Wednesday, January 11, 2012

day three of housewife training: cooking, laundry, vacuuming and toilet paper duty!

It was a busy day at the Crandall house. We started the day by making daddy some chocolate chip waffles - yum!

My girls are ALL about the "pouring" steps in a recipe. It's where we have to practice taking turns the most :)
I was a little nervous that Eden's turn fell during the milk pouring step, but she did it without spilling!
Once breakfast was all cleaned up we moved on to our dinner prep work. One thing I am super passionate about is teaching my kids (the girls and David....once he is old enough) the importance of caring for others when life seems a bit challenging and they need support from friends and family. My gift of support always comes through food! When a friend has a baby or is recovering from an illness or surgery, I like to bring over a meal or two. Tonight we volunteered to take dinner over to my grandparent's house since my Memaw recently had a stroke and is still taking it easy. I decided on crockpot BBQ chicken sandwiches, baked potatoes and fruit salad.
The girls are getting the BBQ sauce ready for the crockpot
Say cheese!
One last stir before we poured it over the chicken

All done! Now on to the next chore....
LAUNDRY!!! Please do not judge me. I know this looks like a ridiculously huge pile of dirty clothes, but to be real honest, it's only one of the three piles that need to be addressed!
No laundry shoot in this house so the best part of doing laundry is tossing it down the stairs :)
Now on to vacuuming! My mother-in-law and my mom have both blessed us with vacuum cleaners over the years so both girls got to vacuum at the same time. They actually like to vacuum (like their momma!) so this was more of a "fun" chore than it was a learning experience.

Even daddy took a turn at training today! He showed Ella how to hold the cord so that she wouldn't roll over it every single time.

And the final chore of the day....and the most important....STOCKING TOILET PAPER IN ALL OF THE BATHROOMS! :)
Took a little help from Pinterest and made my Memaw a healthy snack! "You are the apple of my eye," "We go bananas for you" and "You are pearfect!" :) She loved them!


  1. Oh my precious daughter...I applaud you so much. You have taken the aggravation of getting the girls out of the way while cleaning and made it into a learning experience that they will love and never forget. I love seeing their happy faces. Love you so much.

  2. Thank you for the encouragement - I need it!!! ;)

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