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?"



  1. LOL Loved both the silly homeschool moments.

  2. Wow!!! I never knew Lydia was so much into baking. :) I also love the "match soup," or "a cloud..." Whatever it was. :D