Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's tradition!


It's that time of year again, when we start doing a little early planting.....and you know what that means...


As soon as Ben cranks the tractor to till up the first bit of ground, the kids are right behind him barefoot, hose pipe in hand, ready for that first bit of soft mud! Somehow this year the wait was extra hard, maybe it was that they were stuck inside more (with me on bed rest), but they asked (nagged!) almost everyday about when the garden needed to be tilled up. It's tradition! They look forward to that "good mud" all year long.


They did-it-up right! They made up for that long winter stuck inside!


This was a little over a week ago, now they have started nagging  asking about the first dip in the creek. That swimming hole is just calling for them! They got to play in the water a little last week at camp, but it wasn't their swimming hole. I guess we will have to put little Claire in her sling and take a walk down to the creek soon.


I love that they love and look forward to all of our silly family traditions. And I love that there are more little ones coming along to enjoy them with. I think I enjoy taking pictures of these muddy little critters as much as they enjoy getting muddy!


Happy Saturday friends! ~xo, Sam

8 comments:

Julia said...

I want to be your kid!

Katy Rose said...

I think That's a great tradition! I can't believe it's that warm there that you they are in tank tops and mud! We had 2 inches of snow last night!

Kathya said...

i think it is beautiful. we live in Michigan so "warm enough" is getting closer and we plant to start a garden in our city house.
2 weeks ago my girl got a little "taste" of the mud. "it was warm enough to be on your underwear" she said, just a little snow and a bit of water and she got a little puddle for herself. i didn't care that it was my nice lawn. kids are kids and childhood is only once in a lifetime. the lawn can recover from the destruction(one day). :) my Ben saw your photos and said "ohh...WOW!" he was fortunate enough to live in the country but i dont think he was allowed to play in the mud. :/

Nell said...

I think Tim is too clean! He needed more mud on him. Your little kids know how to have a great time! Great tradition. Claire will be in there in no time!

Enchanted Moments said...

How fantastic...I love that you are a mum like me that dosnt care about the washing......although, my rudey doodeys would have probably taken their duds off before they went in it!!!!!!!
Hows that little baby....I be she will love those muddy times soon too....Suzanne, Australia

LadySnow said...

Oh my! It looks like a lot of fun :-)

Kuky said...

Wow! I would be very surprised if I ever saw Isabelle like that. Last week at the park she was upset over a little mud in and on her shoes. She insisted I wash them in the creek though I told her she'd get dirty again. I must show her these pictures. :)

Laurie said...

OMWord! This is hilarious! I wish you were my neighbor, but then again, I'd never get any sewing done, due to the entertainment! LOL!