chuck-e-cheese, i have recently figured out, is a casino for children. kids spend $50 trying to win tickets for prizes that are clearly from the dollar store. this concept was obviously torture for me. the whole time i'm thinking, wow, people are spending a weeks worth of grocery money on an hour of "fun". i am such a fun-killer. anyway, we went there last week for a birthday party...and surprisingly, layne loved it. he is usually overwhelmed by craziness, and just people in general. of course lila quite enjoyed herself, as she was on a date with chuck-e himself. look at them in the car together, so cute...wait, i don't know why he's making her drive. that is so rude. i will have to have a chat with her at naptime about chivalry.
please notice the more mature crowd playing skee-ball and the mass amounts of tickets coming out of the machine. don't stop, get it, get it. i'm not in the pictures, but if i were, you'd see me dominating on shooting hoops. i beat everyone because i am surprisingly athletic. i mean, don't ask me to play on your intramural volleyball team or something because i will do you wrong for sure. why? like i said, my athleticsim is suprising...even to me. i have no control over when it will appear.
anyway, then, as if the kids weren't overwhelmingly cracked out on sugar and MSG, we had another party right after chuck-e-cheese, at uncle nole's house. woo woo! at this party, everyone had to do the hoola hoop in front of all the others. young or old. not joking. don't you do this at your parties? i would also like to point out that we ate pizza at 3pm and then ate a flipino buffet at 6pm. believe me, i took my juice plus that day...if you were wondering.
so as a side note, i have been looking hideous lately. if i'm not going anywhere, you will find me in my "elf" slippers with the pants ever-so-gently tucked into them. some people call it nasty, some people call it warm. nnnn'kay? there are people in the himalayas that would literally trade me an elk for these slippers, so don't judge me. nato hates them, yet he bought them for me. babe, you did this to yourself.