Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Isaiah's First Trip to Chuck E Cheese's

November 5, 2009 was our referral day.  On Saturday, November 5, 2011 (2 years since our referral day) we wanted to have a fun family day...and what better thing to do than experience Chuck E Cheese's for the first time!  We have been saying for awhile that we wanted to take Isaiah to Chuck E Cheese's to see if he would like it so we finally decided to test it out.  After looking online for coupons I found a spend $15 and get 85 tokens...pretty good deal I guess, but I really have no idea.  We ventured out mid afternoon (planning for a no nap day) to the Beaverton Chuck E Cheese's for about 60 minutes of family fun. These are the pictures and videos to prove our enjoyment!  

Isaiah liked looking at the "fire" on this game.  This was the first game we stopped at, but it wasn't a very good one so we mostly just let Isaiah watch the affects and we didn't waste our tokens.

This was our second game...and we quickly realized reading the directions didn't really help us understand what we were supposed to do at the game.  Since Isaiah can't read the directions he was still awesome at the game...this one especially since all he needed to do was spin a black ball controller to make some silly characters ride around a track on their bicycles.

Next, I noticed they had ride on toys.  I suggested Clifford, but Daddy picked this COOL monster truck!

Did Isaiah like it?  Nope, we had to get him off mid ride.  Thanks a lot Daddy!

He liked being able to push buttons!  This game was actually pretty good...we understood what we were supposed to do (catch fish) and we were pretty successful in doing well in the game.

Isaiah did like riding the horse on the carousel.  It was a very CALM ride much different than Daddy's monster truck ride!

Skee ball was always one of my favorite games when I was a kid. Isaiah wasn't able to throw the balls all the way to the top, but he did a great job handing us the balls, attempting to throw a few balls up the ramp, and cheer Mommy and Daddy at getting the balls up the ramp.

Isaiah LOVED the Dog Pounder game!  He played it a LOT of times!  The cool thing about this game was that he could do it all by himself.

Travis won the Jackpot and got LOTS of tickets, but he had no idea what he even did to win.  Gotta love these silly games!

Occasionally you (Isaiah) just needed to rest at Chuck E Cheese and what better place than the floor?!

Our last game was at Dog Pounder...Isaiah loved it.

We turned in our tickets.  One machine ate a few and didn't count them before we realized and switched machines...but in the end we had over 300 tickets! 

With the tickets we got Isaiah a truck and two tops!

As we were leaving I asked Travis to take a picture of Isaiah and I (and the mouse-which Isaiah called a dog when we first got there).  Isaiah was to into his truck for a good picture.  I think he was also a little tired so no smiling sweet boy, but he did have a good time.

After Chuck E Cheese's we went to have dinner at Josh and Kayla's house.  Isaiah happily reported "I have a truck" multiple times from the back seat.  Yep, 15 dollars later Isaiah has a truck. 

Nope, Isaiah still didn't feel like smiling.  I love my boy so much!  I am so thankful for his referral 2 years ago.  It is hard to remember what life without him in our family was like...we are so blessed to have him as our son!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Halloween Celebrations

Somehow I have gotten behind AGAIN with our blog.  If I weren't so far behind I may have broken this into several different posts, but instead I am giving this blog post the title Halloween Celebrations so I can share pictures from the week prior to Halloween, Halloween weekend, and Halloween night:  Monday evening.

This is our bumpy pumpkin we got at Lee Farms (mentioned in an earlier post).  This pumpkin sat on the center of our table and Isaiah loved to look at it and talk about it.

Isaiah loved to request to look at the pumpkins we carved.  He liked them in the daylight and at night.  He called them mommy's face, helicopter, and daddy's face.

On Sunday evening our church did Trunk of Treat.  We knew Isaiah probably wouldn't LOVE it, but we took him anyways to check it out. He had fun dressing up in his firefighter costume, riding in mommy's car, and carrying his bag, but he was pretty adamant "no candy!"

There was a bonfire in the center of the Trunk or Treat set up.  Isaiah thought the fire was neat to watch.  We tried to get the firefighter by the fire for a picture, but it was too dark to get a quality shot.

When we went inside the church to see the games Isaiah just stood from the side and watched and then was quickly ready to go.  We knew we wouldn't stay long (ended up only being there for 30 minutes), but we were proud that Isaiah at least walked around and checked things out even if he didn't get any candy to eat (or share with his mommy and daddy).

On Sunday evening after Truck or Treat Isaiah asked to go see Nonna and Pops.  We decided to make a quick trip to Sherwood to show off his cute costume!

The boots and hat were hard to keep on our silly firefighter!

Isaiah made sure to get in a few barrel spins in his Halloween costume.

On Monday, the day of Halloween I took this picture of our baby monitor...silly sleeping boy!

After Travis got home from work, we headed down to McMinnville.  We had a quick bite to eat and then we headed to Dan and Elise's church Trunk or Treat.

The Willis family dressed up to match their diner themed trunk.  There was a chef, a waitress, and two adorable hamburgers!


I think that about wraps up all our Halloween celebrations!  Good thing too, as  blogger has been acting up hence why this post took me so long to create, and it is almost 11pm (past my bed time)!