Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Every year my family gathers at my Moms' for a July 4th swimming party. This year we combined the holiday with our family reunion. So, Mom, all ELEVEN siblings, our TEN spouses, FIFTY of the 52 grandchildren, ONE cousin-in-law and the first GREAT GRAND BABY were all there, plus my Uncle and Aunt who show up to every year...uninvited. Aahh FAMILY togetherness!

From the youngest.

To the oldest.

From the teens.

The tots.

And all the cuteness of our gene pool in the swimming pool!

From Moms.



Adorable #1 sons!

And sunbathers.

From the swim race contestants.

To the photo finishers.

And the Uncle Charlies, every family has at least one ;)

Happy! Happy! 4th of July!

And now, just for fun, in no particular order, my siblings and me. I have a set of July 4th, wooden star hooks, for the first Non-relation commenter who can put us in birth order.

Good Luck!


Deb said...

I love this post. I love seeing big families getting together. And every family has an Uncle Charlie, you're absolutely right!

I'm going to go back and work on the birth order puzzle...

Deb said...

My birth order guess:


Am I even close?? I'm really terrible at ages, by the way, so I hope you will all forgive me if I'm totally wrong...

Mummy McTavish said...

There is no way I could figure out your birth order, I really don't do good at those things. Though I would guess that at 21 you would have to be the youngest of all your siblings????

It looks like great fun with all those family memebers together! I know we get out of hand easily with our very much smaller gatherings so I bet there were some tall stories and a bit of competition happening around the pool.

LeShel said...

love your family and hearing about traditions. i won't be guessing the birth order because honestly my five kids confuse me so there is no way I would even try someone else's kids

hknight said...

Wow what a fun 4th of july celebration!

Suey said...

What a fun bunch of pictures!

Your birth order:

There's you (6) first... and Jenny (4) last... with David (3), Johnny (2), Steve (11), Amy (1), Carolyn (10), Marianne (9), and three I'm forgetting (5,7,8) all in the middle somewhere! :)

Suey said...

P.S. My husband is the Uncle Charlie of our family. Lucky me!

Barbaloot said...

Good criminy that's a large family! Looks like fun---but what's with weird Uncle Charlie? Can HE even name the order of siblings?

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

What fun pictures!!! I feel like I am family now. Can we come next year? That backyard of your mother's is beautiful!!! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Sorry about Uncle Charlie, but you are right...we do all have one, don't we. I just hope I am not the Uncle Charlie in our family!!!

I am not even going to try to place all of you guys in order. That is one big family! So much fun!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Heffalump said...

I can't even guess the birth order! Looks like you had a fun and fabulous time though!

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