RIP Chickens 16.8

Welcome back to another Zale Family ISBI installment!  After reviewing the results of the heir poll, I am happy to announce…

Drum roll please…

Quill had 5 votes here, and 6 on Boolprop for a total of 11!
Quay had 7 votes here, and 4 on Boolprop for a total of 11!

It’s a tie!

That said, it’s my party, so I’m gonna pick my favorite – so Quill will take over generation Q!  I guess I should’ve gone with blog reader preference, but WHATEVER.  I picked, so there we have it.  I’m pleased with the amount of votes cast, and happy to have readers and people taking the time to vote.

Quill is still a teen, so this will be Paisley’s last adventure as TH, while we wait for Quill to age up.  That said – ZALE CHECK:

Mahmoud is watching tv and thinking about food.  He likes food.

Paisley is annoyed cleaning up everyone’s dishes.

Quay, our heir poll victor – almost – is on the toilet.

Sorry buddy, not a great farewell picture.  You deserve better.  However, MOVE OUT.

Future TH Quill, – because I said so – looks like he might’ve realized he won the heir poll!

He did not, but we don’t need to tell him.

Very cute and sweet Queenie is doing her homework in her parent’s room.

Queenie is an underappreciated Zale.  She is my favorite of all Q the kids.

As mentioned, Quay is moving out.  See you later!

I send him to join Penny, Quest and that random kid.  If you recall, when I kicked out Penny, I moved her in with a pregnant woman.  When Quest joined the house, it was just the the kid that was born (I think his name is Asa), and Penny.  The woman vanished.  I assumed she died.  *Spoiler* I will find out in one screenshot I was correct.

Nice place.

Clearly enough beds for everyone.  I take a moment to add a little kitchen and a couple of bunk beds.  No wonder Quest showed up right after she moved out and started digging through the Zale trash.  Kinda of sad, really.  I also discovered Asa’s mom’s urn on the lot.  She did indeed perish.

Back at the house, Queenie is such a cute kid.

Hanging out on the monkey bars.

With only a little more time to get another promotion, and keep this house paid for, I set Paisley to work on the necessary skills.

(Debate and Charisma)

Oh lordie, I forgot about the chickens.

Sorry guys.

Back inside I notice THE IMPOSSIBLE.

Quill proves I have made the correct heir choice, and is FIXING THE DRYER.  Bless.

He then plays with a small kitten toy in the bathroom and hits himself in the head, but hey.

Childish is, what childish does remember that Harry.

Quest stops by!

Hi dear!

Seconds later – Death has come for Snowflake!

RIP.  PS – No one cared or noticed.

Quill!  You little saint you!

Definitely not regretting my choice!  *touches wood*

Oh look.  Guess who’s back?

Mocha’s turn to head to the everafter.  RIP.

Just enough time passes for tragedy to strike again.

There goes Frank.  RIP.


There goes Shadow.  RIP Chickens.

While I was busy watching death reap all the souls of my fowl, Mahmoud decides to google “where do chickens go when they die?” on the PC in Queenie’s room.

Can you not?  She’s trying to sleep.  It’s 4:00 am.  She has school.

Quill wakes up and grabs a bite of breakfast.

Cake.  Nutritious.  Mahmoud approves.

Queenie gets a little play time in before school!

She managed to complete her homework AND extra credit homework over the weekend.  Maybe we’ll see some points?

Aha!  The circle of life continues.

A new chick!

And no, I did not sing the Lion King song.  Shut up.

Paisley goes to work, the kids go off to school, and I follow Mahmoud around with not much else to do.  He ate food.

And watched TV about food.  He didn’t set the house on fire, so I’ll call that a win.

Queenie gets an A!

POINTS!  +5 I knew you were my favorite.

Quill arrives home with Queenie and I saw he was VERY SAD.

Apparently he’s having a mood swing and is incredibly upset about the color of his clothing.  Mahmoud takes it like a champ.
Mahmoud: Shhh, they’re about to flambé.

Queenie, you little gremlin, take a bath.

The flambé can wait.  I see your stink.

Quay stops by!  Hi buddy!

Everyone:  😀

Quest then comes over and we get notifications she needs to give a gift.

It’s fruit seeds.  Neat.  At least Quill is doing his homework.

The next morning, like father; like son.

The best way to eat breakfast is in your nearly identical pajamas while standing in front of the fridge.

Quill heads off to school (well fed) and earns an A!

POINTS! +5 (I totally knew you were the best)

Upon return from school, Queenie is channeling her inner gremlin again.

Beebee, ily.  Bathe.

Quill does a few sit-ups in one of the many bathrooms and decides he likes fitness.

Cool.  You do you, boo.

Paisley gets home and finally earned that promotion!

That took AGES.  As the lone breadwinner, the Zale funds have decreased this entire generation.  Granted they moved in wealthy from their endeavors in TS3… but they do not make money, it is slowly dwindling.

Quill takes his new fitness interests VERY seriously.

He is now level two!

Quay stops by again!

He enjoys a chat with his little sister.

Several in-game minutes ago I changed my MCCC settings to try to increase the chances of marriages or pregnancies with the spares.  I decide to check Paisley’s family tree for any results, and we have some action!

Penny married Brenden Goth!

Quay married a woman named Evie and has a step-daughter, Payton.

I go to check on them and they’re all crammed in that shipping container lot.

Oh dear.

I move Penny and Brenden into a lot in Sulani, Quay, Evie and Payton into a house in Brindleton Bay.  I just picked random houses that didn’t seem crowded and merged the members.  I leave Quest and Asa.

With the spares somewhat squared away, I try to cram one more promotion out of Paisley before Quill’s YA birthday and he takes over (YAY!)

I never really enjoyed the TS4 University pack… Only played it for a few minutes when it released, as I found it rather, well, awful.  However, I’ve decided that Quill shall attend University.  Based on his Master Chef ambition, we’re going to shoot for a fancy Culinary Arts degree at the University of Britechester.

(I seriously have not played any Uni since like, minutes after the release… we’ll see how it goes!)

I use Quill’s first (and only ever action) to apply for scholarships.

He only has one for living in Del Sol, and it eventually earns him $300.00 – thanks, I guess.

It’s someone’s birthday!  Paisley looks like she doesn’t know whose.


Well… just so happens… I DO!


Queenie rolls paranoid to add to bookworm.

I gave her the County Caretaker aspiration, since for some reason those aren’t random in-game, and I was too lazy to visit another site for a randomizer.  Besides… All the chickens died.  I think she is SO CUTE, and still my favorite Paismoud offspring.

Quay called Paisley on the phone and invited her over.  Since I was curious as to how he was living, I accepted.

Cute house!

Here’s Quay’s cute little step-daughter Payton.

I found his wife, Evie, upstairs.

She was on the computer and it was hard to get a pic – BAD DOWN WALLS.  BAD.  Shame on you.  There is only one bedroom in the whole house… I might have to play as Quay for a few to fix that, but not today.

Back at Casa de Zale, Mahmoud is near death.

Paisley hasn’t even entered old age, yet.

However… whatchoo got there, Pais?

Pais: Cake.

Welcome to your elder years, my dear.

She’s not the only one, however!

Confetti time!

