Sunday, January 8, 2012

Gingerbread Houses & Cookies

Considering that last week was a short one, I feel like we accomplished enough.  I enjoyed our time off so much that I was slow to get started again.  But once we started, it was fairly smooth going.

We made a miniature gingerbread village.

I know, I know, Christmas is over.  But, we had the kit and wanted to make them.  I admit that I was being somewhat of a scrooge about it at first, mainly because I'm tired of cleaning up messes.  But once we got started on them, I was fine and we had a lot of fun.

I contacted My Father's World about what to do with Katie, since she finished the core of her first grade book.  All that is left is to finish reading her Bible Reader, which she notebooks.  She writes a summary of each story and illustrates it.  Since this is her second grade year, I wanted to know if we should skip the rest of the Bible Reader and notebooking so that we can move on to her second grade books.  They told me they do not recommend that because the reading practice and notebooking are great skills to build on.  I agree with them and I can hardly stand to leave something unfinihsed.  But I also would love to move on.  I don't think it will take much longer to finish though and she really does need the reading practice.  I just have to be patient!  That's not always easy.

We read about Esther this week and made Hamantaschen Cookies to celebrate Purim.

This was yet another project that I was hesitant to do because of the mess.  Are you seeing a theme here?  Christmas clean-up did me in!  Anyway, the cookies were yummy.  We used apricot jam and Craisins for the filling.  That's what we had and it was good.  That's something that I'm learning - sometimes it's 'good enough' and doesn't need to be perfect!

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  1. I tend to be hesitant about projects that involve a lot of clean-up as well! I'm trying to work on that.

    I really like your header picture, by the way!

  2. The gingerbread houses look really cute. The cookies look yummy too.