Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Poker Night

Luckily for us, we've found friends in the Smith's for game playing (among other things) and they recently taught us how to play poker. I've always loved cards and learned games and card etiquette at my grandma Charlotte's knee, yet never knew how to play poker or anything like it. It didn't necessarily seem too interesting if you took the betting out of it, which I always imagined I would, for obvious purposes. Silly, silly Jessie. Of course it's fun! And you still bet, just not with money- only chips! And professionally weighted chips, I might add, if you're playing with Sam. We usually rotate houses and let our kids run wild in the pursuit of some good game time, but in the interest of solid uninterrupted game time, Molly opted to put her kids down for bed at our house. Good one!
Mia always naps really well in our Pack N Play when they are over here on Coupon Mondays (yes.), so putting her down wasn't a problem, and Sebastian just slept in our bed. (Incidentally, I can't imagine Bella ever doing that, but maybe I'm not giving her enough credit.) It worked like a charm. I can't believe I didn't get pictures of them both in their jammies, especially Sebastian in his footies! So cute.
Timm, collecting his due after a particularly good hand. (This shirt is his favorite lounge shirt for some reason, bought in Jerusalem, and I have an inordinate dislike for it. Actually, it's far worse when paired with his blue tropical jammie bottoms that are a little tight. Charlotte, Emily? Since I commit far worse sins in regard to my appearance, I try to never comment. Besides, he's still cute.) But wow, he looks especially bald in this picture. I'm just sayin'...
Delightful. And for the record, the professionally weighted chips do make a difference. Very pleasing.
Me, bringing in my haul. I didn't do too shabby. When we ended after approximately 15 hands or so, Sam was the winner, and I was the only other one with chips left. I wasn't too far behind Sam, and sadly Timm and Molly had none. I have yet to learn all the intricacies and strategies of the game, but I think we have ample time for that. Especially since Monday is a holiday so we can play into the wee hours. Molly and I are thinking of adapting the game to bet coupons with like-minded coupon/poker dorks. If they exist in that combination.
Mwah Ha Ha!

10 comments:

charlotte said...

Oh the tropical pajama bottoms. . . . :) You're welcome ;) Maybe you can cash in those poker chips and splurge for some less fitted jammies for Timm.

michelle said...

oh yes, I've seen that particular lounging outfit! But who am I to comment, I once had to literally force myself to put a pair of favorite lounge pants out in the big garbage can -- and I almost immediately regretted it and wished I could retrieve them.

I've never played poker, but those close-ups of the chips are mighty pleasing.

Denise said...

Oh, Timm. Is he still wearing those heinous tropical print lounge pants? Oh dee.

Molly Krauss Smith said...

Sorry we've corrupted you (wink, wink).

Fred/Dad said...

I wish we lived close enough to become corrupted...

emily said...

Hahahaha. I can't believe he's still wearing those infamous Target pjs. I'm still laughing, which looks a little ridiculous because I'm sitting at my desk, supposedly working. . .

Charlotte and I taught ourselves poker from a Klutz book once, and played with mini marshmallows and Goldfish crackers. Haha

Jill said...

I don't know how to play poker and am confused whenever it's being played in movies or on tv because I don't even know what the best things are to get.

It's so great that the kids play so nicely together, that makes for a fun night for everyone.

Susan said...

Looks like fun to me, but I don't get it.

Come to think of it, I think my life doesn't "get" much fun! Good thing I think of working in my store till ll:00pm in "fun"......that's just plain wierd. (my fun, that is...) Sure wish we could join the fun, uh, except for the frightening dress code. That does not look fun!

rmt said...

That sounds really fun! Poker night-ha!

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