Hi Friends. I tried to play and update those lovely Zales last night, but the file is REALLY crashy. I do not want to move, AT ALL, since I love that house so much. And I know I could take it with me to a new town, but I don’t think it would look as pretty outside of Lucky Palms. It might be okay in Sunlit Tides… I just wish we could stay put for more than a generation, it’s obnoxious… Anyhoo, just letting you guys know. When I do manage to get a post up, it’ll still be Ike’s Gen, as Juniper is 11 days from YA. Here’s a picture of pregnant Ike just for stopping by.
A new Lightning post made it up, however, so go read that if you want. Until next time, Happy Simming!
Final Results (including the BoolProp Poll):
July 14 (so close)
Great voting turn out! Thank you, all readers and voters! Wee!
Now, I know I haven’t posted in a fair bit, I was camping. Now that I’m all sunburned and cleansed by actual plumbing, I’m off to play with the Lightnings, who are averaging about one post a month (no bueno). So until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!
Yes yes, Simmers, you read that right, we’re ALREADY READY for the HEIR POLL! I just couldn’t stop playing when Ike took over, so his posts have been incredibly long. Helen had like, 13 chapters, depending on who wins the heir poll, this could be Ike’s last one! This post has over 140 pictures, so get comfy and dig in!
As always, we begin with ZALE CHECK!
Tahiya is sleeping, in the throes of her midlife crisis, and dreaming about the recent loss of her Mother-in-Law.
Ike just got off work, and is mourning Helen’s passing.
His IF is right where we left it ages ago.
Jillian is sleeping.
Jenny and Juniper are having a chat – I’m sure it’s a request for a bedtime story.
James is also asleep – and I may or may not have forgotten he existed.
Here’s July, about to begin a cry fest due to being a smelly, poopy mess.
Oh Tahiya, I like you.
You’re a pretty lady and your genes have proven to be very strong!
Ike enjoying a fun pillow fight with his son…
…rolls a wish to woohoo with his wife. He is SO FUNNY!
This is the awesome Lucky Palms bookstore.
It has this adorable reading annex outside with tables, a chess board, and a bar! It’s way cute.
Ike and July are on their way there to buy some new guitar music. I’ve never purchased the music from the store before, so I thought it’d be fun.
Everyone else is at work or school, so we had to bring July along.
For some reason, I thought Ike would have to leave July outside on the pavement…
…but I was really pleased with the fact that she got to go in too.
And oh yeah! Opting the household back into the celebrity system has it’s perks!
Excellent, those bits of sheet music were very expensive!
With July nestled safely in the shade, Ike learns a new song or two.
July looks very spooky smashing her teddy. I thought she didn’t have an IF, but I just hadn’t checked the mail in forever. She’ll have one later. I had been paying the bills via last minute pop-up.
Hey look! It’s Imogene!
Hi sweetheart! ❤
Then Ike had to head to work, so we left July there. Hopefully it won’t be a problem?
I’m sure the bartender will take excellent care of her. (Note: I sold the itty bitty bar, and put down a professional bar so people could enjoy real food and drinks.)
Well, I’m sure everyone knew this, but we couldn’t leave July there, so we had to run her home first.
Now Ike’s missing work, I probably should’ve thought about that first, – OH WELL.
Hey, look at this cool playground the cab drove by.
I need to get the family out more. Isn’t it cute? I REALLY like Lucky Palms. And I recommend it to anyone who contemplated buying it in the past. It’s way better than Aurora Skies, where this family started.
Okay Jenny, watch your sister, Dad’s late for work!
Ike just plopped July down on the floor and ran off to the job.
Jenny did not actively watch her sister, but thanks! AND that’s even YOUR desk!
I love it when Sims do homework at their desk. (as I’m sure you’ve noticed)
Good ol’ James is out and about riding his bike home one-handed and barefoot.
Kinda made me think of a real little boy, playing around on a sunny afternoon. It was a cute moment from him.
What the? He was NOT riding home like I thought!
The Zale house is about as far from here as possible! Why on Earth did he go out here to do his homework?
OOOOooooh! It was this house.
I vaguely remember him getting to go to someone’s house after school. I like the little shack, it has character. The kid who lives here was nowhere to be found.
I do not anticipate the night ending well for James.
His real friend couldn’t be bothered to show up, but at least James has his IF.
July, experiencing one of her first trips to the ground floor of the house, found out how cool her big brother’s room is.
Juniper here is about to harass her sister for a bedtime story.
*sigh* So annoying!
Jillian is preparing salad in her swimsuit.
I have no idea why there’s an orange plasma juice on the counter…
Ha ha, Tahiya is a police officer.
I had kinda forgotten. Helen was just in this career, so it wasn’t really noteworthy… but she’s cute!
And she’s being helpful!
July hadn’t even screamed for a meal yet. Thanks Tahiya!
Meanwhile, Ike got promoted!
Even though he was late.
Ike announces his promotion to his lovely wife.
His dorky work uniform. ❤ Ike.
She is adorably excited for him.
Ha ha ha! Too cute.
Then I remembered I wanted to age Ike up. When Ike first met Tahiya, he was three days older, now he’s 11 days younger. I gotta fix it.
I would’ve thrown a party, or used a cake – but I have actual birthdays looming, and I didn’t want to wait any longer.
It’s a good look for you.
True love, right there.
About now I remembered that I was going to make a video for you guys so you could hear the alien voice. So here ya go!
Ike had rolled a wish to pillow fight with a Sim, AND to pillow fight with Jenny.
Omg, her ridiculous face!
Mom sleeps through the ruckus.
A baby crying in the backyard would wake her up , but a pillow fight in the same room? Non-issue.
Hey look! The kid made it home!
He looks like he’s sleep eating, but YAY! He’s home!
Aw, these two.
Even in sync dreaming. Paint brush and art. Even if Tahiya is a terrible artist.
