Thursday, September 8, 2011

Duchess Bakes a Cake

Just thought I'd share a little bit of our fun time with this fun book.  This is part of the Five in a Row curriculum and this is at least my 4th time rowing this book.  So many fun memories with this one.  If you haven't read it, I do highly recommend it.

We enjoyed reading it outside one day.  Love that fall is coming!
We made a catapult.  It was simple, but it did the trick!  Marshmellows made a great thing to shoot with as well.  Lots of fun doing this over and over and over again.

We did a lot of fun activities in the FIAR manual for which I didn't take a lot of photos.  We did end our time with a feast.  We dressed up for it too!  Daniel was surprised when he saw me change.  I liked doing this with him!
It was a good chance to get out some of the serving pieces that we don't use too often.  Perfect for a feast!  We had a wonderful dinner too.  Our menu included broiled asparagus, balsamic potatoes, mashed carrots and yummy chicken (from Boston Market and yes, it is gluten free!).

The Duke was having a great time!
Rebecca had been doing some medieval studies too so it was nice to have her help in this feast as well.  She set the table and folded the napkins.
In our reading about medieval times, Isaiah learned about the serf's table where they didn't use any utensils like they had at the table for royalty.  He and Joshua both decided that they wanted to sit at that table!  LOL  We used waffles for their plates and they ate with their hands.  And loved it!
Of course with this book, we had to have a cake!
We didn't make the usual "lovely, light, luscious delectable cake", but instead made a GF cake.  We played it safe and used a mix.  This is an area in which I need to venture out, but just haven't yet.
All in all a fun study!  Next up is The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge!