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Monday, December 04, 2006

Play Group Games

Last night we resumed our Sunday night gaming sessions, although on this particular night, it was unclear who was enjoying themselves more, the parents or the kids. It seems that a new feature of our grown-up board game nights is a play group for all the kids! Here you can see Elena as the center of attention while she plays with Bryn's Intellitainer. Elena's big brother Elias split his time between the kids (Bryn was the next oldest after him) and joining in with the adults on Apples to Apples (where Ben unfairly appealled to the 4-year-old and won two rounds with "Batman" and "fireman," in spite of the fact that they had nothing to do with the word in question). Also pictured here you can see our new little buddy Christopher (more shots of him on Cathy and Eric's blog, link below), and even a glimpse of Ravage (behind Bryn) as he plays with the "other kids." Bryn was a little uncertain about sharing her toys at first, and she had a bit of a meltdown toward the end of the night because she's getting some new teeth in, but overall, she was a delightful little hostess. Later in the night, this group was joined by both Hannah (more shots on Rob and Andrea's blog, link below) and Elaina (more shots on AJ and Caroline's blog, link below).
As for the adults, well, it's good that we have this new big house, because I don't think we would have fit in the old house! We had quite the assortment of guests: Derek, Eric, Cathy, Mandy, Jennifer, Adarryl, Rob, Andrea, Caroline, AJ, Ryan, and Kathy. Our feast included beef roast, cheesy hashbrown casserole, green bean casserole, homemade white bread, cranberry cream pie, and chocolate cream pie. I for one was stuffed by the end of the evening. In addition to "Apples to Apples," we also played "No Thanks" and some pirate game (sorry, don't know much, I wasn't in on that one). During "No Thanks," Caroline and I lost every time due to our vendettas against each other, following the first round where I lost because Bryn threw some of my chips on the floor and I didn't know they were there. Yes, I admit that I'm a sore loser!
Overall, a good time was had by all. This week includes some trips out to ZCHS for me to start the planning for the Mr. Zionsville pageant. I also have my usual Tuesday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday schedule of work at JoAnn's, and of course the neverending unpacking of boxes, as well as shots for Bryn. Yikes!

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