Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lucky with the In-Laws

4 DTY/ 7 DTC

I must admit I got really lucky when DTTF and I got together - my in-laws are absolutely fabulous! DTTF's sister and her family got into town very early on Saturday, so after DTTF got off work, we packed up and headed down to his mom's for a visit. We had a wonderful visit. I have missed my sister-in-law terribly. I'm in awe of how we've "grown up" together. Six years ago we would have stayed up until the wee hours of the morning playing cards and drinking. Now the times have definitely changed. By the time we get the kids in bed, we're pretty much useless. Oddly, she and I were the two that stayed up the latest, but that was only because she had to feed her youngest around midnight so I stayed up with her.

This was the first time Tree Faerie has met her aunt, uncle, and cousins. DTTF's sister's two boys are absolutely adorable. The 2.5 year old was great at entertaining Tree Faerie. It was so cute to watch them crawl around on the floor together and play with the blocks.

Yesterday after Tree Faerie got her flu shot booster, she and I met the in-laws at Barnes & Noble, then headed over to Build-A-Bear to make stuffed animals for all three kids. We picked out a purple hippopotamus for Tree Faerie and named her Lavender. The holiday song that's been stuck in my head this year is the "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" song, so Nana and I both thought it was perfect. Tree Faerie was giving it kisses and hugs while we were in the store. Lavender has a heartbeat and plays Brahm's Lullaby, which is a song I sometimes hum to her when I'm trying to get her to go to sleep. I'm now totally in love with Lavender, and I love watching Tree Faerie snuggle her and kiss her.

It's amazing how much just a little time with my sister-in-law has really boosted my mood. I'm really looking forward to spending Christmas with her and the rest of the family!

10 comments:

Heather said...

You are very fortunate to have wonderful in-laws. My husband's family is wonderful and we share the same values. He has three sisters and I love them dearly.

TTQ said...

I'm glad you got into the Christmas spirit, I'm having trouble this year..

Annikke said...

Sounds like you had a great time with family. I love family time!

Heather said...

You know, I must say that I too lucked out on the in-law front. I'm more fond of them than I am of my own family (dysfunctional with a capital screwed up!).

Have fun!

Andrea said...

While I can't necessarily say I'm MORE fond of them, I definitely have a lot of fun with them. It's about equal, I'd say.

KATE said...

I'm so glad that you had a great visit with your sis in law! How fun! Its always good to have sisters! I have two sisters & 3 sister in laws! They are fabulous!! Yay!!

icanseeclearlynow said...

i, too, have wonderful in-laws. we speak with my mil once a week. i adore her! she's the sweetest mom! your in-laws sound fantastic. congrats on lucking up with your hubby and his fab fam!

:)

maria

carrie & troy keiser said...

I have to agree it is nice to be so fortunate in the in-law department! I love mine and they love me back so it works out great.! :) Have a wonderful visit with the fam!

Swishy said...

How fun! Good for you!

Andrea said...

It's nice to know that so many of you have great in-laws. I've known so many people who had a multitude of problems with their in-laws, and my last ones (this is my 2nd marriage) weren't so great.