Thankful Thursday - Suspense

Thursday, June 10, 2010

parade It was a beautiful day. Not too hot, nor too windy. I had a jacket on, but as you can see, my grandson Shaon  and grand daughter Remem`brence were perfectly happy to walk in the parade with just tee-shirts, and really tickled when they spotted Grandpa Booker and I in the side lines.

Grandpa Booker had to go to work, so Ruby and I fixed him a plate. He left around 3:30 to be to work by 4:00. I gabbed with friends and family and took photos. I also helped with the children here and there, but mostly I waited. :-)

grands The boys put together the badminton net. Aaron grilled. The little ones played catch and chased one another. They also rode bikes and asked every few minutes when we were going to eat. Well, Ruby?


My grand daughter in the above picture, bottom right is holding her daughter. This is great grand baby number 1. Uncle Chris smooshed her in the face. Look at the face she is giving him. I didn’t blame her. Look at that little face and his hands must seem huge to her. She wasn’t hurt, but she wasn’t  happy.

grands1 Top left is one of Ruby’s twins. I had to snap him while he was still. Amazing! Top right is Ruby’s dearest friend. They went through grade school and much more together. They have not missed a milestone. Bottom is another grand daughter and her niece, which makes another great grand baby.
grands2 Top left, my grand daughter Te`Love. She loves grandma so much she actually signed up at Triond and submitted content. Top middle is Chris’ girl. She and Chris just left for New York to meet his aunt and uncle. I miss them already! More grandchildren and friends…


I do not want to bore you with all the people who were waiting for the announcement, and this is only a fraction of them. …

After we helped Ruby bring everything out and I ran to my house to get more chairs, I thought finally? Children’s plates were fixed first and there were so many of them. Aaron looked up and asked where all the children came from. There were neighborhood children there, but we fixed plates and sat them down at a kiddy table and on two blankets. Ruby said grace.

Adults fixed their own plates and I asked, “Ruby, now?” She told me “No, not now Mom, after dinner”. I know this crowd. There are some that can eat all night. Then I whispered in her ear “But, Ruby, I have to get home to blog.” She cracked up and said “Soon, Mom.”

God must have known my impatience because the skies opened up and it began to rain. Everyone grabbed as much as they could carry and headed inside. No one melted.

Once inside Ruby brought out two decorated cakes. You know I can’t even remember exactly what they said but they were something to do with congratulations and guess what… The icing was blue. Immediately everyone thought of Ruby’s recent sonogram. I had asked the sex of the baby and Ruby stubbornly refused to tell me.

You would have thought the dining room had changed to a talk show. Everyone was yelling and guessing at once. I guessed boy. The icing was blue. I know my daughter is a stickler for detail. All but me and one other guest guessed girl. Ruby told me I had to eat a piece of cake to get the answer. I don’t eat cake, in fact I try to steer clear of sugar. I told her I wrote an article about how unhealthy sugar is. Then she cut the cake.


The cake was pink; a lovely shade of pink. Someone asked if the cake was strawberry. Ruby gets this strange puzzled look on her face and says “no.”

Then it dawned on me, the baby my baby girl is carrying is a girl. They have already selected a name; a beautiful name incorporating both of their name’s and her middle name. I love it.  This was Ruby’s way of savoring that special moment.

Suspense; it‘s  a wonderful thing. It’s what keeps us on the edge of the seat when watching a good movie and keeps us reading a book until the end. Thanks, Ruby, for the suspenseful day, but next time could I get the Reader’s Digest version? I have to blog, you know? Ruby, Mom loves you.

Thanks everyone for joining us for Sunday dinner. Take care and G♥d bless!





7 comments:

SquirrelQueen June 10, 2010 at 3:01 AM  

I can see that Ruby gets her flair for suspense from her mom. I love what Ruby did with the cake, hiding the pink under the blue icing was brilliant.

You have a wonderful family Judy and from the photos everyone was having a great time.

Judy Sheldon-Walker June 10, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

Judy, since you pinned it on me, I guess I will accept the blame. lol

We did have a wonderful time and we have pictures to prove it.

Self Sagacity June 11, 2010 at 6:34 AM  

Funny Judy, I would be in suspense to know as well. It's so great when you guess right, did you guess it was a girl or had no clue? How cute that she made the cake as such, what a wonderful way to bring the news!

Judy Sheldon-Walker June 11, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

Amanda, actually I was one of two who guessed wrong. I saw blue icing and just knew it was a boy because my daughter is such a stickler for detail. That's why she said I had to have a piece of cake, so I could see the pink inside. She got me, but I didn't eat cake. We are so happy for her and anxious for the baby ti arrive healthy and happy.

Anne Lyken-Garner June 12, 2010 at 4:09 AM  

Wow, Judy! You have such a good time with your large family. I could imagine the laughter and chatter and family noise as I read your post. You must be very thankful indeed.

Judy Sheldon-Walker June 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

Anne, we all had a wonderful time - family, friends & great food.

How's your health & new house?

Icy BC June 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

That's a great way to keep everyone on their seats! Looked like you had a wonderful time too with family..

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