Friday, March 6, 2009

A tribute to Philly

So we spent the summer of 2007 in Philly with Tanner, Amanda and Watson and became quite addicted to a good old philly cheesesteak. When we get together with the Leavitts we always bring up how much we miss them--In fact we already have planned for next year to make a trip back to Philadelphia and New York and I would say that 50% of the reason is for the philly cheesesteaks. If you have ever had one you most likely understand. Anyway we have been talking about trying to duplicate them so finally we put our plan into action, buying the best cut of beef and fresh buns and did our best to make ourselves some mouth-watering cheesesteaks. We had to introduce the Bretzkes in hopes of hooking them on the delightful goodness. Kara, Cole and some of their friends also came and we had quite a fun time. We did it at the APX office or as Chels and Amanda call it "The Clubhouse", which i think perfectly describes it. There's a Pool table, fuseball, pingpong, airhockey, tanning bed, unlimited chocolate bars, chips and pop and lots of open space for the kids to run around -- needless to say we spend a healthy amount of time at the Clubhouse. Anyway they have a ginormous t.v so we thought we should plan our Philly night last night when there was a new episode of the Office which is also a favorite of all of ours. It was tons of fun and I am pleased to say that the boys did dang good on those cheesesteaks. I even indulged in 2- one wiz wit and one with provolone.. which completely does not agree with my "ditch the extra poundage" plan. Oh well. I was good for 14 days straight soooo 1 day is ok i think. I'll tell myself that anyway! All in all it was a great night and we got some cute pics of the kids. Sophie and Watson were so happy to see eachother and had a great time playing all night.

This is McKye Bretzke and the ladies, Finley Leavitt and Ella. How funny is this! He even has his arms around them. He's got a big desicion to make. Someday they won't be okay with him two timing. He's got a few years to enjoy both the ladies though.

Cousins! about 7 weeks apart
Kara and her friends

The Bretzkes I love the look on Tanner and Coles faces.. like spence is doing something scandelous....
Watson wearing sophies bow.. we have been doing this for a few years to poor Waty

Oh too cute!.. when I saw this picture it reminded me so much of the next picture of them almost 2 years ago
see what I mean.. how cute were they?
Sophie loves Tanner.. she always calls him "Funny Tanner" We will allow this for another 8 or 9 years then we might need to have a little talk about it Also.. how much do you love this wrap Amanda and Teale made me. It's like the moby wrap except they put that cute fabric on the front. I love it! I think they should sell them. I have been putting Ella in there since she was a few days old and it's so comfy. Thanks sooo much girls!


Lorraine Hull said...

You are making my mouth water. Send me the recipe. The kids are adorable.

CrystalHW said...

Looks like a great time had by all. The wrap does look comfy!!

benandkristi said...

all i can say is thanks for the invite best friend!

Collette & Kevin said...

ummmm....does amanda need to make me one of those wraps???? i think you should pass that along!

Collette & Kevin said...

oh and we LOVE philly cheesesteaks. i didn't try one until we lived here and they are deelish!!