Monday, August 3, 2015

We've had lots of family time lately. My Grandpa just turned 89! He has an older sister that's still alive. His mother, my Great Grandma, and the boy's Great Great Grandma died when she was 92. I was a freshman in high school when she passed away. It was my closest relative up to that point in my life to die. They must have long living genes in that side of the family.

My Grandpa has 4 kids, 9 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren (1 passed away). 

Here are a all the grandchildren and great grandchildren that were at my grandpa's party. I'm on the left with the blue shirt, 1st in the middle row. I'm the one with allergy eyes. My Aunt has a cat. My Grandpa is in the middle. My kids are in the first row on both sides.

Here are the Great Grandchildren that were there. I took a few photos due to the fact that some were not looking (Isaak being one of them).

Here's my Mom (first in the white shirt), my Aunts, and Grandpa.

Do you still have a grandparent that is alive?

This weekend we had a family reunion on that side. It was at a state park. People ate together, and went to do their own thing after that. 

My parents took Mica out the day before for his pre-birthday lunch and shopping event. The boy ate WAY TOO much! I didn't realize that he ate so much, and we had a fairly big dinner. The day of the reunion Mica was as full as a tick. I thought he was going to pop. He did. We were hiking before the reunion. All the sudden behind me Mica popped all over the sidewalk. We didn't feed him anything at the reunion. We refused to take the boys to the pool area. I was afraid he might pop in there, and they'd have to shut it down for everyone.

I knew Mica wasn't sick. He was acting fine all afternoon. Instead of swimming the kids played in an indoor play area that was gigantic, we climbed a tower, and visited a shrine that was in the area. I wanted to go horse back riding so bad, but they had that shut down due to the high heat. I don't know how that works. Something tells me back in the day that horses were rode no matter what the temperature was like. It was a pretty full day. We were all beat due to the heat, hiking, and tower climbing.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a great reunion, other than the popping part. You got fun pictures. I do have one grandmother remaining. She is in the hospital right now, but they moved her to one that is actually close to me, so whereas normally she is 2 hours away, I have been dropping in to see her for a few minutes each day. Hopefully she will be better soon.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Grandpa is truly blessed with such a large family! I don't have any grandparents left. My dad's parents both passed away before I was born. My mom's parents passed within a year of each other about 4 years ago.

The Cranky said...

Grandpa has a huge family; what a wonderful way to celebrate his life!

The last of my grandparents died 9 years ago, and most of my parent's generation is gone as well.

Eat To Live said...

All of my grandparents are dead. But then, I am a grandparent.


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