If I had put all this in a post it would have gotten very long, so I put it in a filler instead.
It was time for a birthday celebration in the Everard household. I got a temporary new outfit, and I was off for my hair doing the next day.
Now for all of us separately:
Avery is a stereotypical teenage boy. But he’s my stereotypical teenage boy, so of course he has his oddities. For example, his pyjamas (these make me laugh) have, “Chemists do it on the table- PERIODICALLY”- on them. It is a terrible, yet amusing joke. And if this is what it takes to keep him interested in science, SO BE IT.
Calista Hadley has a very unique style. She says she wants to look like Cherry rose did as a teen, and she’s getting there. I really admire her for standing out and not doing what everyone else does. She’s very clever, I’m surprised she doesn’t have the genius trait. She does have the traits: Childish, Artistic, Great Kisser and Light Sleeper.
Jesse is a friendly young lad. He loves sports and videogames, but he has a soft spot for Calista Hadley and for me. He has his Dad’s hair, and my eye colour, but I think the rest is his father’s. He has taken a real interest in Harry Potter and likes to pretend he’s one of Hogwarts’ students.
Novembre and Poppy are the best of friends. When they found out ‘Vembre was moving they started to cry and crawled away to hide under the desk. Novembre has hair that is purple. Despite Leilah having Red and her father having brown. Poppy was a true berry baby. She was always smiling and happy. If there was ever a berry child it would have been her. She was named in honour of the soldiers who died in the wars, Poppy Day being what the British use to honour them on 11th November, and on Veterans Day in the USA. *(Please excuse my mediocre knowledge of US traditions.)*
I got a change of outfit the next day, and a haircut. I slipped into this comfortable Christmas themed jumper and a pair of jeans. It was an excellent way to get into the holiday spirit. Back at home we didn’t celebrate thanksgiving, but I think I want to start it, so I’m going to look up recipes for the perfect turkey dinner.
It’s a very American tradition, and I think I’m not British anymore, I’m a citizen of the USA and I should celebrate like one. Or at least that’s the Kids’ view. I think they just want turkey really.
The family and I were all going a bit stir crazy, so I took us all out to the new community pool. It was a pretty cool pool, if a little poorly designed. There was the large main pool, a smaller lap pool, and a separate adult pool, as well as a hot tub, slip-n-slide AND a sprinkler. There was also every kind of buffet table imaginable, Christmas, wedding, Halloween AND a plain yellow one.
When it started to get dark I grilled up some Hotdogs, and we all ate then went to play in the sprinkler.
Catherine was busy taking (very nice) photographs of butterflies. I asked her for one and she gave me this one:
It was a panorama, apparently. I was pulled away from Catherine’s GRIPPING talk about camera angles when Hadley grabbed me and whispered in my ear, “There’s a new club in town. Do you want to check it out. .It’s called Skye High. Apparently it’s at the highest point in town AND you own it. Hence the name. But also, it’s only for the very most important of people. Like you, me and the girls!”
I considered for a moment before we all joined up and set out on a journey for the club.
And, there was no drunken baby making this time. Once bitten, twice shy as the saying goes.
I returned home at about 11. I’d let Avery and Calista Hadley stay up until I got home to watch the kids. And I’d also promised to let Avery learn to drive, he needs night hours to get his licence, and night is the only time you can get them. Of course in my infinite wisdom I let him take the brand new BMW out for lessons. If that had ended up wrapped around a tree… I shudder to think what might have happened.
So anyway, I got home after his lesson and fell asleep on the couch in the entrance. Too tired to notice the magazine cover bearing my picture.
Calista poked her head around the wall and said,
C-Avery’s taken the car. He’s gone to visit his girlfriend.
S- He has a GIRLFRIEND?
C- Yeah, something about a Dawn Turner woman, and her daughter. I dunno much about her. You’d be better off asking him. Oh, by the way Erik’s here.
I rushed off to see Erik sat at the piano and quickly joined him.
S- So, I was thinking of serving Thanksgiving dinner later, would you like to stay.
E- I’ll stay, IF I get to teach you how to play this. I don’t know WHAT happened to it, but it sounds like a deaf monkey tuned it.
Deal, I said. As we sat down for a lesson on Piano.
Pretty soon it was time to get to work on the meal. I set Erik off doing Pumpkin Pie, while I made the turkey. When he placed it in the oven to bake he wandered off for a while, and I stood there glaring at the space he had been in.
I, of course was working on the meal. (No Pics Sorry) and it was then the procession of my daughters arrived, Snow, Christine, Fallyn, Grace and Leilah with Novembre. Poppy was delighted to see her.
It was a lovely family meal with friends, family and sharing.
A/N I really wanted this post out, but I’ve been having problems in-game so the end is a little rubbish. And I really want it to go on for a while longer, but after the game crashed the following had happened:
- Calista and Avery moved out,
- Jesse moved out.
- Poppy’s a teen.