Saturday, September 5, 2009

Amazing Jakes

The main fun activity that Joe's parents had planned for the kids this weekend, was going to this place called "amazing Jakes". It's one of those indoor carnival type places, with video games, small rides, tickets, prizes, food court etc. It's the kind of place Joe and I never take our kids. I don't know if it's because we're too cheap, or because there are just tons of "lame" games. Maybe it's because my parents rarely took me to places like this. No matter the reason, I am so glad they took us. The kids had a blast.

Ginger loved the caroussel horses. Or did Joe like them better??
Sterling and Winter both loved the bumper cars.
Sterling rang the chu-chu bell the entire 4 minutes on the train. Is it really big enough for the 2 of them?? (look, Earl is hiding in there)
Kids love this kind of stuff! I have to admit that even I had fun.
The one game I played a few times, and would have played all night, if I could have, is "Dance Dance Revolution". I really sucked at first! But slowly I kind of got the hang of it. What if I could have that at my house?? Would I just become the world champion? I might. I WOULD get addicted!
Some of the games spit out tickets, which then could be used to buy trinkets. Of course, a sticky hand is 100 tickets, so it's really the idea that counts. Amazing Jakes has a bunch of non-responsive, super slow, unenthusiastic teenage employees. Joe stood in line for over 30 minutes, just so the kids could pick out their sticky hands.
Besides all the different activities, there was also an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. Heaven for kids! (and Joe too). I think Joe went back for pizza at least 3 times! We all came away with full bellies and lots of fun memories.

4 comments:

Renée Campbell said...

Oh I so know what you mean, Ive never been here but I imagine its similar to Chuck E Cheese. I abhor these types of places, but the kids of course love them!

Oi Polly Cervantes said...

how neat you all had fun! I can't wait someday when Eli is at that age he could do everything we can, and hopefully we are still fun by then!

angela michelle said...

I always think those poor kids behind the counter at places like that should win a medal--the little kids stress and dither over their little purchases for so long!

Teneil said...

I do have dance, dance at my house! You can buy the mats online and it just runs on our computer! It is tons of fun at home!

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