Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Feeding Time (Word-FUL Wednesday)

Last week, on a night when Mark was out of town, I had a friend coming for dinner. She was minutes from arriving and the one thing that I really wanted to get done before she came was vacuuming the basement.

That morning Austin had been snacking on fruity cheerios while I was doing other housework and he had not only spilled some, but also stepped on them. There were little crumbs everywhere!

I was feeding Mia dinner and Austin came over and started playing with her and her highchair toy. I decided that since she was distracted I could run downstairs and quickly get the vacuuming done. I put her bowl of cereal on the table, away from her highchair, and retreated downstairs.

I was down there about 4 minutes. When I turned off the vacuum and headed upstairs, Austin was on his way down. He looked at me and said, "I help Mia eat cereal!" He showed me that he had some on his finger that he wanted wiped off.

I came upstairs to find Mia in the above state. She gave me a "Is this what you intended?" look.
Thankfully she was probably so stunned at his attempts to feed her that she did not make a mess of the bowl that he left on her tray. I couldn't help but laugh as I grabbed the camera.

He certainly is my little helper!

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23 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh that is so sweet - your own little man helping you out!!

Jessica said...

Ahhh gotta love little helpers. Cute pic!!

Kristen said...

I love that picture of Mia. It is too too cute!

What a great little helper you have! He is going to be an awesome big brother. :)

BTW- we are loving your idea of Anya being the flowers at the famous woodchuck funeral! LOVING IT!

Elaine A. said...

I love the look on her face, like "what the heck happened here?!" HA!

angie said...

Love the expression on her face.....so cute. What a great helper you have.

Weeksie50 said...

What a cutie.. And oh, so helpful..

Lindsay said...

Ohhhh, that's really cute! at least he used the spoon and at least he didn't get it in her hair!

carrie said...

What a good big brother . . . helping her like that!

And yes, the look on her face is priceless!

Chelle said...

Love the pic and love how your little man is such a great helper!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

too cute - what a helpful big brother!

Cecily R said...

Another moment saved because of blogging!!! I love the way so many of us grab the camera and think of how to blog something that before might have caused major irritation. Such a cool byproduct of the blog, don't you think? For me at least, it seems to keep me in check and I remember that things really aren't that big of a deal. Well, most of the time. :)

LOVE the shot. She does have a "What the heck?" look on her face...so adorable!

Cecily R said...

I think I must be more tired than I thought. My comment is totally scattered. Sorry. Did you get what I meant though? Do you just think I am totally loo loo?

Mekhismom said...

That photo is so cute and your little helper really did try.

Elizabeth said...

You have a great little helper. Glad to hear it didn't result in a big mess right before your visit.

The White House said...

Sorry I haven't been by lately, but I went back and checked out your posts I missed. Sweet little baby!
What a good helper Austin is, did he help with the clean-up too?

mommaof4wife2r said...

u have to love the helpers! and the pic is so sweet. why is it that a baby covered in food is sweet? i guess it's the baby!

Melissa said...

Adorable! Seriously, why is it so dang cute when little ones get food on there face?

Just make me want to snuggle her!

Jaysi said...

Too cute! I love the expression on Mia's face. Priceless.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Isn't it amazing how no matter how much we have to clean up, these moments are soooo cute on camera?

Adorable.

AVT Coach said...

Those little helpers have to start sometime and just look at the years of helping he will be involved in! She looks no worse for the wear! I bet she enjoyed the help!

Leslie said...

lol! What a cute look on her face! My son used to help feed his sister too when she was in the highchair. Only, he fed her some of the cats food. ((rolling eyes))

Wendi said...

Love, love, love the photo.
Priceless and super adorable!
Gotta love those little helpers...aren't they the best?

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

haha that's adorable! however, that's what the little one i have looks like whether i feed him or the 4 year old does LOL!