Thursday, August 23, 2007

Slave Labor

Ah, children, they're such a blessing. Smiles, hugs, silliness, occasional naughtiness and tears, surprises at every turn, more smiles and hugs. All the turmoil, all the worries and gray hairs are worth it, especially, when you start utilizing the slave factor potential.





A three year old CAN wash a car. Paul teaches Ian every detailed step in cleaning his beloved car. Of course Ian cowers by the house while Paul vacuums.













By George, I think the boy's got it! He's cleaned it to a nice shine. I can see myself!











A lot of hard work pays off with the simple pleasure of shooting water up into the air.




Psst, hey Ian, aim that hose over at Daddy...

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So we're outta here for the next week. We're heading to where it's about 25 degrees cooler and the kids can play outside without bursting into flame. The beach calls to us...we're heading to San Diego. Have a great week everyone!

Elizabeth, the minute we get back from vacation, I'm checking to see if you've had that baby!

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

San Diego, can't I come with you??? My family would LOOOOVE a last vacation before school starts again. Thanks for the note. I hope that you have a fantastically-refreshing time!

Kellie said...

Great pics!!

Have a great time at the beach!! I'm SO jealous!!

Rachel said...

Can I come??? Huh? Huh? Can I? Can I?

I wanna go where it's 25 degrees cooler!!

Kelly M said...

Have fun on your trip!!

Love the pictures...You hiring Ian out?? I need my car washed too...

Lady M said...

Enjoy San Diego! If we were to live anywhere else than here, that's where I'd want to be.

Fog City Mommy said...

OH! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

Mama's Moon said...

Aha! Ya couldn't wait for the rest of us to be off on Slav-er Day weekend to start your own little vacation, huh? Our trip to SD doesn't start until Friday (with all the beloved LA traffic!). What part are you going to be in...maybe we could schedule a 'beach playdate'...? Or coffee-just-for-us-moms! At any rate, have a great time!!!

Damselfly said...

Wow, you're raising him up right! ;)

Have fun on your trip.

carrie said...

Have a great trip! It's probably 25 degrees hotter where you're going than where I live! :)

Enjoy!

Those were some cute photos!!

my minivan is faster than yours said...

Just found your blog and see that you're an Arizona girl, too. The record 110 degree days get ya thinking maybe CA would be a good idea for a few days?

Good for you :). I'm gonna go fry and egg on the sidewalk now.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Ian can come wash my car if he wants to!

Have tons of fun in San Diego!