It is now May 2nd now, I'm getting ready for Emma's first
birthday party. Chelsea and Kyle were tagging along, Kyle is now
four months old. It has been two weeks since Caylee has broken
her ankle and she is managing to get by. "Are you ready to go?" I
asked Chelsea "Yeah. Kyle is ready too." Chelsea said and I
smiled at her. We got in the car and then we pulled up to my
mom's house not long after. I got the gifts out and Chelsea got
Kyle's car seat and diaper bag. Clarissa ran up to us "Chels!
Ash!" She said and I smiled at her, she walked with us up the
steps. "Glad you guys could make it." My mom said and I smiled
Jon looked at me and nodded. "Happy birthday sweet girl." I said
Emma was crawling around Emma saw me and instantly wanted me to
pick her up.
"Are you and Chelsea a couple?" Clarissa asked we were in
the backyard, I had Emma on my lap and Chelsea was next to me wih
Kyle on hers. "No we aren't. We are just really good friends." I
said and Clarissa nodded "You two would make a good couple."
Clarissa said "He's with Caylee and I'm with a guy." Chelsea said
"Oh. Still." Clarissa said "Are you ready for summer? " Chelsea
asked trying to change the subject "Oh yeah. I get to visit my
mom in Arizona." Clarissa said and I smiled at her "I know you
are excited." I said "Yeah, I want to see you before you go to
New York." Clarissa said "You will. Are you excited about
starting high school in the fall?" Iasked "not really." Clarissa
said and I smiled at her. "It's not as bad as it seems." Chelsea
said and Clairssa smiled at her.
Today is May 16th and we are at our Senior picnic is today
with our whole family, Chelsea's has her own tickets but she will
still be with us since she is part of our family afterall.I have
Abrianna on my hip, Aunt Alice has Lindsay, Savannah and Uncle
Carl are carrying the food that we were required to bring.
Chelsea has Kyle's car seat and diaper bag. We take our spots at
the table, I hand Abri over to Uncle Carl and Savannah rolls her
eyes at that but then she asks to hold Kyle and is content with
holding Kyle. The director goes on about the last minute
information about graduation, about the number of tickets we are
limited to have and about Graduation, the last week of school.
Now we're eating out lunch, after we finish we were playing some
games with the fellow families, Kyle was getting a ton of
attention from everybody.
Afterwards I went over to the beach and just sat down letting
everything stink in. In a few short weeks I will be a high school
graduate, Caylee will be moving in next door to me. Then we are
off to New York for college the end of the fall. I can't remember
any of my childhood memories with my dad since he left when I was
a baby and I didn't hear anything from him until last summer. But
I can remember childhood memories from my mom. We lived a few
blocks from Aunt Alice and Uncle Carl. We never moved around,
something I was grateful for. So I stayed in the same school
system all my life. Then during the summers my mom and I would go
off traveling the U.S, she would bring whichever boyfriend she
had at the time. Or it was just me and we would spend time
together enjoying our company getting to know our history.
It's May 16th now! Prom has gone and went, Lauren and I went
to our prom together and we had fun just us two. Now it's time to
prepare more for our Graduation since it is June 10th which is
less than a month away, Hope is now two months old and she is
just precious. Hope goes to daycare now so neither parents watch
her while Lauren is at school. Lauren has started working again
part-time as money has gotten tight. I help out, I give money
every two week. I have had this cast on for a month and I go for
my checkup today. Hopefully I can get it off today. During my
check up the doctor examined my ankle and then she looked at me
"You are good to walk on your foot. But take it easy. If it hurts
then prop it. I don't recommend dancing just yet." Dr. Shaw said
"Yes ma'am. Thank you." I said and Lauren smiled at me.
"How does it feel to be walking on your own?" My mom
asked, it was later that night and I was eating dinner over
there. "It feels good. I can't dance yet, she said to give it
another two weeks." I said "But walking on your own is better
than anything." My mom said "It is. I didn't want to have
crutches when I walk across the stage anyways." I said and my mom
smiled at me "When do you drive out to Florida?" My mom asked me
"June 11th." I said "Are you bringing Sam and Sassy?" She asked
me "no ma'am Lauren is going to take care of them for a year. I
have to be on campus my first year and then I can move out." I
said and my mom nodded "You will call and write right?" Liam
asked "Yes I will. I have to hear how my little brother is." I
said and he smiled at me.
I was asked to baby-sit Maddie this weekend so after school
on the 17th instead of driving home I went to Sophia's and
Jason's. "Hey Cay! You are a life saver! Jason has this thing for
work all weekend and it's hard to go with Maddie, to San
Francisco." Sophia said "No problem." I said and Jason went and
loaded the car for me and then he came in. "My little sister, my
baby sister is graduating from high school in less than a month."
Jason said and I smiled "I know." I said "And our built in
baby-sitter is moving!" Sophia said "That's what my mom is for!"
I said and Sophia smiled "You are so good to Maddie. You have our
number. Call if you need anything." Sophia said "Will do. Say
bye." I told Maddie who was just a smiling away. Maddie is now
eight months old, so she is more of an active little baby. She
crawls more now.
It's Saturday and Anderson is working all day, Lauren is
working 6-12 so I'm up at seven with Maddie and Hope. "I say
let's go walking. Mommy left your stroller." I said actually for
times like this we have a double stroller. I get both diaper bags
ready and I put Hope in her spot first and gave her the pacifier
and then I put Maddie in her spot and gave her the pacifier. I
grabbed my phone and then we set go. There's a farmer market two
blocks away so we went there. We stayed there until ten and then
we went back to the apartment area but went to my mom's instead
"Hope! Maddie!" She said and I smiled at her. We stayed there
until 12 and then we went back to the apartment and Lauren showed
up. "Let's go to the mall. We both need to get out." Lauren said
and I nodded. But this time we were taking two separate strollers
because it would be easier on us.