September 4, 2012
This weekend we had the chance to do some family fun! We were long overdue for quality time together and the girls soaked up every second of it. I have to admit, I’d never been to Chuck E. Cheese’s before, and I really didn’t know what to expect. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! We got there and everyone got stamped with a special number in invisible ink. The employee at the Kid Check area asked if I’d prefer Ella’s stamp to be on a sticker instead of her skin and I quickly said yes. She told me she always asked for the babies and I was very impressed I got the option.
Once inside we chose a table and got everyone settled and I headed to the counter to order. There are lots of very budget-friendly family combo options and I was again surprised. I had no idea it was so affordable! I ordered our pizza, got drinks and a cup of tokens. Sofie was chomping at the bit to get out there and play so while we waited on our pizza we started wandering. Once again, Chuck E. Cheese’s was able to impress me. There were a number of games that were appropriate for my small kids. It’s hard to tailor arcade games to such a large age-range, but there was plenty of fun for everyone. They both really loved this frog game and spent a good 10 minutes shooting balls into its mouth.
The Hubs and I enjoyed it as well because we were able to interact with them on most of the games or rides. Sofie nearly beat Daddy at air hockey!
Chloe wandered around in awe most of the time, taking it all in. She stopped to talk to, or hug, nearly every character on every ride.
There were mixed feelings about the ride with Chuck E. Cheese, but the keepsake photos we got have already become a prized possession of Sofie’s, taking an honored spot in her bedroom.
After a break for some pizza, we spent the rest of our tokens, got our number stamps inspected with a blacklight to make sure parents and kids went together, then headed home for naps. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and know we’ll be back for sure! Whether for a playdate lunch with friends, or a weekend family trip, I’m a convert and will be a regular patron!
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