Hi Friends! I hope everyone is doing extra special, and having a fun day. Welcome back to another adventure with the Zales! In an attempt to save the house, I watched some YouTube videos and did some googling and TADA! Look what I did?
I grabbed error trap and overwatch, as well as decensor. When a move is necessary, I will move to the town that won the Poll – Appaloosa Plains!
But enough of that, let’s Zale Check! Juniper is meditating in her work clothes, even though she has recently retired.
Krypton is painting – like always.
I liked this romantic wedding painting, I hung it – you’ll see it later.
Sam is sleeping…
So is Lilac.
And Livid is on her way to bed.
heck, Lavender too!
Such good little girls!
Levi and Leslie are exactly where you’d expect them to be.
Enjoying their last two days in baby jail.
So I always Zale Check before unpausing my game. I start to play and whoa.
That’s a lot of vehicles! It’s not the most I ever saw (72) and my game ran much better.
Aw look! A snow day!
Let’s hope the girls go play in it!
This isn’t really how I would enjoy a snow day, Liv – but hey, enjoy!
She’s super cute.
And look! From our fancy fridge!
I’m so happy! And so proud of Juniper – she did SO MUCH for the legacy of Zale.
Then to commemorate his advancements in painting, and honor the original Zalien, I have Krypton paint a portrait of Juniper.
It is a Zale first! A portrait! MILESTONE!
Hmm, looks a little dark.
Having read enough legacies where they capture wonderful portraits of all the Sims, I scrap this and start over.
I buy a dozen floor lamps and try again.
Awesome! This one is already so much better!
Here’s Liv accusing Juniper of being a Diva.
Nice. Livid, you’re the diva – Juniper is about as non-diva and drama free as a Sim could get. ❤
Lilac has decided to play outside on this fine snow day.
I approve, but you are gonna be COLD, girl!
Yay Sam! You’re awake!
Sam: *thinks of self*
Krypton has acquired a new addition to his hand, and thinks all things are made better with a little Paint.
This is Paint infused Goopy Carbonara. Yum.
Upstairs, Juniper, Lav and Sam spend some quality time together.
I feel like the Zales don’t interact much with each other. So this made me happy.
Toddler alien cuteness.
Someone must’ve let them out of the swings. And it wasn’t Krypton!
Because he’s downstairs in the basement sculpting!
He makes this cool mermaid ice sculpture.
I really like it. Paint helps out the chainsaw.
I realize I didn’t finish Juniper’s portrait, so I send Krypton back up to finish it and dang…
Something happened to it 😦 It was going to be really good too!
Aw, just husband and wife…
It’s Kahless & Kasidy!
And Kira Nerys brought pancakes!
Spares mean birthdays!
Sam takes Levi
Krypton and Paint take Leslie.
Wee! It’s never a party unless the maid shows up.
Levi rolls artistic to join eccentric and athletic.
Ha, look at the little peanut. He’s adorable.
Leslie rolls loves the outdoors to go with disciplined and grumpy.
She looks a little tomboyish, and I think she’s super cute.
There’s ONE more birthday, however!
Krypton is all grown up!
His family shows him much love.
Happy birthday, buddy.
Paint is happy to have shared this day with you.
Oh, there’s another spare here who we just can’t ignore.
And like all good Zale parties, it ends with a broken appliance.
Nice work, kid.
After the party, it’s back to business for Krypton.
This is a cute, futuristic painting.
Little Levi found the barre!
I love this guy! I need to have Krypton sign him up for ballet!
I heard a fail!
Darn you Liv! And you stink too. -5
Here’s Krypton signing up his son Levi for ballet, and his outdoor loving daughter Leslie up for scouts.
It seems very fitting.
Ugh, you exhausted little urchins, go to bed!
I predict another fail.
Juniper is THRILLED with the attention, however.
Tada! Tell me what I’ve won!
-5 Juniper is just standing there like “well, that happened.”
You too, Lavender? -5
Oh Livid, that’s rich…
I just watched you pass out twice due to your addiction to bedtime stories, don’t you get all judgmental on your sister now!
