Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pretend Play

After our trip to see The Wiggles, I found a Dorothy the Dinosaur costume on eBay for $9.99. (They were $50.00 at the show!!!)

Perhaps I made a mistake...

If we let her, Devin would spend 100% of the day in her costume. Notice how she adds her own flair with a tutu and wings.

She's so cute right now, with no concept that wearing a dinosaur costume to Starbucks and Target is not the norm.

Then I start to think about how she'll spend a lifetime concerned about what others think. And, on the costume goes.

The garden season is winding down. About 6 weeks ago I planted our 2nd crop of green beans. I was in a hurry and grabbed the seeds which had spilled all over the back of my car.

I estimate about 1/2 the beans were my Edamame Soy beans.

It's serendipity at its' best. I couldn't get these beans to do much at my home garden, but they flourished at the garden!

The pods are a bit smaller than the commercial version we're used to. But, the taste is amazing. (very fresh, clean and crisp)

Devin and I pulled up about 4 plants and she helped me pluck the pods from the stem. I added them to boiling (salted) water for 5 minutes. Then, just a sprinkle of Kosher coarse salt.



Penny said...

How wonderful that Devin is able to enjoy the new costume and that you are smart enough to let her enjoy it. Whenever I see little ones out in public in their own creations I smile and think, "How nice they are able to express themselves and feel free about it." My 22 year old wore a coonskin cap for weeks and when the tail fell off she would tuck it into the waistband of her pants. I eventually sewed it to a piece of ribbon and she wore it everywhere. Good job on the garden this summer. I admire you. I hate weeding so I do not do a garden. Good for you!

Shannon said...

Thank you for your comment and story...She gets SO upset when it's time to take off the costume for any reason. (Like sleep and bathroom breaks) That's really the only problem I have with it!

Penny said...

I really must clarify my comment. My 22 year old daughter was about four at the time she wore this raccoon tail!!