Monthly Archives: September 2013

EPIC QUAD BIRTHDAY! 1.9

What’s this?  Another post?  How can that be you say?  It’s Sunday and I’m bored.  So, let’s not delay this nonsense one more minute!

We start off with this… from our fearless founder…
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NO ABE.  No you cannot.

Now now girls…
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And get out of the way, Abe needs to use the computer…

And it wouldn’t be a post without Angie and a guitar…
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She looks so pretty, and it makes her so happy – but I took it away.  No more.

Bettina?  You okay?
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Why so sad love?  Is it because your twin is creepy?

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Nice Breanne – just watch her pee… totally norms.

I’d be upset too, Bettina, it’s okay…
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Aw – look at the babies!  Bless them…
Maybe I should let Abe fulfill that wish?
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Then a perfectly happy Baxter cried for no reason…
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…and squelched any and all sympathy I might’ve had for Abe’s desire for additional offspring.  NO MORE.  We’re DONE.

Aw, Abe – look at how successful you’ve been!  He’s level 7 – and considering he’s always on the verge of collapse, starvation, etc – I’m proud of his work success.
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Doesn’t he look sharp and successful?  I think so too.  I don’t know who umbrella dude is, he’s not a paparazzi, but he’s just hanging out.  Family stalker…

Then Bettina rolled this, and I’d never seen it before –
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Look how special she thinks she is.  Aw.

This new babysitter showed up to watch over Baxter and Beatrix – but he just stood outside talking to the creeper (wrong legacy, homie)
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He eventually made it inside, but instead of doing any watching of the children, he played with his phone, while dripping water from talking to Family Stalker in the rain.  Excellent.
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But AHA!  He dropped it!  Right next to the nasty baby potty.  Serves him RIGHT.

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FEED ME WORTHLESS MAN
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“Damn, these screaming children make it hard to play with my phone”

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“No really – I hate them”

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“Thanks for the $75.00!  Maybe I can replace my phone with your monies.  Enjoy your neglected children!”

Worst.  Babysitter.  Ever.

Blair gets home from school and flexes her Evil Trait:
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Then plays Evil Pretty Pretty Princess
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“Hi Wall…”
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“…I’m a princess…”

Angelica then tries to break down my defenses – and rolls this:
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Should I do it?  I locked it in.

Then, after glancing at my Sims panel, and seeing 7 happy greens, and a bright orange, I tried to find Becca…
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Here she is… talking to an incredibly creepy (still, wrong legacy) old man, with creepy posture.  It’s 1:46 am, and he’s hanging out by the trash – apparently waiting for little girls to throw away their juice boxes.  Then, as she walked inside, he made the WORST evil laugh.  Ugh…

Then Becca missed her bed:
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And pedoman stood out by the bins doing the school cheer.
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Nice…  He’s pretty limber for an old dude…

And then – for the first time I can ever recall – a child…
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…did their homework at a desk.  I was so HAPPY!

Then…
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What’s this?  Another child doing her homework at the desk?  Fantastic you say yes?  NO.  She’s skipping school.  Doing her homework – but skipping school.  Interesting.  She does have the germy moodlet – so maybe she opted to stay home.

More homework success!
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And then, it was time for…

EPIC QUAD BIRTHDAY!

While everyone was at work and/or school I set up this fancy party in the back yard.

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Bettina came home and made her self a sno-cone.  She was the only one to use the machine the entire party…

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Mmm, grape!

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LOL at Baxter crying… apparently it was very annoying – but when I went to find him, he was all the way around the house near the front door – shouldn’t have been THAT big of a deal… and LOL at cat on dance floor.  I hope kitty rocked out, cuz no one else used it.
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People actually used my chairs and tables…
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Pretty nice little party, if I do say so myself…
Loki has a bit of a problem though:
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His arm is pulling an “Aliens-esque” maneuver out of his chest.  But he seemed to enjoy the party.
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Blair – my only Sim to wet herself – wets herself again.
(Well, Abe wet himself too, but she’s my only “idiot” Sim to do it…)
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And Bettina would NOT stop celebrating.  I mean everyone’s long done, two cakes are completely gone, and Bettina just kept blowing that horn.  (I had to cancel the “Birthday Party” action…)

So who had a birthday? Becca!
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Becca had rebellious locked in, which joins excitable, eccentric and artistic for her traits.  I think she pulls off the Abe Eyes better than most of the children who inherited his strange eye shape.  The rest of her features look very Angelica to me, and I think she’s pretty.

And Blair!
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Blair looks super “Abe” to me and I do think she’s pretty – but her sister edges her out in my opinion.  Blair got to roll and gained “Adventurous” to go with her inappropriate, evil, heat loving traits.

