Yes, It sounds crazy even as I say it to myself, I took all 3 kids to Chuck E Cheese all by myself. My sister was gone over the weekend so my brother in law invited Eric over for a boys sleepover party video game night. I had a couple of really good coupons to Chuck E Cheese so I decided it would be fun to take the kids since we have never been to the one here. It was surprisingly delightful and we had a ton of tokens so the kids got to do pretty much everything they wanted to do. They had a lot of fun I think. I didn't get a ton of pictures because it's hard to snap photos when you're chasing 3 small kids around that nut house but I managed to get a few.
He was very proud of his tickets
At the end of the night we got the biggest ice cream sandwich I've ever seen. Needless to say I was pretty popular right about then. These popcicles were like a foot long and weighed about a pound! Kensie didn't eat all of hers but Charlie went to town and finished the whole thing!
Bryce's ice cream sandwich that could've fed a small village.
This was also the day of his school's jog-a-thon hence the ugly t-shirt. He surprised everyone and ran the most laps out of anyone in his class. They said he ran over 30! Good thing we did a flat donation and not by the lap!
Over the course of the night we collected over 600 tickets and everyone got to choose a prize and then we headed home. WE escaped the building with no melt downs but that changed when we got to the car! luckily we went straight to bed upon arriving home! I don't know that I'll be doing it again anytime soon but it was fun while it lasted!
As some of you may have heard, Charlie suffered a terrible accident yesterday. He fell from the 2nd story bedroom window of our apartment. He rolled off of a small roof and landed approximately 18 feet below in a flower bed. He was taken to the emergency room and observed overnight in the PICU. He was released late this morning with only a few scrapes and bruises. It was absolutely the most horrifying experience of my life and I cannot thank Heavenly Father enough for protecting my son so completely. He seems to be doing quite well now that we are home and was practically jumping for joy when he got to have his IV taken out! He is such a brave little guy and it is a sweet experience to have my children healthy and back together again. The older kids were so concerned for their brother and we are all so pleased that he is home and safe and happy. And in case you were wondering, we've already rearranged the furniture in our bedroom so that no one can even think about getting on the window sill again. All windows have been permanently locked and will never be opened again. And no there are no pictures. I do not wish to remember this weekend at all! Thank You Everyone for Your concern and Prayers on our family's behalf.
I just have to say...I am so excited for conference this weekend! Mainly because I don't have to get 3 toddlers and one big one dressed and out the door for church on time. We get to stay in our jams and watch conference in the comfort of our own home thanks to the wonders of the internet and a technologically minded husband! Also, the real reason this weekend is so incredibly exciting for me is our fairly recent (we started it 2 conference weekends ago) Tradition of creating our own home-made version of these little babies...
Ok ok these aren't really them but you get the idea... Tahoe Joe's Steak nachos. Oh the Joy! And no Steak Nacho meal is complete without the ice cold Lemonade. Yes, my Friends, It's gonna be a GOOD weekend!