Hide and Seek

Recently CE has gotten the hang of playing hide-and-seek. There are a couple of funny things she says. First, when we’re counting, she’ll say, “one … thirty … thirty … rey naht.” Then run and say, “ah fahnoo,” when she finds you. Even when she is supposed to be hinding she’ll jump out and yell “ah fahnoo.”

MD is funny too. When CE and I are the “seekers” she’ll be in a closet and knock on the door from the inside and yell, “check in the closet.”

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Silly Games

I was reflecting on some of MD’s mannerisms. Recently we’ve been playing different chasing games. Usually after supper as I’m cleaning up the kitchen. One of them is where she calls me a “sticky toe penguin” and that means I’m supposed to chase after her. Other times I’m supposed to come after her with a towel. Either way she runs shrieking down the hall to her bed room. CE joins in too, and they often feed off each other to the point that I take a step or two in their direction and they’re off, both thinking the other must know I’m chasing them and so they must run faster. It’s quite funny.

Fantastic Contraption

I discovered a fun online game today (through the kisrael.com blog) that is about designing machines to move an object to the target zone. Looking at the forum, I’m amazed at the things people have “built” to solve the puzzles. You can see one of my solutions to a puzzle below.

Fantastic Contraption

I’m not an engineer so I build by trial and error, but it’s still fun to see the machines fail (often amusingly), and even better when it works.