While I normally detest the kids making unnecessary messes, I stepped out of my comfort zone and let them play in a little mud Saturday. Our community had a Mud Fest in one of the local parks to encourage recycling. Personally, I didn't get the connection. Oh, well. They had a blast.
Drew, in orange, was the first to compete. A HUGE obstacle course was set up, and the winners of the heats were suppose to compete in the end.
Drew jumping over the barrels
That kid is so fast! Even in the soggy mud he passed kids from the two races before him.
Dirty Monkey Boy
Even his teeth were dirty!
And his ears.
Lucy was like, "You fools are insane."
Mallory took a turn.
Her muddy little foot
And it turns out she hated it. She was finished pretty quickly.
Much cleaner and much happier
Elizabeth (on the left) competed with her friend, Anna.
It's hard to tell because all of the muddy kids look the same after a while, but Elizabeth and Anna are on the ramp.
Getting ready to cross the finish line
Elizabeth and Anna, and their pretty white teeth
Of course Edward had to compete. He and Ross are ready to go.
Showing Ross no mercy! "Eat my mud, Ross!"
This is my cousin, Joe. The kids said, "Mom, that's Joey." I never would have recognized him, and I don't know how they did. All you could see was his blue eyes!
We ended up throwing all socks away and most of the clothes after the festival. We never let the kids play in the mud so we thought, "Why not." It certainly will go down in the memory books!