Quill rolls self-aborbed to add to genius and childish.  He also managed to earn responsible and good manners!  POINTS! +10

He’s a cutie!

Paisley also aged into elderhood with grace.

And that’s that!  Quill will take over next time, I’ll actually attempt to play University, and heavens knows what’s next for the Zale family!  Thanks for reading and come back soon!


Self Wetting (-5):
Pass Out (-5): 2 (-10)
Failing School (-5):
NTH children earning an A in school (+5): 4 (+20)
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs (-5):
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs (+5): 8 (+40)
Accidental Deaths (-10):
Fires (-10): 1 (-10) (ha ha ha ha, one…)
Social Worker Visit (-15):
Single Birth (+5): 1 (+5)
Twins (+10):
Triplets (+15):
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5):
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10):
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers (+5):
Skills (Child and Adult) maxed by NTH family members (+10):
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10):
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10):
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10):
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20): 2 (+40)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5):
Left Over Points from TS3: +535
New Count in TS4: +80
Total: +620

Trauma in the Tub 16.7

Welcome back to another fun-filled Zale adventure!  We shall begin as always with a Zale Check!

Mahmoud is having a bright idea in the kitchen.

Paisley has pierced herself again for work, and is standing outside.

At least the air is breathable today.

Quest is standing in the living room looking smug.

Quay is in his parents room looking sleepy.

I remembered to put his glasses back on from childhood.

Quill is talking to a houseplant.

Queenie is taking a quick nap.

This is about all we see of Queenie this post.  Which is a shame because she’s a sweetie and a cutie.  She’ll get a couple more shots, but not much.

Quest decides she likes fitness from simply standing next to the tv.

So that’s cool I guess.

Poor Paisley hates handiness, but since she’s the only one who can fix anything, well – tough luck.

Suck it up, buttercup.

Penny stops by!

Always nice to see her.

It was a pleasant, cheerful visit.

Good for everyone’s fun & social needs.

Paisley really does have a rough go of things, since she’s the sole breadwinner, the only one who cooks, cleans & repairs all the broken objects.  Her nerd brain aspiration has gone completely ignored.  I need to make sure the next spouse has a job.  I set her to work on the skills needed for another promotion.

The house is too big for her income, and is bleeding funds.  At least Mahmoud hasn’t burnt the stove to a crisp recently.  **touches wood**

Mahmoud wakes up at four in the morning to eat blackened bass and watch tv.

You do you, boo.

Yes dear, you’re in the bathroom.  Use the toilet.

It is not my fault you chose to take a long bath first.

With everyone at work and school except Mahmoud, I watch his little chubby butt get inspired by a cooking show.

He certainly loves food.

The kids get home.  A lot of Bs, so no points.

Quay, take a shower.

The new crops are fun, but too much work for an already overstretched TH.

This will be the final harvest.

Sheesh, Paisley looks away for two minutes, and here’s the state of the kitchen.

She’s gonna love fixing all that.

The chickens are still here, and happy.

And adorable.

Penny stops by and thankfully has a nice chat with Quay who was very tense and slamming things everywhere.

Good ol’ Aunt Penny managed to cheer him up.

I saw Mahmoud’s portrait go red and OH MY.

He’s like glitched and stuck in the bathtub!  I reset him, but expect some fails. 😦

Huh, surprisingly enough he managed to go to the bathroom and find a bed.

I’m proud of you, buddy.

He gradually pulls his needs back together after his trauma in the tub.

Just social need is still in the red.

Kids are home again – if looks could kill, Quill…sheesh.

Calm down dude, and take a shower.

It’s Quest’s adult birthday!

She rolls slob to join dastardly, goofball, and mean.  I never found her to be very mean to her family.

I think she looks very pretty!

She also managed to get the responsible trait, so POINTS!  PLUS +5
Anyway, bye.  She joins Penny’s household which now has the two Zales and a teen dude named Asa.  If you recall, when Penny moved in the other house member was pregnant, so I think the kid is her son.  No idea where mom went.

I think Mahmoud is broken.  He’s just sitting on Quest’s bed.  Maybe he misses her?

(He did get up and start doing stuff after this.  So he’s not completely broken.  Just stay away from the tub, fella.)

Hi cute boys!  Your momma made pancakes! 🙂

Pancakes in background: *BLING*

The boys leave unfed, but Mahmoud has no trouble finding the snacks.

Mahmoud with mouth full of pancakes:  Wut?  I like pancakesh.

Quest pops over for a visit after being gone for less than 24 hours.

Hmm, apparently she isn’t doing so well on her own.

Mahmoud:  Do you need money?  We can give you money.

This is an elder chicken portrait, as I have been notified they are all near death.

I thought about selling them to get some last minute money for them, but kept them anyway.  I’m hoping to get one more hatchable egg.

Kids get home just in time to watch their sister leave.

Poor sweet Queenie ignored all post 😦

No one managed to eat any of Quest’s birthday cake, so Paisley grabs it from the fridge to repurpose.

Who for you ask?

Why it’s Mahmoud.  He has decided to become an old man.

He is not impressed.

He also gets a little more age-appropriate clothing.

I realize if the next heir doesn’t hurry up, he might not live to see grandkids.  That would be sad.

Aw, Quill did his homework and his extra credit work.

Good job!  Feel free to earn us some points with a shiny A on your report card.

The family could no longer leave the hamburger cake alone, and as another birthday looms, Paisley had to bake a cake this time.

Who’s up now?

Quay is growing into a young adult!

Ha ha, both boys are super cute.

Quay rolls child of the ocean, which is added to squeamish & snob.  He managed to earn responsible & good manners traits as well.  POINTS +10

With Quay entering adulthood, it’s time for the Generation 17 HEIR POLL!

Quay Zale – Young Adult – Friends of Animals Aspiration – Snob, Child of the Ocean, Squeamish, Good Manners, Responsible & Animal Affection.  He also has the People Person lifestyle trait.

Quill Zale – Teen – Master Chef Aspiration – Childish, Genius, Essence of Flavor & Happy Toddler – he is also well in range to add Responsible & Good Manners when he ages up in 7 days.

Assuming I got the poll to work (should be below this, after the score count), you can vote here, or over here on Boolprop, or both!  I like both the boys, so I’m not too fussed with who wins.

Self Wetting (-5):
Pass Out (-5): 2 (-10)
Failing School (-5):
NTH children earning an A in school (+5): 2 (+10)
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs (-5):
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs (+5): 6 (+30)
Accidental Deaths (-10):
Fires (-10): 1 (-10) (ha ha ha ha, one…)
Social Worker Visit (-15):
Single Birth (+5): 1 (+5)
Twins (+10):
Triplets (+15):
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5):
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10):
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers (+5):
Skills (Child and Adult) maxed by NTH family members (+10):
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10):
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10):
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10):
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20): 2 (+40)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5):
Left Over Points from TS3: +535
New Count in TS4: +65
Total: +600

There’s a Chicken in the House 16.6

Welcome to another fun and exciting post in the Zale ISBI-Alphabetcy!  Today, this blog is 2,890 days old – or 7.9 years.  Well then.  We’ll finish eventually.  Probably.  Before I collect Social Security.


Mahmoud is cheering on the dishwasher.

Paisley is sleeping – trust me, she deserves the rest.

