Zaney Zoo turns 5
Monday, June 16, 2008 - PersonalLast Sunday, before we left for vacation - the Zipster (Zane our youngest!) - turned 5. He has been counting down the days. Seriously. I don't know why it is such a momentous age for a kid, but Zane was driving us all crazy for literally months before this day! He was all smiles and raring to go the morning of his birthday. We have been to numerous birthday parties in the last few years - our own kids, and then their friends and classmates - so we know that there is usually one place you want to stay away from for a birthday party. Chuck E Cheese. But where did we have this 5 year old's party? At Chuck E Cheese of course!! Because we were leaving for vacation 2 days after Zane's birthday, I didn't want to have a huge mess at our house and have to worry about cleaning - both before and after the party. We have been there and done that with both of the kids numerous times, and it is just so much work. For busy people such as us, it just isn't practical. So against my initial better judgment - we went the Chuck E Queso (as Joel calls it) route. I have to tell you, it went off without a hitch. We were on a Sunday and I picked a noon spot because I knew that the afternoons are usually soooo busy in there. It wasn't too busy- we didn't have too many kids there, and everything just went sooo smoothly! Our hostess Christine, was awesome and helped out with everything - and the kids just had a blast. I actually got to enjoy myself for once instead of having to run around like crazy!
I was just so pleased with how it all turned out - we will probably end up doing Haydn's there in August as well. Although Christine did tell me that summer parties are usually easier because there aren't as many people there - usually everyone is out having pool parties and such because its the summer - so for you winter birthday folk out there - the C to the C (Chuck to the Cheese) might be busier or more crazy during winter months.
Anyway, some highlights from the day - below is the birthday boy! He was so happy! :)