Family Retreat 2016 – Such Fun – How Blessed We Are!

We had our annual family retreat at Palm Springs – so much fun – it was HOT HOT HOT (reached 130 degrees one day – felt like Egypt in summer – yes, we were there one August) but we still had a great time. The kids are in heaven and the adults love watching and playing with them. Thanks to my nephew who organizes all of it ! Five sets of grandparents, four sets of adult kids, and 12 little ones! Amazing fun – swimming, playing ball, flying mini helicopters, running races, eating and eating and eating, some cooking – my niece is a terrific cook – salads, bbq, cake ( we celebrated one little boy birthday) a LARGE pinata,  candy ( oh so much candy!), sleepovers, minecraft ( ad nauseum), movies, games, wii and other electronic games and reading lots of books – and the adult kids got to go out on the town for dinner while grandparents babysat – fabulous times for all.
adult kids pic of all at restaurant fam week 2016 - Copy

A birthday meant lots of cake and happiness!Alex had a birthday family week 2016 - Copy

Cooling off – our youngest family members.Babies in baby pool Teddy and Sloane with nina romy and natalie - Copy

Screen time for some of the cousins when the temperature was 124 outside — of course!Cousins and screen time family week 2016 - Copy Donne and Gabe doing electronic games Fam week 2016 - Copy

The best part of a family week is one on one time with each of the little ones. Larraine holding jack fam week 2016 - Copy Segil Family Retreat 2016 - Copy Some of family in pool family week 2016 - Copy

Both sets of twins loved jumping in!Twins jumping into pool fam week 2016 - Copy

Snow cones anyone?Twins snow cones fam week 2016 - Copy

Two grandmas with one grandson on the way to the poolTwo grandmas with one grandson walking Fam week 2016 - Copy

While we were away our rescue dog Goldie ran away ( maybe to look for us?). Thanks to a friendly neighbor who called animal services, and another wonderful neighbor who picked her up for us – she came home. Very concerning – we have secured the Little Farm Property carefully even before she got out – but she still managed. We are so happy she is home. And Smokey, our very large Central Asian Shepherd was happy to see her too.

Smokey and goldie May 2016

About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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