My mom's side of the family gets together the first Saturday of December to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. We've grown quite a bit over the years, with 19 great-grandchildren added to the mix. I love this chance to catch up on everyone's news. We only have these gatherings about 3 times a year. There is always de-licious food...my mom and all four of her sisters are fantastic cooks.
Camille with my grandfather...It is hard for me to imagine my GRANDCHILDREN having children. I wonder what grandpa thinks as he looks at all the people in that room that would not be in the world if it wasn't for him. Oh, and my grandfather is in fabulous shape. As I'm the middle grandchild, I'm sure there are many more great-grandchildren in his future...no, that is not an announcement.
Camille, although not quite the youngest baby there, was still quite a hit.
Adeline with HER grandpa.
My mom's family is very musical, so we traditionally bring instruments and have a time of singing. I love hearing the four part harmony as everyone's voices blend.
Some day, sweetie, some day...
Games are usually a part of this gathering as well. I think Patrick was the Scrabble champion of the evening.