Monday, September 04, 2006

Of Smoke Grenades, Freezing Water and Meat that Turns Red When Cooked

It was Sanna's Birthday today! Actualy, she dosn't turn two until Thursday I think, but we celebrated it today, not everybody could be there on the real one. We had the Grandparents over and Sanna was so exited! We got so many cute pictures of her opening presents and blowing out candles!

Today I had to clean the pool, which was crazy because it was so cold. But the remnants of Huricane Ernesto knocked a bunch of leaves into it, and my Dad was thinking that if we couldn't clean it out we would have to put it away for the season. So I jumped in and it was crazy cold! I started doing bobs, at which point my Dad stuck his hand in and remarked "that really is cold".

When my Dad and I were grilling the hot dogs and venison sausages for the party we were disturbed to see that after sausages had cooked for about the normal time (and been parboiled) they were still red on the inside. So we did the only thing we could think of: slit them down the center and put them back on the grill. After franticly trying to do that for a few minutes, I flipped one and saw that it was even more red than before! As it turns out, that kind of sausege does turn red on the inside as it cooks, so it turns out it was ok.

We ended up shooting off a couple of fireworks which has become sort of a tradition at our house, and nearly killed our selves (which is well on it's way to becoming tradition)! After several unsuccesful attempts to use a sparkler as a time delay fuse for one of the fire works, me Dad just lit one on fire and jammed it in the fuse hole. It worked. And my Dad got a burned hand. After that, I set off one of Derricks smoke grenade thingy's which was pretty cool.

Guess that's all!

Talk to you later!

-Drew

3 comments:

joyful said...

It sounds like you had a good time (in the pool).

delian said...

hehehehe. good post. good times. cold water.

bethany said...

when i first read you post i thought it said that it was santa's birthday instead of sanna's...