Thursday, February 28, 2008

Chuck E. Cheese stayed in the closet, so it was a good visit

Our family often makes stops at a little place called Chuck E Cheese. The kids love the place, love the games, love the pizza, and love Chuck E.....as long as he is at least 100 ft away from them. The last time we visited this place as a family, we were all sitting in the Chuck E.Cheese sketchbook picture booth taking a family picture(Yes, we fit all 5 of us in one of those pictures! We are good:) when all of the sudden I see Joey with a concerned look on his face and Chuck E. suddenly right beside us. When Aubrey saw him, I swear I saw smoke as she ran away as fast as her little legs would take her. She was weaving in and out between the rides at speeds I didn't know were possible. Poor thing. And where did she run to you ask? Why, up the tunnels of course! Chuck E. surely cannot fit in there. She is one smart girl. Both of our older girls are scared of this dude! Who can blame them though? He is a big freaky mouse with a big freaky mouse face. I was scared of him until I was like 7 or 8. Heck, I still don't like it when he looks at me or waves that crazy big hand of his at me.

Anyways, I took the two little girls to Chuck E. Cheese yesterday for a little mommy daughter date. I had dragged them all over town running errands, so I thought I'd reward their good behavior with some game time. It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad that Chuck E. Cheese never opened that star door, so so glad. Every time we go, my kids periodically glance over at that dreaded door just to make sure it doesn't open. It has become a scary thing.....that star door....Anyways, here are some pictures from our lovely afternoon.

Cali was happy

Then, the show started and she didn't know what to think of it. She kept making this face.
Then she started pointing at things. She was very intrigued by all of the lights, sounds and mechanical robots.

Below is a funny sequence of pictures. I told Ella after seeing a kid ride this crazy truck, "Why don't you try this car out? It looks fun." Its one of those monster trucks that moves like one of those low rider cars with hydraulics. She must've thought it just moved back and forth like a regular ride-she hadn't watched the truck in action yet. Little did she know....
Holding on for dear lifeNot sure....
I don't think I like this ride Mom.

When she got down from this ride, she looked at me very sternly, pointed at the truck and exclaimed, "I am never going on that ride again for the rest of my life!" It made me laugh so hard(quietly in my mind of course).

10 comments:

Anayansi said...

kids are so funny.

jenna asks to go to chuck e. cheese's about 7 times a day!!!

hey, props on the music. spice girls always makes me smile and think of some funny times at good old fbhs.

Cindy Lou ~ Who? said...

Oh, how I remember the days of you being scared of Chuck E. The apple really doesn't fall too far from the tree, does it??? But I don't blame any of you, he really is freaky!!!

You two really are good parents ~ you enjoy your children and they enjoy you!! :-)

hoLLy said...

ahhh..thanks cindy:) that was sweet!

Wendy Lee said...

Addyson is terrified of his as well. Ethan on the other hand, he isn't scared of anything. He follows him around when he come out. Maybe it is a girl thing!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Was Joey jealous he didn't get to go? Chuckee has definitely been around for a while. I love the cute stories, that would have been a funny video Aubrey running away the way you describe it. And I laughed when I read what Ella said that's so Ella!! Cali cute as ever, that sounds like you had a great day with the girls. Good one on one time.

Hirschi Family said...

Too funny! I didn't think you ever got over being scared, so good for you Holly. Ella's reaction to the truck is super cute!

-Melissa- said...

It looks like the girls had a fun mommy daughter date! You are one cool Mama!

Emily Loria said...

Chuck E. scares me too. I give that mouse the stink eye so he will stay away from our table.

aubrey said...

thanks mom for poasting that I was scard of chuk E chese. I love it! ho vary funny.

Hacking it up said...

Hey Aubrey...Chuck totally freaks me out too...you were smart to run into the tubes...I couldn't because I couldn't fit.