All kids need to get down and dirty and my kids are no exception. To start with I was "don't get your clothes dirty", don't dig up the lawn but then I remembered as a kid we used to make mud pies and have a ball. After all what are washing machines all about anyway unless they have dirty clothes in them. The kids have been enjoying the dirt in the backyard and generally getting very messy and they are having the time of their lives. Sienna entertains herself for hours with some dirt, a bit of water and her tea set.
The other day she poured me a "hot chocolate" which she scooped up a teaspoon of mud, put it in a cup and then got the teapot which was full of water and filled up the cup and then mixed it around. I was laughing because she used to make me milkshakes but now the hot chocolate seemed more appropriate and it was just so cute. James on the other hand was very interested in making mud shapes to put on the table but I love it when my kids are outdoors being kids.