interim report

Marie continues to be a great student. She is currently reading at a level 20/24. We are working with non-fiction text and are learning to pull specific information from it. Marie is learning to apply rules for capitalization and punctuation, as well as, revise her writing by adding more details. Marie continues to excel in math; where we are presently learning about measurement. Keep up the great work!!!

shopping

Brian was a big help at the grocery store today. He got a little kid cart, and we started putting stuff in it, and the first few things were all green. So was the cart…so he decided he wanted only green things in there. What fun! He filled it up with green pepper, scallions, grapes, granny smith apples, green beans, and some other stuff. He said that kiwis would be allowed because they are green on the inside. Then he put smart puffs in there. They come in a beige and purple bag. I guess if you make the rules you can bend them too. πŸ™‚

recipe

Molten Chocolate Volcano Cake
Makes: 8 servings (halves and quarters well)

* 14 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
* 1ΒΌ cups unsalted butter
* 6 eggs
* 6 egg yolks
* 2 tsp vanilla extract
* 3 cups confectioners sugar
* 1 cup all purpose flour

Butter 8 3/4 cup souffle dishes (ramekins), Preheat oven to 425.

Stir chocolate and butter in a double boiler until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

Whisk eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla in a large bowl.

Whisk in sugar, then chocolate mixture, then flour.

Transfer batter to the prepared dishes, filling to the top. This can be made to this point up to one day ahead and refrigerated.

Bake cakes until the batter has risen above the dish, top edges are dark brown, and centers are soft and runny, about 15 minutes (18 for refrigerated batter).

Run a knife around cakes to loosen and let rest in dishes 5 minutes.

Place a plate gently on top of cake and invert onto plate. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.

how i lost weight

Here’s a good weight loss plan:
1. split 100 calorie package of cookies with Brian, for a reduced calorie snack.
2. laugh hysterically (burning calories) as he pretends the bag the cookies came in is their car, and they all get back in to drive to disneyworld.

Incredulous

Brian has decided to add “in the world” to every who, what, where, and why question. For example, “why in the world are you still in bed?” or “how in the world do refrigerators keep food cold?”. Sometimes the hardest part of being a parent is trying not to crack up.