Hey, Mackenzie. I'm surprised to see you staying at home with Madeline.
Mackenzie: I have Mondays off anyway.
Mackenzie: Please just let this be the stomach flu...I don't want to miss more work!
I really don't think it's the stomach flu...
Mackenzie: Almost done with my second novel!
What are you writing? A book on potty training?
Mackenzie: Hey, it's what I know.
Meanwhile Madeline's playing in the cat food...
See? I told you it wasn't the stomach flu.
Mackenzie: I guess I'll have some more time to write.
Are you happy about the new baby, Christopher?
Christopher: I sure am. Now that I've achieved my life's goal of becoming education minister, my kids are my life. I just wish Mackenzie felt the same way.
And there's Taz...hey, I never noticed that the cat toy had a little bird!
I think you're hugging a little too hard, Madeline!
I can already tell that this one is going to break a lot of hearts.
Happy birthday dear Madeline...
You're such a pretty little girl!
Christopher: Who's a good kitty?
Shouldn't you be paying attention to your pregnant wife?
Oh, I don't know...
Mackenzie: I think it's time!!!
Mackenzie: It's a girl!
Great! What's her name?
Ahh, very nice.
And I see everybody's excited about Eloise's arrival...
Madeline: Hi, Eloise!
What a morning for your first day of school, huh?
Madeline: Oh, yeah! I'd better go get on the bus!
So how does it feel to have two kids?
Mackenzie: I wish Christopher would pay more attention to timing. I missed almost all of my work days for the week. I mean, yeah I still got my paycheck but there's bonuses...
I think you two need to have a talk pretty soon.
Well, I guess it makes your name theme appropriate.
Wow, a baby sister, first day of school, and a new friend in one day!
Make that two new friends!
Madeline: There's a lot more girls at my school than boys!
I know, and that's going to be a problem...
Taking a break from the novel?
Mackenzie: It's important she learns to study. I wouldn't have gotten promoted so fast if my mom hadn't started me young.
Hey, look who's back again!
Madeline: How am I supposed to finish building the snowman if he's talking to it?
Don't worry, it doesn't even have a face. He'll lose interest sooner or later.
Christopher: But Mackenzie, your job hours are at night. I'd feel better if you'd find a job during the day so you could be home with the girls at night...
Mackenzie: That's not going to happen. I got to the top of this job-I'm not leaving.
I'll just let you two work this out.
Glad to see you're more gentle with the cat than you used to be, Madeline.
Madeline: What are you talking about?
Madeline: Yes! I got an A+!
Happy birthday dear Eloise...
Wow, she looks...exactly like Madeline.
Not wasting a moment, are you Christopher?
Christopher: She was about two seconds from needing a diaper change. The smart milk almost put her over the edge.
Now on to walking?
Christopher: Hey, this smart milk doesn't last forever.
Actually, I think your wife is evidence of the contrary.
Oh, look. Grandma Bryanna stopped by.
Madeline: She's not a grandma!
Yes, she is. She's actually your grandma.
Madeline: There's no way that lady's our grandma...she's not old enough.
Not yet, but just wait until I get back to her house.
Bryanna: Your mom looked just like Eloise when she was a baby.
Madeline: What about me?
Well, you're not a baby but she looked just like you when she was a kid.
Madeline: Is it true there's ghosts at your house?
Yes, Grandma's house is not a happy place in this town.
Mackenzie: Hi Mom. Glad you stopped by.
Bryanna: Well, I had to meet my granddaughters. Madeline didn't even know who I was.
You guys need to have more family get-togethers.
Christopher: Can you say bottle?
Well, I see she's taking after her mom. But sadly, it's Monday and you guys know what that means...
Christopher: Mackenzie has to stay home from work?
Well, yes...but it also means I have to be on my way. See you all in round 6!
Christopher: Can you say "bye mysterious voice"?
You keep working on that.
A Message from the Mysterious Voice: Mackenzie is inching closer to her lifetime want! She got a chance card during the week about a stage dive, and I actually picked the right answer and got her $36,000. She hit the 65,000 mark with her next paycheck, and the novels helped. I guess it's appropriate that I gave their house the name theme of children's book characters, huh?