this a great picture? Can't you just see all the fun they have been having?

Yup, I am pretty sure that the little girl in this picture is having a blast with those frogs. I really love how this little girl loves frogs and her moma, well, she does NOT.

Yes, we all must admit that is a great looking frog!

And when they all filed back out of the house, this is what the floor looked like where they had been standing.
The day before, we had another little girl visiting us for the day. Somehow or another, they felt that their toes had gotten too dirty so I told them to wash them off with the hose. It was a bit of time later that I realized the hose was still running.

They were cleaner when just their toes were dirty. That is a lot of mud they so lovingly spread over the slide.
But look at their faces? How can you not love all that muddy fun?


Praise and Coffee said...

Lauren had sooo much fun!! It took me a half an hour of scrubbing but she emerged looking like a little girl again and not all too happy about it either!
Thanks for making life so fun!

Karen said...

Denise, I love visiting your blog. It feels like home to me. Oh, and if it makes you feel any better you can send people who wonder how a house with 4 boys can get so dirty over to my blog. I posted pictures of my boys bedroom today. Yikes!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Some snooty-tooty people pay big bucks for mud packs on their faces and bodies. Mud is obviously good for a body! Bring it on!

(We are a house with girls that adore frogs, salamandars and all manner of creepy crawly things. They are ALSO good for a body.)

Clean houses are over-rated, frankly. Noisy, grubby, happy homes with mommies who take joy in treasures produced from the backyard...that's good stuff. (I say this, because despite my every effort the house we live in looks and sounds just like yours and I'm trying to make myself feel better about it...)

Unknown said...

Denise, I love it! It also feels like home to me! So glad to know I am not the only one...I often wondered where the "good ole days" went? Kids should have fun Outdoors! :)

Becca @ My Crazy Good Life said...

Can I come to your house for a playdate? Because it looks like FUN!!!