My whole family with Opa... must say we clean up pretty good!! ; )
Sibling shot... if you only knew how many tries this took... Becky insists we get the "perfect" shot!
We were meeting everyone at the Italian Canadian Club to celebrate Papa's (Nina's dad) 90th birthday! It was a HUGE reunion for all of Nina's side of the family and good to see people I haven't seen since I was about 9 years old! It was amazing to see everyone come together to celebrate Papa! The kids were sad they were missing out... they heard it was a "birthday party" so they were expecting games and fun and didn't understand why I talked them out of going... but I knew it would just be a lot of adults standing around and talking and no other kids going... and if mine were there there was NO way I'd be able to catch up with everyone like I got to!!!
What 66 years of marriage looks like! :)
Opa.. and how I will ALWAYS remember him!!! With a BIG piece of cake in front of him!!!
There was SO much good Itilian food, first some appatizers to go with our drinks while everyone showed up, then an antipasto bar, and then dinner. When the antipasto bar came out I asked Opa if I could help him get anything. He asked, "Is there cake up there? No. Then I don't want anything. I'm saving room for a BIG piece of cake!" And he did!!! : )
Dieter and Becky with cousins Tyler and Brandon.
Happy 90th Birthday, Papa!!!