We went to the local fun center (kinda like Chuck E Cheese) on Laina's birthday--a Thursday. Not only did the admission cost quite a bit less since we went on a weekday, but we had the whole place to ourselves. There were weight limits on the bouncing castle and slide, but the teenager and older woman working just looked the other way and enjoyed watching our family play together. At first Ethan loved the ball pit, but suddenly he thought there was something under there and was terrified. We ate pizza, played ski ball, and had more fun together than we have had in a long time. Paul and I had some sore muscles and scraped up knees, but it was a blast.