A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Claire is almost finished with her baking course! As one of her last big projects, we had a cupcake/cake war! Here, the boys are posing as judges as they look for taste and presentation in her chocolate garden fresh cupcakes!
The cake she made to go with it was absolutely spectacular! She called her cake the Tower Vine Cake. The outside was covered with purple and green buttercream frosting made to look like vines and leaves and flowers, and the inside was a swirl of vanilla and chocolate cake batter (we call it 'Marvel Cake'...mostly because when I first invented it many years ago, I called it 'Marble Cake', but I seem to still speak with my b's and v's sounding a lot the same, so the kids all thought I said 'marvel' and it's stuck). Yum! She did a 'Marvel'-ously fantastic job!!!
And in other news, we are still puzzle crazy at our place! Since the last puzzle photo we posted (the American Revolution) we've done 5 more, including this 3D windmill! I'm getting the other puzzles framed, so once they're done, we'll share some more photos. Peter and Fiona actually did this windmill puzzle in one day together! Neat! Right now, we're working on a puzzle of Rome--first comes the puzzle of ancient Rome, then we cover it with modern Rome, then we add the buildings! Should be fun. Can't frame that one, though. Oh well.
And now, we're off to watch 'The Man in the Iron Mask' to compare it to the book we just read. I seem to remember liking the movie as a kid, so I'm SURE it's better than the book, which was seriously depressing.
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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