Not for any reason, really.... woke up and played happy.
water and oxygen molecules
Maddie and I surely were listening intently for the UPS man.... we were expecting two boxes of goodliness today. So there was that.
But that wasn't the reason for our Lovefest, I don't think.
It was just the four of us.... piddling, playing, talking, choring (not the babes)... just a mellow sort of joyous Living.
Madd and I played two of our new games. Have I told you that we love Quarto and Pentago?
The babes love them because they took like five seconds to learn to play.... I love them because they're excellent "wrap your head around it" games. Challenging, complex, intriguing, thinking, strategical... you get the picture.
Games aren't for everyone, I know, but they're one of our preferred ways of flexing our mental muscles. Hi-yah!
Maddie plays with her electrical circuit kit... "The question is.... will my Mommy get cool with this tiny fan?" she says in a dramatic voice. Then, as she got an idea, "Do you think we should put this on Myth Busters?"
Mmhmm... we've been watching lots of Myth Busters. :) So love Netflix.
Oh. UPS man is here. :) I surely do feel guilty about all these marvelous packages arriving on our front porch. On the other hand.... last shipment from Home Science Tools was two-and-a-half years ago, so there you have it. Not very, very guilty.
new oil pastels for me!
How to Draw : Forest Animals, How to Draw: Horses, How to Draw: People, and How to Draw: Pets. ($5 each, and they're pretty fine books.)
Checking out the balsam wood pieces. (Got those for her for building, hammering, gluing, engineering, nailing, hinging, drilling.... )
Binoculars. A pair for each of them.
"Maddie. I've read the instructions for Quoridor. Wanna play with me?"
She loves it.
It's another one of those gorgeous, heavy, high quality, beautifully textured games. Really digging these games. It's also another one of those 'learn to play in five seconds' ones. Suitable for a child, or two high-iq sportin' adults. :)
(And it's also a multi-national award winner: Prix D'Excellence des Consommateurs Quebec, Best Bet of Toy Testing Council Canada, Mensa's Top Five Best Games U.S.A., Parents' Choice Gold Award U.S.A., Grand Prix du Joet France, Spelgut Deutschland, Game of the Year U.S.A., Toy Award Belgique.)
Next, was Katamino. Which was sort of vexing, as I still don't get how to play most of the games. Sometimes instructions baffle me. (Like when I read about 'how to play "Go"' ??? Don't get it. I so much want to learn to play, but I just don't understand how when I read the instructions. So if you know how to play, come over and teach me.)
Maddie didn't have a problem worrying how to play... she just went after it. (Which is indicative of how things work around here.)
Madd and her Daddy left for parts Costco,
and Trevy and I got onto dem new games.
And then two-player Katamino.
He loves both of them, I am happy to say.
The rest of the day was spent singin' into the echo microphone,
jumping on the trampoline,
wrestling with Dad,
and even more Myth Busters.
It's a fine, fine life.