May 6, 2013

the place all parents love to hate.

Try not to be insulted if you weren't invited to Twain's raging par-tay.

Consider it an act of mercy on my part that I didn't drag you to Chuck E. Cheese on a friday night.

In true Davi-style we rallied a few neighbor boys at the last minute and headed out.

What were we thinking? It was mobbed. And by the end of the night my eye was twitching. 

But the boys think it's Disneyland. We haven't been to Disneyland since Twain was an infant. So.

There is even a carousel.

Pimped out ride.

But my all time favorite...skee-ball.

Which they now call Alley Roller. Can you believe it? I protest.

You can actually buy your very own skee-ball  here for a small fee of just $5, 286.99. Tempting. Very tempting.

Love this little tush^

This little girl was totally hitting on Twain.

He's like, "I'm outta here." She's like "Please don't go!" Poor girl.

It was REALLY hard trying to keep track of the kids. There was one point where I had no idea where my 4 boys were. They all just took off in different directions.


Where is Ollie? OLLIE!!!

Stress. Twitch.

I eventually found him scoring tickets BIG TIME at this dog pound.

Cake could not come soon enough.
It's my absolute favorite cake combo: vanilla cake with lemon frosting.

I know ya'll are super jealous of my mad party skilz.

I was SUPER pumped to give Twain a little present I had scouted on ebay. A little ceramic mouse figurine kinda like the one I got as a girl.

My boys always fight over my little mouse, so I forked over $10 to ebay for this teensy mouse for Twain. I couldn't wait to see the look on his face.

I got my camera ready.

He opened it.

And said "I don't like it".

Wah-wah-wahhh goes the sad trombone. Lil stinker. I was crushed for like 1.2 seconds.

Back in the car he decided he liked it after all. So all is well. Phew.

Finn made Twain a tiny bow and arrow and was giving him a demo.

But Twain couldn't figure it out. Such dejection.

Happy 4th to my tenacious little twerp!


  1. Happy Birthday Twain! your kids are so adorbs.

  2. AW. Happy Birthday Twain! So cute. I cracked up when i saw the title of this post... I knew it had to be Chuckecheese or Monkey joes. such chaos. so many germs. ugh. i can't even. You're the coolest parents ever for braving it :)

  3. Davi, Can I first tell you how great I think it is that you make time to put on makeup AND curl your hair. I always have makeup on, but have long ago forsaken the curling iron. as it is exhausting to think about keeping kids out of my face for that long. I know someone else who has four adorable boys who also makes time for her hair. Maybe it's all the testosterone in the house, you've gotta maintain your girliness :) This means I have been following your blog for over 4 years. I started just before Twain was born.

    It looks like the kids had a great time; I for one would be very grateful for being left off of the invite list if I was a friend....I'm staying away from that place as long as I can and keeping my kids in the dark about it. Happy Birthday, Twain.

    1. why thank you kindly for reading along over 4 years! you deserve a badge.

      i curl my hair and then it stays curled for like 4 days, so i only curl it once or twice a week. sometimes it's straight.

  4. I'm dreading the days of Chuck E Cheese... brings back memories of when I worked at an arcade!

  5. Yesterday was my sisters 5th birthday!

  6. Happy Birthday, Twain!! Good on ya for braving the Cheese, Davi... you are my hero for sure.

  7. I feel the same way about Ckuck E. Cheese. The things we do because we love our boys. I can't believe how quickly the time goes by.

  8. Hah so offended I wasn't invited- looks like a time to paaaarty! Love the fun pics! Happy Birthday to your sweet little guy!!! Good job not having anyone run away- or running away yourself;)

  9. super cute and funny! happy birthday to your adorable boy!

  10. Oh man, I love love love chuck E cheese