Monday, October 23, 2006

Walk One Hundred and Eighty-One – Muddy walk


We walked the same walk as yesterday, but no luck finding the toy camera. The rain from last night made it mud heaven for Xavier so with all the jumping into puddles and ‘accidental’ falls into the churned up bridleways it was dusk by the time we arrived home. We’d taken three hours to do a walk that unencumbered I can do in about an hour. But wasn’t it worth it to get that mud covered smile?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What lovely memories you are making for your son.

10:12 pm  
Anonymous Annie Fortenberry said...

I have walked along with you all year, Julie, and what wonderful trips-- especially with Xavier along. I babysit my grandson, Cris, who will be 3 in December. Xavier looks around his age. The only thing Cris loves more than watery puddles is gooey mud. It doesn't rain a lot in our part of Texas but Cris uses up every drop when it does. This walk has really warmed my heart.

3:12 am  
Blogger Tami said...

What a cutie!!! Love the drawing too.

4:58 am  
Blogger Alison said...

mud, mud glorious mud - well the mudditints worked very well for this one - Xavier would be a long time waiting for mud here!

11:33 am  
Anonymous laura said...

What a wonderful mother you are!

4:48 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

anonymous, I hope he'll enjoy it when he's all growed up. Annie, Xavier is small and still has his baby looks - he is in fact almost a year older than Cris. Tami, that smile, helps make all the washing and cleaning up afterwards bearable.
Alison, he could still, I'm sure, find a way to get as dirty.
Laura, thank you, I try and I hope I don’t get too much wrong – that’s what matters isn’t it?

7:49 pm  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

What a great mum to be just as happy about a grand muddy walk as the little one, instead of being fussy about staying clean. The woods look so entrancing in your paintings too--full of mystery and excitement.

9:12 am  
Blogger Felicity said...

Super post! The photo is just beautiful, you'll treasure it forever I'm sure!

10:57 am  
Blogger Katherine said...

Did he do mud painting with his fingers when he got in?

Gosh you're going to have all the girls queuing outside your front door when he gets a bit older!

12:46 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Katherine - even my tolerance has limits! He was held at arm's length and undressed in the bath and then showered down.

8:27 pm  

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