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Snapshot Summary December 6-11
We studied Tibet today.
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
The day started with the boys painting the cinnamon scented salt dough ornaments
while the cinnamon-applesauce ornaments dry by the fire.
I started the pumpkin-butternut squash soup
and pumpkin biscuits that were to be served at dinner.
Then I helped Alex make a page in our postcard-geography album on New Hampshire.
James played on the computer,
which has been temporarily moved to the kitchen to make room in the family room for the Christmas tree. The pumpkin biscuits were then ready to take out of the oven.
Then the boys got started on their Tibetan palace doors, so that we could finish our unit on Tibet.
Meanwhile I helped Katie make cinnamon-spiced almonds.
Once the nuts had finished baking, and while they cooled a bit, I rolled up paper cones to put them in.
By this time the soup was almost ready.
Few more finishing touches and dinner was on the table.
Christmas movies and bedtime stories for the youngers.
Games by the fire for the olders.
cinnamon stick ornaments,
birdseed ornaments for the outside trees
in the afternoon, snow began to fall
tiny cold flakes that did not stick
but we made marshmallow snowmen inside instead
Outside lights were put up,
birdseed ormanments and a wreath were hung for our feathered friends,
plans were made for the coming week.