WARNING LONG POST!!This year for the Andersen Family Reunion we hit up TAHOE!!
Matt, the kids and I packed up the Assender as much as it could take and headed out. We dropped off some Wakeboarding stuff in Stockton, then hit Sacramento for dinner and to pick up my sister Sharon. We went up a day earlier than the rest of the group. We stayed in Matt's Parents time share for the first two nights. Here Landon is enjoying breakfast on Wednesday morning.
(notice Hailey running, she ran circles around us and she thought she was SOOOO funny)
(Matt and Preston TYPICAL crazy shot)
We headed back to the Reunion Hotel, did a little swimming, and then went back to the time share.
The next day on Thursday we had a great breakfast then went Crawdad Fishing.
After Lunch we headed over to the beach. This was not the original plan, but the weather forecast said it was going to rain the next day when we had the beach day planned so we jumped in the car and went to have fun.
There was VOLLEYBALL for the oldies and building sand castles for the youngerZ...
The next day we had a NEAT SURPRISE planned for my parents... We sent them on a Romantic Scavenger Hunt around the Hotel...
While we set up the scavenger hunt the kids played with the dad's on Uncle Brian's new toy...
Best IDEA EVER!!
It was not hard talking them into this. Three of the older boys took my kids; McKay, Conner, and Kyle... they took turns RUNNING UP THE HILL with the stroller... we kept yelling "CANDY BAR" and they would yell it back at us. They are young and athletic so I was not worried about them at all... a few of my girl cousins took my sisters kids back up the hill... they were behind me most of the way so I am not sure who all helped but Brianne and Hannah started... when we got to the top the boys were just sitting there with the kids like it was no big deal... LOVE THEM! YOU GUYS ROCK!!
So after our "NICE LITTLE HIKE WITH STROLLER ACCESS" we went back to the hotel for lunch...
After Lunch WE were in charge of CRAFTS with the KIDS. In THIS previous post I talked about the glitter tattoos and face paint we did for the kids... Here Hailey is with her MERMAID on her face... she LOVED IT! But we did a few other things too!!
We were BEAT after that... we had dinner, then did a Family Talent Show. I did not get any picture because Landon got sick and we had to leave half way through but Hailey represented the Bird Family and did a little HULA action. It was cute, and my dad represented for the BKA Family by telling jokes and throwing our Sunsweet goodies to the crowd. My dad is the controller at Sunsweet; our family LOVES it because every Christmas and sometimes for birthday we get HOOKED UP!~
The next morning was Saturday and it was also Matt's Birthday. We had breakfast, surprised him with a little piece of cake and a Happy Birthday Chorus then headed home...
The reunion was a BLAST!! We are SO glad we were able to attend. I got to see my cousins I have not seen for a few years and it was truly a
GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL!!!
LOVE LAKE TAHOE and LOVE MY ANDERSEN FAMILY!!!