Olivia loves first grade. She is becoming more confident in her reading and loves working with objects in math. Her favorite thing about school is taking breaks....it cracks me up since we are here all day long.
Olivia has caught the bug of taking pictures. She is always using my camera, I guess she gets it honestly...both girls love their new room set up, the new comforters just make the room fun. The purple and pink match the castle mural so perfectly. I am so glad because I know the days of fairytale princess times are numbered, and I was not quite ready to paint over it.
Movie night with a friend is always a hit. This past weekend we had a total of over a hundred toes occupying this house at any given time. That meant lots of Popsicles, pizza, popcorn, games, wet towels from the pool, soda and toys.
Last night a group of us "foodies" who like good company as much as an adventure to our pallet spent the evening together. This was one of the dishes. It is Indian butter chicken. There are a ton of spices, and I was told it would be better if I ate it like an Indian, with my right hand, not a fork, but I opted for the fork, and it was incredible.
Another dish we had on our table was Panang. It is a peanut coconut vegetable stew type sauce served over rice. We had a long grain rice called basmati rice which was really good too. Pepper Steak, Greek salad and a lemon chicken rice soup was the line up. But the final contestant was a winner. Ladies and Gentlemen, I ate the most fabulous brownie I have ever had in my life. It was a brownie with a peanut butter cream dollop made from a new baker friend of mine, Andrea.
On Saturday we went down to Bradenton to visit our favorite nephew, Conrad. His summer is winding up, and we needed some curly headed love. There is a hidden hole in the wall restaurant off the Braden river, called Linger Lodge, that is filled with numerous dead stuffed animals. It is all about the decor. The food is good too. I ate my first ever frog legs. It was a little intimidating to eat them when they were still connected at the pelvis, but it was like dark meat chicken. I can't say I will order it again, but it was a nice complement to the gator tail.