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Ashby Lemi’s – Babies 57

Time moved along like time does and the kids were thriving in their new town.  For once the dynamics between two of my children and their father was different from any of my other kids.  This was because Raven and Hardy’s dad was in the challenge community.  Logan knew the importance of being active in his child’s life and he stopped over often to spend time with his kids.

Hardy loved his dad just as much as Raven did, but for some reason Raven had become a daddy’s girl.  Anytime Logan walked into the house, no matter what she was doing, she would toddle over to him, reach her little arms out and say, “Daddy, Daddy, pick me up Daddy.”  Logan would scoop her up and tickle her making angelic giggles escape her lips.

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It also amazed me that at such a young age she was obsessed about being a werewolf.  Somehow she knew that her dad and brother were different from her and she didn’t seem to like it.  Even though I wasn’t different like them and I tried to tell her that she still didn’t seem to be satisfied with that.

“Mommy, I wanna be woof like Daddy and Harwdy.”  She would say over and over to me when we had or bonding time.

“Baby, you are beautiful and wonderful just like you are.  You are like mommy and that is okay.”  I would tell her.

She would always get upset with me after that and cross her arms over her chest and stick out her bottom lip.  “No..I wanna be woof like Mia.”  Mia is her sister on Logan’s side.  There was no winning with her so I had to distract her with bacon ice cream, a treat she started liking while visiting her dad and watching the little werewolf kids there eat it.

It really worried me that she was so obsessed, but what could I do but hope she grew out of it.

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Hardy was becoming a handful.  Logan had sat me down and explained that he was a werewolf and that is appears that Hardy had received that trait.  He filled me in on how to raise a werewolf child and I had been following all those instructions, but Hardy was still a handful.  He was a sweet and caring little boy but he had these tendencies and all at once he would start to flail around and then start shredding things up.  It was getting expensive having to replace and fix things.  I just hoped that as he aged he would calm down.

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My three oldest were in school all day and Asher was at work.  Logan and Becks had their own lives to tend to and I didn’t know anyone else in town yet.  I spent a lot of times with my tot’s watching them and thinking about how fast they grew up.

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In the morning, after we sent the triplets off to school,  we would go to the park and do some yoga.  It was cute to see them try to copy my moves.

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That time together was peaceful but often I would sit there and worry about who the next daddy in my challenge would be.

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“Luna I think you are doing that problem wrong.”  Older sister Lavinnia would help Luna with math which was her worst subject in school, but Lavinnia’s best.

The five children in my household made me so very proud.  The triplets were so very close and the twins were so much fun.

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The weather was turning colder and the nights longer and just around the corner was Halloween.  Typically it is my favorite holiday of the year, but this year I felt out of sorts and lonely.  The triplets had a party to go to and Logan had asked to have the twins and Asher had to work.  I agreed to Logan, but the thought of being alone didn’t help the emptiness I felt inside.

Halloween was upon me and after Logan picked up the twins I sat down in the kitchen to dive into a carton of ice cream but hung on the refrigerator I saw a note that said: Go up to the bedroom.  The note was written in Asher’s script so I decided to see what he had waiting for me.  I was sure he had picked up on my mood and decided to try and cheer me up with something.

Laying on the bed was the most amazing costume with another note that said: Put me on.  I figured that he thought that if I dressed up it would help me cheer up.  It was a cute thought and I decided to try it.  I put on the costume and headed downstairs to prepare for the trick or treaters and eat that ice cream, but when I went downstairs I was surprised with all of my friends in their own costumes.

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We had a great time.  Becks, Logan and Addy came as zombies, Christy Quinn was a circus performer, My boy Newbie and his wife came as fairy folk and Violet and A.J. came as the 50’s couple.  Asher and I were a zombie hunter and victim.  I was so impressed and thankful that my husband flew in our friends and family and surprised me with this.  It was something I truly needed.

I was sad that our out-of-town guests had to leave the next day, but it still had been a grand Halloween.

