Starry had some few gifts under the tree as well. After the opening of the gifts Kelsey wanted to try out her jeep and Bella wanted to try out her scooter. "Come on." I
said and I had Starry all bundled up and we went outside and I sat on the chair with Starry and Austin was running around the yard keeping up with both, I was video taping it, Kelsey learning had
to drive was funny. I looked up and Allie was walking up to us "Merry Christmas! We wondered what the laughter was about." Allie said and I giggled, she sat down and smiled "Uh-oh is that a
small bump?" I asked and Allie giggled "it's a very small bump but still." Allie said and I smiled at her, Allie was 17 weeks pregnant, her OBGYN appointment is on the 19th. My mom is even sixteen
weeks pregnan now and she's showing a little bit. "I can't wait to find out what I'm having." Allie said and I smiled, Bella came up limping "What happened?" I asked "I fell." She said and I pulled
out the first aid box "hello kitty?" Bella asked "of course." I said cleaning up her knee and putting a band aid on it. "Bike time!" Austin said "Why?" I asked "Her battery died." Austin said and I
giggled, I put Starry in the playpen we had outside and I bundled her up.
I carried out both bikes and I put Kelsey on hers and had her knee pads and helmet on, Austin did the same for Bella. We were in the yard teaching them how to ride their
bikes.Yes Bella doesn't know how to ride a bike and I feel bad about that. While we're riding, a car pulls up and I look up. "Oh no." I said and I heard Austin mumble something. Out walks my dad
and his girlfriend I couldn't remember her name. Kelly showed up, and Kelly looked huge and then it hit me she was pregnant. "What are you doing here?" I asked "We moved to West Palm Beach." He
said that was forty-five minutes away from us. "No." Bella said looking up at Austin "Kelly and I are having a baby." My dad said "We can see that." I said "What are you having?" Bella asked, when
did this girl get so brave? "We're having a boy." Kelly said "Congratulations!" Bella said and I studied my dad "What is it Lex?" He asked "Why are you here?" I asked "It's Christmas and we have
gifts." My dad said "We don't want your gifts." I said "Lexie, please? It's Christmas." Bella said "okay." I said not leaving my spot, and Austin came up with Kelsey on his hip "We can do it on the
porch or in the house where it's warm." He said "house is fine." My dad said and I picked up Starry and we walked in, I put her back in her indoor playpen and she fell back to sleep.
Kelsey sat in my lap but Bella was brave and sat beside my dad "When are you due?" I asked Kelly trying to be brave like my seven year old sister "January 30th." Kelly
said beaming "Do you have a name picked out?" I asked "Blake Noah Summerland." My dad said "That's a good name." I said "Starry is beautiful." Kelly said "thank you." I said and they handed us all
our gifts, the girls tore into their gifts and I slowly opened mine, it was a name necklace that had Lexie on it, in diamonds, it was beautiful really. "Thank you." I said and they smiled at me "I
was hoping we could put the past behind us and start fresh." My dad said and I knew that was impossible but Bella was nodding her head "Sure." I said and my dad smiled at us "We would love to stay
for dinner but we have to go see Kelly's kids." My dad said "You have kids?" I asked "Two from another marriage." Kelly said "Savannah is sixteen and Jason is fourteen." Kelly said "You guys should
all come over for dinner tomorrow, although mom is coming." I said and my dad nodded "We will be here." My dad said and I nodded.
We went over to Austin's parents house to do Christmas and I was already in a not so good mood, my dad. I can't stand him, I can't believe he would do that. I was looking
out the window and Austin was talking to the girls and they were agreeing. "Forgive and forget." Austin said and I realized he was talking to me "Yeah I know." I said "You forgave your mother."
Austin said and I nodded "I don't want it to ruin the rest of our Christmas." I said and Austin nodded. We pulled up and I got Starry's car seat out and we walked up the door and Austin let us in.
"Lexie and Austin are here!" Katie said and I smiled, Ashley was excited to see us too, Noah and Becca smiled at us, Brayden giggled at Kelsey and Lindsay and Bella smiled. We exchanged gifts and
then we had our dinner, Abby wasn't trying to control anything. "Are you ready to go back to school and work?" Abby asked "No I'm not. I'm going to miss being with the girls." I said and she smiled
"it's always hard." Becca said "I know. At least I have one more year left." I said "And then you're going into Nursing." Abby said "Yes ma'am." I said and she smiled "We will have a Nurse in the
family!" She said and I smiled at her. To my suprise it was a good time at their house.
When we got home Austin took Kelsey and Starry into our room and I went into Bella's room and I hugged her "Sissy are you okay?" Bella asked me "Yeah. When did you get so
brave? How did you get so brave?" I asked "I got so brave when daddy took me. I got so brave from watching you." Bella said and I hugged her "You are a mini-me." I said "I am, because Lexie you are
the strongest woman I could ever know." Bella said "Thanks sissy. Are you ready to be a big sissy?" I asked "Yes I am and I will carry on the tradition that you did. But to me I have been a big
sissy not an aunt." Bella said "Promise me something Belly." I said "What?" She asked "Promise me you won't want to leave me." I said I know it was selfish of me "Sissy, I promise no matter what.
You, Austin, Kelsey, and Starry are my home." Bella said and I hugged her "You're a pretty good kid." I said "You're a pretty good sister." Bella said and I hugged her "Let's go in with
the gang." I said and Bella smiled "Piggy back ride?" Bella asked "You're a little too big." I said and she gave me the pouty look so she hopped on
and I hopped into our room "my turn!" Kelsey said "That I can do." I said and they traded places and I walked around the room and then spun her around and she was giggling, "Daddy catch me!" Kelsey
said and she jumped before we could stop her "Ow!" She cried "Kelsey are you okay?" I asked "it hurts." Kelsey said "What does?" I asked bending down "my arm." She said and I bent down "I think
it's broken." I said and she whimpered.
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