11 February 2009

Chapter 04 – Is Yen Ready for Love?

Yen often goes out, he loves to meet new people. He really likes Robin Zarubin, she has such a natural beauty. But she is much older than he is and she’s not interested. However, he still admired her from afar.


One day he invited his new friend Andrew Martin over to his house and he invited Lila so she could meet him as well.


For some reason Lila acted snobbish and obviously didn’t like Andrew.


She excused herself early that day and went home.


They stayed outside, just the two of them, talking.


Yen was starting to get cold so he invited Andrew inside.


Andrew teased him and asked what his parents would say. Yen assured him that he was allowed to have friends over. Andrew just laughed and followed him inside.


It was later when they were alone that Andrew finally admitted to Yen that he was attracted to him.


Andrew was afraid he would offend or scare Yen away, but Yen assured him he was okay with it. He admitted that he was attracted to him as well.


And so, they started to make out.


It was the next day that Lila surprised him by dropping by with a gift for him. He noticed that she even had make-up on, something she usually didn’t wear.


He started getting uncomfortable when she reached out for his hand.


Then she got closer. He didn’t know how to react and was quite surprised by her new behavior. He had never thought of Lila in this way before.


His heart started racing when she went and laid down on the bed and asked him to join her. The same bed he had lain on the night before with Andrew.


He decides to go and asks her why she is acting different. She admits to him that she has been in love with him for a while.


He admits that he doesn’t know if he feels the same way. She asks him to give her a chance.


He just thinks in the moment and decides to get closer to her.


He doesn’t really think much of it at the time, and they make out and make love.


She seems content and happy afterwards and asks him to call her later, then she left to go to a class.


Later that day Arielle brings him aside to talk to him. She had noticed he had spent some time alone with Lila in the bedroom and she wanted to know if anything happened. He told her the truth on what had happened. She wasn’t happy about it, especially because she feared he would hurt Lila if he didn’t feel the same way. She asked him to not lead the girl on.


Looking at the stars that night, he wonders what he is going to do. He wonders how he really feels. He hadn’t been out looking for a relationship, he just wanted fun. He seriously didn’t want to hurt Lila. She had been his best friend his whole life. He adored her and loved her deeply as a friend, but could he fall in love with her?


10 February 2009

Chapter 03 – Their activities

Yen is getting a lot better at ballet. He goes often to his classes in town to learn more.


He received an award for being so good in ballet. Whenever he practices, he gets in the zone.


When it came to his education, he had a hard time with homework. He’d constantly get behind in his work and had poor grades.


The quads are growing up and Bayley also has a love for ballet.


Yizidore loves all sports, so they built an ice skating rink.


Arielle really has a love for skating as well.


Bien enjoys spending time playing with the train set.


Homework time.


I don’t know why some snowmen that the kids build have a pitchfork and an evil look. Here the penguin came to talk with him. He comes by often.


There is never a dull moment at the Astere household. It’s Yen’s birthday!


Yen is now a teenager and his best friend is still Lila Young.


As a teenager, Yen is still very much in love with doing ballet.


Arielle, Yizidore, Bien, and Bayley enjoy playing catch outdoors in the snow.


Beah would rather play alone with her doll.


Chapter 01 - Raising Quads

Raising a toddler and 4 newborns was more than a handful so they had a lot of help from Nanny Lexie Anderson.


Growing up with quads as siblings, Yen adjusted pretty good and loved to help his parents with the babies.


Soon the quads were all toddlers. Here is Bayley. She loves to have her mother play with her hair and dance with her.


Beah, she is into everything and hates to have her hair combed, so they had to cut her hair short.


Bien, she is the quietest of the four and rarely fusses.


Yizidor, he’s a real boy and loves to play rough.


They had to add an extension to the house. They added a bedroom for the quads, made Yen’s room larger, and added a playroom, where they spent most of their times.


Luckily Arielle was able to stay home with the kids and spend a lot of time with them, and when Zack was home he’d spend his time with them as well.


Arielle still found some one on one quality time with each children. Yen loved to learn to fish with her.


Yen loved to dance and had a stereo in his room where he’d pretend he was a dance teacher and he’d dance with his siblings.


They decided to put Yen in dancing classes. He would practice ballet every night in his room.


Zack loved to read them stories. They all would sit around and listen, except for Beah who would often crawl away to something else. By the way they finally got her hair to grow again.


They were interesting and fun children to have. All looking so much alike, yet they were all so different. Bien, the quietest, loves to have cuddles while she sucks on her pacifier.


Arielle feeds her family with the food she harvests from the garden.


Yen’s best friend is Lila Young. [I gave her a little plastic surgery and makeover.]


The quads spending time outside early winter. Later that day it snowed.


Arielle making a snow angel.


Arielle got carried away playing in the snow and was starting to freeze. Here she is warming herself up besides the wood stove.


More stories from their parents before bedtime.