Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Clock Is Ticking

44 days and counting! Whose ready for some football???

...even if the Seahawks stunk it up in the Super Bowl...... [I'm never going to live that one down...]

Monday, July 27, 2015

TableTop Fun: Last Will

Designer: VladimĂ­r SuchĂ˝
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
From BoardGameGeek:
In his last will, your rich uncle stated that all of his millions will go to the nephew who can enjoy money the most. How to find out which nephew should be rich? You will each be given a large amount of money and whoever can spend it first will be the rightful heir. Visit the most exclusive theatres or eat in the most expensive restaurants. Buy old properties for the price of new ones and sell them as ruins. Host a huge party in your mansion or on your private boat. Spend like your life would depend on it. Spend to become rich! If you're the first to run through the money on hand, you'll receive the rest of his inheritance – oh, and win the game.
To sum up the description... life is short, have fun now! :) In most games, you're trying to gain the most money in order to win. Last Will flips that around and you need to be shoveling money out the door as fast as possible if you want any shot at winning. I found that the most challenging aspect of the game was trying to really get your engine going... I know engine building is not an officially recognized mechanic but it is such a big part of this game. You need to get some properties and friends on your tableau as soon as possible. That way every turn you're spending as much as you possibly can on maintaining those properties and relationships - a.k.a. shoveling money out the door! It is so much fun. A pretty quick play too - about an hour for 3 players. 

We first played this about 6 months ago. It was tough getting Em to smile.

There's a smile... or a slight nose crinkle. :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Emma Likes Shoes

I would say that Emma is obsessed with shoes.. but maybe she's just obsessed with going outside. Any time she thinks there is a chance she MIGHT get to go outside, she is grabbing her shoes and our shoes. She will also grunt/cry/scream if you have your shoes on in the house and we are not immediately going outside. Here she took a joyride with my wedge sandals. :) 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Relaxed Reading Time

I don't think you could get more chill than they are. Emma didn't want to move from this spot.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Father's Day Followup

Back in June, Ian forgot to move the car seat from the Edge to the Neon, so we went out to dinner that night. [Yeah, it's a long story..]. We ended up having a planned/unplanned Father's Day Dinner at Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill - delicious!

This was the best picture I could get of Pops and Emma.

It made for a funny animation though.

I'm not sure we had been to a restaurant with Em since California [plays sick card]. She had fun with the Kids Meal cup. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Splashing Around

I took a much needed vacation last week. On Monday, we headed to African Lion Safari with our neighbors, Jenn and Brynn. It was such an awesome morning. I'm super glad Jenn mentioned the Season Pass - it is so worth it! I was happy with this one visit.. but we can go back any time until September. Emma seemed to like the animals and I know she loved the water park. Here's a link to the pictures... Google Story.

Emma and Brynn argued over who could drive... It was a toss up. :P

Next time we go, I have a feeling Emma will be exploring this section more. She was a little hesitant to play with the spray.