Welcome to Prarie Pi. This blog exists to journal and document the memories that our family experiences. Pi is "an amount of type that has been jumbled or thrown together at random." We hope to assemble in words and pictures the daily thoughts and activities that happen in our household. We do this to help those that are distant from us get a glimpse into our days so that the miles that separate us won't keep us apart.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Game On!

Buttercup had her "Game Face" on today and played some great soccer on this beautiful, autumn morning!

This kick between two defenders hit the goal post....so close!

Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dinosaur Parade

Nacho's began his "D" letterbook this week....so he started off the day with a Dinosaur Parade!  Then, he had so much fun, he made an Animal Parade with all his other animals. (We did letter "A" last week) I could hardly walk around the kitchen when it was time to prepare lunch....there were so many animals!  We sure have collected many throughout the years!  When he did set up the animals, he classified them all in animal groups....great science lesson!

Now, I'm looking for a great recipe to make home-made Donuts.  That is on our "to do" list come this Thursday!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

City Nights, Neon Lights...

...was the theme for this year's Homecoming.

A good inspiration for all those bright ties!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Our Night Owl

This Great Horned Howl's favorite spot to perch at night is right on our chimney.  We know he is there almost every night because we can hear him.
To hear what we hear....click on the following link and listen to the
"Juvenile Begging Shriek."  Listen all the way to the end as it is the last shriek that resembles our owl the most!
It can wake a person up at night!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Buttercup made her 1st batch of bars!  It is the very same recipe that I used when I was 9 years old and learning to bake.
They were a hit with our family!
A no-fail, easy recipe....and so yummy! (I received a purple ribbon for this recipe at our County Fair when I was in 4-H)

Good Job, Buttercup!  Keep it up!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tutorial on Making A Tire Swing

First...we find a good scrub brush, water and soap......
...and we add a little elbow grease to get rid of all the dirt and grime.
Then, the chains are properly attached.....
...and given the right length for proper hanging.

A perfect Boy Scout knot is chosen and perfectly tied....

....and the tire is centered on the swingset and given a good push to make sure that it doens't brush up against the sides.
Then, the fun starts....or had the fun already begun the minute the project was started?!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Laundry Day

Our dryer has not been working properly, so on Thursday, we needed to hang up our clothes on our home-made clothesline.

Laundry that day was actually EASIER for me.

I had helpers who RACED to go get the next load out of the washer.

And, the beautiful, warm, windy day dried 5 loads of laundry in no time!

This outdoor chore might turn into a new habit!
(At least for a while...we haven't figured out what is wrong with the dryer yet!)