We originally started this blog (years ago) to keep track of the every day things in our lives that we didn't want to forget but knew that we would in time. As life got in the way, we posted less and less until March 2010 when Matthew's arrival rocked our world. Now we use this blog to let everyone know how Matthew is progressing and the big events going on at the Hoy House. We are so appreciative of everyone who has read our story and has thought and prayed for Matthew and for us.
For the last almost 6 years, we have avoided Chuck E Cheese with our kids. We have received at least an invite or 2 a year, and up to this point, we had ignored it completely...until Saturday. A family friend was having her 5th birthday at CEC, and we wanted to celebrate with her and figured now was as good of time as any to break the seal. As I remembered, the pizza was a little on the cardboard side and the big rat is a little on the scary side, but what I had totally forgotten is how very much kids love that place. They rode on a virutal roller coaster, played air hockey, enjoyed the age appropriate video games, and were joyous turning in their tickets for little plastic stuff, all in addition to pizza and cake with the birthday girl. Even Matthew had a grand time. It was great to experience it through their eyes. I'd even go back!
Jackson and Matthew on the virtual roller coaster.