It all starts with these three crazy ladies. Sisters. The one on the left is my mom. The one in the middle is my Aunt Ruthie. And the one on the right is my Aunt Pauline, the reason for our gathering. Sunday was her 80th birthday! Now check these ladies out- my Aunt Ruth is 82, my Aunt Pauline is 80 and my mom is 66. Can you imagine the surprise on my Grandmas face when she discovered she was pregnant when her youngest was 13 years old! Holy Smokes! Talk about a surprise!
So- off we go. These three woman gave birth to 13 children (Aunt Pauline 6, Aunt Ruth 4, and my mom 3-slacker : ) Don't bother to count, we were not all there. Aunt Pauline had 4 children, was pregnant with another, and one month before giving birth found out it was twins! Another side note- see the gal in the blue- she's a celebrity! She's my Aunt Ruthies daughter, my cousin Lisa. She was a finalist in the pillsbary cooking contest last year- I talked to her about my plan to pirate the pioneer ladies apple dumpling recipe and enter it next year, she kind of discouraged that. Back to birthing........
Then these individuals started birthing babies- and here they all are. These are all the children and grandchildren of these three women (most of them anyway). How cool is that?
It was a beautiful day and a very beautiful park. A nice big shelter (with a brick fireplace- not that we needed it as it was blazing hot) and a huge playground for all the kids. Close by there was also that splashin waterpark- not that we could take advantage of that this time with ally's broken-ness.
And these! Sam was delighted to carry around his own plastic bottle of over colored sugar water all day- like beer for babies!