Christmas Games: Kids Edition

Each year at Christmas, the family used to play game with small gifts.  You’d roll the dice and depending on the #, you would either open a present, take a present from someone, etc.

As the game has lost appeal to many of the adults, it was passed along to the kids.  We knew our kids would enjoy it.  In fact, Maebh asked if it can be played again at the Easter Break when their cousins are in from Los Angeles.

In the end they all ended up with a number of presents, some enjoyed their presents more than others. Thogh there was not a single toy which they all wanted so that was positive, there was some unknown tears. Was it successful not sure all would agree.

Also each child received a couple gifts from Santa, as he delivered their gifts to Dublin. First our kids opened their stockings and found some small things.

Astroid & Pixie left…

Between courses they opened their gifts.

Big success with gifts Santa!  A drone, Feyernoord hat and Mercedes Benz model, 3d art, painting kit and some sewing kits.

Board Game: Operation

The kids’ school had a cake sale yesterday to raise money for their Harvest event and selected charity and during the sale, Soren won a new board game Operation.

They were so excited to play it but after some time realised it was not as easy as it seems.  One thing I’ll say is the quality is so poor – compared to the game we had in the 80’s.  The quality of the pieces, plastic and game iteself was just so different. If I can get my hands on a vintage Operation game, I’d love to show the kids.  I felt the same with Hungry Hungry Hippos game a few years back.
All in all the fun lasted about 10 minutes max with some fights about who set off the buzzer or not. Not sure when we’ll play it again… don’t think it was the best game from their collection.  Pie Face is the game they are hoping Santa brings them.

Backyard Water Play & Pannenkoeke

Yesterday the kids spent some time playing in the Crazy Daisy and the blow-up, kiddie pool.   Harvey came over then so did Nils’ sister, Lise and her crew – Vaughn, Morrison & Archie.

Then boys loved it and the photos say it all.  The girls played school, house & doctor in the house.


Later Lise made pannenkoeken which was a nice treat for all of us.


Speaking of water play, last week on a hot day the kids played with Tom our neighbor in his two pools.