Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Ramblings - January 26

Welcome to a new week!  Yesterday was a dreary rainy day.  That is until it started to snow.  It turned into a snow day for us today.  Luckily we don't have what the Northeast is suppose to be getting.  However it's slick and just plain white out there.

Here are some pictures of the snow coming down:





And here's what it looks like outside right now:




Website/Blog I've found this week:

Cook the Story - She has a series on 15 minute soups.  I've made the chicken and noodle, chicken and dumplings, and bean and bacon soups.  It's taken me a little more than 15 minutes but not that much.

Food Prep:

On Saturday, I did our biweekly grocery shopping.  Afterwards I made some slow cooker packets to put in the freezer.  All I have to do is pull them out of the freezer and put in the slow cooker.  Easy peasy!

All of recipes comes from the Eat at Home blog:
Beef Shwarma
Italian Parmesan Herb Chicken with Potatoes (Didn't put the potatoes in the bag.  I'll add fresh ones when I cook the meal.  Potatoes don't hold well in the freezer.)
Chicken A La King
Pulled Pork

Boys:

They enjoy playing my Game Boy Color from 10 years ago.  It still uses regular AA batteries.  There are only a few games they can play.  Currently their favorite game is the first or second generation Sims Game.

Know-it-All has been watching Boy Meets World and Kim Possible.  He has to watch the Kim Possible shows on the computer.  He's now introduced Crazy One to the show.




Discoveries:

I found this picture last weekend.  

This was before the Sorcerer's Hat was put in.  Right now they are taking down the Sorcerer's Hat down in Hollywood Studios.  Many people are sad about it.  However, I like this view of Hollywood Blvd.  

The best part of this picture is that I'm in the picture.

Vlogs:


I've discovered Vlogs of College Program participants.  This is pretty cool because I get to remember parts of my program plus discover new areas of WDW.  

This is Amy.  She did her program in the fall of 2013.  Her vlogs are informative and funny.  Her best vlog is when she reenacted her family coming to visit.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Air Force Museum - Robots in the Sky Day

We are fortunate to live about 10 to 15 minutes away from the National Museum of the Air Force.  It's free to the public which makes it a great place to visit.

They have Family Fun Saturdays (usually on the third Saturday).  I kept forgetting to take the boys to them because they are usually about a topic that Know-it-All is interested in.  

We did attend the January's Family Fun Saturday.  My plan was to be there for 2 hours.  Multiply it by 2 and that's how long we were there.

I don't have many pictures of the planes because that is not what the boys wanted to see.

Learning about Newton's Third Law


Learning about flow visualization (or that is what they are suppose to be learning about)



Random shots


Defusing a bomb - He actually did great with it.


Learning about reaction time




Learning about torque


Playing and learning about Cubelets


We are astronauts.


Landing a model airplane that goes along the wire

Flying an airplane

Crazy One loved chasing after this remote controlled sphere (It had a name but I don't recall what it was.)

Checking out the robot built by local teenagers

Crazy One was interested in the Lego Robotics display 

Know-it-All rode the simulator to see Black Holes.  He really wanted me to ride it but we couldn't because Crazy One refused to ride the simulator.

Flying a Space Shuttle









The model space shuttle you can look at


Listening to a volunteer talk about drones in the Air Force.  Drones is not the technical name for the planes.  Even though Know-it-All is interested in the topic, he had to lay down.  He was using my knee as a pillow.  Crazy One was not interested so we  left at that point.


The Land Mine display Know-it-All was interested in.

Making a robotic hand


In the gift shop - No they did not get either souvenir.  

Hope you enjoyed out day at the Air Force Museum.




Just Let it Go!


Disney references make into a lot of my conversations.  It's just who I am and people either tolerate it or accept it.

Yesterday the boys and I went to a local museum for the morning/early afternoon.  As we were eating lunch, Crazy One informed me that he can read his brother's mind.  Then they go into a whole entire conversation on what each other were thinking about.  

Later on in the evening, we went to our favorite Dairy for dinner with their godfather and dad.

On the way home I was sitting in the back with them.  The conversation went back to the fact they could read each other's mind.

Know-it-All:  I know what you are thinking about - SANDWICHES.

Hubby:  He ended up being evil in the end.

Me:  He had a secret because was wearing gloves during the entire movie just like Elsa.  (Then I went into a discussion of why he wanted to be king of Arundel.)  I don't know why I know all this.

Hubby:  Just Let It Go.

Me:  (Start singing "Let it Go.")

Crazy One:  (Screaming)

Meanwhile their godfather was confused because he had not seen "Frozen."

Songs we were referencing:





We are that Disney family!