And on Saturday, the whole clan got together, except for my brother Doug and his family in Ottawa.
As usual, I took plenty of pictures. Some are here. Some, including most of the rest of my family, are not.
That's because they don't want to have their pix on my blog, as much as I'd like to include them.
So here is what I can include, beginning with my brother Gerry's pic of who he believes the true guy inhabiting Spaceship Orion is.
A major incident of the day was when my brother Gerry was bowled over by exhuberant nephews Cole and Justin, and the result. Somehow, it was poetic justice.
I'll come back to that, but the theme of the party was to celebrate Mother's Day, and about 32 birthdays among the grandparents, parents, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and whomever else.
This is Monica, who's leaving Wednesday for Europe on a 2 1/2-month trip I know little about.
This is Joshua, my brother Gerry's son, looking mischievous.