And Beatrix!
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Beatrix inherited Abe’s more “robust” physique – and well – I think she’s a bit unfortunate looking.  We’ll have to see how she does as a teen to know for sure… But I DO still like her.  I find her endearing – in an ugly duckling kind of way.  And I love purple so that’s cool too.  She got to roll and acquired Loves to Swim to go with her already assigned attributes of virtuoso and artistic.

Lastly – BAXTER!
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Baxter also took on his father’s round shape – and looks a lot like his twin.  However, it seems to be a little more attractive on the male face, because I think he’s more appealing in appearance than his sister.  He rolled friendly to go with eccentric and clumsy.  I like how he loves green like his mom, and is clumsy like his father.  But in all honesty, I’m not really a Baxter fan.  We’ll see what happens, as I haven’t played past the party – so maybe he’ll grow on me.

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Oh except he sleeps with his eyes open.  Do not like.  At least he seemed to enjoy his party.

The house got a bit of a makeover, as the need for a nursery has been eliminated.  Here’s the legacy house right now.  It’s a bit hodgepodge, as all good early houses, as you just build on when/where you can.  But I find it endearing, and I’m glad we only have around 5k Simoleans, because that leaves us a long way from a full tear-down.
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Come back next time, there’s a Prom looming, and with four teenagers, is sure to be eventful!  Hope to see you soon!

Happy Simming!

Two, Two, and Two 1.8

Lets see, we last saw the Zale Family welcome a boy into the house, to join the five daughters. He’s the last child born in Generation B, and I’m glad they had a son. Abraham, fearless founder, parents, cooks, cleans, repairs, and brings home the bacon. Angelica, his lovely wife, weeps and plays the guitar. Let’s proceed shall we?

Angelica actually doing some parenting, and I thought it was a sweet moment.
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The toddlers continue to be cute beyond all reason in the nursery:
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Bettina – although dressed like a candy cane and in a weird hairstyle continues to win my favor.

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And Abraham attempts to repair the dishwasher for the second time this challenge, only to…Screenshot-4…singe himself and produce music notes out of his belly button. The dishwasher that fulfilled one of his first ever wishes proves to be quite rude. Abe showered then went off to sleep – in his own bed, for the first time in forever. This is what he woke up to:

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Cuz heaven forbid Angelica do anything to help out… poor babies.

After Abe did EVERYTHING it was time to plan a birthday party! Blair and Becca are ready to childify! AND I remembered! AND I threw a party! Simmer of the year award baby!

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Yes, full Moon Party – Blair and Becca were born under the full moon, and grew up under the full moon. Fascinating. And YOU SUCK Miriam, don’t boo the baby.

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Buhahaha, creepy toddler head on weird stretchy body. So fitting of a full moon party!

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Then it was Becca’s turn!

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He spot light was stolen while she sparkly danced – everyone is thinking about poor Beatrix who’s off shot somewhere screaming.

Oh, well, apparently she was tired.
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I’d scream too if I was about to pass out into plates of cake and waffles. Fail.

Anyhoo… meet the girls!

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And Becca!
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She has Abe’s eye shape, Angie’s eye color, Abe’s nose and Angie’s mouth (I think?) She’s a great mix! She rolled eccentric to go with her artistic and excitable self. I like it when they roll traits that seem compatible to me, although I think her traits are kind of boring.

During the full moon party, Old Panda Zombie steels Abe’s best chair…
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Blair wets herself…
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And Abe is unable to clean up Blair’s Puddle of Shame because air is in his way.
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Oh, you guys haven’t seen Angelica in a while? Here she is…
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Playing the guitar I her underwear. Why? What else did you think she was doing? -_-

I built a fancy new room onto the house for the second set of twins.
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(Note: I waited until full moon glow was over to take this shot)

The house is freakin’ TRASHED!
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Do you see all the toys? I counted 9. OPZ is still in Abe’s chair. She stayed forever, hobbled away in her creepy zombie hobble and said “I’ve gotta go. Bye!” Yeah. Peace.

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Autonomous flirting. I think Abe just wanted her to put the damn guitar away, and used his manly wiles on her.

The next day both Abe and Angelica went to work, and the four children headed off to school, so a new, much luckier babysitter appeared. Danita McPherson
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She’s pretty. And seemed competent…

Until she behaved just like every other teenager – and became glued to her phone.
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But then! Retribution! MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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I hope it broke.

Beatrix is magic…
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…and can make music through telekinetic powers.

Abe and Ange came home, and they both had promotions! That makes Angelica a level 2, and Abe – 8 or something? I’ll have to look.

