Greetings and Salutations! I hope everyone is enjoying their fine weekend! Last time on Planet Zale, we were still missing Liz, Alejandro was a terrible Sim, we picked ourselves up some future babies, and had a LIVING great-grandparent, as Erik Zale lived to see his grandson engineer some future spawn. Now, we’re in the middle of a terrible wind storm, and I might lose power, and this post, but I’m mentally and emotionally prepared for that to happen, so we’ll see! Also, if you can tell from the title, this play session involved me MOSTLY just waiting for Erik to die. I was trying to prepare myself. Read on to see how that went…
Also, when I loaded the game, the new babies were still just laying on the lawn outside the future travel thingamabob, so I made up some bedrooms. Here’s Hank’s!
It’s not the best picture, but I think it’s a very nice room indeed. It was Gwen and Giselle’s.
Adorable and sleepy Erik (who I am stalking because he’s going to die any moment) plays catch with Flora.
And Flora is also adorable.
And yay! Holiday house lights! Purple of course, because Giles! Wait, is Giles TH? Have we even SEEN HIM YET?!?
And as soon as she finishes the bagel (and cleans up a couple dishes…) we find her…
…choking on an empanada. Sweet. You’re terrible and the Zales hate you. But Giles isn’t home when you’ve been around lately, so you’re still the maid. (Giles? Who’s Giles? Have we seen him yet?!?)
And then I SWEAR I took a picture of Shelley and Erik holding babies up next to cakes, and they were making very bored and disinterested faces… but no… so now the next shot is this!
Flora is singed, and Giles (WHO?!?) has taken to wearing his graduation robes around when he’s not in his this-house-has-weird-indoor-outdoor-bits-that-make-me-wear-my-outerwear clothes. But YAY! Birthday!
Helen goes next and…
…holy heck! Where’d she get the black hair?!? I don’t know Alejandro’s heritage, but the last dark haired Zale was… well, Gustave, and then Evie and Evan… throw back? She also has dark blue/green eyes. But where’d she get that hair?
And here we have little made over Hank!
I’m certain those are Alejandro’s eyes and nose. I do not like Al’s eyes. His nose is okay, I like that it’s unique without being ugly. He’s cute though. Toddlers are always cute. Unless they’re Hicks toddlers, and then they’re terrifying.
Then we have Helen!
I have so few toddler hairstyles, so I did what I could. This doesn’t do her justice, she’s lovely! Do you see her eye color! And YAY! Not blonde! I wanted some of Al’s hair color, since ALL of the Zales have been blonde or black haired, no browns or reds. AT ALL EVER. Well, there was Liz and Frond, and they were purple. Doesn’t count. Anyhoo…
Hey! YOU TWO DIVAS! KNOCK IT OFF!
Erik went up to Al to complain about art. Sure, I agree that would be a VERY boring conversation starter.
Erik: Hey guy who married my grandson, you know what sucks? ART. I hate that crap!
Al: Um… that seems like some wasted energy to me. But *YAWN* new topic please!
Anyway – NO FIGHTING!
Alejandro goes from bored to… FLIRTY… and compliments Erik’s appearance. AND I didn’t get the picture AGAIN. But Erik recoiled and was “awkward” Good man that Erik. And Al is a weirdo.
And LOOK! It’s GILES AGAIN! I find it funny that I got this far before really even capturing the TH. Do you guys even remember him? Giles? Evil hippie dude who won the heir poll? Yeah… That guy.
I love Giles. I really do. He rolls TONS of child wishes… snuggling, and aging up well… and sure, stealing candy, but what harm does that really do? Infants and toddlers should not have giant lollipops stashed in their diapers. If Giles wants to steal their diaper candy – good for him. It’s really just good parenting.
In case you were wondering about Flora and Shelley, they are still very much in love.
And just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary! I also spotted Flora’s tattoo in this picture and remembered… GNOME OF THE WRIST!
I can’t figure out what Erik is up to, so I locate him trapped behind this queue of people who cannot figure out how to enter the GIANT PARK, through the WIDE ENTERANCE.
Poor Erik is stuck in the back, so I’m afraid he’ll never be able to get in…
Turns out they were all actually STUCK, and I had to reset the entire group. So then Erik *pOOfs* home.
I’m sorry you couldn’t hang out at the festival. They had fun! But thanks for coming home early to ACTUALLY take care of the kids…
Then Giles rolled this!
I’d never seen it before! We have a spring rider out by the pond. The pirate ship one. I bought it when the G children were just little kids in case they wanted to play with it. It went ignored the entire time until this moment. And look!
I know it’s dark, and apparently Helen in her outerwear causes her to have no hair (HA! That rhymes!) But it’s still adorable.
Back to stalking Erik, I find him playing catch with Shelley, but the game goes a little too long…
…and although they both need “to go” the old man bladder fails first. It is his final action aside from…
… his death.
The boys were standing around, Giles trying to get the needs met efficiently, and Alejandro doing his ISBI best (aka – terribly in the way) to help – and it happened. Arising from the beloved rocking chair – Erik feels the golden sparkles of death.
On the plus side, the toddlers are too young to care, and Moodlet Manager for the rest!
The above picture is Giles zapping Alejandro, who is playing on the computer in the other room. Moodlet Manager is more magic that you imagine. Penetrates walls.
Here lie the founding Zales and their spouses and pets…
Left to Right: Angelica, Abraham, Bettina, Leif (with Benji in front) Cyrus with Traci and Changpu, Daisy and Gustave (with Duchess, Duke and Eddie in front), Liz and Erik.
Let us take a moment to acknowledge how far we’ve come. Dear sweet Erik, my Diva Prince, my unwanted heir poll winner – you’ve earned your place amongst the founders. Rest in peace with your beloved Liz.
And that’s all for now! I’m not sure if I will bring more H children aboard, if you have an opinion on the matter, let me know. I like the two we have, I’m still meeting my mini challenge of at least one of each gender per generation, and I really like Helen. Child birthdays for Hank and Helen next time, so come see us again! Until next time, Happy Simming!