We had a special guest at Cookie Baking Night tonight. His name is Braxton. He is the mechanical baby doll from her FACS (Family And Consumer Sciences) class at school. Tonight was Emily's night to care for him. She had to wear a bracelet that identified her as the "mother" so that she was the only one who could care for him when he cried (which was often) or needed fed or needed a diaper change, and the computer will register her efforts tomorrow morning when she brings the baby (doll) back to school. Too bad Carissa was at soccer practice tonight; she would have loved this.
Tonight we made carameled apples.
First we skewered a few apples
Then we made the caramel sauce. Alli measured out the brown sugar.
Ethan did a good job stirring it until it reached just the right temperature on the candy thermometer.
Then we dipped the caramel apples in varying candy accompaniments (mini choc chips, toffee bits, mini M&Ms).
We also read from our current book Training Hearts Teaching Minds by Starr Meade. This week we worked on question #5
Question: Is there more than one God?
Answer: There is only one, the true and living God.
This is a concept that we've worked on many times over the years at Cookie Baking Nights, so the children were more than ready to discuss it.
Even Alli is starting to engage with the questions. But she got a little distracted when I read Psalm 115:1-8. Verse 1 starts with "Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name give glory." Alli stood up and said "Glory!", very loudly and very animatedly. Then she said something that sounded like "Glory had a yo-yo." After about 5 minutes (seriously) of Emily, Ethan, and me putting our best investigative skills into action, asking many questions, and Alli patiently answering us (usually with the word "no". No. She was not trying to say "glory had a yo-yo") we finally figured out (okay, Emily figured it out) that the word "glory" reminded her of a song she sings at Sunday School or Bible Study Fellowship. She was saying "Glory Hallelujah!" (You probably guessed that by now--Alli was ecstatic when we finally guessed it too).
It certainly was a lively time tonight and, as usual, a fun time was had by all!