This past summer I've had so much fun watching Rosetta go through her little routine of washing eggs. It's one of those little moments I've wanted to capture and remember forever because it's so precious.
As part of the girls' daily chores... wait, scratch that...
as part of the girls' daily chores when we aren't really busy and we actually stick to our daily chore
list, the girls help take care of the chickens. Jillian is old enough
now to fill the water and feed troughs, and Rosetta gathers the eggs and
washes them. She has a routine she always follows of setting up a
little assembly station, which consists of her egg basket, a bowl full
of soapy water, and a towel that she organizes outside.
With hands full of soapy water, I don't really think they consider this a "chore". ;-) But we take this egg washing business serious here!
Ever inquisitive, the chickens always come over to see what we are up to.
I've actually been on the hunt for a cute egg basket for ages now. We've been using an old basket I picked up somewhere for $1 in the meantime. At Wal-Mart (who knew?) recently though, I found the perfect egg basket for under $5. This wire basket was in the craft section and was originally brown, which wasn't a problem for me... I just came home and spray painted it white. I love it so much, I might go back and buy a few more because it's the perfect size to store so many things in the house. :-)
I've been hanging onto those last days of summer, but Fall has arrived and soon we'll be walking on crunchy leaves in the cool air. Eating pumpkin muffins with warm drinks. Soup for dinner, and maybe lunch too. Taking advantage of the sun in the afternoon. Searching for the perfect pumpkins and decorating the porch with mums. Savoring new fall memories.