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It was time for another Lemi birthday and since all five children were ageing up we decided to have a pool party.

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“Hardy, my boy you are going to age up today.  Are you excited?”  I cooed as I looked into the sweet face of my little boy.

My only birthday wish for him was to be able to control his werewolf urges a little better as a child.

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“It won’t be long now my girl.”  I tickled Raven and we both laughed.

My only birthday wish for her was that she realize she didn’t need to be a werewolf to be beautiful and special.

The party was super fun.  The guest and the kids had a great time swimming, playing and visiting.

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“Mom look what I can do.”  Weaver called out. I turned just in time to see him do some fancy dive.  It almost gave me a heart attack when he came real close to hitting Luna.

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The party was a success but I had to admit that I was a bit concerned when Logan was spotted in his werewolf form rummaging in my garbage can.  Remind me to talk to him about that.

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The triplets turned out stunning.  Lavinnia and Luna with their pink skin, like their dad, and Weaver with his grandma Mirid’s skin tone.  They were all so different and I was looking forward to getting to know the teenagers they were to become.

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Raven and Hardy, what cutie’s they turned out to be.

“Hey you kids.  Quit jumping on the bed.  You’re going to knock the cats off. ”  They were a rambunctious pair.

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The night of their birthday was a full moon and poor Hardy couldn’t control changing into his beastly self.  I was a bit disappointed that he was unable to control the change, but at least he didn’t tear anything up.  I guess that is a good start.

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Poor Raven.  She was still pretty obsessed with becoming a werewolf, but when she saw Hardy change for the first time she fainted over in fright.  I’m really worried about her.  I decided that I needed to have a talked with Logan to see if he thought her obsession was natural or not.  If he didn’t agree then I would have to look into getting her help.

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Peridot Guppie

My worries of who the next challenge dad would be was washed away when I got a knock on my door and behind it was Peridot Guppie, the next birthstone dad that had been slotted, asking if I was ready for him.  I asked how he had found me and he told me that he reads my blog and saw that I had used Logan Fey as the last dad.  He was still eager to join so here he was.

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Peridot blessed me with another baby girl.  It was my first single birth since baby 33 Bay Quinn Lemi.

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Jenixa Guppie Lemi was a shy, sweet girl who loved “her” cat fire.

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The currently Lemi Household:  Luna, Lavinnia, Hazel, Fire, Jenixa, Raven, Weaver, Hardy, Ashby and Asher.

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Ashby Lemi’s – Babies 55 and 56

What an anomaly; the kids were all in bed and the house was quite.  Asher and I decided to take a little time for ourselves.  We ventured out to the edge of our property and sat down in the soft sand as we gazed at the beauty of the Island.  We sat in silence for a while before I had the urge to whisper sweet nothing’s in my husband’s ear.

“I love you Asher Lemi.”

Asher turned to me and there was pain on his face.  I searched his face and eyes trying to figure out why such a look was crossing his handsome face.

“I love you to Ashby.  We need to talk.”

Those four small words sounded ominous and panic quickly filled me.  “A..About what?”  I choked out.

He took my hands into his.  “We need to move.”

My panic started to subside, but I was still left confused.  What did he mean we had to move?  We had just moved to the island, where was this coming from?

“What do you mean?”

He scooted closer to me.  “I have been given the opportunity to open a second location of the restaurant in a place called Sunlit Tides.  I know we just moved here, but this is a great opportunity.   I hate to uproot you and the kids again, but I don’t think I can pass up this opportunity.”

The two of us sat staring at one another for a long time.  I didn’t know what to say or how to say anything I may have to say.  Finally he broke the silence.  “I understand if you don’t think you can come with me.”  He let go of my hands.

This broke me out of my shock.  The tone in his voice was defeat and surrender.  There was one thing in this world that I knew and that was I loved Asher and I would follow him anywhere.

“When do we have to leave?”  This time I grabbed his hands.

“You will go with me?”

“Babe, I would go with you anywhere.”

