Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vegas for Kids!


On Saturday, we visited the Amazing *Pizza Machine in Omaha. OH. MY. WORD! The place is what I would imagine a kiddie Las Vegas would be like. Maddy had visited the Amazing place last summer on a field trip with daycare and has been wanting to go back ever since. It's like Chuck E. Cheese on steroids! The lights, the machines, the kids, the noise!!! WHOA! I don't know how he managed it, but the Rickster sat and read a book, highlighting important pages, no less. How he could read in all that noise and flashing lights is beyond me! We stopped back and dropped off tickets with him throughout the afternoon and made sure he wasn't dozing off! :)


There are also some rides, but Maddy didn't want to ride any when there was the chance that she could win tickets and get a prize! There was one "drop a ball" game that wasn't working right and not giving out any tickets. We found a worker to report the malfunction to and he came to repair it and gave us loads and loads of free tickets! Just what little Miss M wanted! The end result was that she had about 350 tickets and was able to trade 250 tickets for a teensy little stuffed animal. She was in heaven! Even though it was not my idea of a fun way to spend the afternoon, she loved it. Before we left, she looked up and me and sweetly said, "thanks for taking me to the Amazing Pizza Machine."



While in Omaha, we also got to visit my parents and see Philip and Catherine for a while! It was loads of fun to see them and chat a bit. Maddy and I made some chocolate chip cookies in the morning and took those along -- a big hit with my folks, to be sure! We also visited a furniture store and little Miss M is getting some new bedroom furniture in a couple weeks! Her current dresser has only 3 drawers and one does not open at all, so most of her clothes have been jammed into two small drawers! Good thing she wears a uniform! It was really past time for something new. She and I are busily cleaning out her room in preparation for the new furniture and hopefully, a better organized bedroom!

21 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like Maddy had a blast at the Amazing Pizza Machine. Carson and Kamree love that place too! It totally reminds of Vegas too, kid style!

Can't wait to see Maddy's new furniture. She must be soooo excited!

See you tomorrow for another Manic Monday at work!

Super Mommy said...

Way to go Maddy! Startin' off young, aren't we? ;0)

P.S. The girls attend a Baptist school affiliated with the church (of course) so yes they have an awesome bookstore, cafeteria, play area, etc!!

Kimi said...

How fun....we have nothing like that in our area but I might have to find an Amazing Pizza Machine on one of our Dallas trips....I bet the kids would have a blast!

Reading and highlighting...it's safe to say Rick does NOT have A.D.D. :-)

How exciting...new furniture, I can't wait to see her room when it's all set up and looking adorable! Have fun!

Kim

Kim said...

Looks like Maddy had a great time! When we were in Disney we waited until Hannah was asleep before Dad & Trevor headed to the arcade. After three days and who knows how much money, they collected twenty five hundred tickets....enough for 1 stuffed mickey mouse and a barrage of trinkets (that were sent to Hannahs college brothers). Which I'm sure they were thrilled to receive (not). We won't allow Hannah to go in the arcade from her past experience, due to when it was time to leave her 20 minute melt down has still left us scarred.

Hope you have a great week!

Kristin said...

What a fun time!! My kids would love it. I don't think I'll tell them. Hee hee!!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a fun day. My boys LOVE places like that. The only thing they ever want to get with their tickets, though, is CANDY!

Maddie must be so excited about her new furniture. Can't wait to see it!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like she had a complete blast!!

Nick is the same way, in that he only wants to do the things that get him tickets so he can go up to the counter and cash them in on a junky toy that I could have bought him for less than a quarter of the price we spent on tokens......Can you tell how much I love these places...lol!!
How on earth did the Rickster read??

Along with seeing that big old smile on Maddy's face, at least you got to visit family while in the area!!

Hope you have a great week!!

Lisa

Kate said...

Maddy's hair is getting long!!! I think I could make out the length of it from behind that huge, proud smile she has plastered on her ticket winning face!!!

I know it wasn't your fave of a way to spend an afternoon..but I can tell by your post how happy you were to make your girl so happy...and hey, the way I figure it...next time you can take a book and let Rick do the game duties!!! Only seems fair....

:-)

Kate

Michelle said...

Wow! That looks like Kid Heaven. Way to go, Maddy!! Isn't it funny how golden those little tickets are? And it takes 1/2 hour to make a decision on the final prize, right? At least that's the way it is for us.

Glad you had a fun weekend!!

Bridget said...

How fun - well at least it looks like Maddy had a great time!!! I love that she likes to collect her winning tickets - I am the same way! Sounds like you guys had a great visit in Omaha. Hope you have a great week!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like Maddy had a BLAST!!!

Make sure to take pictures of Maddy new furniture so we can see!

Jen

Missy said...

That place sounds like Vegas for kids, for sure! I'm glad she had a lot of fun. Paige loves those kinds of places too. Her smile melts my heart!

Have a great week!

Christy said...

how fun and what a good idea-- a kid VEGAS!!!! that would be soooo cool. We dont have anything around here tht I know of except chuckycheese. Sounds like you guys had a blast-- fun!!!

christy

Rhonda said...

Oh, I am so jealous. I wish there was one around here. How fun! I read in your profile that one of your interests was cleaning, then I see y'all are cleaning out and organizing....WE are kindred spirits, my dear. I am probably crazy, but I love cleaning too....and ironing....it's a sickness. I just wish that it would stay done when I'm finished, but with a house full of teenagers, it's a never-ending cycle. Anyway, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog. That Maddy is growing. I love her teeth! ;) And her long hair! I don't think Macy Li's is ever gonna grow...Well, have a great week!

Hugs,
Rhonda

Jill said...

What a fun day!! Add to that cookies and new furniture (yeah, I know, she probably doesn't get all of that yet!), and that girl has got it going on!!
Hugs, Jill

Kim said...

Vegas for kids, you are so right! I love it! My kids had a blast and we are probably due for another trip soon...

Kerry said...

I know that her sweet little thank you made the entire loud mini vegas day worth it! Don't you just love those unsolicited moments- so sweet and sincere.

So exciting about Maddy's new furniture. Can't wait to see.

Donna said...

Man, that does look fun (for kids!) We will have to check that place out the next time we head up to Omaha to go to the zoo.

Sandy Toes said...

My kids love tickets too...She looks like she had a great time!!!
-sandy toe

Steffie B. said...

We have a place that has that same game....it is the best ticket giver EVER!!!!! lol Love her toothless smile!

Lisa said...

Wow, looks like a total blast!!!! My kiddo's would love it there! Great pictures!