Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan and Carissa. In keeping with our 2013 theme of "The Year of the Cookie", tonight we made Deluxe Peanut Butter Cookies. We took a regular peanut cookie recipe and wrapped the dough around a peanut butter cup candy. To finish them off, we drizzeled them with melted chocolate (probably the highlight of the experience for the kids).
Tonight, we read the first lesson from our new book God's Names by Sally Michael. The first name of God we encountered is Elohim meaning Strong Creator. This lesson prompted great discussion about who created the world, how he created it, and what he used to create it. The lesson also provided us with an experiment that allowed us to test the theory of order. The kids really enjoyed this hands-on application and it spurred on great thought and discussion.
I can tell we will learn much about God and his character by studying his names. I'm excited about working our way through this book.