Friday, February 26, 2010
welcome to grandmaland.....
...the boys are absolutely obsessed with board games as of late, to the point that snow days are no longer about the ability to play outside in the snow, but more so the chance to play board games for as long as they can go without stopping... (I have to say, this one surprised me a bit...for two Olympic athletes in training (and yes, we are still the Swiss guy, with the occasional appearance from Finland, Germany, and the U.S.A), you would think they would jump at the chance to trade in their indoor cardboard bobsleds for some outside training runs. oh well.)
...with a full day ahead of us, we made a little twist to our plans and decided to make Grandma a game for her birthday. They wanted to give her a version of one of their "classic" favourites, and set about making the game board (paper glued onto two pieces of cardboard), cards, and figures.
(I love how someone's little wrong way round d's get quickly fixed to avoid utter devastation. As a result, I decided not
to bring up the "u"....plus, I think it's cute that way...)
...they worked really, really hard and felt so proud of themselves when the package was sent off later that day.
...but not without an afternoon of "test" runs first :)