Friday, May 08, 2009

In Which I Use The Phrase 'Muddy Buddies'

*** I need you people to know the effort it took to get these cute pictures uploaded. It took All. Day. Long. Blogger is not being user friendly to me. ***

You know what happens after however many straight days of rain the South Lands just endured? Mud. Ooey, gooey, splatter-up-the-back-of-your-leg-with-each-step-you-take mud.

These two stayed mostly clean.

In this case, a school picnic happened, too. The little preschool where Thomas attends 3 mornings a week had it's End of the Year/Mother's Day picnic yesterday at one of the local parks. The play area literally had it's own little moat all the way around it. I kid you not. A Moat of Mud. A body had to cross this moat to access the play equipment. Which, conveniently, were all surrounded in mud. Did this deter the group of 30+ four and five year olds?

Not one iota.

Elizabeth was quickly befriended by a gaggle of girls who thought she was 'sooo cute' and they all entertained each other.

The kids all played and had a Muddy Blast. Then the K-4 class serenaded us with a sweet round of 'Jesus Loves Me' and an equally as sweet song about Mommys. After the singing was over, we trooped all those kids and their parents (mostly Moms) and their siblings (mostly Thomas') into a pavilion to eat their lunch.

After all was said and done, this is what my children looked like from behind. Thirty some-odd children, and while mine weren't the only ones with muddy bums, we managed a high concentration of the mud population within our family.

Muddy Buddies

Cause we're special like that, ya know.

1 comment:

The Bouldins said...

They look beautiful and exactly what kiddos should look like after playing outside anywhere near mud!! I love it! (Although I will admit that I'm glad we've been confined to the house due to raging fevers for the majority of the past two weeks. The rain's not supposed to let up any time soon, though, and the fevers are gone so I'm sure the little bottoms in my family will look like that next week as well!)