Friday, January 04, 2008

My little helper

(Okay -- so I'm not sure if I should use the word 'helper' or not...if the task at hand takes twice as long when she is helping, was she really a help?!) We had tons of fun, anyway, and it was a delight watching Charissa learn. A few more lessons and I think she'll be ready to do it on her own! [grin]

Matching aprons and everything -- we are ready to do some some baking!

I think cracking eggs was a new concept for her to grasp...

:: pouring the liquids in ::

Meet the newest bread baker of the family!
(and aren't we ever glad for that apron!)


Elizabeth said...

Little helpers are so much fun!! Love the pictures!!

Cheri said...

I love those aprons! =) What pattern(s) did you use, if you don't mind my asking.

Anonymous said...

oh, that's SWEET :)

JoyAnn said...

Oh! Cute!

The Chmelars said...

love it!
did you make the aprons special for this occasion?? :)
thanks for the sweet comment!
love ya!

Bethany said...

No, the aprons weren't made especially for the occasion. My sister Ruth sewed them a few years ago for Christmas presents: one for the cook, and one for the helper!

The apron pattern is actually a very old one that was discontinued years and years ago. The pattern would definitely be considered 'old fashioned' -- why are some of the best old things always set aside?! I'm sorry that I don't have any more information to share with you!

Anonymous said...

Soo cute! :)


Anonymous said...

How nice of her to help! It must have been fun! I remember having the time of my life when I helped Mummy bake... :D


Awww How sweet. Your little helper is so adorable! :)

Anonymous said...

You seem to have so much love and patience for the younger ones in your family. It's wonderful!

Are you hoping for a large family of your own someday?

Your house must smell wonderful with all of the home cooking and baking going on. You probably have people salivating for blocks away.

By the way, that is a great picture of you with the yellow flowers. One of Hannah's?

I hope your dreams for the new year come true. I've read in several places that our very deepest dreams and wishes are god's will for our lives. Maybe there is some truth in it. God speaks to us in many ways. So dream and wish for the best.

Prayers and be safe,

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Oh, Bethany, what a precious post! And, of course, I love the aprons! Teach 'em young!

Goldfish said...

What a sweet post. I loved it!!! Once again, you make me wish for a younger sister! [sigh]

Bethany said...

To answer your questions, Richard:

YES!!! I'd love a huge family of my own someday, if the Lord would so bless. I know that they take a lot of work and sacrifice sometimes, but I also know firsthand all the blessings and joy that come as well.

And the picture of myself in the previous post was actually taken by Elizabeth. Hannah took the pictures on this post -- so fun!

Anonymous said...

Bethany, that is so cute! I love little helpers, but brothers aren't always as willing to help cook as sisters. : ) Oh, I miss when they were so little.
I love looking at all the pictures of the little people in your family. May God bless you and your helper! ~Deborah : )

Coeur d'Court said...

How cute! I love her hair too... I esp. "noticed" it on these pictures and also how dark it's getting. She is such a doll. :) And the look of exploration and learning in her eyes is so fresh and sweet!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

Oh Bethany, that is so precious!! I'm sure Charissa loves that you let her help you. And yes, I guess it may take longer, but I'd still say she's a little helper. Because we couldn't make bread or do things like that if someone hadn't take them time with us. We may have been older when we learned, but it's just a precious thing to make memories and be blessed by having little ones around. Remember, they're not little forever!! God bless you - you made me smile really big - she's so adorable!!

Ruth Ann

BrittLeigh said...

aww, that's TERRIBLY cute!

Anonymous said...

How Cute! I love the aprons. I know what you mean by "helper?". I do this quite frequently, and have done it since she was old enough to stand, with little Elise who is four and I always find it takes much longer, but it's always so much more fun to do, while watching them learn! They certainly help make it so much more enjoyable! And that's hard to do when baking is the task at hand! ;)

Stephanie said...

Those are wonderful pictures. What sweet memories you build together.

Anna Naomi said...

Aw, how cute! I only have one younger sister, and wasn't old enough to cook with her helping when she was little. However, one of my niece and nephew's favorite things to do when they come is help Aunt Anna make Lofgren Biscuits or pizza dough. Yes, it takes longer, but they have fun! It's a way to get something accomplish and keep them occupied and helpful at the same time.

The aprons are very sweet! I made matching aprons for my sister/niece and sister-in-law/niece last Christmas. What fun!

Anonymous said... sweet!