Life continues to march on!!
We're into the final stretch of junior high basketball!
The boys hated it to begin with. .but as I told them would happen. .
they continue to practice and improve. .and both have really enjoyed it.
Tristan even said he would probably try high school BB next year!! They didn't play pee wee ball, so have found themselves at a little disadvantage because of it. .but they are learning quickly and making big improvements.
We were so glad for the moisture. .and have enjoyed a little rain yesterday. .and have hope of some more moisture tomorrow in the way of rain or snow. Right now, we'll take it any way it will come!
Camille was sick at the end of the week with tons of snot that precipitated breathing treatments and an ear infection. She is also on the mend. .and slept in her own bed last night. .all by herself. .for the whole night!! Yeeeees!
Devin's cooking group met last night and we enjoyed making surprise muffins (which may have been a little tricky for 7 kids under the age of 10 with only 1 coach) but they turned out great!! Even surprising me a little, after the start we had (that necessitated me showing them not once, but twice, the difference between the Tablespoon and the Teaspoon--after they dumped it in the bowl. No wonder they rose a mile high!! The surprise (other than that they turned out. .not burnt. .and tasting quite good) was a small pocket of jelly in the center. .OOOOhhhh. .TRICKY! It certainly impressed the kids. .expressed by the looks of amazement on their faces when they peered in the oven!! Next we made the Peanut butter cups (featured on Our Best Bites blog a few weeks ago).
We changed it up a little. .and put our base into mini muffin cups (decorated for Valentines Day) instead of a pan. Then we spooned a bit (or a bunch, depending on which kid you were) of melted chocolate on the top of the cups. Those were delicious. .and I highly recommend the recipe to anyone!! I intended to take some pictures of the kids working. .but my brain was frazzled. .and by the time I got home from my council meeting last night. .there wasn't ONE left ANYWHERE to take a picture of!! However, mark my words. .it's a priceless feeling to send kids home with chocolate on their face, flour and sugar on their clothes, and that sense of pride in their hearts!!Mix all ingredients except pretzels. Toss mixture with pretzels and place in a roaster pan or large baking sheet. Bake 1 hour at 250, stirring every 15 minutes. If you don't like spicy. .just leave out the pepper. .they'll still be gone in no time!