Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Our days, as of late..

Boy, Tim sure looks happy on the picture below. A lot happier than he's been the last week. Unfortunately, he's been sick. We think he was probably bit by a deer tick around the 4th. He's been sick for the last 6 days or so. Went to the doctor on Monday of this week and they think its Lyme's. So he's taking antibiotics and we're hoping he's gonna feel better soon. Such a bummer. We so love the outdoors up here, but you really do have to be careful. I'm just so glad we got him on something right away. He should be fine, just getting through this rough part right now is a challenge.

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Some kid stuff for you. :)

Alec has been Yu-Gi-Oh crazy again. I'm so glad Tim enjoys strategy games. They've been dueling a lot! And Alec is now waiting for some new cards that he found on the internet to make a certain kind of deck. I can't remember what its called now but it has one feature that it follows and he's really psyched to try it out. He went online and researched all the different types of decks and builds of decks. (Builds are the ways you can put decks together, different cards will give you different advantages in a dueling situations. You can also give your characters that you play in RPGs different builds. RPG=role playing games)

So, after he researched the different builds and what sounded good, he then went online and found the most resonably prices cards. We also checked pawn shops and different card shops to see if there were any around. We did find a few, and really good deals, but most of the ones he wants we are ordering off the internet. He's excited to get these, probably in the next day or so. And he's super excited to bring them to the Live and Learn Conference, where he'll be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh funshop. :)

Another passion for Alec right now is weapons. Different kinds of guns, rocket launchers, swords, etc. Yesterday it was guns. He loves discussing different kinds as he sees games or movies. I'm currently looking for some books that might have nice pictures of different ones. He'd really like to see everything that is out there and also possibly historical ones too. When he sees one in a game or movie, he's always interested to know if its a real one or just fantasy. If anyone reads this and has a title of a book, please let me know.

I'm really trying to support him in this passion but its a challenging one for me. I'm not much of a blow it up, shoot em up type of girl. But for some reason he's just fascinated with it. He so wants to use one, a real one, so were looking into that possibility. We don't own one, neither Tim or I have ever wanted to hunt or shoot one, (although I guess Tim did use a beabea (sp?) gun a few times.

He walked around yesterday with a big squirt gun, spinning it around Western style, like you would spin it on your finger and back into your holster. He also loaded it and proceded to squirt my geraniums. lol,, (which they really needed, thank you Alec! ) and was very light on his feet in doing it,, making sure to dodge any incoming bullets. ;) I love the imagination I see flowing so freely within my kids. Very cool.

I'm thinking he may like some old western movies or maybe other current ones with gun scenes. I'll have to google that too, anyone , again if you have ideas for this passion, please let me know.
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Now Abbi. She's still into role playing with several different characters on World of Warcraft. Its amazing the different themes and storylines she comes up with while playing that game. Most recently it was a bit boring in Goldshire (the town that she hangs in in the game) so she decided to create a character that's a thief/pickpocket. They actually have to write out most actions because the characters only do certain things, like laugh, or cry or wave, stuff like that. Nothing like-- Raine (her character) brushes up against Blaine, bumping her. "Oops" says Raine. [That was the pickpocket move ] Then the other character might say,,"Blaine checks her money bag to make sure its still there". And Raine dashes out of the inn, down the dusty road. [Then Abbi will move her character around appropriately to act out what she's typing.]

Another thing that Abbi is really interested in right now is horses. We are waiting to here back from a lady here that gives riding lessons. We're hoping she'll let Abbi take care of a horse and learn all about the care and details of horsemanship. She really wants one but we're going to do this first and see if she likes it. We can't have a horse around our house right now ;) or even outside. But we can look into boarding one and we are also somewhat considering moving from our current house. I won't go into that subject right now,, too long of a discussion, but we are open to looking for a place that we could have a horse. :)
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And Kyra.
Kyra has been over in Moorhead the last few days. She opted to stay over there and hang with some friends, cousins and Grandmas and Grandpas. She is coming home today with my mom and dad and of course bringing Ben and Matt with her. ;) Ben and Matt are her cousins, Ben loves to play with Alec and Matt and Kyra are true soul mates. :) They'll stay here with us for a few days. Yayyy!

She is still into Bratz big time and is planning out her funshop at the Live and Learn Conference. She's going to host one for kids to come and play with their Bratz and also remember Hannah. Hannah is who introduced Kyra to Bratz. So its a very special love for her.

She is also still painting quite a bit and always up for making stuff out of the most creative things. We have quite a savings of tp rolls and paper towel rolls,, not to mention Altoid boxes now because we've been enlightened on a new altered box idea. :D

That will be our next project.
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Here is a link to the Live and Learn Conference that we'll be attending in Sept. This is our 4th one and we love it. :D

http://www.liveandlearnconference.org/

Have a great day everyone~


4 comments:

Sandra Dodd said...

-=-(although I guess Tim did use a beabea (sp?) gun a few times. -=-

BB gun. Now I wonder why.

I hope Tim's feeling better.

Schuyler said...

BB is from the size of the lead shot used. "The airgun projectile we call a BB began in 1886 as common lead shotgun shot, sized BB or 0.180-inch diameter" http://www.pyramydair.com/site/articles/bb-history/

Schuyler

P.S. How is Tim feeling now?

KAS said...

Is that Tim up all fours yet? I hope hes feeling better soon!!

kelli said...

Tim's doing pretty good. He's back working, yet feeling pretty tired. One of the docs he sees is into homeopathy so he's giving that a try now. Its supposed to cut the symptom time down.

We're crossing our fingers cuz it tastes awful *g* and he can't have caffeine while taking it. So coffee and chocolate is out right now. :-0