Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Smarty Pants Phone

I've had a basic phone for my whole cell phone career.  We haven't been a texting family.  In fact, we had that ability blocked from our phones.  I've seen plenty of friends with Smarty Pants Phones.  I would even say that I've been a little jealous of their abilities and their 'coolness' factor.

Old Phone
I've had the same phone for 4 years.  It's a Casio Boulder.  It's been a pretty good phone and I would continue using it but the battery will no longer hold a charge.  It has progressively gotten worse until now it goes from a complete charge to turning itself off after a 2 minute 33 second conversation.  That's all it's got.  It's a pain in the hiney so I haven't been using it for the last couple of weeks.

We've talked about getting new phones and upgrading to smart phones.  We've looked online, read reviews, looked up specs, etc.  We went up to Verizon to look at, hold, get a feel for which new phone we liked the best.  We are tactile, visual learners!  We decided on the new Pantech Marauder and made the purchase  yesterday.
New Fancy Smarty Pants Phone

Our new phones will be here in a couple of days and I am honestly really excited!  I feel like I'm finally going to have a big girl phone :)  Brit's geeked because she can now text and we kidded around saying we'll text each other even when we're in the same room...JUST BECAUSE WE CAN :)

Fleshy Flubber

It had been a while since we made some homemade Flubber and decided it was time to get our hands dirty :)  We had everything we needed except for the glue, so I picked some up the next time we were in the store.

Here's how to make it:

Add 1 1/3 Cups of warm water with 2 tsp of Borax. Stir until Borax is dissolved and set aside. In another bowl mix 1 1/2 Cups warm water with 2 Cups Elmer's white glue. Add food coloring until you get your desired color.  (I've also read you can use glow in the dark paint and make glowing Flubber!  We're going to have to try this next time!) Then add Borax mixture to glue mixture with your hands. Drain off excess water.  Have fun!!!

 Dissolving the Borax

 Adding food coloring to make what we thought would be orange...ish Flubber.

It was kind of peachy colored so Cody added in some green

 and stirred and stirred.

 Cody decided stirring by hand didn't make much sense when he could use one of these!

 It ended up this flesh colored blob!  He was geeked!
If you know my son, you understand his happiness :)

 He played for hours!

We put it in a quart mason jar and it's sitting out on the counter.  He's gone back to it so many times and played.  He LOVES this stuff!  It currently has a meat injector sitting in it which is sinking in and looks likes it's being devoured.  Good times!

Where we've been as a family