My father's family held a reunion recently.Since it is fall, a State Fair/Carnival theme made sense, so I began collecting items months ago.
Garrett helped decorate. Here he is with a smiley face sticker on his shirt, a clown nose dangling from his neck, and a paper lantern in his hand.
We had games.We had prizes.We had popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, chili, and more.
At the welcome table, guests signed up for a chance to win a bear (kids) or a collage of old photographs (adults). Everyone took home animal crackers.
The older generations swapped stories and shared photos.
The children played. (My generation chased after them,which is why I don't have more pictures.)
The reunion was on OU/TX game day. Max and his third cousin changed clothes to show their support for their team.
When Max wasn't trying to chest bump her or keep her out of "his" chair and off "his" horsie, he was trying to hug or kiss her. She was pretty resilient. Plus, she won the bear, so she didn't have to share it with him if she didn't want to.
Everyone seemed to have a good time.
The Sooners won and cousins asked if we were having the reunion again next year.
I'm looking forward to it.