Sunday, December 16, 2012

Another family party

 Friday night we had our annual party with my Dads family.  My Dad is the fifth out of 10, so when we all gather, it's quite a crowd!  The whole family lives in the same area so there is usually a good turnout, but this year there were a few on a mission trip and several sick so the numbers were down.

 Here's some of the group sitting and talking after supper.


This is my Dad (on the left) with the brother who is just a little older than him.  We are so blessed to be part of this family!


We had such fun watching Alaina here.  She was fascinated by the balls, and spent a lot of time chasing after them.

It's a good thing the older kids were tolerant of the little ones that were wandering around the court.


 This little girl is one week younger than Alaina.  They didn't really play together, but seemed to have fun just walking around next to each other.

Happiness is getting a hold of the ball!

I found a few good looking guys there, but they wouldn't cooperate for the picture!

11 comments:

chezzy louise said...

It's so nice that Alaina is walking now. She really enjoyed running around. And I know how those 2 guys in that last picture feel, I'm in the same boat as them.

Terra said...

Alaina is so cute playing with the basketballs, and the family gathering looks like fun.

Maple Lane said...

The babies are so cute among the big guys on the court! What a great time of fellowship for your family.

:) said...

Wow! What a family!!!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Did Bob and Aaron follow those goofy faces with a "Bah Humbug" ??? LOLOL Tell Miss Alaina I said her outfit is THE BOMB DIGGETY. Also that picture of her out on the court among all those big people cracked me up. She's an intrepid toddler! Merry Christmas, Mari and company!

thirstysouthernsoul said...

Awww!! I love the pics of all the sweet kids! Too cute!

Sharon said...

What awesome photos and that lil one of yours is adorable. It will not take her long and she will grow into that ball.
Hugs

Lauren Davenport said...

It looks like you've been blessed with a large extended family. What an incredible blessing.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love seeing the little ones playing with the older kids, well maybe not together, but all tolerating one another.

Glad to see your husband posing for the camera!

Laura said...

The pictures are great! Alaina sure did have a great time!

Musicaljean said...

I love that pic of Alaina with the basketball. And of course those uncooperative guys!