I. Am. Going. To. Take. It. Away.
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And she’s been home for like, four hours and has already stripped down to her undies. What is WITH HER? Weird Sim is weird.

Breanne gets caught in a never ending mopping loop
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And Bettina & Becca behave themselves like little studious angels.
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I wonder why my lights aren’t working? They’re in different bedrooms, both sitting on the floor doing homework in the dark. Hmm.

Beatrix is super cute:
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Sorry there’s not much Baxter this update. He’s starving in a shot, playing with a toy in a shot, and crawling towards Abe’s leg in a shot, but for the most part, there’s no Baxter. He’s fully trained thanks to the play pen, and the walker. A few trips to the potty and he’d learned that too, so he was pretty much ignored. I never saw him doing cute things, or magic things like his sister. But he’s still around – promise.

I love having the four child age girls in the house. Even though it’s very brief.
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Breanne’s face, LOL

And Blair was having fun too!:
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What’s this?
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Ang is parenting, and she’s wearing clothes? O_o (And it’s Baxter!)

HA, then this happened.
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Angelica manages to parent moderately well while Abe sleeps.

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Rest well, my little Chicken Dreamer – you’re gonna be BUSY when you wake up…

… no rest for the TH:
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(Simmer Fail: It’s Baxter! Again! And he wasn’t fully skilled – but we took care of that)
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Oops. Look at his tragic little face. I pushed him too far. Fail. I’m sorry Abe – don’t look at me like that.

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Beatrix and Baxter are cute, but what’s this mysterious puddle? I checked everyone, but didn’t see any signs of a self-wetting, but it seems REALLY far to be overflow from the kiddie potty. Oh well.

And this picture looks like a sweet family moment:
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At first. Stinky Abe returns, Breanne is choking, Becca is eating a “horrifying” vanilla muffin, and Angelica thinks the waffles aren’t good enough for her and makes her own batch.

What’s this? Birthdays? And I remembered? OMGYAY! Just family though, I didn’t want a bunch of idiots clogging up my house.

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I love her face so much – Bettina went first!

Then Breanne – who was very serious.
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Meet Teen Bettina:
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I see both her parents in her face and I think she’s absolutely gorgeous. She rolled Diva to go with her easily impressed, excitable & lucky nature. I hate the diva trait, but I think she’s so lovely that I almost don’t care.

Breanne!
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She’s lovely too, but I think her sister outshines her a bit. She rolled Hopeless Romantic, adding the need for true love to her lazy, neurotic, virtuoso style. I see both parents in her too, and she’s currently a very close second for the heir. She keeps her childhood braids, just in a more grown up style. She aged up bald. Ha.

Here is where I’ll leave you, while the Zale House has 2 teens, 2 children, and 2 toddlers. Come back soon! There’s more adventure and excitement (and fails) to come in this thrilling ISBI!

Happy Simming!

A B-Boy is B-Born! 1.7

We left off with Angelica giving birth in front of a guest, a daughter, and a broken television.  None of which seems suitable to me – but it is what it is.  I somehow managed to LOSE the pictures of the new offspring.  I’ll give you a hint.  Twins.  Angelica squeezed out her third set of twins, her fifth daughter – Beatrix was born first, and I thought it’d forever be women, but then Baxter made an appearance, and my Alphabetcy gains it’s first male child.  I was almost disappointed, since the rein of women was kind of exciting, but, upon reflection, I like little Baxter.  Sorry I didn’t get any larva birth shots.  Spoiler Alert: He was wrapped in a blue blanket.

With Abraham parenting on overdrive since Annoying Angie can’t seem to do anything but play her stupid guitar and sleep, I had Abe hire a repairman.

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I think she’s damn cute, and I love her hat and face.  She did a fine job repairing things then left.  This is just a riveting post, is it not?

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Growing family means growing house, I tacked on a hodgepodge bedroom and bathroom for Bettina and Breanne to share.  That red and hot pink is a retinal killer.

Abe leaves for work, exhausted after a night of fitful naps in the rocking chair, starving and needing to wee.  Thankfully he can eat and use the facilities at work, but his promotions are definitely slowing down.  While he’s gone… Children suffer…

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(On the floor no less – great baby place)
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Cue angry flailing little arms.
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Oh Blair, I’m sorry.  Your mother is lame, and I take back any nice thing I ever said about her.

While four of her six children wail for attention, Angie is doing this:

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And while I watched her annoyed and further away from the screaming household…

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She put her guitar away and wept.  For no reason other than mourning her own miserable little life.  Little does she know!  There’s HONOR in being a founding spouse!  My original annoyance at her faded when I watched this little pixelated AI weep.

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Thanks dear, things were getting intense up in here.  I always wonder where their hair goes when they put on that paper crown.

