Monthly Archives: August 2016

Adventures in Lifeguarding 14.4

What?  Another post?  And it’s not even six months since the last post?  You better believe it!

Zale check!

Mindy and Rajan are hanging out after having some cake.
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I like Mindy’s outfit.  I swear she’s usually in her pajamas.

Mango’s not at the home lot…
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I vaguely recall he had a gig… he must of autonomously attended it.  Well good for you, Watch That Man Go.

Natalie is giving Rajan and Mindy the side-eye.
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Considering how often they flirt with each other, I do not blame her.

Hi Olive!  How was the cake?
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You’ll have your own birthday cake soon!  (Unless I forget… which I totally did.)

Ophelia is sleep derping.
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Oh well, at least she’s sleeping.

Oscar is also asleep.  He had a big day.
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The fact that he’s wearing gloves disturbs me.  He can sleep in his outerwear all he wants, but I SWEAR I removed the gloves.

NO GLOVES.
no gloves

Newly toddlerfied Owen is in the playpen with the million dollar view.
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Feel free to learn to talk while you’re in there.

And with that, these two bond the way they know best.
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Not their four children, or the fact that they live in paradise… CAR SMASH VIDEO GAMES.  Oh well, whatever you need to keep the spark alive.

4am balcony cake.
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You may be ugly, Ophelia, but I like your style.

I love this thing.  I think brave children are drawn to it?
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And look! NO GLOVES!

Off to save lives!
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It’s kind of awesome to be a Zale.

Alright, feel free to almost drown now…
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…Anyone?

Hmm.  Safe day at the beach.
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And that’s a FANCY houseboat!  I should play with those more… It’s a neat feature of IP.

You there!  With the barnacle baby!
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Feel free to get in the water and have trouble swimming!

While waiting for people to practice unsafe swimming habits, Rajan turns out to have been rather social.
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News to me.  All I thought he ever did was flirt with his MIL and work.  He rolled Genius.  Okay then.

Um, Nat?  I’m pretty sure you can’t really do a good job from in there.
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Nat:  Am wild animal.
Sure thing, Nat… whatever you say.

Hey!  It’s that lady who had the barnacle toddler!
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I told her to feel free to drown and she did!  How cooperative!

Ah!  There’s TWO!
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Hurry, Natalie!

Good!
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Now go get the other one!

Good heavens!
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A THIRD!

Natalie reaches the third victim just in time to be brutally killed by a reckless boater.
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Never mind.  They’re fine.

4 down 46 to go.  Ha. 😐
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Why do people keep going swimming in their clothes?

She might need to save this guy…
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… Who seems to think lounging in 18 inches of water with a paper book is a good idea.

Natalie was overheating from her big day at the beach
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So I let her enjoy a little leisure swim before heading home.  If you recall she has the “loves to swim” trait.  It’s pretty cute.

Apparently all the kids got grounded while Natalie was saving lives…
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…so I sent her around letting everyone off the hook.  Looks like they all skipped school.

Natalie then took some time to parent the youngest Zale,
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who still needs TWO skills!

Someone had left a TV on, and it was driving me BONKERS, so I went to go turn it off.
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But it turns out Rajan was working out!  Well he needs athletic for his career, so I left him to it.  Good boy, Rajan.

The following day, Natalie shows off her beach survey mastery while hiding in the shrubs.
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Look!  Majestic seagull!

She’s super adorable, but no one is at this beach.
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Lonely.
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And lovely!

Patience pays off, however, and a couple people show up and try to drown.
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How thoughtful of them!

Our first CPR victim!
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NEAT!

Whoops, Natalie and I were very distracted.
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Ophelia begins to birthday on a path somewhere.

Olive too, has entered the throes of the birthday derp.
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At least she’s at home!

Ophelia adds sailor (locked in) to grumpy, disciplined & evil.  What a sweet pea.  😐
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I put some violet in her hair (favorite color) to brighten up her rather unfortunate look.  I can say one thing for her, she’s unique!

Olive has natural born performer locked in, joining couch potato, genius and loves the heat.
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She’s also unique in appearance, but I find her better looking than her twin.  Ha, twin.  They don’t look a thing alike!

Both look a little better in game than they do in CAS.
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And I do like Ophelia’s outfit.

Olive looks adorable even pulling the “really?” face with her two younger brothers.
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I really like this picture!

This kid is SORELY lacking in skills…
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So come on Natalie, enough play time.

While Natalie works on potty training the toddler, the newly aged teens prove their worth.
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You’re a good sister, Olive’s Torso.  Look at the smile, he loved the bedtime story.

Good work Nat, he’s the last baby, I promise.
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Natalie:  Good, because this stinks.

After a few more trips to the potty, and a quick deposit in the walker, Natalie joins her husband for a little play time.
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They’re relationship is rather neutral, so anything they can do together I encourage!

Natalie: WEE!
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SPLAT!

