Monday, March 8, 2010

This is a Reoccuring Theme at Our House...

Hi Folks!

We've had a lot of rain this year. Episodes like this are happening way, way too often around here.

Someone is like a pig in slop within the mud puddles that are plentiful on our property.

The hands have ground in dirt. The kind that does not easily come off with scrubbing. Can you believe these are the hands of a FIVE year old?? The look like "man" hands to me.

No body parts are spared. Imagine that.

Wyatt says, "I think I have a piece of mud in my eye."
Mom says, "Ya think?"

Wyatt says, "Mom, the mud is cool and fun. I like getting dirty and running around in it. I like when it dries up on me." Hmmm. I'd have never guessed.

Well I think he's the new spokesboy for mud facials at this point.

And on to other topics.

I have been working diligently on this.

I am a few weeks away from printing this book as a children's story. Here's a snippet from inside...

There's lots of adventure and a cameo by our rooster, Mr D.

Finally, we're off to Idaho and Montana on a vacation for a week! Woo Hooo! Wish us luck on the 18 hour drive. I can see fun times will be had by all.

Bye for now!!


blueviolet said...

I hope your vacation is fantabulous and be sure to take loads of pics!

Those muddy shots are most impressively muddy!

Pricilla said...

Montana!? You're coming to Montana?!

Julie Harward said...

Only boys bless them...they and mud just go together so well! Love the book, so cool! Have a great trip, I'm sure there will have to be lots of breaks with boys! Come say hi :D

The Mind of a Mom said...

Nauh, those hands look like the hands of a little boy how has had a blast!

Rural Rambler said...

Julia, the book, a Bingo Book!! Wonderful, I love it. I must have one! Have a wonderful vacation!!

lee said...

Be sure to take a big vat of mud to keep Wyatt happy in the car. (Most kids are satisfied with coloring books - but I don't think so in your case!)

Sara said...

The mud! Oh wow! He looks like he is having a blast!

The book looks amazing! How exciting!!!

Have a safe trip! Looking forward to the pictures!

Lots of exclamation marks and I haven't even had coffee. It is going to be an interesting day.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh hon, why in the world are you traveling to those places this time of year! They are still in a deep freeze!!! Well be careful!!!

The book just looks better and better!

I wuv lil' Bingo!

Wyatt will be the inspiration for a new superhero: Dirt Boy! Ella can be his sidekick, Mudpie.

MObugs said...

You're little "Mud Monkey" is adorable. Nothing says little boy like mud baths, unless it is stone throwing (my own dear little boy enjoyed that).

Your book is a treasure, LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Best of luck with publishing. I just know it will be a hit!

Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

That is quite a drive, best of luck! I love the book, that picture is awesome!

Also, I love mud too. I may have to come up to your place again to roll around in the mud puddles.

Debbie said...

I love me some dirty kids! And that book is so exciting!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I love Bingo!

Okay, your boys' feet all covered in mud are going to give me nightmares of them coming into my kitchen right after I mopped! Worst nightmare ever!

theUngourmet said...

Wyatt reminds me of a rugby player in that first shot. :D

Woo-Hoo! Can't wait for you wonderful book!

Have a happy and safe trip!

theUngourmet said...

Wyatt reminds me of a rugby player in that first shot. :D

Woo-Hoo! Can't wait for you wonderful book!

Have a happy and safe trip!

Ratty said...

I don't think a boy would feel quite complete without a dose of mud every now and then. I even sometimes look a bit like that after a good hike.

The story looks like it has a lot of potential. With your entertaining writing style, I'm sure it will be good.

Christine Gram said...

OOOOO!!!! That mud looks FUN!

Lisa said...

Good Lord!

Frogs in my formula said...

Mud is good. I have to keep reminding myself of that, since we don't play in it a lot. Yet! Have a great trip.

Mountain Woman said...

Have a wonderful vacation!! Your book looks fabulous and I know it will be a big success because you are so very talented.
I'm with Wyatt. I love mud and mud season and if yours should dry up, I have plenty to send you.

DayPhoto said...

I love the look on his face...he enjoyed himself wonderfuly. Good luck with your book. It is somthing I always think I will do.


Doris Sturm said...

Enjoy your vacation, Julia, Montana has always intruiged me...maybe one day! Can't wait to see the photos!

Save travelling and much Fahrvergnuegen!

Doris :-)

Sharkbytes said...

The book is going to be great! Now I feel really guilty for not getting mine ready to send to you, and looking at yours. It all just takes so much time.

Yes, Wyatt's hands are big. I was thinking that already, and then you said "man hands!" Mud is good.

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Mud is reallllly fun! I've always thought so! :-D

You're book is gonna be so cute!

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