Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goodbye 2010

We celebrated the last day of 2010 by attending a birthday party at John's Incredible Pizza. This is a California chain that takes Chuck E. Cheese to the next level. Oh boy.

Here are some pictures that, while not good photos, do capture the frenetic energy of the place.

There were rides and games. While many of the games were too sophisticated for 6-year-olds, my girls are HUGE fans of air hockey. And if we're talking about bang for the buck, it beats the heck out of many of the "games" like that toy-grabbing claw, that take a kids' tickets for a 10-second venture. The funny thing is...I think the game goes until someone gets five points. That takes my girls a good long time!

And lastly, there was the prize booth. Here are the big winners now!

When we arrived back home, the girls were understandably beat. We had plans to watch the ball drop in Times Square via the computer, at a reasonable 9 p.m. Pacific time. Mae went down in flames before 9, but Abigail hung in there. We watched and cheered and bid farewell to 2010. There was a bit of bittersweetness, as Abigail actually shed a few tears, saying that she really liked this year. I'm sure fatigue made her more emotional, but also she has become much more sensitive to saying goodbye. She asked if 2010 wasn't going to come around again, like the days of the week, and the months of the year. Isn't that an interesting observation?

Goodbye, 2010. I loved you too.

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