Jillian LOVES the water slide. I always find her wearing her swimsuit, and I knew she’d been out here.
It never seems to interfere with her needs either, so that’s really great! House is pretty!
Good morning, Jenny!
I love her room and her PJ’s.
This is July in front of the bookstore.
Ike got an opportunity to increase his logic skill by doing some riddle here. We had to bring July to avoid the babysitter point hit, but this time he could NOT bring her inside. She sat out here for MANY HOURS. Terrible.
The paparazzi have gained entrance to the house.
I do not like it.
Oooh yeah! Look at the two-star celebrity prepare food!
Damnit James. You do NOT need a story to go to bed.
Grumpy Tahiya in a rocking chair…
…I can see the headlines now. 😐
Get out of here! Note: I had to reset her, Ike couldn’t ask her to leave, and I know she shouldn’t have made it inside in the first place. She’s also surprisingly thin for a paparazzi.
They were looking extra pretty.
This is James, sitting on Jenny’s bed, reading a pregnancy book.
Nice kid. gotta learn somehow, I guess.
I got a pop-up that Juniper was skipping school on a field trip day! I know I saw her heading out, so I went to investigate and…
…oh dear! Her elbow is throwing up on her clean clothes! Maybe she SHOULD stay home!
It’s a SimSelf! Hi Julia!
Julia: Hey! It’s Jenny! I like her 😀
I then took this opportunity to age her back down. I can’t have SimSelves dying.
Above is my half-arsed attempt at making Julia look like she used to. GOOD ENOUGH.
Sammy appears just as Ivanna is leaving, and Ivy is arriving.
I’m not 100% sure what is up with Ivy’s arms… but hey.
I also age Sammy back down.
But she has a cane. So now she’s a young person with a cane. OH WELL.
She instantly replaced the cane with deep fried fish.
But I’ve seen her around town, and she still walks with it… apparently she suffered an injury during the age down process in CAS.
James, Juniper and July!
Adorable! And damn I have a lot of ceiling lights.
Oh well, they make the lighting good for photos.
James: Daddy! What’s happening?!?
He looks terrified.
And like crap.
He had “indifferent” study habits, resulting in good being locked in. Could be worse. Weird thing is, he rolled a wish for “emperor of evil” sometime back, and I locked it in. He’s now a good Sim with an evil LTW. Weird.
Here he is after makeover.
Believe it or not, those eyebrows have an arch. His brow shape is just super weird. I think he’s unattractive and I’m glad it’s a girl’s turn! He’s clumsy, good, insane and loves the outdoors.
July sparkle dances into the next life-stage after her big brother.
She rolls her trait and is now a disciplined, friendly night owl.
She’s a cutie patootie before makeover.
Even with plantsim hair.
I adore her little face!
The Zalien goes last.
Juniper had indifferent study habits and gained the daredevil trait. This joins clumsy, disciplined and genius.
She scares me. 😐
I took this opportunity to wear some of the ITF items, and I think she looks – well, like an alien. I thought she couldn’t wear make-up, but I figured it out by the time we get to the Heir Poll.
And woooee! That nose!
I like her mouth though… And adding eyebrows definitely helped. Gotta think positive, since it’s a very real possibility that she’ll win the poll.
A couple of kids rolled a wish for a Bonehilda, and I don’t think we have any coward or neurotic Sims, so…
Here we go!
Juniper and her daddy enjoy the guitar.
They have a really nice relationship.
*GASP* The Flamingo!
Bonehilda is hard at work.
*sigh* I miss my badass Bonehilda. The one that was better than yours.
The teens get home from school and get off the bus in this very orderly manner.
I thought it was kind of adorable.
They all sit and do their homework.
Jenny, Juniper, and James inside, Jillian and house guest Gwendolyn outside. They’re so studious!
Bonehilda is on her eleventh hour of hopscotch.
And loosing, it would seem.
If she ever stops, I’m selling it.
OOPS! Jenny is neurotic!
I had forgotten. I sold the hopscotch board, and kept her around for a bit to see if she’d be useful. There was this rotting pile of laundry in the dining room and she never picked it up, so I put her back in the coffin. Buh-bye!
Ike has a fair bit of free time, and he’s MASTERED the guitar! (YAY!) so I sent him to the park to play for tips just because.
I really like Lucky Palms, lovely park!
And July! You are not helping! (Note July’s PJ’s pay homage to her Egyptian roots.)
These two are getting along nicely.
I think they bond over having ugly noses.
But they’re super cute together.
And Jillian’s nose is far superior. Just sayin’.
Tahiya is exhausted and has been running around in her swimsuit for a couple days.
Sleep would be better than coffee, and you look fresh outta rehab with those sunglasses.
I love Ike.
Then I discover Tahiya is broken. I watched her sit and drink that same cup of coffee for four SimHours, and who knows when she started. *Reset.
Jillian has taken a (brief) interest in the pool table!
She’s practicing the gnome trick shot!
It apparently needs much more work…
As she took a billiard ball to the face. All I can say about that is OUCH!
She takes a break from pool and hits the pool. Wait. That’s confusing. She takes a break from the trick shot, and heads out for a swim. There’s a full moon on the rise.
This is Ike talking to Julia on the phone because he wished it.
Immediately after his conversation, he rolled a wish to woohoo with his wife. Julia gets his motor running, it would seem. That, or the theatre chat. So enlightened.
Frequently, since her teen birthday, this is the only Sim awake.
Having that brain power thing instead of an energy bar is neat.
It’s Leisure Day! Party time! The Zales throw a pool party! And they actually have a pool, unlike every other Sim pool party.
Simselves and family are over. Aw.
Hey guys? This cup? that’s the one that Tahiya got stuck drinking FOREVER ages ago.
It’s still hot. FREAKY! I blame the Zalien.
