I am thinking back over the last few months and wondering if I should’ve photographed our games a bit more. We’ve played dozens and dozens of games. Hundreds, maybe? It’s just about the most fun thing to do with a big family when you’re stuck inside during the coldest winter days. It’s been amazing this year to play games as a family because most of our kids are old enough to actually understand the games! It’s this entirely new phase of life and very fun!
I guess I don’t regret photographing very little of all the game playing because honestly, photographing stuff can be a burden. Not so much so that it ruins an activity because if I’m really honest it takes about five seconds to fully photograph a moment in time!! But, it’s just nice enjoying things and not thinking about doing anything extra 🙂
But this day we played new games that I got on clearance at Wal-Mart after Christmas. I believe these bamboo games were $4 and $7! Pretty good deal!
Ember’s favorite was the connect 4 game. Though she can’t grasp the concept of 4 in a row yet. Or she can but she doesn’t prefer that way of playing. lol. She insists on playing her way which is whoever gets to the top of the game first wins.
I had to put these next three pictures together because they crack me up. Everett was concentrating on coloring when Ember got excited about something and started laughing/screaming really loudly. Everett noticed and then looks up and then smiles and later laughs at Ember. So cute!
After playing a few rounds of Ember’s version of connect 4 I called the older girls over to play checkers. They’ve each played checkers but years ago so they had to get used to it again. I beat both of them pretty severely though I tried to be nice. haha. Then they played each other a few times. It was a fun afternoon.