We had loads of fun this week continuing our study of Ancient Rome. Justin was home this week to help us build an aqueduct. The kids both had a great time pouring the water down the chute into the bowl. I hope they have a better understanding of the way aqueducts were used to bring water into the cities.

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This project came from Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome (A Kid’s Guide series)
We borrowed ours from the library but I will consider purchasing in the future. It is full of child-appropriate activities to help relate the ancient cultures to children. We are going to do a few more of these before I return the book.

We started baking our own bread this week thanks to a borrowed bread machine from Oma. Here is the first loaf, it came out delicious and was quickly followed by two more loaves.

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Our custom wrap conversion ring sling arrived at the beginning of this week. Cady always hates the “demo” at home but then loves to be carried when we are out. This wrap is a hemp/cotton blend and is great for heavier “babies”. Unfortunately Cady hates the color of this and she can be very opinionated. I hope I can talk her into liking it soon. I sure love it. It is made from Natibaby Olive Gears and I chose Bronze rings to give it a Steampunk look. Zanytoes did the conversion and she did an excellent job and got the sling to me exceptionally fast. She’s my go-to chopper from now on.

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May 9th was a German holiday, Ascension Day. I think it is also their Father’s Day (Vaters Tag). Justin was off and so was a friend of ours so we took him and the kids up to Heilingenberg to the Thingstätte. This is still one of my favorite places close by and the snails here in the spring are pretty awesome. I’ve never seen giant, fat snails like this in the States.

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It makes me want to pop over to Strasbourg, France to chow down on some escargot! 😉 Next week maybe?

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