Tad exits his bedroom and is surprised to see both May and Ice awake this early on a Sunday morning.
They all enjoy eating waffles Ice made and watching Zep … being pure Zep. He brings such joy to this family with his adorable antics!
Oh my! Another missed cake moment but none of them seem to mind. Happy Birthday, May!
A number of thoughts runs through Tad’s mind as he looks at his little girl who isn’t so little anymore! She’s every bit as beautiful as Bean was and exhibits many of the same endearing qualities … qualities that caught his eye and his heart. May is sure to do the same when the time is right.
Ice also takes after Bean in looks but is slightly more serious in manner than she was. Oh, the jokes she loved to tell!
Tad decides it’s past time to share Bean’s love of a good joke and is determined to make his son smile more.
Lots of thoughts are running through Zep’s mind, too. Zep sees fish … Zep pounces from above … Zep is going to catch that little fishy!
A/N: Zep catches a perfect quality Alley Catfish
Ice wants to practice making grilled cheese sandwiches since a SimChef episode showed several mouthwatering variations and he’d like to learn how to make all of them.
Tad has an idea for a painting and gets right to it.
As for May, she has plenty to ponder since she is no longer a child. Uni? Job? Live at home or strike out on her own? So many decisions to make when one is adulting!
A little later …
Tad is pleased with how the painting turned out.
He’s also pleased when Marci stops by.
Everyone enjoys hearing Ice play.
Tad slides his arm around Marci while they sit on the bench and is heartened when neither May nor Ice stare or look their way with upset showing on their faces.
Zep is inside, lulled to sleep by the soothing music … comfy chair … and dreams of tasty fishies.
Gwayne Bayless dropping by and enjoying the music was a pleasant surprise but not as much as Marci giving Tad flowers!
Ice stops playing and introduces himself to Mrs Bayless so his dad can continue focusing his attention on Marci (thanks, son!).
Ice learns she a professional blogger and shares his wish to become a composer someday. They discuss music for a few minutes and then says their goodbyes.
Alone at last!
Tad has a few things on his mind and wonders how to tell Marci.
He gets up and holds his hand out to help her stand.
Looking into her eyes, Tad tells Marci he feels things he hasn’t felt in a long time and seeing her brings happiness to his heart.
“I’m falling in love with you, Marci Cassidy, and think we are on our way to something truly special. I hope you feel the same as I do but if you don’t then that is okay, too.
Whether our relationship leads to marriage or stays casual, please know you are important to me and your wants are too.”
Marci smiles and says while pulling Tad closer to her, “I feel the same way you do.”
They share a few more kisses and light laughter as they grin at each other like besotted teenagers before parting ways. Good night!
Tad goes to bed with a big smile on his face!
And what about May? Has she come to any sort of decision?
She has and is looking forward to seeing how it all turns out …
To be continued (in a future chapter) …