The kids have been here a week now, visiting from Texas. We look forward to and plan lake fun, picnic fun, Eureka Springs fun....all interrupted this year by rain, rain and more rain. The kind that starts the day and ends the day. Finding a ray of sun has been almost impossible.
GRANDson Gavin has kept busy with Legos, video games and yesterday he had a marathon Monopoly Game with his Papa and Dad. 5 hours later, he was the WINNER! He had amassed a fortune! Stacks of money, passels of property and hoards of hotels. Real or not, it felt like he was a millionaire!
So this morning his Papa challenged him to another game of Monopoly. This would be for the Grand Champion Title. They got out the old Monopoly game, it's from my husband's childhood in the 1960's. It's a miracle the money isn't disintegrating at this advanced age, but it has all the original pieces...including the silver Top Hat and Race Car. You can guess who played with each "lucky piece!"
Gavin quickly bought up all the good property, using the same game plan as the day before to whip the pants off Papa!
He's feeling pretty proud of himself right now that he can make the big bucks and roll with the High Rollers!
Gavin's Mom, (our daughter) Stephanie turns 39 today and she is still the little girl that loved to play games at the kitchen table. She giggles and laughs the same way she did when she was 7. That's a good thing because life sometimes dishes out hard days now that she's older. Raising a family is hard work, you worry and fret about them. Everyday, it's up and down, over and around the bumps. Attitude is everything and she has passed this trait on to her kids. Gavin is making the best of the rainy days by making his own fun, just like his Mom!
Happy Birthday Sweetie!