We had a family day on Saturday. We had given up on getting together for Christmas. I know to some of you that is going to sound terrible. For us it isn’t.
Here are some of the reasons why:
-we all have our own churches and prefer to attend our own
-we have two nurses in the family and their schedules don’t coordinate
-Lora works at Best Buy and any time before Christmas is out
-some of the kids live two hours away and the weather doesn’t always cooperate
-Buck does snow removal so if there is 1″ of snow, he can’t leave
It was stressful and disappointing. We decided that we’d get together sometime in July instead and call it a family celebration. Well this last Saturday was the July day we picked. Plans were to go out to eat and then just hang out at our house. Someone mentioned taking the grand kids to the fish hatchery first so that’s what we did.
Here’s Auntie Kayla helping Scotty feed the fish.
There are machines that we put a quarter in and then got fish feed. Visitors can feed the fish.
Here is Carver feeding some. The fish jump up and splash to get the food.
Here is Kayla and Spencer.
Here Craig is letting Scotty touch the water in the stream.
I guess three of the five of us looking is the best we could do. Carver is in the green shirt. Lucy is on my lap. Hubby is holding Scotty.
Thankfully this crew was a little better at posing. From left to right… Karl, Kelli, Kayla, Kasjen (Buck), Kalissa, me and Hubby.
Later at home the boys played and played in the new sandbox Papa made.
Lucy was passed around while the boys played. Here Karl had a turn. This was the last get together before Karl leaves for Houston next week.
Sunday morning part of the crew was back. I made rolls. Carver had to lick the beaters.
As cute as that is, of all of the pictures for the weekend….this one is my favorite.