- Invited over a friend from church who served as a missionary in Lithuania. She showed us her souvenirs and pictures, wore traditional Lithuanian clothing, and read part of a Lithuanian children's book to us. We baked aguonu sausainiukai--which are poppyseed cookies--ahead of time so we could eat them with her.
- Made bracelets and necklaces out of wood, shell, and amber beads.
- Cooked lots of Lithuanian food, including cold beet soup, beet potato salad, cepelinai (blimp shaped potato dumplings filled with meat), and kugelis (a VERY tasty baked dish made of potato, egg, bacon, and milk).
- Played a little basketball because it's a favorite sport in Lithuania.
- Celebrated the Lithuanian midsummer day by making flower wreaths and putting them into the water (see the previous post).
- Ate a lot of thickened yogurt (it should have really been sour cream, but that was just too fattening for me).
- Watched versions of the folktale about Jūratė and Kastytis. It is about a mermaid sea queen who lives in a castle made of amber underwater; when she falls in love with a mortal fisherman, a jealous thunder god blasts her castle into bits, and that is why amber washes up on the coast of the Baltic Sea.
This post will be in the July 2015 Carnival of Homeschooling.