Each summer brings lots of fun activities for the family, including Family reunions! This year was Brandon's family reunion. This first photo is the face Presley gave us when we asked her to sit in the high chair to eat at grandma's. We have never had a high chair, I always use the chairs that clip onto the table, so needless to say she did not know what to do when we went to put her in it, and by the look on her face I assumed, " you want me to do what?"We have successfully floated the canal this year, a couple times so far. The kids enjoyed it more this year. Conner could touch and Taylor just swam. They both went all the way down to the spillway and then through.If there is anything that is most desirable at the family reunions, I would have to say Pop, and it was on the top of Presley's hit list. I let her indulge.
Now on to the fun at the family reunion. Dinner was good, company was plentiful and kids were well entertained. One of the games they played was the egg race. It was funny because the tiny tots only broke one egg, and the older kids were just too worried about getting to the finish that they had several splats. Presley was extra careful with her precious.
Another game was a race. the tiny tots had a hard time understanding what they were suppose to do, so Tiffany and I had to help them, yeah for us. The bigger kids took the race much more serious, partly because competition runs in their blood and because I was standing at the other end of the cones with a bag of candy! On your mark, get set, GO!!!!
Next up we have the three legged race. Once again I was at the end of the line with the bag of candy bars for enticement. Taylor and Campbell were partners, and Conner and Mary were partners.Next up was the water balloon toss, which everyone was waiting for all night long. Wonder why? :)After the kids were all game and candied out they decided to get the adults a little more action, so we had a pie eating contest. Rule was one member from each family had to eat, well everyone in our family refused to do it so we had to make Brandon. I was a little skeptical at first because if any of you have ever eaten a meal with Brandon, he is slow and he doesn't eat very much, but no one else would do it, so we made him.Conner was standing front and center with the other kids watching his dad and when some one yelled times up, one of the contestants threw their pie and it smashed all over Conner.
He was stunned. Both boys were good sports.
The next day of the reunion was spent down in Othello at Grandpa Roylance's pond. The kids had lots of fun this year. They did the slide, and the canoe's, and they even swam clear out to the dock, with just their life jackets. No photos of that because I was with them!
Conner had another bone age scan done, it's a scan that tests his bones to see how old they are, at what rate they're growing, and help forecast his growth. he is falling further behind. the endocrinologist still thinks he has short stature syndrome which in short means eventually he will stop growing. at any age. last time they did the scan he was 2 years behind, this time he is two and ahalf years behind. the good news is he still grew some, but the logical outlook is that since he keeps slowing falling behind, eventually he will stop. who knows. oh well, whether he is a man in a little boys body or eventually gets to grow, he's still our little conner. he is having a stem cell test done next month, not a fun test. they need to check his adrenal gland to see how much function it has left, if any. right now meds are doing most of the work. but he has been losing weight again, so they suspect it is losing some of the little function it has left. he had one done last year. he has been escaping most illnesses this year the only run in we have had are sinuses. other than that, he's been stable. he was so excited at the pond he put on his life jacket and swam all the way to the dock, me in tow. it took him a while, and his lips were purple when he got there, we sat for quite some time to catch our breathe. but he did it, and he was proud. I am happy to say all those months of swim lessons and all the cash to pay for it payed off to see that. he also took a canoe out, all by himself. he followed don tucker around while he was fishing, don ditched his fish by the bank and then let conner go claim it, it was cute. Carol also took him out to the dock, she is such a good sport, and then later he was out playing with the Batschi kids and the tucker kids. He sure likes to hang out with those older ones, and he just loves it when they take him under their wing. We enjoyed lots of good food, lots of sun, and good fun.
Until next time......