I'm not sure why but everyone (all the kids) loves to hang out at our house. It's not like we have the coolest things - or maybe we do. Either way, everyone gathers here.
Today all the kids decided to play candy land. Everyone had a good time. A few people were slated to win and then drew a card that sent them way back to the beginning of the board. Everyone took turns nicely. Ultimately Olivia won.
They used mini micro machines as game pawns, instead of the actual game pieces because there were only 4 pieces and 5 players. Each person picked out a car, truck or motorcycle and moved those around the board. Everyone had fun with this idea.
Paige, Nicholas, Austin, Olivia, Joey
Austin's Turn. Everyone played nicely.
Afterwards everyone went upstairs to play with the new
Geotrack that Joe made for Joey.
It's big enough that everyone could get a train and
control it on the large track.
Soon the gang all had to go home and eat dinner
so Christopher came over to hang with Joey.
It's really funny - when I was younger I used to hang out across the street and I was really good friends with the neighbor's mom, Susan. I would go to her house to play with her daughter, Melissa (who was 4 years younger than me - my BROTHER'S age) who was so sweet and fun to play with and I would also go over there and just talk to Susan, who was such a sweetheart.
Years passed and I always wonderered why Susan was so nice to me. I mean I was like 12 and she was an 'adult'. I always looked up to her and she always trusted me. It was so nice.
Fast forward a few years. Now I'm a mom. Paige is 12 and she is so sweet and plays great with Joey and loves Justin to pieces. Her and I will hang out and talk. It's almost like back in the day when I used to talk to Susan, except now, the tables are turned. I'm the 'Susan' in this situation. Talking to Paige kinda reminds me of when I was a teenager. It was just cool to me that I thought of this today.