Muddy Day Fun: Learning & Exploring with Mud

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When there’s a gigantic dirt pile in the yard, you just can’t ignore it. And you can’t say “no” when your kid asks to slide down it on his belly, especially after the long, drab winter we’ve spent indoors. Thank goodness for play clothes. And thank goodness we live out in the boonies where he could safely undress down to his birthday suit on the front porch before coming inside for a bath!

Muddy Day Fun |

Holden pushed trucks through the mud pile and watched them roll down the hill. He dug holes, and squished the mud between his fingers, making it a great sensory experience.

Giving children the freedom to get muddy connects them with nature, and it encourages creative thinking. Let the Children Play has a great post about the benefits of letting kids play in he mud!

Those boots have been through a lot. It just might be time to retire them. :)


Snow Days

We have barely left the house these past few weeks due to the snow… and more snow… and more snow.  I wouldn’t mind it so much if it weren’t so cold. It’s the kind of cold that hurts your face. I’ve taken Holden out to play around the farm for a little bit because we’ve both had cabin fever, but he’s like me–we much prefer summer!

Snow Days

Mostly, our days have looked like this:

typical snow day

Stay tuned for a detailed post about Holden’s favorite apps, by the way! I’ve been working hard on that one. Speaking of blog posts, this is what I’ve been busy doing–jotting down content ideas in these adorable Katie Daisy notebooks. My husband got them for me from Target, but you can find more of Katie’s artwork on her Etsy page.

katie daisy notebooks

Sigh. Ready for spring. I’m ready for daffodils and Eastertime and playing outside and dressing my child in shorts because all pants on him are highwaters. ;)