So, Sam is loving the warmer weather. We spend as much time outside as possible outside and he is drawn to the dirt. A couple of days ago, I was outside clearing weeds out of what will someday be my flower bed in the front of the house. I dug a little trench to separate the grass from where I was clearing. To keep Sam busy, I gave him the hose and just turned it on a little bit and asked him to water the grass. I got distracted with the weeds and didn't pay attention to what he was doing. A few minutes later I looked up to check on him. He had filled the trench with water, well mud, he was standing in the mud shin-deep and was totally covered in it. I made some exasperated cry and said, "Sam, you're a mess!!" (Or something to that effect, maybe slightly more stern...) He didn't move an inch and just kinda looked at me with a slightly confused look and said very matter-of-factly , "It's okay Mom, it's just mud." And he was right!
One other funny thing that happened this week... We were at my parents house and Sam, Ela and Andrew were playing in the backyard. I was looking at my mom's garden boxes and we were talking about planting gardens and stuff. The kids eventually wandered over by us, but we weren't paying much attention to them. Next thing I knew, Sam was saying that he was stuck. I looked at him and just busted up laughing. He had taken one of the wire tomato cages and climbed inside it, the wider part at the bottom, the skinnier part was right at his shoulders and his arms were pinned to his sides. It's moments like those that I wish I carried my camera with me!