Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
We had a good time...I think we did anyway. We got a lot of issues ironed out, many funny and sad stories told, many calories consumed (chocolate!) and of course many scrapbook pages completed. I don't think we got as many completed this time as other times. I think there was more talking this time around. I only completed 16 pages. I usually get at least 20-25 pages completed.....I'm slacking.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The hat I made is the cabled baby beanie pattern. I followed it pretty closely I think. I wanted to make booties but didn't have enough yarn but I hated to waste what yarn I had left so I made big sister Abby a hat for a baby doll. These are MY models and this is the REAL Hannah modeling her hat and blanket. I just love it that her mom humors me in this way.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Later we attended Easter church services. Looking at this picture all I can think about it how cold it was today and under dressed my children are. haha! But so were all the other children in church so I guess it's ok. They didn't seem to mind.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I'm sure some of you are rolling your eyes at how boring a post this is but I just find this fascinating....haha!
- Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 13x9 baking pan with Pam.
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water. Cool slightly. (I don't have a double boiler so I did mine in the microwave very slowly.)
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk until blended, then add the sugar and continue whisking until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate mixture, the salt, vanilla, and flour. Beat with the whisk until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Pour the batter into the 13x9 pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in the pan.
- Make the filling: Beat together the butter and sugar until well blended. Stir in the creme de menthe. Blend well. Spread over the cooled brownies. Refrigerate in the orignal baking pan until the filling is firm.
- Make the icing: Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the double broiler (again I used the microwave). Stir until smooth. Pour the warm glaze over the filling. Tilt the pan to ice the filling evenly. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.
- To cut the brownies, remove the pan from the refigerator and allow the brownies to come to room temp. so the chocolate wil not crack. Cut into 48 brownies. EAT!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Bubby had a great time crawling in and out of the playhouse. Fedex sponsered a play area and you could pretend to fly an airplane and load shipping boxes into the cargo hold.
We ate lunch at Panera, had dessert at Cold Stone Creamery and did a little shopping. Check out this super cute little pink chair Grandma bought for Gracie. It was a great bargain and both of the kids just love it. What a good day!
Gracie had the worst of it I think. Very high fever and throwing up. Yesterday I just knew she was on the mend and I would take her to school today and we would get life back to normal a little but last night she woke up screaming that her ear hurt. This morning she said it hurt and she couldn't hear out of it. Scary!! So, off to the dr. we go again. Raging ear infection. We were just there on Friday! More meds and more rest. Now if I could only get more sleep.....
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
My dad couldn't sit still very long so I put him to work on the front walk...haha! (Actually, he chose to do the front walk himself...so no hate mail!)It's always been my dad's job to fill us up on sugar and sweets. He's the one to bring home the candy and ice cream...especially the Dilly Bars. Since he's become a Papa this has not changed. We had to make a special trip to the DQ to pick up a sack of Dilly Bars and then of course the kids were allowed to eat them at 5pm instead of supper. What are Papa's for!?