Monday, July 19, 2010

Celebrate July 19

So your looking for something to celebrate today, July 19th, 2010.  I think I might have a few ideas;
  • 1799 Rosetta Stone discovered
  • National Raspberry Cake Day
  • Stick Out Your Tongue Day
  • Major league baseball's first triple play happened on this day in 1909.
  • John Newbery's Birthday (Children's Author) (1713)
  • Flight Attendant Safety Professionals Day
  • New Friends Day
This was really a hard pick for me.  I had to narrow it down one by one, I didn't need to give my kids an excuse to "Stick out their tongue" they celebrate that one everyday.  Its so hard all of these events would be so much fun to Celebrate.  

Okay here it is my pick of the Day; 1799 Rosetta Stone discovery craft with Raspberry Cake for dessert. We will invite a new friend over to enjoy the dessert while reading a Newbery Award winning book.  Sound Good Here we go!!!!!

The Rosetta Stone was such a major event in our worlds history!  It was due to this discovery that historians were then able to decipher Egyptian and Acient Greek.  This is really cool stuff and so fun for kids to learn about. 
Today we will each be making our own Rosetta Stone.  We will be making up our own language, making a code for that language (The Rosetta Stone) writing out secret messages, then exchanging and decoding secret messages.  This is so much fun and so educational!  Your children and loved ones will just eat up this information!  Go online and show your children Ancient Artifacts.  Teach them about different languages and how we all use different letters and some languages even use what we would look at as pictures to write words.  I know my kids LOVE this kind of stuff!

Also today is National Raspberry Cake Day.  Raspberry Cake?  You might ask.  Raspberry cake is not a white cake filled with Raspberry filling.  No no it is a actual cake made with luscious raspberries. (as you can see I love raspberries)  Here is my recipe for Raspberry Cake


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed, undrained

  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed, undrained


In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, jello, eggs, oil, and water.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes, Stir in Raspberries.

Pour into greased 9x13 prepared pan.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Frost with whipped topping and raspberries!

Refrigerate and serve cold
Invite some new friends over to eat your yummy raspberry cake and Celebrate New Friend Day!  

Yesterday the kids and I went to the Library and chose out a Newbery Award winning book that interested them the most.  We chose "Holes" by Louis Sachar.   We started reading this book this morning in Honor of John Newbery and his amazing legacy in Children's lititure.  We will read a chapter a day until we complete the book!

What a fun filled day!  I know we are going to have so much fun celebrating the past (Rosetta Stone), Celebrating the present (Raspberry Cake), and looking forward and celebrating the future (New Friend Day!) 

Now I'm off to read the next chapter in Holes to my kids.  They are all running around the house saying "It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather!"

Good Luck today and Happy Celebrations!

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