Happy Fri-Yay Funday My Friends,
This weekend promises to be lots of fun and bring happiness for Mother’s Day when we will have 3 generations on our outside deck for the first time. There will be about 16 of us. It’s been a over a year since we’ve all gotten together.
I’m going to go back to last weekend when we celebrated my son’s birthday and surprised him with his favorite game and our very least. I lasted about 45 minutes and the game took 3 hours to finish. Need I say more! hahahahahaha🤣
People do love it however and if there was a timer that went with it, we might like it more as well.
For those you who want to find out more about it, read below.
I mostly wanted to awknowledge my oldest daughter Narnical ( her new blogging name. She pointed out, most bloggers give their children blog names not their real names). OOPS, it’s a little late for me (sorry guys) but you new bloggers take note, so you don’t get the wrath of your children.
This girl OOZES with creativity as they each do in their own way but she pulls out all the stops and makes it look so easy. She made an entire board game out of homemade cookies ( I had the pleasure of helping her ), and created each food to match the “resources” (read more at the bottom for deets).
The Happy Birthday banner sign was also her doing with card stock and creativity that only you teachers do so well.
Ok, so I spelled Crypto wrong… what do I know. 🤣 ❣️ What does anybody know about it really. I know nothing. Sonny Boy didn’t win the game but he won the heart of his family, G.F. and look who won the game………
All I know is I woke up to a clean kitchen and got a good night sleep. While I don’t reccomemd this game, 2 out of 6 do.
Sorry, if I’m offending anyone that loves it. You are in good company with a few of our crew.
Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!
About the game
The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the yet uninhabited land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber – you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too.
Each of us places two small houses on spaces where three terrain hexes meet. They are our starting settlements.
And so it begins. I roll two dice. An “11”! Each terrain hex is marked with a die roll number. Each player who owns a settlement adjacent to a terrain hex marked with the number rolled receives a resource produced by this hex. Hills produce brick, forests produce lumber, mountains produce ore, fields produce grain, and pastures produce wool.
We use these resources to expand across Catan: we build roads and new settlements, or we upgrade our existing settlements to cities. For example, a road costs 1 brick and 1 lumber. If we do not have the necessary resources, we can acquire them by trading with our opponents.
Each settlement is worth 1 victory point and each city is worth 2 victory points. If you expand cleverly, you may be the first player to reach 10 victory points and thus win the game!
Happy Weekending Everyone and Happy Mother’s day to all of the Mom’s; especially mine who is the Best Mom, Grandma, amd Mother In Law a girl could ask for.
Here is a poem for all of the Mother’s.
Although I don’t know the author of the poem I do know that my father memorized it and said it to my Grandma Gigi every Mother’s Day since he’s been 15 years old.
“To one who bears the sweetest name
And adds luster to the same
Who shares my joys whenever sad
The greatest friend I’ve ever had
Long life to her
There is no other
That could take the place
Of my dear mother”
Blessings of love and joy and enjoy your mother while you still can. Please remember to like (if you do of course, comment and or share!
Copyright © Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved
I’m with the cat, Cindy: I don’t think I’d have the patience for this game, but I’d happily eat the cookies 🤣 do have a wonderful mother’s day: you deserve it 🤗❤️🥰
you and I both 🤣🤣😻😹😹
be careful, your boys may bring it home one day😹
I will and you do the same!
You deserve it as well❣️
Benji would probably love it and Ollie would be with me, eating the cookies 😂
We’ll have a cookie grilled cheese party while they play❣️
Firstly I wish your son, belated happy birthday 🥳🥳🥳🎂🎂 The cookies are colourful and am sure it tasted yummy. 😋😋😋 Send me some pls….
And last but not least… I wish you to have a fabulous weekend and update us your fun. 😃😃 Have a lovely, beautiful weekend dear Cindy ❣️❣️😍😍
Belated happy birthday to your son and wish you “Happy mothers day ” in advance.💐💐💐💐🙏🙏🙏🙏
Oh so much appreciated Prakaash❣️
Thanks so much❣️
wow 😲😲😲😲 The birthday arrangements were very creative 👏👏👏
The party looks like fun
The game was way out of my league tho
Yeah, she blows me away.. the party was fun … I just ate cookies.. lol 🤣 you could join me for that part.. 😹😹😹
If I mention my son on here, so far all I’ve called him is my son. I haven’t given him a code name, maybe I’ll do that and wait for him to find out 😉
That would be funny… that’s smart. Note I still post the pics. I tend to get permission first. 🤣 but not always
I’ve only posted one photo of my son, used the same one twice. He had wanted me to take some photos for him to use as a profile pic on some site. He’s sitting on his motorcycle, wearing his helmet. All you can see are his eyes. I can get away with that, otherwise he does not want me sharing his photo on any site.
Oh sweet. I bet he was so excited about that picture! I make sure they give me the heads up.
They are good content for fun!!🌷🙏
They are, and I would love to be able to share more because I am so very proud of the man he has become. All the same I will respect his wishes. Unless I can get a photo like the one that conceals his face.
Your creativity oozes too my dear Cindy 🥰 and those cookies are spectacular 😋 Sounds like an interesting game, I love games and miss playing them. Your daughter’s blogging name hints of The lion, the witch and the wardrobe (Narina) I so loved those books and their fantastic adventures. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mom 2, love always 💖💐💖💐🎉🎉
Oh sweet Maria… thanks kindly. I know they really are quite something. I just cut and burned a bunch. I couldn’t have decorarted too 🤣
That is probs where it came from… they call her that too!!!Yes, I loved them as well.
oh and to you and your sweet mom💖❣️
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Belated happy birthday to your son
The cookies look so delicous..I wish I was your neighbour 😋
And I don’t think I have enough patience for that game😂
Have a lovely weekend!!
That’s soo sweet of you… if only he read the comments❣️❣️❣️
Me too, you and I could eat cookies and have girl time chats❣️🤣
That was a lovely post, Cindy. I enjoyed each lines of it and the pictures too. Thank you for writing this and sharing it with us. Happy mother’s day in advance.
Thank you so muchDear Joyce!
I’m really glad you enjoyed the fun and pictures.
Oh you’re welcome and Happy Mother’s Day to you too. You deserve it!💖❤️🙏🌷
Thank you so much.🙏😊🌹
My pleasure dear!💖
Great preparation and party. We enjoy everything when all are at one place and together. It doesn’t matter then if we like the game or not. Playing with special ones make the game interesting.
Happy Mother’s Day!! 💗💗
Happy mother’s day Cindy 💖.
Thanks sooo much ….I appreciate it!!!!!!❣️
You’re welcome 💖
Happy mother’s day to all the mothers❤
Thanks so much❣️
Sounds like a pretty boring game . Have a wonderful Mother’s Day and enjoy all or your family.sending love ❤️ and hugs 🤗 your way ❤️💕💕🌷🌺🌸
I think so… 🤣🤣🤣
Thank you soooo much and Happy Mother’s Day to you as well. Big hugs❣️💖🤗
Cindy, happy Mother’s Day. It is good to see last weekend was fun. Keith
Thank you Keith❣️❣️❣️💖
Beautiful, Cindy! And, more cookies! Yay!🍪🍪🍪 Fantastic. A very early Happy Mom’s day to you, my friend! ❤❤❤
The game looks interesting. You very well know how to celebrate!❤😘
Enjoy your many splendid celebrations this weekend. A flurry of fun going on at your place! Happy Mother’s Day to you! 💐
I would like to wish you and all of your relatives who are mothers a very memorable Mother’s Day this weekend when all three generations gather, as well as a belated happy birthday to your son.
This is a lovely poem by an anonymous author whom you have quoted as follows:
I shall be thinking of Khim. And I think that you know who I am referring to.
Happy belated birthday to your son, dear Cindy!!
The cookies 🤤
Happy Mother’s Day and have a delightful weekend ❤️💓
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Lovely <3 missin' this kind of get together.. hoping soon <3
Happy birthday to your son, Cindy! Happy Mother’s Day to you! <3
Talented Cindy has an equally talented daughter blogger 💖🤗
All the very best for the three generations get together Cindy. Enjoy yourselves and am sure you will find some new and exciting games to play 😅💖🤗
Happy Mother’s Day 💖💖
Happy Mum’s Day & have soooooo much fun with the fam this weekend, Cindy! The game sounds like the beginnings of competition for natural resources, leading to the destruction of Nature & extinction of many species. Sorry, was that pessimistic?! 😂 (You & I & your creative kids should design a game in which players compete to live in the most sustainable manner possible!) But I do love the cookies! 🌞
Thanks soooo much Lisa!!!!! I definitely will!
Wow, I have never given much thought it as I’m too busy trying to stay awake and figure out the darn rules LOL🤣🤣🤗 But you are right on!!!!
I “think” it’s a fairly new game too?) but what do I know❣️. You’re on to something. Ok you come up with the concept and if we build it they will come and change the world 🥰🥰🥰🤗🤗🌷🙏🙏
Happy Mum’s to you and your mum too❣️❣️❣️❣️
Thanks, Cindy! 🌞💕🙏🌻🦋
💖❣️🌷❤️💓💓💓💓Those are minnie mouse hearts.. hee hee
Happy Mother’s Day to you dear Cindy and you have a very beautiful and talented daughter just like you. Such a wonderful read and your post was so nice. Great to see a marvelous family all full of love and happiness. Keep it going. Happy Friday to you too.
Oh very sweet Kamal and to you💖💖💖❣️❣️
Yes, she most certainly is and I so appreciate you letting me know. Soooo sweet! I’m glad you appreciated the family gathering and fun! ❣️
Thank and Happy Mother’s Day to you❣️
You are always welcome dear Cindy. Happy mother’s day to you too. Have a wonderful day. God bless ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗
Oh thanks Kamal.
Happy Sunday Mother’s Day to you as well💖❤️🤗💓💗Enjoy every minute❣️
Welcome dear Cindy. Happy Sunday to you too. Take care and stay safe.
Thank you so much 💖❣️💗💓You too!!!❣️
Laughing. I try hard to avoid such games. Our son loves them however and whenever we visit, it’s game time. I confess to being something of a curmudgeon! 🙂 I’d be more than glad to let the cat play in my place. Hope you are having a great weekend. Sounds like you will. Happy Mother’s Day. –Curt
Oh good, I love company and now I’m laughing too at your comment Curt “I’d be more than glad to let the cat play in my place”. Although, I think Ollie just ate cookies.. 😹
I’m def a curmudgeon only I’m a good sport getting there.. 🤣🥰🥰
Our family also plays Catan when we get together. I am highly impressed your daughter made cookies to use in place of the game pieces!
Oh Wow, Nancy!!! Do you enjoy the game?
I know I so am as well❣️❣️❣️❣️
Yes, most of the time. However, when turn after turn provides no cards that I need, it does get a bit boring! Then again, that’s an opportunity to stretch my good-attitude muscles, cheering on whoever is having success, right?
I love that last line you said and I agree with that “that’s an opportunity to stretch my good-attitude muscles, cheering on whoever is having success, right?” I agree!💖
So happy for you to have your family together. 🙂 Enjoy! Happy Mothers Day! <3
Thanks Cheryl. Yes, all but one💖
It’s always lots of energy as you know but really enjoyed time in the kitchen tonight cooking with daughter number 2. I will and you too!!! 💖❣️❣️
All of it looks so great Cindy. Especially the cookies. I would love to eat one or two or maybe all. 😅😅😝😝. A very happy mother’s day Cindy. 😇
Oh the cookies.. I threw a lot away 🤣 but I’d have rather shared … with you. One thing I know is when you finally visit, I’ll make you cookies and pizza and fatten you up. kidding💖🤣
OMG. Cupcakes of Catan. I WANT. I WANT!
What a fun time you had and will have with your family! I love it. I have given up on games… my time is too short for them… (and my attention span) . the cookies really looked good!
The best part was my son dinner for everyone which was simply burritos and handed everyone a burrito and their drink said sit wherever. 🤣
I love that he did it his way. Fun to witness and be a part of. I agree but we do love marbles.
Thanks for the visit Dwight💗💓
Happy belated birthday to your son! Happy Mother’s day!
Love and huge hugs.
Thanks much Gabriella. The roses are ready to charm the outside tables, breakfast casserols are ready to bake and now I relax and blog before they all desend upon me. Thanks for the wishes and Happy Mother’s Day and Sunday to you❣️💖
It sounds so wonderful Cindy. Have a beautiful day and thank you for the wishes. I will cherish them as I cherish you.
Thank you my dear friend❣️
Awww that’s very sweet🌷
My pleasure 🌹
Happy Mother’s Day, Cindy 🙂 Hope you’re having a blessed day.
Awwww thanks so much. Yes, it was a lovely day! thank you 💖🙏
I actually thought Ollie won before I read the caption 😂 So lovely to read how wonderful a day you all had! Hope you and a beautiful Mother’s Day as well!!🤗💞
LOL!!! You are intuitive or knew she was a cookie monster❣️🤣🤣😹😹😹😹
It was truly lovely in so many ways🙏
For sure happy weekending 🌷🌞💫 wonderful fun! Have a great day Cindy
Oh thanks it was lovely and off to another well almost.. hahahaha
This is filled with love. So much fun. Its okay to not like the game but the moment which was happy. Yay! Belated Happy Mothers Day 🙂
awwww glad you liked it Kritika, thanks!
I like the way you’re seeing this!!! That’s a good thought💖❣️💓And thanks for the wishes❣️
Glad you had a fun Mothers Day and the cat clearly deserved to win lol!
oh thanks so much Pooja! 💓 Right… the one who takes the space wins by not letting others have a turn 😹😹😹
Lol exactly 😂
I hope you had a happy mother’s day, God bless to you and your family! <3
Thank you soooo much!❣️. It’s always nice to see your visit lighting up my day. It was lovely. Have a wonderful day as well💓
This is such a fun post, I just love seeing the family together, what a blessing. Such a sweet picture of you and your son. I couldn’t wait to show my husband your daughter’s (can not believe she did this – She should sell the game) game. He was amazed as I was. Teachers are special creatures that should be paid a fortune by the way. They require so much of them and don’t give them all the tools or space they need. However, I am sure she does an amazing job with what ever she gets. She gets her creativity from her mother. I am sure that they are so proud of you Cindy. Sending love my friend. xoxoxo
Just how many mothers days are there?
Not enough trust me but my mom makes up for it💖❣️
Never enough…. you’ve been in spam yikes
haha, just look at you
also…. can’t find your last comments you wrote from your post.. what happens in mexico, stays in mexico.. I guess they got lost in the air. 😝
In new Mexico
the senorita’s are waiting for ya to deliver….. 🤣
Sorry I missed it, happy birthday. A wonderful family.<3<3
Next time you’ll be first on the invite list. 🤗 you’re so kind… thank you!❣️