Yes, Ava did join the fun, she had a lot to make up before she could join us but she managed. All my kids behaved but Patches had a really difficult time joining in. She tends to be standoffish but comes across as rude. I had to escort her up to the moonwalk and get a few siblings to invite her in and kinda walk her through it. It is so hard to watch her suffer around other people. I found her too many times to count hiding in her room or behind the grill. She eventually cried after everyone left b/c none of her friends showed up, Emma chimed right in and said none of hers did either and that helped her feel less left out.
I took the kids to Vacation Bible School this morning. I tried yesterday but too many were out of control and ruined it for everyone else. We talked about it for quite a long time and we managed to go today. I was so proud of them, Michael and Emma will be in Michael's 1st grade teacher's class, the twins will be together, and Patches is alone. I was tickled to sneak in and see Patches had found a classmate from school and hooked right up. Cyr refused to go so she could stay home with Abbie and Ruthie is in summer school. Smella is going to 2 different Bible Schools, one with our kids and one at night with her friend, Emma. She is so excited to get to leave with someone besides Mom. DH asked her if she was learning anything about God and she said she was but claimed all she really did was play.
I got a call this morning from my niece Kaka, her mother is due to have a son any minute and I figured that was why she called. It wasn't. I need to back up a second and explain that I am not currently speaking to her mother (or mine) for several reasons but a couple surround this new baby. My sister refused to tell me she was pregnant for months, refused to allow anyone else to tell me, refused to return my calls, and when she discovered it was a boy (first boy born into the family in the last couple of generations so it is a big deal) she refused to call me and told my mother to do it and she called my other sisters to tell them. My feelings have been hurt, she knows this and refuses to speak to me so I made a decision to stop my relationship with her, why beg someone to be in your life. In the middle of all this, my mother always takes a side, anyone but mine (well known amongst our family this is a pattern) and made the comment that this was her first grandson (I guess my son doesn't count). I refused to go to the Baby Shower due to this strained relationship and they never gave me one so there, I am being petty. At this shower, everything she received for her child was blue, she purchased all her bedding in baseball themes, boy diapers, etc. Figuring she was all set to deliver any day, she opened everything up, washed it, and set it up. She went to the doctor today and they decided to do another ultrasound and discovered something was wrong. Her son is missing his penis and has grown a vagina. ROFLMAO! When I called Kiki, she wasn't surprised b/c she swears it is a family curse, for some reason our wombs rot off any penis trying to grow. I do feel bad for my sister, she has nothing for her daughter now and will have to either wear a lot of blue with bows taped to her head or buy a lot of new stuff.