Quest is also asleep, in her own room, in her own bed.

So that’s good.

Quay, although IN the bathroom desperately needs to USE the bathroom.

It’s right there buddy, you can do it.

Quill is filling his bladder.

Whilst also needing to empty it.

Ferdy is on the counters.

Of course.

Zale check complete.

Quill.  Stop that you naughty boy.

Another thing for Paisley to have to clean up later.

Quay finds the jungle gym I bought for Quill’s aspiration.

Nothing like 3 am monkey bars, amirite?

Very pregnant Paisley gets some food in her while Quill & Quest are sweet to each other.


Okay Mahmoud, there’s a lovely plate of eggs and bacon RIGHT THERE.  I hope whatever you’re making doesn’t catch on fire.

PS – I think he’s more fire prone because he’s clumsy.  I read he’s less likely to use “things successfully” – whatever that means.

I’m watching you.

Good.  Good job.

And Ferdy, get off the danged counters.

Aw, these two…

Spoiler – know what happens later, uploading these photos made me sad.

Looks like Paisley forgot to pay the bills (clearly I didn’t forget) so the power is out.

One bored Mahmoud is forced to entertain himself with Ferdy – much to Ferdy’s pleasure!

The kids are home from school on another smoggy day.

Looks like Quest has some dishes to clean up.  As per his norm, Ferdinand greets the kids.  Ily Ferdy.

Quill came home and went straight to nap – in his sisters bed.

I did assign beds!!

Quay – that is not YOUR bed.

You guys are the worst…

Okay, this idiot decided to take my words to heart, and quit napping in his sisters bed.
FAIL!  -5  Thanks  a lot, Quill.

These two manage to keep the love alive throughout all the chaos and silliness.

Paismoud 5ever.

The whole family makes it off to work and school, leaving Mahmoud home with Ferdy.

At least he has TV to entertain him this time!

Until he broke it.

Thanks a lot.

Paisley goes into labor while at work, with lots of hours left until she gets home.  I thought I took the snip of her labor notification but I missed it.  I call her home from work early, and send her off to the hospital.

I swore I clicked “Join”, but she goes alone.  Probably for the best, as she’s managed to fail in her previous births.

It’s a Girl!

I name her Queenie.  So much for a third option for heir poll, but still good – and points!  +5

Kids arrive home from school miserable & smelly.

Well, Quay looks happy enough – although he is indeed smelly.

Oh shoot.  Thanks a lot Quill.

That’s another one for you.  FAIL -5

Queenie is smelly too, apparently it’s a family trait.

Paisley is busy sleeping, so come on Mahmoud.

Quill found his bed for napping.  Quay found it for crying bout an unwanted sibling.

Neither has managed to bathe.

Penny came over to talk to herself in the mirror.

Okay then.  But always nice to see a Zale spare.  Even if she’s the only one.

Paisley gets promoted!

I choose the administrator branch.  I haven’t done either, but this one makes more money – potentially.

It’s TV Season Premiere night, so Pais & Mahmoud watch it together.

Aw.  Looks riveting.

Penny swings by again to play with her niece and nephew’s toys.

Always welcome… even if she’s weird.

Paisley makes Quest a cake in the nick of time, but can’t stick around to celebrate, as she’s about to pass out.

Happy birthday Quest!

She rolls mean and is already a goofball.  I giver her the Chief of Mischief aspiration.

It’s nice to hopefully have another set of helpful hands around the place.


Good job big sis!

I send Paisley out for a jog, as she could stand to slim down a bit.

Funny I said that when this was her pic – she’s much heavier later.  No worries, I love me some Paisley, no matter the size.

Quest does her homework!

Good girl!  However, you should change out of your PJs.

Someone help Queenie!

Paisley is at work!

Thank you Mahmoud!

Or not.  It’s crying, what do I do?

I don’t know dude, you’re like parenting level 8 – figure it out.

15 wrong actions later…

Thank you.  I GUESS.

Quay gets an A!  Yay points!

I finally switched to TS4 scoring, so this will help!  +5

I also have a couple Happy Toddlers:

Quay does NOT have it – poor thing.  Anyhoo, +10

The boys are home from school and chatting in the nursery.

Aka the social hub and homework zone.


Oh hey!  Cottage Stuff!

Not sure how any of this works, but we had to get the animals!  I build a little section for chickens, and an animal shed for one llama and one cow.

Doesn’t quite fit with their urban living, of course, but at least their lot had the space.

The second I hit un-pause after adding the little farm, this happened.

Oops, no party.  Sorry Pais.

Yes yes, mope away – did you see you can buy a cow!?!

Also immediately after restarting, Queenie ages up too!

Hi cutie!  She’s rolls angelic, lucky me!  She’s also the only child to get Mahmoud’s hair color, so that’s exciting!

Ferdy also decided to age up, as it’s the cool thing to do.

He’s an old man cat now.  I love you buddy.

The animals make an appearance!  Meet How Now the Brown Cow.

We also have Yzma, the white llama.

Welcome, ladies!

I also partially filled the chicken coop.  Not knowing how Sims chickens work, but thinking about irl chickens, I get one Brown Rooster, a Black Hen, a Brown Hen, and a White Hen.  Only a couple have made their appearance.

The coop can hold 8 chickens, but I want them to be able to hatch some chicks, so I leave some space.  The hens are Shadow (black), Snowflake (white), and Mocha (brown).  I name the rooster Frank.

Okay, the chickens are incredibly cute, I love them.

I also wanted to try out the new crops – not that Paisley doesn’t have enough to do.

Might regret.

Queenie is needing some attention in the house.

Can’t neglect the human baby!

Erm.  There’s a chicken in the house.

Hi Mocha.

Gorsh dangit Mahmoud!  STOP STARTING FIRES.

FAIL -10

Thank you Quest, you were very helpful.

Mahmoud: unfazed

Time to make this thing lint-less.

Pais decides she dislikes handiness – tough luck toots, you’re the only one to do it.

I got notified that all the animals were unhappy, dirty, etc.  I think it’s just too much with Paisley being the only one capable of doing anything.

I love the animals, and the gameplay is great, but Paisley was overwhelmed half the time before the livestock.

NO!  QUAY!  Don’t age up!  Your momma is making your cake RIGHT NOW.

Drat.  He rolled snob to go with squeamish.  Charming.  I randomize the Friends with Animals thing.  Quite the chin!

He’s still handsome though – and I should’ve given him glasses.  I’ll try to remember to do that.

His first teen action happens to be a very helpful one…

…as Queenie was very near passing out.  Thanks bud.

Hi Son, here’s your birthday ca– oh.

I saw you could now “cook together” with a Sim, so I tried it with Paisley & Quill.

Aw!  So cute!

Reluctantly I’m realizing I can’t keep the livestock happy, Pais just has too much to do, and is the only working member of the household.

I’ll try to take the chickens, but Yzma and How Now might have to go.

Quay, somehow feeling I could use some more help, waters the watermelons.

Thanks bud – now fix the broken plumbing, take care of the dishes, vacuum, cook, clean, and be the sole bread winner.  Fine – just go to school.

Oh.  My.  Heavens.  We have a chick!

No no, not How Now, the little, yellow, adorable, thing in the foreground!

