Saturday brings more fun...
In the morning, there were games for the kids...and then games for everyone...such as a scavenger hunt, followed by a group "bear hunt".
Then we all took a hayride, which ended at "cowpie stadium" for lunch and softball. I'm pretty sure we had the best hotdogs ever (and I don't even like hotdogs).
|Josh (my cousin Donna's youngest son) squatting while he eats his watermelon :)|
Later in the afternoon we went to Grandpa's house. He has recently moved into town and is selling his home to my uncle/aunt. The siblings had gone through his things remaining and there was a large amount of items for "sale". It was bittersweet to see the house so empty, but I know it is part of life and am glad for all the good memories I've had there.
|MANY family gatherings were held in this home...|
|Mom and Christian with Grandpa (great-grandpa)|
In the evening we celebrated Grandpa's 90th birthday...a little early. His actual birthday is Oct 23rd, but why not celebrate twice :) We sang many songs and shared memories of Grandpa.
Then we took some pictures...
|the grandchildren with Grandpa|
The girls from the left: Tonya, Carissa, Camille, Tam, Kendra, Donna, Carmen, Natalia, me
The guys: Michael, Brad, Kyle, Brent, Mitch, Darren (Brian and Matthew weren't able to make it)
|the great-grands with GREAT grandpa|
there will be 31 total in Sept (not all are pictured)
and there is 1 great-great grandchild :)
Grandpa is pretty GREAT I guess!
To top the night, Mom made popcorn..which is always a hit. Throughout the days we had PLENTY to eat...naturally...it is a Birky get together afterall!!
|Cortney and Hailey watching Mom make popcorn|