Getting ready for the reunion. Don’t you love the t-shirts? It has a family tree on the back with all of us on it.
and we were off..
The two that started everything 44 years ago…
The group picture
Grandma loved this picture – Bella doesn’t usually let Grandma hold her. So this was special to Grandma.
The Grandkid Picture (can you tell Joy was DONE?)
The Turpin Men
Grandma, Grandpa, Kids and Siblings
The Nuclear Family
After pictures, the party begins:
Lizzy and Uncle Rich playing M&M toss Joy watching all of this
Bella signing “Grandpa.” She did so well. Jason and I had talked and talked about this gathering. Normally we don’t take her to things like this, but she did great! She was so excited to be there. She knew it was something special and important. I’m glad she came. She stayed through pictures and lunch. Then I took her home. I was grateful we had a nurse that day so I was able to come back.
Alex’s shirt swallowed him! :) His pants were too big too – our little gangsta
Lunch time! Not included in this picture is all of the desserts. Marissa made these fabulous gluten free treats – we have got to get the recipe!
The Ninja Game
The “May I?” Tournament
The Junior Competition The Adult Competition
Jay and Marissa brought their speaker and mic, so there was some karaoke. It got kinda loud with my Joy – but she loved it!
They also had a balloon toss, but by then I had to take the little ones home. Jessi and Lizzy got to stay and Grandma and Grandpa brought them home.
We had a wonderful time! It was a great reunion!