With Mason's birthday looming, it was time for a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. I guess you could say this is becoming a tradition (if you consider twice a tradition) to go to Chuck E. Cheese for birthdays. I have a feeling that if the boys have any input, Lexii will also be spending her birthday there! We let Nate skip out on school a little early and we went in the afternoon. We had a blast! Hardly anyone was there and they gave us tons of free tokens and tickets. Lexii's favorite things were the picture taking booths. They were really neat. There is one that prints pictures out that look like a drawing (like the one above) and one that prints out I.D. cards. Very cool. Nate loved anything that gave him a lot of tickets and Mason loved climbing in the indoor playset (Lexii told me later it had throw-up in it- I hate those things, they never get cleaned and are very gross!). Steve loved having an excuse to play video games and I just loved seeing everyone together having so much fun. Mason convinced us that even though it wasn't his birthday until Sunday that he should still be able to open a present or two because it was technically a birthday party. Of course he won out and spent the rest of his night showing us his "Jedi moves" with his new light saber. It's so hard to believe that he is turning 5. If this past year is any indication of what is to come, we are definitely in for an adventure! At least he keeps us laughing.