we explored the zoo on saturday. elisha was into the camels and flamingos. mama was into finding shade. omar was into making monkey sounds and asher chilled. the heat bordered on oppressive but time spent with kids and friends was fun and relaxing.
we trekked down to a friends house yesterday who lives on several acres filled with mangoes, tomatoes, tamarinds, and lychee trees that seem to refuse to produce the lychees. we found a few, though, and asher is henceforth an avid lychee fan. we came home with bags of fruit and veggies that prompted omar to make this for dinner.
omar looked at me this morning while i was peeling a mango and said, “and you wanted to leave miami…” i know, i know. while i’m up to my elbows in tamarinds (the sour kind that make me think i’m eating “natural” sour patch kids), peppers, and avocados i’m blissfully happy. but i’ll get back to you when a hurricane decides to run through here knocking down both the power lines that supply cool air and those trees that produce such goodness.