Ever since the beginning of the school year when Seth knew we were studying the Roman Empire, he has been looking forward to our Roman feast. The Roman Empire came to an end in our studies shortly before Christmas, and we were able to enjoy a delicious Roman feast. Here is a description of the feast in Seth's own words (Bob Fred = Seth):
In week 14 of Herman’s Home homeschool (try saying that fast!) it came time to celebrate a grand Roman feast. After setting up a room in their lavish apartment upstairs, Bob Fred got dressed into robes made with fine silk and edged with mauve and pinned by a beautiful brooch. (Or he dressed in a sheet with bloodstains on it and it was held up by a needle that was lost halfway through the feast, but hey, you weren’t there). For their meal they ate a peacock (chicken), well fed rats (meatballs), fruit and vegetable plates with assortments of Roman fruits and vegetables upon it, an artichoke with sauce to go with it, and last but not least, wine. After the meal many dishes had to be done (which Bob Fred willingly did).
Piano recital. The kids each played a solo and a duet with their piano teacher. All three of them also had fun putting a trio together.
Annual women's church Bible study Christmas tea
Cadet gingerbread house contest. Seth won in the best-looking/decorated category.
Homeschool Co-op Christmas Olympics. (This was the "how fast can you build your snowman" activity).
Youth Group caroling to the seniors followed by their Christmas party which included food, gift exchange, and "Around-the-World" ping-pong.
Shortly before Christmas we had no snow in the valley, although as you can see in the picture below we had lots of snow on the mountains/foothills. The weekend of Christmas, however, it snowed 3 inches (depending where you lived in Boise) and then Christmas Eve into Christmas Day it snowed another three inches. I didn't get any pictures of the snow as we were busy packing for our flight to Iowa on Christmas Day. (More on that in the next post). We returned home to temps near 50℉, no snow in the valley, and very little snow on the foothills.