And Breanne…
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TV makes me make that face too.  Do your homework.

While Bettina was holding Royal Court of the Laptop, and Breanne watching the boob tube, I checked their inventory to see the status of their homework.  0%.  For Both.  Little urchins.

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Damn plumbob, I was just clicking on her to FIND her, and I found her doing this!  Exhausted on the floor!  Thank you Breanne!  I knew you were my favorite!

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Father and son catch a snooze in their favorite chairs.  Aw.  And Bettina toddler look-alike is actually Becca in her sleepwear.  She kept confusing me all play session.  Cuz I am SUCH an awesome and experienced Simmer.

The eldest haven’t missed a day of school.
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And I’m proud of them (Also, when taking this shot I discovered the “Holiday Lights” were still up… oops, I promptly removed them prior to snapping the photo – but then I told you about it so…)

Uh, Becs?
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You’re doing it wrong.  And Blair needs to go, so MOVE.

One of Angie’s daughters got this juice box out before school, but the bus came and she had to abandon it.
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Ang picked it up and drank it many hours later.  I’d never really seen that before, so I documented it.  How nice for me.  Angie doesn’t waste food.  Or parent her children.

Where do you think you’re going?!?!
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You have FOUR children that need your attention and TWO more will be home soon!  STAHP!

Thank the Llama, the eldest girls are pretty great.  Bettina even does her homework.
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Or at least thinks about it.  I didn’t watch her to see if she did it.  I vaguely recall seeing her out on the lot doing it… who cares knows.

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Breanne:  Momma?  Can you please come inside and take care of us?

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Angelica: T-t-take care of you?  I c-c-an’t!  It’s sooo HARD….
(Says ISBI woman who does whatever she wants all the time)  Look at that face!  I LOL’d.

So this is how Angie takes care of her children:
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“Now Breanne, you don’t want to end up like me, surrounded by offspring, so listen carefully…”

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DAMMIT!  This should be the LEGACY OF THE FORGOTTEN BIRTHDAY.  And seriously?  Those PHONES.

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And screaming children.  Will not miss.

Here’s Adult Abe.  I see where the gray eyes come from – as well as that weird tiny shape I keep seeing in the offspring.  For being my founder, I sure didn’t know much about him.  -_-

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I still think he’s adorbs though, so there.

And although he had no party, Abraham helped himself to cake.
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I have no idea when Abe last slept in his bed…
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this is his life… I pity him, and I’m almost looking forward to passing the torch so he can do whatever he danged well pleases, instead of being micromanaged.

SHIT!

I SWEAR I get the pop-ups like everyone else, but apparently they interfere with my gifted gameplay so I somehow manage to ignore them…

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Meet daughter number 5 – Beatrix
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She looks like Abe to me… I recognize the eyes now, and that nose and round face are definitely Abe.  It’s Angelica’s hair though, green streaks included!  She’s an Artistic Virtuoso who love Stu Surprise, Island Life tunes, and the lovely color purple.

And Baxter – lone male son
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Baxter is a Clumsy and Eccentric child, who loves green like his momma, kid’s music, and macaroni and cheese.  If I have the chance for him, I’m gonna select childish, because his favorites TOTALLY are.  I again, see tons of Abe.  The eyes are shaped like Abe’s I think, but larger maybe?  Or maybe it’s just cuz he’s a doe-eyed toddler.  He’s darker like Angie, and got the black hair sans streaks!  I like that about him.  But I was *thinking* I wanted to alternate genders in this Alphabetcy, so he’d be out of the running – but we’ll see.  It’s my party and I’ll do what I want.

Here is where I’ll leave you.  The six children were exhausting, and it’s still 2 days until Becs and Blair age into children, and I just couldn’t make AND get this post up.  I’ve had all I can take!

Come back next time to see how Blair and Becca childify – and maybe Angie can start being a little happier when she goes back to work.  She’s been Stir Crazy since her abduction, trapped with all those screaming spawn.  Ugh.  No wonder she hid in the backyard and wept.

Happy Simming!

Birthdays, Babysitters, and more B-Babies! 1.6

We left off learning that Angelica is pregnant again – with four daughters toddler and younger.  We experienced our first fails, but it’s a brand new post, so here we go!

As grateful as I was for Angelica to be a perfect match for Abraham, she annoys me now.  She’s CONSTANTLY putting the swings on FAST – which is terrible.

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Oh, is this too fast love?  Coo Coo.  BABY SCREAMS IN AGONY

Then – the car pool came.  FOR ANGELICA.  She hasn’t worked a day in her life, and I don’t know if you’re allowed to call a babysitter in an ISBI, and I’m too lazy to look it up, so Angelica ran off to her first day at work.  Ever.

