The Cooke Legacy: Chapter Nineteen - Thanksgiving Day Treat
The Cooke Legacy:The Cooke Legacy:
Chapter Nineteen –Chapter Nineteen –
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A joint legacy between ilovereecee & meadowthayer
Moving back home with your parents fresh out of college wasn’t my
idea of a good time. I’m a Romance aspiration and I want as much
freedom as possible, so I can bring home all the good looking fellas
and ladies of course. Living with my mom Jenna, dad Grant and
grandpa Felix obviously wasn’t ideal, but it’s all a part of being a
Of course it wasn’t just my parents and granddad there. In addition to
our two dogs Lucky and Max, mom got me my own spotted dalmatian
named Cupcake to welcome me home
Once I ate a good home cooked meal and unpacked all my
things into my new room, I began helping my dad teach
Max and Cupcake a few tricks. They both are employed
and we are constantly working on new skills so they can
continue to earn promotions. Meanwhile Granddad Felix
chats to my siblings about the importance of money!
Max and Cupcake may know how to speak, shake
and stay, but it’s obvious that we need to work a
little less on skills and a little more on their
manners! Taking up all the room on my new bed
isn’t going to fly for long!
Mom and Dad spent a ton of money building this new
home from the ground up, so of course they hired a
whole team to handle all the upkeep! I was thrilled to see
that the maid they hired was the same maid that worked
for my siblings and I in college! Adrian and I had a little
thing a few semesters back and I have a feeling things
are going to get heated again soon!
I started working in a fast food restaurant (so much for my
college degree, right!?) in order to climb the career ladder
to Celebrity Chef! I can’t wait until that day finally comes,
I’ll be happy for the rest of my life! Until then I come
home every night from taking orders at the drive through
and soak in my nice hot bath!
I’m not one whose entire life revolves around their family,
but I do love those who are close to me. Granddad Felix is
one of those family members that I love and his habits are
starting to worry me. Granddad isn’t very active and he
naps a lot in his recliner; I know he’s getting old, but I just
hope he has a few more years left in him. I’d like to let him
see me as more than just a burger flipper one day soon.
Just as I suspected, my feelings for Adrian turned to
burning flames once I moved back home with my parents.
I’d always thought Adrian was super cute and it’s nice to
see him periodically throughout the week. We do more
than just catch up on old days, if you catch my drift!
I haven’t gotten on full time
yet at the burger joint, so I
have a lot of free time on my
hands. I like to go out and
see what the town has to
offer. Usually I meet some
pretty interesting people,
and the day I met Mona
Jalowitz was no different!
She’s super cool and witty,
even if she is an evil witch!
I’d like get to know her
more! You never know
when having a witchy friend
will come in handy!
When I finally got promoted to waitress at the restaurant,
my family decided to have a little dinner party at the
house. Adrian was invited over by my parents and we had
a really nice dinner together! While I was washing my
dish in the sink, I overheard Adrian tell my parents he
loved me! I’d never been a sucker for love, but somehow
having him tell my parents that gave me butterflies inside!
So later that night, I decided to show Adrian that my
feelings for him were mutual! This was the first time any
man had told my parents how they’d felt about me. It made
me feel really good. I hope his feelings stay the same after
tonight! We’ve always had a super hot relationship, but
this is the first time we have woohooed together!
I’m not the only one in the house earning promotions.
Cupcake is a promotion earning machine! We hardly have
time to teach her all of her tricks because once she learns
one, she’s earning a promotion and needs to learn another!
She’s a pretty great dog! I’m glad my parents got her for
me to come home to.
As a waitress I work a lot of nights and I’m
constantly walking around. My feet are starting to
swell and I’m exhausted all the time. I’m starting
to take more naps in Granddad Felix’s chair than
he does lately!
Unfortunately Granddad Felix will never be able
to nap in his chair again! A few days after my
promotion to waitress, the grim reaper came to
claim my dear old grandfather. I can’t believe this
is really happening. It almost doesn’t seem real!
