Friday, July 31, 2009

It's that time again

Yep, family reunion weekend. Only this time, no mother-in-law to help with kid-wrangling. And still no tomatoes. But at least this year everyone will know who my kid is ...

Yes, I did make my daughter a (condensed) family tree t-shirt to wear to the reunion. It's not quite as cool as I had hoped, but I like that you can see the matrilinial line straight from my great-grandmother down to Liza. Wish I could have included all of her (second?) cousins in there, but it would have been a mess ... especially since one of my cousins has 7 kids! And forget about putting the whole family in there ... the whole family tree is on a sheet of kraft paper that's like 3' tall and maybe 20' long. That's not going on a 6x shirt, no matter how small you make the font.

In case you want to make one of these before your next family gathering, remember to print the names out on the iron-on transfer paper as mirror-images of how they need to be on the shirt. And try to start drawing the glitter puffy paint lines before, say, 11pm the day before you leave.

I may add on to the shirt before Liza goes back to Jason's mom's house the next time, putting Jason's family tree on the back and connecting it around to his box on the front. Because I'm all chock full of spare time and stuff ...

3 comments:

MrsHappy7105 said...

I think this is a lot cooler than you are giving it credit for! Awesome job! Have fun at your reunion!

Leslie said...

That is totally cool.

And I really like the idea of putting her Dad's family trr on the back and connecting them.

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea! Where are they holding the reunion and how many are showing up? I really like family reunions, I just wish there were more people I can admit to being related to...too bad Uncle Louise the train robber has passed on!
mimi