Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Fall Fire

Every so often Heidi asks if we can have a fire.  Most of the time, she asks when it's 95 degrees with 75% humidity in July and the answer is no. 

On Sunday, she asked again.  It was in the 50's and a fairly clear night so the answer was yes.

We rounded up some of the kids and had a fire.

Heidi might Dig Hibbing Minnesota, but she does not dig smores.  So, she ate peanut butter from the jar.

Why did we have peanut butter out with the smores, you ask?  Well, if you have not tried a peanut butter smore then you just do not know what you are missing.
Briana showed patience while roasting her marshmallows.
Mitch, on the other hand, looked like he was going to fall asleep. 

Heidi helped everyone with their smore makings and even donated mini-peanut butter cups to the cause. 

Funny story.  Heidi and I went to a Welcome Baby party over the weekend for some friends of our who just had a baby boy.  They had two bowls on the table.  One was mini-peanut butter cups.  The other was M&M's.  The objective was to guess how many were in each, write it on a slip of paper, and who ever was the closest won the bowl.

Heidi guessed 37 peanut butter cups.  There were exactly 37 in the bowl.  She told me she counted them through the plastic bowl.

For the M&M's Heidi guess 300 but told me I should guess 325.  There were 330 in the bowl so we won that too!  She was so proud!

Makayla was the last to arrive but she had a good reason.  Notice the new pink highlights!  Very cute!!

Mitch had fun experimenting with his smore.  Here he shows off a burnt graham cracker, topped with charred marshmallows, and a melted peanut butter cup on the top.  He should submit this to Top Chef Just Desserts!

It was a chilly night but the fire was warm.  We all enjoyed one last nice evening in the fresh air before are trapped inside for the winter.


Margie said...

Had to steal the pics. To cute..

Kara said...

It is time like these that I really miss Will and Em!