Monday, January 03, 2005

Gingerbreadhouse is DONE!!!

Only about a week late, but still... Yesterday, the kids decorated it and today it got demolished. Yes, I will post pictures some day. The boys did all kind of weird things with the gummy bears. They met gruesome deaths, being stabbed by candy canes and such. Or they took off their heads and would put the head and the body close together, with accompanying sound effects and violent stories. Do other kids do weird stuff like that when they decorate gingerbread houses????

Today we had a homeschool meeting, I wasn't sure whether many people would show up. The weather was lousy and it's still so early in January. Four families came over, so a nice turnout. The older kids played dungeons and dragons, and had a lot of fun. It's amazing how they can play together really nicely now that they have found a game that both boys and girls like. As opposed to the 'boys in one room' and 'girls in the other room' which used to be the game of choice for quite a while. And then of course, trying to break into the others room. And running downstairs, complaining about the other gender party. All that is gone since they are playing dungeons and dragons. I guess it isn't as evil as I thought :-) :-) :-)

I have been doing a lot of playing go, trying to increase my rating on the on line go server The ratings in go start at 30th kyu when you are just a beginner, going up to 1st kyu when you are pretty darned good. After that you are considered a master and start with 1st dan, 2nd dan, and so on. My ranking bounced around a bit in the beginning (computer trying to figure out what your real ranking is, based on whether you win or lose from known opponents), then it stabilized on 17th kyu. Where it has been for the last two weeks or so. I keep creeping closer and closer to the 16th kyu, but it keeps eluding me. Very frustrating!

Tim baked a cake for today's homeschool meeting, it came out very well. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and colored sprinkles. It was very popular. I just baked my famous cinnamon raisin bread.

Sylvia is still sick and miserable. She just wants to be held, doesn't play around and isn't exploring the house. Poor baby.

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