Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan, Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. Tonight we made "chocolate pretzels" As far as I can tell, this treat really doesn't have a name, but most of us have seen them around Christmas time. It's the pretzel, Hershey Kiss, M&M treat.
Here's how we did it. We unwrapped a bunch of Hershey Kisses and Hugs.
Then we placed the candy on top of a pretzel twist.
We placed them in a 350-degree oven for about 3 minutes (just until the chocolate was shiny and melty). Then we took them out of the oven and placed an M&M on top of each one.
And Voila! A tasty pretzel treat.
The weather was beautiful this evening. We walked to the local gas station for an ice cream treat. Uncle Greg was able to join us.
After the walk we spent a little time rolling down the hill in the backyard. The boys (and girls) were fascinated by the culvert at the bottom of the hill. The repeated question was "why does it have a grate over the top of it?" I asked Rylar, "What would you do if that grate wasn't there?" He said, "Crawl inside." I said, "That's why it's there."
The lilac tree in the backyard is in full bloom, and it lasts about a week, so we thought we'd seize the moment for a lilttle photo op.
We spent more time outside than inside tonight but we did make time for a Bible lesson from the "God's Names" book by Sally Michael, Tonight we learned the name "Father" and talked about God is our Father and what that means. To illustrate the lesson of a good and kind father, the book pointed us to the story of the "the prodigal son" in the Bible (Luke 15:11-32).
Another beautiful almost-summer Cookie Baking Night has come and gone. As usual, a fun time was had by all.