Hi Boys.  One of you will be heir!
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Don’t be a creeper, Oscar.

Okay, the last like, four parties I’ve tried to throw, no one showed up, but it’s Jafar’s Rajan’s ELDER birthday!
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So I give it a go, plan it four hours in advance, and buy a buffet table.  Natalie is still a YOUNG adult!  Quite the age gap.

Rajan walked in the door and Natalie instantly rolled a wish to woohoo with him.
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He is rather handsome in his uniform.

And it IS his birthday…
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AND Natalie’s last chance for non-wrinkly old man ‘hoo.
(It’s also a surefire way to get Rajan out of his uniform!)

People are showing up!
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In front is Palmira Han – Natalie saved her life with CPR.  The blonde is Karlie Zale – Noah’s wife!  I thought she might’ve been mourning her ex husband, but her family tree shows a different man, so I don’t know who that is.

Aaaannnnnnnd… there goes Mindy.
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COME ON!  I finally get a party to work, and Mindy has to go and DIE?!?

Just great.
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What a party.

But we do get to see Noah!  Gazing adoringly at his wife…
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While his mother dies… Just what his poor wife needed too – another death.

The O Twins:  GRAAAMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Oh heavens, that’s terribly sad.

Death: BEGONE!
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Rajan:  I flirted with her all the time!!
Mango:  MY WIFE!

Fun side note, Nate showed up and was like Palmira is hot.
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Then all – Be sensitive Bro, be sensitive!
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NAILING IT!
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Ha ha ha!

Whelp, that was terrible.
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Lets have cake!
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No?  Too soon?

Oh wait, okay… Not too soon.
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Mango wailing in despair:  TOOOOO SOOOOOOOON!

Mango:  I mean PARTAYY!
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Rajan:  What is happening?

Wife and daughters FTW!
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Too cute!

Rajan: Birfday!
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*Clap clap clap*

Rajan: ABORT MISSION!  ABORT MISSION!  ELDER BIRTHDAY IS A NO GO FOR LAUNCH!!!  I REPEAT NO GO FOR LAUNCH!!!!!!!!
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Damn.

TS3 FEEL ALL THE THINGS SCREEN CAP:
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You’re welcome.

Cake makes everything better.
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Well – almost.
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Farewell Mindy – thanks for – well… I’ll kinda miss you a bit.  Maybe.

And that’s all for this post!  Come back and see us again soon!  Until then, Happy Simming!

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Go the *Bleep* to Sleep 14.3

*tap tap tap*  Uh hi… is this thing on?  This is a REAL BONA FIDE Zale Update!  Can you believe your eyes!

Me either – so let’s check up on the household so we know who everyone is, shall we?

*Warning: Mild drug references in this post*

First, we have Mindy!
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About to enjoy some cake.

Mango tossing darts, rocking his new tattoo.
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I caught Rajan just about to walk into his work.
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He actually got promoted this play session.  Great for an Idiot!

Natalie was doing some much needed laundry.
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I’ve said it before, but I dislike that the maid will pick up floor laundry and wash it, but won’t get the laundry out of the baskets.

Ophelia is climbing on the dishwasher…
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It’s like, are we mad?  She’s gonna break it, but yay responsibility?

The Green Olive is doing nothing, with nothing in her queue.
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Cute jammies, though.

Oscar is looking a tad bit creepy waiting to be picked up.
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And that’s the household!  Mindy is 84, Mango is 78 – lots of life left for the oldies.

Hey look!  It’s Imogene!  The tragic Zale drowning death.
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Always nice to see her, she was one of my favorite spares.

If I lived in this house, I would never leave the patio.
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Ever.  Except for snow.  Which I turned off in this world.

Mindy wanted a cane, so I got her one.
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She hobbles all slow now…

But can be quite agile when she wants to be!
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She’s always been entertaining!

Cute, Rajan.
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Handsome, even.

I noticed the girls had to take the water taxi home from school, so I bought them jetskis.
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Imagine if that was real life.  HA HA HA!

I cheated and made them go out and do a little boating.
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Officially expecting!
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I hope it’s a boy!

Natalie immediately wants a massage.
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Peace out.

A little married couple bonding.
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They can be super cute sometimes!

Man, I still LOVE this house, but it’s getting pretty laggy.
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I’m afraid we’re going to have to move before TOO long.

Natalie wants ANOTHER massage…
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Off we go!

I’m so glad it’s a boys turn, Oscar is the CUTEST!
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OMG!  What’s happening here!?
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Is he pouting because he doesn’t want to get off?!?  I DIED!

Yes girls, thank you for cleaning up.
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But Ophelia here is about to pass out!

Ophelia: Hi Grandpa, I know you’re not busy, may I have a story please so I may sleep?
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Olive: ME TOO!

Grandpa Mango:  Sure, let me put this completely non-sleepy baby in the crib and…
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… What were we doing?

