Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's too cold to play outside, so we've found a new game to play. Michael's has marbles on clearance. They had bags for 50 cents... can't pass up that kind of fun, so I bought TWO!! haha.
Both boys are pretty interested (today) in playing. It was fun watching them. As I googled (is that a verb now?) marbles, lots of old Black and White photos appeared of boys shooting marbles, so I had to get out the camera and play with the settings and take some "action" shots. I really love these shots. Something about the Black and White really makes their facial expressions shout out they they are in serious business here. Are they playing "Keepsies"? ("Keepsies" (or "for keeps") is a variation in which players win the marbles used by their opponent.) If they keep up the interest I may get them new shooters for Valentine's day. That way they can tell them apart.



5 comments:

Loretta (Lora's Mom) said...

I remember playing marbles and my brothers always had marbles. I love the black and white pictures.

shayes74 said...

what an awesome new hobby! great idea :D

marion said...

The black and white pictures are wonderful. There's intensity to them that is missing in color pictures.
We always played for keeps, but girls played using a hole in the ground made by spinning on your heel. Boys played with a circle marked on the ground and used a different method of shooting. Marbles were mostly played in the spring

Sarah said...

I'd love to know how to play marbles for real. My brother use to make up the rules and just take my marbles. Those boys do need brighter marbles!

Kiwi Ellen said...

My your boys have grown Lora!