I’ll be honest, sometimes I’m just not that good with letting loose and having crazy child-like fun. So, I really appreciate people who know how to have a good time. My sister-in-law, Cindy, is one of those people and once again for our July 4 get together, she had games organized (with prizes!) for all of the kids.
First there was the sling shot into the hula-hoop-in-the-pool game.
Uncle Jerry was the goal tender–and he “helped” the younger players make it into the hoop.
The sack race wasn’t without a lot of laughs. . .and a few casualties
Then there was the hula-hoop contest
Of course the adults had to get into the fun. All of the brothers had to give it a whirl.
And they can forget that they aren’t 18 any longer. . .
I love that these siblings remember what it was like to be children and to have fun together. . .This is five of the eight children in Scott’s family.
Being a grown-up means you can live in both worlds for a short time. . .
Aunt Cindy did draw the line at the piñata hitting. . .you had to be under a certain height.
It was a tough piñata and finally one of the high school cousins, Alex, was recruited for those final whacks.
Of course, the next generation of game players was resting up. . .
These times together are precious and fleeting. . .
. .and I can’t help to think how important it is for our children to see us playing, too.