Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Purge: Part ThREe!

It's game time! We aren't really game people. As in, when we get together, it isn't our tradition to sit around a table and play games. This year, I thought it would be fun to branch out a little and plan a little game night. So I did just that...but not with board games. Have you watched our heard of Minute To Win It?!?! It's a game full of random, quirky challenges that guarantee laughter. This is the game we played the evening of Christmas. Here's just a peek at a few of the challenges we did.

The first was called Face the Cookie. Put a cookie on your forehead and try to get it into your mouth without using your hands...only your face.

Dillon and Lauren started us off. No success.
Lindsay & Natalie took their turn next. I tell you what, I had no idea Lindsay had such determination! She didn't care what it took...she was going to get that cookie. We were all in tears from laughing by the time she actually did it. Go Lindsay!
They both lost their cookies.
I wish we would have kept the flash on for these pictures...they are a little dark. But look closely, because they are awesome.
Natalie was so funny. She just got the giggles and could hardly keep herself together! Seeing her lose it makes everyone else lose it too.
Lindsay trying to keep her balance to avoid dropping her cookie!

Awesome! She did it.

This was a little engineering challenge for Wynn and Aaron. Wynn won this one fair and square.
This next challenge is called Tortilla Head. Using a flipper, flip a tortilla into the air and catch it on a plate attached to the top of your head. Mom and Aaron did this one. Mom was so funny. First of all, like always, she was wearing a dress. But it didn't stop her. She flipped that tortilla like a crazy person! She's got more muscle than she realized. I think she got the tortilla to hit the top of her giant vaulted ceilings multiple times. She was also overcome with the giggles.

Getting ready.
Aaron, like Lindsay, was determined to complete this task. I'm not sure how many times it took him but was persistent and conquered.

It's hard to keep your eye on the tortilla in these pictures, but Aaron's face in all of them is hilarious.
This last challenge (that you get to see pictures of) is called Magic Carpet. Using a towel or bathmat, make your way on the floor around an optical course. And as you can guess, no hands allowed.
Lauren brought it and made pretty good time. Her arm movement was Olympic-like. Nice work Lauren!
She had to make her way around this rocking bear and back to her original starting point.

She made the corner look easy.
Then Nan took a turn. Again...lots of giggles...not to mention a pregnant belly to work around. And she gave Lauren a run for her money. Yay Nan!!!

I also have a short video of the Elephant Walk. Put a baseball in the bottom of pantyhose or tights. Put the tights on your head and use your "trunk" to knock down specified water bottles. This was one of the best challenges. Almost everyone took a turn. Dad was the first to go...and he's the one we got on video. It doesn't do him justice but you get the idea. Enjoy!

This was so much fun. You should do it with your families too. We did a lot of different challenges and laughed until our bellies couldn't handle it anymore. Thanks to the fam for humoring me and for being willing to branch out for a game night!

We had a great Sunday in Twin before heading back home. I'm sad that Christmas is over. All the anticipation...gone. I've had a hard time picking up the pieces and getting back into real life. But I'm trying to stay positive, even though we are now in a pretty depressing month. I'm feeling motivated about the few resolutions I've set and am looking forward to 2011. I think it's going to be a good year.


John and Anna said...

So much fun Amy! We had a Minute to Win It party at our house this summer and it was a blast. I just wish I had taken pictures like you. It's fun to have all that documented!
Happy New Year!

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

Looks like so much fun, we watch the show :-)

des said...

haha I have loved ALL these posts, especially after monday :) your family is awesome.

Nan and Aaron said...

Yeah, I'm pretty much worthless when I start laughing. Thanks for putting it all together. I think we all had fun!

Aubrey said...

okay, those games are hilarious! LOVE it.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this idea. I am totally stealing it to do next year with my family. I can't imagine that laughing that went on. Awesome

Janelle Dobson said...

Hilarious! I bet that was so much fun. We're having a family get together in a couple weeks for Kyle's homecoming and I think we oughta do something like that. Speaking of which, do you want to do a play date? I'll be in town Jan 26-31 and would love to see you. We're having a baby shower for Melissa on Saturday, and Kyle's homecoming is the next day. You should come! Great way to beat those post-Christmas blues.

Katy said...

ok... we did this at Thanksgiving and it was SO fun. I love how cheap all the pictures are. I was laughing my head off the entire game. Your pictures made me laugh just imagining the Chandlers doing these games. They are hilarious.

Dixie said...

So funny! I'm totally going to make this cool in England:)