Saturday, March 29, 2008

Introducing Miss Thing, The Monkey & Sweet Cheeks

Last weekend, we had some family visitors! My sister K and her adorable girls came to visit. (K's husband, Flyboy, was off flying. We missed you Flyboy!) So, I'd like to introduce my beautiful nieces...first, here is Miss Thing. She just turned 10!

Oops, I didn't mean for this picture to slip in...not sure how to delete one picture from the post...

Next, we have The Monkey, who is 8 years old...

and, finally, Sweet Cheeks, who is four.


We decided to take a walk to our neighborhood creek. Here, Sweet Cheeks is trying to control Annie, who is overcome with a love for nature and trying to sniff everything...I don't think Sweet Cheeks has the muscle to win this one...


And, of course, kids being kids, they can't resist the creek. My son Donny manages to talk his pretty little cousins into walking over near the mud...and before you know it, Miss Thing has fallen on her butt in the mud. I don't think she gets dirty often...check out the look of dismay on her face...



The Monkey is not far behind...she embraces her dirty side with less screaming than Miss Thing, but you can tell they both don't get this dirty often...my children have such a great effect on other kids, don't they? Sorry, K and Flyboy! The Monkey's facial expressions are so worth capturing on film...enjoy:

Sweet Cheeks stays far away from her sisters and watches with amusement. She isn't getting muddy today.


Oh, The Monkey is loving it, you know it, despite those dramatic faces...



Here go Miss Thing, The Monkey and Donny farther down the creek...


And, of course, Annie the lab can't take it anymore, she has to join them.

Look at Sweet Cheeks, miraculously mud-free. Isn't she adorable? You see where she gets her nickname.


Ok, I think The Monkey has had enough mud time. She isn't looking so happy anymore.


Miss Thing always has a pose for the camera though, even covered in mud. Cutie.


Annie has had a blast. Wet dog though, that doesn't have me smiling anymore...think she dried off on the walk home? No, of course not...







15 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, I so know how a wet lab/retriever smells, too!

tearese said...

to delete one picture, you just click on it while you're working on your post, and hit the delete button.
But you maybe know that.
Cute pictures.

Rhea said...

Wandering Coyote - you got it. Wet dog = smelly.

Tearese - I really was having trouble making it delete...maybe a glitch or something? Not sure. Thanks for the advice, I was feeling retarded.

Kim said...

Nice, thanks! :-)

Emily said...

What cute children! And yeah, wet dog smell... not so enjoyable. :(

CHATTI PATTI said...

What is it about kids and mud??? LOL! They just love it don't they?

Lady in red said...

I think I was rather like monky when I was a girl. Annie reminds me of my grandparents dog Candy when I was growing up.

Lady in red said...

oh and thanks for visiting my blog. My mum has had the 'squirrel proof feeders' too but the squirrels just carry them away.

Iactually took about 10 pictures in all it was just so funny to watch his little legs sliding

Rhea said...

Kim, Emily, Chatti Patti, and Lady in Red, thanks for coming by!

Lorna said...

I love to see 'clean children' have fun in the dirt. I remember taking our all-in-white nephew to a friends house for the day. We were supposed to be giving my sick sister-in-law a day off. His hair was all over the place; he had mud on his cheeks and forehead; and his white trousers...well...

Rhea said...

Iorna, sounds like fun! Corrupting clean children. :o)

SKELLER said...

Oh!! Such adorable pictures! And how lucky are you all to have such a fabulous creek nearby?? It looks like it was a great day for everyone - especially Annie :-)

Rhea said...

Susan - We love having a fun creek nearby! I need to remember to just put everyone in bathing suits when we go though, because they always end up getting wet, no matter what. Kids are irristibly drawn to water and mud. :o) Annie did have a blast. We let her off leash, which is rare, so she felt the freedom of a wild animal. lol

texastanya said...

HA! I love it! There's just something about kids and mud - I guess they have some sort of cosmic attraction. :)

I'm so glad you found my blog, so I could find yours! Glad to meet you. :)

Rhea said...

Texastanya - Thanks for coming by! I agree with you about kids and mud. It's nice to meet you too!