We had such a great time with the Robinsons. We played Wii with the boys, the grown up boys kicked our butts (sorry, Tracey, I wasn't the best partner) in Trivial Pursuit, and we tried out a new fun game. We laughed, we talked, we bowled.
A few lessons learned from the weekend:
- Sam Robinson is intense at boxing. And he's got some smooth moves too.
- Tracey likes rules. Lots of them.
- You can't recycle a Pace Picante glass jar. Much to the dismay of tree hugging recylcists out there, it is just not done in Round Rock, TX.
- There is New Jersey style pizza in Texas. And it's good.
- Some 2 year olds giggle hysterically when a large Goldendoodle sits on them to lick them from head to toe. Some two year olds try to get said Goldendoodle to do it more than once.
- Beavis and Butthead were the first to deep fry a rat on television.
- Andrew and Tracey have the same ironic, sarcastic, smartass sense of humor.
- There is no accordian in a piano trio.
- When in doubt for a baseball question--remember--Pete Rose and the Reds. Always Pete Rose.
- There are crocodiles in Africa. Really. Trivial Pursuit doesn't lie people.
- A proper stocking should always include either pistachios or jelly beans (especially when the recipient doesn't like jelly beans).
- It sucks when your child wakes you up at five am and won't go back to bed. Really, really sucks.
- If you wear out a toddler enough, she will sleep from the moment you get into the car to the moment you pull into the driveway more than three hours later.
And our most important lesson for the weekend has to be
- Hiroshima, 1945 was indeed--ackward.
Thanks Robinsons for a really great weekend. Our house is here in Dallas anytime the clan wants to have a bowling tournament. My deepest apologies to my elderly and wise Trivial Pursuit partner. We'll do couples next time and you can kick my butt. I promise.