Ike gets some hotdogs going for the party.
Ike isn’t that good at grilling, it would seem. He’s coughing and coughing.
Which kind of makes sense, as I bought that grill just for this party. So he’s never used one before.
Not a bad little party! For now.
Imogene, Ivy, Julia, Ike, Irene, and Iris. L to R. Ike may not have had much experience with the grill, but his hotdogs were a big hit!
Ike rolled ONE midlife crisis wish. It was to flirt with this maid.
I had him run and hide in a bathroom so no one would notice…
But the family has x-ray vision and is all worked up about it.
James is first on scene, in his idiotic formal wear.
Oh come on… it’s just a flirt!
And, now it’s a cluster of upset children.
Yes Iris, you’re very sneaky, and I’m glad you like Juniper, I’m sure you’ll be great friends.
It was just a flirt for heavens sake! Besides, we hid in the bathroom. You were all in the POOL a moment ago. Sheesh.
I was watching this unfold, and the camera panned away.
OMG. IMOGENE IS DROWNING!
SOMEONE DO SOMETHING!
I wanted to reset her so bad.
OH! OH NO! OH NO OH NO!
Oh my llama, this is terrible. TERRIBLE.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING!
DOES THIS COUNT AS AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH!?! I counted it as one -10.
</3 a million times over.
Ike: Hey guys! I got tofu hotdogs in case you don’t eat meat! Alright! Party!
He hasn’t noticed that his SISTER has just died in HIS POOL.
I cannot believe she went happily with death.
She was so young!
Ike: Oop! I think something is happening outside. I better put these hotdogs down.
Ike: My daughter July is AWESOME!
He never noticed. He never got a mourning moodlet. In fact, most of the Zale household members didn’t notice.
And weirdly enough, the party just kind of went on afterwards.
Everyone having a nice time. Seriously. Imogene JUST DROWNED! WTF?!? You can see the last little shred of mourning disappearing. The party must go on – apparently.
OMG thank you. What is wrong with the Zale pool?
It’s just normal! There’s two ladders, and besides, Sims can just hop out the side now!
Ike never even noticed his SISTER JUST DIED.
IN THE VERY POOL HE’S HAPPILY FLOATING ON.
What the hell?!? GET OUT OF THE POOL IF YOU CANNOT SWIM.
So this? This is Giles’ son David… I’m unsure exactly what is going on with him now…
But at least he cares about the loss of Imogene!
Surprisingly, everyone enjoyed the party, even though about half the guests lost a sister to a tragic drowning. Below is how much our host cared.
As he sings in a bubble bath. I just, can’t believe it. When I started writing this post, and I saw Imogene at the bookstore, I was incredibly sad, knowing what was coming for her. </3 Imogene </3
I sent Ike to go get Imogene’s remains, since she died on Zale property.
I went ahead and picked up Meredith too.
I laid Meredith to rest next to Giles, even though they hated each other in the end. Alejandro does not deserve a place here, and Giles doesn’t deserve to be buried alone.
I placed Imogene in front of Helen and Ramon, so she could rest with her parents. </3
But, gaming goes on, and I did more than just LOSE points in this update!
Jenny and Jillian have made honor roll!
I was waiting for Ike to get off work, and spotted Ivanna!
Hi UIG! Nice to see you. It’s funny, Ivanna wears Helen’s hair, and Ike always ages up in Ramon’s ‘fro. Oh family.
Then, it was prom. I spent all this time fiddling with Ike trying to get him to “Jam” with another Sim, and by the time I gave up, I had missed them all going.
Except Jillian, because she was very, very late.
Jenny was queen, James was king, Juniper was denied a dance, and Jenny and this guy:
The face one in the dog t-shirt – became her Romantic Interest.
Juniper had a terrible time.
Denied for a dance, got in a fight, etc…
She’s also starving.
Sounds like a fun night. 😐
Back out the house, this shot is actually extra cute.
Why you ask? Because Ike rolled a “read to sleep” wish for July and we made this happen by offering to read her a bedtime story. It may look like all the other shots, but it’s ever-so-very different.
After most of the household went off to sleep, I decided to check out the graveyard.
Shelley and Daisy!
What? Where in the heck did Shelley get a hoverboard?!?
She must’ve gotten up to more than just engineering babies in the future.
Shelley’s spouse Flora makes an appearance!
Then Erik, Liz (Eriz) and Ramon!
I’m SO GLAD these guys aren’t all on the property. But it’s nice to see them!
They stayed well into the morning light.
Enjoying books, and the toys I put down for them.
I sent Ike to the park, and who did I see?
Recognize her? No? Neither did I. It’s IVY!
While Ike was at the park, he enjoyed playing for some tips.
Piano this time. He had rolled a wish to play piano in the park, so I packed up his portable keyboard and off we went!
I also abandoned all the IF’s we’ve collected.
And we spot another familiar Zale!
At least we should recognize the hair. It’s Irene!
I was enjoying listening to Ike play, and then his lovely music became melded with a very familiar sound. A sound that didn’t make sense. The sound of a child singing to an IF.
This Townie has picked up one! Alarming! I wonder if he took it with him? SO WEIRD!
Back at the house I find studious cuties. After school homework party. That’s Gwendolyn. She’s made a couple other appearances this post – with Juniper and Jenny.
I wondered why James hadn’t joined in… so I find him off contemplating a sketch…
…In his pretentious formal wear. Which is totally a sweater and a wool suit. So appropriate for this desert town. (I don’t like him)
MOAR BIRFDAYS! Smelly Jillian, Jenny and July!
Juniper, Gwendolyn and James show their enthusiasm.
Jenny goes first!
She gets to roll, and adds friendly to clumsy, loves the cold, frugal and neurotic.
She’s very pretty! (Just like her mother)
And gets the Fashion Phenom LTW. Reach level 10 of the Stylist profession. Makeover shot later 🙂
Jillian goes next!
