Tuesday, August 25, 2009

F is for Family Fun

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 5 has progressed to the letter F.

They had gathered for the celebration of their Father/Grandfather/Great-grandfather's life. The day after that not-unjoyous sharing of memories, they proceeded to enjoy the rest of the family reunion. And what better way to have family fun than by going to nearby regional Tilden Park to ride the little train and the merry-go-round?

This is genuine scale-madel steam engine

From left to right:
Susan Shock, Charlie and Jon Andersen,
Anna, Kristin and Otto Smith.
Photo by Josie Andersen

Charlie shows son Jon the inside of the miniature cab.
Photo by Josie.

Otto and Kristin Smith enjoying the merry-go round.
Photo by Josie.

Otto reaches for a high-five with Charlie.
Photo by Josie.

Byron Shock
Photo by Josie

Anna Smith dances with her father
to the music of the merry-go-round.

Cousins enjoy the playground at Codornices Park.
Susan Shock on zip line.
Photo by Cedric Shock (Susan's husband).

Byron Shock on the concrete slide.
Photo from Susan and Cedric.

Anna swings!
From Susan and Cedric.

Brother and sister Loren Bishop and Josie Andersen
had not seen each other for two years.
Joyous reunion!

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anthonynorth said...

A joyous family reunion was the right thing. A day to cherish.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, and Family Fun is the very best of all! Such delightful photos! Thanks for sharing the fun!


Betty said...

Family fun is the best fun of all. It looks like you were enjoying each other and the wonderful day.

Carol said...

Beautiful pictures... it looks like a wonderful family fun day...

photowannabe said...

I like your family fun "foto". There is nothing more precious than family and cherished memories.

Janie said...

Family is the most precious of all gifts, and I'm glad your family was able to get together and be happy.

Linda Jacobs said...

In the midst of sadness, they found a way to connect and honor your husband! Wonderful pictures! But, where are you?

Tumblewords: said...

Nothing more precious than family memories. Lovely photos - beautiful people!

linda may said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us Granny. I especially love the idea of the father and daughter dancing to the music from the merry-go-round and the way her hair swings out.

Leslie: said...

Oh to have such family fun! Looks like a good time was had by all. :D

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Fabulous fun day.

Grace and Bradley said...

You all sure have a great fun in the family reunion. We also just had a family gathering on the Cape, but for the moment, only 5 of us. It is expanding though. Thanks for sharing.

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful reunion photos--Anna and Otto the most poignant. It is so like you to remember all the good times! Thanks for the memories...

Life with Kaishon said...

Your family is beautiful! I am so glad you had such a wonderfully special time Granny : )

I can't get over how much Otto Jr. looks like your Otto : ). Sweet.

I am glad they have you! You are a grand matriarch!

Roger Owen Green said...

Family reunions; something my wife's family does annually, but not my side's tradition. Happy for your family.

Q said...

Your family looks to be having so much fun together.
Happy ABC Wednesday.

Dragonstar said...

You all made sure of having a truly joyous celebration - wonderful!

Thank you for visiting, and for your always pleasant comments.

Maggie May said...

My grandsons would have loved that. They are great steam train lovers!

Jay said...

What a lovely day that looks! Smiles and family fun - knitting you all closer together, no doubt!

Love those little engines.

anno said...

I LOVED these pictures -- such a wonderful family, and such a joyous way to honor your husband's memory!