|We let Joshua climb the smaller trees on base. Lucas, one of the newest boys in the House, is like a little monkey, climbing the highest trees in seconds.|
|The twins are the biggest fans. They never get enough!|
|Thankfully, everyone is always willing to share their coconuts.|
After they finish drinking the water, the kids pop open the coconuts and eat the meat inside. Personally, it's not my favorite. But I know it's really healthy, so I let them eat away.
For those that don't know (this included me until recently), you don't want to drink the water from a brown coconut. Once a coconut has turned brown, most of the sugar has passed into the meat and is no longer in the water. The water is pretty bitter, but the meat is quite tasty. One time Lucas got some really brown coconuts, grated up the meat and showed us how to make a traditional Brazilian dessert called Cocada. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it!