Ferdy races out to greet Quill and Quest on their arrival home from school.

Both “B” students.

Nice try, Queenie – I appreciate your “help”, but that’s not how you fertilize the crops.


Quay!  You helpful teen you!

He rescues the filthy toddler, AND cleans her up!  #winning

Quest says she’s helpful too!

Not my number one locale for flashcards, but hey – I’m not complaining.

*GASP* Looks like the most recent update fixes the vacuuming bug?  First time I’ve seen a Sim vacuum on their own.  It’s kind of been a disaster really – I considered uninstalling it.  Another save I play has a butler, and this ridiculous “Dust Pack” was a joke.

I did need to strip it from her inventory and put it in Paisley’s, but now I know I could give everyone one, and they’d probably help.  Note:  Apparently it’s a wet/dry vac.

Cleaning up Yzma & How Now for sale.

Sorry ladies, Paisely just can’t do it.

Hopefully we can manage the chickens and new crops.

(And now they’ll quit escaping.)

Penny stopped by to use the computer.

Everyone else was too preoccupied to visit with her.

Oh Mahmoud, you big cutie, look how pudgy you are!

And always taking such good care of Ferdy.  Mahmoud: Quit making cake.  Bless.

Kids get home from school, still “B” students, but Quill does his homework!

Pais really needs to make more money so she takes a day of PTO and works on her needed skills for a promotion.

The house bills are more than $4K, and she only brings home $800 per work day.  Time for her to skill is always on the back burner, so I invest in a little break from the office.  She has the vacation days, so she’ll still get paid.

Quay also works on his homework in the dedicated homework spot that is the toddler bed.
Penny makes another appearance!

Another new chick!


Quill earns an A!


Paisley comes home an exhausted mess, don’t let her face fool you.

Although she looks a wee bit nuts, which seems fitting.

Quill, are you trying to win bonus points for future heir?

Because it’s working for me!

Quay is not to be outdone.

Thank you, Boo.

And then this!

My heart! ❤

One of the chicks has grown into a black rooster.  I decide to sell him since we already have Frank.

He earns Paisley $100!

Oh.  oh.  my heart…

Well this is traumatic.  Ferdy?

This is awful.

I hate every second of it.

Rip beebee Ferdy.  Ily.

Ferdinand was a crucial member of the Zale family – even making the transition from TS3.  He was so friendly, and happy.  Mahmoud and him were especially close.  He will be genuinely missed from the household.

Death decides to stick around and visit.

The whimsy of it was lost on me, in the aftereffects of Ferdy’s passing.

But then he took out the trash…

…It helped.  I smiled.  One less chore for Paisley.

Even through all the sadness…

…There is cause to celebrate.

Happy birthday, Queenie!

Quay: **sad toot**

Queenie rolled bookworm and adds Whiz Kid.  She did not complete her toddler skills.  She did however earn Happy Toddler, so +5

I apparently didn’t take a picture until I found her the only one awake playing with toys.

She’s a cute patootie.  Even if she’s awake at 4 am.

The other Zales start to rise and WHAT IS THIS.

An autonomous repair!?!  Cool!  Thanks Quest!

A few short hours later….


Nothing brings a family together like TV. (L to R; Quay, Mahmoud, Quest, Queenie & Quill)  Paisley is feeding the chicken, but she’ll be in soon to bake a cake.

Mahmoud: Cake?

It’s Quill’s turn to join his older siblings in teenagehood.

He adds childish to genius, as well as Master Chef, which brings “essence of flavor”.  He’s the only possible heir to develop a like/dislike – and he likes Comedy.

Another handsome Zale!

And to end this VERY long post – Paisley FINALLY earns that promotion she’d worked so hard for.

Phew – what an adventure!  Come back soon (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…) for the next installment!

Self Wetting (-5):
Pass Out (-5): 2 (-10)
Failing School (-5):
NTH children earning an A in school (+5): 2 (+10)
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs (-5):
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs (+5): 3 (+15)
Accidental Deaths (-10):
Fires (-10): 1 (-10) (ha ha ha ha, one…)
Social Worker Visit (-15):
Single Birth (+5): 1 (+5)
Twins (+10):
Triplets (+15):
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5):
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10):
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers (+5):
Skills (Child and Adult) maxed by NTH family members (+10):
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10):
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10):
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10):
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20): 2 (+40)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5):
Left Over Points from TS3: +535
New Count in TS4: +50
Total: +585

Let’s Have One More (Fire) 16.5

Welcome back to another fun-filled adventure with the Zales!  Let’s see who we have running around the house.

Zale Check!
Mahmoud is feeling flirty in the bath tub.

Paisley is getting some well-deserved ZZZs.

Quest is also taking a bath in the neighboring bathtub.

Sorry to disturb your privacy.

Quay is sleeping happily.

Quill is also asleep.

My favorite form of toddler.

Ferdy is having a bite to eat.

Such a cute and good kitty.

Ferdinand then attempts to wake Quay up for school, but he doesn’t rise.

That won’t be good for his grades.

Pais heads off to work, and Quest off to school (good girl).  Mahmoud enjoys some fancy dessert.

And proves helpful, as he frequently does.

Good ISBI spouse.

Quay finally wakes up at 11:05am, desperate for a toilet.

He perks up quick enough, grabs some applesauce and joins his dad for some boob tube.

Mahmoud has a cute moment with Ferdy, and his outfit reminds me it is hot outside.

I did not recall making that outfit so colorful.

Pais gets home from work and takes a call from her sister Penny just to chat.

Aw.  (PS, I expect cars soon…)

Paisley makes dinner and Quest volunteers to set the table.

She is such a good kid, makes me almost regret that it’s a boy’s turn.

Quill finally wakes up and thankfully he found the fish tacos his momma made.

He eats them without issue.  Good.

Then I spot Quest out the window being not such a good kid.

Pais finishes her taco and makes it out there in time to explain we DO NOT MAKE MESSES.

Quay then unexpectedly cleans it up.

Thanks dude.

Apparently being squeamish makes him helpful around the house.

He does many things he hates, and has the grossed out moodlet all the time.

Oops, forgot to lock the toddler out.  Quill wakes up his momma for no reason.

Thankfully Paisley had had a fair bit of rest, and resumes potty training.

Pais is at work, both kids make it to school, and I watch Mahmoud do dishes, clean the counters, take out the trash and play with the kitty.

Gold star for the ISBI spouse!

Paisley puts her influence to use and gets the kids to do their homework.

They are very pleasant kids to be around.

I get a pop-up that Quill is at communication level 2, so I go see what he’s up to…

…Mahmoud is teaching him to talk!  Autonomously!  Sweet!

Quill finds a protein plate that Paisley made earlier, and looks like Quay is gonna feed himself too.

Good work, my little idiots.

Oh.  Oops.

This is no way to repay an excellent ISBI spouse.  I believe he begins punishing me after this.  I’m sorry Mahmoud!  I meant to make you a cake!

Nothing like a toddler on the lawn in the middle of the night playing with the cat.


The rest of the family is asleep, so the smelly toddler runs amok.

It’s a grand ol’ time.

Ferdy helps.

The good time comes to a screaming end when Quill decides he’s been dirty too long and throws a tantrum.

