The kids had the opportunity to go to a hockey game, so we had the opportunity to watch Brooklyn for the evening! I've been hearing how much she loves pizza, so we decided this was the perfect time to take her to Chuck E Cheese for the first time with MawMaw and PawPaw.
No surprise, pizza pales in comparison to all the flashy things around you. Her favorite was the skee ball and she'd go back to it time and time again to look up the chute and see the balls. "There it is - I see it!" she'd exclaim and point to the red balls all lined up and ready to play. Makes me smile every time I think about it.
Another favorite was feeding the tickets into the ticket crunching machine at the end of the night - and we had a BUNCH of tickets! Keith and Lynne' had found a machine that was just spitting the tickets out as fast as you could see them, so Lynne' stood guard while Keith went and got the employees. They were grateful and gave Keith a big handful of the tickets, despite his protests. In the end it was nice they did give them as it gave us more tickets to feed the machine and Brooklyn was so tickled by it.
Right now she has a huge love of balloons, so she was excited to trade her tickets in for a Chuck E Cheese mylar balloon. I'm sure she didn't really grasp the concept yet, but she did know that she was walking out of a fun evening holding on to a prized balloon.
It is honestly so much fun to see things like this through the eyes of a two year old.