a Chuck E. Cheese birthday {or the germ-infested, money-suck that got my kid deathly ill}


we decided to take Elijah to Chuck E. Cheese for his birthday this last weekend 
and he was in HEAVEN!! 
all the flashing lights, loud games, and dancing characters were the best thing to happen to this super hyper, fun-loving, little boy. 

mom & dad on the other hand.... that place was seriously disgusting. 
and our biggest fears were confirmed when Elijah woke up late Sunday night/early Monday morning with a terrible stomach flu. 
{we are on day 3 now... yay...} 

i knew once he high-fived that dirty mouse costume it was going to be all downhill from there...  

 but when looking through these pictures at the smile on this sweet little boy's face, 
i guess going to the brinks of death to make his birthday memorable was pretty worth it. 

and now hopefully he'll be back to his energetic self in no time!

8 comments:

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

Aw poor Elijah! It confirms my suspicions about Chuck E Cheese too : ) At least he had a fantastic birthday! In a few years he probably won't remember throwing up, but he will likely remember giving Chuck a high five : )

katilda said...

Ewwww. Man, I'm a sucker for cheap arcades myself. But I hate the stomach flu. HATE. Like, with my face pressed to the cool tile on the bathroom floor I have been known to legitimately wish to just die instead. It's a dramatic illness for me. haha

Deidre Miller said...

Im dying! Oh my. Because he looks SO happy. And it is so cute. But knowing how sick he was, every photo made my cringe because that place... so. dirty. Love that he had fun, so sorry he is sick!

Amber Marie said...

the ONLY time camilla threw up before starting kindergarten was when we went to chuck e cheese in california. and everyone made fun of me for saying there were too many germs there. and then she threw up the next day...

just wait till he starts school. we've had it 3 times in the last 7 months. any place crowds of small people gather there will be a cesspool of nastiness.

Amberly said...

So miserable!!!! I really hope he gets better soon!!!

Night Owler said...

Poor thing. Hope he's better and fast. Remind me to never go there if he got deathly ill while there.

Makes ya think if they ever do a thoroughly cleaning with disinfectant. It's not that hard to do.

Kristine Foley said...

LOVE your title hahahaha! We just took the girl's last weekend and I was SO scared and held my breath most of the time. Thank goodness we didn't "catch" anything :) Sorry to hear about E. Hope he gets to feeling better quick! XOXOXOOX

Ryan and LeDawn said...

chickecheese it the place... unless it makes you sick! I LOVE Peter Piper Pizza and everyone HATES it! So I have to go solo most times.

:( btw, the pic of him playing a game witha joy stick (the pic above the carosel pic) looks JUST like your dad!