Just got back from celebrating with Doris, my step mom. We all met at Montana's at Dartmouth Crossing for dinner to start things off. So of course my step sister Rhonda got to work right away with the crayons on the paper tablecloth.
This is Doris with her great-granddaughter Ava on her lap, and her best-friend-for-40-years Mona.
This is Tasha with her grandma, Doris.
Tasha impresses her daughter Ava with her party horn playing, while her Aunt Rhonda checks out the menu.
Doris can't escape the Montana birthday moose cap.
Or the birthday hat back at her apartment. My sister Michelle gives her a bit of encouragement.
Oh - who's that hanging out at Doris' table? Is it my mom? Of course. Doesn't everyone hang out with their late husband's first wife?
Rhonda brings out the cake while we all break out into song.
Ava sits across from me telling me baby-gibberish stories about the stuffed snowbaby that my dad bought for Doris. They were fascinating stories. Have I ever mentioned that I have baby-hypnotism powers? Ava talked and talked to me. No real words but she knew I understood her, anyway. My husband said, "You child charmer, you."
Doris gets up close and personal with her soon-to-be grandson-in-law, Matt (Ava's dad.) He also works at the pharmacy were I get my prescriptions. Small world!
And here's our family:
That's Doris and me in front.
L to R:
Doris' daughter Rhonda, my mom Paulette, my sister Michelle, Matt, baby Ava, Doris' granddaughter Tasha, Tasha's other grandmother, and my husband Brad
Thanks for coming to the party. Hope your Friday was fun!
Thomma Lyn Grindstaff says Family of the heart. That's awesome! :-D
Akelamalu says Doris lookes very sprightly. :)
Toni says 'Doesn't everyone hang out with their late husband's first wife?' * ROFL!