The dad of the family (let's call him Uncle Hilvy) teased me mercilessly when I was a kid (still does, actually). He nicknamed me Rachel Snodgrass and it drove me NUTS! This is my chance to give him a doozy of a nickname, but I find that I am a pansy. Way too nice. It seems that all of Uncle Hilvy's teasing hasn't hardened me too much.
Here's a look at Uncle Hilvy:
Aunt Hilvy, giving Uncle Hilvy a "look":
This is their daughter, Lima. I promised her I wouldn't post a picture of her if it wasn't good--I think this one is good. I hope she doesn't disagree too strongly.
Big and Lima's daughter, Brie, checking each other out:
Cheese! I am calling her Brie because she loves to be a bit cheesy, and has a real love of food. Now that's a girl after my own heart!
Here is a series of 3 shots taken by Aunt Hilvy (couldn't make them any bigger, sorry!):
Big, playing with the mustard (just before managing to eat some) while Brie was being her awesomely cheesy self:
Uncle Hilvy's hammock was a huge hit:
Pen, pushing Ginger, Bud, and Lima's son, Eric2, on the hammock. Bud was screaming the whole time, but screamed just as loud when we made him get off (no win!):
A blurry Lima, enjoying her second kid, Rogue:
Lima took this picture of Ginger, doing such a typical Ginger thing--giggling:
Lima, taking Rogue for a spin:
We had so much fun with the Hilvys! Thanks for hosting us! We definitely need to see you more often, and playing games next time is a must!