Helen hasn’t always… OH WAIT! HAI THERE! Welcome back to the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy! We’re all so glad you stopped by! Last time… well, that was last time. Just go click that “previous post” button that I KNOW is somewhere on this page you’re viewing… I’ll wait…So you’re back now? And we can move on? WONDERFUL.
SO! Helen hasn’t always been my favorite. She was the only female in her generation, and it was a female’s turn to take over, so she won by default. THEN, I didn’t even notice Ramon the first time I saw him, and I *think* I misspelled his name too… So! I’m sure I had a point. Something about “sticking with it” or somewhat… Or perhaps, something about loving the TH you get stuck with because IKE *
SPOILER* is the only male in this generation. Another default TH will take over, and I don’t mind!. Besides, Helen turned out to be awesome, enjoy her 107 pictures… So! OMG, what is with the two paragraph intro? LET’S GET TO IT!
As always, we begin with a Zale Check! Ramon is cooking in our freshly painted kitchen!
Hi you cutie you!
Helen is heading off to work.
Right. Work. Helen works. Helen has a career based LTW! Oh dear.
Ivy and Irene are on their way to school.
I do love them both.
Imogene is down for a nap.
Ike is adorable in the high chair!
And lastly little Ivanna!
Heading for the dollhouse!
Walking toddlers will never stop being cute.
Okay Ramon, don’t leave Ike in there too long!
Wow, thanks for listening!
And thank you for this too! I don’t think Ike has learned to walk yet!
And…that looks like it hurts…
But you go ahead and play, you’ve earned it.
I will never stop finding this amusing.
*RAWR* Kills Mr. Green.
So, remember Giles? And how he was running everywhere? Well now Ramon does it.
Oh well? At least it’s fast…
Holy crap. He huge.
Riley that is. The first (and probably the last – at least for a while) Zale IF.
Nice. This is Ivanna, in a very filthy high chair, desperate for the potty.
The flies around the toddlers REALLY bother me. SOMEONE CLEAN IT. WHERE IS THE MAID!?!
Helen is a bit too busy not passing out at the moment to be of much help.
And then this happened… so much for working on that LTW.
The SIXTH Ralen Spawn is on the way! We haven’t had six children since the founders’ generation! Wee!
I used their toddler action to play with these toys.
I love Imogene and Ivanna, I think they look like twins. No mind Imogene being incredibly sleepy.
Phew! Almost done with all the toddlers!
Taking care of all of them is exhausting.
Oh Irene! You are too cute!
Whatcha makin’? *SPOILER* Autumn Salad. I betcha never would’ve guessed. LOOK, there’s another one behind the fridge!
A finished painting! Thank you Ivy!
I hung it on one of the many, many blank walls in this house. You’ll see it again later.
IF’s are so weird.
And I mean SO weird.
Irene is so cool!
Who doesn’t love to play pool in their outerwear?
This is the second time I’ve had an insane Sim just throw-up.
Dahlia did it once. I think it might just be a thing insane Sims do? Anyone?
Ivy is working out!
Zales don’t do that very often.
As in someone is helping, not a plea…
I love it when children play together in this thing. AND it allows them to build a relationship with each other, which is very cool. I mean, they’ve spent nearly every moment of their lives together, and then one day, they become children, look over at the other one and go “who are you?”
Hey! Look who’s here? It’s David Brunson, and he’s all grown up!
Giles and Meredith’s love child turned out okay. I see a lot of Meredith.
I see that Ramon… I love her too, I do!
Yes yes, Ramon is a delight.
The other hottie has arrived, let’s see if she sticks around this time.
Ramon is so distracted by her arrival that he interrupts Irene’s chat about computers to talk about her.
Or perhaps they’re calling to one another?
Little Old Meredith is here too, that’s all the guests!
Hi to you too, Sammy!
Ivy & David ❤
Helen and Imogene ❤
Sammy is off playing darts…
And Julia is playing with the dollhouse.
Way to celebrate with the family you two.
Imogene rolled friendly to go with her perceptive and light sleeping nature. I love her. All of the children have worn braids of some variety, so she gets this look.
Reminder, her favorite color is black.
And with that, another vacant room and bathroom get redone! The house is coming together one child birthday at a time.
Ivanna, hey lady – move it… I wanna play.
Grumpy Meredith rocks.
Sammy! I know for a fact you like Irene, so knock it off!
What is that all about?
And hey Julia? I don’t know what you did, but Imogene disapproves.
That is some stank eye right there.
Oh no, David has started to play the guitar. Angelica’s guitar to be exact! And Julia and Imogene are drawn in like moths to a flame.
I just realized… David left with that guitar in his inventory. GOODBYE ANGELICA’S GUITAR! I’ll miss it. 😦
Helen is supposed to be playing darts with Sammy, but they’re just standing around.
Although Sammy is obviously waiting for Helen to go, Helen had “wait turn” queued up, so I cancelled it and TADA!
Helen threw once, then Sammy left…
I’m glad you had fun? At least you’re warming up to the Zales – and coming inside… Baby steps.
Julia has joined in!
Except well… they aren’t playing together. And David is pretty decent, and Julia, well… let just say she’s still learning.
See? I even have a video again! This time with SOUND! AND, if you notice, Ivy’s painting from earlier!
I love how at the end they’re like, man, this party is AWESOME! And then David steals our guitar. DAMN HIM. That’s a piece of the Zale Legacy man!
Aw, Ivy, thank you.
Put some clothes on.
