Friday, July 12, 2013

Reunion Day 1

Last week we had a family reunion.  It was fun to see the out of town family members.  And the kids don't get to see some of their cousins very often.  But every time they get together it only takes a few minutes to reacquaint themselves.  The 4th was the first official day of the reunion.  Brace yourself for all the pictures.
Each family had their own t-shirt color, so you can kind of tell according to this picture who belongs to whom.  My brother and my nephew were the only two gone and I guess a mission is a reasonable excuse.  I'm not sure exactly how many people we had but I think it was somewhere in the 30's.  Keep in mind that this is all the people starting with my mom and dad.  Meaning, non of my uncles, cousins, grandparents etc. were there.

Each family was in charge of an activity and meal.  I tried to get at least one picture of each activity.  First up was frisbee golf.  It was fun because each adult was partnered with a random child.  I was with Christian until he got tired and Ethan took his spot.  Scarlett was paired with Amery.  Everyone really enjoyed it.
 That afternoon we had a bbq and rocket making.
The rockets were made out of paper and colorful tape.   Then they got launched with pvc pipe and an air compressor.  It was a neat idea and super fun.  Of course, Tucker and Bob's rocket went the farthest.
 Penelope, Scarlett and I didn't do to bad either, I think we got third or fourth.

 Leon has a cousin just 6 days older than him.  Aren't they cute together?

That night we lit of fireworks.  We had an abundance of fireworks and had fun experimenting with them.

 They got a little crazy trying to make a face.
 That night we also played the Swift family classic, candy bar game.  It was a busy but fun day.


Gayle Daly said...

how do you play the candy bar game? Leon and his baby cousin carry the same gene, they look a lot alike...must be your side of the family.

Sofia Donatelli said...

That first picture is priceless. You should frame it and give it to your parents and family.


Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

WOW~! Your family is HUGE! Looks like loads of fun.


DerrK said...

You guys definitely know how to keep entertained, it's awesome!