Monday, July 28, 2008

Japanese Steakhouse

I had a gift certificate for a Japanese Steakhouse and Eric got home at a decent time tonight, so we decided to go out to one of the boys favorite places. The chef flicked peas at them that they had to catch in their mouth and then made a big fire at the table...what boy doesn't love fire.

I also had a couple random pictures of Laurie and I from this weekend, and Drew when he was trying on Grant's sumo suit.

Friday, July 25, 2008

A flooded creek

It's been raining for the past two days, so this morning Grant, Ty and Maddie went down to the creek and had a great time. The current was pretty strong and the water was very high!! Maddie lost a flip flop and had to dive to retrieve it. They came back soaked.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Hooptie is gone!!!

Eric's car (aka 'the hooptie') ended up needing more work than the car was worth, so we decided it was time. He got a cute little Kia Optima. We were looking at some smaller cars, but after he got in them and put the seat all the way back no one could sit behind him. Didn't take a picture of the old car (I really hated it) but I have a picture of the new one.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Grant has braces...again

Grant went in this morning and had his braces put on. This orthodontist has a token program for the kids if they brush extremely well, don't break brackets and wear their "Wentzville Orthodontist" shirt they accumulate tokens. If they do all three of those things well, at the end of their treatment they will have enough tokens to "buy" really cool things like ipods and psp's. Grant was very excited about that aspect. He chose black, silver and green for his rubber bands first time around. Here's his before and after photos.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Swim party

We went to Buffy's house this past week for a swim party and the kids all had a great time. They swam, played volleyball, ate lunch and played Texas hold 'em.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fourth of July

The big boys were still traveling home from Canada for the fourth, so Drew and I went out to Innsbrook with friends swimming at the beach. That night we watched fireworks in our subdivision and helped light a few of their fireworks. I did end up buying some at 1/2 off from a firework stand. Ty has had lots of fun lighting them off and at one point came in for a slingshot - apparently this was Dad's idea to light and then launch them.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

My boys are home!!

Eric, Grant and Ty left last Saturday to head up to Canada fishing with Grandpa Gary, Eric's brother in law Doug, and Doug's father. They just got back today (Saturday) and told me all about their trip. I'll post a couple pictures that the boys took on their trip. I'll try to get them each to write something about the trip. I'm glad they are all home safe!