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mud babies

My boys and I started out this July praying for rain every single day. Levi would pray asking God to send rain to “help daddy’s corn grow big and strong”. It has been really dry here the past two years and it was starting to look like this year was going to be the same. I am learning it is really hard for a farmer to work so hard to grow his crops only to watch them shrivel up and die because there wasn’t enough rain. A year ago today Joel was actually harvesting corn already because of the drought…that is really early!

But this year has been so different. Those prayers we started praying at the beginning of the month have been answered abundantly. You guys, it has been raining like crazy here!!! So un-Kansas like. In fact last night many areas around us were flooding. So crazy how things change in a year. We are praising God for His provision and for the “big and strong” corn that is in our fields.

I am slowly learning that a farmer’s wife never complains about rain. The first few days were great, but (don’t tell Joel!) I have to admit I am growing weary of all the mud my boys are getting into (I told you I was learning slowly!). They can’t stay out of it!! The funny thing is that these pictures were taken before the rain started. Levi had turned a sprinkler on just barely and it ran all night without us realizing it. The next day when they went out to the garden to dig potatoes with their daddy the boys discovered the mud puddle of their dreams.

(Warning: If you thought my last mud post was bad this is way worse. Stop reading now if you can’t handle mud! :))

Griffin was having so much fun until the mud weighed down his pants so much that he couldn’t find his feet. That really stressed him out.

But mama came to the rescue and removed his muddy clothes. He realized his life wasn’t over and the mud play quickly resumed.

And that was the muddiest mess I have ever cleaned up in my life. These boys were covered from head to toe. And by the end I was too. I wish I could show you the pictures of them being hosed off. So funny. 🙂 We hosed them off and I gave them two baths to get them clean. And miraculously their clothes came out pretty clean too. I usually make them wear their swimming suits when they play in the mud but sometimes things just happen that you can’t control!

This July has been all about rain and mud and lots of baths. And while it has been a little messy around here, we are so very thankful for it all!

  • Marianne G. - Priceless! Won’t these pictures be fun for them to look back or some day?!?!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Tucker - Looks like so much fun! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - This just makes my heart smile!! I love the one of Griffin sticking the top of his head in it:). What a good mama you are not to worry about the clean up and to let them thoroughly enjoy it instead!ReplyCancel

  • Alice H - Love this!! Messy boys are the best! You definitely got quite a few “framers” in these pics you took.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Wow! And I thought MY 2 boys had fun in the mud. This would be heaven for them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tressa - You are an amazing mom!! Your boys will look back someday and these will be some of there favorite memories! I have 2 boys and they weren’t allowed to play in the mud 🙁 I wished now, I would have let them, they aren’t too old yet, 13 and 10, so we have some time! Thank you for showing us that it is ok to be dirty and be ok with it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - What a great way to start my day!! This reminds me of my 3 little boys who are all grown up with kids of their own now. Enjoy every single second because before you know it they are raising their own. I love your blog and can’t wait to see what those cute little boys are up to next.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Z - Those pictures are priceless! As an obstacle course racer I’ve come to love crawling through mud!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - What a wonderful mama that lets her little guys get covered head to toe!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - I agree ! Just curious though as to how many outfits have been ruined ? Do you have something special you do to remove the stains ?ReplyCancel

  • chrissi - you two are such good parents. loving that you let the boys have fun and enjoy something so simple as mud. the photos are priceless and will offer you years of joy.ReplyCancel

  • mandy houle - you should totally frame some of these and hang them in their bathroom. 🙂 LOVE them.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - SO Cute…priceless moments!ReplyCancel

  • Donna T. - Boys are made for mud!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - This sure made me smile 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - So darn cute!! Sometimes you just have to let your hair down and get down and dirty!! Love the pictures – I bet they will remember “mud” day for a long time to come.ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - These pictures make me smile!!! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I love that you let them get all messy and I am excited to let my little boy do the same! You are an AWESOME mommy!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole W - Oh my, I love it! We have had TONS of rain here in Western North Carolina too and my boys have loved playing in our nearby creek which has been full of water and mud all summer (not to mention salamanders and crawdads). Such good times! I love that you get down and take all these pics. I really need to do that more often! There’s nothing more fun than mud!ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Love these pictures, they were having so much fun! You guys will have to install an outdoor shower if the rain continues!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - LOVE this!!ReplyCancel