Monday, June 10, 2013

The Difference Between Mud and Dirt!

Today is Monday and all the boys are home with me. It rained yesterday...I'm talking a downpour right before church! Although we praise God for the rain in June in Texas - and love the way our gardens grow after - I do NOT like the resulting mud that lingers for days. Nothing attracts mud faster than a little boy...especially a Noah-boy!

Today, on more than one occasion, I've had to let the natives...I mean wild-dogs...I mean little boys...yes, I mean precious little boys from God, outside. You just can't keep a boy inside all day. It's not natural. It's not humane.

Each time, I've carefully instructed Noah to stay out of the mud - and each time he's returned covered in it.

I am not exaggerating when I say this boy gets dirt in places I didn't even know existed. Between the toes, you might expect. Behind the ears, for sure. Under arms, butt-cracks, up the nose and completely around the eyes - you bet!

This last time I let Noah in I asked him, "What is the ONE thing I told you to stay out of?"  He just looked at me with a sheepish grin, then a roll of the eyes, then batting his eye lashes he said, "Mom...this isn't mud - it's DIRT!"

With that, he hopped in the shower. I guess this girl learned something new today!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Luke's 2nd Grade Awards!

Today was Luke's last 2nd grade awards ceremony! For the first time this year he made straight A's. He also received the most improved reader award and the encouragement award. So proud of my honey bunny! What a strong finish to a great year!!