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)
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!