Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lemons, Matches, and Gas

Lydia has really taken to baking lately, largely in part to The Great British Baking Show recommended by a friend.  She found a kids' baking book at the library.  Yesterday, she made Lemon Spiral Cookies.  She had to zest a lemon, color and roll out two rectangles of dough, layer them on top of each other, roll them up, chill the dough, then slice them and finally bake.  I meant to get a shot of the final product, but they went too fast.

Anyway, I felt like that was an ambitious baking project for a ten-year-old, but that may be due to the fact that I had never zested a lemon (or anything else, for that matter) until I was in my 30's.  

Today, she's working on Iced Lemon Cookies--to use up the lemon.  My taste buds are really liking her new hobby, but it's not getting me ready for a spring/summer wardrobe.  (That's if spring will ever come.  You know, come to think of it...I'm probably safe for a while.)


Our science experiment yesterday involved dropping lit matches into room temperature water and very hot water and observing the difference in results.  It looked like the hot water match made a lot more smoke than the room temp water.  

I asked Lydia what we made in the glass.  After giving it some thought, she guessed, "...match soup?"
"  A cloud.  We made a cloud, honey." 

Then we all laughed.  

Samuel had to make up a word problem that added up to nine.  Here it is:

"Queen Isabella farted four times on Saturday and five times on Sunday.  How many times did she fart over the weekend altogether?"