Friday, July 14, 2017

Roasted Almond Fudge

Rumors of ice cream at every meal here are unwarranted.

We love this dish.  I grow my own basil in the summers.

Jacob spied the the elusive quail in our yard.

I carefully tracked them to the back yard where I found the mommy.

Jacob enjoyed Chip Camp.  He now randomly tells me factoids, such as how many particles are in the air I breathe.  Or how thin this layer of gold is on the quarter.

Jacob has discovered the joys of the BYU ice cream.

Jacob's dog-sitting job paid off.  We got a great deal on a tablet during Prime Day.
I made another attempt at using the sourdough starter in my bagels.

I learned how to wake up the starter, and it seemed to be alert.  However, the dough wouldn't rise.  I wasn't sure what to do.  I finally shaped the bagels and let them rise for an hour, something I've never done before.  To my surprise, they came out fine.

Maybe better than fine.  The flavor of these bagels is worth the trouble with the starter.

With the job and two camps out of the way, I took Jacob to the library this morning.  My library has books by his favorite author which he hasn't read yet.  And I reserved two more.

Then, big surprise, we went tramping.

Jacob has been watching the high school kids do this jump, which is called a fish jump.

Sometimes a flip just happens.

After much persistance, not only did he get it, but I figured out how to focus my camera.

He surprised me by saying hi.

A little dodgeball was in order.

This is all part of the game.

One last fish jump.  I might take a movie next time.  This is fun to watch.

Then, get this-- we picked up Will for a late lunch!

Jacob was actually very excited.  Cafe Rio is always delicious.

Will had not seen a recent Studio C episode.

These guys are way fun together.  We had a wonderful afternoon.

I saved a job for Will's visit so Jacob wouldn't have to do all the work.

I streamed the Hamilton soundtrack while we pushed and lugged.

During a short break, Jacob exploded something or someone.

Once the room was put back together, Jacob decided to surf.

This kid has such a creative mind.

Will was folding his laundry and missed the action.

This was actually hilarious.

No grandmothers were injured during this adventure.

Maybe I should have taken a movie of this, too.

There was no way to avoid the spill at the end.

Or the laughing.

We are having the best time together this summer.

Will had time for a game of pool before I took him back to campus.

I decided this was a good opportunity to see if my camera could focus on pool balls.

For sure it can if the balls aren't moving.

But if the balls are in motion, then it's another story.

Jacob, in the lead, got a little cocky.

A rematch is in order the next time Will needs my washing machine.

On the way home from dropping Will off, I showed Jacob where a secret creamery is not far from our house, hidden in a student housing complex.
Tonight he picked my favorite.

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