Getting down and dirty

Patrick is 3 (4 tomorrow!!) and Alice is 2.  This is a wonderful age for touching any and everything outside and making messes!!  I encourage finger painting (usually outside) and digging in the mud.  I feel like these last few weeks it’s been a different mess every hour.

We’ve done yogurt cleanups (why did she put both hands in the container?)

Dirt and watermelon mess

Aftermath of running around on a pop up park

And of course – mud!!

I’m thankful for the outdoor hose to get a quick rinse before tossing the kiddos in the tub.  Luckily they are obsessed with bubbles and scrubbing the dirt off to get all clean.  I swear this has been a lifesaver during bath time.  What are your favorite ways to get your little ones clean?