Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Put That Girl to Work!

In the olden days, isn’t the reason people had a dozen or so children was to have more help out on the farm??  Well, its high time that Haley start earning her keep in this household!  She has been assigned the nightly task of feeding the animals (it kind of is a small farm in our house). 

We taught her how to feed the animals several weeks ago.  I have been meaning to post these pictures.  She is very regimented about her chores too.  She never forgets that it needs to be done and sometimes has to remind us its time to feed everyone. 

Sadly, these pictures were taken 1 week before our youngest dog, Clyde, passed away suddenly.  I don’t want to rehash the tragic event, it was horrific and traumatizing for me.  We still don’t know what happened to him, he had a seizure one night and died the next day.  Haley misses him, she points out the window and says “dog” then hold up two fingers as if to ask “why is there only 1 dog now”.  She still insists on filling two tupperware bowls of food, one for Rhett, one for Clyde.  How do you explain the death of a pet to a 2 year old….you can’t.  Anyhow, that was depressing….on to the pictures. 

She pushes her little desk chair to the food box in the pantry and gets two tupperware bowls of dog food


Then she pushes the chair and food to the door, we have to help her cross the threshold. 


Then she puts the food in the bowl, she often has to push Rhett out of the way, that 28lb girl can hold her own with a 90lb German Shepherd!!


Then she puts the tupperware bowls back in the pantry and INSISTS she must close the door


Now time to feed the cats




Good Job!!!! 


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Little Betty Crocker

Look who likes to help in the kitchen.  Haley helped me make some pumpkin spice cookies today.  Super easy recipe…if you can even call it a recipe with 2 ingredients!  And a pretty healthy, low fat recipe too!!! 

~1 can of pumpkin

~1 box of “spice cake” cake mix (no other ingredients, just the mix)

Mix together, put on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.  Makes approx 2 dozen cookies….depending on how much batter your toddler eats prior to baking :)

Can it get any easier????  Little fluffy pumpkin pies that melt in your mouth!!!!





However, there was a misunderstanding when it was time to put the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.  It seems Haley felt like she should be allowed to eat the entire bowl of cookie dough, instead of actually baking it.  Massive meltdown occurred, but was shortly resolved after she got a fresh baked pumpkin cookie….YUM-O!