March 14th, 2013
Today the outdoor temperatures got to nearly 75F/24C. The boys had this idea to go play with their “streams”.
Here’s one of the cleaner moments:
I had set up an old pipe and a hose, with the water coming slowly out of the pipe onto a little mound of dirt. They can then use their fingers to make channels in the dirt for the water to flow through. They’ve found that sticks can become bridges, making a hole in the earth makes a pond, and, oh yes, it’s quite muddy and a lot of fun.
Oliver at one point realized that he could splash the mud all around quite nicely.
And he wanted to make sure I took photos of his hands.
They could have played out there for hours, I’m sure. When it was time to clean up, they enjoyed seeing the mud come off their sandals, arms, hands, and feet.
It was a perfect use for the first really warm day of spring.