Today we packed a picnic lunch and headed to the Silver Gate park. Charissa calls it "Jackson Park" because Jackson the Buffalo can often be found grazing between the swings and the monkey bars. But today, Jackson let us have the park for just enough time to eat our PB&J's. When he decided he wanted the park back, we started walking down the gravel road to the Soda Butte Creek.
We found a perfect little bank with soft mud away from the current. This required removal of shoes, rolling up of pants and then proceeding to get so muddy and wet there was no point in the rolling up of anything.
"I am wet, muddy, cold and THE HAPPIEST BOY ON EARTH!"
The color of creek rocks will always inspire me.
After much wading and throwing of mud, the kids were stripped of pants and made their way back to the car in their skivvies. Sorry I didn't get a picture of this but I was carrying bear spray, socks, shoes, a water bottle, and two sodden pairs of pants so getting out the camera was a bit difficult.
We came home to baths and nap time.
And the inevitable load of laundry,
which is truly my pleasure :-)