Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We did! :-) Our family enjoyed visiting with relatives, reading the story of Jesus' birth and singing songs about it :-) , writing down our favorite Christmas memory, sharing helpful hints as well as a few dances! Some of the games we played were Apples to Apples, Catch-A-Phrase, Pass the Slipper and The Laughing Game (The last two games are Victorian Parlor Games, the instructions are below if you would like to learn them :-) ).
Pass the Slipper~ You take an object, the "slipper." Pick a person and put them in the center of the circle. They must close their eyes and say: "Cobbler, Cobbler, mend my shoe, have it done by half past two" three times in a row, while the "slipper" is passed from person to person behind their backs. When the center person opens his/her eyes, the passing immediately stops and he/she must make a guess as to who holds the "slipper." The person in the center has three chances to guess correctly. If he/she is correct, they trade places. If wrong, the eyes are closed and the passing begins again.
The Laughing Game~ All players sit in a circle. One player starts the game by saying "Ha". Then, going around the circle, the second player says "Ha Ha", third player says"Ha Ha Ha", and so on. All players must not laugh or smile, but must proceed with straight faces. Anyone who fails to do this is out of the game.
On Sunday we got together with my dad's side of the family. :-)
Here are my younger brothers and cousins! :-)
And seated at this table are my other cousins, older brother and myself! :-)