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Leaving four baby girls home to wait for an unsuspecting babysitter.

This lovely girl shows up:

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Her name is Shawn Harder – she instantly tortures Becca with a fast swing, she’ll fit in just fine.  By the end of her shift, all four children were in the green, so she did just fine.

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The previous vomiting turned into the baby bump we were all expecting.   Here we go!  (What have I done!?)

I am a officially the worst Simmer.  If I had any readers, they’d be chastising me for missing birthdays left right and center… and Blair and Becca aged in to toddlers on the nursery room floor.  Excellent.

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Sparkly.

Meet toddlerfied Blair!  She’s my first child to inherit her momma’s hair!  She has interesting eye shape.
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This is pre-outfit make-over, but here she is!  As a reminder, she’s Evil and Loves the Heat, while dressing in white, eating vegetarian grilled salmon (what IS that?) and listening to the far off sounds of the Island.  I like her 🙂

And here we have Becca!
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They are the most similar twins I’ve ever had – or recall having.  Aside from eye color, and maybe a tiny difference in mouth size, they look so alike to me.  Becca is the excitable artistic one, she likes blue, egg rolls, and song writer music.  Having so many daughters, I was running out of toddler hair, so she gets this fancy hat.  I think it suits her.

Right after Angelica’s baby bump popped, Abe rolled a wish for a BOY this time.  I bet he’s about sick of all the women running around!  (well, crawling and pooping and crying around – only one runs… ha)

Angie takes her typical break from the family and heads out into the evening snow to jam.  She’s already at guitar skill four!  All on her lonesome!

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And while Angie rocks out?  Abraham does EVERYTHING else:

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Oh Abe.  Bless.

While Abe was maintaining the home, raising four daughters, and doing all the housework, Becca slipped away

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It’s night, she’s in her jammies, and there’s snow up to her knees.  I have NO idea what she was after out here, but Abe went and got her.  Of course.  Angie’s STILL playing the guitar out back.

I. Noticed. Birthdays.  And I planned a party!  The oldest twins, Bettina and Breanne are aging into children!  Thank the Llama!

The house was a mess, the dishwasher was broken, and Abe was exhausted, hungry and filthy, but the guests started arriving.  And making out.

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Really now you two.  At first I thought they were two women, but  no, they just have the same hair.  Regardless, is this how you behave at a children’s birthday party?  Apparently.

I asked Abe to “blow out candles” with Bettina, but Angie and the ENTIRE HOUSE went into the nursery to get her.
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BTW, oldie in the mermaid tights and khaki blazer?  Gundrun Beaker – lost ISBI spouse number one.  The oldie back o’ the head in the foreground?  Martina Firmann – lost ISBI spouse number too.  And WHAT is with that hat?  Hate.  Reminds me of an Organ Grinder (did I just date myself?  Yeah, probably…)

Bettina went first, and this is one of my favorite shots ever taken:
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I love how she’s looking at her momma.  Oh look, the snow melted in the last few hours.  Drastic.

Bettina rolls Lucky to go with her Easily Impressed and Excitable self.  Fun traits, if I do say so myself.
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I think she’s pretty, and I don’t love that hair, but I thought it suited her.  Unfortunately, while trying to honor her favorite color of red, I seem to have dressed her like a candy cane.  Oh well.

Next, Breanne!

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People Cheered (the birthday) and Jeered (the dishwasher)  The tiny house was pretty crowded…
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Breanne adds virtuoso to her neurotic and lazy nature.  And I think she’s gorgeous.

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Doesn’t hurt that she grew up in my favorite child hair ever (ty Island Paradise!), but I see Angie and Abe in her features.  Abe’s hair of course, and his nose, I’d say, but Angie’s mouth and eye shape.  I need to look closer at their mother to see where this steel gray comes from.  Might even be from Abe?  Dunno.  She’s marginally leading the heir race in appearance, but I like Bettina’s traits more.  I think she’d be fun to play.  But ya know, there’s a lot of children left.  But she’s purdy.

All but one guest takes off, everyone had a decent time, and adorable Bettina is adorbs, and presides over the Royal Court of No Cake

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And then – in front of a broken TV, a party guest, and her daughter Breanne.  Angie goes into labor for the third time.

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The chaos of inside sends Bettina to retreat to a place of comfort and solitude.  IF and trash bins.

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Where’s Abe you say?

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Asleep – dreaming of the after-party cleanup.  He missed all of his children’s births while sleeping.  Funny Abe.

Tune in next time to see what’s next for the Zale family!  Will it be multiples?  Will there be a son?
(Heather wonders why she does these cliff-hangers when she has no readers… )

Final parting note.  Abe rolled this in his sleep while Angie labored away in the living room.

