I'm so glad that Adam likes to play games as much as I do, (although he likes to win a little more!). It's nice to know that we can have fun outside - hiking, biking, etc. - and also inside. I know there will be a lot of long, cold days ahead when we'll be grateful that we have things to do.
We went exploring one afternoon and stopped in a store called Value Village. I'd never been in one of these stores before, but it was very big and reminded me of other thrift stores, like Goodwill or Salvation Army. There were lots of household items, clothes, books, and electronics. I wandered to the back of the store and was pleasantly surprised to see an entire wall of games and puzzles. There was PayDay, and Connect Four! I grabbed one, then another, then another. Before long I was trying to peer over a stack of board games. I thought Adam would laugh at me when he finally found me behind my pile of fun, but to my surprise (and joy) he started piling more games on top! Each game cost under $4. Brand new, the games retail between $20 and $40 and some aren't even available anymore. I figure that we saved at least $56.
So far, the games have been a big hit. Jenni observed after one of our Sunday dinners that we were having "family game night" - which warmed my heart. This past weekend we played Cribbage. So far, the boys have been the overall winners - although Jenni & I are the best sports.