Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Something sad and something great

Something sad is that Blurb no longer does blog to book anymore.  They used to offer this wonderful service and all you had to do was put in your blogger site and password and bam, they transported all your blog pictures plus your words over to their software, and then you could arrange things to create a beautiful blog book, with little effort.

But no more.  I called them because I was so sad and felt like I needed them to explain their decision behind this craziness.  They said it was Google's fault, because google, who is the supporter of blogger, was no longer allowing support or something for them to do that.

Darn you, Google.

I made a blog book using Blurb without their wonderful service and it took a lot longer and was much more of a hassle.

But oh well.  Blurb still wins for how easy it is to use and how great the finished books are.

And now something great is this cutie.

She is so great.  I love her a million pieces of everything in the world.  Maybe a billion pieces of everything in the world.  I love her infinity.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sometimes she's crazy

Sometimes she is so crazy.  Especially when she doesn't get her nap on a regular basis.  And when we're busy it's pretty often that she doesn't get her nap.  And then is crazy.

And then has to sit in time out.

Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese is my new favorite pizza place with games.  And the only other competition was really Gattitown.  So it didn't have much to beat out, I guess.

But it's so much better than Gattitown for the little kids.  First of all, you don't have to pay to get in, because you don't have to eat if you don't want to.  You can just go and play games.  Score.

Also, they stamp everyones hands with the same number in this special black light visible ink and nobody can leave with a kid unless they have the same number.  And we went there for a birthday party once and Annalise sucked all over the sticker that her number was on, therefore it got erased.  And they wouldn't let me take her out until I showed them like  five different pictures of her on my phone.  I'm glad they're crazy about it, because then I can just sit there and let the kids run wild and not worry.

And the games are just  better for younger kids.  Olivia LOVES it.  She runs off on her own with her little token and plays a game, grabs her tickets (usually just one, haha) and comes running back to me for another token.  All while I just sit there.  And every game costs one token.  Sweet.

So we went there when Grandma was in town.  And we all had a blast. 

This was like a little roller coaster game.  The chair moved like you were on a real ride as you watched the ride on the screen.  Cam loves it.  As did Jace.  But when we went back for the birthday party for the kid in Cam's class, he and his little friends basically used all their coins on this ride.

A) Jace is whiny

B) Look at Leesie's face in the picture above.  HA!  I loved it when I noticed it.

So when the kids rushed back to the table to leave their tickets and take another token, Grandma thought she would be helpful and separate all the tickets.  But she wasn't aware that you have to manually feed your own tickets into the ticket counter machine.  So instead of long lines of connected tickets, the kids had to put them in one by one.  We had a good laugh over that.  And it kept them pretty busy.

Liv got bored with it pretty quick though.

But Cam was diligent.  And so was Jace.  And see the lady behind Jace?  She didn't tear her tickets apart :)  Also she has way more tickets than we ever would have, but that's okay.

Then they went to pick out their prizes.  And then Liv had to pee.  The end.