Tuesday, April 15, 2008

BEST day ever!

This is what the kids keep doing whenever they get a chance (while we're in the pool area of course). They LOVE dipping their feet in the pool. Ashley calls it "relaxing." LOL ha ha :) After church on Sunday (now that we have early morning) it was warming up. Anson came home and took all his clothes off (while on the patio) and followed Ben into the pool area to relax & dip his feet! I'd say he looks pretty relaxed!
Then the kids decided to do something a little more exciting. Ben turned on the sprinklers in the front yard to "water the grass." The kids saw it as "a fun opportunity" to play! Nathaniel came into the house showing me his wet clothes & thanking me for "the BEST day ever!" So I had to go outside and see for myself. This is what I saw & couldn't help but take some pictures.

Here's Nathaniel swinging on the rope in the sprinkler.
Felicia called it "Rope Skiing!"

Trevor & Nathaniel

Felicia, Nathaniel & Trevor
They made a big mud pit & they also used it like a slip'n'slide.

This was Anson's version of playing in the water. Yes, this is how he was 'dressed' in the front yard running through our gutter. ha ha


Anson, Trevor, Nathaniel & Felicia
They wanted to show me how high they could jump!
Nathaniel & Felicia were catching some good air!
Trevor, Felicia & Nathaniel's dirty feet.
Anson's cute little dirty feet.
Trevor was having a blast!
Ashley finally decided to join in, but she changed into her swimsuit first.
{Can you see the pretty rainbow?}

Ashley got a little muddy. She tried to wash it off using the sink while the boys were in the shower. I told her to wait. The girls got the pleasure of mopping the bathroom & cleaning the sink when they were done because they got the muddiest. tee hee :)
As it turned out, Ben didn't realize they were playing in the sprinklers & made a huge muddy mess. So, he wasn't too happy to see the front yard (which we work really hard to make it look nice) when they were done. Ooops! I thought he had told them it was ok to play in the sprinklers. LOL

Well, they were thanking me for letting them have so much FUN!! And they reminded me that it was their "BEST DAY EVER!"

I guess I'm not the meanest mom in the world (not that day anyway). ha ha


SuperCoolMom said...

Those pics of their muddy little legs are the cutest! I bet they were loving it!

verabear said...

It really looks like my kind of Best Day Ever too. hehehehe :) They will remember that for a loong time

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what constitutes a good day for kids? It's usually the messiest or least expensive things to them. It looks like a lot of fun and I was hoping you could send some of that warm weather to Colorado!

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome day! love all the pictures! did you add actions?

gray-gang said...

Cute pictures!! Makes me want to be a kid again! What fun memories!

Janan said...

Oh my goodness! What a blast! I have to say, you got some great pictures!!!

tammy said...

Very fun! Have you heard the Spongebob song The Best Day Ever? That's what was going through my head reading this post. I love all the big trees in front of your house. Yay! Swim season is upon us. Not sure our's is warm enough yet, but I may heat it this week.

The Graham Family said...

Your Kids are so cute! It looks like they were having so much fun, sometimes it would be so nice to be a kid again, I loved playing in the mud!

molly said...

Ummmmm mud! Looks like a blast :) And your lawn still looks great to me!

oh p.s.- I have my fruit fly trap up right now... thanks for the tips ;)

The Drescher's said...

Love your blog!!! You have beautiful kiddos!

I have wished so many times that we all stayed in touch. I am so glad I found you! Is the Becky on your friends list Becky Hoffman? I want to find her too. Do you talk to her at all?

Anywho, I live in Litchfield Park on the west side. I work part time as an ICU nurse at Good Sam Hospital. Other than that I am real busy with my three kiddos. Glad we can keep in touch this way!!! I have wondered about you and Becky like a million times over the last 10 years!

Bunny Cates, digital-scrapbooking.org said...

Andrea those little feet are the cutest thing ever, and I fully expect to see a layout with those pics! You did a fantastic job "capturing" the moment!

This post totally reminded me that I meant to pick up Jeff Foxworthys new book for kids, called Dirt on My Shirt. He said, he wrote it because when he was a kid, you judged a good day by how dirty you got. If you had to take your shoes off at the door, it was a good day. But if momma made you take your CLOTHES OFF on the porch before you could come in... THAT was a great day! LOL...

Bunny Cates, digital-scrapbooking.org said...

OH I fogot to tell you!

I wanted to THANK YOU. I saw The Hinckley Challenge on here, so I went looking to see what it was. I just got the book yesturday. I wanted to say thanks for kind of, pointing it out to me.


Sharon said...

Looks like a GREAT day! My kids would have been in Heaven!

Bunny Cates, digital-scrapbooking.org said...


Jen Shumway said...

How fun to have such a mess. They will remember that forever