the first day of march seems to be the first day of mud season as well. or atleast for now? i am sure we aren't totally done with the snow, it's far too early for that, but i would like to think that the winter-long snow/ice pack in the backyard will be melting off for good here soon. mud season obviously has it's downsides (thank you, oxiclean!) but it's pretty darn amusing too, atleast if you're two and four. and if it means hours of happy playtime in the sunny backyard... i'll take the dirty laundry.