Quick note: Characters are still the same but I changed Piper's name to Tia and Seven's name is now Zach. Piper just didn't stick for me, she needs something a little more feminine. I'll re-use the name Piper for another character, I'm sure.
|Tia: Honey, would you like me to make you a cup of coffee to go?|
|Zach: No thanks, sweetie. I think I've had my quota for the day.|
|Zach: Ok, princess it's time for daddy to go to work. Can I get a big hug?|
Aaliyah: Daddy! Can we do airplane? Please?
|Zach: Alright, one quick trip to Liyah-ville...coming up! Here we go, start you engine...(vrooom)|
|Zach: Up, up...o.k. Captain, release your wings!|
|Aaliyah: Higher daddy! Higher!|
|Zach: Alright, here we go...(errrr-nnng)|
|Zach: Ok princess...daddy's gotta put you down for a landing so he can go to work.|
Aaliyah: Ok daddy but go fast!
Zach: Hahaha...sure Captain!
|Zach: Here we are sweetie but before we land, promise you'll be a good girl for mommy.|
|Aaliyah: Ok, daddy, love you.|
Zach: I love you too princess.
|Zach places Aaliyah on the couch and heads over to kiss Tia goodbye....|
|Zach: Hello Beautiful! So, would you like a plane ride too?|
Tia: *Giggle* No...but I will take a kiss and noodle.
|Tia: We still need to discuss the Australia trip.|
Zach: I know.
Tia: I think it'd be a great opportunity for you. Liyah and I will be fine.
|Zach: I know but I don't know if I would be fine. |
Six months is a long time to be away from my girls.
Zachhas been offered the opportunity to compete in a professional surfing event in Australia. He once won an ASP award but after an incident in Hawaii involving a shark, he took some time off and started his own surfing gear company called...Bonus Board. Tia wants him to tackle his fear and get back to his passion.
|The couple "kiss & noodle" and Zach takes off for work.|
(noodling is the name these two use for rubbing noses together)
|Tia: Bye Honey, see you later.|
Zach: Bye sweetie.
|Aaliyah: Mommy, are Nanna and Grand Grand still coming over?|
|Tia: Yes, sweetie. They should be here any minute.|
Just then, Lena and Arlene walk through the door...
|Lena: Good morning, girls!|
|Tia: Oh mom, you startled me! Aaliyah was just asking about you two. Hi grandma.|
|Arlene: Good morning dear.|
Lena: We've actually been outside for a while. I know how you and Zach are...
I didn't want to walk in on a "kiss & noodle."
They all laugh...
Arlene: Ahh, Tia...you are such a beautiful young woman! I have a picture of your mom when she was about your age, you're the spitting image of her.
Tia: Thank you grandma. We definitely take after you.
|Tia: Grandma, can I get you anything?|
Arlene: Just my lil' great grand baby, now where is she?
|Aaliyah: Here I am, grand grand!|
|Arlene: Oh my goodness, look how you've grown!|
|Arlene: Come over here and give your grand grand a hug!|
|Arlene: My goodness, you're just as cute as you wanna be! How old are you now, Aaliyah?|
Aaliyah: 3 years old.
|Tia: Aaliyah, you're 4yrs old now...remember your birthday was last month.|
The ladies continue their conversation in the living room...
Lena: So, mom...when will the moving company have you all set up in the new condo?
|Arlene: Well, they're bringing everything this weekend including my car. So, I should be all moved in by next week.|
|The ladies continue catching up for another 30minutes before heading to the mall where they met Brooklyn and Joyce.|