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New Year with Mr. Davo Devil

January 4, 2012 by Tracy Watanabe · 10 Comments · Books, Games, holidays, Life, Sports

I spent New Year’s weekend with Davo in Arizona. Here are 12 things we did to welcome 2012:

  1. We played Q-bitz which is a visual puzzle and game. To play this game, you have to flip a card and make the design on it as fast as you can. The objective is to finish before the other person.
  2. We played Around the World: The Ultimate Board Game. I did much better with this game because Davo has traveled several countries now and have met many people. Here were some of his favorite questions:
    • Indonesia was colonized by which of the following empires: A) Dutch B) American C) Chinese
    • From which country do Aborigines originate? Hint: Aborigines are the first inhabitants of this country.
    • Which group of people is referred to as Kiwis?
    • In which continent is the Great Barrier Reef located? Hint: It is the world’s longest coral structure

3. Davo and I went to the Apache Junction Public Library to check out a couple of books. We got Among the Hidden and The 39 Clues.

4. After I finished the first book of The 39 Clues, I got permission from his parents to make an account online to play the game. It was intriguing because you go on a mission and get clues from around the world to complete the mission.

5. We played Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars on the Wii. Davo had a hard time playing.

6. Davo got to play goalie when my family and I went to play soccer.

7. We enjoyed creating Circuits such as radios, a microphone that amplifies your voice, burglar alarms, lie detector, doorbells and much more!

8. Davo helped me with his Brain Benders puzzles. It was a good thing Davo has four paws to keep the pieces in place.

9. Davo helped I make homemade alfredo sauce for dinner. It was so scrumptious, and really easy to make! I was so glad we got to help make the dinner.

10. After dinner, we had a Nerf gun war. Since Davo is small, it was really difficult for me to hit him.

11. Davo helped me make a delicious dessert. We just put the pretzels on the cookie sheet and unwrapped Hersey kisses to place on top. After they melted, we stuck a peanut butter M & M on it. Yummy!

12. On New Year’s Eve, we tried to stay up real late to count down on the clock, but unfortunately Davo fell asleep at 9:45 pm. Playing all day wore him out.

I originally wrote this post from Mr. Davo Devil’s blog, with the help of Mr. Davo Devil.

What did you do to bring in the New Year?

Do you know any of the answers to Davo’s favorite Around the World questions?

If you went to my house, what of the things we did would be the most interesting for you?

10 Comments so far ↓

  • Jaden

    Dear Ethan,

    I think it is very cool that you got to spend the weekend with Davo! How did you get him? I think that the coolest thing you guys did was play the 39 clues game.

    Your friend (and teamate),

    • Ethan

      Hi Jaden,

      I got Davo because, someone in my District knew that I have a blog so, they set a time up so that I could get Davo. Do you like the 39 Clues Game?


  • Sierra

    I had a big family dinner with our neighbors. The snacks are cool, if I was there I would create like a million.

  • Mark

    Dear Ethan,

    It sounds like you had a fun time. I have Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars too. It’s a great game. Did you beat it?

    Link to my blog:

    • Ethan

      Hi Mark,

      I did have lots of fun. It is a great game. I haven’t beaten it yet, I am around 50% done. Do you know how to get the 2 bonus missions? I’ve only found one.


  • Clarissa

    Dear Ethan,

    What did you do to bring in the New Year? I had my friend stay the night for 3 days.

    Do you know any of the answers to Davo’s favorite Around the World questions? Mount Everest is 8850 km, and is still growing.

    If you went to my house, what of the things we did would be the most interesting for you? Davo and you making a delicious dessert.It sounds yummy!

    ~Clarissa~ @

  • Jaden

    Dear Ethan,

    I have started the second Ultimate Blogging Challenge. I would really like you to sign up. It will be very fun. Here is a link to my blog incase you want to sign up:


  • Grandpa Ralph

    Dear Ethan,

    Davo seems to have led you on a merry chase through some educational territory. That is excellent. I thought the questions were very good. I think the Dutch colonized what is now called Indonesia, Aborigines’ nationality is the same as the land in which they live, Kiwi refers to people of New Zealand, and the Great Barrier Reef lies off shore beside Australia. Blogging may well be a fine learning tool.

    Love, Grandpa Ralph

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