The kids LOVE going to my parents house! We make it a point to go at least every Monday night. One of their very favorite activities is going to the back corner of the yard and playing in the garden. Because Evan LOVES to get dirty and play "construction", my dad put in a sand/dirt pile, amongst the flowers and veggies, where Evan can play with his construction vehicles. Even better, while he plays in the dirt, he will go and pick cherry tomatoes right off the vine and snack while he's out there.
Well, now that Carter is mobile, he now follows Evan out to the garden where he LOVES to play in the sand and dirt. He doesn't necessarily enjoy the construction vehicles but instead picking up sand and getting it all over him: his choice of garden time.
By the time they are finished (usually we have to pry them out of the garden), they are completely covered in grime! Dirt, thick, in the nail beds. Sand caked on their scalps. Small rocks in their diapers.
I love watching them be boys. What girl would jump at the chance to get filthy?