Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pick your own

"Hi! We're at Clearview Farms! Allow me to be your tour guide."

"You can call me Batman."

"So here are the apple trees. They have apples on them."


"You take the apples off the tree like this."

"Then you put the apples in the bag."

"Then you pick more apples and put those in the bag too."



"Now follow me. There's more to pick than just apples here."

"Check out the raspberries in my bucket and this pumpkin!"

"I think these pumpkins need someone to sit on them."

"Just kidding! Batman doesn't sit on pumpkins."

"But Batman will try to sit on apples."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pumpkin patch

"I promise I didn't sit on that pumpkin."

"But since it's already squashed, can I sit on it?"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


"Can you see what we made? From scratch and everything. But I don't recall being itchy."

Diego decided he should have all the spoons for stirring. We're working on sharing.

It's going about as well as can be expected. (As in not really at all.)


Diego's technique for kneading dough involves a lot of poking.

And patting.

A rare 3-hour nap and wardrobe change later, time to clean off the counter for rolling out the dough.

 Now time to make dough snakes.

The little dough fiend kept stealing bites...

...so it was time for lunch instead while I finished rolling and twisting the dough.

And 15 minutes later, he was ready to claim the pretzels for himself.

But not ready to accept a clean shirt.

Que guapo!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Basil Pesto

"I may or may not be getting nutritional advice from a caterpillar."

"A very hungry caterpillar, to be precise."
"I'm what you call a good helper. I helped myself to a lot of basil leaves while making pesto."

"So long delicious basil leaves. May we meet again."

"I'm looking forward to pressing the button. I'm good at pressing buttons."

"See? But Mama said something about calling me Ringo after I pressed a red button."

"It was the panic button."

Diego's rating for basil: Will try again. Every time we pass the window box.