Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gold Rush Days

Pookie Bear's family reunion was Labor Day weekend in Bellville, Ohio. It took place at the annual Gold Rush Days Festival on a River. We weren't sure what to expect, but everyone had a great time. Here's a few pictures of our fun day there!

Pookie's OLD-er Sister Starting to Dig (note PB older brother in the background - Pookie wants everyone to notice how gray and old he looks compared to PB and they are 18 months apart!)

PB OLD-er brother showing the kids how to pan for gold

Kids trying out their new panning skills

Even PB tried his hand at it

(but it didn't last long because ones feet tend to go to sleep when you are in this position for an extended amount of time - Just Sayin!)

Somewhere in this picture is Tootie's fleck of gold

(according to Uncle Don she only needs 999 more flecks to make an ounce - Seriously - who has the time for all that work!)

Soon the kids were bored and in the water (the seriously gross water!) Except Twirlgirl - she is way too mature to go in there! (plus she was not about to have wet underwear on for the rest of the day!)

Next is face painting (which lasted a total of 5 minutes because they jumped back into the water!)

It was a great day but it left one major question that still needs answered!

Is that the same forehead?

(Pookie wants everyone to note once more that he is 18 months younger than his brother and he thinks he looks fabulous for 40-almost 41)


ShaggaBear said...

it doesn't look like the same forehead to me! PB does look young!!

Mama Lily said...

He certainly looks younger.....but he should wear his hair like that! That would be awesome.

4Given2 said...

Does PB mean peanut butter?
With little dude it would be PB&J!
Right? Or does that mean Poke-e Bear?
LOL. Have a great day.

KaysKorner said...

The water does look dirty...but when they were telling us about their experience of panning for gold they were excited...( some more than others)..your family certainly have some (great) pictures up this wonderful memories...

palmtreefanatic said...

so excited to see a post! YEAH!!!
Looks like a nice time was had by all! PB does look young tell him to keep up the good work;)