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Saturday, July 20, 2013


Today we went to my husbands family reunion. It was at Duck Lake in Interlochen. We normally go to the other side of the park and seldom to this one so we were not prepared for swimming. That was fine by me we didn't have to watch the kids so close. There was enough of a playground for them. They had so much fun. There were organized games. Tristen won the first race. I think he was the only one in the group who knew "ready set go" he was off and running before the others thought about it. Was so happy to get a prize. Was not so happy with egg and spoon race because they used ping pong balls that kept blowing away.
We had a great picnic with all the dishes to pass, you know what that's like. Tristen is the one in the red tee shirt
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Tristen was in heaven he had both his uncles home. Justin, Carrie and Teal came down from the Upper Peninsula. Here is Justin, Reina and Tristen playing catch with a baseball mitt on the beach.
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This one is of Reina and Tristen.
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I will have more pictures later when everyone posts theirs and I will add them to this post.
Gabrielle and Cooper came with us so that Carrie and Justin could meet Cooper for the first time. Tony joined us later.
Jason came home as well and got to hold Cooper for the first time
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I love these pictures. Cooper is cutting two front teeth and sucks his fist a lot
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A close up of Cooper
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Thats all I have today, but will be getting more pictures probably so may yet add to this. I love it when the kids are all home. Laura lives close to us so we see her all the time. Tristen loves his family and Auntie Carrie brings him gifts. Both my boys pay special attention to him and Reina so they love their uncles and aunt Carrie. Everyone is staying at the house. Tristen gave up his bed for Teal. He is sleeping with me and Gerry. I am wondering if we will be able to winkle him out of our bed tomorrow night haha.........will let you know


NanaDiana said...

It looks like you had a really good time...and look at that baby boy! He is just darling. Glad Tristen won a game- how special for him. That little Reina is just a doll. She reminds me of our Maria who is 9 now...but a small 9.

We are off to church and then driving two hours to attend a picnic. Hope it is not too hot and humid. The humidity does me in.

Hope you get some sleep with a little tucked up one in bed with you. xo Diana

Noelle the dreamer said...

Just catching up Janice! Sounds as if everyone had a swell time!
Keep cool!

Magic Love Crow said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! I love all the games! I would have been upset with the ping pong balls too! LOL! You have a full house! Have fun ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

My name is Riet said...

What a great time you all had. It is so nice to be with family and friends all together.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely and fun time with the family. The litle ones are so cute! Have a great week ahead.

Poppy said...

Hi Janice,

It all looks like so much summer fun, a playful, happy time in the great outdoors! I miss occasions and celebrations like this! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Wednesday!