We had a chance to go back to Ohio just two weeks after we were there.
This time it would be to get together with my brothers and sisters,
nieces and nephews and their kids.
It was too much for Tom to do again but
Jen and I brought her kids and our redheads.
Thomas, Natalie and Miss Molly met us there the next day.
My brother and SIL hosted us.
Putting some of us up in their house and
some in their camper set up on their property.
The kids all had a great time together.
We had two full days and
two half days to spend with them and
they never got tired of each other.
The property there is beautiful.
There was a stream and woods
There was even a huge sand pile
and a large pond.
They were filthy the whole week end
|Lily, Jillian and Sami|
My niece with her son, Ethan
|My brother 1986|
The tractor was smaller and so were those shorts
|Some of our grandchildren and|
some of my brother's
|Luke (10), my brother's oldest grandson and|
Jack(6), ours, loved the woods!
|Lily loved our niece's boys|
|They were calling my SIL Grandma by the time we left|
|My brother was very protective|
Ben was 3 in May and
Lily was 4 in June
|She love those boys|
|Did I say she loves those boys|
|Ethan will be two on September 25|
The next day was the big get together
A lot of great time in the past years sitting around these picnic tables
|Jack, Jillian, Emily, Lily and Ella|
We do have one redheaded nephew (Simon, in the background)
although this picture isn't very good
I think by this time the parents stopped
saying"don't get dirty"
she was so happy all week end
|That shirt never did come clean|
|Mark with his grandson, Simon|
|I think that tractor was Matt's when they were boys|
|My sister, Cookie, her daughter, Christine and her boyfriend, David|
My niece's son, Bennett (Kim's grandson) loved Miss Molly
|but not as much as Bennett's big sister, Aislinn.|
She is the oldest cousin and held Molly Marie most of the picnic
Then Sami wanted to go under the fountain in the middle of the pond.
Uncle Matt said "sure, if your dad takes you"
Thomas took all the kids on a trip or two
It was a beautiful day!
|I sat on the edge of the pond with the kids while they waited for their turns|
When our kids were younger
they had a dock and a canoe
|We even fed the fish some cheese and bread|
|Thomas and Natalie|
The little kids wanted to play volley ball
Then they lost the ball
|I slept in the house each night with one of the kids|
The night of the big picnic I told Sami I'd be right back
She was asleep when I got back
We got a chance to visit our niece, Rachel's house
We stopped by Rob and Brittany's house but for some odd reason
I got no pictures
Beautiful front yard
|Jack and Jillian|
Then they went ice skating
|Rachel's husband, Matt, and their 3 year old son, Ben.|
He is learning to skate so he can play hockey
They were wore out but got up the next day to visit
Uncle Mark and Aunt Sue at their campsite in Mantua
to do some swimming
of course the puddles from rain the night before were fun too
This is the same lake we used to walk to
every day during the summer as kids
Uncle Mark and Aunt Sue had all kinds of things for the kids to do
You wouldn't know they only have one grandchild
Aunt Sue Ann burnt the popcorn for Ella
because that's the way they both like it
|Krystal and Miss Molly Marie|
We got a chance to visit a Dennison niece too!
|Natalie and landon|
We went to his baptism a couple of weeks ago but never even got to hold him
so we made sure that didn't happen again
|Miss Molly liked Landon's crib|
|Natalie loved Krystal's piano|
They got rid of theirs when they moved
Thank you Aunt Sue and Uncle Mark
for the frozen drink too
Grams needed it by then
Then it was Monday morning and time to leave.
They were exhausted but happy
|breakfast on the deck|
Thank you Matt and Sue for a great time and
to Cookie for making it happen.
We shouldn't wait so long next time
Love you all