We got to my mom’s house yesterday to pick up Zach to take him out for his birthday. He was pretty excited… until he got in the car and we told him the plan was to go to Starbuck’s and the bookstore. That kind of deflated his excitement some. lol He gradually began to warm up to idea, talking about what books he wanted and such. He then (very innocently) says:
”Hey Mommy, isn’t GameStop next to Starbuck’s and the bookstore? Maybe Daddy and I can go in there and look around while you look at books.”
Sneaky butthead is going to ruin our plans! lol The plan was we were taking him to GameStop. That was part one of the surprise and he basically guessed it!
We get to GameStop and we told him he could get a new game for his Gameboy (it’s a rather old one… lol one of the original Gameboy Color ones from way back in the when Pokémon was new era. Hey… it was free from my brother and works.) Zach looks skeptical at this and reminds us that new games do not work on his old Gameboy. We told him it was OK, someone told us it would work, and if not, we could always return it. He picked what we knew he would, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. We get back to the car and John tells Zach (since he didn’t bring his Gameboy) he should just “look at the game and imagine your playing it.” When Zach says he can’t imagine playing something he hasn’t played John pulls out a case and tells him to go ahead and just put the game in there for now.
Inside the case is a new Nintendo DS Lite.
His reaction, and I quote, “NO WAY!!! Is that what I think it is?!?!”
After that we drove into Memphis and took him to Incredible Pizza for dinner. None of us had ever been there so it was a new experience for all three of us. It was a ton of fun, especially since there weren’t a whole lot of people there since it was mid-week. We got the buffet and one one-hour unlimited game card, whole cost was only about $20. Between (mostly) John and Zach we ended up with 556 tickets. Of course they did sort of cheat. One shooting game had a glitch you could point at the floor and fire all ten shots there and it would just spew tickets at you. None of the other guns in that game did it. John and Zach took full advantage of the glitch. Here are some of my favorites from all the pictures.
He said it is officially his best birthday ever.