Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Successful day

Isn't always measured by how much work got done.


Sometimes it's just in the smiles and delight of little ones making mud, while Mom digs out a new flower bed.


And letting them help, even though the job takes twice as long or doesn't get finished at all.


It's found in taking time out to throw maple tree helicopters in the air, much to the delight of a one year old.


And when you abandon your project altogether just to watch them paint themselves with mud. Pushing to the back of your mind thoughts of: I hope those suits aren't ruined (they weren't).


A little dirt is nothing a good old-fashioned hose-off outside, can't fix.


Feeling even colder on a hot hot 90* day.


*No children were harmed in the taking of this photograph, just surprised.


Amber said...

You can tell they had so much fun!!! I am trying to let go, and not worry about Reese so much :) It is so hard to let go and let them get dirty.

Jessica said...

I LOVE these pictures!!!!!!!!!! I know they had a blast!! Yay for letting go of all "have to's" and just enjoying the "fun to's" :)

I've been dog sick since Friday (strep + high fever). I sooooo would have enjoyed a hose down :)

Sarah said...

totally agree, Angel! great pics of the Steve, Sara, & Ethan, btw... that bald, blue-eyed little guy is adorable!

grandmarockton said...

there arn't mamy families that will share this kind of day WHAT A BLESSING THAT YOU'VE HAVE!

Jenn said...

They are too cute! I thought that was black PAINT! That is some dark mud you have there :) What a fun day!


Jessica said...

LOVE these pics!!! They look like they're having the time of their lives! Yay for letting go of the "have to's" and embracing the "fun to's" :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Great photos, your family is adorable! I'm so becoming a follower!
Can't wait to try that tutorial for a child apron!