After Deanne’s birthday, Jin headed out on a mission of her ow. She seemed pretty nervous, but not so nervous that she couldn’t appreciate the local scenery.
She headed straight to Chauncey’s house. She must have been worried about what he would think of her new, older self.
But she needn’t have worried. Jin and Chauncey are the same age, after all.
They headed inside to do whatever it is they do when they’re alone. It’s certainly none of MY business.
Well, she didn’t come home that night. She called in the morning to tell me that we should get the family out to Eerie Festival Grounds, and we should dress up.
Who am I to question Jin?
We even brought out little Erin, who wasn’t terribly thrilled.
I guess she just needed out of the stroller to play.
Then Jin showed up, looking like a million bucks!
And it started to hail.
“Today’s your lucky day” she told Chauncey. “We’re getting married!”
Chauncey seemed surprised, but he decided now was as good a time as any. Chauncey’s such an easy-going fellow.
Jules MacDuff didn’t seem to be getting the hint, though.
He’s not terribly good about personal space.
Another unhappy wedding guest was Ayden van Gould.
And you can add William to Jin’s fan club.
He seemed to have something against Branden.
It took quite a long time for Chauncey to make it from one side of the park to the ceremony.
I thought Jin’s look was going to burn my head off.
But at last Chauncey made it. You just have to give those seniors extra time.
“I know what we’re doin’ tonight!” Chauncey declared.
Jin couldn’t stop laughing.
Then they got to the vows.
And Jin was Mrs. Jin Grimm-Anjali! I was so happy for her!
I’d been hoping that we could have Erin’s birthday in the park, but it was still hailing, and Erin was still screaming on the sidewalk, so I decided to take the family home. I invited Jin and Chauncey back for birthday cake, but they seemed to have something else planned.
Oh, well. The house sure isn’t going to be the same without her.
Wow, two major parties in one day! At least Erin’s was in out of the rain.
And here’s my little Erin! What a beautiful little girl!
She better be a genius at potty training. That’s all I have to say about that.
Branden bailed out on cake because apparently prom was tonight.
It would have been nice if he’d told me beforehand. I don’t even know if he had a date!
The other kids bonded over cake, though.
I event got to have some while Hetal put Erin to bed.
Oh, and somebody we don’t know crashed the party. I’m starting to get really tired of the lack of privacy around here.
I waited up for Branden and asked him how prom went. See, I really am a good mom!
He said it was kind of boring.
Most of the time everyone just stood around.
But he did get to hang out with Larry Pierce for a bit.
And he met this wonderful girl Lacey!
He couldn’t stop talking about her. He says she’s the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen. And she even danced with him.!
Well, I can’t wait to meet her!
During the night, it seems we had a vistor.
Our house seems to be popular with people from everywhere, I have to say!
Wait, we still don’t have any fails! Two posts without fails? How is that possible??
Does dumping your baby on the sidewalk in a hail storm so you can go watch a wedding (outside in a hail storm) count as a fail?
OMG, all of a sudden I’m not so annoyed about having a fifth kid. Erin is perfect. Hetal’s skin, Jin’s hair, Allison’s eyes, Hetal’s nose, and Allison’s eyebrows. She also has Anjali pointed ears (not visible with that hairstyle), and I think she has Hetal’s expressive mouth. That’s just what I see from her as a toddler!
Even though, out of five kids, THREE of them have Jin’s hair, and NONE of them have Allison’s! And grandparent hair is supposed to be lower probability than parent hair. *headesk*
I considered keeping Jin around as slave nanny for one last child, but I wanted to get her out of the house to have some of her own life. I don’t know how the Wonderlands will manage without her, but I bet she’s happier now.