Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I had to post a picture of the ADORABLE turkey dinner cake my 7 yo and I made.  He entered it in a Thanksgiving baking contest and won most creative!

Cute, huh?  We got the idea HERE.  We changed it up a little bit. (You know me!  LOL)  Our cake is all chocolate.  The "stuffing" is a cake donut cut up with some dried cranberries added.  The "peas" are a candy called Sixlets.  We got them by the pound at the mall candy store.  The lemons and orange slices are jelly fruits.  It was a LOT of fun to make and everyone loved it!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Homeschool Poem

My 17 yo son wrote this for his English Comp II College class.  I LOVE it! :^)


Early in the morning I rise,

hoping to become more wise.

I eat another home cooked meal,

cooked by mother with love, and zeal.

Then I curl up with a good book,

and like that meal it starts to cook

up yet more knowledge in my brain,

for it has become those words domain.

These books are all great presenters,

and they all have become my mentors.

Learning math, science, grammar, history,

like unraveling some great mystery.

Then as the sun marches further west,

and I know that I’ve done my best,

I put away the books about great men,

so that next day I can start again.

Nov. 2, 2011