Tag Games

Big Bug, Boo


A few times this week I had the opportunity to visit my nephew on my lunch hour. My mom and I got to play a few games that Bannack likes including Big Bug, Boo. In this game you hold your hand high above the baby then simultaneously chant, “big bug, big bug, big bug” as you clinch and spread out your hand (that’s the bug) bringing it closer and closer to the baby until you reach him and tickle him and go, “boo!”

This photo should stand as evidence that babies love a few minutes of Big Bug, Boo in the afternoon.

Games at the Harriman

Game Night

Hey! It’s 2010!
McK and I went to the Harriman Ranch for New Year’s Eve. My sister and brother-in-law invited us! Alan and Ali set the whole thing up for us all. The Harriman is in eastern Idaho, less than 3 hours south of Helena. It’s a complex of ranch buildings (established 1902) including the two buildings we used, a cookhouse built in 1949 and a  bunk house just remodeled in 2009. We were the first group to use the new bunk house. It was amazingly nice.


Because you have to ski anything you want in on a sled—not even snowmobiles are allowed—you have to be very selective about what you bring. So it says a lot that there was one full load of board games.  Board game photos are NOT very exciting, but we did get a pretty wicked Jenga tower going. I’m not going to share the picture of the tower falling, partly because I want you to imaging the tower going on and on forever and partly because they are hopelessly blurry.