Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Phoebe at the Reunion

First, she met Aunt Maggie.

Later, she took her nap in a Moses basket on top of a vintage baby quilt from Rebecca.  The big kids got entirely soaked with water balloons and when they ran out of those, they used cups of water straight from the fountain.  I wish I had a picture of them.  They dried smelly and tired, but very happy and enthusiastic about distant cousins.

She's in the 99th percentile for height - can you tell? 
We had a little family auction to keep money in the bank for caterers and pavilion rentals.  I made a set of potholders, which turned out Amish-y with the solid colors and the black. I was flattered when my mother's cousin from Holland bid them up high and bought them.

photo by Ben, who held the camera still and made a nice composition

I met a cousin's wife who sews bags and was pleased to find out that they live blocks away from us and our daughters get along great.

I took some jars of pickled beets for the auction and also the potluck, having canned a "gallon" from a generous farmer.  The "gallon" was probably more like 2 gallons, so I am over-supplied.


  1. She's getting so big! Great to keep those family connections :)

  2. That's an adorable vinyl dolly in there (the plastic leg creases).

  3. Phoebe is changing so fast! She's so adorable in that little Moses basket.

    As always, I'm a fan of your pot holders! My cousin is planning to make a solid block quilt for baby when he or she arrives.

  4. Such adorable photos of baby Phoebe! Does she always have that knowing look? She seems quite serious!

    I love the potholders.

    Family reunions can be so much fun. Glad yours turned out that way.


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