Almost a year ago Chris 3D printed this Tardis model for me so I could make a snow globe. I'd seen this Adafruit tutorial and I wanted to make something Dr. Who-themed.

The idea of painting it was something I didn't want to do. Chris had primed it white for me but I really dragged my feet on doing anything else.
I finally started to do something with it this month, nearly a year later. So first I painted it with some acrylic model paint.
Then the next weekend I glued it to the base with E6000 and coated the model in Envirotex.
I'd had these supplies lying around for a year so I finally cracked open a gallon jug of distilled water and got pouring. The glitter and glycerine added made it look like a snow globe for sure. I used 1tsp of glycerine and just under that for the glitter.
I tried for awhile on and off the past year to figure out a way to get a Tardis sound on a Circuit Playground Express. I'm sure there is an easy way to do it, but I just don't know about reading sheet music or programming to get it quite right. I tried a few different tones and nothing quite sounded correct. I opted for no sound, and I can always update the programming at a later date if I do figure it out.

I ended up using MakeCode, which is pretty easy and fast to use. 

I placed a small lipo battery under the microcontroller and used double-sided tape to stick it to the bottom cap of the snow globe. 
The lightup is pretty basic, but it glow all colors of the rainbow when you shake it. With the envirotex coating the plug, there was still some leaking out of the globe so I followed the advice of the Adafruit tutorial and coated the out edge of the plug with E6000 glue.
I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out. I especially like that

This is a movie Quinn has been looking forward to seeing. Chris really wanted to see it as well since it was getting very reviews.
He sat through 98% of the movie, only really getting ancy in the last 10 minutes, for which he mostly stood. The nice thing with this theater is that he can stand and not bother anyone, since we can get a spot in the back away from everyone and the aisles are large for the reclining chairs.

He spent a lot of time dancing during the credits. He really liked the credits music, as you can see here.

We spent part of the day at Meijer gardens. Every year they do a whole exhibit of different tree decorations for different cultures that celebrate Christmas (or other religions that have holidays around this time of year).
 There were lots of fun things for us to see.
Their train exhibit was perhaps the most exciting for the 3 year old. He chased it from room to room.

This morning I felt pretty ill. I had been throwing up and in general just felt rundown. So I took the day off and tried to rest.

Except you can't really rest when there is a 3 year old in the house, can you?

So in between naps we did some crafts. Painting, gingerbread house, and finished up two new ornaments for his tree (gingerbread and pine tree).

It was a long and exhausting day.

Today was our winter holiday party. When I arrived home Quinn immediately wanted to see what my gift was (it was a battery charger). The lack of "toyness" on some things that come into the house doesn't slow him down at all. He will find a way to turn anything into a fun toy.

I don't miss using 131 for my commute. It was a parking lot this morning.

Came home to this elaborate hotwheels track.

Adabox 010 arrived today. I looked for the fasted little sample project they had so the little one and I could play. They had a very fun Christmas soundboard project. We've been having lots of fun with it!