Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebrating Presidents


Today we celebrated Presidents' Day, and I made the kids do just a little bit of school work, even though all of their friends had the day off from school.

But it was presidential stuff, so it was appropriate for the day.

Happy Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents' Day

We read some books.

Happy Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents' Day

We did a sticker activity.

Happy Presidents' Day

And we did art.  The boys were allowed to choose anything that they wanted to draw.  I expected them to pick Pokemon again, but I was wrong.

Happy Presidents' Day
Deadpool by Connor

Happy Presidents' Day
Deadpool by Lex

Perhaps this is their endorsement of Deadpool for President 2020.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I am so excited for Johto Region Pokemon

I have a full-blown case of Pokemon.  I caught it from my kids.  I've been playing Pokemon Go since it was released, and the second generation of Pokemon from the Johto Region were released into the wild today.  I'm not ashamed to let you know that I am totally geeking out.

Pokemon Go

This is a Snubble.  It was the first second generation Pokemon that I caught today.  He's like a pink vampire fairy dog.  I think he might be my new favorite.

I convinced the family to go play at the park this evening after dinner so that I could play Pokemon Go there, because it has always been a great place to play.  Tonight did not disappoint.

On the way home, Connor informed me that the regions, in order of appearance in the Pokemon canon are: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos and Alola.  I have heard of all of them before, but I don't have the order memorized like he does.  I had to look it up just now.  But I am really looking forward to being able to catch them all!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Another One for the Tally

I've been using this blog as a means to keep track of how often we have to replace Lex's glasses.

This past weekend, we had to visit Wal*Mart again to get another warranty replacement pair.  The metal frame that holds the lenses in his glasses had separated from the rest of the frame.  Again.  This must be a flaw with this design.  I'm not really concerned about it, though, as they are warranted, and because they just took his lenses out of the old pair and put them into the new frame in under 10 minutes for free.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

These are my Valentines:

My Valentines

My Valentines

I took the kids and the dog for lunch out this afternoon to celebrate.

My Valentines

We got Freddy's and ate it in the car by some Poke Stops and watched the snow fall.

My Valentines

My Valentines

Lex eventually decided that he needed to go and play in the snow for a quick minute.



We actually ended up at the playground for a few minutes so that they could try out a snowy slide.  It was really slick, and they both flew off at the bottom and landed in the snow about four feet from the bottom of the slide.

And then we ended up at Starbucks to get hot chocolate.  Because that's how you do Valentine's Day.  And Pokemon Go.  And snow.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pokemon & Valentines

This past weekend, Connor and I spent some time building Valentine's-themed Pokemon decks.

What could Pokemon possibly have to do with Valentine's Day?

I'm so glad you asked!

Connor built a deck that featured female type Pokemon with hearts on their cards.  I built a deck with pink Pokemon.

Like these guys:

A Pokémon deck for Valentines

Meet Lickitung and Lickilicky.

A Pokémon deck for Valentines

And here is Connor's impersonation of them both:

A Pokémon deck for Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you win all of your Pokemon games!

Or get lots of chocolate.  Whichever you prefer.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Drawings of Pokemon

Our art class around here has taken a turn for the Pokemon!

Here, you will see what I mean:

Drawings of Pokémon
Kommo-o Drawn from Pokedex by Connor

Drawings of Pokémon
Litten by Lex

Drawings of Pokémon
Rowlet by Connor, I mean Wonnor
(No, I don't get the W-name thing.)

Drawings of Pokémon
Litten by Connor

Drawings of Pokémon
Connor drew this Oshawott.  

Drawings of Pokémon

I drew this Pichu.  This is the baby Pokemon that evolves into Pikachu, in case you notice the resemblance.

Drawings of Pokémon
Decidueye by Lex

Drawings of Pokémon
Rowlet by Wex 

Drawings of Pokémon

They talked me into participating in the W-name thing, even though I don't understand it.

Drawings of Pokémon
Gumshoos by Lex

Lex says that this Pokemon looks like Donald Trump, and he isn't wrong.  It looks so much like Donald Trump that people really believe that was what the artist intended.  But the creators have gone on record as saying that Gumshoos was inspired by a mongoose, and not Donald Trump.  I think that if you have to go on record as saying that a Pokemon is not Donald Trump, that maybe you made the Pokemon look a little too much like Donald Trump.

Drawings of Pokémon
Rockruff by Lex

Drawings of Pokémon
Garchomp by Connor

Drawings of Pokémon
Jigglypuff by Me

This guy looks like Valentine's Day to me.  Everyone is getting Jigglypuff Valentines from me this year, I think.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Good Old Days

I took Lex to the grocery store with me this evening, and he insisted on getting a car cart.  It's been a long time since we have driven the car cart around the grocery store.  Many years, in fact.  Mostly because he is too big!

Big Kid in a Tiny Car Cart

Nevertheless, he wanted to ride in the car cart, and so he spent a few minutes squeezing into the tiny seat.  His knees were hanging out of the sides of the car a little bit, and he had to hunch over in order to avoid hitting his head on the top.  But he was so happy.  Thus, we shopped.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sunrise Surprise!

Connor and I took Tik out for his morning walk yesterday, and the sunrise was especially beautiful.

Sunrise

It was so lovely that I took a break from playing Pokemon Go on my phone in order to snap a photo.