My older sister, Sally had a wedding Memorial Day weekend in our hometown so she and my niece, Jo, came up from Memphis for the week. She flew in the Monday before and stayed at my parents’ house, then came down to our place from Tuesday-Wednesday. It was such a treat to see Clark and Jo play together! My mom, little brother, Sam, and little sister, Ellen all came too!
Tuesday was really hot, so after lunch from Applebee’s, we put the kids in their swimsuits and made a “water table” for them. (It was just a big beverage container that we filled with water from the hose and then brought out some tupperware and plastic cups.)
Jo is so cute and sweet, but she still has a little bit of separation anxiety (especially since she doesn’t get to see us that often.) At one point, my sister had to take a phone call so Ellen initiated what we call “the force hold”. Jo pretends she doesn’t like it, but “Ellen” is the only name she knows from this side of the family. (As in, she also thinks that’s MY name! :-)) After dinner, we took some family photos since we were all together.
Obviously, the kids were pretty tired so we gave them a bath and put them to bed.
That Sunday was when we all met in State College, PA for our 5 generation pictures. (And my grandmother passed away about a week and a half later. I’ll say again how incredibly PERFECT God’s timing is!!!) Here are some pictures I didn’t share from that day trip.