There's a saying that "the apple does not fall far from the tree". This is true for me, Kerry, and Ava.
When Kerry was young she loved to be cooking. If she wasn't in the kitchen helping me, she was pretend cooking. One of her favorite things to do was to pretend that long pine cones were hotdogs that she "grilled" on the porch steps' side supports.
Ava also loves to be cooking, and if she doesn't have a kitchen, no problem because she, too, will conjure up pretend cooking stations.
On Sunday, Ava got to cook for real. I took Ida Red apples, Red Bartlett pears and the fixin's to teach her how to make a fruit crisp.
As you can see in these pictures, Ava is serious when she cooks and always dons her chef's hat and apron that was custom made for her by yours truly :)
Marcheta *now I'll "make like a tree, and leave" (anyone having "Back to the Future flashbacks? LOL)