I threw an awesome birthday party for the kids this weekend, although, unfortunately, it ended up being full of drama. We rented out a pizza restaurant for 2 hours and hired Matty Roxx, an amazing children's entertainer in our area.
Princess wore a brand new poufy pink tutu and new silver shoes, along with a pink furry stole. She looked precious. We got the boys, (T and Goober, as well as my nephew) matching outfits. They all wore black superhero T-shirts and acid washed black jeans.
While I was going nuts baking the night before at my mom's house (2 types of cake pops and a banana cake), she mentioned that my MIL told her that Rick, the kids' grandpa, was coming. I was annoyed. First of all, he hasn't seen the kids since Christmas 2010, when he promised them all presents and never followed through. I don't care that he didn't buy them stuff, but it made me so mad to see my kids disappointed by him. I was also very irritated that my MIL invited him and didn't tell me. I have a right to know who will be at my kids' party.
The kids had a ton of fun and Matty put on a great show. It was nice to be in a place where 12 kids could run wild.
I've written before about how my SIL and I do not get along, at all. And a lot of the time, I am not the most mature person about it (like Christmas Eve, when I totally ignored her and pretended she wasn't in the room-it was the better option than ruining the holiday)
Well, my MIL took it upon herself to invite my SIL and not tell anyone-not me, not my parents, not my boyfriend. I was near the door, waiting for my best friend from college to arrive, and instead, my SIL walks in. I was shocked, and so angry I was shaking. The first thing out of my mouth was "You weren't invited, so feel free to leave." I really didn't mean to be mean. I just got taken off guard and was furious with my MIL.
They both left, and apparently, she told my boyfriend she was going to kick me out of the house-except I'm on the lease and I pay rent. She can't do that just because she's mad at me. I'm back home now, and we're avoiding each other like the plague. I want to be able to explain to her why I said what I did to her daughter, but I don't think I can without blaming her for overstepping her bounds and inviting her without telling everyone. It wasn't her party, or her place, to do so. I hate being the last person to things, and it seems like she always does this. I thought she learned after the last time, when she invited her daughter and her dogs to stay for a few days at our house and I found out on Facebook.
At least the party was good. And, I found out my college friend is pregnant, and due 2 months before her wedding. I am so excited for her! Now I have baby fever, and I want another one, even though that's crazy and I can't afford it at the moment.