Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mommy's Slaves -just kidding

This week I made a chore chart, and put these kids to work! So far, it works well and they're excited to do their jobs and get a sticker toward a prize! The jobs on the chart are get dressed (by themselves), jobs on their job wheel (below), Quick Clean- clean up as much as you can in one room while a song plays, and make bed.
These are the job wheels. Each day they have 2 jobs. They turn their wheel to the next pictures, which I will trade around between kids each week. Some of the jobs look hard, but I just want them to do a little, to learn how, and get used to doing chores! We'll see how long it lasts! Hopefully this will keep working well!

Today our church is having a Harvest Party! I made a Tweety Bird cake for the cake walk. Meadow chose this one from a cake decorating catalog. I'm glad she chose this instead of one of the wedding cakes! It didn't turn out too professional looking, but it was fun. I've really had the urge to decorate cakes lately, for some reason.

I had to include Ashlen here, who loudly screeched like a pterodactyl throughout the cake decorating process! She is growing up so fast! She sits up really well now, can feed herself cracker pieces, and is almost crawling. She slides herself all over! She's a sweety, but also can out-scream and out-cry anyone! She's SO LOUD, especially when I'm getting dinner ready and at night!


8 comments:

David, Jenn, and Abby said...

What a great idea for the chores!! You are so creative - and i love your tweety cake. I would like to take a class on cake decorating. Ashlen is beautiful and getting so big. Have fun at the harvest festival!

Anonymous said...

She has to scream loud, she has 3 older siblings to compete with! Cute cake! -Robin

gmajohn said...

The job chart and wheels turned out really well! I noticed that Brennen doesn't have any stickers yet... Keep us posted on their progress. We all had a good laugh that Meadow chose the Tweety Bird cake when she won the cake walk!

Katie said...

She looks just like Matthew!

gladbooks said...

Beautiful picture of Ashlen.

Anonymous said...

you are such a CREATIVE MOM!! :) It's amazing you have time to think of all these awesome ideas in the midst of raising 4 kids!!! :) Truly awesome! I can't WAIT to give all your beautiful kids a big hug and kiss!! Hope the chores continue to get done!! that's a great way to teach them a bit of responsibility!! :) Auntie CJ

Eric & Sarah said...

Ashlen is beautiful and so is your cake. Go Caren!

Anonymous said...

I love the job charts--good job, Mom! And the Tweety cake looks perfect. My Mom decorated cakes and her Dad and his brothers were bakers who immigrated from Austria. Her Dad baked at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. So, coming from a few generations or decorators, the cake looks great! I think that is great that Meadow chose it--she knows a safe and good thing! I was glad to see the post, I miss the little ones.