Family Reunion Day! My mom and two of her three siblings (plus spouses), my sister and I and all eight of our cousins (plus spouses), and all of our kids (19 of them ranging from baby on up to 13 years old) met at a park for a day of cousin style fun. My generation was referred to by our parents as “the cousins.” It didn’t matter what combination we were in, we all played well together and were considered as a bunch. It was fantastic to see that, after an initial warm up period, our kids could pretty much do the same.
Most of my photos are on my camera, but hubby got a few on the iPhone.
My mom wrote out our family tree on one of the tablecloths.
My brother in law helped our girls climb a tree.
After a catered taco lunch, squirt guns, playground time, bike riding, kite flying, lawn darts, and birthday cake, my land locked cousin wanted to go to the beach. So, as the party broke up, a good portion just moved to one of the local cousin’s homes and then to a nearby beach.
The kids played some more until they got cold and the sun was nearly set, and then we returned to the house for a warm pool and pizza.
The day ended around the fire pit. Special thanks to Aunts Tammie and Kim, my mom, and cousin Brian for pulling this all together. Kudos to Brian for the food and the awesome Necessary swag. And thanks to cousin Kevin and Diana for letting us invade your house and pool in the evening. I know my family had a great time and it reminds me that we see “the cousins” far too infrequently.