Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Family Fun

It was family week at my house last week. Yeah!!! The youngest son with his wife made the loong drive from Bloomington, Indiana to spend time with us. My daughter and her 3 children came from Houston for 2, too short, days. And the group from Georgeown spent lots of time at our house blowing bubbles (see previous post) and romping on the water slide. With so much family around (we missed you, Joey.) we got to celebrate 2 July birthdays and an anniversary.
Below is part of the gang at the birthday dinner. What great fun it was to decorate old time style with lots of crepe paper and balloons.

Here is birthday boy Hudson. 5 years old. He thought the decorations were marvelous. Thank you, Papap and Uncle Ty. Remember how exciting birthdays were when you were 5!!!

Below Allyson also celebrated both a birthday and the 3rd anniversary married to Ty. She was such a good sport about sharing all the excitement with Hudson. She and Ty did get a grownup day in Austin with shopping and a meal for two.

I don't know about other families, but it seems that when we are together my family spends most of their time planning what to cook, cooking or eating what we've cooked. This means numerous trips to the grocery store. (The local HEB must show a huge increase in sales. I imagine the executives crowded around the revenue charts saying, "Ah yes, we see by the jump in sales, the Skrosses must be having another family gathering.)
And then a lot of time spent cleaning the kitchen. It's the neverending job. Below Ty and Allyson try to make some order out of the chaos.

We all had a great time! I can never get enough of being with all of them - children and grandchildren. They are all awesome!!!


Bev said...

"planning what to cook, cooking or eating what we've cooked. This means numerous trips to the grocery store"

sounds just like my family!
it really doesn't get much better than that, does it...just bein' together...

ellie said...

You're so right, Bev. Love being together.