A-man has been doing a study on Japan in History and Geography. For some reason, in this unit, there is a recipe for Russian Tea Cakes. We have used this same curriculum for all the older kids and everytime we get to this point, I am shocked to find Russian Tea Cakes in the unit about Japan. I suppose it has something to do with Japan and all their tea ceremonies or something. But, I still find it strange that they didn't name them something more "asian-ish" than Russian Tea Cakes....but, I guess, technically, Russia is in Asia, isn't it? Nevermind.
Anyway, he was quite the chef and made them mostly by himself (A-girl was his sous chef). He was really proud of himself.....and they tasted nummy! I had the last one with my coffee this morning.
Check out his cursive too. L-girl did the top, name part (just for the blog....I don't really walk around calling them A-girl and A-man!) and he did the Russia Tea Cakes part.
L-girl has mastered the french fish tail braid. I have been her helpful and ever so willing model....as long as I can sit on the couch. Luckily, our couch floats in the middle of the room and the ends recline.....so, I recline all the way and flop my hair over the back and she gets busy.
And, I have been busy crocheting. I don't know if it means I have officially passed into "old-lady" territory, but I find it really relaxing. Michaels had a yarn sale last week and I was practically giddy with all the choices. I got a bunch of cotton for dishrags, some of that fancy scarf making yarn like I used for this purple scarf.....