Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just the Highlights - Leif the Lucky

I think the kids enjoyed our week on Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky.  We asked them to come to KONOS co-op dressed as vikings and be prepared to say one or two things about themselves as if they were Leif Ericson.

One of our moms came with a little something extra.  Her mom had found a pantemime skit for the kids to do.  It was a grat last minute add-on to our day and although sometimes we have nary a spare moment at co-op, God's plans always work out because on this day we had the time to squeeze in an extra activity. 

So off the kids went in their fabulous Viking costumes to their Viking ship to sail across the icy northern seas.  Leif's wife was kind enough to sit outside the boat and narrate.  This was vitally important since the actors couldn't speak.
As I said, the waters were icy on that voyage and a storm blew up tossing the massive ship like a cork.  It was all the men could do to just hang on.

When they finally made it to land two judges were waiting for them.  They had been waiting to hear their case but I'm not sure what the crime was.  Something dire I suppose given the evidence.  I think it had something to do with the Natives of Vinland.

The judges settled the matter fairly and everyone became friends before heading off for snack, Marco Polo style. 

Well actually we combined the spices of Asia with the squash of America.  It was a feast to be remembered.  Crunchy bok choy with veggies stir fried with lots of fresh ginger and garlic, hot pumpkin soup with warm sweet potato bread and honey butter, gingerbread made from scratch and baked in a cast iron dutch oven, homemade pumpkin pie with whipped heavy cream sweetened just a touch and sugary sweet apple crisp. 

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