|1991 Gold Reunion (5 DAYS OLD!)|
|1992 Gold Reunion with my mom|
|1992 Gold Reunion with "Aunt" Vernice|
|1993 Gold Reunion sitting on my dad's lap|
Most of the time when we think of a family reunion (or maybe in our teenage years), we think of old people sitting around and telling stories. Or to most kids -- doing the "boring things" -- like talking. While that *can* be true, I have a few ideas and some that haven been proven to be helpful that I'll share:
- Camping: This of course comes at the top of my list as it's one of my favorite things to do in summer. This isn't just camping either -- this includes sight seeing (depending on where you are), hikes (suitable for all age groups) -- the WHOLE ENCHILADA! At night tell stories around the picnic table while you play your family's favorite card game. Or if you're so inclined, roast s'mores and tell stories around a campfire. Just watch the kids closely!
|2004 SC Gold Reunion - Yellowstone|
|2004 SC Gold Reunion - Yellowstone @ Fishing Bridge|
A) Cover the tables with paper, put crayons and other drawing utensils around and give the kids themes to work with to illustrate such as their family events that have happened (or are happening), Play an ongoing tic tac toe game, or just let them scribble to their heart's content. The possibilities are endless!
B) At the last reunion we were able to make, each family was given a "science fair poster board" -- you know the tri-fold boards. Each family had to, in their own creative way, illustrate each sub family and write the notable things. Some families got creative, some just wrote and it was a lot of fun to read and look at around lunch time since most of the families at the reunion now are very spread apart across the continental United States.