Today we spent the afternoon at my mother-in-law's house. She hosted a birthday party for my stepson Josh. Really it wasn't as bad as it could have been, but if I had to make a list of my ten favorite things to do, this wouldn't be anywhere on it.
In attendance were...
MIL & husband Charlie
Charlie's son Joey, Joey's girlfriend, her daughter
John's Aunt Barbara and cousin Stacey
FIL & wife Lisa
Ex's father and mother
Ex's mother's daughter from first marriage, her husband, and their daughters
Ex's mother's son from first marriage
Ex's other brother & his girlfriend
Ex's sister and her niece
Ex's sister's friend of the family
One of Josh's Cub Scout friends
We all joked that we needed a "family tree" with pictures to show relationships!
Thank goodness 10th birthdays don't happen every year!
Jillian played outside pushing her John Deere lawnmower toy that we bought at the fair, swinging on the swings (while I got bitten at least ten times by mosquitos), and apparently picked up some of my anti-social tendencies and retired to MIL & Charlie's bedroom to watch the NASCAR race with Joey, et al, and play on their bed. She had a blast crawling around, covering herself up with the comforter, and pretending to sleep on the pillows. She got my shades at some point and I quickly snapped a picture of the cuteness.
Phew, what a day!
8 years ago