Cesar's dad, Topher Baker, raised his eyebrows. "Pretty brave to come join the family festivities," he said with a laugh. "And serious..."
Cesar and Colette just made moon eyes at each other.
Eva open the box carefully. "Oh! An easel!"
"Yeah, okay, whatever," she answered, eager to seem nonchalant.
"What is it?" Eva asked. It must've been a really bad present to make her cry.
Cesar walked over to her and grabbed Colette's hands. "It's for real, Colette. Will you marry me?" he asked.
After a hearty round of congratulations and hugs around the room, the love birds slipped away to "celebrate" together. Eva suspected they were probably going to kiss.
"That's such a great picture you have there!" Grandpa Ace said proudly.
"We should hang it on the refrigerator, shouldn't we, sweet pea?" Chase asked Eva.
"Thanks! I worked really hard on it!" Eva said, basking in the attention.
Yvonne rolled her eyes. It's just a silly picture. For all the cooing everyone was doing over it, you'd think it was art museum quality. "You should see my new client's work. Byron has a way with the brush!" Yvonne cut in.
"I wub it, Eva!" Farrah cried out, squashing the picture against her dress.
"Well that was a nice little family reunion, wasn't it?" he asked Farrah as he scooped her up.