Sunday, October 26, 2008

Grandpa's Birthday and Grasshoppers

We loaded up the suburban after the football games yesterday morning and drove to Palm Desert for Randall Frisch's 60th birthday party at his long time friend's beautiful home. The party started at 1pm or so, but we didn't arrive until 4pm, sorry! But they kept it going for us and after tons and tons (and tons and tons) of great food, the best company, a live singer, swimming, running all over the green and the sand trap at the golf course, playing football, and laughing, loud talking, and comparing father's and son's bellies we left at about 10:30pm. Thanks to Lillie and Ross we didn't have to drive all the way back to Phoenix, we crashed in their perfectly clean, amazingly decorated new home. What a whirl wind of a day! We got home at 1:30pm just a bit over 24 hours and just a 1/2 hour before church started. Some how we were able to get changed (and showered) and to church before the opening song...whew!!! That was fun! Lillie and Kim if you have some pictures to share with me I'd love to post them!!!

So after church, we started to make dinner (left overs from the party) and I went outside to grill some bratwurst, and while I was waiting for them to cook, I dug a little in the garden and up came some more big sweet potatoes, how fun. Zach saw me digging and came to find some more hidden treasures, he sure likes gardening! And then some things started flying around that really resembled small birds. Eli took one down, it was a huge grass hopper, and Eli decided, since we were BBQing anyway, why not skewer one on a Home Depot yard flag and throw a hopper on the barbie, so he did!!! And then...Zachary ate it! And Andrew tried it, too!!! Here's the video, as proof! :) BOYS!!! I love them. By the way, Zach won't eat...apples, bananas, white rice, mashed potatoes, capri suns drinks, chocolate...the list is infinitely long! But he likes ants and now GRASSHOPPERS! How funny to me!

video video
Mom, are you gagging? I'm sorry! The look on Zach's face was just priceless, like he was going to puke right then, but didn't!

6 comments:

Princess Gerty said...

You guys are so funny! You do the craziest things! I am so impressed you posted all this after such a long weekend! Thanks for the videos. That is classic!

Lacy said...

Wow! That is really gross- maybe Zach could do a show on the travel channel trying all the disgusting crazy things people eat around the world! So funny!

Amy said...

MMMMM...tastes like chicken. You have some brave boys. What a fun trip. I LOVE all the sweet potatoes. That's GREAT! How fun.

Noelle said...

Oh boy! That is so funny and gross and SO boy! Love it. My Ryan ate 3 earthworms this summer. Gotta love boys

Nana from San Diego said...

Ahhhhh! I don't know whether to throw up or laugh! You are so brave, Zachary. Did Andrew eat some too? It gave me the shiverrrrrs! Next time you don't want to eat something healthy, just think of it like a BBQ'd grasshopper!

Kelly said...

It's a total FEAR FACTOR!! Zachery your the man, you should get on the show and make some big bucks!! I'm sure grasshoppers are full of protein. haha! EEWWWwwww!