My mother-in-law's birthday is next week. Since it's a milestone, my father-in-law threw a surprise party for her tonight. Eugene took the day off to help prepare, and I baked rolls and made a salad. My parents came down as well. When we got to the house, I was a little surprised to see my mother-in-law helping out in the kitchen. I guess she figured out that something was going on.
I, on the other hand, had no idea the party was also for me as well.
Back when Eugene and I started dating, we planned a double surprise party for two of our friends. (It was quite a surprise, as our friends' birthdays were about a month apart.) This was something similar, though the gap between my birthday and my mother-in-law's birthday is much smaller.
There was a lot of Filipino food, including a lechon (roasted pig). Alex was a bit short on sleep and was cranky at first (he fell asleep in the car on the way over), but after my dad found a ball, he warmed up quickly. (Alex spent most of the time with my mom or Eugene--he's Daddy's boy.) He also ate well, particularly of pancit (a noodle dish) and the pork. He also enjoyed the cake too. The cake had my name and my mother-in-law's name on there, with candles for both of us. I blew out my candles, but I leaned so close to the cake I got lots of frosting on my sleeve.
Alex fell asleep on the way home, but we were prepared for him. We changed him into his overnight diaper and jammies before leaving, and we gave him his milk sippy in the car. Hopefully he sleeps through the night--he ought to be tired enough!