When they start coming in groups I’m really surprised! I noticed 3 new “Followers” in the past couple of days. So welcome aboard to Mike Mills, Olena Spicer and Gizmojo. THANK YOU very much for spending some of your time reading about our RV adventures! I really appreciate it.
We’re getting down to the wire on this babysitting job now. One more day! It’s been so much fun….but very tiring for us old folks. Yesterday we didn’t babysit since it was Sunday, but that was the day Bruce and I planned the small family birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese for Mackenzie.
Being almost 9 years old (on Wednesday) Mackenzie is probably a little big for a Chuck E. Cheese bash, but it was only family and the girls love to go there. And it kept any mess out of the house and we didn’t have to clean up. I have to say, too, that the 6 adults that were there played some of the arcade games themselves and had a pretty good time. (just don’t tell anyone I mentioned that) We ordered pizza and soft drinks for dinner.
The special birthday guest of honor gets to enter the Ticket Blaster. They have 30 seconds to grab all of the tickets they can. Those tickets can be used to redeem for gifts and prizes at the counter.
After she got inside the Ticket Blaster, Mackenzie got ready to start grabbing. You can grab all the tickets you want in the air or that stick to your body, but you cannot pick any up off the floor. The red tickets have higher point values, up to 200 on each ticket.
We opened gifts and had birthday cupcakes and then it was time to go. The girls redeemed all of their tickets (4,200 worth) and got some nice stuff at the prize counter this time. We had a nice time getting together with the family and Zoey has already suggested we do the same thing for her birthday in March. How could we say no?
Today we brought the girls over to the motorhome after breakfast. It was the day we were going to finish up their summer photo albums. Whew! What a project that turned out to be. It was a great opportunity for the girls to learn some beginning lessons in scrapbooking and they enjoyed it. It was just a little back-breaking for me….but I got through it! They now have perfect keepsakes of their summer spent with Grandma and Papa.
Tomorrow is our final babysitting day and we told the girls we’d take them out for lunch any place they want to go. They chose Brewery City Pizza (didn’t they just have pizza?) so we’ll go there. Bruce and I can get a salad and lay off the pizza for now. After stepping on the scale this morning, I’d say that is a good idea.
Wednesday will be spent doing some much needed house cleaning. Almost ready for “blast off” now. Thanks for hanging in there this summer when most of the blog posts were about the Grands and family. I appreciate it, and all of the supportive comments too.
Until next time….so long for now!