Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just Like Pigs to Mud


CHARGE!!!!!!


Muddy day gymnastics peak in the height of winter around the waller pit we call home... Of course, Wyatt comes to the competition prepared to show his best. He has trained for several weeks with his new moves.

First, it's a single somersault, difficulty of 6.0, with a muddy foot handicap.


Then buttocks hangtime is shown for bonus points. Grass on feet increases difficulty level to 7.8.


And the four limb off the ground landing brings the crowd to their feet. Hurray!!!!! Judge Mommy gives a 10 for total effort.


Next my porcine son moves onto the muddy balance beam for the next level of competition. Oh Yeah! Bonus points added for the extra mud on foot.


Then the competitor finishes his routine with a two foot plant and an extra difficult tongue waggle, then an arm stretch move for final victory.


Wyatt thinks, "Come on Ella, I've got things to teach you. Just take of those there mud boots and I'll lead the way. Me and Adam are pros at this mudding stuff."


The mud is getting a little old for me, but to some people the mud is a never ending source of entertainment. It does not help that I take pictures. It only feeds their appetite for clothing destruction.

And if you were wondering, Ella went through four pair of pants today and Wyatt only two.

Also, this week I have some new characters to introduce from our winter menagerie!! Stay tuned for the exciting reveal later in the week...

19 Comments for OSL:

blueviolet said...

I need to know what kind of laundry detergent you use!!!

Yaya said...

Oh my gosh, you are VERY patient!!! I would be shuddering!

Melodie said...

What lucky kiddos you have! They have a momma that lets them just be country kids! Can't wait to see your new critters!

IanH said...

That sure looks like fun! I'm afraid my mother was not quite so understanding when I was your age. I did it anyway! Great photos!

Sara said...

You win the mud comp! Love the pictures! Bet they had a blast. :D

What did you get?!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

You need to add a mud book to your Bingo book!!! I'm tellling ya, it would be a best-seller.

You are a sweet mommy! I would have been shouting dire warnings about not letting feet touch mud, watch out for worms, germs are in that mud, etc.

Leigh said...

That looks so entertaining, Julia! Where can we get a mud waller of our very own?

Suzi said...

2 characters? What am I missing?
Can you email me the pics of Adam with his rubber band ball? Then you can delete the rest of the pics if you like.

Miss Dot said...

Haha! This is like little kid heaven! Look at all that mud!! Oh man, will the fun never end???

The Mind of a Mom said...

That looks like so much fun and I love that you let them get out there and get dirty. There are too many uptight people out there these days that would freak if it was their kid getting dirty.
You get a Way-to-Go Mom :o)

Grand Pooba said...

Your kids have the childhood most people can only dream about!

Pricilla said...

We get the kind of mud that sucks your shoes off your feet. And mud season has come early. Ick.
It's fun for kids...obviously but I think I lost a chicken in the mud yesterday. baaawck!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

I really hate mud! It drives me crazy. Gets on everything! It's been muddy here for months! Right now it's all snow, but I'm sure as soon as it all melts we'll be covered in mud again.

I'm glad the kiddos are enjoying it though. ;D

MObugs said...

Oh the joy and innocence of childhood! I wanna roll in that mud puddle too!!!!!

theUngourmet said...

These are so awesome! I love that football shirt! :)

Ratty said...

Mud is one of a kids favorite things. I know it was for me. It's interesting how we don't like it quite so much when we grow up. It's still fun watching kids play in the mud though.

Mel said...

Wow! Looks like a great time!

Frogs in my formula said...

Hey, some people pay good money for a mud bath like that. Your kids are ahead of their time (and so cute).

Sharkbytes said...

Oh, whew, glad to hear that Ella got dirty twice as much as Wyatt. I mean, what would you do with a girl that wouldn't get muddy?