She rolls savvy sculptor which joins cat person, heavy sleeper, grumpy and good.
She is also very pretty (almost exactly like her mother)
And enters into the Descendant of da Vinci LTW. Makeover shot later 🙂
Last but not least, July!
She rolls nurturing to add to night owl, friendly, and disciplined.
She’s also quite lovely! Makeover shot coming up with the heir poll!
What? Heir Poll?
I’m looking forward to seeing the results! Vote above, or vote on Boolprop. Or Vote both places! I’ll count all votes for each lovely lady. I’ll close it when I close it, so get to voting!
So! That’s that! SO MUCH HAPPENED! Ike’s reign has been brief but intense! And sometimes, that’s nice! Especially after the long and drawn out Helen years. Do vote! Do come back soon! And until next time, Happy Simming! ❤
Hi Kids! Last time, oh man, last time! Amirite? SO MUCH HAPPENED. The specific things I remember involve births, the arrival of a Zalien, and the death of Ramon. Oh, and lots of birthdays! Let’s see what happens this time! If the title is any indication – well, it’s going to be a little weird at some point…
Anyhoo! ONWARDS! Zale Check!
Here we have Helen carrying her plate into the kitchen. That lovely sketch Bettina stole from the consignment shop decorates the walls nicely. I love the few artifacts that have made it from the beginning. ❤
Tahiya is grabbing some cake!
Still in that ugly maternity nightie. It’s funny, whenever I see it in the options for sleepwear clothes, I’m all “NOPE NOPE NOPE”
Ike is catching some Z’s.
Where the heck did I get that egg?
Jillian is about to wake up and get ready for school.
Jenny is too.
❤ Love the girls.
Juniper and James are playing with blocks together.
Adorbs. The voice on that alien though – I’m telling you. OOH OOH OOH, and before I forget to mention it, I think she might be “human”. She doesn’t have alien brain powers… at least not yet? Oh well, we’ll see I guess!
And lastly, here we have little July
What? Did you expect her NOT to be in the swing?
Then I got a pop up that Jillian and Jenny’s birthdays were just around the corner! But didn’t they just have one?
I double checked my lifespan settings, and they’re “Normal” at 91 days. I guess just so much has happened that it’s going REALLY fast!
Aw Helen! I was just sending Ike to get July so he could grant a couple wishes he’s had for her…
…But you can hold her. ❤
Mom and Grandma are pretty good at taking care of James, Juniper and July while Ike is at work.
Thanks ladies! ❤
Jillian and Jenny just got home from a field trip…
…unfortunately field trip days don’t get lunch! Poor little hungry girls.
Thankfully Ike had rolled a “prepare a meal” wish, so he made PB& J before heading off for work.
Jenny wants cake instead, but hey, at least she’s eating.
I’m frequently alarmed by how much cake a Sim will eat in their lifetime.
I can hear this creature scream from every nook and cranny of the lot. I wear headphones when I play, so it’s even more alarming than you’d imagine.
Thank you Grandma Helen, maybe you don’t have such a clear favorite.
Homework is NOT Rubbish, Jillian.
And it’s adorable that they’re doing it together! The girls are just wonderful.
So I watched them do their homework for ages…
Jenny had a much harder time with it than her sister.
Ike has rolled more woohoo with wife wishes.
Horn dog! I’m telling you guys, Ike has rolled more woohoo wishes than every single other Zale combined! It’s kind of funny really. I always grant it as soon as possible. I’ll even wake Tahiya up. HA!
Ike tries his hardest to parent away the bedtime story addiction.
He sent the girls to bed several times, Jenny went after two instructions, but Jillian up there NEVER went. I had Ike tell her to go to bed about five times, then I gave up and made her. It’ll be her child action.
Looks like I shouldn’t go around waking up Tahiya to meet Ike’s woohoo needs…
Then it was the eldest twins’ birthday time!
Aren’t they adorable?
Ike likes the sight of his wife at parties…
…and at this very moment rolls another woohoo with her wish. At least he’s looking at her. Otherwise it might be a little creepy. He’s the horniest Sim I’ve ever had.
Jillian went first, and rolls good to join heavy sleeper, grumpy, and cat person.
Her traits please me. Above photo is before makeover. She looks a lot like Tahiya.
Jenny goes next, but it’s too much for Tahiya.
She does pass out again -5 FAIL
Jenny had “indifferent” study habits, so she had frugal locked in.
Making her a frugal, neurotic, clumsy and cold loving Sim. Very different form her sister. I like her eye color.
So much of their mother in both girls.
After the party, Ike throws darts at the floor with Jillian…
…And Helen and Jenny play ping pong!
Tahiya has decided she’s well-rested enough to play some chess downstairs.
So, I approve of the skilling, especially logic which you need for your LTW of forensic science police thing, but I do not approve of the fact that you couldn’t possibly have had enough sleep since your fails…
Dang. Ike has work again, but there’s birthdays tonight. I wanted everyone to be home, so I waited, but now they’re going to have to floor birthday.
He plays them a birthday song before he goes.
Oh, and he puts them on the floor to speed things up when the time comes. So the idiots don’t cluster around the swings to try to get them out.
And look! Juniper’s IF has gone invisible, YAY!
Oh wait, never mind.
It coordinates with her skin tone though, so that’s okay I guess.
Juniper birthdays first.
She rolls clumsy to add to disciplined and genius.
And there we have the first little Zalien child!
I’m still not sure how I feel about her…
James goes next.
He rolls loves the outdoors to join insane and clumsy.
Tahiya actually has similarly colored eyes to Ike… so the violet look isn’t surprising.
I like how James doesn’t look exactly like his mother.
He’s pretty cute. ❤
Tahiya’s first action with her more grown up son is to share a secret.
