We tried a few things differently - we did not meet up one night at the hotel restaurant (too long of wait last year) and our friend John watched Willow for a couple hours (which was nice to have mom and dad be able to be in two separate games at the same time!)
Friday was got there just in time to pick up our registration and get right into our games! Willow started off with her first ever game of Clay Wars:
I helped her to create Spikey - the poisoned spiked, six legged caterpillar like creature. Which she promptly lost with because she went off and attacked first...and everyone else attacked her creature!
But...she learned her lesson--and had great advice from her Master Gamer father---and ended up being one of the winners in Clay Wars! She got a plaque and everything!
I did a mix of games, including playing miniatures in the war against the Martians!
Michael had fun meeting up with various kids he has seen each year. He played some role playing games and spent free time playing a lot of Smash Brothers and other video games.
This year they had someone selling gamer themed cupcakes and cookies. I bought a dozen of them since Michael's birthday was on Friday.
I feel this year I was able to really get to game more than a lot of other years and I liked the independence that it gives Michael each year. I also liked that Willow was able to actually play some games this year and that Chewy was able to relax. Now, getting a good night's sleep...not something that happened this year--but that wasn't too bad! The company, the games, the food and the fun, was worth the few hours of sleep lost!
|Sunday--just about ready to go to our last events!|