6 TBSP cocoa, 1/4 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 C flour, 2 eggs, Cook 350 - 25 mins.



While our older boys were playing in a Halo tournament today, Brian and I got to take our 5 year old twins, Daxx and Kole, to Chuck E Cheeses.

They had only been there one time before in their lives, when they were only 1 year old. I had forgotten how much fun Chuck E Cheeses can be when witnessed through the eyes of newbies.

We got to see our boys' eyes widen and their laughter bubble up for hours as they watched Chuck and his friend's play and sing, the games whistle and pop and the tokens and tickets spill into the floor.

They got to use the tickets to buy Cotton Candy and then go over to get an Ice Cream while I had the attendant make up a couple of "boy bags" with the rest of the tokens.

One thing we don't do it stand around for 20 minutes while the kids pick every little toy trying to spend all those points.

This is the quickest and most fun way we've found to attack the "toy counter." The boys think they are playing for Cotton Candy and they are surprised and thrilled to be handed a bag full of little goodies to play with after they buckle up in the car.

The attendant also thanked me. :o)


OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

LOL ~ Loved seeing this! Although my "kiddies" are now 29 & 30, I have wonderful memories of all the birthday parties we either had or attended at Chuck E Cheeses! Can't believe that place is still going strong after all these years!!

Lori said...

You know, I have never been and was thinking of taking my daughter tomorrow since we will be near one (the closest one being 2 hours away). However, since she is very sensitive to sound I am not sure if she will love it or hate it. Looks like your kids had a great time and your idea about the tickets was absolutely genius!!

The Mom With Brownies said...

Hi Lori,

You are a wise woman. If your child is under 5 years old you may very well want to wait and save the money. It is noisy and it's doubtful that younger children will remember the experience far into the future.

We wait until the kids are 5 or 6 to take them so they can focus more and appreciate the performance on stage a bit more. That way we make a memory for our children rather than just a memory for ourselves. Kids under 5 will probably forget most of the experience if not all of it.