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The Sunday Somethings, 16sep12

September 18th, 2012

Something that makes me happy: Four solid days of playing board games (and visiting with many friends that I only get to see once a year!).

Something I’m thinking: I’m already thinking about next year’s TBGT.

Something I’m hoping: I’m hoping to write something other than the somethings…sometime. I’m still working on finishing up Maddie’s 4.5 letter, and then I’ll have to write Cullen’s next letter.

Something happening around the house: After no ants for a few months, we had a line of them at the kids’ breakfast table this evening. I sprayed them with the lemongrass mixture, so hopefully that will be that.

Something I’m reading: I finished Hourglass, and I would read the sequel (but don’t want to pay for it). I started reading Storm Front, the first book in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.

Something Gabe is reading: Gabe is reading Storm Front as well.

Something I’m watching: Shows are starting up! I half watched Glee, and we will give Revolution a try. Survivor is starting this week, and we’ll probably half watch it, too. We recorded some movies not too long ago with a free movie channel preview, so maybe I’ll half watch some of those, too.

Something I’m playing: TBGT was Thursday through Sunday, so I played a bunch of games! I played Village (twice), 7 Wonders (with and without the Cities expansion), Municipium, Skull and Roses, Cranium Hoopla, Fische Fluppen Friskadellen (with 3 boards and 15 total people!), Ticket to Ride: Team Asia, Milestones, Peloponnes, Nefarious, Edo, Times Up (3 times, twice with title recall mixed with regular cards and once with the freeze round), Songburst 70s/80s, Taboo, Seasons (twice), Riff Raff, King of Tokyo, Trajan, Say Anything, Kingdom Builder (twice), McMulti, and Botswana. Whew! I introduced Maddie and Cullen to Catan Junior tonight (which was great!).

Something I’m creating: I worked on Maddie’s letter a bit, and I made a welcome board for TBGT…that’s about it.

Something tasty: We went out to breakfast at Brigs. YUM!

Something about both kiddos: The kids didn’t do so well at the hotel on Thursday night. Thankfully, Kristin came to stay with them at the house while we played games and stayed at the hotel on Friday. It was nice to be able to stay up late without the kids waking us at 6am (and in the middle of the night). The kids had a great time with Aunt Kristin! Gabe ended up keeping them at the house while I stayed at the hotel on Saturday. I was excited to play Catan Junior with them tonight. It took a bit longer than I would like, and Cullen lost interest partway through the game. Maddie had no issues grasping the rules and playing all the way through the game, and she was excited that she won.

Something Maddie is doing (4.5 years old): I forgot to mention that when we were on the way to the beach, the sun was setting and Maddie exclaimed, “I see Jupiter!!!” It certainly did look like Jupiter. Ha! Gabe downloaded a jigsaw puzzle app on the iPad, and Maddie does really well with it.

Something Cullen is doing (2.5 years old): Cullen had bacon for the first time at my birthday breakfast. He loved it so much that it inspired him to start dancing and singing, “Bacon, bacon, bacon, I LOVE BACON.” He has been doing pretty well about not having accidents at school, though he still seems to have more than we’d like at home!

Something I am struggling with: I’ve been having some issues with my hand/wrist, and I think it may be from picking up the kiddos. I set up an appointment with a hand specialist, so we’ll see what they have to say.

Something I learned: I learned how to play a bunch of new games. Woohoo!

Something awesome: I had one of the best birthdays ever with 4 days of board gaming, starting with breakfast at our “special breakfast place.” Gabe and the kids gave me a new necklace that has Cullen’s and Maddie’s names stamped on the back. It’s cute! Gabe won a copy of Milestones at TBGT. I preordered my iPhone, and it should be here on Friday. We preordered our new kindles AND our Wii U. Best birthday week EVER!

Something I’m looking forward to: Dinner and a play with a friend and a kid birthday party. Oh, and, DUH, my new iPhone.

Something captured: My awesome fellow organizers for TBGT!

Others writing The Sunday Somethings: Audrey

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