Saturday, June 30, 2018

1SE April 2018

Here is 2/3 of April. It starts when I got my new phone.  I love this little app.

1 Second a Day apps

Two friends have done a video clip a day and posted a month at a time and I wanted to do it. I decided to try a few.

1 second daily cam  - free. Downloaded this first since I didn't want to pay 4.99 for an app.  But then there is no way to save the video you create.  I then went to read reviews and it even took awhile for me to see that others were complaining about this. I'm not sure why anyone would even want it if you can't save them.   You can only use the app in horizontal mode. It was easy to pick what video clips.  When I was reading reviews lots of people were saying that some days would have a black screen instead of the video/picture when they compiled.
I did a screen recording of it(See below) to give you an idea.

I guess it did save it, it just didn't let me know! Only realized this as I was making this post and inserting videos.

I decided to try another free app
1 Second Video Diary - 1Day1SE  - free. the pictures you are picking from are so small. I can't tell the difference between pictures and videos. I actually can't even figure out if any videos are being shown.  I guess it only does pictures that it compiles. If you pick a vertical one it doesn't really show you where the crop markings would be when it throws it into the video at the end.     Good thing I gave up because it only let me add a week's worth before paying.

here's another screen recording and I didn't realize when doing it that it wouldn't let me load more!

Actual video:
Ugh. I'll try 1 more free one before I break down and pay.
Video 365 Free Photo Journal --- I read reviews first and apparently there were major issues downloading.  but some reviews are old so I'm giving it a try.  It took forever to download.  So long that I quit.   I can easily click videos or pictures separately but some don't seem to work.

It seems they did actually save with the pictures I had.
I broke down and spent 4.99 and the app is great. Maybe I feel better that I tried the other ones.

If you want an app and to save an hour of your time just get the top one that is 1 Second Everyday: Video Diary.   It even has a roll the dice feature where you can click it and it will auto populate. I think it only does 16 days or so at a time but still it saves time then you can edit if you don't like it.  Auto populate picks horizontal videos. It may leave some blank if it didn't find a video but then I go back and fix that.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Happy Hollow Video (6.26.18)

Gio and I took Michael and Miles to Happy Hollow. I took a lot of pictures. Here is a video I made of instastories. I tried hard to take vertical videos and put them on instagram immediately so then I'd have a nice compiled video. The kids had a great time. They barely smile though. They were so tired by the end. We only were there about 3 hours.  There were only 3 rides they could ride. We rode them a few times. We played in the playground area. We looked at the animals.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ella's Birthday Interview (4.5 years old)

  1. How old are you? 4, 4 and a half 
  2. Who is your best friend? Every friend (Can you give me some names?) Lottie, Emi, Sofi, Nina 
  3. What is your favorite color? Purple (PURPLE!) all the colors of the rainbow 
  4. What is your favorite animal? zebra 
  5. What is your favorite food? Crocodiles, fish *laughter* crocodiles live in the ocean (She doesn’t eat either of these things!) 
  6. What food do you really dislike? Crocodiles *laughter* 
  7. What is your favorite TV show? LOL Dolls (Is that a TV show?) No that’s an ipad show. 
  8. What is your favorite song? Poppy’s song. Trolls (I know what song she means but I don’t know the name) 
  9. What is your favorite book? Crocodile book (Then she snapped her magic wand on her leg and got a big welt and we had to pause with questions.) 
  10. What is your favorite thing to wear? This (She’s wearing Legoland Shirt) (She actually has liked to wear gymnastics leotards all last week and a month ago it was long dresses) 
  11. What makes you happy? (Miles answered first saying “Me me me”) Nothing 
  12. What makes you sad? Nothing 
  13. What is your favorite toy/game? I don’t know (you don’t like anything?) I don’t like anything I don’t know. 
  14. What is your favorite holiday? Easter. I want an Easter party. 
  15. What would you buy if you had $1,000? Easter Egg
  16. Where is your favorite place to go? Dinner i mean shopping 
  17. What is your favorite restaurant? McDonald’s 
  18. What is your favorite memory? When we went to Legoland 
  19. What is your favorite stuffed animal? The lollipop 
  20. What is your favorite thing to sleep with? I don’t know (She doesn’t sleep with anything besides her blanket and pillow) 
  21. What is your favorite fruit? Vegetables *laughter* 
  22. What is your favorite cereal? Cheetos (Cheetos aren’t a cereal) Oh. Apple jacks 
  23. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? pancakes 
  24. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Fish (Do you eat fish?) Yes. No. I don’t eat fish. I like butterflies. (Do you eat butterflies?) No. I like cereal. I like pancakes. 
  25. What is your favorite dessert? Hash browns *laughter* ice cream 
  26. What is your favorite drink? Apple juice 
  27. What is your favorite game? (she didn’t know until i listed some things that are games) Candyland 
  28. What is your favorite movie? Trolls 
  29. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play hide and go seek. 
  30. What are you really good at? I don’t know. gymnastics 
  31. Where do you want to go on vacation? Hotels! 
  32. What do you want to eat for your birthday dinner? I don’t know. You can pick. Ice cream! 
  33. What do you want to be when you grow up? A grown up 
  34. What is your birthday wish? To be a unicorn 
  35. Who is the president? Obama (Obama used to be our president) No Daddy’s president. Donald Trump

