After a bath, pony play time and lunch, we headed to McDonald’s for a treat. Sophia opted for a hot fudge sundae. She was generous enough to share it with me. After a few bites of her portion, she was all done. When I suggested that we head home to complete some of our other plans for the day, she told me that she wanted to stay a bit longer. “Look at the view, Mom. You can see the whole lake from here.” She was so cute – enjoying the Lake Superior view from the McDonald’s on London Road. We stayed a bit longer to take in the view.
Here’s what we did when we got back home.
We set up the tripod to take photos. Sophia loved pressing the shutter button and running over to pose for the pictures. She did it about 20 times. These are my favorites.
After walking Daphne and watching part of a movie, we headed down to the school to pick up Sebastian. Then we took some more photos.
Sebastian offered Sophia a piggy-back ride…for $1. She took him up on the offer.
After all the fun and games, we made some yummy bars – Chocolate Crumb Bars. Everyone in the family gave them two thumbs up. The recipe is below. I found it on the Nestle website.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BEAT butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. With floured fingers, press 2 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan; reserve remaining mixture. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
COMBINE 1 cup morsels and sweetened condensed milk in a small, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread over hot crust.
STIR nuts and remaining morsels into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over chocolate filling. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack.