Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-Dominos

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A little sibling companionship and a few dominos go a long way in entertaining my kids.

I love it when they play together. Especially if during that "play time" they actually ARE playing. {You know, as opposed to fighting or getting into other sorts of mischief.}

Can you hear the peace and quiet I somehow earned? {I say earned because it had to be more than luck, right?}

99 comments:

Happy said...

What a great play time activity! Who would have thought? Hope you enjoyed your hard earned peace and quiet!

~Sandy~ said...

That's great they can play that long together without the domino's being thrown all over the place :) it's nice when siblings come together like that. happy ww!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, that's impressive!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

What a great kid activity! I think I need to wait a couple years on this one though, right now my 6 year old would be the only one able to line up the dominos and would freak out when his 2 younger sibs. knocked them over before he was ready!

Nichol said...

Ahhh Dominos are very fun. My son loves to play with his. Great photos of the kids playing! Happy WW!

Lolli said...

Ahh! Maybe THAT is the answer to my problems. My post tonight was all about how I hope that my kids can move beyond the fighting 24/7 stage. ;)

Honey Mommy said...

Apparently I need to get some dominoes! Some older kids to help amuse my two would probably be useful too!

Michelle said...

We have those dominos too and we all love to play with them.

It is great when they all play together isn't it?

Genny said...

Actually playing...yes, it is SO sweet. I had to laugh because before school started, we had our share of sibling rivalry around here. I love when I can cath my kids playing, having fun, and just being kids together. So cute, Angie.

Cecily R said...

What is it with dominos? My mom has a few sets at her house and there are times when they can entertain ALL of the grandkids and their various ages...who knew?

Isn't it just blissful when they play and get along? I always feel sort of proud of myself and my awesome parenting when that happens...and then someone pokes someone and the other one draws on someone's face and my pride goes away. But for those few minutes....

Momisodes said...

What fun! I loved doing this with my brother when we were kids. Something about that chain reaction is so amazing!

Elaine A. said...

It is SO nice when they play without fighting. I think we'll be breakin' out the dominoes soon! Thanks for the idea!! : )

A Family Completed... said...

I need to invest in a Domino set! I have a feeling it would turn into a fight in my house. One would end up doing all the work while the other would know them over early :/

Kacey R. said...

I am SURE you earned it girlfriend! Good for you & for them. I need some dominos! :D

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure this kept them occupied for hours!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

You def earned that quiet time... good for you! Hope you enjoyed it!

Dana said...

That looks like quite the intricate domino set up they've got going there. I don't think mine would ever be patient enough with each other for that kind of activity. You can rest assured that at my house, it wouldn't be quiet!

Brimful Curiosities said...

That looks like quite a few dominos. Such a simple and easy entertainer.

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

How fun! It looks like they did a great job making nice, neat trails. I can hear the *ting* they make on hard wood floor from there.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Oh how fun :) lol

scrappysue said...

and you got 4 out of 5 playing together at the same time - peaceably!!! awesome - i still have my black dominoes from when i was a young girl!!!

{Kiki} said...

I only have one kiddo and get no peace and quiet, well, excpet when he is in bed. Maybe I need to invest in some dominoes. Great pictures and thanks for sharing. Happy WW and take care.
-Kiki

Jenny said...

How fun!

Nicole said...

I LOVE THOSE DAYS!

Happy Wednesday!

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Angie,

So all I need is a box of dominoes and I will get peace and quiet? The more dominoes, the longer it lasts? I'm going to Target tomorrow. I need a little peace and quiet!

Jennifer said...

It looks like great fun was had by all. Very impressive domino skills.

Brenda said...

I agree, nothing touches us more as parents than to see our kids getting along and enjoy being together.

BoufMom9 said...

ahhhhhh! Mommy Bliss!!!

happy WW!

blueviolet said...

Oh yeah, you gotta love it when it's a group activity like that! :)

T Rex Mom said...

Wow! Totally impressive - probably really fun to see it in action.

Kasey@All Things Mamma said...

WOW! That looks really fun! It's great when they get along and play well together.

Sera said...

I think you DEFINITELY deserved some peace and quiet, and a lack of fighting and mischief, after the weekend you endured, lady! These pictures capture such sweet moments!

Life with Kaishon said...

I used to love those when I was little! Definitely one of my favorite things to do with kids : ) I love how enthralled they are with it! Fabulous!

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

Mine would have hidden the domino's in various locations in an attempt to have me hunt later. My earned silence would be their sneaking around. LOL

So awesome to see them all playing together. Very heartwarming!!

Jennifer said...

Wait. This is even POSSIBLE?!?! LOL! I think I hear crickets...

Buckeroomama said...

Wow, how many sets of dominoes do you have there?

Yes, it is awesome when the siblings play well together. It just melts your heart. :)

Sara said...

My son just LOVES creating "streets" with dominos!! How fun!

Heather said...

Holy moly, Garrett looks sooooo grown up! Dang! Let's set up a time to chat SOON!

Casey's trio said...

Isn't it nice when they play instead of fight?!?!?!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Dude. The underwear.

And I'm all over getting a set of dominoes.. I can hardly believe how much my kids luv luv lurve legos lately.. kinda sorta the same play huh?

