Monday, July 27, 2009

Columbus Zoo

On the first day of our family reunion we all met at the Columbus Zoo. From my cousins and aunts even to my Grandma Erwin...they are very proud to have their zoo be America's #1 rated zoo this year. Growing up we went to the Columbus Zoo every summer and it was always's Jack Hanna's zoo. Can you believe Jack Hanna was there the same time we were and my sister and her family got pictures with him. He asked Cary and Brian where they were from and they said Salt Lake City and Jack Hanna said he was just there the day before. Ewww...the kids touched the snake.

Claudia and Madi sitting in the shade trying to catch a break from the heat.

There were so many of us at the was so fun. After the zoo everyone went to Aunt Laurie's house for a pool party and dinner was catered by China Bell...mmmmm.

Since we don't ever have everyone together at Christmas, Aunt Onalee thought we should celebrate it in July. She had HUGE OVER FLOWING bags of gifts for each of the kids. In the picture above you can see she even had some for all of us adults. What a fun memory of having Christmas in July at a family reunion and pool party.

Ben and Madi with their huge bag of Christmas in July presents.

There is Cary and Caty sitting with Madi.

Some of the girls...Rachel, Claudia, Madi and Lora.

Everyone enjoyed the pool party and being together!


Anonymous said...

What wonderful memories!!!!!
I just got my pictures back yesterday and they are already in my reunion book and I love looking at them. I will send you a CD of all of the pictures that Richard and I took. In 2 years I thnik we should do it again in D.C. Then, the babies will be the same age that Ethan and Caty were this year. That's ready enough for a trip to DC and visiting The Natural History museum. Let's keep this idea in mind. Aunt Onalee

Everyday Gourmet said...

What an awesome trip for you! We can't wait to go to that zoo when we get home. It was great getting to catch up a little with you today. I miss you! Have a great last week of summer break.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh my what fun you had! Christmas in that sounds like a fun idea to do!

Snakes...yuck no thank u!

So glad you are enjoying your is arounfd the corner. I can't believe it!

I found natural at walmart the other day...I asked the lady have they always carried it and she said they have been out so they finally got some more I was happpy...I bought me a couple more years of it. Thanks so much fro sharing all your stitchery items...Can't wait to see more.

Ross and Jill's Blog said...

what a fun summer reunion!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

It looks like you had such a fun time with your family! I love the idea of Christmas in July with those you can't be with in December! What a great idea! :)

That is amazing that your kids go back to school next week! I do remember though that they got out earlier than mine did. I hope you are having a good week! :)

Darlene said...

Well Christmas in July visiting with everyone sounds like a FABULOUS idea!! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!!

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