Monday, February 12, 2007

Been Busy

Haven't taken pictures lately...better get on that. Avrie has discovered dolls and just loves them. She didn't know there was anything other than trucks and trains and tools!

We've spent the last few days with Darren and Amy and Ryan and Megan. Nolan and Ryan love playing together...Ryan is one of the, well, the only kid, that Nolan actually plays with. Otherwise he has turned into a loner. We went to a Mom's brunch on Friday and he was perfectly content to play by himself or "around" the other kids....not 'with' them like he does with Ryan. But then he sees Ryan every week too so that could be why.

Went to the library this morning and got all the Curious George's that we haven't read yet and read them all when we got home. I've got to say....there are some reeeealllly dumb children's books out there. I got a couple books of the same series because they had awesome artwork...but the story was horrible.

Don't know much else. Looking out the window at our neighbor walking his cat. Yup. Three times a day. It goes potty outside. Brilliant really.

1 comment:

Jenny, John, Rebecca, Joel and Clayton said...

Oh oh oh!!! I'd like to second that about horrible children's books! The newer Curious George ones are pretty dumb if you ask me, but the kids seem to like them.
Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce
2 1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortning or butter
1 cup molasses (or I sometimes do 3/4 cup and add 1/4 cup water)
3/4 cup HOT water
1 ts b soda
1 ts b powder
1 ts ginger
1 ts cinnamon
1/2 ts salt
1 egg
1/2 c sugar
1 TB Corn starch
dash of salt
1 c water
2 TB lemon juice
2 TB butter
1 egg yolk, beaten
Preheat oven to 325. Grease 9 x 9 pan. Beat first 11 ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Bake about 50 minutes. Serve with Lemon Sauce.
For sauce: combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, and lemon juice. Microwave on high until sauce is thick and clear, 2-4 minutes, stirring every minute. Stir in butter, add hot sauce to egg yolk slowly, microwave on high until bubbly, about 30-60 seconds.
TIP: watch carefully so it doesn't overflow in your microwave. Big mess!!