Alicia said...

Dominoes are the best!! We used to play that all the time when I was little!!

Drahdrah said...

Yeah, it's awesome when they play "nice". Happy WW !

Mrs. Marine said...

Awww, how nice! I know what you mean, I love it when my kids play nice together.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I swear if my kids didn't fight, I'd be the happiest person alive. So yeah, I know what you mean!

Jean Stockdale said...

Great post. Thanks for hosting! By the way, my 2 boys are grown up and married and have babies of their own. They eventually became great friends but it takes a while!! Take heart. Blessings.

Rob said...

That is awesome. My kids would never spend the time to set all of those dominos up.

sheila said...

Awesome! Both the peace and quiet AND the domino project!

Susie said...

Ahhhh....that's so sweet:-)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Love it! I love when mine play together, too!

4 Lettre Words said...

Sam would love that. What fun!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That is most impressive! :)

Ms. Latina said...

They look like they had so much fun and best of all gave you a few free minutes =)

Happy WW!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Mine have fun with the same set! Lost a few, though, down radiator vents, under furniture, etc.

Puna said...

He he, savor those moments Angie! Have a wonderful day.

Puna said...

He he, savor those moments Angie! Have a wonderful day.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like fun.

Staci said...

We have those dominoes! They are so much fun! Love all that team work and playing nice! Happy WW!

Courtney said...

I do love when they stop fighting long enough to have one of these adorably sweet sibling moments!

Karen MEG said...

I love it when they play so well together... perfect captures!

Kristen Andrews said...

that has to be nice and man that looks fun

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Peace and quiet? What's that?

I've picture a pacifier today!

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/09/ww-bubba-teeth.html

Rhonda said...

That's awesome Angie!! There's nothing quite like that, is there? But I do notice that one is missing...

Totally_Toni said...

How fun! Great pictures too :)

Amy said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Wow...

Octamom said...

Loving that Domino Highway!

Blessings!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

That looks like awesome fun!

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Yeah...I don't ever remember NOT fighting when I was a kid, playing domino's with my siblings and my kids are the same way.

Lucky you!! I'm sure it was enjoyed!

SupahMommy said...

Oh how I loved me some dominoes as kids.

I'm totally bustin them out for my kids in hopes that they leave me be for about 56 hours. ;)

sweet pics.

SupahMommy said...

I can't see the linky doo. i'll refresh

Shelly said...

I'm surprised that kept them so occupied and quiet. My son tends to get bored easily after a few minutes or he'd be knocking those dominoes down and driving me nuts with them. lol

http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/wordless-wednesday-bridge-to-moon.html

TwentySomethingMomma said...

Dominoes are so much fun! =D

Happy WW!

Stefany said...

What I wouldn't give for all my kids to get along at the same time. ahhh

Live.Love.Eat said...

You definitely earned it! It's moments like that when you look over at the kids and take a deep breath and think life is good.

Josie said...

How fun!

Theta Mom said...

Now that's some serious Dominoes players! :)

Rhonda said...

You just gave me a great idea for another fun family indoor activity. thanks! (Btw, those little angels get into mischief, I don't believe it).

Haley said...

This week I'm showing off photos from the Texas Renaissance Festival!

:-)

Megan said...

That's so cute!! =)

ParentingPink said...

Dominos rock! My daughters love them too. And I was giggling at your comment about "when they actually play" as opposed to argue. I know that scenerio all too well over here in the land of pink! LOL

Mama Zen said...

Nice work, there!

Jen said...

It is a small piece of heaven on earth when the kids actually 'play' together.

April said...

wow, what patience!

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Looks like good times to me! Happy WW!

Amy said...

How fun! I think I might break out the dominoes today and see if I can get some quiet time. LOL!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Great idea! I need to break out our set and give those to the boys. Happy WW

Sabrina said...

Wow, I love dominoes.. so much fun! Looks like the kiddies had great fun!

Cascia said...

Dominoes are so much fun! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Mama Kat said...

Ahhhh...makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it!?! So cute!

Jessica said...

Great idea..I just might have to bust out the dominos. Very cute..glad you got a few moments of peace:)

ChefDruck said...

Harmonious playing with all 4 kids - now that's something worth blogging about and bragging about to whomever will listen. I'm inspired to share the picture with my kids and ask them "why, why won't you play like Angie's kids!!!!"

Maybe I'll earn my moment of peace and serenity too.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

That looks like so much fun! I used to do that!

Kathleen W. said...

I hope you enjoyed that time to yourself. You'll have to come up with something for tomorrow now, maybe marbles or some other vintage game?

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Not only earned but well deserved if you set up that whole string of dominoes, that takes patience.

Mark and Kiss said...

Awesome!

Kristin said...

and you have the perfect house for long domino chains!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

At my son's 14 year birthday party, I was all worried because it was his first "teenaged" party and I was afraid the kids would be bored.

Yeah, they spent the entire party - and half the night, playing with my husband's 30 year old Hot Wheels set, finding new and inventive ways to send the cars hurtling down the stairs. Sheeesh!

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latree said...

i can hear it :D

SupahMommy said...

and STILL no mr. linky.
where . did. you. hide. it?

I FEEL NUTS.