Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Picnic Time Part 2 (Photostory)
"Hey honey. You're looking cute in your hot pink." (Roberta)
"This is JT. JT, this is my daughter, Danielle." (Roberta)
"Very pleased to meet you." (JT)
"And this little teary eyed fella is my grandson, Jacob. Who's been messing with grandma's baby? Come to grandma." (Roberta)
"Where's Rod and Julian?" (Roberta)
"Rod made a quick trip to the store. and Julian is out there riding his bike. Why don't you two just relax. Rod will be back soon and he'll fire up the grill. Can I get you two something to drink?" (Danielle)
"Oh no. Not right now. I have to unpack the desserts I brought." (Roberta)
"I'll take care of that Mom. Just go relax." (Danielle)
"Do you need me to help with anything? I'm pretty good on the grill." (JT)
"I don't want to step on my husband's toes, so I think we should wait until he arrives. You know how you guys are when it comes to grilling." (Danielle)
"Well, we'll be over here on the park bench, if you need us. I'm going to leave this bag here. Nothing in it but a blanket." (Roberta)
On the way to the bench, Roberta stops to say hello to Leslie and Sylvia.
Danielle begins unpacking the goodies Roberta brought.
"Mmmm, sweet potato pie." (Danielle)
"I'm baaacckk" (Rod)
"Thank goodness. Mom and JT are here." (Danielle)
"Great. Ian and Valencia are right behind me. I'm going to go over and say hello to your mom and JT." (Rod)
"By the way, he was trying to get on your grill, but I told him he would need to talk to you about that." (Danielle)
Leslie and Sylvia are shooting the breeze while the kids play.
JT and Roberta are relaxing and playing with Jacob.
"This is my buddy, but wait until you meet Julian. I wonder where he is?" (Roberta)
Julian and Ciana are behind the playground.
Ian and Valencia finally arrive at the picnic area.
"Hey sis." (Ian)
"Hey. Hi Valencia. I was hoping you would be able to make it. Ian thought you would be working." (Danielle)
"I was able to get someone to fill in for me." (Valencia)
"This is my handsome son-in-law, Rod. Rod this is JT." (Roberta)
"Nice to meet you, man." (Rod)
"Same here." (JT)
"I hear you are pretty good on the grill." (Rod)
"I can hold my own." (JT)
"Well, come on over. I could use the help." (Rod)
"You two go ahead. I'm going to sit here a little bit longer." (Roberta)
"Hey, that's my grandma. I didn't know she was here." (Julian)
Ian plops down on the bench.
"I thought I was ready for this, but I don't know." (Ian)
"Ready or not, he is here. He's not that bad, and mom is pleased as punch, and that's what's important." (Danielle)
"Look at him over there, thinking he's all that." (Ian)
"Chill little brother. Take time to get to know him. You may just like him." (Danielle)
"Do you think he and mom are serious?" (Ian)
"I don't know. I think they might be headed in that direction, if they aren't already there." (Danielle)
"Oh shit. He's coming this way." (Ian)
"Just be polite and behave. You don't want to get mom upset." (Danielle)
"There's my handsome grandson. Hello Ciana. I was wondering where you two were." (Roberta)
"Hi Grandma. When did you get here?" (Julian)
"Not too long ago. You plan on giving me a hug anytime soon?" (Roberta)
"JT this is my little brother, Ian." (Danielle)
"Nice to meet you, Ian." (JT)
JT extends his hand. Ian just gives him a look. He can feel Danielle's glare, so he finally shakes JT's hand.
"Your mother has told me great things about you." (JT)
"Well she hasn't told us much about you." (Ian)
"Whatever questions you have, just ask." (JT)
"Mmmm, you give the best hugs." (Roberta)
Ciana is bored with Julian and his grandma, so she heads off to see her mom.
"Grandma, who's that man that was sitting next to you?" (Julian)
"That is my friend, JT. He's looking forward to meeting you. Let's go over and join the gang." (Roberta)
TO BE CONTINUED