Because this family reunion was in May, Steve couldn't get any time off work to come. Luckily I have such supportive family. I drove down to April's house a couple days before, then April drove my van with me and Amara to Antimony (3 hours). Her hubby drove their car with Ellie, Devon, and Lily. It was a nice day for a drive.
We arrived in Antimony, met up with family, had dinner/ 2nd dinner, set up our beds in the cabin, and went to bed.
Otter Creek Reservoir
The next day we had relaxed on the shores of Otter Creek.
After the fun at the lake, we went back to the cabin for lunch, crafts, some ATV rides, and Maizie's birthday party.
Hike to the Big Swing!
When we had had enough of the swing, we had walked back to the cabin for dinner and evening activities.
Maizie's Birthday "Pa-ta-ta" (Pinata)
It was Maizie's birthday and she had a fun party with the "Bubble Guppies" theme. After lunch we had a delicious peanut butter chocolate cake, the kids got bubbles to blow outside, bubble guppy masks, and prize bags. Later that night, after dinner was over, it was time to break the pinata.The kids were overjoyed at the prospects of more treats, except Maizie. She was horrified to see her pony pinata hanging from the deck. She cried all through the "hitting process." The pinata didn't break on it's own, and Missy ended up pulling the candy out the bottom and scattering it on the ground for the kids to pick up. Then she gave Maizie her pony pinata back and she was content with the world again.
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Singing Around the Campfire and Roasting Marshmallows
My dad had put together quite the exciting blaze for us to enjoy while singing some favorite campfire songs like "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" and "I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes."
We went to church in Antimony the next day and packed up to go home. It was a short reunion, but we didn't waste a moment together. We sure had a lot of fun! April drove me back to her house.
And before I leave this blog post I have one last picture of cute Jayden and Joe chillin' on the couch. I thought I'd end with his cute finger-sucking. Jayden's, not Joe's. :) Jayden is such a Mr. Adorable! He always has a smile for me.