Paisley to the rescue!

Sorry for the shot of your badonkadonk, Paisley, but Quill looked so cute.

Pais takes a minute to work on her job, and we catch Ferdy mid stretch.

Ferdy is a precious kitty, he’s so sweet.

Quay remains shockingly helpful around the house as well.  I just watched him actually take laundry to the machine AND start it, take out the trash, and mop up this mystery puddle.

No one had failed, so I don’t know where it came from.

Paisley earned another promotion!  YAY!

Quest came home with a project, I had Paisley “assist”, but it looks like she’s just doing it for her.

To be fair, Quest did start it on her own earlier.

Another naughty mess-maker!

And on the good rug!

And although Quay is exhausted, he starts his homework on his brother’s bed.

Almost makes up for ruining the carpets.  Compared to Penny’s study habits, these kids are saints.

Mahmoud is pouting because he’s eaten too many quick or snacky meals, but took it upon himself to make a lovely spinach frittata.

Yeah Mahmoud, can relate.


And why do you look so pleased with yourself!?!  Grr.

Doesn’t seem to discourage Quest, she starts over.

Such a good girl.

The boys all gather in Quill’s room, Quay is doing his home again, Huzzah!

She did it!  I drag it into her inventory.  We might earn some points!

Definitely my favorite kid.

Hey – go sleep in your bed.

Least favorite kid.

He wakes up refreshed from his nap and seems to have disturbed his brother in his favorite homework haunt.

Why the kids all want to do their homework in here, I do not know.

I am however, not complaining.

Mahmoud has excellent cooking skills, so I have no idea why this happened.

But before I could even notice, Paisley was already putting it out.  Not quite as impressive as when Penny, Oscar, Miriam and Paisley all did it, but still nice to have one Sim who knows NOT to stand in the fire.

After the fire, Paisley talks to Penny while using the toilet.

Funny!  I may or may  not be able to relate to this.  #dontjudge

Pretty sure that’s not the most efficient way to “eat” your applesauce, kid.

Cute though!


These two are pretty cute chatting with one another.

I do wish at least one kid had gotten Mahmoud’s hair color.

Quay is the only one I’ve managed to catch playing with the toys.

Although he did just hit himself in the head.  Careful buddy.

Not this again, they still haven’t recovered from the last one!


Paisley, of course, takes care of things.


I buy a smoke detector not that we really need it.  Replacing the $13k stove with the $5k insurance payments is really hurting their finances.

Paisley doesn’t make that much, and the house is over $3k every bill cycle.  So much for Mahmoud’s aspiration – not that I’m feeling much sympathy for him right now.

If you catch this on fire again, I’m demoting  you from a good ISBI spouse to the worst.

I hate you.

Paisley walks away before the flames have even died all the way down with a very clear attitude of “all in a day’s work”.

Thanks for constantly extinguishing your husband, and goodbye to another $13k to replace the stove… AGAIN.

Yeah dude, an you eat the cooked food please?

There’s plenty in the fridge.

Hey, Quill mastered his movement skill.


What do we have here?

Another noobo!  (not easy to tell in the picture).  I decided Paismoud could have one more baby.  Maybe we’ll get another boy for heir poll purposes, or maybe we’ll get Mahmoud’s lighter hair.

Mahmoud:  Yay, another one for me to take care of while you’re working…

Don’t complain.  I don’t wanna hear it from you right now.

Mahmoud DOES love the kids though, and I capture anti-gravity playtime.

Quill wakes up starving, as per the norm, and find’s Quay’s poorly prepared chicken nuggets.

Oh well, better than being taken away!

Except he did NOT like them.

Sorry buddy.

Young man, you have a bed.  You have an entire bedROOM.

Paisley has asked Ferdy a hundred times to stay off the counters.

Legit cat moment.

When Mahmoud isn’t burning down the house, he does remain a quality ISBI spouse.

Quest is getting an A!

+5 Definitely my favorite.

Meanwhile, this little guy is all wound up and running around sans clothes.

He has like three energized moodlets, so he took the action of a wild child.

Kids come home a mess a few minutes later.

They’re both very unhappy and Quest is clearly filthy beyond all reason.

Apparently it’s smoggy outside?  It bums out both the kids.

I had never seen this before.

And that’s saying something!

Paisley gets home and doesn’t like the air either.

She starts coughing.  That cannot be good for the baby!

Looks like it’s time to release Quill from toddlerhood!  Just in time with a new baby on the way.  HOW CUTE ARE THEIR FACES.


How cute are they?

Quill rolls genius and adds the motor aspiration.  Quite the cutie!

Such eyes!  I buy him some monkey bars which I’m sure he will not use.

Quest wastes no time hanging out with her newly aged up brother.

Awww, look at the way Pais is looking at them.  Bless.

Bless the Zales.  And sleeping Ferdy.

Um, Mahmoud?  Why are you singed?  You don’t have the singed moodlet?

And I’m not judging or anything, but you’re getting a little pudgy.  Just sayin’.

*Mahmoud standing by fridge eating cake *

Note Quills first child action is taking out the trash!  I hope this is a good omen! *touches wood*

And that’s it for this post!  You’ll have to come back next time to see what Paisley has cooking.  We didn’t lose any points this round – although I think I’ll need to change the scoring system, as this is for a TS3 challenge… But I’m too lazy to do that right now.

Failing school -5: 1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 8 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 42 (-210)
Self-Wetting -5: 42 (-210)
Accidental Deaths -10: 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 40 (+200)
Twin Births + 10: 13 (+130)
Triplet Birth +15: 2 (+30)
Fulfilling Aspiration + 40: 10 (+400)
Getting A in School: 16 (+80)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 14 (+140)
Every $100,000 +20: 3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 5 (-50)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5)
TOTAL: +535

No Rest for Paisley – 16.4

Hi Guys!  Oh man is this a stressful post.  Although all is well that ends well – or so I’ve heard.  Let’s get right to it!

Zale Check!

Mahmoud is standing in the hallway.

Paisley is standing in the hallway.

Quest is standing in the living room.

Quay is standing in Quest’s bedroom right up against a wall making picture taking challenging.

Sorry for down walls.

Ferdinand is standing in front of this door.

Riveting Zale Check.  At this point I hoped things would pick up.  I regret that thought.

These two find each other, and it’s incredibly cute.


Pregnant Pais practices her debate skill so she can get promoted again.

We gotta start brining in some Simoleons to pay for this house.

Mahmoud takes one stinking Quay to bed to sleep, the wafts of smell are hard to see against the cute wallpaper.

I knew I liked that wallpaper.

Aww… good ISBI dad.

The stinky, filthy little booger wakes up starving.

Thankfully it looks like he’s heading for the pancakes Paisley has just made.

Penny calls to chat!

Well that’s fun!

Potty training resumes for Quest.

While Quay pouts and emits fumes in the chair.   Rather neglected.

I had to wait for him to finish eating the pancakes to have Paisley take over.

Looks like Mahmoud might help!

He did!  What a good ISBI spouse and father!

Paisley bathes the other toddler.

Penny came to visit!

Bathroom sister hugs are the best sister hugs.

Ferdy “helps” Pais repair the broken dishwasher.

I really need to get these appliances upgraded…

Thanks a lot, Penny…

…Feel free to break things in your OWN house.

