Friday, May 1, 2009

Didja ever have...

..one of those "kids-in-law" that you like almost - almost - as much as the kid themselves?

Yea, I have one of those and his birthday is today..(actually, I have 3 1/2 of those - the "3 1/2" will be 4 on the Fourth of July when she marries Andy) ..but none of them have a birthday today.

Johnny, my Son-in-Law that lives in New Jersey as husband of Brandi and Papa to Ella Ireland, has been a delight in our lives. He not only gave is Ella but he took Brandi!!

When thet got married (one of THE funnest weddings we've ever been to - so far..) he not only had to sign the marriage certificate,but a "contract" Mr. B and I drew up..

Yep. An all sales are final" type of thing..

You know, no returns...

And it had a clause that he and any subsequent heirs could visit at any time for as long as they wanted..but Brandi needed to give 2 weeks notice, could stay for no longer than 72 hours and had to bring any/all children that were an issue of said marriage with her.

Yeppers..we were happy that Brandi finally caught..I mean..found.. someone who would be her all..and Johnny is...


He's a Mechanical Engineer for the city and he's been a part of the parks, stadiums and a lot of city work.

He's the only son of wonderful Puerto Rican parents with 2 older sisters. He is smart, funny, interesting and VERY patient..with both Brandi and Ella..


He takes Ella to his favorite sports events, Soccer and has even had a soccer jersey signed for her by the New York Bulls (which I guess is a really neat thing)


He teaches Ella lots and she has him wrapped around her little finger.

And he loves that.

He even doesn't mind when the old "Mother-in-Law" comes to visit and takes his day off to show me around on all three times I've been there.

Yes, we are soooo fortunae to have hit the Tri-Fecta when it comes to kids-in-law...

(No pressure, Barb..Andy will show you the ropes..)

Happy Birthday Johnny. WE love and appreciate you!

-Us

11 comments:

WILBO43 said...

Happy Birthday to your son-in-law. It's great when Mum and Dad love their son-in-law, we do too.
Give him our best wishes.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

diane said...

Happy Birthday to Johnny. he looks a happy and caring dad. It is great to know your daughter is in good hands, as BB said above we are lucky too.

Lucy said...

Cute family. Grandma too. Sounds like a great SIL. And that kid is so cute!! :)

Gaston Studio said...

Happy birthday to Johnny.

My daugher is lucky like this in that she adores her in-laws, all of them!

Heather said...

happy birthday to your son in law. what a special treat that you all love each other so much. he sounds like a wonderful husband, loving father and great son in law :)

Sweet Repose said...

Cheers Johnny...you lucked out with this crazy...I mean wonderful family...Mother in law's the BOMB!!! So don't be messin' with the contract...know what I mean...

What a sweet lil' cherub, the apple of Granny's(and Grampy's) eye for sure!

Have a great weekend Sista!

Hugs from Ioway...

Pearl said...

How wonderful that you have a great son-in-law. There's so few of those around. But we have a dynamite daughter-in-law!!

Laurie and Chris said...

HAppy Birthday Johnny!!

Vee said...

You know that you're pretty lovable if your son-in-law loves ya!

Pen Pen said...

What a sweet Happy Birthday post to Johnny, your son in law. Everyone should have a cool mother in law like you!!! What a hoot, he had to sign the "Brandi" contract along with the marriage certificate.

Betty said...

Sorry I'm late, but I was in Arkansas. Happy belated, Johnny. I can tell you what wonderful things your M-i-L says about you; but, you've probably already heard them from her yourself. Trust me, she loves you a LOT! Hope you had a happy day!