Saturday, July 25, 2009

Krantz Reunion

We had a reunion tonight for Bill's mother's side of the family. It was a lot of fun to see everyone, and Bill was able to get a picture of all who were able to attend.

Bill's maternal grandfather, Orville Krantz, passed away when Bill was very young. Bill's brother and mom have been working hard on a book about Orville's life. They were hoping to have it done for the reunion, but it was a big project so they are still finishing it up. I am very excited to see the finished product!

There was a playground there with a tall, metal slide. Bill decided to teach Sandy how to slide down it. He'd start her at the top and I'd catch her at the bottom. Then he decided to put her on her tummy (feet pointing down). She liked that a lot better because she could control her speed. After a while, she decided she wanted to do it herself. She would climb up the slide (not the stairs, the slide) and then let go and slide to the bottom. It was so funny to watch - although also a bit scary and Bill or I were always right there in case we needed to save her (which we didn't). Julie happened to have her video camera (yeah, Julie!!) so we were able to get a video of Sandy climbing up the slide and then sliding back down. I'll come back and post it when I get the video from Julie.

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