Monday, February 11, 2013

Where a Kid Can be a Kid!


Well, Chuck E. Cheese got the saying right, "Where a kid can be a kid!"

We don't have a Chuck E. Cheese in our town, and it takes about an hour and a half to get to the closest one, but it's always worth it, at least it is for a certain someone in the house (who is 5).

This weekend we headed out to the great favorite, and having never been there on a weekend before, it was crowded!  There were a lot of people with reservations seated on the sides waiting for parties to end so they could take their spots; the staff was running around very busy; and the food was coming and going faster than the kiddos.  We weren't contributors to the mad food rush because though we like to play the games there, and be in the fun environment, we're not big fans of the pizza (we went to a restaurant after we left).


We have been to Chuck E.'s for a birthday party, and though it would be fun, and something I KNOW our son would really enjoy for his own birthday, we have opted not to do that because the drive is so far.  I'm sure only a handful of parents would bring their kids.  Bummer.

But, we still get to go from time to time on our own, and it's always fun.  My son's favorite game (and his dad's too) is the firefighter game where you push the button on the big hose to put out the fires and go save the people.  I'm not sure who likes this one better, dad or the little one, but either way it always makes me laugh to see how excited they get to play it (both of them).


The older kids all liked Chuck E. Cheese in their day too, but these days they opt out for more fun things to do.  What's more fun than Chuck E. Cheese, I ask?  Not much (if you're five). ;)

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  1. They don't have them anywhere up here, at least that I'm aware of. Sure looks like a grand time for any 5 year old though, and of course those five at heart haha

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    1. The perfect description of my husband, five at heart. ;)

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  2. My kids would love it to. So far we've only taken them to The Amazing Pizza Machine.

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    1. Ohh, we don't have that, but I know we'll be back to your area sometime and I am going to look into it for sure!!

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  3. I've never been to a Chuck E Cheese but it sure sounds like a good place to take your kids. Great pictures...
    Pat

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    1. Thanks, Pat, it is a fun place for the kiddos. :)

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  4. You're never too old to enjoy Chuck E cheese! lol

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    1. I still like it too...it's fun to get out and act like a kid sometimes. :)

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  5. The first time we took the boys to Chuck E Cheese, I am pretty sure it was the greatest moment of their lives. It was such a sensory overload for them that they passed out as soon as they got home that night.

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    1. Ah, if only we had been so lucky! Kidding. ;)

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  6. I don't know what it is about that place and little kids. They go crazy over it! We have one close, but our daughter is not quite old enough to go yet. My students would write essays and papers on the awesome prizes they can win and the "gourmet" food they get to eat there. But to us, we see cheaply made plastic toys that will probably break on the way home, and greasy unfulfilling pizza....but it's all for the love of our kids right! Looks like everyone had a great time! Stop on by my blog to enter a huge 50 blogger/etsy shop giveaway if you can! :)

    http://www.kraftinmommy.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-crafters-dream-giveaway-valentines.html

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    1. That's funny that the students wrote essays on it. We came home w/a Chuck E Cheese basketball...first time EVER we got a good prize. Although the glow in the dark vampire teeth the kids all got once were a pretty good rival (or at least the kids thought so, even the big ones, lol).

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  7. Hi Rosey!

    I think all kids love Chuck E. Cheese's!
    Looks like a fun time :)

    Thanks for linking up this weekend with my NO RULES party :)
    Have a great week!
    Paula

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  8. We just went to a bday party there in October and said Never Again! I forgot how hard it is to find a seat, I always have kids I don't know begging me for tokens, and the noise level, OMG! There is a reason why they serve beer there lol.

    However, my kids DO love it, so I am sure some day we will be have to go back in there. Glad you guys had a great time!

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    1. This was our first time on a weekend and it was pretty busy. Try a week day it makes all the difference (or at least it does here).

      We have visited Chuck E Cheese in a very large city (DC area) and had kids come up and ask for coins. My son always obliges and his dad told him to quit giving away the coins. He lectured his dad on the importance of sharing, buwwhahahaha.

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  9. We don't have a Chuck E. Cheese here. My sister keeps saying we need to get passports and drive to Canada, since that's where the closest one is (we actually live in a border county, so it's probably weird that we don't have passports anyway).

    When we are at my parents' house, we always go to Chuck E. Cheese several times. There's one about 35 minutes from their house, and my son LOVES it! My husband was sad that he wasn't with us the first time we took Elliott. lol

    We have a pizza place in Minot that has games and stuff, but it's nowhere near as big as Chuck E. Cheese. I think the food is a little better, though. We actually had Elliott's birthday party there last weekend, and we had 12 kids total, even though we had blizzard conditions going on during the party, and we all live at least 40 minutes from there.

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    1. Woo hoo, I'm glad to hear your little one had a good party, and I read today that he got a great report card too. Nice!

      http://carlaabt.blogspot.com/2013/02/parent-teacher-conferences.html

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  10. I have never been to a Chucky Cheese. I feel I'm missing out!!

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    1. Eh, you're past the age... ;)

      If you have little ones though, and one's near you, I bet they'd like it. :)

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  11. Broxton keeps wanting to go... maybe we will take him soon :)

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    1. Ah, he's the perfect age to like it... it's scary when they're little though and go up in those slides and you can't find them. My oldest got scared once in there and wouldn't come out, I had to go get him, lol. Of course that was 20 yrs ago, no way I'm crawling in one of those things these days. ;)

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  12. I have never visited a Chuck E. Cheese because we don't have one nearby, but they definitely look like a fun place to take my nieces and nephews one day!

    :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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    1. If you've got little ones, I highly recommend it. :)

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  13. Chuck E. Cheese is a lot of fun! We used to have one here in town when I was younger but it shut down. I had a couple birthday parties there myself! The ball pit was always a hit :)

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    1. They took ours out, and they took out that bicycle that you pedaled up to the ceiling (all of my kids loved that one, and a nephew too!).

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  14. My s-i-l that has 3 daughters is a kid at any play ground park thingy place. He gets right in an plays with the kids. A very familiar scene.

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    1. My older boys and daughter do that w/the littlest one. It's nice, isn't it? :)

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  15. Hahahaha... I used to have to take my Granddaughter here.... Now they are grown... but I have 2 more little ones on the way.

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  16. We don't have them here, that looks awesome! I'm giggling at your hubs, I'm sure it was a hard task for your little one to get him involved. Mines the same :)

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    1. You've nailed it in a nutshell, it takes zero effort to get dad involved w/that game. ;)

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  17. My boys would certainly love place like this..and their dad too! Whenever we go to game zone or anything like this my husband will still one or two coins to give himself a chance to play. Well, what can I say? Boys will always be boys...aren't they?? :D

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  18. newest follower :)

    my little guy loves chuck E cheese too!! he just went for the first time last month for a birthday party. I can see more visits there in our future haha.

    thanks for stopping by my blog! go bucks ;)

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  19. Ahh yes! Chuck E Cheese is the place for kids :) I try to have fun when I go too with some of the car races and airplanes etc.

    Come to think of it, I don't remember a firefighter one at our place. Very cool one!

    Love when dads are involved.

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    1. I like the ones where you stop on the light, I always win those. :)

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