A Bad Birthday Surprise

Yesterday I had lunch with my sister and mentioned that we had to get a birthday gift for one of Trixie’s friends.

She whipped out her phone and showed us a picture of a toy that was so unbelievable that she had to document it.


In case you can’t read the fine print, this is called a Lalaloopsy Babies Diaper Surprise Doll. 

The tagline: “I magically poop charms.”

Collectible charms that you can add to your very own bracelet. Ewww.

The commercial says it all:

Again, ewww.

Needless to say, we did NOT buy this for Trixie’s friend.

Geo Quiz

Lately MGM (6) has really been into geography.

While this is NOT a shared interest of mine, I want to encourage him.

And let’s be honest; I feel better about him playing a geography game than “Star Wars Angry Birds” for the eighty zillionth time.

Mother of the Year comes through again!

“Stack the Countries” is a quiz app that we downloaded to my iPad. Here’s a screen shot:


We also spent part of last Saturday putting together this world puzzle from Geo Toys.


This was educational and a lot of fun.

Here’s an action shot and the final product (which Trixie destroyed less than five minutes later. The puzzle-completing satisfaction was fleeting).

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