Sunday, February 18, 2007

Yesterday I took a break from all things Yarnworks to join in my father-in-law's 60th birthday celebrations. When Mr. Yarnworks got home from work we bundled up the kids and headed out for his hometown (about 100 miles away). We arrived early enough to greet all the relatives that came from far and wide. Most had never met Baby Yarnworks, our youngest, and of course had to gush over her fat thighs and big brown eyes. Then they had to marvel over how Big Sister has gotten sooo big since their last visit (it's been about a year and a half since our last big gathering).
The whole shindig was a surprise for the birthday boy.

He looks surprised, doesn't he? I think being 60 just makes you tired. That and dealing with all the grandkids running loose! Of course he loves each little booger and has to try to keep up!

The above two pictures are nice little multigenerational shots. Grandpa with son, grandson, and granddaughter. The two on the right belong to me. Grandpa is holding our nephew, Michael, whose mother I will introduce shortly.

Mr. Yarnworks and Baby Yarnworks do what they do best. Eat. There's Baby Yarnworks enjoying her first slice of cucumber and a cracker.

Big Sister did what she does best. Cause trouble. Here she is with a gross sticky rubbery purple spider trying to sneak up on her Aunt. Auntie Toni is the mother of the aforementioned Michael.

Notice her cute little shirt one of her other Aunts and cousins made up for her and the rest of the grandkids. Very cute.

A good time was had by all. Some talked a bit too much. Some ate a bit too much. And quite a few drank a bit too much.

Then, something told us it was time to leave...

Despite enjoying seeing everyone again, we were happy to get home. It made for a long day. Mr. Yarnworks has 2 brothers, 3 sisters, innumerable aunts and uncles, and other extended family. Plus 2 nephews, 2 neices, and 3 foster neices and nephews. It was a raucous crowd in a small room for an extended period of time.

Later tonight I will post something a little more knitting related. I really want to show you all the progress I'm making on my Springtime in Paris socks from the Six Sox Knitalong group. I'm using one of my own Showcase Yarns and am really pleased with how it's turning out! I'm learning all kinds of new techniques. Who knew socks could hold so many possibilities?

1 comment:

Julie said...

Wow! What a good time! Thanks for sharing. Families are precious!!