Portraits of Filth and Bliss.

Abby. Back Camera

Zechariah.Back Camera
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Nathaniel.Back Camera

Their cosmetics were provided by chalk, water, and dirt.

Some of the artistry was self-applied,Back Camera

Some was sneak-attacked…
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And some was applied by the traditional (and quite massaging) method of boulder.Back Camera

Back-Art was also provided.Back Camera

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And what was my child doing during this amazing bout of pure funness??

Staying as clean as possible, of course.

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And a little horrified.Back Camera

Dirt-angst. It’s a crippling disease.Back Camera

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  1. Yep, we're a dirty bunch….

  2. Everyone of my children would be the complete and total opposite of Ali. Well, Tyler could not stand to get his hands dirty. Everything else would be covered in mud and he would be wanting his hands to be clean.

  3. Stephanie says:

    That is really hilarious…what does she think of everyone else getting dirty?

  4. As long as they don't get it on her, she just watches in odd fascination…as if THEY'RE the weird ones.

    Poor thing. One day she'll have that moment where she realizes that no, it's really her that's weird.

    I've had many of those moments.

  5. Awww, wee little, fastidious Ali. She didn't stand a chance against Team Blevins!!

  6. Where was Benjamin during all this? I hope Tori was in a safe place :)

  7. blueviolet says:

    She really does look quite concerned!

  8. onetruegemini says:

    LOL That's so funny!!

  9. She's so cute and very tidy! I think it's great. You know all of this is going to backfire on you when she gets to the messy stage. You'll be reminiscing about these days! Good thing you took pictures. You may need some proof.

  10. This Is The Day says:

    Too funny! Love the Ali pics. Cracked me up. Looks like they had fun getting dirty!

  11. Kitty Engle says:

    That is hilarious. Ali must have gotten her dirt antsy from Chris because I know as a child you liked to get dirty. Right?

  12. Leonard Family says:

    ha ha! Great photos capturing the fun! I think my daughter would be with your daughter… horrified at the mess! LOL!!

  13. jillconyers says:

    The joys of childhood :) My son would stay clean and my daughter would be leading messiness.

  14. Doll Clothes Gal Pal says:

    Haha! What dirty boys and they are having a blast!

  15. It looks like they were having a blast!! How FUN!!

  16. countryfriedmama says:

    Good girl, Ali. Save Mama some laundry.

  17. Anne@LittleSproutBooks says:

    Visiting from 5M4M – love the art! My son loves chalk, but hates dirt!

  18. And Miles To Go... says:

    you have some really great artists there. Great job and what great fun!

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