Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Grandbaby Reveal Party

We happened to be here to attend the 'Goldman Baby Reveal Party' over the weekend.
Things have sure changed in the last 30+ years.  It was a lot of fun to see all Jon and Kelly's friends get excited over their baby-to-be born.  Of course we are too, but it is not the same...

For this event, they included the timing for the University of Georgia vs. University of South Caroline football game.
And there was also the annual Cobbler Pie Contest complete with prizes.
So there was lots of exciting things going on at once.
Folks started arriving mid afternoon.  There must have been over 30 people there by the time it was in the early evening.

There was lots of food
And plenty of pie/cobbler ish variations for the multiple judging categories.
While all that was going on, Jon was outside firing up the Egg Grill and getting ready to cook the Tri-Tip.
With Jon's special Red Dirt and Sweet-Smoky Rubs over mesquite charcoal, it turned out really well!

Then on to the reveal--
Everyone had a small cardboard mug box with a balloon in it for the gender of the baby.
I'd say there was a 60-40 breakdown who thought the baby was going to be a boy.
And a name:  Brooks Carter Goldman

Kelly made the announcement yesterday in her blog and included a computer generated picture of what their baby will look like:
How do they do this  ???

We continued eating for a while as the judges made it over to the cobbler table to taste and judge.  I think they had 8 or 9 categories, most of which I don't remember.  
Kelly chose the recipe, and Pam put together and baked the ingredients of the Blackberry Peach Cobbler.  It was a bit tangy and won the "Life of the Party Award".
The overall winning cobbler was the Pumpkin Cobbler.  The award winner gets a rotating 'trophy' for a year and then it is award to the next winner.  Can't remember why Jon and Kelly got it last year but they were glad to pass it on.
This random work of  art will continue to make its rounds for years to come I am sure.  

That pretty much concluded the festivities but we hung around and cleaned up while the football game finished up.  Pretty exciting game with South Carolina edging the Georgia Bulldogs 38-35.  It was a great game with both teams having plenty of chances to put it away.  

That's all for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles ~ Thanks for joining us!!


  1. Congrats to both the parents-to-be and the grandparents-to-be! You're gonna love being a grandpa :)

  2. I never imagined being a grandparent could instantously be so much fun.

  3. I must admit, I've never been to a gender announcing party before but that looks like a whole lot of fun.

  4. Congratulations Randy and Pam!! How exciting to have a new member of the family!! We wish the mom and dad all the best as they wait this wonderful arrival!!!

  5. How FUN that must have been..never heard of a "reveal" party,but I''m for ANY party...especially with desserts! Congrats to all!