First, a key to the Who's Who of these pictures(and yes I am captioning each one)
There are three Campbell sibs(Roger, Brian and Phyllis)
Of the three, only Roger had children.
Roger's children and their spouses are:
Daughter Kathryn married John and they have Marielle(18), Erin(16), Grace(13) and Alexa(8). They live near Chicago and they were not at the Buffalo Gathering this past week.
Son Chris married Michelle and they have Christopher(17), Matthew(16), Emily(13), Sarah(8) and Daniel(2 and adopted from Korea when he was 9 months old) Michelle's mother, Mrs. King, lives with the family.
Daughter Lynda married Vinny and they have Connor(11) and Kyle(9)
Lyn lives in a Buffalo suburb and Chris lives in Orchard Park, home of the Buffalo Bills football team so they are about 30 minutes from each other.
So now we're done with the who begat who, on with the pics!
The pic above is Lyn sitting at the table adjusting an earring when the stepmother snapped a picture.
This is Emily. We were at Duff's eating Sunday lunch and they have an arcade room. Emily was just being Emily and in perpetual motion. Love that girl!
This is Kyle being very intense with an air hockey game with cousin Sarah.
This is Roger's son Chris being hit up for money for the games by Daniel(they learn SO young)
And this is our youngest grandchild Daniel picking up the game early. His brothers are phenomenal(as in probably getting baseball scholarships to college) ball players. Daniel was barely crawling when we saw him last July. He now knows no bounds!
Emily playing catch with Daniel. Chris and Michelle are so fortunate that their 4 older kids are so good to play and watch Daniel.
(l to r) Christopher(tall and the girls flocked around him at church) holding Daniel, Sarah and Michelle in the arcade room at Duff's(phenomenal wings, BTW)
Lyn and Phyllis in Lyn's kitchen after the game getting the food ready for the clan!
Michelle doing what she does best---everything. She lost her sister Lynda when she was young and her father died in the last few years. She has full care of her mother now, runs a 5 kid household with a plethera of ages and activities to deal with AND is remodeling her kitchen and house to add on a sitting room and bedroom for her mother to live with them. I'm not sure how long they have been without a kitchen but the cabinets arrive on July 11 and hopefully it will be done before school starts! Nothing EVER phases Michelle. She smiles in her sleep and is the epitome of calm and organized.
This is Vinny(Lyn's husband) and Brian, Roger's younger brother.
This is Sarah sitting next to her grandmother at the ball game. She is a sweetheart. So is Sylvia(Mrs. King, her grandmother. I got in trouble for calling her Mrs. King while we were there and she informed us we are to call her SYLVIA. Her life is her daughter Michelle and her 5 grandkids. In the new kitchen, they are making a handicapped counter and sink area in addition to the regular sink and counter area so Sylvia can reach it to do kitchen chores and cook, which she loves to do.