Tuesday, March 13, 2012

3.14 - Pi(e) Day

We missed it last year.

And we almost missed it this year! But Miss V was thinking about it and reminded me. Whew!

Our busy Wednesday just got even busier, because how can we not have pie? Pie is, after all, a defining quality of Lost Boy's character. And what better day to eat pie than March 14th (3.14)?

Which pie to make though? We have an abundance of lemons, but I don't love lemon meringue the way Lost Boy does. I love Mimi's Sour Cream Apple Pie, but we have a dearth of apples.

Thank goodness for Pinterest! We are thinking about maybe a pear-butter pie. Lost Boy said he saw peaches at the store. I'm thinking we'll do personal sized pies, maybe blackberry? Need some ideas? Here is my new Pie Day Pinterest Board! (Click on it to follow the link.)

Happy Pi Day!

P.P.S. Is it Pie Day or Pi Day? Or does it matter. I never thought about it until just now. I tend to focus on the pies more than the pi.

Note: I learned that it is Pi Day. The day is actually all about the number. But pie is a great way to celebrate. Especially since pi is involved in the equation that relates the circumference of a circle to its radius. And what do you get when you cut a pie? A radius!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Garage Sales in January?

I keep forgetting that it isn't January anymore. I must have lost February in a mist of allergies. I've hardly been out of the house in weeks. So when I was on my way to a friend's house for a Relief Society meeting I was really surprised to see garage sales on almost every street!

Garage sales in January? I knew we were having a mild winter, but...

What? It's March? Are you sure? Sheesh!

Anyway, my friend's neighbor was having a garage sale. On a blanket in her yard I saw a toy globe. I love globes.

Well, actually, I love maps and since a globe is a map I love globes too.

The globe they were selling was a Vtech Fly & Learn Globe . Which of course I'd never heard of, but an interactive map toy? Of course I want that!

It was still there after the meeting and I had two dollars in my wallet. My friend gave me another dollar and I went over to see if they would give it to me for three dollars. It was marked to sell at four, but they gave it to me. Yay! I think I even jumped up and down and squealed a little. I tried not to. I mean that kind of stuff you only see on TV, right? And TV is not real life.

Oh, they were selling Girl Scout cookies too. But not even Girl Scout cookies could distract me from the globe! I know where to find the cookies again, but that map toy... when and where will I find another like it for three dollars? It is $20 on Amazon.com and I'm not spending that kind of money on a plastic toy!

So, 2Flowers thinks it is pretty cool. She forces the globe to turn and it makes terrible clicking noises. You're supposed to use the joystick to fly your little airplane around the globe and the world turns on its own. But I guess 2Flowers isn't ready for that.

I think its pretty cool too. I've played with it at least as much as 2Flowers has. I like to move the joystick and fly the little airplane around to the different places on the world and do the programmed activities. It is probably nothing like flying a helicopter, but it makes me think of Double-0 Devo (aka D3, Hunny, Thing 2*).

The electronic music is pretty fun, but I'm already getting tired of the electronic voice that prompts you to "use the joystick..." if you leave the toy alone for too long. I do like the goodbye message though:

"Come fly with us again soon!"

I especially like the little "sooom!" that you hear afterwards.

A couple of random notes.

  • Grandma and Grandpa are home. Yay!!!! We got to see them briefly for lunch today and are excited to see them again in a few days. We haven't seen them for months! (We did Skype a few times, which is great, but it isn't the same as being in the same room and getting to hug each.)
  • I got a Spaceship for Valentines Day. Er... a Smartphone. (Samsung Admire R720). I finally figured out how to hang up phone calls. But I haven't figured out how to get my pictures off of it.
  • 2Flowers has figured out how to do Diaperectomies. She likes to do the actions to the song Popcorn Popping. She can say "water" and "sock." And apparently she can sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (but I haven't heard it yet).

*Lost Boy maintains that he is Thing 1. We have two little Thing 1 softies that have been around for a while, so I'm inclined to believe him. Sorry, Devo.

Saturday, March 03, 2012


I finally got around to folding a basket of socks that had been hanging around. The socks don't usually end up all in one load to be folded together, but when they do I am always surprised by how few socks Lost Boy has and wears compared to how many socks I have and wear. I think I wear three times as many socks as he does. They are a small load all by themselves!