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Unpacking Progress (6.19.18)

I did a major focus in the bedrooms and kitchen.   Granted I cleaned off the island back into a box (you can see it on the floor) but I wanted to clean it off to be able to clean better.

I did vertical videos for instastories since it compiles them nicely for me.


 I put Miles down on Dave and had him finish getting him dressed.

Poly gets a lot of love (and puts up with a lot) 

 I don't remember what's going on here. Why does Miles have a giant bag of Doritos?

Miles loves to shovel!

I tried to introduce Miles to salami with cream cheese and crackers but he only wanted the cream cheese part of it.

 Miles loves to slop.

I dumped all the laundry out on the dining room table and decided to fold there. 
I'm not sure why but every single time I would hang these pants up, Miles would take the hanger and pull the pants off of it. 
Then Miles wanted to be held and folding was extremely difficult.

Miles is hiding.

He wanted oatmeal and climbed right up and took a bite  but it's not cooked here!

Miles takes forever to get into his carseat. He likes to hang. 
Miles and I made pizza for dinner. 

Miles did a pretty good job. I had to correct some of what he was doing and then he'd learn and improve.  Pretty good for an 18 month old. 

 Look at that concentration.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fall and Bruises (6-16-18)

On Saturday, June 16, I fell when I was at Walmart.  I was taking a step backwards to get a picture of Ella on the bike she wanted. I stumbled over a bike. I kept trying to correct myself but there was just nowhere for my feet to go. And I went down... hard. I landed mainly on the metal bike rack that usually has bikes on it. I also landed some on the bike.  It hurt so bad. I looked at it after a few minutes and it didn't look bad at all but there was a little cut like a V.  We continued to shop and I left.
This is the metal thing. That bike is what I tripped over. Ella moved it back in almost immediately so nobody else would trip.   As soon as I fell, she jumped off the bike yelling "Mommy mommy are you ok." and she gave me the biggest tightest hug ever.  After a  minute maybe someone came over to me and asked if I was ok. I said yea but then whispered to Ella that I was in a lot of pain and it was a bad fall.

I took some pictures as the days progressed.

These two pictures are from the first night. Look you can barely see anything but you can see the little cut.  I said it sure was the worst fall and there wasn't anything to show for it. After I got home from walmart I had iced for about an hour.
 The next day a bruise started to show up.
 My forearm barely had a bruise but it was showing up.  (Sunday midday)
The bruise was getting darker.
I thought it was bad...but clearly it was nothing.

 Monday (so 1.5 days after the fall) things were looking pretty bad.
Then Monday night they got even worse. 
Tuesday I took some pictures of my leg. It had been bruised but my pants or shorts were covering it up.  I looked and noticed 4 bruises. I didn't get decent pictures but you can kind of tell.

This is the back of my leg. I used forward facing camera. I'm not sure why it looks so pink compared to the other ones.
I started making this post and then decided to take another look at my arm and it looked so awful I had to take another picture of it. I showed Dave and he said "Jeez o petes you look like a zombie." 
I was at a pool party today and nobody commented on any of my bruises. Maybe my daily fb update kept them enough informed.