I thought it was pretty cute.
Immediately after their little chat, July floor birthdays.
Her favorite color is grey, and I’m very happy that she is different in appearance than Jillian and Jenny. She got those giant eyes that entered the gene pool with Ramon. I love her.
James enjoys his new-found size increase, and rules over the minions of the Land of Chess.
Juniper enjoys the new food options, and helps herself to some cake.
And now that July has arms and legs, she is enjoying the toys!
Helen is 92 days old, and could go at any time.
😦 She’s such a fixture of this Legacy, it’s going to be kind of sad.
These two start bickering like siblings are prone to do.
Look at their faces! That’s some “dislike” right there.
James contemplates a prom pic… based of the pink and the blonde, I’d say it’s probably Flora’s… or maybe it’s just a generic thought bubble, and it isn’t a Zale at all.
Ike gets straight to work on the youngest Zale.
Then the married couple enjoy some chess together.
Good for both their LTWs!
Helen loves having a pool, I’m super bummed that she’s going to die soon.
I frequently find her floating on a little raft and relaxing out here too.
Juniper plays video games! When Giles was in charge in Monte Vista, the family was addicted to this thing, but in this house, they don’t use it much.
I still don’t know how I feel about her.
These two seem to have made up after their little spat. Aw.
This reminds me, I don’t have a bedroom prepped for James.
Here, he can have this one since he seems to like it.
I also prep it with grey for July too. This is that very large main floor bedroom that Iris and Ivanna shared.
I also took the black out of Imogene’s old room, and hot pink-ed it up for Jillian.
Jenny likes lime, so no changes were needed for her to take over Irene’s old room.
Ivy’s old room gets a lilac makeover to be a space for Juniper.
There – fully adapted to Generation J. 😀
This family is very sweet and peaceful. Everyone gets along so nicely!
Whoops, spoke too soon.
I guess Tahiya has a favorite daughter?
Here’s Tahiya, about to birthday herself into full on adulthood.
Ike’s at work again. His night shift is making it very difficult to plan birthdays. Well, no… I’m just not paying close enough attention to get them done EARLIER. But I don’t want all the kids at school and stuff… oh well.
Tahiya was helping herself to some pre-birthday cake when the urge to age struck.
She’s also slicing her leg off with the table, but she suffered no lasting injuries.
Jillian managed to care, so that’s nice.
Definitely favorites, these two.
She’s still as cute as ever…
…Even if she’s having a midlife crisis. She is also suddenly a two star celebrity. I opted the household back in, it can be fun – I had forgotten.
I noticed some ghosts out the window in the early morning sun, so I went to investigate!
It’s Leif, Shelley and Daisy! HAI GUYZ!
Daisy, although plenty ghastly herself, still faints at the sight of ghosts.
The teens try to be helpful with baby July.
Try is the operative word.
I went to check on Ike and…
…he was in the shower… but I was checking on his lifebar. He is suddenly 11 days younger than Tahiya. *sigh*
It was fine, sunny Sunday, so The Zales headed off to the Summer Festival.
Well, three of them did (Jenny is hiding in the plants) I hope the rest make it!
Aha! Jillian and July arrive!
And then they’re all here!
They live RIGHT next to this place, so they just walked.
They take a greeting card picture, then I have Ike just take care of July while the others go have fun.
I would’ve left her at home, but then they’d need a sitter. Costing me points!
I love her little face in the Summer sunset light.
❤ July ❤
At this moment, Ike rolled a woohoo with Tahiya wish, AND a light a firework wish!
Only one of those actions was appropriate at the festival.
That was surprisingly pretty.
Then it got late, so I had Ike take July home, but left the others to enjoy themselves.
Check out this epic family portrait?
I absolutely love it. Jenny, July, Helen, Tahiya, Ike, Jillian, James and Juniper.
So… I was watching Ike play the guitar while July was using the potty…
…and my camera panned back over to the festival…
…In the dark of the public restroom, Helen passes away. 😦
In a public bathroom!
Death comes to take her away… …but then the festival closed.
The festival closed and death stopped, mid-reap, left the restroom, hopped in his car and drove away. Heaven forbid he stay on the lot after the festival has closed… 😐
No one has a mourning moodlet…
She’s just stuck… floating in the bathroom…
I’m so sorry Helen. I can just picture your little undiscovered body on the bathroom floor of some park. No one even noticed you didn’t come home?!?
I wait for the festival to open, and I send Ike over to see if maybe he can trigger her reaping again. Like maybe if he sees her it’ll call death again.
Hmm. He cannot door. This is a gender specific door. *sigh* I do a quick remodel and put in less discriminating doors, and make Ike enter.
Ike: Hmm, I feel like there’s something I should be noticing *Scratches Head*
I was able to click on her and trigger “mourn” so at least Ike has discovered her body now.
And as a last resort, I reset her…
…And she vanished.
And showed up at home, freakishly ALIVE!
HELEN! I was happy to see her at first, kind of…
But then I discovered she is only 73 days old.
So as much as it pained me to do this… I felt it was right.
Farewell, again, dear Helen.
Hey Grimm, good job. Way to actually complete the job this time.
Everyone was at school or work except Ike – no one witnessed Helen’s final passing.
I immediately laid her to rest next to Ramon.
❤ ❤ ❤
Then Ike whipped out his guitar and played a pretty sad song. It was touching.
Failing school -5: 1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 7 (-40) Passing Out -5: 33 (-165)
Self-Wetting -5: 27 (-135)
Accidental Deaths -10: 0 (YAY!)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 25 (+125)
Twin Births + 10: 7 (+70)
Triplet Birth +15: 1 (+15)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 5 (+200)
Honor Roll +5: 5 (+25)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 8 (+80)
Every $100,000 +20: 5 (+100)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 4 (-40)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5) TOTAL: +200
That’s all for this post! Ike’s reign is going VERY quickly! It was sad to lose Helen, but at least she went in an interesting way! It’s hard to believe the first born J children are teenagers, and that an heir poll is probably only one or two chapters away (depending on length)! I thought I’d point out that Sam aka SomebodysAngel has started documenting a WYDC, and she’s off to a lovely start! I suggest you stop by and enjoy. Until next time, HAPPY SIMMING!
