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Thanksgiving Play

Burke’s Kindergarten class put on a Thanksgiving Play today. (He’s been practicing for a few weeks now ๐Ÿ™‚ )

It was super cute!!

They did a few songs and then each kid had a line to say in the ABCs of Thanksgiving. (Did I mention that it was super cute yet?)

Burke’s line is at 1:54 (And the dance they did right before that cracks me up!)

(About 3 minutes long)

And the picture to go along with it

 

 

“Zimmers Are Strong!”

I was chatting with Maggie’s teacher about how she’s been working with Ms. Speech on her words and pronunciations. Mrs. Teacher told me that she had had a realization about Maggie. She figured out that if Maggie wants something, Mrs. Teacher has to ask her to slow down and then pay close attention (not the typical do-a-million-things-while-half-listening-to-what-your-kids-are-trying-to-tell-you thing…)

Their conversation? Maggie told Mrs. Teacher that Zimmers are strong (and made a muscle) LOL! (I wish I had a picture of that…)

I think Mike works on that with them heh

The thing is, Zimmers ARE strong…willed, anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ No, no, really…Logan was spinning the Sit-n-Spin around … with both him and Burke on it. Scrappy little bugger. ๐Ÿ™‚

(41 seconds)

And the pictures to go along with it…

Logan Spinning Burke

Burke Spinning Logan

I’m Flippin’ Out!

(A review of my new Flip)

I received a gift certificate from my Brother and sister-in-law for Christmas. This made it possible to purchase my Flip. And OHMYGOD, the thing is wonderful.

It’s super light – almost to the point where you might think it’s cheap, except that it’s anything but.

It fits right in a coat pocket for easy access, and is only slightly bigger than my cell phone.

The biggest button is the one you press to record video and then stop the recording. You can zoom (a little).

You can play back the video or delete it.

The thing is called a Flip because the USB connection arm flips out to connect it to your computer – no cords to lose!!

When you plug it in for the first time, it automatically loads the software that it comes with. Then, each time you plug it in after, it recognizes that you’ve connected and automatically pulls up the software.

Here’s where things get easy as well. FlipShare is super, super easy! You indicate the videos you want to save to your computer, or to a “Flip Channel” – where you can share the video with friends and family, or to a place online (Facebook and YouTube are just a drag-n-drop away!). You can edit the video by snipping it from the front or back, and you can string a few videos together. You can create a greeting card or – my favorite part – grab a snapshot from anywhere in the video!

The screen is a bit small, so it takes some getting used to the distance you need to be away from your subject. It’s just slightly different than a regular camera, but easy to get used to with some use. My only complaint is that it doesn’t zoom much at all. But … since I know that, I won’t try to shoot video of things that are far away ๐Ÿ™‚

Some samples for your viewing pleasure.

(49 seconds)

And a snapshot from that video

Maggie After Singing

(27 seconds)

And a snapshot from that video

Burke After singing

(39 seconds)

And a snapshot from that video

Hello?

I did not receive this Flip from an outside source to review.
I purchased it on my own with my hard-earned Christmas gift card ๐Ÿ˜‰