So this is cute and all, and LOOKS helpful… except Quest was about to eat dinner first.

She’s gonna wake up STARVING… Thanks a lot, Mahmoud.

Quay, however, managed to grab the fresh garlic noodles Paisley just made.

Oh good, Miriam is here to break all the plumbing.

Paisley tried to cheer her up, I think I’d read somewhere that happy ghosts don’t ruin everything.

Color change implies we were successful.

And yet… the results were the same.

Things aren’t looking good for Quay, he’s too exhausted to eat, and passes out.

FAIL -5.

Quay finds the noodles again, but he just will NOT eat them!

I don’t know what to do!

Desperate, I try a different meal.

I force him to grab a plate (ISBI Fail), PLEASE EAT IT!



Panic-stricken, I buy two highchairs and try to get Quay into the seat, but this happens.

FAIL – 5.  I have never lost a Sim to child services, I’m terrified it’s about to happen now.  I’m so tempted to cheat his needs… I don’t know what to do.

Paisley then spun into her work clothes and left before I could stop her.

But it looks like Mahmoud is going to save the day?  PLEASE EAT BOY!

Don’t just stare at him, EAT THE SANDWICH.

Oh my stars, thank heavens.

Quest ate too.  I have never been so happy to see a highchair function.

I was freaking out.

Mahmoud attempts to mop up from whatever disaster this is, but with every single appliance spewing water, it’s a worthless effort.

I’m assuming this is the aftermath of Miriam hanging around.

Quay is still miserable.  His bladder has tanked, and his fun, but at least he’s fed and not passing out while he sleeps in what was supposed to be his sister’s bed.

At least he’s no longer at risk of being taken away.

There are four broken plumbing objects, the coffee maker is also broken, and someone needs to feed the cat.

The kids also need help.  HURRY HOME PAIS!

As happy as I am to see Paisley get promoted…

I really just need her to get this house up and running again.

Feed the cat.

Fix the plumbing.

Clean the toilet.

Fix the coffee maker.

I actually had her WAKE UP Quay to help out with his distress.

Paisley fixes dinner, and the kids manage to eat it… so that’s good news!

Oh great, Oscar is here.  We literally just fixed all the plumbing from Miriam….


All the repair work and parenting took its toll on Paisley, and DOWN SHE GOES.

I’m sorry.  Almost all the fails since the move to TS4 are yours.  Almost. -5

This image, complete with the red plumbob and broken sink sums up this post nicely.

Mahmoud is asleep, Paisley is passed out in the bathroom, and the toddlers are on their own.

Fortunately, they’ve both eaten, so whatever else happens at least they won’t get taken away.

Cleaning up after you ruin the house is not as helpful as you might think, Oscar.

Don’t let Paisley’s smile fool you, far from rested her urgent need to use the restroom wakes her up.

I take this opportunity to shove a half-toddler-eaten-many-hours-old meatball in her belly.

Behind close doors I find these two… Whatever they are doing is very cute.

Which is good, because this post is very stressful!

Paisley’s needs are just good enough to repair some things AGAIN.

Looks like she’s about to pop!

Good heavens… what’s happening out here?

This house is in shambles.  (I almost named this post “Shambles”)

Oh for heavens sake…

I failed to have Paisley pay the bills.  WE WERE VERY BUSY.

Really Mahmoud?

Thanks a lot.  We seriously needed more broken things for your wife to fix.

Okay… Well… Thanks a little.


FINE.  I appreciate you now.  ARE YOU HAPPY?

Paisley gets home from work, and doesn’t even have the energy to pay the bills before I rush her off to bed.

Trying to avoid the fail.

After enough rest not to collapse, we get the lights turned back on.

Try to get the house repaired…

Prevent her from starving to death…

She must really like that salad.  Good on ya, honey.

Oop!  It’s time!

I leave Mahmoud this time, to watch over the other kids.  Apparently the hospital staff are all deceased.

I hope we can have this baby without a fail.  First time for everything.

At least the doctor in charge of the birth is living.

(Plumbob reminds me why I took Mahmoud prior… ha)

YAY!  It’s another boy!  We’ll be able to have an heir poll!

I name him Quill.

Welcome home baby Quill!

Note, there are three birth certificates there…

Whatever the eating problem was with Quay, it seems to be resolved!

Phew.  What’s wrong Pais?  Don’t like your eggs?

With Paisley at work, Mahmoud actually does a great job with the kids, and has reached parenting skill level seven.

The room I made for Quest gets a makeover for Quay.

He was the only one who used it anyway.

Besides!  It’s someone’s birthday!

She needs a more grown up room.  Quest rolls goofball and adds rambunctious scamp as her aspiration.

She grows up pretty cute and takes over Penny’s old room.


Thanks Miriam, I hate you.

I’m so glad Quest isn’t a toddler anymore.

Things are looking up!

Mahmoud continues to be a helpful parent.

I do appreciate him… … …

Penny comes to visit after Paisley gets home from work.

She just pouts while the family watches TV.

I have Paisley call in and take a vacation day from work.  Oscar haunted and now the house is in disarray.

But first I let her sleep in.



After a cat butt sandwich, Paisley gets to the repairs.

And laundry…

Cleans the kids…

Fixes the washer…

And then the dryer…

I hate this house.

Feeds the baby…

HEy!?!? What happened to the other birth certificate???

Quill briefly defies the space-time continuum and is both floating baby and floor toddler at the same time.

Quill rolls wiles.  Oh Goodie.  He suffers the same odd look as his siblings…

…but they seem to grow out of it okay.

I forgot how cute toddlers napping could be.

Inefficient, but cute.

Quest enjoys her new big girl room with big girl activities.


First time since moving to TS4, since Penny refused.

AND sets the table?

Quest FTW!



Having had enough of the ghosts, I have Paisley release them to the Netherworld.

A rare moment of being able to read Quill to sleep.

Mahmoud continues to be an excellent parent.

Definitely and ISBI hero.

Whatchoo got there Pais?

Why, might it be one less toddler?

WOOHOO!  Quay rolls squeamish and adds artistic prodigy to his aspiration.

He also proves that although Pais & Mahmoud make “interesting” toddlers, they grow into cute kids!

Phew – that’s it for this post!  I was certain the kids were going to be taken away, but we muddled through it!  We have enough boys for an Heir Poll!  WOO!

Failing school -5: 1 (-5)    -Almost-
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 8 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 43 (-225)
Self-Wetting -5: 42 (-210)
Accidental Deaths -10: 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 41 (+205)
Twin Births + 10: 13 (+130)
Triplet Birth +15: 2 (+30)
Fulfilling Aspiration + 40: 10 (+400)
Getting A in School: 15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 14 (+140)
Every $100,000 +20: 3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 5 (-50)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5) (No longer relevant)
TOTAL: +520

Familial Bliss 16.3

Well well well – Another Zale post!  Are you shocked?  It’s possible.  Let us begin with Zale Check!

Miriam is just standing in the living room, but she’s dressed…

So that’s an improvement.

Oscar is doing something on the computer.

Mahmoud is staring at the walls in the nursery.

Paisley is fixing a toilet.

Penny is about to turn on the TV.

Quest is as exciting as can be expected.

