She's one of my sister's new friends-and-relations from Brooklyn. Lexi is the either the cousin or the niece of my other brother-in-law Joe. (Speaking of which -- what are the odds? Seriously? I have two sisters, so what is the statistical likelihood that both of them would marry guys named Joe?)
(Then again, I did have an uncle who was married to two of my father's sisters, so I suppose having two brothers-in-law named Joe is not the weirdest thing going on in my single-forked family tree.)
Lexi was visiting over the weekend. She and Shae got along famously. I think it's because of that Nintendo DS thing, or whatever the heck it is, but they hung out all afternoon, sitting there with their heads full of eyeballs, plotting and scheming. I don't know what they were plotting and scheming, exactly, but you can be sure that it was something Not Good.
No, not really. They were fine, and I think they both really liked having someone their own age to hang around with (Lexi's 4). I know Shae did, at any rate. Shae does fine around "the old folks," she really does, but I know I always feel more comfortable when I can commiserate with peers.
Brooklyn is kind of a hike from my grandparents' place, but who knows? Maybe as the weather gets nicer, we'll see more of Lexi, and in the summertime Shae will have a swimming buddy. (We're in no rush to get Shae a DS of her own, though -- I still have nightmares about my suicidal Super Mario men and I am not yet prepared to deal with it.)