Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mama's little helper

I don't have time to write much this week, so this post will be picture-heavy. (Please, try to contain your disappointment.) This Saturday we are leaving for a two-week vacation to visit our families in Michigan, and I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to make it to various appointments and meetings this week while preparing for the trip. It will all be worth it, though, when we arrive and hand off the Bean to his fan club and sneak out the door. Cider mill, anyone?

One of the reasons DH wanted to have children is so that they will do the chores around the house. Specifically mow the lawn and take out the trash, the two activities that he dreads most of all. While it will probably be a few years before Bean is pushing the lawn mower, there are a few things he has been helping me with in the meantime.

Folding laundry...

... and cutting coupons.

He also helps me open and sort the mail. This week, he received two Halloween cards -- one from each set of grandparents. Evey checked to make sure there was no candy enclosed, which certainly would not have been good for a baby to eat. Good thinking, Eves.

To reward Bean for his hard work, we enjoyed a Halloween party at preschool today. He tolerated his monkey costume as long as he could chew on the chin strap. We had a great time, other than both of us being completely covered with little brown monkey hairs by the end of class.

Now it's back to the to-do list, but the end is in sight! T-minus three days...


Soxy Deb said...

He has an interesting way of clipping coupons. I may try that sometime. Now, is it bite down and pull straight forward, or pull to the side on an angle? I need to make sure I'm doing it right, so double check would ya?

His costume was adorable even with his strap in his mouth. IT seemed to fit!!

I wrote a post 10/28 titles All the linky love I can give and you got a mention! Just wanted you to know.
Have a great trip!!

Jen said...

Bean has gotten so cute! It looks like he is at such a fun stage, even if all his "help" isn't quite as helpful as it could be, LOL! Have fun in Michigan. I'm sure you will enjoy the break from the usual Seattle rainy November weather.

Michelle said...

OMG those are the cutest! What a little helper he is!!
So you are coming home to Michigan? Well it is suppose to be really nice this weekend. After that I can't promise anything. You know how it is. Well at least here in Southeast Michigan...I guess I don't know where in Michigan you are going. Anyway I hope you enjoy your trip! Welcome home!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the advice I think that might work because it would put a smile on my face.

Kathy V said...

I love the cutting coupons. Does he actually help cut them or just roll around on them. Good job with starting him off on the laundry early too. That is smart thinking on your part to get a little helper with the household tasks.