It's avocado season again!! My favorite way to eat avocados is to make guacamole and mix some salsa in. Yum. Anyways, does everyone know how to tell if an avocado is ripe? It should give slightly when you squeeze it, but not be mushy. Then you shake it next to your ear-- if it is ready you should be able to hear the seed rattling around inside.
me, while playing with the Babes: Daniel, did you have a favorite toy when you were a child?
Daniel: I don't really have much recollection of my childhood
me [slightly jokingly]: Did you have a favorite sheep?
Daniel [enthusiastically] : Oh yes. I had a favorite pig too.
Since we don't know how long we will have the Babes, we have encouraged him to call us Tia and Tio (Spanish for Aunt and Uncle) rather then Mama or Dad. This has failed rather amusingly. Me, he calls nothing, although sometimes I get called "Tio" or "boy" (but in creole, so it sounds like bwuoooy!). Daniel is called mama. If we try to correct him, he shakes his head yes and says, "Mama Tio!"
This was entirely unposed. Later she tucked her front paws in the bucket, laid down and went to sleep. (in case you miss it, the toy truck is a mini CAT).
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