As you can see in the last post, we had a lot of sweets. So we decided to invite the extended Pence family over to help us eat them! It was also a birthday party for Grandpa Pence, and a meet Judah party.
|Aunt Valerie holding Ryven (3 months) and Gerard holding Judah (6 weeks).|
This picture gets some explanation and stats to go with it:
Grandpa Pence had 8 children (7 of whom survived to adulthood); 6 boys and 2 girls (one of the girls died as a toddler).
He has 26 grandchildren; 14 boys, and 12 girls. Only 2 of those boys do not have the Pence name.
Of those grandchildren, 13 are married (6 boys, (all Pences) and 7 girls), 11 of them have children (6 boys, 5 girls).
There are 30 great grandchildren; 8 boys and 22 girls. Of those boys, only 4 of them have the last name Pence, and all of those boys were born in the last 3 years! Justice is the oldest boy in this generation that has the last name of Pence. Grandpa Pence's granddaughters have had sons, but Christopher was the first of his grandsons to have a son! In the above picture, starting in the front middle, there is Grandpa Pence, then his sons, (from left), Jann, Shannon and Gerard, then in the next row (from left) James with his son Kai (2 1/2 years), Chris with his sons Justice (3 years) and Judah, and Evan, with his son Ryven.
|Aunt Susan with Judah|
|Opening out the treats table, Grandpa Pence was scouting out what he wanted, while Uncle Jann (affectionately named faux-pa) was waisting no time getting started!|
|Uncle Steven took his job as a taste tester of what his great nieces did very seriously!|
|So, most of the 30 people who were here, made at least 2 trips through this line (and had full plates)...then we sent stuff home with everyone...and we STILL have this much left over. Next year, we are going to have to invite more people over, lol!|
We spent yesterday getting some odd things done, like going through drawers and cupboards, and really having a low key day! It felt very good! I told the girls to enjoy it as 'normal school' starts back up next week!