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Kora and the Stormshell Shield

LightSeekers Kora
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Less than a week ago I was posting about LightSeekers. I had received a couple of the new smart action figures; Boulder and Zyrus. Then I saw a sale on Amazon.com and there were some accessories and some trading card packs that I was interested in. So I picked up a few of them including the Stormshell shield for the Water characters. Any LightSeeker can use this shield but if it is aligned to the correct character and element then it works better.

I am intrigued by the LightSeeker Card game and have a number of the start packs. I have the water, tech. mountain and dread is coming. I would like to try and play the game with Eva sometime when we have time. I think she would like it and would be good at it. These card games are really helpful in learning how to make quick decisions based on math and also how to plan things out.

I also have a couple of packs of Magic the gathering cards that I got at HASCON that I’ve been meaning to crack open and play with the kids, too. Don’t even get me started about the Dungeons and Dragons Starter pack that I received and have yet to use. Where is the time for all these games?

Speaking of toys and games, we made our annual donation to Christmas is for kids on Monday night. One of the late additions to the donation was from MEGA CONSTRUX & MEGA BLOKS. They sent over some great sets for American Girl, Wellie Wishers and Barbie Dreamtopia. I thought that Eva would have wanted the American Girl sets but she decided that she’d rather they be donated so we did a video talking about each set and then added them to the donation. Here is that video.

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Visit Kissimmee, for Free

Growing up my family went to Florida a couple times. One time we went down and stayed in Kissimmee, Florida. I remember that we stayed at the Days Inn. I loved those trips. We were able to go to all the major theme parks in the area and we saved a great deal of money by staying in Kissimmee.

I learned about a contest to win a free trip to Kissimmee. Actually there will be three (3) weekend getaways (3 days/2 nights) for two (2); and two (2) weeklong vacations for four (4). Drawings will be held on or around 4/15/09 and 5/21/09. That is a great deal especially for a family of four or a couple wanting to get away. And once you are in Kissimmee there are tons of things that you can do for free as well.

If you are into rollerblading you can take advantage of the perfect weather of Kissimmee and head over to Kissimmee Lakefront Park, there is over 3 miles of paved walkways to enjoy.


Even though there are many free things to do in Kissimmee you also will probably want to live it up a bit and be carefree. For a carefree indulgence I am all about visiting theme parks. One of my favorite places to visit would be SeaWorld. The reason that I pick SeaWorld over places like Disney or Universal is primarily for Eva. Eva fell in love with the dolphins at Sea World on one of our past trips and any chance we can have to bring her back to see them is worth the trip. And at SeaWorld I have the chance to take some phenomenal photos of the animal shows. How else could I have captured this image of Kayla, one of the orcas.

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