Saturday, April 26, 2014

Gus' Birthday Party

This was the first year that Gus actually wanted a birthday party with other kids there.  We took that as a good sign for our little introvert and invited his whole class.  We ended up with 19 kids.  It was a blast.

Gus wanted to have a Mission Marvel party so the kids were invited to dress as their favorite super heroes.
 Spiderman (with some needed accessories)

 Iron Man

And Super Anders...because he is a super hero all on his own.

These two sure do love each other.

 Hans came up with some fantastic games to play.
Games that included: silly string,


 and throwing hammers.

 Then it was time for cake and ice cream.

 Gus had a very specific cake request.  It had to be a G and it had to have these specific faces on it.

It was a great day and fun was had by all.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Never a Dull Moment

I tried to catch some pictures of my boys on Valentine's Day.  They often take my ideas and try to make them better...or more interesting.

Can you tell John was a little tired of his brothers making this photo session last so long?

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Green River

Hans thought it would be fun to see the Chicago river dyed green per the annual St. Patrick's Day tradition.  So we all drove out to Chicago.  The plan was to walk around the city and view the river by walking over bridges and stuff.  But then we got to Chicago and got out of our cars and it was cold.  Really cold, and we hadn't properly dressed for the weather.

But John and Solveig had the great idea to take a boat ride around the city.  The boat had an inside cabin to warm ourselves.

 We started the tour on the outside upper deck.

 The boys are great little heat sources when they sit on your lap.

 The boat we hopped on took us on an architectural tour of the city.

 If it weren't so darn cold I probably could have absorbed more of the information.

 The wind mixed with a sub-par PA system and the countless yelling drunk people on the street made it near impossible to pay attention to the nice tour guide.

 But we did get a close up view of the green river.  The river is absolutely disgusting, but evidently the secret recipe of stuff put in the river to make it green is all organic. 

We all had a great time.  The architectural tour is definitely something I'd like to do again...when the weather is a bit warmer.