Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Eve

So last night was a good night to end the year! Wow I've been blogging for alittle over a year. How cool, there are moments (like recently) where I just don't get on enough to do a post but moments like last night make me want to share share and share.
I was getting ready to go to our Youth's - Brand New Year party and until there is light in the spare room where my vanity is to go I put my makeup on downstairs near the computer lol - silly i know. Anyways after I got done the boys were in the office and thought... lets take a photo.
They love playing with the web cams. so here is the product of last night.
Parker loves to stick his tongue out and be foolish. I thought we could join in on the fun.
The one body part he will always answer (usually by honking someone Else's nose) is his nose....

I'm getting alittle flustered at this point cause they will not look at the right camera and wont stop wiggling on my sunburn (fake tanning bed burn).

This is about as good as it gets! And I must say I was pleased to see us three together and smiling and having a good time.

Growing up my parents would either have my grandparents or my godparents over to play Rook. Rook is similar to Hearts, kinda the same concept with the betting and the trump... but not done with face cards... Plus there is a mysterious Rook (a bird - crow looking thing) that is worth the most out of points - it is coveted always.
Anyways we've not played cards with my parents in a long time. So we asked if they would play with us on new years eve. They obliged. Brant knows my dad is a very good card player - he is a card counter and knows strategy very well... so instead of couples we did men/women. Which made Brant happy so that he could be with my dad.
First game as you can see they whooped mom and I... there were many exchanges between my father and mother and sly trickery on my dads part to get her to play cards thinking one way..... the phrase "tonight is going to be cold" kept being said lol....
Anywho.... As you can see the women came back on a BIG come back and whooped some rear for the next two games.... I must say mom did rub it in their faces often... we were both giddy that we had beat them as badly as we did... I took the score sheet up and am thinking about framing it.... it is on the Internet now for all the world to see just how good my mom and I at Rook.... got any takers for next game?


Melanie said...

Fun pictures, Jill. You are a great mom to sit and do that with your kids. I'm glad you and your mom came back at Rook and won. Our family loves that game!

Anonymous said...

How fun! What cute boys you have. Little boys are so fun! Playing games with family is one of my favorite things to do. Way to make a comeback and win!