NO BABY

NO!  NO MORE.  EVER.

Fails and Fires – an ISBI in Full Swing! 1.5

We left off with ISBI Spouse Angelica giving birth in the kitchen under a full moon.

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Angelica: That High Chair.  It’s Glowing.  O_O
Meet Blair – we could pick her traits, but she rolled Evil, and Loves the Heat.  Fitting – for her life in HELL – oh wait, she’s just an infant.  She likes everything white and pure, veggie grilled salmon, and Island Life music.  She’s a badass, that one.

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Angelica:  There, lighting all better.  The second set of twin’s birth spanned the early hours of the morning, allowing second baby girl Becca to be born in lovely normal kitchen light.  Becca rolled Excitable and Artistic, she likes blue, like her daddy, egg rolls, and Song Writer music.  They just look like larva for now, but there they are!

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Abe headed off to work with crying babies everywhere.  I watched Dear Angie bounce all over from one screaming daughter to the next, over and over, meeting their needs, only to have another one start crying, and by the time she finished, the first one needed something again.  It was painful to watch.

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She tried so hard.  But our first fail.  Angie couldn’t hang with the four babies.  Becca and Blair are in their cribs, Breanne is in the high chair in the other room screaming her head off, and Bettina is in the playpen in the foreground.  Poor Angie.  I think she broke her ankle.

Ha, welcome home, Abe.

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Abe goes into parenting overdrive while Angie naps on her bed.  He looks snazzy in his new promotion suit.  After struggling to pick up where Exhausted Angie left off, he ran to the bathroom.

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This is what the poor man found, filthy everything, a lake on the floor, and a broken shower.  Abe cleaned, scoured, mopped, and scrubbed.  Only to discover the dishwasher was also broken.  We quickly mopped up the puddle to avoid dying via electric shock…

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Oh!  Oh no!  And then it caught on fire!  I have never had a broken appliance electrocute a Sim then catch on fire.

Abe’s Face…

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LOL
Angelica: JAMS

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His face again.  LOL
Angelica: Cares not.

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Angelica: OH SHIT!  HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN HAPPENING!

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Whelp – Off to work.  Just another shift… -_-  I thought for sure he’d spin himself into his work clothes, but then I remembered they don’t do that.  I recall a Sim in someone else’s ISBI being singed for ages…

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Cute Late Fireman: “Well helloooo there…” perv perv
Although, I do feel Angelica spends an AWFUL lot of time in her sleepwear/undies.

Abe, after parenting for hours, scouring the bathroom, attempting to repair the dishwasher, getting shocked, putting out a fire AND working a complete shift, my TH graced me with our second fail.

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I sent him straight to shower, then straight to bed, but he queued up “pass out” between showering and sleeping.  I watched with pity while he went down…

Angie supermom’s it up while Abe gets some well deserved Zzzs.  Here she is going about her supermomly business.

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With Becca

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With Blair (LOL Eyeroll!)

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Cleaning up nasty potty.
She also took care of Bettina, but I missed that shot.  She then headed outside to jam.

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I do not blame.

And then, like the crappy Simmer I am, she had her birthday – alone in the snow.
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Yeah, everyone says they always look the same, but I think she looks older.  More dignified.

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I gave her a fresh hairstyle, though a similar one, and I felt it suited her.

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Ang?  You feelin’ okay?

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Oh.  Oh no.

**PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT**
Do not consume adult style beverages and Sim.

Angie is again pregnant, with four daughters Toddler stage and younger.

Come back soon to watch the chaos ensue!  Happy Simming!

B-Babies! 1.4

We left off with Angelica giving birth to one baby inside, and the other in the yard!  Alas!  We met Breanne & Bettina, our lovely first babies of the B Generation.

Angelica is a pretty good Mom so far, autonomously meeting the girls’ needs quickly and accurately!  I knew I loved her.

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To give her a bit of a break, I have Abe nap in the nursery to easily wake and meet the twins’ needs.

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Parenting is hard.

Oh right, then this happened…

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What have I done?  Angelica and Abe both roll wants for a girl.  I guess they like the two they have so much…  Angelica also wanted a guitar, so I bought her one.  She then proceeded to stand around doing this…

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Forever.  Almost causing me my first ISBI fail.  But thankfully, she quit playing JUST in time to wee and sleep.  Atta girl.  But if she doesn’t, you know, parent, I might have to take it away from her.  Note, she got those maternity tights I liked so much.

Birthday TIME!

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I should’ve invited people over, but I didn’t, so there.  Breanne goes first, and sweet Abe…

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He cares.

