Feline Competition or Toy?

Some Christmas gifts got left at our house when the family departed in the snow.  One item was Lulu “My Cuddlin Kitty” with “FurReal.” It is motion activated. It meows, moves it’s paw and blinks it’s eyes. We protected it for a few days until pick up time. On the day of the pickup, Spade and Diamond were given a limited chance to make the acquaintance of Lulu.

Note, the fur is artificial, but soft and fuzzy to the touch. There is some smell or some element in the fur that fascinates Spade. Or maybe it is like one of his toy mice.

Happy New Year! Make it a great year.

iPhoto Book

Wanting to give our grandchildren a unique gift, we decided to give them a photo album about them. iPhoto has an application for that, but it seems too good to be true. After some debate we decided to go for it. We are very happy with the results. The 8 1/2 by 11 inch hardcover book is made of high quality materials and the workmanship is superior. If you have been thinking about making an iPhoto book, go for it.


It seems everything runs on batteries. Those little button type batteries are expensive and hard to find. It has been our experience that the replacement batteries are often more expensive than the item cost in the first place. Fortunately Steve found a website that has batteries at a good price.  We added a couple of links below.

Here are a couple of links to our Amazon.com affiliate account showing the type of battery deals we found.

Your mileage may vary.

AG10 Batteries

CR2032 Batteries

Swivel Sweeper G2 – Replacement Battery

Always have a spare battery handy. You never know when you will need it.


Our filming does not always go smoothly, check out our bloopers.

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Violette the Girl

Violette is 8 1/2 years old. (That 1/2 is very important to her.) She recently started her blog, Violette the Girl.com. At this young age she is ready to publish her thoughts. She is not afraid of being video taped and soon she will be videotaping her own views.

Towards the end of the video she hesitates in her speech about The Flip camera and tucks her hair behind her ears. She is not nervous, she just realized she doesn’t know how to transfer video from the camera to her computer. She hesitates only a second when she realizes “I don’t know how to do that, but my Dad’s going to help me.”

Maybe you don’t have Daddy right there to help you, but you can find it on the web. Feel free to ask us a question in the comments section. We may not know the answer, but hopefully we can find someone who can help you.