Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Park Drama (Photostory)
The picnic is in full swing. Ian has cooled his heels, all in the name of not getting embarrassed by his mother.
JT and Rod have really hit it off. They have bonded over military stories. JT is retired Navy. Rod has even handed over the grill to JT.
Ian and Valencia have escaped to a blanket. Valencia was almost showing her goodies, but her grey panties have saved the day.
"So what do you think?" (Roberta)
"He's nice. It's a little strange seeing you two together, but I'm very happy for you, mom." (Danielle)
"Look at them over there. You would never know they just met." (Roberta)
"Rod has an uncanny gift of getting along with everyone." (Danielle)
JT closes the top on the grill to let the meats continue to cook.
Julian and Ciana have been having a good time on the playground.
Not too far away, Melanie is picking up Nicole and Jessica from their girl scout meeting at the school.
"So how was the meeting? What did you guys do today?" (Melanie)
"We talked alot about selling our cookies ." (Nicole)
"Any word on when the darn things will be arriving? " (Melanie)
"I think they said sometime next week. I'm not sure." (Nicole)
"Can Jessica come over and eat dinner with us?" (Nicole)
"Not today. Jessica's mom is waiting for her at the park. So that's where we're headed." (Melanie)
"We can call her and tell her we'll drop her off later?" (Nicole)
"Nicole, I said no. You and Jessica have been together all day." (Melanie)
JT is making Roberta feel extra special, as he gently strokes her face with the back of his hand.
"How are you doing over here?" (JT)
"I'm doing great. Just enjoying this beautiful day." (Roberta)
"Are you hungry?" (JT)
"I'm getting there." (Roberta)
Ian looks over to see what's going on with his mom and JT.
Valencia doesn't say anything, but she's getting a little concerned about his apparent attachment to his mother. She's wondering if she hasn't hooked up with a momma's boy.
"Sharmaine just texted me. She's on the way." (Danielle)
Jacob is trying to get Rod's attention, but he seems to be preoccupied.
"Honey, you aren't even listening to us." (Danielle)
Melanie and Nicole just pulled up." (Rod)
"Jessica, do you see your mom?" (Melanie)
"Yes, she's over there on the bench. I think she sees us." (Jessica)
"The family really seems to like you. I told you it would be okay." (Roberta)
"Most of the family likes me. Not everyone is a fan." (JT)
"Don't worry about my son. He's never seen me with a man other than his dad. It might take him a minute, but he'll come around." (Roberta)
"I'm going to go over and say hello to Nicole." (Rod)
"Alright. See if her mom will let her stay for the cookout." (Danielle)
Jessica and Nicole say their goodbyes.
Nicole has spotted her dad and Danielle. She is waving in their direction.
"Thanks for dropping her off." (Sylvia)
"Not a problem." (Melanie)
"I guess we will be gearing up for the big cookie drive soon. Have you signed up to work any of the cookie drive locations?" (Sylvia)
"Me? Oh no. I'm going to leave that up to Rod. He loves doing those kinds of things. I'll take a few cases to work and sell them to my coworkers. " (Melanie)
"Who are you waving at?" (Jessica)
"That's my dad over there." (Nicole)
"Awww, there's Nicole. I guess she's coming to the cookout." (Roberta)
"Who's Nicole?" (JT)
"She's Rod's daughter from his first marriage. That's his ex-wife, Melanie." (Roberta)
Rod scoops up Jacob, and heads to the car.
"We'll see you guys next week." (Sylvia)
"You'll have to team up with Rod next week. Nicole will be back with him for a few weeks." (Melanie)
"Okay. Take care." (Sylva)
"Oh brother. Why is he wearing that hat? I wouldn't have let him leave the house looking like that." (Melanie)
"I like his hat." (Nicole)
"Why am I not surprised. Your daddy can do no wrong in your eyes." (Melanie)
"Hi Daddy. Hi Jakie Jakie." (Nicole)
"Danielle let you leave the house looking like that?" (Melanie)
"Looking like what?" (Rod)
"At least she got the baby looking half way decent. His outfit at least matches." (Melanie)
"Daddy, where's Julian?" (Nicole)
"He's on the playground." (Rod)
"Any chance Nicole can stay for the cookout?" (Rod)
"What? No invite for her dear old mom who gave her life and who takes care of her daily? Am I not worthy?" (Melanie)
"Have you lost your mind? Where are your manners? We do not yell at the top of our lungs, like we don't have home training. Sit down." (Melanie)
"Hi Nicole!" (Julian)
"Do you really want to come, or are you just jerking my chain?" (Rod)
"What do you think?" (Melanie)
"Can I stay?" (Nicole)
"If you really want to." (Melanie)
"I really want to." (Nicole)
"Earth to Danielle. Hello hello." (Sharmaine)
"Heyyy. I'm sorry. Glad you came. Mom will be happy to see you." (Danielle)
"This is Kobe. Kobe this is my cousin, Danielle." (Sharmaine)
"Nice to meet you Kobe." (Danielle)
"What on earth is he doing here?" (Valencia)
"Who's that?" (Ian)
"A guy that I used to know." (Valencia)
"Used to know how?" (Ian)
"We went out a couple times." (Valencia)
"Great. Can this day get any worse?" (Ian)