Monday, April 26, 2010

pizza and games

Yesterday, Ben gave Kara the option of going to the park for a picnic and to fly her kite, or going to Chuck E Cheese for pizza and games. After a lot of thinking and changing her mind a few times, she picked Chuck E Cheese. Kiersten got in a quick nap on the drive there. She loves that white kitty she is using as a pillow. They got to play games right away while we waited for our pizza to be ready. We looked through the newspaper before we left and found some coupons to use there. Ben sat with a calculator and checked all of the coupon combinations to make sure we got the best deal possible on food and tokens.
The last time we were there, we were surprised how much we liked the pizza. We hadn't been expecting it to be very good. But it was actually quite tasty. It must have been a fluke, because this time, the pizza was once again what you would expect to get at a kid's pizza place.
The girls usually never get soda, but have gotten to have rootbeer 3 times in the last week. They absolutely love it, and savor every drop. I hope they don't start expecting to get it all the time now.
play time. They had fun on all the slides, rides, and games. I also want to point out Kiersten's shirt. It is her favorite shirt. She wears it every time it is clean, and cries sometimes if it isn't. I get so tired of her wearing it all the time, so I will put it at the bottom of her drawer, but she has learned to search for it. She calls it her "fwoggy sirt". As tired as I get of her wearing it, I suppose it's kinda cute how much she loves it.

spider stomping game. Kara played this one 3 times.
Kiersten's favorite part of every game was getting the tickets. She even went around checking all the machines, and claiming all the tickets that had been left behind by someone else. She got at least 10 or more that way. Ben helped her win a bunch on this game, and she could hardly contain her excitement at seeing so many tickets coming out at once.

Of course, Kiersten loves the little toddler play area.

I think they ended up with a little under 800 tickets. they both got the exact same prize, pink cotton candy and a pink bracelet. They thought they were each going to get to eat their entire bag of cotton candy in the car on the way home. They were disappointed when I only opened one bag, and limited the amount they got to eat.
After we got home, I worked on digging up dandelions in our yard, and the girls rode their bikes and played with sidewalk chalk. An ice cream truck showed up, and I let them each buy a treat. They sure got spoiled yesterday, and I hope it was a fun day for them. Ben and I were both exhausted by the end of the night.

1 comment:

Vicky Van Sickle said...

Sounds like a fun day. And thanks for sharing so many pictures of your sweet girls. I think Kiersten is looking more like Kara lately.