I went ahead and made a brand new SimSelf! I said “forget it!” to just using base game stuff, and made the closest version to me I could come up with. I kept looking at a photo to try to get it right. She may be a little THINNER than me (shh, don’t tell) but I’m pleased with how she turned out. Go get her quick if you want her! Stupid Exchange takes my stuff down 😦
*EDIT: Hey, the exchange takes stuff down that isn’t popular after two weeks. If you get “recommendations” you’re more likely to stay. I do not expect any of you to “recommend” me, I saved this version (unlike the last version because I’m a n00b) so I will just re-upload her if anyone wants her in the future.
Hello there! This post is spectacularly long, over 160 shots. Interesting things just kept happening, so I had to keep playing… and I had a wonderful time! Sometimes you just have to love this game. Last time Ike took over, used a restroom, traveled to Egypt, married Tahiya – a merchant and had TWINS! Girls nonetheless, which we need for the next TH! I’m thrilled to announce there will be an Heir Poll for the J Generation. Let’s get to it!
We begin with a Zale Check!
Here we have Ramon standing in Ikiya’s bedroom. He needs to go to the bathroom, so as we’ve previously discovered, he’ll only do this in their en suite.
Hi Ramon! ❤
We interrupt Helen in the shower.
Ike is standing outside the hospital with his newborn daughter Jenny in his arms.
Tahiya is holding their other newborn daughter, Jillian.
She looks alarmed by the fact that there are two of them!
And lastly we have Iris distracting new maid Willie.
Hi back of Iris.
It was dark outside the hospital, so now that they’re home we can get a better look at the new family.
Aren’t they the best? I think so.
Iris: Hey sister-in-law, how was your day?
Tahiya: Good, good. Gave birth to twins… just another day as a Sim.
She just looks shell-shocked!
I think so, anyway. Poor little thing.
Oh right, Iris is evil… I keep forgetting.
She’s usually so lovely to have around.
Enjoy the diaper candy, Iris.
I’m sure it’s real sanitary.
As expected, the newest additions are very popular.
Helen has wished for five grandchildren. We’ll see if we can comply.
Oops! A broken thing! Good luck, Ike!
He was fine. Now that he’s fixed so many things, he’s pretty safe, I think.
The next generation of Zale Brand Parenting (TM) continues.
Love it… ha ha ha!
The ongoing battle for the remaining rocking chair resumes.
I’d buy another one, but they make everyone so worthless! (And boring)
After getting in a couple good naps, Ike continues to work on his guitar skill.
But still in the nursery so he’s close to his daughters if they need anything.
I use Tahiya’s YA action to get a job in law enforcement. It IS her LTW.
Good luck! The last spouse in this career track mastered it (Leif) so hopefully she does just as well!
Except she’s a baby factory, so there won’t be a lot of work for her in the immediate future.
Ike and Tahiya work quickly!
Tada! Another J is on the way!
Oh this family. How I love them. Ike is snoozing away, Iris is waiting to steal more poop candy, and Tahiya is being ADORABLE with one of the girls, the other asleep behind her.
I love Iris’ face up there. She’s rad.
Having spent so many chapters with Helen, I find myself missing her.
I also took this opportunity to recolor the walls in Ike’s favorite color. Hi Helen *waves*
You are so cute, Ike.
I’m very happy with him.
Because Ikiya is so cute, I have Ike learn the other Egyptian song, “Where Oh Where is my Mummy?”
Tahiya is are terrible singer, but Ike is very good. I love listening to him sing.
Then Ike rolled a wish to serenade his wife with the piano.
While waiting for her to arrive, he tuned it, which I thought was adorable. ❤
Tahiya swooned frequently and was very touched by his music.
Then my game crashed, but I had just saved, but Ike and Tahiya needed to take pictures again.
This was the second set. So adorable.
Ramon! What are you doing! What is happening!
He was in the middle of a chat with his wife and…
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up… 😦
I’m sorry Helen! I’ll miss him too!!!
Goodbye Ramon Zale! You were very loved!
Ike was busy reading a book for an opportunity regarding his career, so he didn’t even notice.
That makes me very sad.
But Ramon greets death like an old friend…
And happily flies away into his medium urn.
I was SO glad he didn’t get some little tin! I was not expecting Ramon’s death, but I should have been. I forgot how long before Helen he’d aged into elder. I hadn’t checked his age in quite awhile, but I’m sure he was pretty old. I miss him.
The women of the house mourn the great loss.
😦 😦 😦
At this inappropriate time, Ike shows off his horny side. He rolls more woohoo with his wife wishes than everyone in this legacy combined.
Knowing he’s not going to be able to have fun woohoo times with everyone standing around crying, he gets to work.
His momma first.
Then his wife.
Then back to his mother because he sucks.
Then he zaps Iris as she’s heading off to school.
Thankfully he was successful this time.
Then I realized there was no one mourning Ramon, and I was sad. Then I got way to into it and thought that Ramon wouldn’t WANT them to be sad. He was about toys, and video games, and he gracefully went with death. I’m okay with everyone moving on. But I still miss Ramon.
I knew it was a birthday, and I was just about to have Ike throw a party, but then he had to head off to work.
So as soon as he stops being an Air DJ, he leaves. So no party, dang!
I would have had him skip work, but it’s his LTW, so have fun Ike!
(I STILL love this house and yard)
She’s painting! I hope she finishes it!
She’s level 5 or something, so it shouldn’t be terrible either!