Don’t fall in!
Right. Bedtime stories. Do help her out, Irene?
YOU THERE. What is wrong with your brand new big girl bed? I even assigned it to you!
I should REALLY give Ralen’s room a proper make-over…
Calm down, child. Helen is just making the bed. You shouldn’t be in here anyway.
She is also near starvation. I guess she didn’t have a piece of the cake?
OH, here’s why Imogene is beside herself.
It’s baby time! Will it be a boy?
HA HA HA HA HA HA – NOPE
Meet Iris Zale. She is evil and disciplined. Scary combination. Ralen’s FIFTH daughter.
The addition of another female causes the boys of the house some distress.
Ramon has sat on his son’s feet, and Ike is resulting to violence and bangs his father in the shins with a mallet. His father’s musical shins. I see the note.
Helen rolled this:
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA – no. No you may not. Besides, the house is full, there’s no where to put them. And you have a CAREER BASED LTW. The baby factory is CLOSED.
Hi Ivy! That’s not your desk, and that’s not your room, but THANKS!
And OMG. What is this?!? It’s IMOGENE in her OWN BED…
Waiting for a bedtime story! Hurry up whoever is supposed to be reading to her!
Ivy! Ivy wins this ISBI forever.
It was a proper story too. NOT a pregnancy book. NOT business law. NOT a skilling book. SO. MUCH. WIN. Don’t mind the radioactive sheets. Full moon.
Zale Parenting. One Crib. Two Swings. One Rocking Chair Nap.
For once being known as UIG and about to be deleted into pixel oblivion, I love my Ivanna.
Ramon! Thank you! You keep being helpful.
You could have cleaned it first, but hey, ISBI win.
I spotted gnomes!
And a random slice of sidewalk cake.
Then I heard the telltale sign of a zombie materializing.
And although he’s quite dapper, and a little sore, it is a fine and sunny afternoon. Moon stage is Waning Gibbous. Next full moon, 9 days. FAIL. *ResetSim
First Giles, now you!?! Stop running with the babies!
I have never seen a non-clumsy Sim trip – but I’m still uncomfortable with this.
This is Addison Ross. She followed Ivy home from school today.
Well, she’s not boring!
Imogene is about to do some homework.
And so is Ivy who completely ignored her guest all evening.
Hi Giant Riley’s feet. And most of maid.
Since Addison was ignored all evening, I had Helen join her in a game of pool.
It went well.
Hi Sammy and the gnomes!
YES YES, RAMON LOVE.
Hi Julia and David!
Jules! You brought food! Normal quality sushi. Why thank you!
Sammy waves at Julia while thinking about Helen.
Ramon! Do NOT get in the pool with your phone in your pocket!
He did it anyway.
David looks smug with some deep fried corn dogs.
And hi Imogene!
Cake celebrations are starting, so of course, here’s Sammy.
I found myself quite fortunate to get these two birthdays to happen at the same time.
I tried to get the third one to go too, but Helen is the one who has to bring Ivanna, so she’ll go last.
The maid laughs (never cleans), Irene cheers, Sammy throws darts, and Julia is just heading downstairs.
Irene loves birthdays.
Ivy and Imogene care too!
Helen screams at phone: SUCK IT MEREDITH! EVERYONE CAME TO MY PARTY AND NOT YOUR STUPID POOL PARTY. I BET YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE A POOL!
I think Helen’s just mad Meredith threw her party on the same day. The Zale invites went out first!
He rolls good, joining virtuoso and excitable. Um yeah… TH Everyone?
I seem to have fallen into possession of these CC eyebrows. My only CC would come from Julia or Sammy. Do one of you have this on your child selves? If so, you’re hilarious.
There we go. All better!
His favorite color is turquoise, I think.
Iris goes next!
And explodes into the sun.
Dang that’s bright!
A little eyeroll aside, Iris is cute! And she looks different to me!
After five girls, I didn’t really expect anything we hadn’t already seen.
I was pleasantly surprised!
Her favorite color is green. And she’s adorable.
Last but not least, Ivanna has her birthday.
The teens and the maid care.
Wait! So does Imogene and Ramon!
How about those cherished house guests?
Swimsuit clad Julia is playing with toys…
And Sammy is making this dude…
…Ethan Tanner sneeze.
Then it’s CHILD TIME
Ivanna, due to excellent Zale Parenting (TM) rolls grumpy. She is now good, absent minded, and grumpy.
Nice eyebrows. AGAIN.
I’ve used all my sets of dual braids, so Ivanna gets this look
I think she’s cute, if a little sever in appearance. She is one of the few children NOT to inherit Ramon’s eye color.
One last check on SimSelves, and we find Helen and Julia gossiping by the pool.
Aaannnd Sammy? She left already. Because she would.”
Irene breaks the dishwasher…
And Ramon gossips with Ivanna.
No seriously, that was the last picture and notes I took. I was super tired, (and I needed a grilled cheese sandwich) and I wanted to stop after the SimSelves check, but then Irene broke a dishwasher, and since EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THAT, I got suckered into another photo. Then Ramon was gossiping. VERY IMPORTANT.
PHEW, that was a long post! Just one little toddler left, our Iris. I’m almost sad about it. Ralen ❤ But Helen is still super young, I’m not sure if it’s all the pregnancies, or the move, but she is still a ways away from her full on ADULT birthday, and Ramon had his ages ago. He got a new car out of his Mid-Life Crises… So that was cool. Anyway – that’s all for now! Come back soon! Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!