Well! Hi there friends! Special shoutout to Zefie, who I just happened to stumble upon, and who makes one of the best Sim blogs I’ve seen. So! Last time, not much really happened, just typical lives and times on planet Zale. Erik was actually happy at a party, for a second. Forrest aged to child, and Frond to a toddler. We finally got Liz’s purple hair. That said, it’s time to move on to THIS post! YAY!
We begin with Forrest, and a daycare child, Elvira Humphries having a nice little chat!
I think she’s adorable!
Aw look! Young love!
Forrest: Dates! 😀
Duke and Eddie are also WAY too cute!
Eddie: Folded Napkins
Note: I worked in a restaurant in college where I had to fold around 100 of these napkins every day. I folded them into exactly this shape. *Flashback*
I was clicking down the family, to see how they were doing, and MANY of them were “stir crazy” so I thought we’d head to the beach on this fine Spring day.
I didn’t give a lot of thought to Elmira – our weekend daycare charge. We’ll just leave her at home.
Some daycare, let me tell ya…
She seems okay though? Found the TV.
With the Zale Clan on the way to the beach, I spot this!
So. I’ve been simming for a LONG time. The majority spent on TS1 and TS2, and I didn’t have a machine that would run TS3 for AGES – that said – I’ve NEVER seen anything like this! It’s like a car has been pulled over! I don’t know if you can tell, but the lights are lit up on the cruiser. I investigated more closely, and all vehicles were empty. Bummer. I watched these two cars for the rest of the Zale’s journey to the shore – nothing happened. So I testingcheats deleted them. I keep reading about how cars can cause lag. I got worried.
And, while the Zales are still on their way to the beach, this happens…
Total bummer. The first spare death of this ISBI/Alphabetcy/Legacy thingamabob. Dane is one of Daisy’s triplet siblings. Pretty sad!
BUT! It’s a time for beach fun! So – forgetting about the death of a sibling/uncle/brother etc, we move on! BUT WAIT!
I think this woman is stealing our CAR!!! Where’s that cruiser now! (
Oh wait, I deleted it)
(She isn’t. She’s actually a police officer – but I had no idea there was another orange wombago in town.) When I saw this I first thought one of my Zales was disbanding the group, but no. This Sim also has the same car. Now if this was one of the three or four colors this car came in originally, I wouldn’t be nearly as surprised as I was to find it elsewhere. I swear this car doesn’t come in orange as a default option. (Late Edit: Just kidding – it totally does, but still. If I didn’t still have the car in Erik’s inventory, I would have sworn this lady STOLE it.)
But hey! The Zales are amidst a fine family outing at the beach! Let’s see what they get up to!
Eriz plays chess! It’s good for both their LTW, Liz with science, and Erik with medicine. But so much nicer in the sun at the beach!
Evan shows up! He changed his hair. I like it!
I also like how he’s eyeballing and thinking about Erik. He looks pretty sharp.
Daisy finds the little bar and makes “quick” drinks!
Aw. Love it!
Forrest entertains himself in the cutest possible fashion…
And Gus watches the babies and their toys while a Traci look-alike (Is actually a tourist) plays in the ocean.
Taking a great tip from Zefie, I bring toys for the tots. Otherwise there’s nothing really for them to do at the shore.
I like how carefully he’s walking in thigh deep water. He looks stupid. Now, Daisy and Flora are in an action I asked them to do. I haven’t seen the “play with toddler in ocean” antics, and I didn’t want to interrupt Eriz’s chess game, so I CHEATED (but not for any BIG reason) and asked Daisy to play with Flora in the ocean.
I have no idea why you’d A. Bring a toddler to the beach in his/her fleece pajamas. (Fleece+Sand=Terrible) or B. Carry them into the surf wearing them – but hey. SimLogic 😐
It was definitely still adorable. Aw.
And holy cow! Look at what Evan was hiding!
I wonder where he got a speedboat? It has also started raining. Boo.
While Gustave ignores his single daycare responsibility this happens!
Gus has topped the daycare “career” well alright! Good for him! I can’t believe how happy Elvira’s father was to pick her up. He gets there, she’s alone, has been for HOURS, and when he asks her where the caretakers went, she says “the beach” and he still manages to find us EXCELLENT caregivers. *ahem* SimLogic 😐
Again, after reading Zefie’s blog, I decide the Zales need to grocery shop, and no finer time than a rainy Saturday evening!
…but it IS a family of seven. It’s actually kind of reasonable. *Author’s Tangent: I remember shopping for clothes in TS2. I loved it. I loved them having all those outfits when they got home, easy to change into, and who didn’t love the woohoo in the fitting rooms?
Anyhoo, I get a pop-up that Forrest’s curfew is soon! Looks like he didn’t make it home with the rest of the family from the beach!
Aww, he’s still in his costume! Hurry up son!
Meanwhile, at home, Erik is busy potty training the Frond man!
And Forrest makes it home! He’s drenched and cold, but didn’t get arrested!
