I’m so glad the world didn’t end today.
For one, I wouldn’t have been able to finish these.
I baked the cookies and cupcakes yesterday, but decorating them today was SO. MUCH. FUN.
This was also the day our family had planned our annual Christmas Family Outing. Originally, we were going to go out for lunch, then hit the ice skating rink. But it was so cold and windy, and Amp has been quite sick, so we opted for Plan B.
Getting there was going to be a challenge. Since we rarely travel together, none of us have cars big enough for six people. It was decided the girls would take the Mustang and the boys, the Acura, and off we went.
We arrived together at Peel, a wood-fired pizza joint, for our lunch.
We ordered four different types of pizza and two types of wings, and managed to finish most of it.
Why has it taken us so long to try wood-fired pizza?
With full bellies, we headed off to Edison’s Entertainment Complex.
And boy were we entertained!
Having never played Laser Tag before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Two rounds of 15 minutes didn’t sound like much, so we opted for the unlimited Laser Tag and Bowling package.
I’m so glad we did! We played three rounds in a row before we were all so incredibly sweaty and thirsty that we needed a break.
We hit the bar for some waters and headed straight back for some more rounds. By this time, our legs were wobbly from crouching, our clothes and hair were wet with sweat, but we continued on, fighting for our respective territories.
We played round after round until the little kids showed up. I’m all for them having fun too, but it changes the game when you have little ones who just follow you around and shoot you as soon as your lights go back on. And there were so many of them, that we always had someone just following us. No chance to strategize, no chance to sneak up on the opponents, no chance to duck behind walls.
We endured them for a few rounds, then decided it was time to bowl.
Most of us are used to our own bowling balls and shoes, so it was fun trying to find a ball with finger holes that fit somewhat close.
So yeah, I’m grateful we were able to have this day. And if the Mayan’s were off by a day, and the world ends tomorrow…..
at least I won’t have to go back to work.