Tuesday, April 5, 2011

5/ 52 weeks of happiness

After a week of warm temperatures allowing me to let the girls run around in the back yard as much as they wanted and opening the windows to let the house air, it turned cool again and started raining again last week.  We had to shut the windows, turn on the heat, and stay inside.  This didn't please any of us, least of all Maggie, who at almost 20 months barely speaks but lets us know clearly (and constantly) that she wants to go outside ("uh-side!") and swing ("swee") or play ball ("baa").  So on Thursday, once the temp was in the 50s and it stopped raining, I had us all put on our rainboots and go outside.

And Gwendolyn showed me some new tricks she learned for going down the slide.  

Of all the things I expected her to learn at preschool, going head first down the slide never crossed my mind.  Look how happy she is though!

Then Maggie decided to test out the mud. 
She stomped around for awhile, and eventually, one of her boots stuck in the mud.

And she chose the most obvious way to get the mud off her foot: her hand.  Unfortunately she did not consider that using her hand would also get her hand muddy.

Maggie was both surprised and perplexed by the mud on her hand.

She was not pleased and did not like having her hand muddy.

She was not pleased at first, but you know what she made a bee-line for and tried out as soon as we went outside the next day?  Yep, the mud.  So maybe the mud wasn't as bad as her first impression made it seem.


  1. Those rain boots are so adorable! I love wearing mine since I can walk through puddles and mud and not worry about a thing!


  2. This looks like such a fun day! The boots are ridiculously cute. Oh my goodness!

  3. Oh the wondrous glory of exploring mud! Too cute!

  4. Your girls are adorable! Love her boots! Looks like a great day!

  5. So cute...my girls wanted to play in the mud so bad this past week. However, I nixed it...they had brand new swimsuits on and I just could not get them stained just yet. The season has not even really started yet. lol
    BTW...love that huge clip in your little one's hair. I am sure that helps keep her bangs out of her eyes.

  6. Cute, cute! I love those froggie boots.