Ferdy is having a snack.

Oops, need to empty the box storage.  Gross.

Mahmoud: Hey Pais, whatchoo doin?  BTW did you know there’s a tree on the wall in the nursery?

A tree!  HA HA HA.  Anhoo, have fun.  Ily.

Oh look, another fire.

Looks like Penny is on it.

A family that fights fires together, stays together.

Good on ya’, Zales.

With Paisley off at work, Quest is left in the care of the idiots.  You can do this, Oscar.

He successfully changed the diaper.  Good job.

Ferdinand does his best to help next time Quest is needy.

Unfortunately, he’s ill-equipped.

Mahmoud is on the case… Good luck, Dad!

Enjoying the view, Ferdy?

That’s not how blinds work.

Someone broke the TV.

And a toilet.  Pais will have fun when she gets home.

I figured out how to get rid of Paisley’s piercings that she only wore with her work outfit.

So that’s something.

I tried to have Paisley throw away some trash from repairing the TV, and she kept putting it back on the floor.  I was like, WTH?

Oh.  We didn’t have an outdoor trashcan… Oops.  Noob moment.  And gross.

We really need some more babies.  And BOYS, since it is a boy’s turn to take over.

Let’s give the couple some privacy.

Uh guys?  That doesn’t seem safe.

Or hygienic.

While upgrading a toilet so they’ll hopefully stop breaking, Paisley pops!

Lookin’ good, girl.

Looks like I accidentally made Ferdinand a girl.  A quick trip through CAS and I fix that.  Maybe he’ll stop going into heat, ha ha…

Oscar likes the updated Ferdy.

OMG… That’s Mahmoud… Cleaning.  A.  Sink.

-Mind Blown-

Quest ages up!  She rolls Angelic.  SCORE!

Well, that’s a unique face…

I hope she grows up more attractive.  It’s like she has a child face, but she’s so little.

And smash those beans, baby.

Let the potty training begin!

She definitely has strong Mahmoud vibes going on.

And Oscar?  Why do you look so creepy?

Oscar was creepy because he sat down on Quest’s bed only to rip a giant fart.


Paisley is about to pass out, so no time to fix the broken dishwasher, she also needs to eat immediately.  I can also see why the farting was happening.

I see you franks & beans.

I do believe Ferdy’s little toe beans have their eyes on the floor sandwich.

While watching Zale life happen, I got these two pop-ups.

Both Oscar and Miriam have neared the end of their lives.  So short in TS4, but we must remember everything they did in TS3.  Be well, my Zales.

Quest found the floor sandwich, which is good!

She was very hungry, and Paisley wasn’t around to feed her.

Speaking of Paisley – another promotion!

She’s now a proper teacher.  Good for you, girl.

Tired from work, and hungry from being pregnant, we’ll be lucky if we get the house shipshape before she needs to care for herself.

I’m sure Quest needs a fair bit of attention too.

Aw, but Penny cares about her niece.

I don’t know what her knees are doing, but that’s okay.

And then playtime!

Although Penny doesn’t look like she’s having fun.

Oof.  There goes Miriam.

She sees the light.

It is bad for all, and very bad for Quest, since she’s starving.

I hope she manages to find food before she’s taken away.

Thank heavens, she finds the breakfast scramble Mahmoud made earlier all by her little self.

I was so relieved.

RIP Mir.  It’s been real.

Oscar mourns her death.

Super sad 😦

Quest actually gets pretty excellent care while Paisley is gone.  I swear my other TS4 families are not this helpful.

Maybe I micromanage them too much.

Everyone is sad about losing Mir.  As mean as it is, I hope Oscar goes too, so they can overlap their sadness moodlets.

About two seconds later, my morbid wish is granted.

Sorry buddy.  “You” were a TH in another dimension.  Go rest with your wife.

The shock of losing both parents sends Paisley into labor.

I get her checked in, but I predict a repeat of the last birth, as she is EXHAUSTED.

Oh, except this time, she wets herself.


Yup, now you stink.

She spins into her hospital gown, and all is well.

She does NOT pass out this time.  #winning

Think a boy!


I name him Quay.

Uh Pais?  You got another one in there?


Oh, okay.  Poor Mahmoud is moping outside the doors.

Just in case you wondered if he came too. 🙂

Back at the house, Oscar is laid to rest next to Miriam.

RIP you guys.

Now that there’s toddler toys in the house, Penny’s childish trait can surface.  Here she is repeatedly hitting herself in the head.

Okay then.  Ferdy is concerned.

She’s super sad though – losing her parents.

Look at her pretty little pout.

Much truer to form, it took Mahmoud about six tried to feed Quay…

…but at least he did it.

Oh look.  Toddlers can mourn.

That’s fun.  I delete urns when I am not playing a legacy.  Had no idea.

Uh oh!  Mahmoud is sick!

I don’t know how to handle this in an ISBI?

Ghost sighting!

It’s Miriam!  What is she wearing?  She then breaks half the plumbing in the house.

Mahmoud shows off some decent parenting skills.

I think he’s level six by now.  That’s kinda nice.

Penny tries to burn down the house again.  Aside from me hoping Ferdy RUNS I know it’ll be fine.

And it was.

Mahmoud is still sick… I have Paisley buy some medicine.  I originally planned to put it in his inventory and hope he took it…

But you’ll see in a bit, I make him take it.  ISBI fail?  IDK.  But I don’t know how to handle illness in a TS4 ISBI.

Penny, who has never once done her homework, but does make it to class, now has a D.

First time I’ve seen it, since I make kids be studious when I’m not in an ISBI.  (Half the fun, really!)

Uh oh, she’s sick too.

I make them both take medicine after this.  Do they die?  I have no idea.  But I was worried, so I guess I cheated.

It’s “Night on the Town” day, so Paisley takes Mahmoud out.

A quick peck on the cheek outside a local hotspot.

They go full paparazzi on local celebrity Throne Bailey.

Paisley takes full advantage of the free food and drinks.

I would too!

Back at home, Quay aged up and ALSO rolled angelic.  YAY!

Also unique in appearance, he seems a little better off than his sister.

Quest gets her own room, since Oscar and Miriam do not need it.


Speaking of Oscar, he makes an appearance.

Please don’t break everything.

He haunts Ferdinand’s bed.

No bother, he doesn’t use it anyway.

He breaks the sink, but at least attempts to clean up after himself.


Penny: Hmm, what’s this?

Is it a cake for me?

No one joins her, but Penny gleefully spits her germs all over the cake.

(I don’t know how to do these in a TS4 ISBI either.  I had to make her make a wish)

She rolls kleptomaniac, and with that… it’s BYE-BYE Penny!

She’s pretty cute, and I think she matches her TS3 self pretty well.

She moves in with Serena Bharma in Evergreen Harbor.  See you around, Penny!

They’re certainly both unique!

Oh yeah, it forces me to follow her.

Looks like there will be another joining them!  Have fun you three.

Back in the Zale house, it’s familial bliss.

For now!

That’s it for this post!  I’ll be back again soon!  (for reals.)  Let’s root for more boys so we can have an heir poll!

