Anyway, I digress (which is a common flaw of mine....) We all arrived at the restaurant around 5:00 or so, and started to mingle in the room, waiting for my pap to bring Grandma a little while later (it was a SURPRISE! :)
While we waited, we....
talked and drank ice water---supposing, you see, that the ice water would cancel out all of the negative calories of the tea and soda we would consume later ;)
made 'big brother' type of silly faces.
tried (unsuccessfully) to get a picture of all of my grandma's 'young' grandchildren/ great grandchildren who were there. No easy task I tell you, trying to get kids to all look in the same direction!
Oh, and we also played funny games with the air conditioning.
But after just a little while, in she came! If she wasn't really surprised, she did a good job of faking it :) The funny thing is, my pap looks more surprised in this photo than my grandma :) By the way, isn't she amazing? You would have never guessed she was turning 70, would you??
My little man with his olive-colored skin tone. The Italian in him makes him so photogenic! And don't worry, that huge soda in front of him was NOT his :)
This is my uncle's son 'holding Leanna'. Isn't he cute? He's just adorable! Noah is only about 2 1/2 months older than him.
And finally, this rather random snap-shot happens to be my brother. Isn't he handsome? The good looks run in our family ;) By the way, he DOES smile, I just caught him un-prepared. :)