We started mummifying our fish. I think I made a mistake when I let Ben pick a fresh sardine. It is kinda stinky. We should have gone with a trout or something. In any case, we packed the thing in natron (2 parts baking soda, 2 parts washing soda, 1 part salt) and put it outside to dry. In about 2 weeks we will have a mummified fish that we can wrap and put in a coffin.
Ben has been really excited about learning cursive and working really hard at it. It is amazing how much neater his handwriting is in cursive than in print.