January 28, 2010

Claire's Birthday Party

For Claire's 10th birthday party, we decided a low-key party would be best. We invited three school chums to join us for a few hours at Blackbeard's Cove. The girls picked outdoor laser tag as one of their activities, and Mr. Morgan and I joined in the game, too. I was struck by how different laser tag would have been if we'd been playing with four 10-year-old boys instead of girls. The highlight of the day was playing arcade games and winning tickets, enabling them to redeem the tickets for overpriced, imported toys. This game is a kids version of roulette where the girls pick a color they think the ball will land on. If the ball lands in their colored spot, they win tickets.Claire was so excited that her friend Maggie could come to the party, since Maggie is no longer at Claire's school. (She's homeschooled now.)After several hours of fun and arcade food, the girls, (from left) Chandler, Maggie, Claire, and Samantha, reluctantly loaded in the car to head home.

1 comment:

  1. Loved hearing about the party. The pics are great--all of them.