Then – my game crashed, and my last save was before Levi and Leslie’s birthday (DAMN!) I was lured into a false sense of security since my game was running so well, and I wasn’t saving as frequently as I should have been. Levi and Leslie might look a little bit different now, as I had to give them their makeovers again – and I need to have Krypton sign them up for their after school classes again. (If they ever go to school… you’ll see) So anyhoo, I played and caught myself back up again.
Krypton can sculpt in stone now!
Then it’s another snow day!
Sam says “NO! I need a break! And their studies!!!”
Lilac and Liv have a lovely chat.
Lavender is watching TV
Levi needs to potty.
And Leslie just finished some macaroni and cheese breakfast with her momma.
Lilac is a cutie!
Doing things together!
I was going to wait for Krypton to finish this sculpture, but stone ones seem to take a lot longer than the other materials – and it’s already afternoon…
So before it’s too late, we’re off to the festival!
In the Motive Mobile! Sweet!
Have fun, everyone!
We tried to take a greeting card picture, but after three hours in the booth – nothing happened. But three of the kids tried skating!
Aren’t they cute? I wish they were wearing their outerwear, however – I worry about them getting cold.
Speaking of getting cold…
…This is Lucy Ferne. She must be FREEZING.
Come on Krypton & Paint! You can do it!
I wish that paint palette would catch on fire…
You’d think it would be flammable…
Ha ha ha! That’s Kira Nerys tackling that snowman in the background while little Lavender warms herself up.
I’m glad Krypton lit the fire, people were really drawn to it.
Juniper gets some skating in too,
And then I decide to send them all home.
But they left poor Lavender behind!
She ran to catch up, but the left without her. She had to ride her bike home in the snow storm.
Little Levi starts a painting all by himself!
He gains skill incredibly fast! He made it to level two and a half in just that one painting!
Then I got a pop up that Leslie was getting better at skating and I thought, “is she still at the festival?” But nope!
The pond I built for the koi (sad) is large enough for skating!
I decide to check on Juniper, I feel like she could be getting pretty old.
She’s 84. Good – I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to the Original Zalien.
Paint and Krypton made this stone coffee table!
It was worth $1388!
It’s ANOTHER snow day – third in a row. Not good for traits for the older girls. Or honor roll points.
Paint and Krypton make PB & J
Paint, Krypton & Leslie eat PB & J
Thank you Sam! Everyone keeps standing in front of the fridge, then spinning into their outerwear to go eat outside.
Making a lovely pile of laundry.
You are too cute, Samali – and very helpful!
If it wasn’t for Sam, I think there would be a sentient laundry beast in this house.
I love Krypton and his son, Levi.
Snow cancels school YET AGAIN, it’s four birthdays today, and Krypton has sculpted a masterpiece!
I sold it.
Krypton, and his dear friend Paint have mastered sculpting!
One down, two to go!
You know those birthdays I mentioned? Well it’s time!
The “purple girls” and their mother are all celebrating today!
Livid goes first, she has good locked in. Stupid snow. She is now a good, neurotic heavy sleeping diva. She gets lots of make-up for her diva trait and a cool new hair I bought from the store with feathers in it.
I think she looks fantastic, and I love her.
Lavender goes next…
…and see how pretty Liv is?
Lavender had “difficulties” with her studies, and is stuck with grumpy – making her a cold loving, couch potato, grumpy equestrian. Ha.
I tried to embrace her more lazy nature, and I think she turned out great.
Momma Samali goes next.
Work it girl!
No midlife crisis for Krypton OR Samali! YAY!
Last but not least, Lilac!
Levi cheers for his sister, aw.
Lilac has flirty locked in – this makes her a flirty animal lover who is disciplined and easily impressed. She is also cursed with that terrible nose.
I try nearly every hair I have, and decide she looks best with this face framing natural look.
And that’s that! By the end of this post, my game was pretty laggy again. So I’m going to go ahead and make a move to Appaloosa Plains. Join us again soon! Until then, Happy Simming!
Failing school -5: 1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 81 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 37 (-185)
Self-Wetting -5: 30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10: 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 32 (+160)
Twin Births + 10: 9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15: 2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 7 (+280)
Honor Roll +5: 11 (+55)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 10 (+100)
Every $100,000 +20: 6 (+120)
Spouse Tops Career +10: 3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10: 4 (-40)
Repo-man -5: 1 (-5)