Sunday, November 8, 2009

el tren de mejicano

This is what I did on Saturday:

It's Mexican Train dominoes, and it's a family favorite.

The location: Uncle Fred's house
The players: Myself, Pat the Bunny, Great-Grannie Annie, Uncle Fred
The stakes: Honor (and some nickles)

I'm not exactly sure how Mexican Train Dominoes got it's name, but I can safely say that if the group I was playing with on Saturday actually boarded a Mexican train (or any other kind of train), they would all be receiving the senior citizen discount in the dining car.

Despite that fact, or maybe because of it, we had a great time.

Of course, we didn't exactly get to finish our game. Grannie Annie is a good sport, but speed is not her best quality. Unless her goal was to move at the speed of molasses. Then I would say good job, mission accomplished.

(Are you noticing a trend on my blog? No one is safe here-- not dead dogs, the elderly, no one is safe with me. Mwuah ha ha ha ha.)

This was my first time visiting Uncle Fred's house, and it was beautiful! I loved the paint colors, and decided that I want to run home and paint my house the same shades. Unfortunately it took me two years too long to decide what I like, and it's a little late to be painting now. Next time for sure.

I had to take a picture of this:

It's Pat the Bunny trying to teach her mother how to use an i-phone. It was amusing. The blind leading the blind.

As of halfway through the game, I am the current victor. I take great pride in that because my opponents have many more years of experience playing. Many many more. hee hee.

Uncle Fred helped Alex play a little tune for us...

The weather this weekend has been gorgeous. Highs in the 60's and we're loving it. We took the kids to the park this evening to enjoy the warmth. I had to include some pictures for Josh, who's missing his babies.

Look, Dora came too!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!


Jennifer said...

I love it! I love your blog -- can you post multiple times in a day so I can laugh more???? The girls and I are on a mission tomorrow -- to find tights! But after seeing Alex's picture today, I think I'm going to go with her sense of style and just buy whatever I can find for a super funky look! I love it!!

Heather and Scott said...

I'm with Jennifer -- I literally laugh out loud at your posts. Enjoy your dates with the senior citizens and Dora. We love you!

Jen McD said...

Ditto Ditto - Erin, I crack up reading your posts.

You won because you cheat with your own little "Michigan Rules". Game on our next round up!

Your kids are cute. I think I need daily updates as well.