Friday, June 1, 2012

Chuck-E-Cheese

The last stop on our Memorial Day adventure was good ole'
Chuck-E-Cheese.

The kids could hardly contain themselves.  Craiger was completely awed by the robotic puppets.  He couldn't NOT watch them.


Bladen hates anything out of the norm. . . like talking mice the size of daddy.  He was NOT happy with the puppets & he was even worse when 
Chuck-E-Cheese 
actually came out to give him a hug.  Poor kid.  He may be scarred for life.




Emery LOVED it all just like Craiger.  I love that age.  They are so fun & full of wonder & excitement.


While we waited for our pizzas we let the kids go to town with all their tokens in the play area.  The boys were having a blast riding on every car, bus, & motorcycle they could get on.



The pizza is always pretty good there.  We ate quickly so we could play some more.



But the best part of any Chuck-E-Cheese adventure is the Potter family
Skee-ball Face Off.
I always win, of course, but it's still a blast.
(I also beat Trek in basketball. . . ha ha ha)




After playing for a good hour, we tallied up all our tickets & let the kids divide them up equally to "buy" prizes.


Taya wound up with a blue airhead & a large orange ring.  She was pretty excited bout that ring.


Bladen got a plastic spider & 2 packs of Sweetarts.


Lorien got a yellow spider & some sort of plastic shooter toy.


And Cadence wound up with an orange ring like Tayas & a purple crayon.



We had a blast.  I was SO sad to have it all end.  I love our little 
Potter Family Vacations.  
I hated to say good-bye to Emmy.  She's such a cutie pie.  I'll miss her.


A Day At the Beach

After hiking to the Hollywood Sign, we drove down to Grandma Kinsfather's house in Redondo Beach for a visit.  We walked over to the beach as soon as we got there.  I love the beaches in Southern California.  They are SO WARM.  It was a gorgeous day too.





I'm really surprised at how much Craiger LOVES the sand.  He was rolling in it, throwing it, crawling through it, & even eating it. . . little stinker.



Taya really bonded with Auntie Marcene this trip.  They were having a blast splashing in the water together.  It made me really happy to see them together having so much fun.



My favorite part of the day was riding the
tilt-a-whirl
with Tarrish, Tylee, & Carolyn.  I haven't had that much fun in a LONG time.  Sometimes it's just fun to act like a child & scream your head off.  We were spinning SO FAST.  It was a BLAST.