Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wall-E Pictures and Cookies

Cookies! Always a fun lesson. :^) Today, per request from two special little boys, we made cookies from a recipe in their Disney cookbook. We didn't have brown sugar in the kitchen, so we compromised by combining white sugar and molasses. And we didn't have blueberry cereal, so we stirred in Honey Bunches of Oats. They turned out pretty well. Taliesin and Nathanael both are having so much learning about measurements. Cooking is a fun avenue! (For them, anyway. I've never been a good cook, but Taliesin, with his dad's cooking interests and abilities, is definitely teaching me. LOL).

...And, as promised, Taliesin's sidewalk art. The top is a spaceship. The bottom is Wall-E and Eve from Wall-E.
The past couple of days have been a little hectic with college starting. But I am really enjoying these classes! Kelsey is getting used to his, but I think secretly he is liking them better than he lets on. :^) My first assignment for my church history class is one of my favorites. I have to read scholarly journals over topics including the persecution of the early church, early church heresis, and how the Pax Romana helped further the cause of Christianity and write an essay over each one, describing what the article stated. I Love History!

Monday night, Kelsey and I went to see The Dark Knight for the second time. I noticed so many things about it this time that I didn't the first time. I now have even more to write in my book in the chapters on this movie! It is definitely a movie that makes one thing, not only because of Heath Ledger (who, btw, deserves an Oscar for his brilliant performance); but because of the real theme of the movie - terrorism, spying to catch the terrorist, anarchy vs. established authority. It really is political in its own way. But seeing it a second time gave me some more ideas for the Heath Ledger book - a new way of interpreting and conveying ideas. Right now, I'm writing down notes until I get my college assignments done for the week so I can really write about it!



TERI said...

I bet the Honey Bunches Of Oats were yummy in those cookies! I am glad you like History, but I am not sure how exciting Church History would be for me. Cute sidewalk chalk art! I have my Grandson's first "art" on my fridge. I wonder if I should post it? :)

unschoolermom said...

They really did turn out pretty well. I definitely think you should post your grandson's artwork! I'd love to see it!