I made this for Thanskgiving—it was the first time I have used this amazing trifle dish Grammie gave me for my birthday. It was a raspberry, gingersnap, mascarpone trifle. It looked amazing, and in theory, was amazing, but in reality, was a fail. But I have not given up hope. The big mistake was using gingersnap cookies instead of gingerbread. There wasn't enough body in the cookies. They got mealy and grainy in the liquid, so instead of being a trifle, it was more like a sauce. A delicious sauce with a very grainy texture. It's like it should have been on top of another dessert, and for a bit I thought about serving it on top of pie, but I didn't.
The girls have been really enjoying these geography quizes. This first link is fun with some sense of geography already, but for learning from scratch, this site is better, because they can learn little bits at a time. This second site also has the US state capitals. I like to follow up with a blank print out they have to fill by hand periodically in so they can practice spelling. Then I can use all the stickers I have stashed.