On Tuesday Chloe wanted to bring cupcakes to Campfire to celebrate her birthday, so she spent Monday evening making them. It was really great. She made them all by herself from start to finish, with only a couple of questions for me. They came out really delicious, but the really cool thing was that she decorated each one individually with the interests of each kid in mind. Here she is with her new Alton Brown apron. Alton is the host of Good Eats which I believe is Chloe's favorite show right now. She decorated these with the icings and sprinkles that she got for her birthday from her Grammy and Grampa.
I think it's safe to say the cupcakes were very popular! We lucked out with the weather early this week. We had 4 days of temps in the 60's. This is early February in Central Oregon when it should be in the 20's or 30's. We decided to meet at the park for Campfire because of the beautiful weather, but we didn't do any CF activities because playing was the order of the day. It was so nice to have a break from all the Campfire candy selling.
Early this week Chloe also made this adorable dragon to accompany this book which she got for her birthday. The dragon is made of Sculpey clay.
Final thought: If you've ever wondered if an unschooled child would be interested in (or even know about) certain things, take a look at what I found on Chloe's door the other morning.
She did this completely on her own using the information in the book, English From the Roots Up. She's been so taken with word orgins for the last year or two that she's taken to carrying this book around. She loves to tell me when she's figured out another set of words that are related by a root. So, I guess it's not too surprising that she would be interested in the Greek alphabet. I still thought it was cool. Here's a close-up view of the circle. Can you read it?