As many of you probably noticed via social media, we decided to declare April 1st “National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day” on behalf of the Muddy Puddles Project. I had a blog posted on Scary Mommy yesterday that was shared over 18,000 times (READ ITHERE). We created a Facebook page that has more than 1,050 likes in one week. And we collected more than 150 photos in 24 hours – and counting.
I took off from work for the majority of the day and I took Gavin and his buddy on a hunt for Muddy Puddles. Since it was April Fool's Day, we also made some mud soup for the Daddy's for dinner :) My favorite part of the day was when they broke into a muddy puddle dance party - their idea.
I didn’t know what to do with all of these incredible photos – how best to share them, so I created a slideshow (forgive my poor video editing skills). Eventually we will convert the new Facebook page to be solely dedicated to the Muddy Puddles Project, so please be sure to like and share. I don’t care what kind of day you’re having, you can’t look at these pictures and NOT smile.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNpSJwOPrxc
I sat down in my living room yesterday afternoon, the sun was shining through and for the first time since December I felt warm. I heard some suspicious sounds over by the window and I knew immediately – it was ladybugs. I counted 19 of them crawling around the room, flying and bumping into my windows. I say it all the time, I simply can’t make this stuff up. We lived in that house for 4 ½ years and I asked my mom – can you ever think of a time we had ladybugs like this until Ty passed away. “Never,” she answered.
Yesterday was a great day. I went to bed with a smile on my face. As I was putting Gavin to sleep I said “I am so happy I took today off to spend the whole day with you. I loved playing at the park and running around in our backyard. I had a great day, I love you.”
“I love you too, Lady.”
Can a heart melt more? Lady. How adorable is that!