To make matters worse, the night of my Granddad Felix’s
death, the family dog Lucky ran away from home! I began
to think my poor old dad was going insane; he kept
cleaning all the pet beds and food bowls in the house
saying Lucky would want to come home to a clean bowl of
food. This is not a good time in the Cooke home!
My parents, Grant and Jenna, were more than torn up over
the death of my grandfather. Though he is no longer with
us, the would still want us to he happy. This is why we had
a small birthday party when Mom and Dad aged into
elders. I think they still look as good as they did when they
first got married. My mom kept her youthful face and dad
still has the same caring, big brown eyes!
“Oh my goodness! I
know your Granddad Felix
would go nuts over this!
We’re going to have a new
baby in the family, Hannah!
This is so great darling.”
The night my parents
aged into elders was also
the night I found out that I
was pregnant with Adrian’s
child. It was a complete
surprise, but not altogether
unwelcome. I, like my
mother, was warming up to
the idea of having a baby.
“So when’s the big wedding date honey? I’m so happy for you
and Adrian! You’re going to look so lovely in a poofy white dress!”
Mom gushed over my new belly then hugged me tight. I just
laughed and said nothing. To be honest with you, I hadn’t even
thought about marrying Adrian. I do love him and I am going to love
our child, but I am a romance aspiration and I can’t just give up all
of my freedom at once. Having a baby and being a wife just might be
a little too much on my plate right now. We’ll have to see what the
“You’re going to be a daddy Adrian,” I wish I’d put
more thought into the way I planned to tell Adrian about
my pregnancy. But I didn’t and it just came out all at once,
“We’re going to a have a baby!”
Adrian didn’t say anything for a minute. He just
stared from my belly then back to my face, then back to
my belly again. I think it took a minute to sink in!
“Hannah! This is great!!! Babe, marry me!?”
“Whoa, whoa! Hold your horses cowboy! Marry you!? This is going way too
fast! We didn’t even plan this baby. I’m still coming to terms with the fact that there
is a child inside of my stomach! Marriage isn’t an option right now. I don’t want to
marry you, Adrian!”
I know that sticking my fingers in my ears so that I couldn’t hear a response
and running away into the house isn’t the most adult thing to do, but Adrian was
taking this news way to easily. And it was freaking me way out! I’m not the type of
girl who wants a husband and babies and changes diapers. I’m the girl that parties
and gets all the guys to come home with her. This is a lot to deal with right now.
To get my mind off of the fact that Adrian was
being entirely to chill about the baby situation, I
invited my new friend Mona Jalowitz over for
some video games and dinner. I told her the whole
situation and she completely understood my point!
“This is exactly why you don’t get knocked up my
family aspiration guys, Hannah! As soon as the know
you’re pregnant, they want to put a ring on your finger.
Just because you’re going to be a mom doesn’t mean you
have to marry him. You still have to make yourself happy.
If marriage doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it.”
“I know Mona, but I just don’t know if I want my child to grow up
without a father.” I was really worried about being a single mom.
“But you don’t want him or her to grow up and see you so unhappy
with someone you married solely because you got pregnant.” I had to
admit, Mona had a point!
“True. You know, you’re being really understanding about all of this.
You’re an EVIL witch, aren’t you supposed to offer to turn Adrian into a
toad so I don’t have to deal with him or something!” We both laughed at
my lame joke.
After Mona’s chat over dinner I was feeling more at ease about
having a baby without Adrian as my husband. I was confident that
I was making the right choice. Once I made that one tough choice,
my pregnancy was all downhill from there! A few weeks before I
was due, my mom said she had a surprise for me! She’d been
swearing up and down that I was going to have a little boy, so she
finished off the nursery for my little man. I’ll admit it made me
tear up a little
Some nice gentleman found Lucky and brought
him back home to us! I never thought we’d see the
family dog again. It had been so long since he ran
away and he was so old in the first place. . . It’s
nice to have him home again!