Then Bettina!

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That towel looks frightening close to the candles… but we had no fires (sneaky half a toddler exposes herself before I was ready)

Breanne:

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Son-of-a… She’s BLINKING!  I took two shots of her sister because I THOUGHT she blinked, but only one of Breanne because I thought it was fine!  Oh well – reminder, Breanne is a neurotic couch potato, who likes to listen to rap while eating pancakes and wearing hot pink.  She has Abe’s hair color, more of Angelica’s skin tone and maybe mouth?  I don’t know, I’m terrible at toddler genetics.  Sim genetics in general.  I can never identify clones or faceones.  Bad Simmer.  I’d comment on her eye color – if I could see them.  Oh wait, I wrote it down.  I said “beautiful steely gray eyes”  So I bet they look like Bettina’s.

Bettina:

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She’s an easily impressed and excitable Sim, who likes Red, Dark wave, and Dim Sum.  I think she’s cute as a button, but looks a lot like her twin, just lighter.  I think they’re both adorable, we’ll have to see how they age.

Aurora Skies came with some fun new (to me) objects, so I thought I’d check them out.  The walkers are a fast study, they learned very quickly, and I think they’re pretty cute.

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And ya know, they learned to walk while the parents slept, so that’s mad awesome.  The play pen builds charisma, and maybe teaches them to talk?  I haven’t figured that out yet.  They’re not as magic as the baby swings, which somehow make them less hungry and less lonely.    Their needs still depleted, but I think it took about 8 Sim hours for them to learn to walk.  They also stop a lot, and when they’re not rolling, they’re not learning.

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So far, all I know about the play pen is it’s a decent baby jail.

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When they stop in the walkers, they play with the squeaky buttons on the front, earning another skill, maybe logic?  After they learned to walk, completely unassisted by the parents, they earned this moodlet

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The next fine day, Abe went to work, and pregnant Angie expressed her angst on the guitar.

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She also neglected the children.  As well as her own needs.

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She made it though, thank heavens.  And the desperation of needing to wee yielded parenting.  Finally

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Then…

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Please don’t abduct her!  She’s due soon!!

But ya know, she is Stir Crazy, so maybe this’ll help.

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Against my pleas to leave the pregnant, exhausted woman a lone, they took her anyway.  They dropped her back off, and she was STILL Stir Crazy.  Whatevs, EA – She left the planet for pete’s sake, but had she strayed across the street, all would be well.

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After dropping her back off, one very miserable, recently abducted, and alone woman went into labor.

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Where was Abe you say?

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Asleep.  Dreaming of sleep.

Come back next time to meet the Nooboo(s?)

Happy Simming!

Abe & Angelica Sitting in a Tree… 1.3

We left off with a spectacularly Unlucky Abe finally finding love.  Aurora Skies blessed us with a sunny new morning – and I was frantically spamming romantic actions and hoping above all hope that Angelica wouldn’t head home.  I also noticed, upon obsessive review of my blog that I frequently was taking pictures of the back of Abraham’s head.  So you probably have no idea what he looks like… I’ll aim to improve upon that this post.

They woke up to some playful pillow fighting – Angelica, you’re doing it wrong.

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Look how cute my little couple is?  And look!  The aforementioned Gnome of the Wrist.

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Abe, still being desperately poor, headed off to work and she left.  I waited so very anxiously for him to get home and call her back over… What if she elderfied like Martina?  But Abe’s work effort was not in vain, he got a raise and called her straight back over, hungry and tired.

It was late when she came over, and for some reason she climbed into his bed and went to sleep.  I thought, okay, if she’s tired… so I had Abe climb in too, but then she promptly woke up, and I frantically woke Abe too, so she wouldn’t leave… She flirted with him all on her own.  He rolled a wish to propose, and I knew we were close!

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You can do it Abe!  Do it NOW!

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Hungry, tired, but happy, Abe went for it…

Don’t drop it!

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(Sneaky down wall is sneaky)

You can do it Abe, I know you can!  Keep it together!

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Were it any other circumstances, I MIGHT have had a wedding party, but I was so freaked out she’d be ancient, or something else terrible might happen and this entire Alphabetcy would crash and burn.  So right there, next to an unmade bed, in their skivvies, starving and seconds from passing out – Abe and Angelica of Generation A exchanged rings.

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And got RIGHT to business in the barren little shack on the shore.

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Meet Angelica Zale – she brought almost $7,000 to the household – and is still a YA!  She’s four days away from adulthood.  She’s an A name by chance and she’s perfect in every way and I’m sorry I ever said anything bad about her and I love her.

She loves green, ratatouille, Indie music, and was born under the sign of the Lion.

