Thursday, July 9, 2009

Isaac's sweet potato times

When your big brother attends West Point and is at Fort Knox shooting a 68 ton Abrams tank and your middle brother is in Guatemala witnessing miracles and doing evangelical street dramas, a freckle-faced, orange haired, 12 year old kid has some major pressure on him. What can he do to make his summer fun-filled and exciting? Who can help him create memories to last a lifetime?

Answer: All you need are some giant sweet potatoes and a very silly mama

Thankfully Ike had both of these things readily available on a recent July afternoon. With my trusty digital camera on hand, Ike and I transformed an otherwise ho-hum July afternoon into a fairly weird occasion. We took some ordinary, ok, not so ordinary sweet potatoes and decided to make our own summer memories. Here are the results

video

So check your pantry, people and see what treasures await your family! Or go to your local farmer's market and find the funkiest fruit or grotesquely shaped veggie out there. Buy it before some other mother snatches it out of your hands and then start taking pictures and let your creativity loose.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

too funny! do you still live in the same neighborhood?
Carol T

MyAwesomeOliveShoots said...

Yep! They haven't kicked us out yet! HA!

Hillcrest Cottage said...

You guys are so funny...did the potatoes ever get ingested? I know that may be cruel to say...but it's almost lunchtime and I'm hungry.

MyAwesomeOliveShoots said...

Yes, all the potatoes featured in this video were ingested. Quite tasty! It took nearly a million years to cook that big sucker but it eventually got mushy and ready to eat.

Peas on Earth said...

That took a truly twisted mind ... or two. Congratulations! :D