LOElliot: 07 - How to Train Your Dragon 2

LOElliot: 07 – How to Train Your Dragon 2

Elliot and her dad talk about HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, hiking in the ape cave and kindergarten graduation.
Tasty Test 29 - Sweet Potatoes

Tasty Test 29 – Sweet Potatoes

Amity's first Tasty Test. She tries some of her mom's homemade sweet potatoes.
Save the King

Save the King

  a short film by Elliot Jane Ruby (age 6)  
LOElliot: 05 - Star Wars

LOElliot: 05 – Star Wars

Elliot and her dad talk about the original Star Wars trilogy. Elliot also talks about her favorite characters and recites most of the movie from memory.
Cooking with Camille - Strawberry Pie

Cooking with Camille – Strawberry Pie

In this episode, our favorite petite chef brings only the freshest ingredients, hand-picking the strawberries for her pie.
Tasty Test 17 - Drinking with Kids

Tasty Test 17 – Drinking with Kids

Elliot is joined by Avery and Asher to drink some soda and lemonade.
Outdoor Kit: Go Outside and Stay There

Outdoor Kit: Go Outside and Stay There

The warm weather is here! It's time to get outdoors. Here's what you need to stay at the park all afternoon.
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