The same night that Lucky
was brought home, I went
into labor with my child! It
was without a doubt, the
MOST pain I’d ever felt in
my life. But, even for a
romance aspiration like
myself, I melted once I
looked into the eyes of my
little boy! Mom was right all
along and I was happy to
name my new son Issac
Cooke! I hope this doesn’t
make things even more
complicated for Adrian and I
now that the baby is here.
I didn’t grow up around a lot
of babies and I didn’t have
any friends with children. I
wasn’t even that involved in
my nieces and nephews lives
when they were little, so
Issac is the first baby I’ve had
to care for really. I think it
shows too! I didn’t know how
to comfort my son or what to
do first – change his diaper or
feed him a bottle? Which was
I’m more than glad my mom
Jenna was there to help out
when Issac was an infant. I
don’t know how I could have
done it without her honestly.
I had six weeks off work after Issac was born and that
meant six weeks of being in the house while Adrian was
there to clean. He did get to see Issac and bond with him
during the day. During the awkward times when it was just
the two of us though, there was a lot of tension in the air.
He never brought up marriage again, but by the way he
moped around the house I could tell he still wanted it.
A few weeks after Lucky was brought back to the house
the Grim Reaper paid us another visit. I’m glad that we got
Lucky back before he passed away, but losing a family pet
is just as hard as losing an actual family member. The
house is definitely in mourning again. Even Cupcake and
Max are sad!
“So I heard you had a baby kid! I was in the
neighborhood and thought I’d stop by to congratulate
you!” Jim Reeves, the spring fling I met in Twikki Island
during my college days, completely shocked me by
showing up on my doorstep out of the blue one day. He
had heard about Issac and came to wish me happiness with
my new life as a mom and wife. He looked a little chipper
when I told him I was still a single woman.
I guess your feelings for someone never truly go away.
When Jim came by for his visit we rekindled our old
flames and shared a sweet night together in my bedroom. It
reminded me of simpler times in college when my biggest
worry was could I sleep with my professor in time that
semester to earn an A in the class.
“Happy birthday to
you! Happy birthday to
you! Happy birthday
dear Issac, happy
birthday to you!”
My parents and Jim
(who stayed just long
enough to wish Issac a
happy first birthday)
sang to my tiny son as I
prepared to blow out his
candles and help him age
into a toddler. I can’t
believe time has flown
this fast since I gave
birth to my little man.
Issac aged into such a cute and sweet toddler. He has
so many genes from both his father and me that I
can’t tell if he looks more like me or Adrian.
I don’t care who he ends up looking more like, as
long as he grows up to be strong, smart and healthy!
“That’s it buddy, come see your Granddaddy Grant!
You got it, keep going Issac!” My father was a complete
sucker for my son and immediately started teaching him all
the necessary toddler skills. Issac loved all the attention he
was getting as an only child and caught on quick too!
Looks like he will be a smart child!
I noticed Cupcake sleeping and eating a lot more lately, but I
never put two and two together! Turns out she was pregnant this
whole time! Cupcake had two puppies, one girl and one boy.
They were named Pansy and Fat Boy*.
*Fat Boy is named after a nickname everyone used to call my dog
Reecee due to his weight. Reecee recently passed away this
Another shocking turn of events in the household – I’m
pregnant again! Looks like I need to be more careful when
rekindling old flames with spring flings from Twikki
Island. Jim is no longer visiting, and he’s back home in the
islands. After the experience with Adrian wanting to marry
me, I think I won’t tell Jim about this pregnancy. I don’t
want two men asking for my hand in marriage!
Having two puppies in
the house is almost as
bad as having a new
baby in the house again!
Fat Boy and Pansy
constantly have to be
watched because they
aren’t potty trained and
they like to run around
the house barking
randomly. It’s hard to
train them. Luckily, we
still have Max and
Cupcake to praise for
their good behavior and
“Say bottle, Issac! Say it for Grandma Jenna.
