I dropped my Iphone this morning and my screen shattered. I’ve dropped it plenty of times in the past but I really did it to it this time. Poor thing never stood a chance with me as it’s owner. I even got a protective case for it but apparently ti doesn’t protect the phone from someone who really beats their phone up.
I dropped it awhile ago and it put a teeny tiny little chip in the screen. It was hardly noticeable but I knew it was there and would only occasionally feel it as I would draw my finger tip across the screen. Well, once that little chip or crack was in there, all it took was another big fall to send the screen into bits and pieces or as I like to say smithereens.
The phone still works sort of but I don’t want to put it anywhere near my face or really even touch it. I’m worried it is going to cost me about $150 to repair the screen on it. Maybe I can buy some kind of self repair kit and do it myself for a fraction of the cost. I don’t want to void the warranty though so I’ll wait to see what they tell me it will be and decide from there.
Ladybug had a Christmas performance at preschool this morning. She was soo cute. All of the girls and boys in her class were dressed as little elves. There were also angels, reindeer, and Santas in other classes. Each child was adorable in the costumes they had made. I think my favorite were the painted on red noses that a few reindeer had. Each class sang a few popular Christmas songs including Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ladybug did a fantastic job and smiled the entire time. I just wish I had a better seat to capture the special memory.
I tried to get to the school early but then I remembered a little bit before it was time to go that my phone was almost full and I wouldn’t be able to take any pictures or videos. I quickly plugged it in and started transferring all of the images to my computer so that I could make space for new pictures and videos from the performance.
It took 18 minutes to move it all which put me behind schedule. I ended up getting to the school about 5 minutes before the show started. That meant that I had a crappy seat and it was hard to see over every person in front of me with their cameras held high. Note to self, clean out the camera ahead of time and always plan to be at school shows at least 30 to 45 minutes early if I want to get a decent seat.
My daughter loves the IPad and Iphone. I went through all of the apps she uses and thought I would share them with you all. I know I love FREE stuff and you probably do too. I’ll work on updating it as time goes by to let you know what she likes what new apps we find.
Iphone Apps for Kids (Free)
Baby Flash Cards
My First Words Food Festival
Baby Piano (baby cortex)
Sound touch Lite
My First Puzzles Snakes
My First Puzzles Toys
Pretty Pet Salon Seasons
Toddler Puzzle Shapes
Doodle Fill (Also fun for mommy)
Fruit Ninja Lite (Also fun for mommy)
Cut the rope (Also fun for Mommy)
Feed Me! (pencil bot kids)
ABC Touch (Photo Touch)
Photo Touch Farm Animals
Preschool Memory Match
BB Magic Lite (Bob Books)
Peek a bouncer
Kneebouncer vol 1
Chicks (Also Fun for Mommy.. think of the game lemmings)
Before I bought my first smartphone a few years ago I researched and discussed the pros and cons to owning one. I didn’t want to put out $200 for something if I wasn’t really going to use it. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it. These are just 6 ways my smartphone has simplified my life.
Connections with family and friends – I’ve been able to check my e-mail and Facebook on the go no matter where I am. This makes it extremely easy for me to stay in touch with family and friends. Video chat is only a click away and I’m I’m seeing my family face-to-face.
Camera – I LOVE having a built in camera on my phone, and being able to share those photos with people in an instant.
GPS – I’m the queen on getting lost or as I call it taking the scenic route. My phone has built in GPS so I never have to ask for directions again becuase it’s buiilt right into it. This has probably saved me, time, gas, and money.
Calendar – I use this to keep track of all my appointments, bills I have to pay, birthdays and holidays. It’s hand and again, it’s built right in.
Alarm clock – I use the alarm clock and timer feature every single day. I don’t use the standard clock radio anymore because of all of the options my phone has. Less clutter in my house is great.
Entertainment – The versatility of this device is incredible. You can watch movies, play games, read books, listen to music and much more. My favorite part is that I don’t have to buy something else to do these because it’s part of the phone.
I finally got our taxes done this week! Whew, was that a pain in the butt! I used my clearinternet to submit them electronically, which was nice. Being able to submit them electronically was just about the only nice thing that went along with our taxes this year. My husband and I recently relocated for his job and I couldn’t believe how much money that we spent moving! It made me sick. After I added up all of the totals, it turns out that we spent well over five thousands dollars! We thought that we were saving money, but we actually lost a lot of money. We rented a UHaul rather than get a mover. The truck cost sixteen hundred dollars to rent. We totaled up the entire amount of money that we spent on gas for the UHaul and to drive our two cars here, the grand total was eighteen hundred dollars!! Gas prices are killing me! I also calculated how much money we spent staying in hotel rooms. I just wish that I had all of that money back. It made me so sad! I wish that moving and life wasn’t so expensive!