Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birrell Reunion

We went up North the 15th, 16th, and 17th to go to the Birrell Reunion. We had a blast! 

The first day we all helped build up some raised garden beds at Grandma and Grandpa Birrell's house. Grandpa Birrell has Lou Gehrig's Disease and wanted to still be able to garden, so this was a great solution. It was a lot of hard work, but I will admit that I actually enjoyed it. I kind of let go of my gym workout streak, and shoveling dirt and working hard made me feel like I got a little workout in :)

Grandpa Birrell proudly wearing an Alabama shirt!

Grandma Birrell in the shade. It was surprisingly warm outside (which I didn't mind at all!).

Lisa, Me, and Jenn hanging out at the dirt pile.

Hmm...let's see if I can list everyone in this picture. I see Gary, Chad, Kailey, Jamie, Grandpa Schaugaard, Christopher, and Korbin all helping out.

Lisa, Grandpa Schaugaard, and Gary shoveling away.

John, Jer, and Christopher working hard.

Briawna watching Lucas hang out on the dirt pile.

Krissinie giving us a thumbs-up!

Kaitlin showing us how to do a cartwheel. I think she is mid-air in this shot!

Tate and Briawna pushing Tucker on the swing. 

They were Tucker's buddies the whole time (but his aunts were too)!
After that we went to a park that Gary used to go to when he was a little boy to get our family pictures taken. After the pictures, all the kids got to play on the playground, including Gary (hehe). 

Just cousins having some fun!

Austin, Amber, and Krissinie

Tucker going through the tunnel to get Daddy!

Whoa! Tucker getting some speed on the slide!

Two kids having fun in the tunnel

Hey! There's a friend in this tunnel!
Then we went to a big huge garage set up (Gary was eyeing it the whole time--he would love a big huge garage) and had a pizza party and movie night on the projector. Tucker kept getting fed candy from everyone who didn't know that he had already had some. Hello Mr. Sugar Rush! 

The next day we all relaxed a little and enjoyed everyone's company, then got to go to Toy Story 3, which I must say is such a good movie! 

Sunday we got to go to church with Grandma and Grandpa Birrell, hang out and enjoy the company and eat some great food. Then we spent just a little time at Grandma and Grandpa Haroldsen's and had to go home.

It was a great weekend of delicious food, great company, and a lot of fun! 

These next pictures are from a previous visit in August to Grandma and Grandpa Birrell's.

Tucker was getting blown in the face by Grandpa's oxygen thing. He thought it was pretty cool!

Tucker teasing Grandma Birrell with the car they let him play with.

Tucker playing with the cool truck they have at their house

Here's kind of a cute story from this visit. Tucker hadn't taken a nap, so he was a little grumpy. He fell and bonked his head and was crying. Grandma and Grandpa had cookies at their house and Tucker got one after he got an "owie", so he started faking that he was getting "owies" so he could get a cookie. Oh boy. That boy loves his cookies!

1 comment:


Glad you guys had such a good trip! Tucker looks so handsome in his cute little sweater vest!! :)