Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who's that Pokemon!?

monferno Mismagius

That's my life right now. Pokemon Fever.

Everyone who has a son between the ages of 19 and 5 should know the basic Pokemon.

Squirttle Bulbasaur Charmander Pikachu

Squirttle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Pikachu.

But only the more dedicated (or more into Pokemon their kids are) parents know (by osmosis), 1. their powers, 2. which type of Pokemon they are, and 3. what they evolve into.

Meowth Pichu

Squirtle into Wortortle, into Blastoise - Water Pokemon, uses water to fight. Bulbasaur, into Ivysaur, into Venusaur- Plant Pokemon, uses poison to fight. Charmander into Charmeleon, into Charizard - Fire Pokemon, uses fire to fight. And Pikachu. An electric Pokemon, who uses electric shock to fight. Also in Pikachu's family, Pichu and Raichu.

Skitty Sharpedo

Yeah. For real, I know this, not because I learned it on purpose. Its hard not to take information in when you have two ten year old boys talking non-stop about Pikachu's battle with Onyx and why Pikachu should win.

Mew piplup

But, even more than the "main" Pokemon, I know the ones like:

Drifloon and Drifblim who are Ghost Pokemon. Buizel and Floatzel, who are water Pokemon and sound a lot like Flotsam and Jetsam from The Little Mermaid.


Who battles who and why so and so should win, and "Maija do you have a quarter so we can flip?" It's almost enough to make you crazy.



Or, it might just be enough to make you learn all 493, download them every evening from the internet, print them out on Cardstock, make your own scavenger hunt sort of game, and make twelve Pokeballs out of felt, hot glue and velcro, and have the BEST 11th Birthday party "Find that Pokemon Hunt" EVER.

felt circles

black lines

Yep, today is Max and Maddisen's birthday. And for the "Boy's Section" we're having a Pokemon Extravaganza. (Well, as much as an extravaganza as we can because we live up here and they don't even have FELT here!)

velcro straps

Pokeball complete

We used to be able to have their parties together, but this year they're ELEVEN. And we just can't have that!

Maxys party

Maddie is having a Movie themed party, which I'll cover tomorrow. We're going to have a sleepover and have mani-pedi's too.

Maddie VIP

Happy Happy Birthday my sweet, sweet twins. We thank God every day for you guys and can't wait to see you on Saturday! (P.S. the parties are on Sunday, between church and Kids Klub!)

*For those of you who can correctly name THIS pokemon:


I'll randomly (let Kaisa pick a number) pick the winner and they'll win THIS.


It's a leather and beaver beaded mitten keychain.
Contest ends Friday at midnight, Alaska Time. Comment here to play.


Anonymous said...
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Finnskimo said...

Dang it. I changed the name in the photo file! Duh. haha. BTW, you uh gave it away, so I'm not publishing your comment.

And figure out your password, you need to update Baby Finnskimo.

Cathy said...

Uyaana says it's Rayquaza. Does that mean he wins me the keychain??

Rebecca said...

According to my 9 year old pokemon fanatical expert daughter this pokemon is called Rayquazza (note TWO z's not 1 as Cathy put) I have been informed that it's funny because everybody gets the amount of z's wrong.

When she tells me about all the strenths and who they evolve into I tend to keep an interested look on my face while I drift off and think about what to cook for dinner.

That little keychain needs to come all the way to Sydney Australia where my life is about as different to yours as it can get :)


Finnskimo said...

Well, there are three entries in the random drawing. Elsa got it first, but she pretty much told the world who it was, so I deleted her comment. (Sorry Ela) So, she's number 1, Cathy is number 2 and Rebecca is number 3. :)

gpc said...

I hope I'm in time -- Not an easy task for me, who has no 10 year olds until my preschool grandkids become Poke-monsters. But, thank goodness for the internet, my guess is the 'traditional' (whatever the heck that means) pokeman character, Rayquaza (listed on the website with one Z) - I go to great lengths to be in the running for one of your creations, lol!

Saima said...

why do you only have three fingers is my question!?


Finnskimo said...

Congrats GPC, you're the winner. :)