“We will need to leave in two weeks.”  He looked away from me as if a bomb was about to it and I rarely lose my cool with my husband, but I have to admit I almost did in this incident.

“What?  That isn’t a lot of time to pack and we had plans for Violet, A.J. and Christy to come visit us in two weeks.”

“I know, but I figured that they could move their visit back two days and come to Sunlit Tides to help us move into our new home.”

Men…..they never seem to think anything through.

However, I have amazing friends and they were happy to be flexible and help us into our new home.

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We arrived in Sunlit Tides and I was astounded by how beautiful it was, and when the cab pulled up to our new house I was happy to see my friends already there and were already unloading the truck.

Mason, Marko and Monroe took care of the toddlers Lavinnia, Luna and Weaver in our new yard as we adults dug in to get the truck unloaded and at least the beds set up before nightfall.  It is surprising what five adults can do when they set their mind to it. We accomplished our goal and after Violet and Christy helped me get the kids to bed that night we all had a nice glass a wine and fell into our own beds exhausted.

Asher went right to work the day after we moved to Sunlit Tides and over the next week my friends worked hard to help me get my house in order, but that is not all we did.  We also took some time to enjoy Sunlit Tides.

The second night, after Asher got home from work, Violet, Christy and I went to the famous Sunlit Tide spa and the girls talked me into go with a new look.  After facials and massages I got my hair colored.  I liked my new look, but I wasn’t expecting the greeting I got when we returned home.

“Mom! What did you do to your hair?”  Mason gasped when I went into his room to make sure he was getting ready for bed.

“I got a make-over.  Do you not like it?”

“Um…well…It is pretty, but it is so weird.”  He was truthful.

I chuckled.  “Well my dear boy you will get use to it.  Now get your pj’s on and go brush your teeth.”  I leaned forward and kissed him on his forehead.

“Night mom.”  He gave me a 2nd looks and grabbed his Pjs.

Kids they are just the best thing in my life.

In Sunlit Tides almost every house had a pool and our house was no exception.  After a long day of unpacking and setting up we ladies would sit around the pool with some nice cold tea talking spending time catching up on our lives.  I really missed my friends and I was so glad they were there with me.  Asher was already real busy at work and I would have gone crazy if I had to make this transition alone.

We spent some time out by the ocean, relaxing and enjoying being together.

As I watched my friends I admired how Violet and A.J. always looked at one another.  They truly are meant to be.

The day before my friends had to leave we had a party on the beach.  It was time all my children to enter their next stage of life.  The party was s success and everyone had a great time.

From left to right: Mason, Monroe and Marko.  What handsome, amazing teenagers came home that night.

And three beautiful children.  Lavinnia, Luna and Weaver.

Family photo time.  My kids dressed up in their new outfits and Christy took this lovely photo.  Thank you Christy Quinn.

The next day I took my friends to the airport.  As we waited for them to board we were able to enjoy a nice cup of coffee where Violet made an announcement.

“Ashby, you are one of my dearest friends and my sister-in-law we can’t keep letting so much time go between visits.”

“Honey, we live in different places.”  A.J. tried to interject.

“Shhsh..you..I’m talking.”  Violet held up her finger and looked at her husband.

A.J. chuckled and took a sip of his coffee.  He was use to his wife getting her mind-set on something.

“Anyway since my husband thinks this is ridiculous I’m just going to say this.  We need to see each other more.”  She too took a drink of her coffee and then the announcement came over their plan was boarding.  I said good-bye to my friends and headed home.

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My friends were gone, my husband working long hours putting together a new restaurant and all six of my kids were at school.  This left me at home with just the pets.  Don’t get me wrong Fire, Hazel, Tigeress, Sneaky and Cesar kept me busy and entertained, but I was anxious to continue my challenge.  However I wasn’t sure how I would do that since the men that I had lined up before were still back on the island.  I couldn’t ask them to relocate a second time.

Then a turn of events gave me the opportunity I was looking for when I got a knock on my front door.

