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Monday, May 17, 2010

another rainy monday

It rains a lot here, we are getting used to that fact. This morning it's a clean gentle rain that carries the sent of honeysuckle and feels like the softest moist kiss: the kind that tickles your ankles and coats your hair with a shimmery dew.

We have guys in the yard building the deck foundation. The kids were amazed and fascinated this morning. They stood at the window, waffles in hand, chewing and watching. Lu declared that when she grows up she wants her job to be digging holes, and little b wanted to stay home from school to watch. It will be lovely to have a deck. We can grill and sit....maybe watch the deer.

Had a good weekend. Big B worked a lot, which was good for the $$. Lu went to a fun gymnastics birthday party. She had the most awesome time and it was super cute! Her friend Lydia turned 4:) H also went to a birthday party. Katie turned 11 and they had a neighborhood scavenger hunt that was really fun and the girls all got pedicures. Love it.
E got to play with his good friends John and Justin. They mostly grab onto each other and roll around in a heap, much like a pack of puppies, they also throw things at each other, things like balls and paper airplanes and dirt.

J played. She went to Mr Leonardtown and to a friend's to sleep over and watch movies on Friday and she and Lisa hung out on Saturday. S worked. She's a worker bee.

Last night Jordan came over for some fish tacos and Mexican brownies. After everyone headed across the street to shoot some hoops and then after the littles went to bed we watched the end of survivor. It was a good night. I like it when everyone hangs out together. That's the one thing I hate about big houses, too many places to go off and be alone. I like the fam all squished together forced to "enjoy each other's company".

To Die For Mexican Brownies
1 box betty crocker original supreme brownie mix, with chocolate syrup pouch
1 T cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup toasted, chopped pecans

mix brownie mix according to package directions. Add cinnamon and chocolate chips. Bake. Cool.

in 2 quart sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, heat to boiling and stir for 2 minutes at low boil. Stir in milk. Bring back to boil. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Frost. Top with pecans.



Yvonne said...

I'm with you on the family being squished together--so much better than being off somewhere else in the house.

Watching digging is always a fun adventure for little guys--my boys could watch big machinery for hours.

Thanks for the brownie recipe--you must be such a great cook.

Debby said...

The brownies sound yummy!