After our fun morning with Patrick's parents, we made the drive to PA to be with my dad's side of the family. Everyone gathered at my Grandmother's house. It's amazing how much this family has grown through the years.
Here is my (almost 88yo) grandmother with all of her great-grandchildren. Two more are on the way (and contrary to popular opinion, only one of them is mine)...
Adeline, who is usually more than agreeable to sit with the other kids to pose, would not be separated from Grandma, so you can see my mom holding her in the top row, trying to lean back to get out of the pictures.
Instead of exchanging gifts, this is a fun tradition that my family started several years ago. We donate goods to make health kits for a mission to Africa. They include soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, nail clippers, a hand towel. My grandmother is a seamstress, and she sews all the bags we use to pack the kits. The great-grandchildren especially enjoy helping.