Monday, February 15, 2010

Mud Puddles Everywhere

The Mississippi River is at flood stage and it's not even March! It's been raining and raining (or so I've been told...I don't live here but I'll trust the natives as they don't generally lead me astray) and raining some more. My parents yard is a swamp!

The boys have rubber rain boots (thanks Papa Jeff) and have had a blast playing in the mud and muck with the dogs...however, I've not yet let Ethan off the porch to play. He wanted down to play with the big boys so badly, but he didn't have rubber boots, so I was hesitant to let him down. Plus, the water is cold, so I didn't want him getting too cold.

Finally, I decided what the heck, it's just shoes and we can always buy a new pair (he's about outgrown them anyway!) and it isn't that cold so I let him down with his brothers before dinner and they had a blast...well, for the most part they did. :)

So, while having a soggy yard is not an ideal scenario, it has been a great play place for three little boys with cabin fever from months of cold and snow. Sure, it snowed Thursday night and Friday morning...but it had melted by Friday evening and just make the boys play land a little more magical.

2 Words to brighten my day:

Maren said...

That really is finding joy in the journey!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Your boys are absolutely adorable! Looks like they had a blast. I read your previous post about the Mardi Gras parade in Natchez...I didn't know that Natchez celebrate Mardi Gras too. Looks liek ya'll are having a wonderful trip1