Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rands Family Reunion: Part 2


The rest of the reunion was really fun! On Wednesday we went on a couple bike rides. First, we were supposed to go on one around the Notre Dame campus, but before we got very far, Junie wrecked on her bike, hit her mouth really hard, and had to be rushed to the dentist by Cody and Jennie. So then, we had no guides. At that point, we just went for a ride around the lake and through a little bit of campus. While going around the lake, we came upon some people feeding swans. Apparently the swans had been there for years and so were very tame. You can't really tell in the picture, but I fed one! Then, after naps, we took another long bike ride to a pool. It took us about 45 mins to get there and probably 30 to get back. The pool was really fun, though! Steven liked it much more than the splash pad. He fussed a little at first, but then did great! He especially had fun when his cousins came and played with him. That night, the adults played Pictionary and had tons of fun! We played guys against girls and the naturally the guys ended up winning 2 games to 1.





On Thursday, we went to a place called the Children's Healthworks Museum. The kids had a blast there (I think they ended up staying for close to 5 hours) and even some of the adults found things to keep them entertained. Then that night we had a talent show. The kids put on a little skit that Nana had helped them with, Junie and Cody did this awesome dance to a You Tube video (Deceptacon - Le Tigre) and Jennie played her violin. We unfortunately didn't get many pictures of those things... TJ got a little distracted taking pictures of Steven while we were watching it.




Friday afternoon, the Whartons left. After that we had a pretty low key day. The kids played in the sprinklers and had a water balloon fight. The cousins all had tons of fun with Steven, though, and always were asking to hold him. Nathan even said that he was his cutest cousin, and that he wanted to take him home with him. Every time Olive saw him, she would stop whatever she was doing and run over to him yelling "Baby!". It was super cute.




Saturday we spent the morning packing up the cars. But, right before we were about to leave, of course, Steven had a huge blowout. It was so big that we ended up just rinsing him off in the sink and throwing away the onsie he was wearing. That always seems to happen at the most inopportune times... Then we took TJ to the airport :( and I continued back to macomb with my parents to help them tear apart their kitchen! It was so good to be able to spend time with my family! I was so glad they got to meet Steven, especially since none of them had yet except for my parents. I'm really sad I won't be able to see most of them for probably another year, but hopefully someday we'll live closer!!




7 comments:

the mom said...

Thanks for another update! Lots of good pictures, but 3 of my favorites:

1) The very first one of the 3 of you. LOVE it! Calendar.

2) The one of Teej on the bike pulling Baby Steve behind him. Very cool. Calendar. :}

3) The one of Baby Steve in the sink. LOVE his expression!! Actually, you caught a couple of really great expressions from him, but that one's my favorite.

Jennifer said...

OH MAN! I miss you guys! You look like you are having SO much fun!!

Clay and Katy said...

Sounds like you had a great time!! I love your elephant t-shirts! And the pic of TJ pulling Steve on the bike is great!! I want to kiss Steves cheeks, he is so cute...and his eyes looks so blue! Cant wait to see you guys in a few weeks!!!

Lyndsay said...

You did get a lot of great pictures. Steven is SO cute!! I want to kiss his cheeks everytime I see a picture of him. =) Sounds like you guys had a packed vacation!!

nana said...

The picture of Steven in the sink is priceless! His expression seems to be one of amazement and horror at the sight of the faucet. Good job painting all those fingernails and toenails, Julia!

nana said...

The picture of Steven in the sink, staring at the faucet with amazement (or maybe horror!) is priceless! What a CUTIE! Good work painting fingernails and toenails, Julia.

nana said...

Hmmmm -- well, I must have REALLY thought that, since it somehow appeared twice....