Monday, July 31, 2006

Chess anyone?

Posted by Mandy at 1:06 PM

I finally added a picture! It took my slow dial-up connection approx. 20 minutes.. but I got it on here. Now I think "why did I pick this picture?" I don't know.. but here we are! This was a little over a month ago when we took the kids to Mid America Museum. It was so much fun!

Madison is on a board game kick, so we've played Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders a zillion times this week. She saw the Chess board and asked if I would teach her to play... I laughed a little and said, "No, but maybe Daddy will teach you!" Clayton taught me to play chess a long time ago. I think it was when I was pregnant with Madison. I hated the game from moment 1! It's too involved, takes forever, and I could never beat him. (I beat him ONCE) Maybe I'm a sore loser, but it just wasn't my game! Now, he's on the Chess kick too. "Let's play Chess today! Come on, please?!" *sigh* So it seems that when he's off of work again, I'll be learning Chess all over again. Maybe the second time around I'll like it better. For Clayton's sake I sure hope so! Any of your husbands know how to play Chess? Clayton would love it if someone that is GOOD would sit and play with him!

I had a thought the other night after everyone left. We were having a great time playing our games.. and I got to thinking that we should let the kids play their own board games while we play ours. Start their own game night too! We'd need to take some time to make sure the big kids know the rules of whatever game... and then leave them to it and maybe they'd have fun and we could play our games easier without interruptions. I don't know.. they might just fight the entire time! lol

Tomorrow my two favorite events happen! Playgroup in the morning.. and Parent Group tomorrow night. :) I can't wait!! We're still doing playgroup at Western Pines right? At the insane hour of 8:30am? ;)

8 comments:

Lou Arnold on Monday, 31 July, 2006 said...

I can just see Ashton and Carter playing board games. Madison would be screaming at them because they would not be playing right.

K.T. says peace on Monday, 31 July, 2006 said...

Yeah I second that motion Lou-LOL.Neither myself nor my husband play chess,The only game my parents ever played with us was trivial pursuit-YAY!(sarcasm) anyhow,card games seem to be excellent for adults and kids alike to play too,my friends are all partial to PHASE 10.Of course I do not mind Old maid,war and Go fish-I know I can play those...LOL
I believe we will be making our second appearance at the play group,hope to see everyone there!!!!p.S. Dont worry I have dial up also.

Mandy on Monday, 31 July, 2006 said...

Yay K.T.! I hope to see you in the morning! Lou, are you coming too?! (yes! lol)

Mark W. on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

I love to play chess. It's one of the greatest board games ever invented. I'm not a grandmaster or anything, but I love the strategy of it. Addictive!

Mandy on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

must be a man thing! lol

Tammie S. on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

Hey!! Guess what! Kevin lllooovvveeesss to play chess. Maybe Mark, Clayton, and Kevin can get a chess tournament going!!

Lee Ann James on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

Taylor loves Chess too. Don't be afraid to admit to being a sore loser, Mandy. I am the SOREST loser when it comes to chess. (one time I threw the pieces across the room...) ;) Taylor taught me when we were dating and I've only won once. I feel exactly the same way you do about it. Maybe the men can have a chess night and we can go shopping or something!

Mandy on Wednesday, 02 August, 2006 said...

chess night sounds great! I'll have to tell clayton :)

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