Say bottle, baby!”
“Ba ba! Ba ba!” Issac didn’t say bottle, but ba
ba sure is close enough!
Mom loved teaching Issac new things and I love
seeing him grow. I can’t believe my son is now
walking and talking. He’s growing up so quickly.
I swear with every day that goes by, Issac gets that
much smarter! He is such a sweet child and loves
on all the dogs in the house. He also likes to have
his alone time with his toys. By trial and error,
Issac taught himself a little tune on his xylophone!
I was nine months
pregnant when Issac’s
birthday rolled around
again. Being so
exhausted and so close
to my due date I invited
Adrian over to help with
the birthday, but he
didn’t make it in time to
see Issac blow out his
candles and age into
such a handsome child! I
think he’s starting to
look more like me!
“You’re so going down, Dad! Eat my dust!” Issac and
Adrian ended up bonding over video games the night of
his birthday. I was thankful that Adrian could make it so
that I could go lay down in bed. I’m more than tired these
days and the baby is growing so heavy! Plus this gives
Adrian and Issac some alone time as father and son.
I didn’t even make it upstairs to my bed before the
pains of labor hit me! It’d been quite a few years
since I last had a child, but I knew the familiar
sharp stabs and called for help immediately!
Thank goodness Adrian and Issac were in the
other room playing video games!
Issac made it just in time
to see his baby brother
being born. Adrian never
came to help me – I don’t
blame him. . . Why
would he want to see
another man’s child
being born to the woman
Baby Ishmael looks so
much like his father with
his bright red hair! He
got my stunning blue
eyes though. He’s a good
mix of us both.
Mona came over the next day
to congratulate me on
Ishmael’s birth. We played
around for a while and caught
up on life in general. Then I
had an idea – both of my
babies and been unplanned.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a
child that was planned? Mona
didn’t go for the idea at first,
but I talked her into trying for
a baby with me. I had to
admit, I was excited to see
how this baby would turn out
as part witch! It was kind of a
thrill to know that I was
actually trying to get
pregnant this time! I’m glad
Mona’s a good friend to help
me out with this process!
I know that a lot of pregnant women get cravings and
morning sickness during pregnancy, but with my two boys I never
had either of these symptoms. I had great pregnancies with both
Issac and Ishmael. This time however, I got to experience a lot of
morning sickness! Maybe this means I’m going to have a little girl
this time around?
Ishmael is such an easy
baby to care for! He
hardly ever cries (except
when he needs a diaper
change or a bottle) and
even when he does cry,
it’s easy to comfort him.
I like to think I’m getting
better at the whole baby
raising thing! With Issac,
I was a complete
nightmare when it came to
taking care of him, but it’s
almost second nature to
me with little Ishmael.
My third pregnancy is
still proving to be
difficult! I’m tired all the
time, constantly on the
brink of starvation and
after I eat I almost
always throw it all right
back up. I’m counting
down the days until my
due date. I can’t wait to
get this little lady or fella
out so I can feel back to
normal again. It’s like
this child has taken over
my body completely!
Issac is a smart boy, he is already working on his
skills in order to earn scholarships once he turns
into a teenager. Thanks to all the tinkering around
he did on his toddler xylophone, he already has
pretty high creativity skills. Although it always
doesn’t show in his llama paintings!
Fat Boy and Pansy have now aged into adult dogs! Thank
goodness because potty training a puppy is worse than
potty training a toddler! Pansy has one brown paw and the
rest of her is white with bluish dots. Fat Boy is brown and
white all over with the same blue dots. They’re both a
great mix of Cupcake and Max.
My pregnancy is progressing and now that I’m in
my third trimester things are finally starting to get
better! I feel like I spent the last six months
running from the kitchen for food and then
immediately to the bathroom to throw it up! I’m
thankful I no longer feel sick all the time!
