First was a family reunion. My dad's immediate family all met in town for a picnic at the park. We've been able to do this three years in a row (I think) & I hope we can continue! It's always so heart warming to see all of my cousins & then to see all of our kids playing together. My grandparents have 18 great-grandkids & are very proud of all of them.
This is my Uncle Bill, my dad's youngest brother. He was still living at home when I was little (& lived just down the "street" from grandma) and I was soooo in love with him. Macy loves him too and he's still a kid at heart, giving piggy-back rides & being generally silly with the next generation of kids.
The next weekend, we travelled to Oklahoma to spend the weekend with my parents & brother & his family for mom & dad's 40th wedding anniversary.
My brother has 3 little boys & we are a little heavy in the girl department but gender plays no part in how our kids love each other. Macy was Caden's very best friend for so long...and now Caden & Jack have a lot in common & Macy loves to play with their youngest, Landon. Landon was fascinated with Lily, especially her girly toys (polly pockets) & sat with her for a long time trying to figure those things out, listening to Lily talk, talk, talk. Brighton likes to pal around with the big boys, but also takes time to walk with Bop & Lily & Ava, and so on...it all just works & everyone has different bonds with each other.
Possibly the biggest laughs of that weekend was the water fight that ensued between all the kids & the dads. It was all-on war & sneaky ambushes were all part of the game.
Hundreds of pictures...and so hard to narrow down.
During the month of May, there was a night the moon was bigger than normal. Since it wasn't an everyday occurrence, we loaded the kids up, drove 10 miles out of town & had a moonrise party. It was simple, just threw on pi's & grabbed blankets & pillows, and the kids did their fair share of snipping at each other (cramped quarters tend to do that) but they all still talk about that memory & want to go again. I am amazed at how much time & effort & money we can put into making a memory when sometimes the littlest, easiest, spontaneous trips mean more.
Dovie hadn't had the chance to meet Henry, and enjoyed meeting him. Henry's middle name, Jett, comes from Dovie's side of the family.
Whew. That is the month of May.