Saturday, March 29, 2008

I'm all caked out...

What a busy day we've had!

We've been waiting for our neighbors to do something with their trees that are laying in our yard and on our trampoline and basketball hoop, but it appears they aren't too worried about it. These are trees that came down during the tornadoes two weeks ago. They do not live here, it is just a vacant lot that is never cared for. So Jeff and the girls got out there today and started the clean up.

I was busy all day making a wedding cake and grooms cake for a wedding tomorrow. Plus I made a carrot cake (you can get the recipe here) and lemon cake for a fellowship lunch, and some cupcakes for refreshments after church. Guess you can say I'm all caked out today!

The girls are such GREAT help! Here is Emma sugar coating some fruit for the grooms cake. Olivia coated some pansies.

They both helped doing all the little details to keep me going. Like the carrot strips to make these carrot rosettes.

We have a very small kitchen, with three of us in there and four-five projects going at one time it can get a bit crazy. Both of the girls have a great since of humor, but especially Emma. She is one of these that can say just about anything and crack you up. When we finally finished, she was like a tornado herself, except that she left the kitchen clean and in order in no time.

Mom's if you are not teaching your children to help in the kitchen (and the rest of the house) you're shooting yourself in the foot! It doesn't have to be done perfectly, but as they mature you'll be amazed at their ability to get the job done, which gives everyone more time for R&R!

1 comment:

Dana said...

I can't wait until my girls are big enough to really help! They think it's a big deal when they put their plates in the sink after a meal. I make a big deal about it too because I want them to want to help, if that makes any sense.

Your pictures came up as boxes with red Xs in them. Hope they are working later! Maybe it's my computer.