Posts Tagged ‘Kids Weekend’

Noah + The Reading | Late Night Card Game

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

 

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I grew up with UNO.  This little card game was developed in 1971 and I used to play it when I was about 10 and up.  Kids love it.  We have the “Dare” version.  So what we do is we write down about 7 dares each.  Then the other two people have to agree.  If all three of us agree then it’s written down on paper and crumpled up.  So we usually have about 20-30 dares for people to do.  If you get a wild card then you can pick up 2 cards or do a dare.

We save 3 dares and who ever skips by not doing a dare might have to do the last 3 dares if they skipped the most during the hands that we play.

Last time I had the kids… I rented the Super4 which we call it since it’s just a good deal and lots of laughs.  Plus they have a pool with no lifeguard so it’s a free for all in the pool.

Earlier in the night Chantal asked why is their a bible in the drawer.  I told her there is one in every room.  She opened up a random page and was reading one verse.  It was a funny verse and we ended up using it in the game.

The dare was:  You had to read the verse we found to the lady at the front desk.  Just walk up and ask her if you can read something and read it and thank her for her time.  It was just a giddy night and I could not stop laughing.  Such a funny night.  I have lots of dares recorded but this one we will share.

UNO Dares At The Super8 | Noah And The Reading from Dan Deveau on Vimeo.

New Year’s Fire In The Woods

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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One evening the kids and myself wanted to go into the forest beside where i live and explore the forest at night.  It gets dark early which is great and we ventured into Jackson’s Park here in Peterborough.  I gave them their camping knives and a headlamp and off we went.

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We followed the creek to find a good little spot in the snow along the bank to build a fire using the fallen deadwood.

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Up more along the creek we found a little place that is hidden.  We started to set up camp and we all had little tasks to do before the sun went down.  We would wait till darkness to start the fire and hopefully nobody would see us and call the “fuzz” and report us.

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As the smaller sticks started to catch we wanted to add larger wood on top.  We should have brought some marshmallows for our trip into the woods.  After a while and some blowing on the coals to get it to go… we had a little fire we were proud of.

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The fire cracked and flickered under some large trees we camped under.  We sat warm in the snow in our snow pants and the warm glow of the fire warmed our faces.  It was a sweet sweet moment in the still of a winter’s night in the forest the three of us.

We need to get out and explore more as a little triangle of 3

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Snakes & Lattes | Toronto

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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Toronto is a city where something wacky is lurking around every corner. The city is full of hidden gems, and there is never a shortage of unique (and sometimes strange) places to eat, chill and play around.

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This popular board game café is Toronto’s first of its kind. From outside the café, you could just as easily walk past it. A quirky but otherwise neutral banner doesn’t let on to the mind games, drawing against the clock and all-out (yet all in good fun) war games taking place behind the doors. Once inside, it’s like no other café in Toronto and will leave you bringing your friends, kids or the girl you want to kiss back for a rematch.

Wall-to-wall board games coupled with a clean, rustic design gives this hot spot a comforting feel. A knowledgeable staff that can teach you to play any game and the Youtube videos on the channel introduce you to new games that get’s you out of your normal games you grew up with since that’s what everyone else played.

Unfortunately Snakes and Lattes does not take phone reservations. You’re required to leave your name with the host, and you’ll receive a phone call when your table is ready. This can be troublesome for the anxious diners that can’t get there before 8:00 p.m., especially with the café’s rising popularity. It would be best to leave your name on a day that you’re already planning to be downtown so you’re not left waiting outside, since wait times can reach up to two hours during the dinner rush. The café offers an average selection of food, but nothing on the menu is over $10.00. You will never wear out your welcome with access to unlimited games for just $5.00. The $5.00 charge is a game fee that does not cover food but allows guests to play as many games as it takes to avenge their losses or collect their winnings. With a wide selection of board games to choose from and they boast they have around 3,000 different games. it’s always more fun to go with a large group. Cafés in the city that are similar to Snakes and Lattes include Castle, Roll Play Café, Go Lounge and Snakes and Lagers Board Game Bar (owned by Snakes and Lattes). Get your game on at 600 Bloor St or check out the one on College.

We have been to both 😉

You can check out one of our visits in my OSE video starting at the 2:50 mark here.

http://www.snakesandlattes.com/

Trip To Nova Scotia | July 2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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Such a fun trip to take the kids down to Nova Scotia for a week and visit with family and explore a bit of the South Shore.  Created a little video made up of little quick video clips shot with my cracked iPod and brought into iMovie to make a little keepsake of the trip.  I will add some more images into this blog post shortly.

One Second Everyday | Video Project | July 2015

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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Below is the summary of the Month of July 2015.  Month starts off with back to back days at Canada’s Wonderland and then some overtime leading up to a week away with the kids camping.  Sweet month!

Navigation Challenge | Swimming In Toronto

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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In the summer of 2014… I thought it would be fun to take the kids swimming somewhere different and do a little challenge with them to see if they could get us there by themselves.  I like teaching my kids street smarts and have them use their own judgement to problem solve.  My kids need to know how to follow maps and read signs.  They need to know how to cross the street without a traffic light.  They need to know when it’s safe to cross.

The video of the day is below: