Family Reunion

A, my little sweet tooth!

We had a great time at our family reunion last weekend.  The kids got to see some of their cousins that they only get to see once a year, and their favorite cousins that they see a little more often.

We rent a Pavillion and each bring a covered dish.  We have to travel about 3 1/2 hours to get there, but the kids were excellent in the van.  Having unlimited electronics definetly helps.  We had a few technical glitches that caused some frustration for our 5 year old, but otherwise everyone was awesome.

We arrived a little bit later than I wanted because we ran in 3 different sets of orange barrels.  Bummer!

They have a pool at this community center, so the kids love it.  They swam for quite a while.  Pools are great for kids.  They just never seem to get tired!

It was nice to see some of my aunts, uncles, and cousins that I don’t normally get to see.  There wasn’t a great turnout this year.  It seems if we do it on Saturday people have to work, and Sunday doesn’t get a good turnout either.  We prefer Saturday so that we have Sunday to recover before the week starts again!

My dad has 10 out of 13 siblings alive and 9 made it to the reunion which was a really good turnout.  My grandma will be 93 in a few days.  She couldn’t make it because she wasn’t feeling well.  I hope she feels better soon.

It was great to see my parents, I haven’t seen them much as of late (because of all of our kids activities) and summer vacation is pretty much a free for all.  They look great!  I need to see them more and talk to them more, but it’s hard with my plate so full of kids, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls, school, drum lessons, etc.  Thankfully they understand my situation and are glad whenever I call or visit!

Here are a few pictures at the pool!

A swimming with a lifejacket. I am getting too large to get in the pool without causing a scene!

S trying to learn how to dive off of the low diving board. He is not good at diving yet, but he can do a heck of a belly smacker!

Cousin R, having fun in the pool with our kids!

T telling me about his latest dive.

More fun in the pool.

R and A having fun together.

Cousin B, jumping off of the diving board.

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