I believe there are two types of people in the world. People who like to play games and people who don't. McKay and I fall under that category of people who like to play games. There is only one game that I can remember playing that I have said, "Please don't ever make me play that crap again!" That was in reference to a game called killer bunnies. I know some people like it, but my introduction to the game did not go well. Anyway, we love to play games. board games, card games, made up games, and video games too even though we don't play them very often. So it is always nice to come across other game people, and Dekan and Elyse are also game people.
I don't think anyone actually explicitly said anything, but we just knew that if we were going to get together we would spend the majority of the time playing games together. And we most certainly did. We enjoyed a nice lunch out at a tapas restaurant in down town Cedar Falls and did a little shopping and bought some cupcakes for dessert and then we got down to the games.
We also learned on this little trip that Madelynn LOVES cats. We already knew that she likes animals because she gets really excited when she sees one, but we got to experience the depth of that love for animals. Deakan and Elyse have two cats. One of them was smart enough to run away and hide for the whole day, but they have a delightfully friendly cat named pixel who was just as interested in Madelynn as she was in him. She had so much fun just chasing the kitty around all day. The cat became slightly disturbed when it realized Madelynn could follow it into all of its typical hiding spots. Under the bed? Yep, Madelynn can get under there too. Behind the couch? She fits behind there too! Under the kitchen table? Seriously not safe. That is one of Madelynn's favorite places as well. It was so cute to watch the two interact all day. McKay might just have to break down his resolve and get a cat someday because his baby princess seriously loves them!
This video is hilarious. Their cat has this weird fascination with raw spaghetti. It will do pretty much anything to get it. Which provided Madelynn with the perfect opportunity to try and catch the cat.