I miss Ramon. Even if in that picture Helen is kind of absorbing his face.
She DID finish it!
And it’s okay I guess? Oh well, I hung it on one of the many still empty walls.
Oop, its 8:00pm, so floor birthday number one!
Jenny! Her favorite color is Lime. I’d say she definitely looks like her mother!
No matter what eyebrows I put on her, they arched like that, so… oh well, she’s still adorable!
Second floor birthday is Jillian!
Jillian likes hot pink and also has a lot of Tahiya in her face. Check out that hair though! It’s Ramon’s shade, but with peculiar streaks that I cannot place to anyone in the family tree!
They’re almost spiceberry? Oh well, love it.
Get to skilling Tiny Zale!
You too, sister!
Her face! ❤
Aw man, I was just sending Ike to move Jenny from the playpen, and he froze… I was all, what the…then this…
Ike is drawn to the pretty lights like a moth to a flame.
See his little head looking up? I liked this picture.
Come back soon Ike!
NOT PREGNANT PLEASE!
With her husband off exploring the galaxy, Tahiya paints some more.
I approve of this activity.
Yeah Ike, I don’t like that alien either.
He started crying when he returned home, I felt bad for him. I bet it was terrifying!
Back to standard parenting business.
Ike’s a busy guy!
Oh Tahiya, I adore you, I do… but you’re NOT a very good artist.
Ramon! What are you doing here honey!?!
Oh right, your urn is still on the lot… I’ll have to take care of that soon. In the meantime, visit with Helen will ya?
Gotta get skilled.
Hopefully there is only one pregnant Zale in this picture.
Holy. Freakin’. Cute!
I adore these two little girls.
Where’s Jillian? Where’s Jillian?THERE SHE IS!
Dies from the cute.
And a horse’s butt.
Jillian *might* be my favorite.
Because seriously. Look at her.
These two are busy doing what they do ALL THE TIME.
Yes, it’s a VERY nice chair.
OH. MY. LLAMA.
I cannot freakin’ believe it! I have never, ever, ever had this happen to me. There is going to be an alien. A Zalien. Holy crap.
He doesn’t look like he’s put on weight?
Jeez Iris, give her some personal space.
So Ike is at work, so I just watched these two for a bit. It was fun! Iris autonomously did some tummy actions, which you don’t see very often.
And the hilariously enough, AFTER Iris has rubbed and listened to Tahiya’s stomach, Tahiya decides to announce her pregnancy… Iris fakes great surprise…
But I’m afraid Tahiya must not be very bright. 😐
Meanwhile Helen isn’t coping so well after Ramon’s death.
This is all she does. I don’t think she wants to sleep in their bed without him. </3 (it gets worse too…)
Well, Hi Jenny!
Enjoying the walker? Please be careful!
Because this is incredibly unsafe.
She’s like, a few seconds away from tumbling walker and all down either one of those gaping staircases.
Aw Jillian, don’t be so mad at the little green peg.
You’re really close, you’ll get it.
I spy Iris just walking around, and I was struck by how lovely she really is.
No wonder Sammy wanted her 🙂
She’s also very helpful with her nieces!
Even if she finds it ever-so-slightly disgusting.
Another bathroom birth begins!
Ike is at work, so he can’t help.
Where’s Helen while her daughter-in-law is having her third grandchild?
Floating in the pool, where else? At least she looks happy here…
Iris and the babies amuse me.
Ha ha ha!
Speaking of babies, you still doin’ okay, Tahiya?
Ike will be home in three more hours, so you hang in there.
But before Ike can get home, under the full moon glow, and in Irene’s old Lime Green bathroom, a BOY IS BORN!
Mini challenge of at least one of each gender per generation complete! Meet James! He got to roll both his traits, and is clumsy and insane. Welcome!
Although Ike missed the birth, he is a very doting father and rolls wishes frequently for all of his children.
And he does all the work, cuz ya know, ISBI.
Oh! He IS looking chubby!
Ike, Ike, Ike… what are we going to do?
It was so nice to see Helen doing this…
…she had rolled a wish to “Talk to Someone” I locked it in, since I knew it was something she could accomplish on her own – and it took her four days to fulfill it. </3
She loves her new grandson too!
I miss thin Ike…
We’ll see an alien soon…
The girls are fully skilled, so I just had Ike plop them in the playpen together, so hopefully they could build a bit of a relationship.
Tahiya: Hey Ike, honey? Maybe lay off the cookies? You’re looking a little – round.
Helen found someone to rock with.
I’m glad she’s not alone, and she looks serene and happy.
Ike: Wifey said no cookies, but she didn’t say ANYTHING about cake!
Ha ha ha!
I finally remembered to lay Ramon to rest.
Liz was out to welcome him. Ramon is the only headstone in the front row. </3
I also bought some playthings for the ghosties.
There’s a hopscotch board, a sprinkler, a trampoline, and a swing-set. I think they’ll have fun now!
Holy Cow! Ike, Comin’ THROUGH!
My poor abused flamingo.
Thank you WhaleIke.
Ike: Man, this is getting ridiculous. I’m only going to eat fresh veggies from now on.
OMG! LOOK AT HIM!
HA HA HA HA HA HA!
That salad has a LOT of work to do.
(I cannot stop laughing at Ike)
Ike: OH SALAD! HELP ME!
This is ridiculous, by the way.
SALAD! YOU FIXED ME! I’M SKINNY AGAIN!
She’s a GIRL! Eligible for heir poll, I’ve decided. I name her Juniper. She rolls genius and disciplined.
Hello Little Zalien.
Tahiya: What the?
Where’d this green one come from?
Iris was out after curfew out a friend’s house. She got arrested…
…And then grounded.
I have Ike remedy the situation.
