31 December 2013

happy new year!

Happy new year! Do you have any new year's eve traditions? We don't really. . . but we're usually hanging out, playing newly received games and writing thank you notes. There's always some kind of tasty treat involved in the evening—an antipasto tray and baguette or a celebratory steak.

This morning we had a Lego Heroica Fortaan tournament. Three rounds and I won them all! Beginner's luck.

My Hero Pack at the beginning was pretty slim. It filled up quickly with monsters, a staff, potions, extra health, and gold. Mwahaha.

Me, the barbarian, victoriously standing atop the Goblin King.

This is in focus—it's just a cheap plastic ball instead of a fragile, truly mirrored one. Note Sweetpea waving in the back.
In the afternoon, Sweetpea and I played Bananagrams. It was a long, drawn out game because she's nine and has trouble thinking of words sometimes. I'm hoping she'll get faster with more practice, since she's my best bet for a regular opponent around here!

May your new year be grapey and wonderful!


Sophie said...

Thanks a lot, Bonne année 2014 à toi aussi !
Le premier jour de l'an est réservé à la famille essentiellement, visite à nos parents (et donc voir aussi nos frères et soeurs et leurs enfants)

Jillaire said...

Just keep the Bananagrams bag out and I bet she'll pick it up and just play on her own. A does that whenever we're at the grandparents' house. She's pretty good now. M is getting good, too. With H's vocabulary from reading, she's sure it pick it up quickly and do better.

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