Brady Family Picnic 2011
The Brady Family Picnic has become a much more fun event as I’ve gotten older. Since my dad is an only child I don’t have any first cousins on that side of the family. So, despite the fact that I have quite a few relatives, I’ve never felt particularly close to the family. This made the family picnics a little awkward when I was younger, but now it’s so much fun to hang out with everyone and understand the ridiculous jokes that are being made. The Bradys are a quirky bunch:)
BUT the picnic wasn’t until the afternoon, so there was Church, grocery shopping, and breakfast to be had first! I got pretty hungry while at the store so I snacked on a crisp apple on the way home.
I then spent some time listening to IIN modules and snacking on melon and tortilla chips. When my Dad got home we decided to head to the bike store before the picnic. He still has to pick out his bike from Christmas, and I’m now in the market because I’m considering triathlons!
I found my perfect bike – it’s a fitness bike but doesn’t have the dropped handle bars. The man told me it would be great for introductory racing but also good for just biking around town. Just want I want! Now if only someone wanted to dedicate the $499 for me to buy it:)
My dad is going to get a slightly more recreational bike because he wants to start biking with my mom. I hope my mom’s down with that.
Then it was Family Picnic time! It’s held at a local park each year and everyone brings their own food and snacks. And I swear each year there is a new baby or a recent wedding that I didn’t know about. Always fun to meet to members.
We had the traditional water balloon toss…
And Bingo… Bingo is the main event and I WON last year. No such luck this year…it was an off day.
And birthdays! Two of the “Super Six” (the original six brothers and sisters that started the Brady Family) were born on the same day and we always celebrate at the picnic. Great Uncle Jack and Great Aunt Ginny are two of only three surviving Super Six members. My grandfather is one, but he passed away about 13 years ago.
For our meals we brought Bread Co. (Panera). Lots of my family brings KFC which I find hilarious. I had the Thai Chicken Salad – no chicken and no wonton strips.
I also dug into a big slice of watermelon and tried a sip of Skinny Girl Margarita! We didn’t end up getting it last night and I was so excited to see one of my family members brought a bottle. It was definitely more sour than a regular margarita, but I love that about it. Sweet drinks aren’t my thing. I’d drink it again.
Around 5:30 things were starting to wrap up so we said our goodbyes and hit the road. My brother drove me home on the way to his THREE softball games tonight. He also had a soccer game at 9 am this morning. He’s insane.
Very happy to have a low-key Sunday night to relax and get ready for another work week. And I think I just saw that the Next Food Network Star starts again tonight? Don’t mind if I do….
- Does your family have a picnic or reunion?
- How big is your family?
My immediate family is pretty small – only two living first cousins both on my mom’s side. But my extended family on my Dad’s side is pretty big!