Monday, June 14, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Sunday School Picnic

i am sorry that this post is so long but this saturday we had our sunday school picnic and it was really hard to choose from the over two hundred pictures that i took!

here is grampa yade, just waiting to cook up dozens and dozens of sausages.
grampa yade qualified for a ruby tuesday picture.
just look at the red stripes running up and down his sleeves!

joe is the hot dog man and HE is going to be cooking dozens and dozens of WIENERS!
alas!.no red stripes running up and down HIS sleeves but thankfully there is walter wearing a red shirt and the reflection of walter and that same red shirt is on the car door

walter deserves a proper picture for saving the day and so here he is standing beside his uncle.

the ladies have prepared a lovely picnic lunch.

friends are greeting friends !

there is an abundant supply of hugs and smiles!!


an abundant supply of ruby red desserts!

oh! tiny lemon tarts smothered in whipped cream and luscious red strawberries!

aw!..for sure and it MUST be stawberry season but i really think that the blue berries came from our friendly nieghbours, the united states!

sweet water melon from doug and leona!
SEEDLESS! spitting seeds by the children, athough i think that there would be a few adults that would be found guilty playing that game ..ha!

it looks like someone has been into the cupcakes!
little red sprinkles cover the fluffy pink icing.

our spanish sisters have made this lovely fruit salad.
they are famous for these.

i couldn't resist taking this photo of two little spanish girls,both of them sporting pieces of ruby red on their sweaters

this little princess is really enjoying a slice of melon.

and this little lassie prefers the lemon tarts.
it looks like she is saving the best for the last..the strawberries!

this happy couple are the parents of my kids...
ha! the little red car and i pick up their four children every sunday for sunday school.

here is our little hockey player and he knows that coca cola is the "real thing"!

bernie thinks so too but "don't you dare give me any of that diet stuff!".

this lovely lady in the red sweater is a grandmother to four children.
her three children were all in my sunday school class years ago.
i feel very old!

this baby loves to mess around with his food!
this little guy has one sister and two brothers. his mama was also in my sunday school class...years and years ago! i feel very, very old!

now i sort of took advantage of the red sweater in the background because, i wanted to show off these two handsome two nephews, cousins, jordan and chase who are gracey's grandchildren..their moms were BOTH in my sunday school class too..years and years and years ago! yes! you guessed it!.. i feel very, very, VERY old!

here is leona..she has always had a great love for little children and they feel the same for her.
leona is helping these two little girls make candy sticks.

this is the little family of the visiting young preacher who told a story from the bible to the children.

oh! this looks like such a delicious candy stick.

time for piñatería!
the little ones got to punch at a blue hippo that was just full of candy.
i am a bad one for critizing..i don't think that an animal, even a unliving fake animal should be used for a punching bag.
i guess it is the same thing that mom golden didn't believe in our playing with toy guns.

for sure and when the older children had their turn at piñatería, it is just as well that the little red car was parked far far away..hahaha
look at THIS flattened little red car!

here is the preacher and his family.

here is our very own spanish artist, marina painting tiny pictures on the children's arms and faces.

this good little boy is standing so still as she paints his tiny hand.

and THEN she paints her own hand...a little girl and a turtle and the names of her own children, sofia and fernando.

well the day is dying down but there are still things to discover.
these two have found some little red plastic balls!

hmmm..this little red shirted laddie is running with a yellow ball!

ha! gone fishing for pink fish!

a game of catch..using a water balloon.

one last treat..this little pretty is eating a freezie.

over for another year, here is marina and her family.
now everyone is waiting for vacation bible school to start at the end of july but in between times they will surely be meeting every week at sunday school.

happy ruby tuesday to you all and god bless you terry


Jim said...

Hi Terry ~~ When you guys have a picnic you do it up BIG! We might pick our Canadian vacation next year for June. Surely we know where theree is a neat picnic with lots of red!
Happy RT! Your pictures and commentary were great!

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
What a great, social church you are a member of.
Reminds me of the church of my childhood, just with poorer equipment.
Somehow I think that you are an important part of the machinery, keeping these wheels turning around.

There are few people I respect more in the whole world, than women of your breed.
I phone one of your spiritual sisters here in Norway, when things were hurricane - like.
(She's a daughter of my mother's Terry like bestest.)
Hadn't spoken with her for fifty years, and yet she just stepped in, made some phone calls and
in a few hours things got sorted out.
Like Moses when he led the flock through the Red Sea.
I know your prayers were there to help making a dry way through the water too.
When I see your congregation, I just know how many people's heart you must have touched and embraced.
Thanks for being there.
Thanks for being you.
From Felisol

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

No.....don't say it's a long was super. Personally, I like the posts on blogger's blogs that go into more us a lot more to admire, read and enjoy!!! What a glorious day had by all...loved the photo share.

My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Hope you can find time to visit with me today.

Auntie E said...

So many rubies and the fun is priceless.
My ruby link for you

reg said...

haha you are so right that is a lot of pics but each one is wonderful, I loved that Strawberry and Blueberry desert the most. I had over 200 pics from our parade it was so hard to bring it down to a few as well.
Nicely displayed there Terry

Anonymous said...

thanks for taking me along on your picnic I almost feel as if I was there the only thing was I did not get to taste any of those delicious goodies

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sunday school picnic—
gathering God’s family
for good things to eat.

Red-Sash Window (With Gum!)

donna said...

WOW.....God's work all done up in red....lovely post!


Amrita said...

That was a smashing picnic-even the watermelon is sliced to perfection. I strongly protest for not being invited LOLK.

Honestly this is super Terry.Great to the the people of God-the young and old coming together and celebrate His goodness and abundance. We also used to have occasions like this in the good old days.

Love the pictures.All are adorable.

Dimple said...

What a lot of fun that day must have been! You are quite good at finding red everywhere, Ms. Terry, and then entertaining the rest of us with the story behind the color!

Thanks for coming by, which I took as an invitation to the picnic!


PS You can't be all that old!

Crown of Beauty said...

Love to you today, dear Terry. Haven't been here in a while, and I was glad to look at all the picnic pictures you posted. I have scrolled down a bit, too, to read Old Geezer's testimony, about Grandpa Ron's birthday, and the lovely wooden box story sent by Marina from El Salvador.

You have gladdened my heart today, dear Terry.

There's been a lot happening these months and years... but I am happy we can still connect as blog friends.

As I was reading your words that went with the pictures I realized what a faithful woman you have been...teaching generations of Sunday School students, and also Vacation Bible School. What a great foundation has been laid in these young hearts that they grow up still attending church and sending their own kids to Sunday School!

You will be richly rewarded for your faithfulness, dear friend.

I am looking forward to meeting you someday.


DeanO said...

Hello Ms. Terry - Sunday School picnics are the best. The desert looked awesome - yummy. You put a lot of work into this post. Thanks, I enjoyed reading the post and viewing the pictures. I go to our Church choir picnics - you know - the harmonica gets me in :)

Deborah said...

WOW! That's alotta pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time!
Those deserts look soooo good!

PEA said...

Now that's a Sunday school picnic that looked like it was a lot of fun!! Look at that food, especially the dessert, I would have been filling my face for sure! lol When I saw the strawberries, it reminded me that I need to check if the strawberry farm near here is open yet because I want to go pick a couple of baskets. Loved looking at all your photos, such happy smiling faces everywhere:-) xoxo