We kick started the family reunion with a family Olympics on the front lawn.
Ryan was the “Cool Uncle” of the day. Somehow his job of mowing the lawn turned into being the Tractor Model with the kids.
And of course there always needs to be a Nerdy Uncle…
The kids were drenched before the games even started!
Uncle Rich gave everyone a tutorial on how to use the marshmallow shooters.
First the kiddos gave it a go…
Then the Sister in laws gave it a try…
(I tried to hide the fact that I’m half pirate)
Next it was the Brothers turn to give it a shot
Various techniques were tried…
The women were very impressed by it all…
and soon the targets became each other.
Next up were the water balloon games…
Did I mention that this family is EXTREMELY competitive??
It makes me chuckle even now remembering all of the couples whispering different strategies around the kiddie pool.
This was my favorite moment caught on camera. It is of Ryan and his sweet wife Karla. She was laughing so hard she went down. So Ryan leaves her to make sure he gets his balloon!
Who knew Ron is part pirate too!
Ray and I setting a new resolve to win the next game.
Next up was the ball toss.
Then we had a good Ol’ fashion three legged race!
We made it about 1 step before we hit the ground!
What an awesome day it was!
Whew! And that was just the morning festivities!