It’s time for my little Ishmael to grow into a
toddler! I can’t believe I’m going to have
two big boys in the house now! Mom
brought Ishmael to his cake and helped him
blow out his candles so that he could age
into the next stage of life!
Little Ishmael is adorable! He looks a lot
like me, I think! My son has a great
personality as well: 10.2.3.10.10. I have
high hopes for my little man!
Right away my parents
Ishmael his toddler
skills. My son caught
on so quickly, I was
amazed! Even Issac
didn’t learn his toddler
skills this fast! Maybe
my second son is going
to grow up to be a
doctor, lawyer or even
a rocket scientist!?
Okay, that’s taking it
too far probably!
Once Ishmael learned how to walk, talk and use
the potty all by himself, he was able to focus on
his toys all day long! Issac comes home after
school and plays alongside his little brother. They
enjoy the bonding time and Issac especially loves
teaching Ishmael how to use all the toys. It’s really
cute to see my children get along so well.
Ishmael is no longer my
little baby! There are two
new babies in the house
now! My twin girls were
born a few days after
Irelyn and Isadora are
identical twins with
blonde hair and brown
eyes. I’m happy I got two
girls, maybe this was
why I was so sick during
my first two trimesters!
I’ve been carrying two
babies all along!
Having twins in the house
means constant chaos! I
hardly ever get enough
sleep and the same goes
for my poor old parents!
They are a great help with
Irelyn and Isadora! Time
has been flying by lately
and soon it was time for
my youngest boy to age
again! He grew up into
such a cute little boy. He
looks more like me
These days I feel more like a housewife than ever! I sleep, wake
up, feed my girls, change them, clean the house a little, get
something to eat for myself, do more chores, feed the girls again. .
. You get the idea! This is definitely not the life I ever pictured for
myself! I’ve love my four kids, but I’ve got to get out of the house
soon before I lose my ever loving mind! I’m not a family
aspiration, I need flirting and dates and woohoo again!
Thankfully I can escape
to work for a little while.
I still need to earn quite
a few more promotions
before I can earn my
main goal in life to
become a celebrity chef.
While I’m away
working, my parents
care for the twins. Irelyn
and Isadora are lucky to
have two older brothers,
two grandparents and a
mom to love and care for
I can’t explain how exhausting it is in the house
these days. I get to escape the chaos at work, but
my parents are living it twenty four seven. They
pretty much only get sleep when the older boys
are at school and Irelyn and Isadora are napping.
When the boys are not at
school and all of their
homework is done, they
study for their college
important that they earn
as many as they possibly
can, because it will make
that first year in college
that much more worry
free. In their free time
they still like to play
together and usually run
outside to play soccer or
tag when it’s nice and
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since my
babies were born! Irelyn and Isadora are now
about to age into big girls. I was at work when
their birthday came, but my mom caught me up
detail for detail once I got home.
Irelyn and Isadora aged
into adorable little girls!
They look a lot more
like Mona that they look
like me! Irelyn is
sporting some cute little
pig tails and Isadora is
rocking the messy side
pony tail! Both of my
girls are cute as can be
and I hope they grow up
to be as smart as their
two older brothers, but
as pretty as me
It’s time once again for my
oldest child to have another
birthday! I can’t believe he is
a teenager now! Issac sure is
making me feel a lot older
than I am! Mom and little
Ishmael were there to help
Issac celebrate his teenage
Issac aged very well and looks
more like his father with every
birthday that passes. Issac
rolled primary family and
aspirations. So he got a little
of both parents aspirations in
This is where the chapter will end! I’ve got over
sixty slides already and the twins are still toddlers!
Thanks for reading the nineteenth chapter of The
Cooke Legacy – I hope that you enjoyed it!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all
Come back for the next chapter and see how Issac,
Ishmael, Irelyn and Isadora all age and to decide
who should carry on the Cooke legacy! Bye!!