Thursday, September 20, 2007

helping hand


It is amazing how quickly the summer months passed and with it milestones. During this time Miss. A has changed from a toddler to a little girl right before our eyes. These past few weeks it seems as if every other pair of pants I put on her is an inch or two short and the shoes are all small. With her growth surt has come a desire to help with everything. I have my sister to thank for Miss. A's new found love for cooking. It seems that while she is being watched by my sister her favorite thing to do is help bake cookies or other wonderful things my sister seems to always find time for.



These days when I am in the kitchen I can almost always count on Miss. A being right by my side. If I think I am alone it will only be a matter of seconds before I hear the sound of her dragging a chair from the table over to the counter. 'Help mommy' has now shifted to 'watch mommy' when she knows that I am cooking at the stove. It is amazing the little things that can be taught while cooking a dinner. Measuring, pouring, basting, stirring are all jobs that she loves to participate in.



The day that I introduced her to the sink was a whole new adventure. We will spend many an afternoon standing at the sink, her with the plastic and I with the glass. On the sunny days before fall descended on us with a vengeance we would wash for a bit and then transition the tub of water outside for a nice afternoon of washing the rocks in the yard.

::Speaking of fall I am currently working on some more scarves that have been showing up in my shop this week.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Look at those curls! I'm pretty certain I can't take all the credit for Miss A.'s helpful nature. However, I'm pretty sure I can give her all the credit for Samuel's new found curiosity in the kitchen . . . or maybe it's just their age. Miss A. is such a riot!!!

nonlineargirl said...

It is so interesting to read your posts about your A. I could have written much of this post, as we are experiencing the growth, and the increased interest in cooking and "washing". My A grew 2 inches this summer, which seems impossible.

meg said...

oh - what a sweet post. love the pictures. your kitchen is very sweet. and charlie is the same way - he just grabs a chair and starts dragging it over to come "help" with whatever i'm doing. so cute.

Keepers of the Karate Kitty Secrets said...

so sweet! i love little a's apron. and those kitchen windows. oh my!

lisa {milkshake} said...

Those photos are so darn sweet. {from another unplanned mother...}

beki said...

They grow so fast, don't they?

grace said...

These picures are way too precious. Little Miss A is a living doll.
Babes wanting to give a helping hand are priceless. Happy Fall.

kalurah said...

Hi!
I discovered you through your comment @ Fabled Needle.
I have a two year old that is in the same stage as your daughter.
I look over and he's grabbing his chair and dragging it over to wherever I happen to be.
I checked out your etsy shop and you have the CUTEST stuff!
why couldn't I have etsy around when my daughter was a baby?
I've added you to my blogroll and look forward to reading more!
If you like, check out my blog @ whiletheyplay.
:)

said...

i love these photos... they're great!

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