Saturday, July 30, 2011

3rd Birthday

It has been a crazy July but we managed to fit in 4th of July at Six Flag's, Gretchen's birthday party, the boys birthday party and a Cubs game!  We had a small party for Sean and Evan with close friends and family.  The boys had fun - Sean is still not interested in cake but Evan definitely has a sweet tooth.  He likes cake, ice cream, candy, donuts, etc.....  Gretchen had her annual Gretchenpalooza but maybe for the last time.  The boys are due for a big party and we may do that next year.....  No matter how big the party, the cake is always fun. I was going to do two cakes but I think two candles was plenty!

Saturday, July 9, 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...