YAY! He’s so sweet! (love the houndstooth, btw)
Then, I do an elders check. I was pretty surprised to discover they were this old.
Daisy is 91 days, and has 265,644 LTH
Gus is 90 days, and has 103.611 LTH
And then gnome sighting!
I love how they’re always together!
Then Liz? She goes and rolls this…
Note: I actually tried – but the TFB option was grayed out. It said the house was too full. There’s only seven sims, so it must be a combination of the seven sims and three pets… weird? I don’t know. Then I thought it might’ve had to do with having a weekend daycare toddler over – but that wasn’t it either. THEN I REMEMBERED – I titled a post “The Last “F” is Born” and well, we can’t go back on that, can we? (but I totally would’ve if it was an option…)
Liz actually helps out with the daycare! I think Liz is great – a little underappreciated, but great nonetheless!
And then, for the first time this ISBI/Alphabetcy/Legacy thing – two toddlers find the block table. Let the picspam begin!
I love how they chat and play “smashy block” (where they each take turns smashing the red block). Aw. And their PJ’s too!
I then realize I haven’t seen Forrest in ages. Maybe even SimDays? Well here he is!
Asking Elaine to read him a bedtime story! I didn’t even know Elaine was HERE! However, being asked to read a bedtime story doesn’t count as an “invite inside” so she never made it in. Aw.
And then holy cow, Liz’s FIRST EVER day of work!
Come on Liz, make that science LTW happen. (HA!!)
And these bed blobs?
Gustave and Daisy – dreaming of Eddie.
The daycare has just arrived, and these two are HOURS from waking up. Erik is at work so… Yeah…
Here’s how that went…
Lots of this. Until the children showed up, by then the bed blobs were up. YAY!
Later that night Duke has a full moon elder birthday!
He looks pretty much the same since he was so gray to begin with. But aw. NO ONE CHEERED. Bad Zales.
That same night, this zombie, and Lea Grubbs were on our property…
So Lea goes and dies. Great.
Lea: Okay! I’m dead. And sleepy.
Daisy then remembers she’s a coward and… DOWN SHE GOES!
I like how her glasses kind of look like an eye patch. I had to find something positive with the nine gazillion times I’ve watcher her faint/pass out.
Also, in the midst of this, Forrest rolls the LTW to top the journalism career! Must’ve been quite the scoop! I locked it in 🙂
But! It’s a new day, and WOW! Look at all the people!
PARTY! And wowee! Look at elder Daphne!
Then elder Dahlia & Drake…
Whose birthday is it? Why Liz!
And aw. Look at all the Elder Zales 😦
Forrest: GO MOMMA!
Aw, sweetie. You’re such a fun, kind Sim!
Then oh wow, look at Ellen! That’s the most drastic YA to Adult change I’ve seen in the Zales!
Yes, I promise, that’s Ellen. Perhaps a female Gustave? There isn’t much Daisy in that face. But I also think she looks a bit like Adult Daphne. Oh well. Ellen is still awesome in my book!
And of course Daphne has NO TROUBLE finding cake…
…Never mind that everyone else is routefailing. I’m almost surprised she isn’t chasing the ice cream truck outside the house!
But more importantly, it’s Flora’s birthday too!
Aw. Gus and Flora! ❤
Aw! Flora you cutie patootie!
Flora rolls Angler, to join Loves the Heat and Genius. I’m PRETTY sure this is the first Zale angler. I’m pretty excited!
Here she is, PREMAKEOVER!
She’s AMAZING. I took the streaks out of her hair. Here she is after:
But as much as I like the color of the hair and her clothes, I think I need to put her back into that straight hair she aged up in. Or you know? I think she might need that straight eyebrow. Kind of brooding looking – I approve. I don’t know, we’ll see. Sims always look different walking around than they do in CAS. I like her out in the game, SO MUCH. She is my favorite child Zale to date.
Anyhoo, why thank you party guest!
Who is this guest you ask? Why, It’s Kate Pistachio! The Zales old maid! I didn’t invite her, but if she wants to crash parties and mop up potty, fine with me!
I also found two new gnomes!
Sammy is the bunny doing the face plant, because I think she’d think it’s funny, and Zefie is doing the cute pose with her face in her hands like her picture! And we already have Julia, Amy & Pink! YAY GNOMES!
Flora’s room gets a more grown up remodel.
She even has a new goldfish (caught by Daisy!) named Tanesha! Suits her angler trait.
Too much adorableness!
And then, I’m just getting ready to save and quit. Like seriously, I was un-paused for SECONDS!
I wasn’t ready to lose you Daisy. Apparently no one else was either…
(Douchnozzle in the background: GREAT PARTY!!!)
Gus: In denial
Must tidy up! La la la!
(Duchess: *Sad puppy*)
Ellen and Flora:
Gustave figures it out:
Oh my Daisy:
I’m not ready either…
(She’s on the far right with the daisies I found growing in their yard.)
Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister – Sim.
I wasn’t ready.