Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend, 2009 - Part 1

In spite of all the potential for unmitigated disaster from many directions, it actually turned out to be a great weekend. Everyone made it to Pittsburgh (and home again) safely, no one (even me) got hopelessly lost trying to find our way around, the kids had a great time, and Great-Grandpa Bilbo had a chance to see most of his grandchildren and all of his great-grandchildren. And we can prove it! We have pictures!

Dad was actually glad to see me, except that I was taking up valuable grandchild and great-grandchild appreciation time...

Push faster, Uncle Vin ... Marcy is catching up!

You can't start practicing road rage too early ...


What's a picnic without a tug of war? Jason, Marcy, and Noah take on Uncle Vin and Cousin Elena with Joe providing supervision ...

Since it was, after all, Memorial Day weekend, Noah decided to lead a parade ...

And Leya entertained the crowd with a little air guitar ...

After a long day in the hot sun, a dip in the hotel swimming pool is just what the doctor ordered. Of course, it can be pretty chilly when you come out of the water. Noah tries out for the part of one of the Jawas when Star Wars gets remade ...

Sunday morning, arriving for breakfast before taking Great-Grandpa to Mass. Left to right, Marcy, Leya, Cousin Elena, Aunt Lisa, Aunt Minnie, and Grandma Agnes. Noah is in charge of the ball ...

Our oldest and youngest grandchildren: Marcy (9) and Leya (almost 2) ...

And the obligatory group picture. Hats off to Vin for taking this picture - he managed to prop the camera up on a fountain, level it with a pile of backpacks and junk, set the timer, and still manage to make it into the photo! You probably can't see it, but even the deer is smiling.

Tomorrow, the adventure continues as Clan Bilbo invades Kennywood Park. Be here!

More thoughts then ...

Bilbo

7 comments:

KKTSews said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

That road rage picture is so awesome!

Amanda said...

That looks like a really fun weekend. Very memorable photos too.

bandit said...

Nice pics! Leyah is driving a classic car. circa 1950's ?

Leslie David said...

Bill, what a great group of pictures. Love the one with Leya--she's a little scene-stealer. I hope you are having a really good time.

Mike said...

I like the star wars picture.

Wv: valan - Van Halans new combind name.

SusieQ said...

Oh, such sweet photos of the family. You are making memories for your grandchildren. Very good!