|photo by Katie|
Like most of the country, we have had lots of snow and very cold temperatures this week.
|photo by Katie|
|Our King Cake this year was not the traditional kind. We decided to make a Caramel Cheesecake. Can you see the plastic baby sticking out?|
We follow the Twelve Days of Christmas, so until January 5, or Twelfth Night, we were on Christmas break.
|For the gfcf members of the family, Katie made cupcakes and hid a plastic baby in one.|
We had our annual Twelfth Night party and hid a plastic baby in the cakes.
|James was the King for this year's festivities.|
The first one to find a baby is the King of the night's activities.
|We played games.|
The King decides what we do when.
|We did our traditional search for the pickle ornament. The one who found it, got a little prize. The prize, as usual, was a game we all then played.|
The next day, January 6 is Epiphany. We always take down the tree and put away the ornaments on this day.
The next day, we started school again after the long Christmas break. We are participating in a History and Geography Fair with our Homeschool Support Group, so we will be focusing on that until the end of January.
For our first day back to school, we did a science experiment as an introduction to Ancient Egypt's mummification process. We were searching for the perfect "natron," the salts that dried out the mummies.
We compared Table Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda and combinations of them.
I will tell you more about this experiment on Sunday with my Sunday Science Meme post. Yes, that is right. To celebrate the new year in a fun way, Tica from Adventures in Mommydom and I have decided to switch things up a bit. For the month of January, I will be hosting Ticia's linky, Science Sunday, and she will be hosting All Things Beautiful's History and Geography linky on Thursdays. I hope you enjoy the switch-up.
We also made Fruity Pharaohs...
which will be mummifying for a month.
MathJames worked on decimal fractions and Quentin worked on angles in geometry.
What else did we do this week?
Quentin found this nest in his clubhouse.
Lots of pretend play and we have had lots of Family Game Nights.
We had a large fire in our neighborhood.
It was exciting for the boys to see.
I am glad that no one was killed and there was only one injury -a broken ankle on a man who jumped out the second story window.
It makes me count my blessings.
What have you been up to this week?
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