Failing school -5: 1 (-5)    -Almost-
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 8 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 42 (-210)
Self-Wetting -5: 42 (-210)
Accidental Deaths -10: 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 40 (+200)
Twin Births + 10: 13 (+130)
Triplet Birth +15: 2 (+30)
Fulfilling Aspiration + 40: 10 (+400)
Getting A in School: 15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 14 (+140)
Every $100,000 +20: 3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 5 (-50)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5)
TOTAL: +530

What Do We Have Here? 16.2

Hello dear readers, that is if I have any left. I realized I had let this blog die not because I didn’t want to continue, but because my Sims 3 had become so unplayable it took all the joy out of it. After I came to that conclusion, I made the only decision I thought was possible to keep this going after so much work.

I’m not very good at recreating Sims from TS3 to TS4, or even trying to mimic people, and I clearly no longer know how to use WordPress, as everything is different, but I’ll do my best! That said…. For the first time in more than 600 days – Zale Check!

Oscar & Miriam are just standing there…
Oh, Oscar had the Deep Sea Diver LTW, and was Born Salesman, Brave, Insane, Excitable, and Loves the Heat.  Not sure how to pull that over into TS4, I made him have the Angling Ace aspiration, and gave him Outgoing, Adventurous, and Erratic. 

Miriam’s LTW I didn’t recall and didn’t find immediately, but she was Clumsy, Bookworm, Night Owl and Virtuoso.  I have her the Best Selling Author aspiration, and she’s a Bookworm, Creative, and Clumsy.

Paisley is also just standing…

Paisley had the chess LTW and had No Sense of Humor, Loves the Heat, Brave, Born Saleswoman, and Genius.  I gave her the Nerd Brain aspiration, and she’s a Genius, Snob, and Ambitious.

Fun fact, they’re all just standing, because I just moved them onto an empty lot… The Zales now reside in the Mirage Park neighborhood of Del Sol Valley. It was a decent 50×40 lot named Vacuous Green in a world I haven’t played much – should be okay.

Here’s Mahmoud:

Mahmoud had the lap of luxury LTW, and was Clumsy, Flirty, Natural Cook and Over Emotional.  He now has the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration, is a Clumsy, Romantic Foodie.


Penny  had the Super Popular LTW, and was a Daredevil, Eccentric, Grumpy & Childish.  She now has the Friend of the World aspiration and has the Childish & Gloomy traits.

Noteworthy, there are so many more traits to start out with in TS3.

And Ferdinand:

Couldn’t forget him!

As much trouble as Mahmoud caused in TS3, he did manage to let us know right were we left off finances wise with the family.

With a little wave of a magic wand, I add $344,000 to the family’s net worth, and begin building them a house. I hate building houses, but I need to get better at it… so here goes nothing.



(agonizingly long building interlude)



A House:

I don’t hate it.

Here’s the inside:

I think it’s well decorated, which is rare for me.  Bottom right is Penny’s room, above it is Oscar & Miriam’s, then a bathroom.  Upper right is a nursery for Paisley & Mahmoud’s babies, then two more bathrooms, followed by Pais & Mahmoud’s room in the upper left.  Left side of the hallway has laundry, which I’ll probably eliminate after poor Paisley spends all her minutes cleaning up the clothes, but it’s fun for now.  The right side of the hallway has a reading nook.  Central living of course, then kitchen and dining to the lower left.

Paisley needs to get a job, as this house won’t pay for itself.  But first we gotta feed Ferdy.

Job hunt…
I decide she’ll go into the education career.

She needs to grade homework and write a letter of recommendation, but the only computer is in use…

So fine – I add another computer and desk to the household.

Ferdy doesn’t like Penny’s computer… poor thing.

Oscar and Miriam haven’t left the front lawn, and are happily chatting.

I thought it was kind of cute, since of course their entire history over in TS3 doesn’t exist.

Looks like Ferdy doesn’t like the TV about as much as the computer…

Oscar made some coffee and bonds with his Son-in-Law.

Venessa Jeong shows up as the lone welcome wagon member…

Ferdinand is the only one to greet them, since Paisley was busy with work stuff.

I love Ferdy.

Pais manages to finish just in time to greet Venessa before she leaves.

The whole family chats with her for a fair bit before she thanks everyone for having her.  I wanted her and Paisley to be friends, but as the TH, there isn’t a lot of time for extracurricular activities.

We also cannot forget that the whole point of this challenge is to make lots of potential heirs!

 Pais gives Ferdy his little mousey.


Ferdinand!  Get your cat butt outta the grilled cheese.

(Lectures about jumping on counters)

Ferdy: If no counter, how grilled cheese?

??? – it’s Pawsed.  LOL…

That is not your bed, old man.

Penny earns brownie points for frequently doing the dishes.

You good, Pais?  Eggs and toast shouldn’t be that violent.


Yes, I saw that, I am pretty sure your husband did too.

Match made in heaven.

Mahmoud hops around with his cut finger while Paisley scrapes scrambled eggs off the pan.

Uh oh… Look closely…

I see flames in that stove…

Mahmoud FLIES into action! I have never seen a Sim react so quickly (and correctly) to a fire.

Um, okay… apparently it’s a family trait…

No time to make another meal, Paisley grabs some left over beans…

Great choice for your first day at a new job… Ms. Toots-a-lot.

Um, Penny?  Miriam?  What is happening?

You guys okay?  Wrists good?  Good.

Glitches aside, how cute is the TH and their spouse?

So cute.

Ferdy needs a bath.

Flea: Aight, imma head out. 

I watched the family while Penny was at school, and Paisley at work.  They were pretty good natured.

Oscar seems to have a coffee addiction.

Penny is home.

And she stinks.

Aha!  We have the first sign of a nooboo!

Not sure what she’s doing, but PREGGO!

Pais heads to the vet with Ferdy for a flea treatment.  I thought I could give him a bath…

PS. That cat is not Ferdinand, it is a lookalike named Doc.  IMPOSTER!

Hang in there, buddy.

Ha, Three-Ring Flea Circus… That’s funny.

Expensive treatment it is!

There you go, beebee, all better.

Hey husband?

I’m not just a little bit chubby…



Stork?  Must’ve been a stork.

Paisley keeps working on her education career.

I don’t think that student did well…

Who made Penny sad???

Mahmoud?  Was it you?

Mahmoud is suspect…

Party at the broken toilet… That’s a useless effort, Mahmoud.  Pais will fix it when she gets home.

Ferdy, like all good cats, is “helping”.

Paisley gets a promotion.

So that’s good!

No rest for the preggo TH.


The coffee addiction for Oscar escalates…

I’m not sure he sleeps…


Male cat in heat makes no sense…

Why do you look so pleased with yourself, Oscar?

It’s BROKEN.  What are you going to do now?  FYI, I recommend sleeping.

Closest thing I’ve seen…

Against my better judgement, pregnant Paisley fixes the coffee maker.

Then Oscar immediately breaks the dishwasher… Good nap?

Was fine.


Um, Pais?  When did you pierce your eyebrows?  Just for work?  I mean, that’s cool.
Pais: I gotta relate with the kidz these dayz….
Um, sure.  You do you.

Yay, Oscar!  I’m so proud.

*Wipes Tear*

Miriam rarely gets dressed, always in the PJs

Girlfriend, take a shower

Mahmoud?  What are you doing?