Our big girl turns 9 years old tomorrow…a special birthday as Olivia will be 9 on 9-09. 🙂 We enjoyed a celebration with a few friends at Chuck E. Cheese’s on Sunday…a special treat for a special birthday. Rudy and the big boys joined in the celebration too. We were, of course, concerned that Rudy would not tolerate the noise and crowds at Chuck E. Cheese’s on a Sunday afternoon but we really wanted him to be a part of celebrating Olivia so we decided to give it a try. Rudy was definitely cautious most of the time and not too sure about Chuck E. Cheese when he met him up close and personal but he held it together (except for one meltdown during the high-octane stage show) and his presence helped to make Olivia’s celebration so special.
Rudy even braved a couple of rides…I brought a tub of Clorox disinfectant wipes and got a handful of cross-eyed stares from onlookers as I tried to nonchalantly wipe down every inch of surface within Rudy’s reach. My efforts may be proving futile as Rudy came down with a cough, sneezes and a runny nose yesterday. Oh well, I think Rudy would agree it’s a small price to pay for the fun of new experiences like this ride with Wilson…
Rudy fell fast asleep on the ride home in my quiet car while the big boys listened to their ipods…Rolf, on the other hand, drove Olivia and her party guests home. Wow, and we thought Chuck E Cheese’s was loud! Oh, did I mention the closest CEC is about an hour from our house? Yep, that’s right, 60 minutes of this…ha, ha, ha
Olivia asked to celebrate her bday at Chuck E. Cheese’s many times over the years and when I asked her if the experience lived up to her expectations, she replied “It was better!”. Yea! You sure are fun to celebrate Olivia and you sure are a special part of our family. Happy Birthday Precious Girl!!!