Friday, February 13, 2009

Beating the Winter Blues

One day last month I was feeling particularly stir crazy and decided (since Mark had his weekly meeting after work) that I'd take the boys by myself up to my parents house to do something fun! My mom & brother Josh joined us and we went to Chuck E. Cheese's! My dad was even able to stop by and say a quick hello. I printed off some great coupons after signing up on their website for the Chuck E-Club. (Couldn't they come up with a better name?) We had a great time together and it was nice to be able to do something fun & spontaneous - so thanks, Mom & Josh!

I wasn't good about getting lots of cute pictures, but we did have a great time. I did snap a couple photos though, and got a few good video clips to share. In fact, here's a clip of Noah (rather seriously) playing a game where he popped balls up into a dog's mouth...Lincoln watched intently for a minute anyway.

Here is a picture of Lincoln on one of the little rides. He's pretty excited about any kind of car, so being able to "drive" was pretty fun for him.

Pretty intense, don't you think?

So, before this night, I don't think that I'd been to Chuck E. Cheese since I was really young. I do remember that as a kid my favorite thing to do was always skee-ball. So, I couldn't help but video Noah's first attempt at the nostalgic game. I have to crack up at my mom trying to teach him how to roll the ball (while trying not to get hit).

I will say that I think Noah gave rolling the ball an honest try, but he just managed to have more success with throwing the darn thing! You gotta love the bounce-in toss for 2,000 points...

So this was a fun little interactive ride the boys were able to do together. Noah got a kick out of it and wanted to do all three levels. They watch a tv screen that shows a cartoon guy do different things (like flying) and the seat moves to create a more realistic effect.

The first time the boys rode it was really funny, they were both mesmerized by the whole thing, and it's fun that there's a little TV screen on top of the game that shows the rider's face(s) so we were able to watch them easily with out having to peer around their seat. Check out their faces in this clip:

By the last time they rode this ride Lincoln was starting to get a little bit bored with it, but I just had to take a quick video clip of their little cheeks jiggling when their chair vibrated. It looked even more funny in person, strangers were walking by and chuckling.

We had a great time, and I have a feeling that before warm weather returns that we just may need to make another trip to Chuck E. Cheese! Anyone else wanna come?


Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

cute boys!

Becky T said...

Yeah, we'd love to join you! :) I don't love Chuck E. for myself of course, but I do occasionally like to go there when we're going a little stir crazy too. The boys love it!

And glad you guys are feeling better, those pictures of sick little Noah are the sweetest and saddest things! I thought for sure he was crying in that first one. Poor thing, he must have really been hit hard! Glad to see you're blogging again!