Friday, July 29, 2011

Kiss the fish and make them cry.....

We took the whole family to a Cubs game in Milwaukee.  It was fun but really hot (they closed the dome and I thought we were going to melt).  The kids got a little rest in the car on the drive back.  As soon as we got home, Gretchen wanted to do something so Steve took her fishing (I think he is a saint to do that after the day we had sweating....).  Steve told her she had to kiss the first fish for good luck.  And she did!  It must have worked though as she caught 9 fish in like 90 minutes.  Priceless!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

And so it begins....

A birthday gift that took her hours to make!
Gretchen had a spectacular luau with a bounce house, three different swimming pools, 30 kids and their parents in our back yard.  It was a hectic day so I didn't get many pictures this year.  Gretchen got a lot of craft things for her birthday.  Crowns, stencils, jewelry and magic wands even to make at home.  I know it we'll be able to finally give her something to do when she says "I'm bored, I want to make something....".

Sunday, July 10, 2011


For the second year in a row, we spent the 4th of July at Six Flags.  The boys missed the fireworks at the end but we awake the rest of the time.  Gretchen watched the fireworks but did not stay awake for the short drive home from Great America.  All in all they had a great time.  They can ride so many things now that we have really gotten our money's worth.  A down side is eating at the park.  We have been getting away with bringing in food for the boys but it's not always easy.  The best deal is the popcorn bucket for $6 that you can refill all year long for a $1 each time.  We had to buy two buckets since all five of us kill the first bucket really quickly...