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Mary here! Well, that cupcake experiment was quite interesting! Also delicious, wonderful and just plain awesome. They ended up looking like a cookies and cream cupcake with a yellowish white icing. They tasted like vanilla and chocolate and lemon put together in a wonderful way. I think we put a little too much icing on and made that aspect overpowering, but most everyone else thought that they were perfect.

Jimmy said: the icing was a little too sweet but the cupcakes good. Lucy said: I liked the icing but the cupcake tasted kind of weird

Mary here! after a week of spring break we were back on track starting virtual learning! Well . . . for a little while. we had exactly, -how many was it? oh right- 1 day of virtual learning before the county was like “bla bla bla technology is awful no more for THE REST OF THE WEEK!!” Fast forwards to Monday, and we were trying again. BUT we had to get to the platform in a really complicated long way that was really laggy, and I couldn’t get on. and now there is “no more face-to-face virtual learning until your teachers tell you what to do”. so yeah. but that’s not what I came to talk about, I came to talk about the highlight of yesterday . . . CUPCAKES!!

The AAP instructor at our school sent out “critical and creative thinking activities” or, you know: Fun Things To Do. Well, one of them was to create your own cupcake flavor and to write of draw about it. Jimmy did this and made the flavor “Brownie Cake-Batter With Lemon Frosting”. So my mom looked at his drawing and said “you know what? I’m a crazy person, so we are going to make these cupcakes!” so she asked Jimmy how, and basically this is what he said: we need to put the brownie crumbs in the cupcakes, and then you put the lemon frosting on top.

So, before we make these cupcakes, we had to make the Brownies to make brownie crumbs to put in the cupcake batter. So we made Super-Duper Awesome Brownies to put in the cupcakes. But the thing is . . . you don’t really need that much brownie crumbs to make 6 cupcakes, so only 4 of the brownies are for the cupcakes, the rest are just for eating. Tomorrow we are making the cupcakes themselves. See you then! (hopefully)

Hi, it’s Lucy. I’m back to talk about rock candy! I know you are thinking, “I know! It failed and you are going to try again today.” But… actually, it was a success!! Here are some pictures. Bye!

Mary here! Today we are focusing on one member of our family; Lucy!

Here she is! Static hair and all!

Favorite Food: Doesn’t have one

Favorite Color: Turquoise

Dream House: Not a mansion because it would be too big and it would be really hard to find people. And also it would have six separate bedrooms where each one has a bathroom, and the backyard has a pool. And a finished basement. The house would have a “tree trunk” running through the middle and there would be two indoor slides on opposite sides of the house, along with an upward running escalator. Lucy’s room would be very big, it would have a loft with a desk underneath and it would have a very big window that shows outside and the walls would be painted turquoise. an other thing about the house is that it would have secret passage ways that only, Daddy, Mommy, Lucy, and Mary know about. There would be many of them all over the house. Also the front yard would have a tree with a tire swing and a normal swing hanging on it. The yard would also have monkey bars. The back yard is completely filled with the huge pool and the deck. On the deck there are tables with umbrellas and chairs. There is also a water slide and a high diving board and a low diving board. That concludes Lucy’s dream house description.

Mary (ahem;ME) would like to note that the house that was just described sounds a lot like a mansion.

If She Could Vacation Anywhere: North Carolina. She has been there lots before and despite my prodding does not want to be adventurous and go anywhere else.

She would like to say: nothing apparently. hurumph.


Hi, Mary Here! there has been some excitement in the Campbell household recently. We started doing our normal Not Just Dance after school activities (Theater and Tap) on a online video chat called Zoom. We completed another Campbell family theater production, My New Friend Is So Fun. Our teachers have started putting more things online for us to do, and we have been having fun completing the video assignments. We went bluebell hunting again, and found a lot more than before, but still not peak bloom. Sorry Auntie Booger, but I’m going to have to end this one talking about amazing food. On Sunday Mommy and I are going to make Russian potato dumplings (not sure how to pronounce or spell the real name) that look amazing!! (but they call for a LOT of potatoes).

potato vareniki

Hi, it’s Lucy. I’m back to talk about rock candy! Last attempt failed! So we tried our third attempt today. Hopefully it works! Keep you posted. Here are some pictures. Bye!

Well, here we are on day seven, and this is what the rock candy looks like:

No, that is not the same picture from last week. There are zero crystals on those sticks. I remember the first time I tried to make rock candy, in fourth grade. Everyone did the same experiment. Some kids had glasses OVERFLOWING with sugar crystals. I had nothing. Zippy. This is now, officially, my fifth time IN MY LIFE attempting to make rock candy and there are still no crystals.

We will try again tomorrow with a new recipe.