Whew! We just completed a whirlwind weekend which included 5 separate parties. We partied at a birthday party, Chuck E. Cheese party, Christmas party, surprise 40th birthday party, and a church fellowship after the Hanging of the Greens service. Needless to say, we got the kids tucked in bed tonight as fast as we could, and now we are collapsed on the couch catching our breath and planning to zone out for a few hours while we watch some mind-numbing football (ha ha)! This was the first time our kids have been to Chuck E. Cheese, and let me tell you, there were stars in their eyes as we walked into the place. We were there for four hours! Even Seth loved riding on the carousel and the Bob the Builder tractor ride. Elijah was so excited to be drinking Coke - I usually don't let him drink caffeine, but hey, it was a PARTY, and he couldn't eat the pizza! There is one of those booths at Chuck E. Cheese that you can try to cram as many people in as possible and then the booth draws a picture of everyone, so I thought it would be neat to get one of all the kids. The bench to sit on in the booth is too low for little kids, so we told them to sit on their knees. Eli decided to stand, and then he started leaning, and leaning, and leaning, and he leaned Savannah almost out of the picture!