Ophelia: Grandpa? My story?
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Olive: ME TOO!
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This is a nightmare.

Everyone:  We’re so very tired.
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Baby Oscar:  NOT ME!  WEEEEEEE!

Great job Mango, but that’s YOUR bed.
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See?  You can sleep without a story. Learn from this.
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You have to go to school in like, five minutes… but LEARN.

Olive:  I’m so tired.  I wish there was a bed somewhere I could sleep in.
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😐

It’s a miracle.
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But the school day has nearly begun.

Sure, now HE’S tired.
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But it’s okay, Natalie is here. ❤

I think Natalie is the cutest momma.
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I can’t wait for the new nooboo!  I hope it’s a boy!

Hi girls.
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Let’s try sleeping tonight.

Alright!  It’s GO TIME!
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BOY BOY BOY!

I send Nat off to the hospital and…
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…it was only a matter of time.  Don’t look so shocked there Olive, you’re not doing much better!

Meanwhile, across town, Natalie in the throes of labor, is waddling towards the hospital.
Screenshot-36Nat: Did I remember to update my graphics card?

Seems reasonable.
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In heels.  While a human is trying to exit your body.

Hey look!  It’s Noah!
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Noah: Noah.

Okay then.

YAY!  A boy!
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I name him Owen (clearly) and he is a friendly slob.  (Rolled)

Dark skinned like mom and dad.
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I guess little Olive is the only one to acquire the throwback berry genes.

Or not…
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Natalie: Hmm, he looks green in this light, but I thought…

So did I Nat, so did I.

Some ghosties come out.
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LtoR: Bettina, Lavender, Krypton & Shelley.  (Not pictured, Leif)

The family is pretty well rested, so I decide this Saturday is Festival Funday!
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The babies stay home, and the kids catch up.

I like how nearly all of them are in their pajamas.
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Keep it classy, Zales.

Mango was too cool to throw water balloons with his family, so he wandered off to gorge himself on hotdogs.
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Have fun.  You look ridiculous, by the way.

Rajan eating a snow cone and watching his family play is adorable.
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Seriously.  I died a little.

He then wandered off to roller skate.  Be careful!
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Rajan: Is that weed?

I missed the excitement, but it looks like Mango won!
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(He did, I found the rotting hot dogs in his inventory later.)

Um, okay guys.
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Rajan: I think that’s weed.

Graceful.
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Random Skaters: Do I smell weed?

Police Officer:  Alright, where’s the weed?
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Everyone Else: WEEEEEEEED.
Seriously, I have no idea why everyone on the skating rink is thinking about some plant.  I even tried to find it… no such luck.

It’s another Noah sighting.  Hi love!
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And OLIVE!  Where are your shoes?  (She really is adorable.)

Sure Ophelia, you do your homework.
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In your pajamas.  Nerd.  And look at cute little Mindy and her rainbow snow cone!

Okay old lady, you’re a little less cute.
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FAIL x 2!  Too bad I seem to have stopped keeping score.

All on her own, however, she headed off to those fancy all-in-one bathroom thingies and tidied herself right up.
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I HOPED she’d put on some proper clothing after this shower… no such luck.  Love the broken one spewing water everywhere and the lurking teenager.

Aw!  All of the Zales have taken over the weed rink!
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Zales:  What’s that smell?

I guess something as fun and special as a day spent at a seasonal festival is just too BORING for the girls.
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Fine.  Do your homework then.

Oh yay!  Nova is pregnant!
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Excellent!  I loved Nova.  She was my choice for heir, but you voters picked Natalie.  It’s cool though, it’s cool.  Not bitter.

Hey look!  Noah is getting married!  A good day for the N kids!  (Except Nate)
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So Karlie is older.  She’s a divorcee with three children.  The oldest is a teenager.  Noah is still a YA.  I doubt we’ll bet another Zale Cousin out of this union, but it’s still fun and interesting!

Back at the house after a long and fun day, Rajan shows off his excellent parenting skills.
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Hang in there Oscar, Mom will be up soon.

Well, Natalie invited a bunch of people over to a party, but none of them showed up.
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So the family opted for a quiet couple of cakes on the patio.

At least the maid was there.
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The rest of the household showed up too.

Oscar adds excitable to brave and insane.
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His favorite color is black, and I think he’s VERY cool. ❤

Owen has his grandpa’s PlantSim golden eyes, and his grandma (and mother’s) red hair.
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His favorite color is (fortunately) orange – I thought he’d be hard to dress with all the colors, but he turned out pretty stinkin’ cute!

And here’s as good a stopping point as any!  Next post I will be focusing on Natalie’s LTW and career – the Seaside Savior one, since her breeding days are over.  Should be fun!  Hopefully there won’t be the lifetime wait between this update and the next.

Fun note:
I got a kitten ❤
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Her name is Trin.  I’m head over heels.  ❤