In the Stanton household, the day started early with Myles being woken up by their new cat, Allegra. His wife was up already, giving the baby a bottle and fixing breakfast for the kids before school.
They sit down to breakfast and talk about their expectations for the day. Myles has an interview at the Moon Island General Hospital. It’s always been his dream to become Chief of Staff at the hospital, and now, he is hopeful that today will be the first step on that path.
Marissa has plans to take Everett for his monthly check up and vaccinations. He’ll be a toddler soon and he needs those.
When they’re done at the doctor’s office, she has birthday cakes to buy for all of her children.
But first there are bills to pay. Very delinquent bills to pay! Myles is not sure how it happened, but when the “Final Notice” came from the bank, he called them up, certain it had been sent in error. But no, there was no error. Somehow... none of their bills had been paid in months.
Myles had to admit, for months now, life had been busy for their family. Between the new house, the kids new school, his attempts to get a job at the hospital... and Everett’s birth... things were definitely busy.
So he shrugged it off and paid the bills on his way to the job interview.
Later that night... it was time for birthdays....
First Marissa helped Everett with his...
… then Mylie blew the candles out on her cake. She was so excited, she could barely contain herself!
And finally, Marcus. He was more thoughtful than his sister before blowing out his candles.
The prerequisite post-birthday makeovers... courtesy of Marissa. She took the teens shopping as soon as the cake was eaten and dishes cleared away. Both of them also got cell phones, mp3 players and video games.
While they were gone, Myles got a head start teaching Everett how to talk.
Back from the store, Marissa and the twins settle down to read. All three of them seem shocked by something they’ve read!
Allegra surveys the newly mobile baby from the safety of her cat tree. Little does she know that he’s going to pounce on her the moment she gets down.
So... no more baby means peace nights for Myles and Marissa, right?
Think again. Marcus was very insistent that he didn’t want stuck in a cage if he could help it.
He was, however, very happy to let his mama teach him nursery rhymes while his father went off to work and his siblings left for school.
After school, Marcus and Mylie finish their homework quickly so they can hang out with their friends. Marilee came home with Mylie and Devon Eady came home with Marcus...
Little did they know that out on the curb in front of their house, Myles was greeting the headmaster of the Moon Island Academy, a private school that was almost impossible to get into.
Uncomfortable with the headmaster’s presence, Devon excuses himself and goes home.
However, the minor distraction did not keep Mylie and Marcus from being accepted into the the Academy.
That night, they had much to celebrate. Not only did the twins get into a good private school, but Myles got a promotion at work. His dream was coming true.
Myles dream, however, and the new promotion with it, meant that he was now working nights. So when Everett woke up in the middle of the night and wanted to stay up, Marissa would get up, too. She would feed him and set him on the floor with his toys and watch while he played. When he got tired, she would put him back in his crib and stay up... waiting for her husband to come home.
While she waited, she wondered about the future... who her kids would become? And she dreamed of other kids... ones she didn’t have yet. Ones she hoped she would have someday. Maybe when Myles got home, she would ask him if they could have more?