Sunday, May 10, 2009

Are you game?

I don't know about you, but we are a BIG game family. We love any type of game (except monopoly....well, everyone else likes it, just not me).......and the more competition the better!

So, what better way to end Mother's Day but with a rousing game of DiceCapades. I have mentioned this game before, and if you don't own it...........you should!

It is a blast! Take a look:

I think my son goes everywhere with this big container of pretzels from Sam's


Steve's mom had to draw an animal for us to guess.....can you tell what it is?

an elephant!......did you get it?........ya, neither did we!
not even close!
too funny!


Jared couldn't decide whether to eat or play....


such a talented son..........this was just one of our stacking challenges



Oh my word, she had to stack 10 of these teeny, tiny dice!!!

Another stacking challenge....this was harder than it looked and I barely did it in the 30 seconds!


Steve had to do the number push ups on the dice.....Lily was helping!


I won writing the most words in 30 seconds that started with an A and had 5 letters in the word.

Jason reading a trivia clue for Steve

The only draw back to the game is that it lasts VERY long. We actually didn't finish.......but we had a ton of fun and lots of laughs while playing!!

I hope the rest of you had as wonderful a Mother's day as I did! So wonderful to have all my children home and a special treat to have Steve's mom here with us!

The video below is just a little clip of how crazy this family is.....including our dog!!! I wanted Steve to reenact his push ups with Lily because it was so funny.......

.............she would not perform.....

.....................just like a child, when you want them to show off, they never do!!

It's fun non-the-less.





18 comments:

"Rachel" said...

We're big canasta players over here. And of course, with our competitive streaks the games last FOREVER! But it sure is fun!

snoodlings.com said...

I've never even heard of that game but it looks/sounds like SO much fun and definitely my kind of game! I'm going to have to look for that one! Or just come over and play with you all!

Patrice said...

That game sounds like tons of fun....I guess it's off to the store for me....I must get it, so I can beat the kids at it!!

The Davidson Den said...

Never heard of it...sounds (and LOOKS) like so much fun!! I'm used to Candy Land and Memory around here. :)

LuAnn said...

We love games too. We play Yahtzee yesterday. Joel and I also play sheepshead (cards) with our neighbors.
This game sounds fun!!!

Kristi said...

We like games too. I can;t wait until the boys are big enough to do those games. Right now our favorites are Sequence for Kids and Yahtzee Jr. (the superhero edition of course)

StephieAnne said...

Sounds like a fantastic Mothers' Day - and a super fun game! What a wonderful way to bring the family together.....

Smilingsal said...

LOL I would've guessed a horse!

The place serves sandwiches and salads.

Michelle said...

i SO need to run out and get this game! until now, i'd never heard of it. the girls would LOVE playing something like this

thanks for sharing!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh my goodness, that was such a fun post. I HAVE to have this game now. We LOVE games too, and this looks like just our thing.

It makes me want to come and hang out at your house :)

Growin' with it! said...

what a family to include your dog in the "games"!!!! our favorite lately is pictureka. it reminds me how sllllow i'm getting as i get older!

tiffany said...

Oh my gosh y'all are too funny making her crazy like that!!!
We like to play games at our place too, and fortunately my daughter is now carrying on that tradition in her house, I was really glad to see that.

Kim said...

I don't like Monopoly either. It's not a game, it's a career!

That does look like a fun game. I'll have to come back in the morning to watch the video. Our internet connection is reeeeeally, reeeeally slow tonight.

TCKK said...

That video is hysterical. I was hoping my Lily would come when she heard your kids yelling, but alas, no she just ignored it!!! lol

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I think I need to get this game for Oneighty. I've never heard of it before. Glad you're in for Phase 3. I'll get you on the list!

Jill said...

NEVER heard of this game! We are always looking for a new one to add! It looks like a good one!

Have a wonderful day Sara!

Jamie said...

Never played that game...looks like a ton of fun!

Kim said...

Hey Sara, to answer your question: moussaka is kinda like Greek lasagna with eggplant instead of noodles. The seasonings are different too, with a bit of cinnamon and cloves added to the onions and garlic. The bechamel sauce sets up nicely on top, making it a "pretty" dish. Good company's-coming-to-dinner dish :-) I'm going to post the recipe some day this week. It turned out great and I even took a photo of it. LOL