So, I've told you how my girls love to play outside. But, they don't just play outside. They play hard and get dirty! Especially Emma Grace!
They love to do your typical fun things like ride bikes and scooters, draw with sidewalk chalk, play with bubbles, etc. Jessica loves to roller blade, and Emma Grace wishes she had some too. Heaven help us all when she does get some!
But I'm afraid gone are the days of my "girlie-girls". They both used to love to wear dresses and bows. Emma Grace will still occasionally wear a bow, but Jessica wouldn't touch one with a ten-foot pole. And I honestly can't blame her at ten, almost eleven, years old.
However, this is not what I ever envisioned from my youngest little girl. Literally covered in mud, with the request, "Mommy, I need to come in and wash my hands". Um, no honey, you have to take a shower!
But I LOVE IT!
And I love her older sister whom I didn't take pictures of on this particular beautiful March day because she didn't have visible mud everywhere...
These were her pants after another such day of hard play...
(Sorry, Buddy was feeling photogenic and wouldn't move!)
And today, she's not quite as dirty...
But...she works hard for her "muddy"!
*And as a side note, even after her shower, one of her hands was still orange from all the mud!*