Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bite of Bozeman

The Bite of Bozeman was Wednesday night, so we all headed downtown to feast on the glorious offerings of Bozeman's finest eateries. We shared a cheesesteak and a pork empanada. But the real reason we were there was the turkey leg. You see, this is the only time of year you can get one of these huge, glorious turkey legs. So every year we do. We stand in a big l-o-n-g line on a hot August day, and wait... and wait... and wait... until we can finally shell out $5 for a hunk of barbecued meat. Yes, it is that worth it. Last year was Ellie's first time to the bite, but this year we decided to make it a little more memorable and give her a taste of the glorious turkey leg.

At first she wasn't sure what to think. She held it for a minute (which was really more like hugging it, given the size difference between them), then took a little taste.

... and she's hooked, Ladies and Gentlemen! Look at that smile!

She gazed longingly at the turkey leg and licked her chops in anticipation.

She even spontaneously signed "more" in depseration! (I should add that this is the first time we have ever seen her sign "more" on her own.)

We finally conceded and gave her a few more bites. It is so hard to share sometimes!

Yep, give her a turkey leg and this girl is content as can be!


Anonymous said...

such cute photos! i love that they tell the story here and your words just make the story clear to the rest of us! and how in the world you actually were able to photograph her signing "more" is beyond me, but so awesome! i love baby sign language... glad you had a great time.... maybe one of these years we can go with you!?! - tam

nicole said...

I thought they used to see the turkey legs at Music on Main? Maybe you have a few more chances for some meaty goodness! Thanks for the great pictures.

nicole said...

I must have a really old email address for you. I just got a mailer demon return on a note I tried to send you.

I was curious if you have ever heard of An artists/crafters selling and buying paradise. I thought you would be a good candidate for becoming a seller.

Christina said...

These are so great!! Boy does that turkey leg look good too. :) You do a great job on this blog - it is fun to keep up with your family.

Dana said...

seriously, i feel like it was just a few weeks ago that you were talking about the turkey legs (from LAST year) man time flies!

Jenn said...

Mmmmm...turkey legs!