Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WWW ~ Mobile Gamer Event Games2U @ Clowns Unlimited and other Fun Stuff

We had yet another amazing fun weekend, well Friday was our busy day the rest of the weekend was pretty relaxed. Friday my bloggy friend Stacey @ Because I must blog invited the boys and me to a mobile gamers event! Rick had to work and was very sad he missed this event (see blogging can bring you good things ... uhum Rick). We headed to Kent to the headquarters for the Clowns Unlimited, thanks google maps I drove up and down the street 20 extra minutes since it told me to take a left instead of right! UGH, but once we got there the boys jumped out and were ready to go! I walk into there warehouse and am just shocked with the amount of Bounce Houses that are stored there. I believe they said they had like 4,000 different ones to choose from.

What impressed me is not that had this many to choose from put the different themes that you could pick. Ok you all know I'm crazy with themes and nothing stops me when it comes to the boys birthday parties. I always pick a new theme for each party, that was the cool part browsing their catalog I saw all the different Themes. Let's say you're doing a cartoon characters like Spiderman, Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob or just a few to choose from. Cartoons not your thing well why not Sea World, Monster Truck, Choo Choo, Fire Truck just to name a few. So you're saying but they are like $250+ for the day. Ok so our birthday budget is usually $185 for the museum which is 2 hours (1 hour of play and 1 hour of food/presents), my girlfriend does the Bounce Houses place that is like $250 for 2 hours same thing 1 hour of play and 1 hour of food/presents). So for the same price she's paying she could get a Bounce House delivered to her house for 4 hours! The kids could actually play for 4 full hours if they wanted to, plus it's at your house and you don't have the food restrictions like at those places they don't allow you to bring food and you have to buy there $20 pizza. Let's see what is a better deal? Yup I think we'll be rethinking our birthday plans also!

Bounce Houses not your thing they have Clowns, Comedians, Entertainers, Casino Parties, Interactive Games and Concessions. Then they have the mobile game theater that has some amazing games to choose from, Cole was so excited since we have a Wii now that he can rock the bowling at. The mobile game theater is equiped with Wii and Xbox 360 and all the games to go with it (100's of games). We of course had to go with bowling, Lego Indiana Jones and Caden rocked on the Guitar Hero drums! Check out our experience, we had! If you live in Washington or Portland check out Clowns Unlimited. Perfect for parties, carnivals, family picnics and more!

Do you see the stacks of Bounce Houses
Yup stacks of cotton candy (a bite and then I put it "away")
Inside the mobile Games2U
Oh yeah the boys are rocking it!
Onto the rest of our weekend! I finally got in to get my hair done! My classic dark underneath with the highlights on top (really I'm blonde but the older I get the darker it gets so the highlights help and I only do a partial because I'm cheap I do the dark underneath to hide my dishwater blonde).

Now I finally got a chance to get out of the house, yeah. But again the me time was my usually very quiet hairdresser had her relative there and while I was reading my book she talked over my head the whole time. LOL yup it was peace and quiet then her grandkids came, and you know I love kids. Overall not bad but not the relaxation I was hoping for! LOL, but love my new color.
And we end the weekend at my parents house with the boys decorating some cars my mom got the boys. They lasted like 5 minutes decorating before me and mom had to finish. Cole was being a turn and got a stern talking to. Caden being 2 is just learning the word "no" he told my mom "no" I don't think he even really knows what it means but whatever. But then she spanked him, I was a little shocked. My 5 y/o that was being a turd and a little mouthy just got talked to but the 2 y/o got spanked. Love them to death but you know Cole is the first and has that special bond, I just hope the older they get the bond grows. I know it's just the way it goes.
And oh yeah I baked a bit ... lol. My neighbors let Cole come hang out several days a week and I like to bring over goodies to say thank you for letting him come over. I tried a new recipe along with the brownies I showed you Monday. These were very yummy but of course not as pretty as the picture ... LOL.
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies Recipe
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies Recipe


  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening


  • Pat cherries with paper towels to remove excess moisture; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cherry juice and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  • Insert a chocolate chip into each maraschino cherry. Wrap a tablespoon of dough around each cherry. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt remaining chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip tops of cookies in melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on wax paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.


  1. Your hair looks great!!! I got mine done on Friday...same as you, dark under and light on top! Age does tend to darken us!

    Your pics made me hungry! mmmm!

  2. Wow Poser you do it all. I love that about you. All of the food looks yummy. I get my hair done next month. You look amazing.

  3. What a fun weekend! And those cookies look delicious! Are they as time consuming to make as they look?

  4. Okay... forget the bounce houses... I am salivating over the choco. cherry thingys!!

  5. WOW!!! that clowns unlimited would boggle my mind, i'm afraid!!!

    by the way.. your hair looks marvelous!!

  6. You hair looks great.
    Sounds like the kids had a blast...I have never been in a bounce house. I am not sure that is a loss...

  7. Your hair looks great!

    And durn you! You would put cookies in a post with no warning at all....man...I'm hungry....

  8. Love your hair. I do the same thing, I always get partial color!
    Looks like that was a fun day at the boys. No simple parties anymore! I have been sent on wild goose rides from google, what's up with that! If they don't know, who does?

  9. The bounce house place looks awesome!! That does sound like the perfect birthday party!
    Yummy cookies!

  10. Looks like another fun weekend!

    Boo to your mom for playing favorites. Sounds like my MIL.

  11. You couldn't stay out of a kitchen if you tried! That event looks like fun! I wish I lived near a large city. I never get to play.

  12. You are always so dang busy!

    Love the hair!

  13. Chocolate covered cherry cookies -- YUM!!!! They look amazing. And I love the new hair :) Very cute and chic.

  14. Love your hair :) and those chocolate covered cherry cookies are soooooo gooood.

  15. Man.. check him out on those drums! He should start a band with Graham.

  16. First of all, you look terrific - your hair is beautiful! I like the way you put it up in a knot to show the color underneath, it looks pretty.
    What an amazing place to take the kids, they look like they had so much fun... Just look at my little man Caden beat those drums. I can't believe you only ate only one bite of cotton candy - way to go, I would have eaten the whole bag.
    I'm really thinking you should find a new hairdresser, yours has really been a bit lax on the business side of things - she does a good job, but you REALLY need your "me" time!!
    I think you need to talk to your mom about the way she treats Caden, but I know it won't do any good - you and I know how moms can be!! :-)
    And THANK YOU for that cookie recipe, I am going to try to make them soon - they look so good, no matter if they don't look like the picture, I'm sure they TASTE fabulous, and that is what really matters!!
    Have a FAB weekend, girlie!

  17. I like the new color of your hair. Wow, that's a lot of bounce houses! My sister rented one for my nephew's b-day party last year and everyone had a great time bouncing in it, including the adults.


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