The Hayes Zoo
- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.
- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.
- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.
- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Yes, that's my first born girl, who has very serious FIRST BORN tendencies, holding a machete. She's ready to get this show on the road.
They had already gotten all the 'water' out with the straw. (Riley was in on that part - the rest of this tale he is very obviously absent.) Drat - I didn't get a picture of that. It's a fairly popular drink. Tastes nothing like coconut to me...
The machete didn't work. We're not Honduran enough. So we did what we've seen the monkeys do in the National Geographic episodes. We whacked it on the ground/hard surfaces to try and get it open. Really, Alan did the whacking. I, horrid picture taker that I am, took the pictures.
That worked. Hmmm....Again the over eager first born GIRL ready to have some.
Up close and personal.
This is the best source of entertainment and keeping the kids busy I've seen in a long time.
See how fast she's working? The determination on her face is evident, and between you and me, a little scary. I hope this girl never grows to like espresso.
If all else fails (translates - 'After I've bent two of Mom's spoons.') just have dad break off a chunk and................
....gnaw on it.
...and be nice and offer Mom a chunk.
Then give up and give it back to dad - because it really wasn't worth it.
Finally, go ask mom if you can have a snack of that 'other' coconut.