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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tooting Their Own Horns

This art project....

......turned into these cute little whistles.

Can you almost hear....

....the monotone notes being blown out?!!
At least they aren't very loud!

Friday, February 24, 2012

SnOw Much Help

We received fresh, new snow last night that came down from the sky in some of the biggest flakes I have ever seen.
I am happy to say that I have plenty of help around here.....

...to clear the snow....

....off the sidewalk and driveway....


....do I?
Have a wonderful week-end....I know we will.....we have grandparents coming!!!
(Moe was just having a good time...he is actually a very good shoveler!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Today, we say "Good-Bye" to chocolate and other things......
.....and "Hello" to the gift that is Lent.
A gift we want to open and fully embrace.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Soaking It In

Nacho isn't feeling better yet, but he was feeling pretty good in the afternoon sun!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Green Straws.....

.....were the only requests all week-end long from Super Nacho (who is NOT feeling very super at all).  A fever and cough have been wearing him down since Friday.

He is getting all the green straws he wants!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Where's Buttercup?

Today, I was looking for Buttercup to help with the Saturday morning cleaning chores....

...and I found her....

....giving herself some batting practice....

...and enjoying the mild winter.

When I look for her in the future, I just need to start looking outside first!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

1st Haircut




Coco loved getting her haircut so much that she didn't want to leave Great Clips!
She never moved an inch and sat as still as a statue the whole entire time.
Maybe I should pretend to cut her hair during church!!

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The theme of our day today was....hearts.
We had candy hearts, heart sandwhiches, a meatloaf in the shape of a heart, chocolate hearts, heart napkins, heart placemats.....

....but our main focus...

...was on the heart of a special girl.
"I have cleansed your heart and made you brand new," says the Lord.

Tonight, her heart was made white like the snow through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

A celebration of grace....


...and especially of love!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

100th Day of School

Today we celebrated our 100th day of school by making a special treat.
100 Day Snack Mix
First, we counted out 100 licorice...

...and put them in a bowl.

Next, 100 circle pretzels were added, but a few were played with first.

100 animal crackers...

...were also added.

A few ingredients were snitched along the way.

The final recipe included...
100 Dots
100 Pretzels
100 Chocolate Mini Wheats
100 M&M's
100 Gummy Worms
100 Cheez Its
100 Licorice
100 Animal Crackers

A little fun was added to the mix, too.

Counting 100 Cheez Its was also a good way to have a visual aid for a perfect sqaure....10².

We mixed it all togther and.....

....put 1 cup into a baggie.....and munched away while we enjoyed the next phase....
afternoon reading time!
A perfect way to celebrate the 100th day of school!