Family time ruled this weekend. Toni hosted the Youngblood Family reunion and we had tons of good food all day. Lily and Hope got to get reacquainted and played happily outside all day long, pretty much having their own little backyard party. I cut away from the fun for a few hours to meet Ryder Dean – the newest member of the Franks family. It was so special to watch my sister, Jan, holding her first grandbaby. Vinny, the dad, was a natural at the baby-holding gig too and had to show Eric how to burb a baby. Oh the things you learn from your older siblings.
I rejoined the reunion in time for the real party to begin. We had plenty of beer and laughs around the bonfire. Danny broke out the Apple Pie Moonshine and monitored what got thrown into the bonfire. A lawnchair ended up broken but no one was injured. We finally called it a night so that we could get up in time to eat another round of food at Faye’s brunch.
Sunday, we went shopping for Randall a birthday present and Lily a dress for the Veteran’s program. I talked Randall into picking out his present. I wanted him to get a bike so we could ride together while we are on the farm. Lily had a purse full of weed-picking money, too, so she bought a new skateboard. We got home that night about seven. We carried everything in, checked mail and then hopped on the bikes for a night ride by flashlight. Minnie almost got ran over several times but we managed collision avoidance each time.
Today was the Veteran’s program at school. There were about 50 veterans honored at Sweetwater School, including Dad. The kids did a great job singing and the school served lunch to everyone there. Lily sat on Dad’s lap to eat her roast beef and mashed potatoes. Lily got home from school and we braved the north wind for some skateboarding practice. I think protective gear will definitely be on the Christmas list this year. Ok, maybe I should get it for my birthday.