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Robbie has been really into watching Star Trek Next Generation the past several weeks (thank goodness for Netflix, where the whole series is available for streaming!).

He has been making up Star Trek jokes, making Star Trek ships and games out of Legos, and was thrilled when we found an older Star Trek Wii game (Star Trek Conquest) at GameStop.  We watched Trekkies and Trekkies 2 this weekend, and he has decided he is definitely a Trekker-in-the-making, not a Trekkie .

This morning, while playing Conquest, he was inspired to get out a posterboard and marker, and draw out the galaxy so he can use it later to make up another game.

His interest in Star Trek has led to all sorts of interesting conversations.  The other day, he wondered out loud why, if the Enterprise is supposed to be on a mission of peace and exploration, the ship is armed.  He said that he was pretty sure the only way the Romulans would believe that the Federation wants to make friends, would be if the Enterprise got rid of its torpedoes.

He has also been talking and reading about black holes, wormholes, time travel, lasers, phasers, and how to speak Klingon.  Such fun!

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After plenty of days of rain, the sun and blue sky came back today!!  We enjoyed being outside in the beautiful weather, and we also had fun…

  • Creating a baseball post-season bracket chart and predicting winners of each post-season game
  • Playing Mario Kart, Pokemon Rumble, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Going out for pizza and garlic knots for lunch
  • Going out to Jenness Beach for a picnic dinner and to watch the seagulls march along the edge of the water
  • Watching Star Trek Next Generation: “What is a constitutional oligarchy???”

Our baseball prediction chart

Seagull marching on Jenness Beach

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