When I opened my door I saw Becks Best and Logan Fey standing at my door.  I had never met these two in person, but we had become friends on Simbook as they are part of the Challenge Family.  How could I forget they lived in Sunlit Tides.  Seeing them I couldn’t hide my excitement.

“Becks, Logan how did you know?”  I ran out and hugged them both.

“We saw on Simbook that you had moved here.  I ran into Asher in town yesterday and he gave me your address.”  Logan informed me.

“I’m so glad to see you both.”  I gushed.  “I’m going stir crazy being home alone all day.”

“Well come on then.  We are taking you out for the day.”  Becks grabbed my hand and pulled me down the porch steps.

“Where are we going?” I laughed pulling out of her grasp to lock the door.

The three of us had a wonderful day together.  We went shopping, had lunch at a cute place and they showed me all the hot spots of Sunlit Tides.  I was so thankful I would have friends here in Sunlit Tides.  Then as the sun began to set we had dinner at a cute outdoor restaurant by the ocean.

When our meal was done Logan wiped his mouth and stood up.   He extended his hand out to me.  “Ashby can we talk?”

I looked over at Becks, who had a grin on her face, and she wagged her eyebrows up and down at me.  “Um…Sure.”  I replied taking his hand and standing up myself.

He led me to a cute little bench away from the mass of people at the restaurant.  We sat down and he didn’t waste any time.

“Ashby, I know having to move so suddenly has put a crimp in your challenge and I wanted to lend my assistance.”

I looked at him with a puzzled expression.  “What are you talking about Logan?”

“Well I’m a challenge dad and you’re a challenge mom.  I am asking to join your challenge Ashby.  Haven’t you ever been asked this before?”

“Sure I have, but..”  I let my sentence trail off as I began to think.  With Logan’s help I could continue with my challenge and find more dads while I was pregnant with Logan’s baby.

“Ashby are you okay?”  Logan snapped me out of my daze.

“Yes I am more than fine.  Thank you so much Logan.”  I wrapped him in a hug and we agreed to meet the next day to work on the details and make an appoint at the A.I. clinic.

We returned to Becks and took a seat.  “Soooooooo…….did you take him up on his offer?”  She quizzed.

“You knew about this?”  I was baffled.

“Of course I did.  Logan in my best friend.  We tell each other everything.  So will there be more Logan babies running around Sunlit Tides?”

I couldn’t help but laugh.  “Yes there will be.”

“Whooohoooo.”  Becks cheered and Logan and I laughed.

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Before I knew it the kittens grew up.  Tigeress looking all regal and pretty.

Sneaky all slim and colorful.

During this pregnancy I just enjoyed it and spent time with my family. Fishing was something the whole family enjoyed doing.

Um Lavinnia my girl are you a bit confused?

Luna that is incredible.

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Then before I knew it, it was time for my boys to leave the house.

We said our goodbyes and the boys set off into Sunlit Tides to make their mark on the world.

Monroe, took Sneaky with him, and enrolled in art school.  He is doing really well and is dating a woman by the name of Iris Adams.

Marko, my little Loner took Tigress with him, and he got a job at the science facility.  His ultimate goal is to become a robot cross breeder.  Whatever that is.

Mason, my brave and selfless boy, joined the ranks of the firefighters in Sunlit Tides.  I am so very proud of him, but I worry everyday about getting a devastating call.

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Time flies when you are having fun as the old saying goes and this pregnancy was taking a toll on my body, and when I went into labor I couldn’t have been more ready.

I was blessed with two beautiful children from Logan Fey.

Raven Fey Lemi and

Hardy Fey Lemi

Not long after the twins turned into tot’s Hardy began to show signs of odd behavior.  He would snarl at people, growl and tear things to shreds.  I was worried and didn’t know what to do, but when his eyes began to give off an odd, eerie glow I picked up the phone.  I had to find out what Logan Fey failed to tell me before we conceived children together.

Thank you for reading.  I hope you all enjoyed it and as always I would love to hear what you thought of this post.