Friday mornings, about 10 a.m., we girls head over to Nathan and Melanie’s to clean. This has become a weekly tradition for the last several months.
Melanie is still hanging in there. Thank you so much for praying. She’s now 8 weeks out from her due date.
Come along as we clean their house. Nieces add such a sweet spark to an ordinary task!
To begin with, Abby wanted to put a flower Daddy gave her in a vase.
Time to take the rug out with Aunt Anna, and oops, watch your step.
Bethie likes to help “MayMay” dust. MayMay is another word for Mary, in Bethie’s vocabulary.
Taking the chairs out of the dining room to prepare it for a good cleaning.
But, you really can’t have chairs in the living room without a game of train. Bethany is the conductor here.
She still maintains the conductor’s spot, but it looks like Abby has moved to the sleeper car.
Trash time! I did hear talk at one point, by a certain niece of mine, about being a Moody character. That girl loves the Moody books!
It was too hard to get a good “in action” picture, so we opted for a posed one.
Whoops! Something is on Abby’s foot.
No worries. A washcloth takes care of it.
Bethany brings in a little treat for Abby, two little pieces of candy. Bethie is potty-training, and when she is dry, not only does she get two pieces, she wants to bring two pieces to Abby. Sounds like a good deal to me.
Bethie entertains herself.
Sweeping up time!
Soon enough, she wanted a job. Anna gave her a wet rag, and Bethany “cleaned” the freezer.
Bethie went downstairs to Nate’s office. It is such a joy for Nathan to be able to work from home several days a week with ITonRamp. His latest class for Computer Essentials just started Tuesday, and he has an awesome group! Anyway, back to where we were. “Knock knock,” Bethany said in her half-way baby voice, before proceeding to ask if she could come in. Permission was happily given, and she trucked into her little corner of the office. There resides an old keyboard, positioned on a pair of old speakers, and a phone. What happy times for a little girl as she pretends to be busy.
Bethany loves to vacuum with Mary.
Aunt Sarah did most of her cleaning early, so she could take pictures.
Here is Abby’s ChorePack. She already did hers before we came over. Abby’s CP is an everyday morning one. Hmmm. Maybe we need to add on a Friday morning ChorePack? What do you think, Mommy?
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”