Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Healthy Snack

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Edamame

My new favorite vegetable is edamame. We have been getting fresh edamame from our local CSA (community supported agriculture). I help mommy pick the pods from the vines, rinse them and then boil them for just 5 minutes. We then sprinkle on some sea salt and have a feast.
I like to dump the empty pods off the side of our pation when we are finished.


Eeating edamame makes me happy!






The Itsy Bitsy Spider


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This spider literally crawled up our water spout! But no rain washed him out.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Super Cool Moth



This macho moth was hanging out on our macho ferns that other day. Isn't it pretty?



More Work

This week was so busy that daddy had to put me to work again. But that's ok, I enjoy making gelato! Hat? Check. Apron? Check. I'm all set, let's make gelato!

Men at Work






Pour in the mix....




then blend it up nice and smooth!










Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Free on Tuesdays

The Cradle of Forestry Discovery Center is free on Tuesdays, which makes for a fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon. I can never get enough of the big steam engine!
Run Elias, run Ezra, let's go to the helicopter.



Giddy up log horse. Here I am with friends, Ezra, Elias and Broden.






Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

I'm not in the photo because it's way past my bedtime. Daddy came and picked me up.


Mine, all mine.....



Catching a ride into the sky.



The 2011 Summer Softball Co-Ed Church League is finally over. I've been going with mommy to the ball field since May, watching her team, UUTC, kick some major bum. The team went undefeated in the regular season. They got this super cool trophy, which is currently residing in my room, cause now "it's mine." I really enjoyed evenings at the park, running the bases before the game started, playing with Grandad when he was able to make it, and playing with my friends too. I was the team's best cheerleader. I can't wait until I'm old enough to play. I'd like to be a pitcher.








Thursday, July 21, 2011

Climbing Element Mastered


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I've finally mastered climbing this particular element at the park. Now it's a piece of cake!

Who's Is This?

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A Tree in the Park

The playground equipment is fun to play on, and so are the trees at the park. I very much enjoyed climbing this tree at the entrance to the park.
















Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tire Swing


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Hope this doesn't make you too dizzy!

Park Full of Fun

Franklin Park is mutli-dimensional. I love so many parts of the park, variety is the spice of life. The pretend ship that I like to use at a "little piggie house" and run from "the big bad wolf" (mum).
The pretend train that acts as the 2nd little piggie house.



The top of the pretend train.



One of the many slides at the park, my favorite one. I especially like to run up the slide away from that dubious big bad wolf.


















Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunday Afternoon at the Park

The next few posts will highlight my antics at the park last Sunday. Mom and I rode her bike up there as it wasn't too hot. I hadn't actually been to the park much this summer and it was good to be back. Here I am literally, "hanging around" the park.





















Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dental Hygiene

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Cat Nap








What a great surprise! I had a napping buddy and didn't even know it. I love Sir Ed. I always tell mommy, "Sir Ed misses us when we are away." And these pictures prove it.




Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hanging with the Fam

Grandpa and Grandma Layton come down to Brevard for the softball game, but the game was forfeited by the other team, so we just hung-around (literally), ate some gelato and went for walk in the woods. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best, especially when shared with family.




Pee break!






Parachute Fun @ Eagle Lake

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 4th of July

Independence Day isn't exactly a relaxing holiday for the owners of Kiwi Gelato, in fact, it's one of the top 3 busiest days of the year. Dad put me to work on the Sunday before, attempting to get ahead on gelato making. I have my very own apron and hat and am learning how to use the scale and extract gelato, both very fun tasks.
Grandad Layton came down to help us out at the Music Centers traditional Patriotic Pops event. It was very hot that day, so we stopped for a watermelon break.



The geese kind of scare me when they get too close, especially when they hiss. Plus I really ahd to pee and they kept following me!



All and all, we had a very successful 4th of July weekend. I even got to stay up for the fireworks. If everyday was the 4th of July Kiwi Gelato would be rich, rich, rich...unfortunately, it's not!










Friday, July 1, 2011

Bug Day Part 3

Ok, the last of the Bug Day photos, although these last three really have nothing to do with bugs, but rather helicopters. Inside the Cradle Discovery Center, there is a helicopter. You have to wear a helmet to go inside, then you pretend to be a real helicopter pilot fighting forest fires. I was scared last year to take on this adventure, but not this year. I hopped right in!











Bug Day Part 2

Mommy puts me in TIme-Out, just kidding...having fun on the steam engine.


After we visited the train, we joined a pond exploration group. You see me there in the front row, teachers pet. I found super cool bugs in the pond!



"Listening" to Mr. Devin give directions.



I found a mayfly and a baby salamander in the pond. Here is Mr. Devin helping me put my creatures into bug boxes in order to study them before releasing them back into the pond.




Reaching into the pond with me net in hopes of finding even more fun and interesting creatures.










Bug Day @ the Cradle of Forestry

Last Saturday was BUG DAY at the Cradle of Forestry. Mum and I set out and joined in some of the organized bug hunts as well as doing our own thing, i.e., playing on the giant train. I love BUGS! Ms. Fox, the leader, gave us these cool magnifying glasses to help us identify the bugs we found.
Here is Ms. Fox helping me with one of the bugs I found.



Awesome, the giant train, my favorite!




Setting off on the trail, in search of further adventures in the forest.