Sunday, March 16, 2008

One Fun Saturday

We had a great day yesterday although it got off to a rocky start. We realized when we woke up yesterday that we hadn't seen Grayson at all the evening before and he didn't stir up any trouble during the night. We opened all of the doors in the basement thinking maybe we accidentally shut him in a room but no luck. Then we got to thinking that with the boys going in and out of the house the day before playing, that he might have gotten outside. That got me REALLY upset because it was cold and rainy and I kept picturing my furry gray wonder huddled outside, soaking wet and cold. Who would have thought I'd miss him getting into trouble at night?? To make a long story short, we found him hiding in the garage up near the ceiling in a storage space. When he came in, I ran right to him, snuggled him up and he wasn't cold at all so that made me feel a bit better. We had planned on leaving town by 8:30 am and I didn't want to leave unless we found him. AND we got to leave on time.

Where did we go you ask?? Well Aiden got to spend the day playing with Grandma Paulette and Grandpa John. Todd, Noah and I took Drew to St Louis for the day for his birthday present......we got tickets for us to see High School Musical--The Ice Tour. It was pretty spectacular I have to say. I love ice skating and I enjoy most of the music from the movies so it was fun to see. The look on the boys' faces was priceless though. They also did the music from BOTH movies, which we didn't realize---we had thought it was just from the first so the boys were pretty excited about that.

We started off the day at Toys R Us and then headed to Drew's choice of Macaroni Grill for lunch. MMMMM. Then we headed off to the St Louis Mills Mall for a couple of hours before hitting the ice show. It got done a bit earlier than we thought so we popped in REI quick for the boys to do the rock climbing wall. Drew made it to the top, the little monkey. Then we went to the Galleria to eat supper at the food court before heading home. We had a great day and the best part was Drew telling me this was his best birthday gift ever. I also got extra hugs and thanks yous at bedtime which meant a lot to me. It's hard to believe I'll have a 9 year old next week.....the last year of the single digits.

Here is a video from the show. Shhhh, don't tell, we weren't supposed to take video. (my hubby can't hold a camera still to save his life but he blames it on the mom sitting next to him dancing in her seat!)
Ok, here's where the video should be but Blogger is not uploading the video. I'm sick and tired of trying. Maybe I can get it working tomorrow. So for now, enjoy the pics!


Here's a picture of the 3 guys before the show started.





See that blue blob up there?? That's Drew ringing the bell at the top.

Noah climbed halfway up two times so that's pretty good too!

A perfect ending to a perfect day....Noah crashed on us on the drive home.

9 comments:

Aunt Cindy said...

It sure sounds like a wonderful day that all of you will remember. What a great way to celebrate a birthday and I am sure Drew was excited to get to start the celebration early. I can't believe how well he took on that wall. He must be as strong as he is agile. I am glad you had such a great day and you are all home, warm and safe....including Grayson

Dianna said...

How fun*!*
They will remember that for a LONG time!

(Poor Drew~anything's got to be better than an out-of-town, barfing 1yr old invading your house on your birthday!!!)

Kellan said...

Oh, he's so tired!! What a great Birthday - WOW!! I'd like all those very things for my own Birthday - what fun!!

Take care and I'll see you later. Kellan

Beth said...

What a fun day! I can't believe Drew is almost 9. But Noah is the one who looks way too old in those pics. For some reason he looks like he's grown a few years in just the few days since we've seen him! Glad you got away for awhile & glad Grayson is back in the house.

Kathryn said...

Sounds like an incredible day. What beautiful memories. Glad you had such a wonderful time. :)

Mom said...

Aiden didnt know what he missed-and I hope had a good time here.He and Grandpa had some bonding time.Drew had an amazing birthday gift.....You are really going to have to watch doors this spring with Grayson-or you will spend your time searching the neighborhood!He is quite the character

Abbie said...

What a WONDERFUL day!! How cool...

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Well by the last picture it proves that they had a good time. Parents alwyas know when a day was WELL spent....passed out kids :)

Amy said...

I'm so glad you guys had such a great time! I'm remembering you've asked me some questions but you're email doesn't come through when you comment..some do some don't..anyone know why...anyway yes there is an O'fallon, MO and it's quite a ways from O'fallon, IL...sorry I missed you but it really would have been going out of your way..we're about 15 miles from the heart of downtown St Louis but it takes almost an hour to get to the Mills...we will have to plan something someday though..anyway looks like it was a lot of fun and I'm so glad he had such a great birthday!! Love the pictures and glad you found your furry friend...! :-)