Monday, March 23, 2009

Birthday parties!

We've had 2 birthdays this month (that's all, you're thinking?!) Michael is 11 and Christopher is 14. They had a fun combination birthday party (their choice) and invited several friends to join in on the fun. Best of all, Grandma Gretchen from Arizona made a SURPRISE visit out for a few days and was able to attend the party, too! They had a pinata stuffed with tons of candy- 9 1/2 pounds to be exact and a very fun treasure hunt where they had to figure out clues to find where the hidden treasure was. Here's a picture of them working hard on those clues....

The big highlight of the gifts was definitely the laser tag sets from Grandma-they love them and play them continuously. Lots of boy fun!

Grandma was able to stay a few more days after and we were able to make a fun trip to the park before she had to return back home..

Even little Luke got in on some of the fun! Isn't he just adorable?

Overall, a great visit-my kids are counting the days until the next one!


  1. Aw, he's getting so big! All of them are! I can't believe your older boys are so OLD! :)

  2. He is such a cutie. It does amaze me that Rachel was a baby when we met you guys.

  3. Everyone is getting so big. They are all adorable.

  4. My little sister's babies are growing up! That makes me a dinosaur. :) Thanks for sharing this great site!!! It makes me feel like I am not as far away!!

  5. What a wonderful idea Amy!!
    Loved all the pictures and especially all the kiddos.
    Can't wait to see you all again.
    Lots of love,
    Grandma Gretchen

  6. The kiddos are getting big, aren't they? I never believed it when people told me they grow up so fast..they do! All the more reason to have this blog, right?