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(I gave her a quick make over to reflect her fav color, and softened her severe hairstyle – I also added green streaks)

She’s flirty, loves the outdoors, excitable, virtuoso, and good.  She’s unemployed and has maxed painting skill, athletic skill and charisma.  Sweet.  Her LTW?  Surrounded by Family!  Same as Abe’s!  I’m in HEAVEN!  I used her one YA action to find her a job.  I selected politics due to her extreme charisma skill, and I hope she does well.  She rolls some wishes regarding painting, so I happily take her money and buy her an easel.  I hope she uses it!

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She made Abe his favorite! I heart her oh so much.

Ruh-roh – bad waffles?

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(knows she isn’t fooling anyone)

Abe liked them – I swear he clapped after every single bite.

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(Yay! Waffles – honey? are you ok- YAY! Waffles!)

Angie’s money also provided us with some much needed space.  And you know, walls around things like the bed.  To make things like a bedroom.

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We also got a decent TV, and seating other than the blue chairs.  Life – for Abe – is so good.

Cute couple is cute.

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She’s constantly initiating romantic actions with Abe, and it’s adorable.

Oh yeah, Abe got a new outfit, I’m sure we all were sick of the blue shirt and chinos.

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Outdoor loving cute Sim is cute.

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Uneventful time passed, Abe worked and earned another promotion! Pay Raise!

And then.  And then the most beautiful thing happened.

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B-Babies are on the way!  And perfect ISBI SimSpouse Angelica is amazing and wonderful.  (honestly, I wouldn’t care if she broke everything she touched and stole candy from Nooboos – Abe and I were desperate.)  She happily tidies the whole house without any neat or perfectionist traits.

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It is SO nice to have a Sim to watch fidget around the house all day while Abe is at work.  I can stop watching the weather.  She watches a LOT of TV, but I still love her madly.  She rolled a wish to read a pregnancy book, so I locked it in and sent Abe to the book store.

He presented it to her – fate’s in her hands now.

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Then something very exciting happened!  I had my first ever Sim Trick or Treater!  I was ecstatic!  (Is this common?  Does everyone get them but me?  I’ve played many a “Spooky Day” in many a game, in many a world.  It is my first one.  Ever.)

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I don’t know exactly what she’s supposed to be, but she’s cute and I love her.

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The bell rang again!  We got another one!  I panned out and this is what I saw…

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Nice teenage tiger.  Nice.  Go before you go, my dear.

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And we got this one too!  Okay, enough Spooky Day picspam, but I’d never had any, and I was ever-so-very excited.

One of my favorite thing about flirty Sims is their ability to give “amazing massages”.  This allowed dear Angie to not have to go to the spa to relieve her aching pregnancy back.

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Abraham is a doting husband, but he never rolled any “tummy” related wishes.  He wanted to kiss Angelica, woohoo with Angelica, talk to Angelica, but not fawn all over her stomach.  Which is nice, but I forced him for some nice pics.  He pulled the most adorable faces.

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I, being a glutton for punishment and no longer wishing to enjoy Angelica at all, built a nursery with the ISBI killer object of doom. The Rocking Chair.  I’ll miss you Angie.

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She rocked and rocked – stood up, wee’d, ate salad, and rocked.  At least she’s meeting her needs.  Unlike SOME ISBI Sims I’ve seen (MARLENA FALLEN).  But if she doesn’t start finding other things to do, I’m selling that chair.

Oh, speaking of other things to do…

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NOOBOO TIME!  Angelica suffered the entire labor alone in a room with nothing but her favorite chair.  Where was Abe you say?

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Dreaming of chicken.  Where else would an expectant father be during delivery?

Meet Breanne Zale

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First born, and therefore got to be born INSIDE.

What are you doing Angelica?  Angelica.  Stahp.

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Meet Bettina.  Born second, so she got to NOT be left on the lawn.

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Angelica carried Bettina inside – and guess what?

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I had to wake Abe up from his chicken slumber to rescue Breanne from the lawn.

These are not natural twins, Abe has the fertility treatment.  I was able to pick the traits for both children, even though Angelica never visited a spa.  She was pretty happy most the time, and if I noticed she was achy, I had Abe give her a quick massage.  I rolled the traits anyway.  ISBI’s are all about random.  Breanne – the darker twin (I think) rolled neurotic and couch potato.  She likes rap, pancakes, and hot pink.  Bettina rolled easily impressed and excitable.  That’s going to be one…UP…Sim.  She likes dark wave (wtf is that?), veggie dim sum and the color Red.

I bought a couple magic baby jails swings, and had Abe set them up on slow.

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While you get to stay tuned until next time!  Toddlers?  More B-Babies?