For Sunday Dinner today we had a big gathering at Mom and Dad's after church. It was the entire Caines Clan (six kids, five spouses, and twenty-one grandkids). Plus, my Uncle Paul and Aunt Sharon were still in town, with their daughter, Dana. My cousin, Alice, was also still in town with her husband, Mark, and their three boys. And my grandparents are in town and will be staying for a couple weeks.
There were 20 adults and 25 kids. Mom wasn't sure about having that many people, but we convinced her it would work if she did pork roast and the rest of us just brought side items. The dining room table held the 20 adults fine with high chairs on the outskirts, the big girls and the little (2-yr old) boys were at the kitchen table, and all the other boys were at various picnic tables on the deck (we were thankful it didn't rain).
It was a wonderful lunch, great fellowship and the cousins always have a good time playing together. It is actually getting a little less stressful as we get together with fewer and fewer toddlers that need more strict supervision. Although, the noise level with that many kids is loud no matter what the age.