Well Hi! Last time we hung out, we made it through toddlerhood with all four children. It’s smooth sailing from here on out, right? Right?!?
NOTE: This is an incredibly long post. Over 115 pictures, and I should ALREADY be in bed, but ONWARD! Ooh ooh, also, I learned that no one ever gets to really know the children when reading about the Zales, and enjoys the posts when they DO, so this is a child heavy post.
It begins with! Graham finding the TV in his cute jammies.
It’s the first time I’ve used those fancy slippers, and the first time I actually like the way they look.
Princess Gwen and Giselle have a chat!
Giselle’s outerwear is all messed up, but I fix it later.
Note: I LOVE the house. However, it has these fun little indoor/outdoor bits which make the dear little Simmies think they’re outside when they’re inside. Lots of unnecessary outfit changes in the colder seasons. Moving on!
Grandma Liz and Giles the Tyrannosaurs gossip in the girls room.
Now now Liz. Keep a healthy relationship here, we don’t want another Frond scenario.
So like I mentioned, house is very very pretty…
…but this counts as outside, so outdoor hating Giselle would like to go back in. *sigh*
Shelley? Are you… are you doing LAUNDRY!?
And I catch Liz and Giles off playing tag on the outskirts of their property…
I’m gonna have to watch these two.
Giselle and Graham have a pajama chat!
Not since Abraham was a grandpa has there been so much socializing with one another. It’s nice! And Flora there is studying gardening.
And aw… it’s the first day of school!
They grow up so fast!
Upon arrival at the school, Gwen takes off RUNNING, Giselle freaks out…
…but the boys? They got this.
Shelley! You are just the best.
Now – Flora and the kids are away, Erik is asleep, and Liz is reading. So entertain me.
What? Don’t give me that look. You might want to get dressed too. You spend a lot of time in your pajamas.
No no no no, Shelley! You are supposed to entertain ME!
Not entertain yourself. But you’re adorable and I still adore you.
Liz? Are you still reading?
But ooh! Erik’s awake! And mad at routefail cake.
Hmm, things look pretty clear to me…
…maybe he’s losing it. Not good as a surgeon… but hey.
SOMEONE DO SOMETHING.
Oh hey! It’s Eddie!
Eddie and the maid. Vicki. I followed Eddie around for awhile, and all he did was try to look out windows with something in front of them and get annoyed. It’s not like there aren’t fifty other windows with perfectly clear viewing areas. Picky Eddie.
Having fun? I SWEAR it gets better… hang in there.
Liz? Aren’t you done yet?
Hey! Giselle met a familiar face!
Not that I’ve seen him yet, but I’m hoping it’s as memorable as the Goopy I remember!
And Graham got invited over to Marta Almeria’s house. It’s very nice!
And very very far from the Zale lot. I find it unlikely he’ll make it home before curfew!
Here’s his new friend Marta.
Yikes. Poor thing.
Marta: YES MINION! DO MY HOMEWORK!
Aw Graham, you’re cute.
But pencils work best the other way around…
Back at home, Erik and Gwen are not getting along!
I blame Erik’s Diva-ness.
Giselle! You stop that!
That’s not how you treat nice things. Flora’s gonna get you for that.
Now do your homework.
Gwen and Erik appear to make up over a ghost story.
And it is VERY scary!
Ha ha! Their faces.
Giselle does her homework with “help” from Amy the Gnome.
Giles does his homework too! At a desk!
It’s in the girls room, and there’s two perfectly lovely desks in HIS room, but hey! Still good! And he also isn’t sure which side of the pencil writes… but it’s okay.
However… This is very cute and all…
…but Giles, that’s your sister’s bed, and Flora, that’s Erik’s old medical journal. Captivating I’m sure.
Okay, this is a picture of Graham.
All the kids outerwear was messed up, I have since fixed it – but the point is, he’s going to make it home before curfew! It’s late, and snowing, but he’s gonna make it!
And our man Erik? He’s still got it…
…just ask him!
Shelley is a laundry maniac! YES!
Thank you Shelley. I love you.
Eddie’s still got it too, by the way!
But his days are numbered. 😦
Hey! It’s Love Day! Flora wakes up extra early to make heart shaped pancakes!
She swore they were heart shaped when she poured them in the pan…
But round it is!
While Flora prepares the family meal, Giles glitches AND breaks the tub.
That’s one long neck.
The rest of him isn’t so good either!
*He promptly recovered.
Tada! Lime pancakes!
Gross. And they don’t LOOK lime.
Anyway, the family loves them.
Due to the holiday and some stir crazy Sims, I go to map view to plan a trip to the beach, and lo and behold!
A rainbow! Aw…
And it’s family time at the beach!
Oh Erik. You’re RIGHT THERE!
The seagulls are laughing at you.
Giselle finds a sunny spot and relaxes.
Gwen does her homework!
Shelley finds a shady spot and spreads out.
She also thinks Gwen is a dork.
Grandma Liz sits at the bar and reads a book.
Considering she was one of the stir crazy ones, you’d THINK she’d do something a little more exciting. But whatever.
Flora goes for a swim!
