Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Game is Afoot!

Yes, I am a big "Sherlock" fan (BBC). My daughter and I are waiting patiently for the release of Season 3, which thanks to this post from Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things, I have a link to a tutorial on how to possibly watch this when it is released in the BBC instead of waiting for it to be released in the U.S.

Which, by the way, as I hopped over there to get that link saw that she had another awesome giveaway posted today which you can enter here. But really, her blog in itself is a prize. Just wait until you see her beautiful photography and read her gifted writing that just oozes with her heart and love for God.

Back to the game being afoot. That's what I think of every time I see these precious pictures.  This is my son Elon (5), playing an intense game of "Battleship" with his fox, Ellie.  There's nothing like a game with a worthy and enjoyable opponent, right?

Did you notice Ellie is winning at this point? She got the first "hit."

He's not cheating, he's "helping' her, because fox paws aren't good with those little pegs, you know.

Quite the face-off, don't you think?

We're big on puzzles and games around here, as I try to build appetites for healthy activities for my children. My littles and I love to play Uno, Trouble, Spot It, Mouse Trap, Aggravation, Card War, Dominoes, Finders Keepers, Bingo.

The 8yo can add to that list Monopoly, Clue, Mastermind, Scrabble, Rummy-O, Bananagrams, Scrambled States of America, Farkle, and more. He almost can't be beat at Mastermind (I've only beat him once, I don't think anyone else has).  He can actually beat us all in Clue sometimes. And he's pretty hard to beat at Monopoly unless the die consistently roll in your favor. My little logic nut.

My daughter and I, sometimes for an afternoon break, make ourselves a homemade cafe mocha and sit with a game of Super Scrabble or Boggle--especially fun at the kitchen table in the winter when our wood stove is burning. Cozy!

The kids look forward to our Friday night Bible study night here at our home, when with the addition of some older kids they can get up a rousing game of Apples to Apples or Telestrations, and have a bit more competition on some of our other games, too.

What's your favorite family game?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this picture of the "face off"!! So adorable! My brother and I used to play that game weekly :)