Such a good brother undermining his mother like that. 😐
The my game crashed *sigh* which didn’t bother me TOO much, because I had saved pretty recently. I reload and realize that Juniper hadn’t been born yet, I’d lost about 24 Sim Hours. I then make the note: “Let’s hope it’s still a girl!” And I think I cursed myself because…
Damn. I thought about trying again, and reloading from the past save and blah blah work loading screens blah. Instead I decided to name him Juniper, and then I’ll change him to female on his toddler birthday. I want the original Juniper back we lost to a crash who was eligible for heir poll. Let’s just try not to think TOO much into the fact that this infant will be changing genders on his toddler birthday.
One GOOD thing about this version of events after the crash is THIS finally happened:
She was Giles’ lover. Giles. Doesn’t that seem like ages ago? Because it WAS.
I’m not sure if I used Helen’s elder action or not, but she needs to retire because I said so. You can’t have a geriatric secret agent.
There is an event coming A massive, epic event.
Ivy is here!
She brought deep fried maple bacon ice cream. Well alright!
Nice sweater! And you’re old!
David also arrives, I hope he’s doing okay after the recent loss of his mother.
And thanks for the curry, looks yummy!
Ivanna brings deep fried cheese sticks with dipping sauce!
Nice to see her too!
Sammy? Where are you going?
I think she got stuck at the door and is heading home. I send Ike to go greet her really quick so she sticks around. Nice outfit.
Irene, hello dear… that is not your hair.
And we couldn’t leave her in those overalls.
It’s FIVE Birthdays! It is actually Iris’ birthday today, Jenny, Jillian and James tomorrow, and Juniper is still two days away, but I decide to raise James and Juniper like twins, so I just went for all five birthdays.
Iris is first!
She’s finally going to be a YA
They family and friends care. Except Julia. She’s off in the corner in the rocking chair.
WAY in the back, see her? Ha ha ha.
James and Juniper are next!
Just ignore that blue blanket around Juniper. She’ll be the girl she’s supposed to be soon. I also don’t know why Ike looks so worried thinking about Ivanna.
Iris has “Irresistible” locked in due to indifferent study habits. She is STUNNING:
Having added irresistible to her already art hating, disciplined, evil, grumpy personality – a new look was required. I had to get rid of the “no nonsense” approach we had before, and add some appeal. Here’s where I ended with her:
After a LONG time in CAS. I like it.
The lure of cake rouses Julia and the blue burritos on the floor get read to sparkle.
Ain’t no party like a Zale party.
Here is baby James before a quick trip through CAS.
And baby Juniper (who I almost named Jupiter, which I keep almost typing – but I genuinely prefer Juniper to Jupiter for her name) who is still male.
But not for long!
James! His favorite color is violet.
Her favorite color is lilac. Note: Alien babies have freaky, freaky voices.
It’s Jenny’s birthday too!
PARTY INTERRUPTED BY JULIA BREAKING A SINK
Back to Jenny! She rolls Loves the Cold joining clumsy and neurotic. Before CAS:
I LOVE her eye color! Her favorite color is Lime, so I don’t have to redecorate! I give her Irene’s old room.
She rolls cat person, which adds to grumpy and heavy sleeper. Funny!
(Yes, the twins grew up in the same hair) Ike is getting James started on his skills in the background.
She’s pretty cute.
After everyone has had a million slices of cake, it’s time to say goodbye to Iris!
See you at parties!
Aw, Jillian, having fun?
My kids so rarely use these things, it’s nice.
Jenny is off in the pool.
Why do Sims always look sad when they swim?
Juniper and James are sleeping:
Oops, I forgot to changes James’ pajamas. Oh well, I think they’re kind of cute.
Speaking of things I forgot, I finally remembered!
Gnome o’ da wrist!
Tada! Not that you haven’t seen it nine other times, but look! this time there’s SOCKS. (no idea why)
Ike’s been busy!
And looking at Tahiya’s sudden change in fashion, they’re only going to get busier!
But mom and daughters are getting along wonderfully.
Hello little Zalien. You are so green!
I don’t know. I think I really like her. I’m not sure, though. It’s complicated.
Jillian, inspired by her little sister, is an astronaut!
Jenny is out sitting on the seesaw all by herself in her pajamas.
I thought this was terribly sad and sent Ike out to join her, but then the school bus came.
And here’s my game being a little strange. Tahiya is very obviously pregnant and heading to work.
Oh well, fine with me. She hasn’t made it once due to maternity leave, and the one day she was supposed to go was the huge party, and we played hooky. She’s at risk of getting fired, so I’m happy she’s going in.
Back in the house, Grandma Helen has an obvious favorite.
Juniper is stinky, starving and lonely – James is only a wee bit peckish. Poor Juniper.
Not in a bathroom, but near the rocking chair, the next best place!
Helen is here to show her support.
Helen, having birthed the most children since co-founder Angelica, should have more sense than this, but hey.
Ike is sleeping through this birth, but at least his dreams are in the right place.
It’s a GIRL!!!!!! Excellent!
Meet July! (What?) Wee! Friendly is locked in, and she rolled disciplined. Lot of disciplined Zales lately. We have SO MANY options for TH! I’m so excited! The poll is going to be great!
And aw, look at these two:
Are they not adorable?
Failing school -5: 1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 7 (-40) Passing Out -5: 31 (-155)
Self-Wetting -5: 27 (-135)
Accidental Deaths -10: 0 (YAY!)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!) Births +5: 25 (+125)
Twin Births + 10: 7 (+70)
Triplet Birth +15: 1 (+15)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 5 (+200)
Honor Roll +5: 5 (+25)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 8 (+80)
Every $100,000 +20: 5 (+100)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 4 (-40)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5) TOTAL: +210
Phew! That was a doozy! I know so much happened! So many babies and birthdays, and poor Ramon. I just couldn’t stop playing! Come see us again soon! Until next time, Happy Simming!