Well Hello! Welcome back to another Zale installment. There’s a lot of stuff happening, so let’s just get to it.
First, based off votes, I’m keeping the future spawn, and embracing them in all their glory. I didn’t get to know their traits and favorites, so we’ll start there!
Giles, the blue burrito, loves the outdoors and is evil. He likes songwriter music, key lime pie, and the color purple.
Giselle, the pink burrito, hates the outdoors and is neurotic. She likes hip hop, vegetarian grilled salmon, and the color sea foam.
With that covered, what do we spy here?
It’s Frond! Hugging his FATHER! I didn’t even know they knew each other. ha ha. Nice to see him not interact with Liz for once. This is Giles’ room, and I really like it, and I made him that cute little bear. It’s purple, and kinda evil. Like him!
And of course these two would be in perfect sync.
Shelley: I barely know this kid.
Dude, look how cute Frond turned out! I’m surprised!
I thought he was kind of mediocre as a teen, but as a YA, I think he’s great looking!
Frond gets to roll and acquired “animal lover”. This joins his other traits, which are athletic, can’t stand art, ambitious and excitable.
After cake, I heard male crying. I couldn’t find anyone at first, but then I discovered Evan.
He located Duke and Duchess in their new temporary resting place after redoing the bedrooms for the new babies. Aw. I miss them too.
And HELLO HOUSE! *Whistles*
The Zales have landed in Monte Vista! I could NEVER have built a house as beautiful as this, and my Zales deserve a NICE home! They had enough of their own money to buy it. I opted for “unfurnished”.
And WOW! Look at it!
That’s just the main floor. It’s going to be fun!
And… three hours later… I paid a lot of attention to attempting to furnish the house and it’s only partially completed. But I REALLY want to play. I’ve been at it for HOURS, and I think only half a sim day was actually played – and lost due to saving issues. So! We start off doing THIS again.
And he’s still cute!
And the family eating cake is also very cute!
But Frond isn’t getting another makeover. They take ages, and he already got one – it’s NOT MY FAULT IT DIDN’T WORK – so we kick him out. Successfully!
Funny. Those are the only two pictures I took from this future trip. We came, we made two babies, and we went home. Worth documenting? Flora falling out of a tube elevator, and the ladies standing outside the hospital. HeatherLogic.
I also didn’t bother showing you the two new children! The next image I captured was this:
Walls are down on purpose, showing the two nurseries. Erik and Flora are standing in Giles and Giselle’s room. In the foreground we have… drumroll please… Graham and Gwen! To complete Shelley’s LTW, we’ll need one more, but the house is full. It’ll have to be after Liz or Erik pass away. Graham (blue burrito in the green crib) likes roots music, firecracker tofu, and the color green. He’s a couch potato and a light sleeper. Gwen likes rockabilly music, key lime pie, and the color spice brown. She’s the pink burrito in the earth toned crib. She is an easily impressed slob. Wow. Four infants. I’m not sure what I was thinking. Unless I could control all four adults, this is going to be horrible.
With four infants, and a house this large…
…I hire a maid. I like how I made it – oh I don’t know, two posts – before rehiring a maid. Flora would be completely unable to do this by herself. I’ve challenged us enough with four infants.
The next morning, Flora scurries off to work. I expected Shelley to struggle somewhat to take care of all the children, …
…But seriously? You’re family oriented! If he’s SCREAMING, HELP HIM. Don’t rage about it. Sheesh.
At this moment, I was afraid I’d hate Shelley – but she pulled it together, and did her best to take care of 4 newborns, and still manage to eat a meal and go to the bathroom. They were never all happy babies, but she did pretty good. Far better than I would do! I’m horrible with a single baby – let alone FOUR.
Flora gets off work, and the infants are in terrible shape. I don’t feel like she should have to rush home and fix everything, so I send her to the library. A lonely little toddler was sitting on the floor. No one else was there.
Flora couldn’t pick him up, she didn’t “know the family” well enough… so fine. She has her own children she isn’t picking up at home, and we’re here to study, so forget the random toddler.
Flora returns home from work to this:
But she was exhausted – and I couldn’t worry too much about her trying to do everything. I leave the idiots to it, and I buy Flora a cozy little bed in the pool house.
Sleep sweetie. Sleep. They’ll be toddlers soon, and I’ll need you SO MUCH if we’re to not lose them to the social worker. Forget learning all their skills – just not getting them taken away would be GREAT. I’m not looking forward to it.
It’s BIRTHDAY TIME! FIVE BIRTHDAYS! FIVE! A Zale First!
Shelley’s eyes looked awesome, so I took this really quick.
She’s holding Giles. Or maybe it’s Graham. Blue Burrito. You’d think in a house this large, we could have birthdays inside. But not FIVE BIRTHDAYS.
I’m totally cheating this by the way. You cannot coordinate a massive birthday without controlling all the adults. So I’m clicking each of the adults, asking them to pick up one of the children, and “go here” near a cake.
It’s working! YAY!
Liz: I’m the GRANDMA! I GET RIGHTS!
Okay Liz. Okay.
So, who’s the fifth cake for?
Liz! Liz has decided if she’s going to BE a grandma, she wants to LOOK like one too!
*Note: It was actually Liz’s birthday, but the infants were only two days away, so I went for the epic QUINT birthday.
All the ancestors, and pets too, are in Flora’s inventory – but they’re still haunting!
Duchess haunted too, but she’s sleeping and the snow covers her, so I couldn’t get a shot. But Hi Duchess!
Well, enough with the ghost pets – aren’t we all waiting for the toddlers?
Here’s Giles! HE LIKES PURPLE, is evil (aw, I don’t like that trait) and loves the outdoors.
He’s pretty damn cute. Not sure where brown eyes came from. Flora has very dark purple eyes, and Shelley light blue ones. Giles gets a rich brown. But I love him! He doesn’t look evil to me.
And – welcome to chaos.
I am under no illusion that I will complete toddler skilling. I’m not sure I’m even going to try. I’m just going to do my best to keep them from being taken away by the social worker. 😦
Come back soon to see how it goes!
I hope everyone’s happy with the changes the Zales experienced. I’ve never seen a legacy that used a premade house – but this one is SO lovely – and the Zales (and I) have worked hard to get to this point – and I feel it’s well deserved. I’m LOVING Monte Vista, and it runs really well on my computer. We’re still toting around all the TH and spouse gravestones, I’ll have to figure out what to do with them soon, and Shelley and Flora, even though they have FOUR BABIES are still not married – I have to take care of that too!
Come back soon! Until next time, Happy Simming!