Raelyn couldn’t keep the smile off her face. She couldn’t wait to tell Zaiden and Owen what she had found out. She decided that dinner would be the perfect time.
She watched Zaiden cook. She enjoyed watching him. He was much better than those cooking shows that she found boring. He would talk to her while he cooked and would let her taste the food. She didn’t get that from a cooking show.
“Any chance of brownies and ice cream for desert?”
“if that is what you want, love.”
Raelyn nodded. “Chocolate brownies and peanut butter ice cream.” Her mouth was watering just thinking about it. Can we just skip dinner and go straight to desert?”
Zaiden shook his head. “My parents are coming for dinner tonight. It is Mom’s birthday.”
Raelyn had forgotten about that. “If you plan to bake her a cake, the brownies can wait until tomorrow.”
Zaiden shook his head. “She doesn’t want a cake.”
He looked at his wife and smiled. “Have I told you how beautiful you look?”
“Yes, you have.” She kissed his cheek. “I do love hearing it.”
She heard the doorbell and smiled. I will get the door. You make the brownies.”
Raelyn opened the door and hugged Izaiah and Colleen. “Happy Birthday.
“Thank you, Sweetie. It has been a good one.”
Zaiden came out of the kitchen and hugged his parents. “Happy Birthday, Mom. Dinner is almost ready.”
He moved out of the way as Owen came running into the room.
Colleen’s face lit up when she saw her grandson.
Zaiden watched his mother and son together. “She spoils him terribly.”
“He is her second chance.” Izaiah looked at his son. “She was never given the chance to spoil you, so she is doing it now with Owen. He is her only grandchild. She has Alana and the others, but it isn’t the same.”
“She will have another one to spoil soon.”
Zaiden looked over at Raelyn. “Another one?” He looked at her still flat stomach. “You…We…We’re having a baby?”
Raelyn nodded. “We are.”
Zaiden couldn’t contain his happiness as he kissed his wife.
“I think I would like to have this one at the hospital.”