If anyone recalls, she has the “Loves to Swim” trait. Lovely lighting here in Monte Vista.
Graham wades in with his clothes on…
Oh. There we go watermelon britches.
Now that your pants are all wet.
You know, for hating the outdoors, Giselle is ROCKING!
Gwen finishes her homework and couldn’t POSSIBLY look more bored.
*Gwen gets even weirder, you just wait.
Giselle proves she does indeed hate the outdoors and abandons everyone once she’s had enough.
Alright Erik, I see you just got in, but it’s time to go home.
And holy crap! How cute is this?
I did not know you could read at the beach!
Flora: UGH! The old man smells TERRIBLE! Did he wee himself?
Gwen found the swings I bought the children!
And I’m sorry Giles, you just cannot look evil in a paper crown.
Nice try though.
Hiya Eddie! Whatcha doin’?
Chasin’ your tail? Aw. That’s cute.
What? WHAT Erik and Liz!
He’s FINE ! Eddie is FINE!
Oh. It’s you.
No one likes you.
Get your BONY HANDS off EDDIE!
No! Leave him alone!
I’ll miss you Eddie Zale
And down goes Liz.
I know. I know, Liz. It’s very very sad. But to go bed.
Gwen is the strangest child. She walks all the way to the edge of the Zale property and picks up this old juice box.
it’s a mysterious fruit punch, I have no idea where it came from. And if her queue is correct, she has every intention of drinking this.
It has flies.
Lots of flies.
Don’t drink it Gwen.
Is she… is she ENJOYING it?!?
Sure, Gwen. Sure. Just leave the trash there.
As good a place as any. 😐
I watched this in regular speed mesmerized. YUCK!
I blame it on the grief.
Cuz sad. 😦
And yeah, so this is cute and all?
But the school bus will be here in twenty minutes.
I’m sorry boys. I miss him too.
Giselle: She gets a bedtime story and I have to go to SCHOOL!?
Believe it or not, Gwen actually slept for about four seconds, then got up and went to school too.
Shelley does more laundry.
I was obviously very pleased with this, since I documented it so thoroughly.
And I’m sure this surprises no one.
Hey! Creepy Pedro! Quit talking to her so she can go home!
Now she’s drenched as WELL as ready to pass out again AND missing her dog. (She also just drank maggot juice, but yeah…) Poor thing.
Dang it Gwen!
What are you doing in the pool house, and why aren’t you in that perfectly lovely bed?!? Fail.
These two are pretty cute with their father/daughter book time.
Dang it child! You do NOT need a bedtime story!
And where are your irises? *shudder*
Giselle looks SO sad here 😦
She just wants a story too.
Flora to the rescue!
Go to bed!
And you too!
Don’t mind mommy’s scary make up she wears when in her work clothes. 😐
Good homework spot you found there Graham.
Never mind the four desks, two dining room tables, and other available study surfaces. Foot of the stairs on the floor sounds good to me!
Giles, although asleep in his hat…
…is the only child asleep, therefore I love him.
It’s 5:03 am, but don’t let the pajamas fool you. Graham has not been to bed yet.
But sure, have a grilled cheese sandwich.
Graham: Read me a story?
Lemme guess, you’re going to get up to use the potty here in a minute aren’t you. AND THAT’S NOT YOUR BED!
Oh look, now he’s in his moms’ bed. Waiting. For a story.
Don’t look all cute you idiot. I hope no one shows up to read to you!
Oh sure, cry about the dog and make me less annoyed with you.
YES. YOU ARE EXHAUSTED.
SIT ON A BED AND THINK ABOUT IT WHY DON’T YA.
Hallelujah. It’s just after noon the FOLLOWING DAY – but good for you.
You’re lucky it’s Saturday.
Gwen on the swings again!
Giselle! NOT THIS AGAIN!
And in front of BOTH of your mothers?
Ah well, they were busy anyway.
Holy cow! Liz found the pizza oven thingie!
And as much as it looks like she’s tossing pizza dough here, I spot her later eating “wood fired lasagna”. So yeah. New way to make lasagna. Throw it in the air.
FROND IS HERE!
You know what that means!
Gal next to Flora is named Sammie, she met one of the kids in school and aged up on the way over, because when I invited her, she was clearly a child. She also made a snotty comment about the party, so we don’t like her.
Giselle goes first!
Eep! It’s okay, we can fix her. She had handy locked in. I can tell she’s beautiful under the bad hair.
Next is Graham!
he has family oriented locked in. And damn. He’s hot.
After Graham, Gwen goes!
Gwen didn’t just have indifferent study habits like the others, she had “difficulties” so Gwen had insane locked in – which I had already decided she was anyway – so I’m happy with this. She’s also quite pretty.
Giles has vegetarian locked in. He’s the weirdest evil Sim. He’s all hippie and loves the out doors and doesn’t eat meat. But he’s evil. HA! He’s also VERY handsome.
(I actually liked that hair for him)
And there they are! Teens! I still enjoy each of them in their own way. And as for looks, well – they’re all stunning!
Phew! It’s past my bedtime – someone read me a story.
Until next time, Happy Simming!
PS: Erik lost our turtle. 😦