Monday, September 22, 2008

The "Dirt" on Kate

Playing in the dirt is often pegged as a boy activity but I think there is something therapeutic about playing in the dirt as a child regardless of gender. I remember when my family was building a new house, I was eight and my sister Audrey was 11. We played in the dirt piles made from the dug out foundation endlessly. We rolled in it, shoveled it, jumped in it, threw it, etc. When Kate found the tiny 2 x 2 area of dirt in front of our apartment my instinct was to quickly distract her with a cleaner activity, but I paused to recall the fond memories I have of dirt-time and decided to remove her clothes and let her go to town instead. I think she liked it because she was totally engrossed for about 10 minutes, a relative eternity for our 14-month-old.


  1. Avery just asked if the picture of Kate was her! Then she said,
    "She is getting so big Mom!" and she is. I love the pigtails from earlier. We love seeing pictures of her.

  2. Way to go Laura letting her go to town! She has gotta love every minute of it. She is way to cute!

  3. I can't believe how big she is! Too adorable! Hope you three are doing well! Where are you now? :o)