The Saturday before Thanksgiving, our friends Ranger and Clarisse hosted a “Wii Would Like to Play” party. We showed up a little late since it started during Jessica’s naptime. We arrived just as the quoit action was about to start in the backyard. I had never heard of quoits before, but it is a game somewhat like horeshoes that is prevalent in New Jersey where Clarisse and her brother Eric grew up. A quoit is the heavy metal ring you toss. Lori and I were the only adults who didn’t toss a quoit. Lori was the scorekeeper and I was the Jessica wrangler.
The first match was between Team 609rz, which consisted of Justin and Eric, and Team Dirty Jersey, which consisted of Clarisse and Phap. Even though Clarisse has played before, Phap and her got whooped 21 to 4.
The second match was between Team Gibbletz, which consisted of Ranger’s sister Linette and her husband Mike, and Team Lamb Chopz, which consisted of James and Ranger. I’m not sure where the teams came up with their names. I’m guessing you can tell the outcome of that match based on their team photo, although it was a much closer match at 21 to 18.
Apparently the Lam genes bring out the seriousness when tossing the quoit.
The final match was a showdown between the two winning teams. It actually got kinda exciting. Team 609rz beat Team Gibbletz 21 to 14.
During all the quoit action, Jessica enjoyed a cookie and enjoyed dragging her sippy cup as she crawled around on the ground.
We then took the competitive action inside for some Wii sports. I love the sword dueling, even if I’m not the best.
Did you notice Lori, Linette and Mike smiling at the camera in the background?
While we dueled to exhaustion, Jessica explored the diaper bag by taking every single item out of the section I had left unzipped.
She also enjoyed playing/crawling all over Linette. Jessica really took a liking to Linette.
Overall, the party was a ton of fun. Hopefully, we can do something like that again soon.