In the years that we've known each other, the immediate families have never really met. Our kids have met a time or two on field trips. I have spent a night at Tammy's & met her husband & children then, but all the hubbies have never met. So we planned a get together - of course! Unfortunately, my BIL has been ill again so my sister & her family couldn't join us. She encouraged us to continue with the get together due to our crazy schedules.
The kids instantly hit it off & ran off to play. My boys were welcomed with all the new toys. They even had the train bins out for them to play with & they certainly did that!
N is working on getting a track set-up. He was quick. I think I took this in the first 15 minutes of us arriving!
N & J boxing each other on the Wii.
Tammy & her family have a really fun gaming system (the Wii) & it was SO much fun! The kids started playing with it shortly after we arrived. The adults got to play shortly before we left. We tried tennis (way fun & the best I will ever be having never picked up a racket!) & bowling. Way too much fun!
It has been rather chilly - fall-liked even - weather-wise in Maine lately. We were actually thinking the pool party part of the party wouldn't happen as it would be too cold. We were wrong! It was a very hot & humid day. We all ended up in the pool for about an hour after lunch. I don't even think we waited the requisite 30 minutes!
You can tell Phil is married to a photo-nut/scrapbooker. While we were all in the pool (everyone was playing Marco Polo except me & J & Tammy), Phil grabbed my camera that was on the deck & snapped all of the following photos for me. I'm even in them - imagine!
J is wearing a swimsuit with floatation built in that Tammy actually gave us as it was too small for her kids. What a blessing! He wasn't too sure of it, but ended up having a great time once we got in the water. He is sitting in a noodle chair while I walk around the pool with him. When I handed him off to Daddy though, he was actually swimming himself around. Got to love those dads!
My hubby - one cool dude. :-) I was certainly wishing I had my sunglasses!!!
N is also wearing a life vest that Tammy passed on to us that no longer works for her kids. A double blessing to be sure! N was not sure about this pool thing AT ALL! It took A LOT of convincing to get him in to the pool. He kept assuring me he would just stand on the stairs. Um, nope - they were not made for that & I was afraid he'd fall. I finally managed (with help from, Tammy - thanks!) to get him in the water. This is what he did for the first 20 minutes or so. Then K, Tammy's daughter, headed over & coaxed him in to another noodle chair (with some help from Tammy & Phil). That was all he needed. He was one of the last ones out of the pool & had a wonderful time.
And B had a great time as well. He & J, Tammy's son, are about the same age & always have a good time when they get together. Unfortunately, we do live about 2 hours apart so it's hard to get everyone together. He loved playing in the pool & I could see a new confidence around water since having his swimming lessons this past year.
It was definitely a really fun day. We were there for over six hours & laughed & talked the whole time. Definitely a fun filled day in the sun with friends.