Saturday, June 26, 2010


I don't know if you read my Father's Day post or not. My disaster day with the meltdown and not even giving Phil his card. Anyway, we celebrated Father's Day the Saturday before Father's Day so he did get honored and loved. All the kids came and brought food and their kiddies. That makes him happy.

Here are the children having a treasure hunt. The rule is, you can look for every clue but the only person who can find it is the one whose name is on the last clue. If they ask for help the rest of the group can give hints. They are so good about it. When we first started treasure hunts, years ago, they would yell out, "I found it!" Now they are so subtle and don't let the "finder" know they've spotted the clue.

This one doesn't take her nose out of a book long enough to hunt. She doesn't know there are memories to be had by being a part of the "cousin group."

This is what happens when you hand the camera to one of the children and say, "take photos for a minute. His sister will kill him. Her motto is, "I don't get mad, I get even."
Self portrait. And more...I didn't post most of the self portraits.
We're sometimes a weird bunch.
Each is weird in his own way.
Sometimes weirdness is exhausting!
Some do not have wierdness. They do have the most contagious laughter on the planet. I wish you could hear her delightful laughter.
And some do have the weirdness gene. Its from Phil's side of the family, I'm sure.Some find laughter in the weirdness. She's laughing because she hid the clue on the lawn swing and they can't find it.

Some have tongue in cheek because they know what's up.
Some were merely surprised when they get darted. "All right! Who which one of you hairballs shot me?" Yes, she calls them hairballs. It's part of her charm.
Some smile, some whistle or perhaps spit, in the background.It didn't occur to me to take a photo of the delicious food. Here's the serving table without all the delicious food. Do you like how the cloth is on so perfectly straight? I'm a stickler for details, yes I am. Happy Late Father's Day dear. Your card is around here somewhere, I promise.

I love you.


The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

Wow! That party looks super fun.

Karen Deborah said...

Awh Lynn ya'll like a bunch of really weird fun people, my favorite kind!

Julie Pishny said...

Thanks for sharing your weird family with those of us that have one of our own...what would we do without them? There would be alot less laughter and snorting for certain. Hugs - Julie

Bonnie said...

How fun for you to have all of your family there. I wish I had all my grandchildren here in Utah instead of half in Arizona and Idaho. It looks like you had a wonderful time together.

hillary said...

2 out of my 3 brothers are dead meat. Wait, add the third since he didn't even bother telling his wife about my bundle.

That was a fun and weird day. Thanks for hosting, Mom.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely day lovely bunch you are so very blessed! :)

Mental P Mama said...

What fun. And what beauties!