Are you ready for summer yet? You know I am! I’m never ready for cold weather – I really should live in a climate that is warm year round. I don’t, though, so I make the best of it. (most of the time)
Today I’m reminiscing a little – I posted yesterday that my 9 and 11 year old girls are on their way to Kansas with their Grandparents. And it made me think back to our last trip to Kansas. We went last summer – seems like a long time ago already. They had a lot of rain before we got there so the creek beside my sister’s house was up and flowing over the dirt road. All the kids, from the youngest to the teenagers played in the water – and the mud. They made some pretty cool Mud Hut Creations and I want to share them with you.
So much detail and work involved. The kids kept saying they wanted it to stay that way forever. They were quite upset when it rained one night and the water washed the lower Mud Hut Creations away. We gently reminded them that they were building their creations in a creek bed. It was probably good to realize that it wouldn’t last forever.
They also found frogs and kept them in a bucket for awhile. Perhaps the Mud Hut Creations were for the frogs?The rather wild, rugged beauty of Kansas. Don’t let anyone tell you Kansas is boring and flat and ugly. It’s not! Yes, if you take I-70 through Kansas it can seem flat and boring. But venture into the state a bit and you will find so much beauty. Wide open skies – nothing tops a western sunset! And the rugged hills of Barber County – nothing flat about that! Anyway. Kansas is beautiful. And my girlies are arriving at my sister’s today. I doubt they will play in the mud – although it is warmer there than it is here. I know they are going to have so much fun though!
So what do you think of the Mud Hut Creations? Would you have done this as a kid?!