Monday, April 20, 2009

She's Showing Me Up

On Saturday a group of us got together for (hopefully the first of many) Mom's Day Out (MDO). But before I proceed, would someone please inform when I became old enough to attend such things?! It's like I blinked and "Bam!" I'm now saving dates on my calendar and getting excited for events that involve going to Target for half a day and slurpin' down a BK Mocha Joe on the way home just because we were feeling rebellious. Ahh, I have arrived.

We planned a day of shopping and lunch. We ended up going by a local Goodwill and I have to say that I was very pleased with my completely unexpected purchase.

Now granted, it's no Big Daddy D, but she loves it just the same.

$2.99 and a couple of sanitizing wipes later (actually about five...I was trying to sound 'laid back') and she's good as new!

We had a fun day and although we initially envisioned ourselves buying several new outfits, purses, and jewelry, we all ended up having to buy things like diapers, wipes, and milk...

The vacuum brought out the domestic side of Kate. And when I finally decided that today was the day to clean out my car (the popcorn from last weekend's Disney On Ice had seen better days), she helped with that too. She even joined in when M to the Izz-A gave the outside a nice scrub down.






These photos beg the question: If she is in fact enjoying it, is it child labor??




29 comments:

Dana said...

I am so glad I saw this before going to bed....had a great time with y'all Saturday! Can't wait for someone to plan the next one!

(looks like the goodwill stop was worth it!)

Justin and Jenn said...

How cute- the mothers day out club! I can't wait for things like that =)

Katie Lake said...

She's so tiny next to your car! I remember when I was a kid and enjoyed doing choirs lol.

Mandy Rose said...

I feel the same way....like where the heck did time go??? But, I am sure your like me and wouldn't trade it for the world. Cute cute pictures! You always seem to crack me up!

Kristy said...

My girls have that same striped shirt! Man- we have good style!

She looks like such a big girl! (maybe it's because she is washing your car... lol!)

And on the job front... there has been an opening listed! So of course I'm all over it! I have everything (apps/resumes/etc) in order- now they just have to give me an interview... then hire me! Ha ha. I am trying really hard to be peaceful and not stressy!

Annnnnndddddd on the vay-cay front. The SECOND I have the cash- or convince the hubs to charge it!- I'm there!!! At this point, post testing with 5 more weeks of school- I am wishing for a trip! =)

Molly said...

That is too funny. Can't wait until my guy is old enough to was the car. Hehe.

shortmama said...

If only the love of chores lasted into the years when they could be really useful!

Angela Darling said...

soooo cute!

SassyTimes said...

It's never too early to earn your keep. ;) Cute!

brown eyed girl said...

She looks intensely focused on the task at hand, just like Mama raised her to be! :)

Courtney said...

Adorable!! Hope it lasts through her teenage years!

Melia said...

The way I see it- if she enjoys it, let her work!! In fact, send her to my house so she can work on my floors ;) She's adorable!

Kasey said...

That is too funny, I thought the same thing. Everynight after dinner I am vacumming up food under the table, and last night Leighton was dying to take the vacumm from me,so I let her have it when I was done. At the same time I was hoping no one would drop by and see her for fear of Child Labor Laws!

Lindsay said...

We have the same vacuum but it's all purple. It was my daughters but now my son loves to play with it!

Teach her young...haha! She is so stinkin cute, but you already know that. :)

Johnson Boys said...

Your pictures are awesome what kind of a camrea do you have? I remember you got a new one a while back.
Don't worry about child labor laws I make my 2 year old unload the dishwasher..LOL. Plus they would never pick her up she is tooo stickin cute.

koopermom said...

What a good little helper!! Brody is usually good about helping me out, but lately he has been telling me his arms and legs are broken so he just can't do it! :)

Emily said...

soo stinking cute:) she is cute the lil handy girl:)

The Panke's said...

There must be something about bubbles and kids. When Olivia sees Paul washing anything she has to help:)

Kat said...

Aww. What a cutie! :)

Abbi said...

it was such a great time....can't wait to do it again!!
the who would have thought we found something so cool at the goodwill and matching...lol!!!

Lane said...

I am so behind on my catching up with all my blog buddies!!

Looks like you guys had a great Easter! I'm so jealous that you were able to wear a sleeveless shirt...it was rainy and FREEZING here on Easter. Go figure!

How neat is that little purchase from your MDO! I need one of those for Sterling...maybe Kate could teach him a thing or two about some cleanin'! :)

Lianna Knight said...

I think she's watched mom vacuum a time or two...she looks like a pro :)

Katy said...

So cute! Don't you just love finding a GREAT bargain.

Melissa said...

What a great time to spend with your girlfriends, that's awesome...you have to plan ahead of time too with everyone being so busy...good for you guys! Kate is a precious little doll!

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writing4612 said...

I know you were gald to have some girl time.

Kate really did look like she enjoyed cleaning. Just wait u ntil she has to clean her room before she an go out with her friends. Then, she will hate it.

I'm a little concerned about her still using a pacifier. My cousin kept her pacifer past a year old, and now she's had to get braces as a teenager. I'm not exactly sure about how old Kate is, but it's just some advice.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I love the MDO idea! I also love it when I find great things like that vaccum-I totally screwed up the spelling. Anyway, it has been a long time since I found a good deal like that. Glad you had fun!!

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh you always have me laughing out loud!!!!!!That Kate is just too cute:)

Soliloquy said...

This post reminds me of when my little sister saw me washing my first car. It was a Toyota MR2 - cute little two seater sports car. She wanted to wash too, so she later went out, got some water and scratched my car to bits with a ROCK.

She thought the sponge was a ROCK!

Makes me SICK to even think about it all these years later.