Saturday, January 1, 2011

Games People Play

















I was going to post my resolutions today, but it would make this post too long, so they are for tomorrow. On New Year's eve, our family went out to dinner, and here is the beautiful sunset on the way to the restaraunt. When we came home we sat around the table and played games. What is this strange structure? It is Jenga Max. My good blog friend STEPHANIE posted about it a few days ago, and I just had to have it. It was even more fun than I had hoped. You carefully take turns hooking these blocks, and the whole thing can come crashing down if not done right. Anne was literally shaking with excitement at the prospect. You can see how much fun we all had. No pictures of me because I was the one snapping. Anne Marie was almost delirious with joy, she really wants to win. And she did win the first game. Here is something much better to win than a game.

"Let love and faithfullness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man."
Proverbs 3:3,4

35 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

I can see Anne is elated..appears very fun (I looked it up on youtube to get a better idea)- a good verse to remember too! Well, the simple things are the best sometimes- looks like a time well spent-

Annie said...

I have never heard of a jenga max. I'll have to ask my daughter-in-law about them. She teaches kindergarten and may be familiar with them.

Love the look of elation on little Anne's face. So resolutions for me, Ginny. However, I do plan to finish at least SOME of the things I've started over the years. That will make more room in my life for other things to explore.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love that sunset in your header, that is a WOW shot Ginny.

The smile on Anne Marie's face tells the story, that was a fun game.

Ann said...

Today after church service on Resolution, I chatted with 3 eighty something ladies. They say they never make resolutions. Neither did I, I knew since when I was young, I never keep them.

Shall love to read yours.

Mildred said...

Beautiful verse Ginny. Looks like a great evening together with family. The game is new to me and I am so happy that Anne enjoyed it so much!

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

I may have to get that for my grands. Looks fun!

Sandra said...

your blog is shouting with light today, looks great and the joy is another light that is shining from your families faces. great post ginny girl.

Arti said...

What am awesome sunset... Magical!!
And playing that game seems fun... Have a lovely day:-)

Bobbi said...

This does look like a fun game, Ginny. I'll have to check into this. Anne Marie has the most beautiful smile! I can see why she brightens your day... as well as your life. Marissa gets that way too (shaking with excitement)... I just love the little ones. They are so innocent and excitable. I'm glad to see you had such a fun time.

Ruth said...

This does look like a fun game.Anne Marie is so cute in her excitement.
Blessings,Ruth

Fred Alton said...

Looks like a fun game to me. That grand-daughters' face is glowing!

Karin said...

When young children love the game it's fun for me as well! When they are older they sit and play games on the computer or tv and I don't enjoy those, lol! Love the photos Ginny - the sunset and the sunrise on your little one's face! Looking forward to your resolutions!

From the Kitchen said...

You have a big advantage on sunsets to photograph--you're in the Shenandoah Valley where they are magnificent. Of course, so is the photographer!!

I love the delight on Anne Marie's face while playing that game. It makes me want one--both the game and a granddaughter (or grandson) to play it with me.

Best,
Bonnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time together. I've never heard of that game, but sitting around playing games reminded me of our family years ago --when we played board games alot, and also worked jigsaw puzzles... We had a card table set up with a HARD jigsaw puzzle going... People took turns adding the pieces. SO much fun!!!!!

Anne Marie does look like she is having a GREAT time... Glad you all enjoyed your evening together. Where did you eat dinner?

Beautiful sunset.
Hugs,
Betsy

photowannabe said...

Families and fun times, there's nothing like it. Great pictures that show the love and joy of being together. Beautiful sunset too.
Happy New Year Ginny.

Doris Sturm said...

You can tell how much fun your littel grand daughter had - I can almost hear her laughing...I love playing boardgames and wish I had someone to play them with. I think sitting around the table and laying games as a family is so much healthier then everyone doing their individual video games...it's kind of sad how several people can be sitting in the same room together and being more disconnected than ever by staring at a computer!

Stephanie V said...

I'm so happy to have contributed to your family fun. And Anne Marie's excitement. I'm not surprised she won - the no-fear factor works for the very young.

Ann said...

I just love all of the expressions of Ann Marie. You can see that she is just full of so much joy

Melanie said...

Looks like everyone was having a good time...sounds like a fun game!
Have a great week. ♥

Stacey Dawn said...

Love the laughter and fun on everyone's face... especially your little one!! I just might have to check into that game for my nieces!

Tracy said...

Gosh, Ginny, We are a game playing family so now I will have to go out and check it out! It looks like loads of fun :)

Little Anne is just adorable and the look of glee on her face is priceless!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What a fun looking game. I will have to try it out. Thanks for the recommendation. Glad everyone had such a nice time. Have a great afternoon and evening!

Chatty Crone said...

Cute game - lovely family. Ginny - believe it or not I write things on my left hand so I remember things that are very important to me - so I won't forget for awhile.

Love,
sandie

Mary said...

She really does look like she is having the time of her life. It is wonderful to see a child so easily pleased. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Glenda said...

Fun times! A child's excitement just can't be contained, can it?

sarah said...

that little girl is beautiful....love her smile. Happy New Year Ginny

hip-chick said...

Looks like much fun was had by all.

Remington said...

What a fun time!

kanak7 said...

Never heard of this game before. Love seeing the moments you captured, especially on Anne's face. Beautiful sunset shot as well.

About your comment on my blog, my friend Smita Agarwal, who lives in my neighbourhood, does not blog.But she's interested in photography and has shared some of her stunning photos with me. Lucky me!!

I don't make resolutions any more but it'll be interesting to read yours! Have a great day!!

Jenn Erickson said...

Anne Marie's sweet,happy face really says it all! May your New Year be full of those smiles and that sort of joy each and every day!

George said...

The pictures of Anne Marie are absolutely priceless. I hope everyone else had as much fun as she did.

Deborah said...

I love that! The game looks like so much fun!Your granddaughter is just too cute and you can see the happiness! I'm glad you like my header! I think it looks good with the red background!
Maybe I will change it with the seasons!!
Have a great day my friend.
xxoo
Deborah

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