Back in December my family had their first official
Alvarez family reunion.
I obviously forgot to post these pictures and write about
it so here it goes.
The reunion was held in Fallbrook, CA at my cousin Stephens
It was on a Saturday and it rained cats and dogs but we didn't let that get in the way.
Nothing can stop the Alvarez clan from having fun.
OUr family is so blessed and unique. The love that is shared and felt is like no other. Its amazing how close we are all. I am so grateful to be an Alvarez and to represent such a special and wonderful family.
My cousin Melissa and Oswaldo did an amazing job organize this. With the help of cousins and aunts/uncles we pulled it off.
it was such a great night.
These are all the photos I found in my camera but I am hoping to collect more from my cousins.
My Mom's father Manuel Alvarez Arroyo
Grandfather's parents. I think my cousin Oswaldo looks like our great grandfather in this picture below
All the cousins.
Shirts I designed.
Cousin Karla pulled an all-nighter creating an awesome video of the family when we are all super little.
Each of our grandparents kids stood up and spoke. They talked about the beautiful memories they shared with their parents. I bawled most of the time.
Just a few pictures of the food that night. Each sibling brought a special food that their mother made. We even had chinese food!
Tio Manuel brought some lotions, colognes and other things that our grandparents wore and that brought so much memories.
What can I say, he is the happiest baby. He is still sleeping through the night. In fact, he can sleep through anything. even older brothers tantrums. He eats solids with no problem. Even if he doesn't like it, he stills eats it. He loves spoons. He will cry if you take it away. He loves it when brother "tackles" him. He lites up when daddy is around. This kid is crazy for his father. He loves bath time. He can sit up really well but is still not so sure about "tummy" time. I think this kid is going to skip crawling and start walking just like when I was a baby.