Sunday, July 12, 2015

Game weekend

We had our annual (semi-annual?) game weekend with my family at my aunt and uncle's house in Des Moines this summer.  It was a HOT weekend, so Mara was prepared with a fun project for the girls when we arrived.  They made water bombs with sponges and had fun throwing them around.  They were also excited when Bryan set up the inflatable water slide.  

On Saturday after breakfast, we walked to a nearby park to play, then around lunchtime, all but my grandma headed over to their lake house/cabin to spend the day on the water.  We did a little bit of (slow) tubing--the boat wouldn't go too fast with so many people on board--and anchored in the middle of their bay for some swimming.  It was perfect for such a hot day.  The girls of course had to have some hot tub time.  It felt surprisingly good despite the hot weather!  

We ordered pizzas for supper and enjoyed some more games that night.  A new hit was the big bubble wrap/plastic bag/packing tape ball that had random things (Starbucks gift card, beef jerky, sunscreen, etc.) in different layers.  You tried to free items while the person next to you tried to roll doubles with dice.  If they got doubles, you had to pass the ball to them.  Whatever you unwrapped was yours to keep!  It was hilarious and so much fun.

We enjoyed lots more game/family time on Sunday before heading back up in the afternoon.  We are looking forward to our next big game WEEK next summer in Door County!

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