Hi There! Welcome welcome! Last time we visited Casa de Zale, the adults were on vacation, there were a few fails and a whole lotta birthdays! Let’s see what we get up to this time!
Ramon is leaving the kitchen on his way to the shower.
Such a good Sim.
Helen has planted herself in front of the TV.
And even though she has a “watch TV” wish locked in, it never gets granted… *sigh*
Irene is just standing here…
And we caught Ivy mid-yawn! Flattering… 😐
Imogene is off to bed…
…in her OWN bed!
Ike, looking disgusted, is heading to the piano.
He’s a virtuoso, don’t ya know.
Ivanna is on her way to the restroom…
Note the TP and my excellent photography skills. And Ivy still mid-yawn. Ha.
And lastly we have Iris, she’s somewhere up in this dark treehouse.
So, I’m sure he is a virtuoso, but he’s TERRIBLE at the piano…
Ike: PLINK PLINK PLINK
Helen rolled a wish to give Ike a gift, so we do.
It was a book. Yay.
Of course, Helen is in the midst of her midlife crisis, so she rolled this.
FOUR TIMES. NO NO NO NO!
Between all the hidden strife within his family life, Ike has taken to all the musical instruments in the house.
I’ve also seen him on the keyboard. He actually reached guitar level four in this play session! I think that’s GREAT for an idiot Sim. If he was under my rule, he’d be forced to meet his needs, but on his own, he can play the guitar a la his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Angelica.
Oh Ramon, you be cute.
you’re also the only one home… so…
Oh… Wait… Apparently Irene was also home…
…here she is, grounded, in her swimwear, and skipping school to paint.
I was trying to capture how cool it was that artistic Irene was painting in her favorite color.
Meanwhile, Helen, fresh from a PROMOTION (yay!) to Vice or something is here to grant a midlife crisis wish that does NOT involve divorcing one EXCELLENT legacy spouse.
She wants a makeover!
Sure, this kid will do… do your worst!
(Note: Kid is Leslie Tanner, Ivy’s romantic interest.)
Surprisingly, he does a great job!
At least our Helen likes it… I think I might prefer the “fail” makeovers… but hey. Her face ❤
Helen, in her fancy new duds, STILL has reports she needs to write…
Hi Sammy! Let her in! It’s pouring! And not nearly as late as it looks, there’s a storm.
Hey! You there! You nearly froze to death mid-questioning, so we have to finish what we started.
But aw… how cute are the SimSelves?
While completing the questioning of dearest Laserkatt, Helen rolls another midlife crisis wish.
And for once, it doesn’t involve flirting with someone other than, or divorcing her husband.
A new tattoo for Helen! She’s already marked with the Gnome of the Wrist, but we can come up with something legacy related for her…
And with that, she gets a koi fish on her shoulder. The Koi were picked up by our earliest Zales in Aurora Skies. I have miraculously managed to move them to every new house.
We honor the koi. ❤
Helen returns home to this.
That is one flooded bathroom! I heard the water flowing and it took me near five minutes to find the culprit. Stupid huge house.
What do I spy!? A bad outfit!
Why, I’d recognize that ensemble anywhere! Hi David Brunson (Helen’s half brother). It’s nice to see you!
That means BIRTHDAYS!
Ivy’s excitement and Irene’s disgust sum up the two of them perfectly. Ivanna is derping a little.
Here we go… that’s better… All smiles!
Don’t mind Ivanna’s phone… someone wants to make her collect beetles. And there’s Imogene on her way up the stairs.
*DAFUQ? what is that in the background?
Julia. Why is it always you?
Just because you almost froze to death during questioning does not excuse this behavior! It isn’t even full moon lighting yet!
Oh ho ho! Don’t you try that “innocent zombie” face on me!
I don’t buy it!
AND REALLY!? Even though you’re lurch walking around like the undead, you manage to laugh at a little girl’s birthday?
Shame on you!
Your housemate Sammy? She’s perfectly normal and playing away on the grand piano in the foyer.
*sigh* SimSelves! Amirite?
So aside from piano playing, zombified SimSelves, we have BIRTHDAYS!
Ivy goes first! Don’t mind ancient Meredith “The Zombie” Brunson in the background. I got her “she’s gonna die” pop-up…
Ivy rolled (like a good student) “Light Sleeper” adding to artistic, athletic, technophobe and bookworm. Those are nice compatible traits.
DUDE! Daisy throwback hair! DO YOU SEE IT! (NOTE: This is not her makeover shot, I just needed to show off the Daisy hair)
Anyway, here she is!
I get a great sense of whimsy from her… and she’s beautiful. Very much like her mother. She also opted for contacts.
Ivanna goes next, rolling “ambitious” like the good little studious Sim that she is. This joins absent-minded, grumpy and good. And oh…
…Holy Llama. She’s stunning. If it wasn’t guaranteed to be Ike (who I promise I still adore) I would have to put it to vote… cuz man! I knew from her child face she was different. She is one of my favorite Zales EVER. And to think… I named her UIG and was ready to obliterate her with a couple clicks of a mouse…
Do you see her?
But! There’s one more important birthday still to come… but while Irene gets ready to sparkle, ZombieJulia lurches over to get some cake.
See? Told ya.
ZombieJulia and cake, Irene – midsparkle.
Irene had “good sense of humor” locked in, joining absent-minded, artistic, insane and photographer’s eye. I *had* to keep her hair, it suited her so well.
She’s really great too, and I’ll miss having her around!
Better than brains, I guess.
Here’s Sammy still…
And although she’s ignoring the Zales…
…They are NOT ignoring her…
And I thought Julia was the zombie… All those Zales are tapping their toes to Sammy’s “rhythm”. A couple more joined even after I captured that shot.
Checking on Ivy… OH HELL NO.
We are putting that dude AWAY! She’s a grown woman!
A quick couple gifts for her eldest daughters…
Lovely Ivy, looking beautiful, gets a random greeting card photo.
…I think we gave her a pumpkin seed.
I move them out together, and the Zale House is down to six…
And with that, Abraham Zale watched the first born of the NINTH generation head out on their own.
He looks happy, don’t you think?
And that’s all for this update! It seemed as fine a stopping point as any, even if it is a little short for a Zale post. More to come soon, I promise! Until next time, Happy Simming!
Failing school -5: 1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 7 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 30 (-150)
Self-Wetting -5: 25 (-125)
Accidental Deaths -10: 0 (YAY!)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Single Births +5: 20 (+100)
Twin Births + 10: 6 (+60)
Triplet Birth +15: 1 (+15)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 4 (+160)
Honor Roll +5: 2 (+10)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 7 (+70)
Every $100,000 +20: 3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 4 (-40)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5)