Monthly Archives: February 2019

Oscar Throws Up Twice & Gets Attacked By Cat 15.8

Welcome back!  Let’s just dive right in since it has NOT been hundreds of days since I posted last.  Note – this post is VERY LONG AND NOT A LOT HAPPENS.

Zale Check!

Natalie:

Standing by beloved rocker.

Miriam is sleeping.

Good.

Oscar just finished cleaning the gross shower.

Because why would anyone else do anything.

Both Pax & Paisley are enjoying their new beds.

And a trifecta Zale Check (Left to Right):

Pete, Preston & Penny.

Can’t forget Ferdinand!

He’s sleeping outside in the cat house.  Aww.

School time for the kids!

Hi Paisley!

Oscar gets Pete in the playpen to teach himself life skills just before the carpool comes.

Happy learning, little one.

I hope you have a fun day, Oscar!

I like how he manages to dress properly for work, but not when there’s an emergency.

Workin’ on da fire truck.

(I think I took too many useless pictures…)

A quick outfit change because why not?

And we’re off to a fire!

Ah, I see Oscar has utilized the broken wrist method.

A unique approach.

But effective.

Change back into the work uniform for the ride back to the station…

Okay dude.

Back at home I rush to blow out the candles for Preston’s birthday.  The Sims 4 has me all paranoid about forgetting them.

Surprisingly enough, Miriam took him.  Say what?

While Preston preps to sparkle on the grass, I found this while clearing notifications.

Oscar got promoted!  Good job, buddy!

Preston did not finish all of his skills it would seem, so bookworm is locked in.  His favorite color is spice brown.

He has very pretty eyes!  I hid them behind bookworm-ish glasses in the rest of his outfits.

Not wanting to fail to skill the last toddlers (oh what a nice phrase “the last toddlers”) Oscar plops Penny in the playpen.

Then promptly threw up.  I have no idea why.

(That’s one)

Pete then works on his walking skill.  At midnight.  In the yard.

Zale life, amirite?

Followed by Pax passing out.

FAIL.  Paisley doesn’t look far behind.  Oy.

Preston proves himself brainy and starts practicing chess.

I approve of skill building activities!  You’re the new favorite!

Attempting to avoid another fail, I have Oscar send Paisley to bed.

Oscar enjoys himself some yard cake while casually monitoring Pete roaming all over tarnation.

#Zaleparenting

Clearly unable to sleep without books being read to them, the kids queue up to pester Natalie for stories.

Natalie too, is about to pass out.  This cannot end well.

With the bedtime nightmare out of my control, Oscar and I settle in to watch a little TV.

Leisure time for Oscar is at a premium, so I hope he enjoys himself.

Preston remains a favorite by not nagging everyone and being cute.

Natalie might actually starve to death because of these kids…

Pax!  Good boy!

And Natalie!  You’re not going to starve!

I was actually concerned about an accidental death.

Fewer babies means an update to the nursery.

Lots of bunkbeds when the house is this tiny.

I heard a thump.

Natalie has passed out in the kitchen.  FAIL.

I went to find Paisley, as she’s sure to fail next but NOPE.

She’s asleep in the treehouse!

Oscar rescues the toddlers from the yard.

I hadn’t seen Mir in awhile… Ah.  Waffles in lingerie.

Stay classy.

I realize I take many pictures of Oscar sleeping… but like… he DESERVES it.

As dreams of Ferdinand fade…

I went to locate Preston, and he’s in a rocking chair pulling faces.

I’m not used to children being obsessed with these things.  I hope this isn’t a sign of what’s to come…

He then went to bed, without asking for a story.  I mean he’s in his activewear, but hey.

School also starts in like, five minutes, but still – Good boy.

Paisley slogs in and uses the All-in-one.

Good!  (And I definitely took too many random pictures)

Pax feeds himself.

And OMG look at his adorable face.  *squish*

Miriam!  You’re helping again!

This post is so positive!

Oscar wakes up ready to go and resumes skilling the toddlers.

Aww…

Before he can make any real progress though, it’s off to work.

His relationship with his co-workers is important to his job, so…

… we chat up “lip-curl dude”.

Lip-curl Dude:  That’s neat, can I watch?

Oscar:  Um – sure.

There’s a “disaster” (not sure what that’s about), but Oscar runs to the emergency rather than take the Woo-Woo.

And what is up with that car?  HA – affordable body damage repair.  Not sure I’d seen that before.

Not sure what’s going on, but Ruby Broke is freaking out outside the restaurant.

Oscar casually and bravely enters.

Ah – it’s a busted gas line!

That’s kinda cool.  Oscar completes the emergency with another A.  Our little 4.0 hero.

Oscar gets home and prevents the horde from starving.

And hmm, it seems Penny is crying somewhere.

Wonder how I figured that out.  #experiencedsimmer

Thanks, Natalie.

Oscar totally needs more things to do.

And I cheated.  Three times.

If those kids didn’t go to sleep I was gonna quit forever.  #sorrynotsorry

More skilling.

At 1:00 am.

Outside.

Hey!  Lookie what I found!

Owen has found love!

Oscar cleans up by eating the kid’s leftovers like all good parents.

Checking on Miriam I see she’s rolled this.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.  No.

Good, sweet Oscar.

Realizing I haven’t seen these two interact at all, and their relationship is suffering…


…kill a couple birds with one stone, as it were.

Then some much needed rest before the carpool comes.

#toomanypictures

Pax and Paisley head off to school.

Preston is in the tub, but I think he’ll make it.

See?

Still grossed out by the toilet.

For obvious reasons.

(This is why this post is 97 pictures.)

Nothing like trying to meet all your needs at the office.

Just when he gets in the shower, an alarm!

Hurry!

3 outfit changes later and Oscar opts for his athletic gear to put out the fire.

Our hero in action.

He gets an A – and while I’m clearing notifications…

Looks like Owen’s girl has moved on.

Too bad.

To thank Oscar for his service, the local housecat comes out and ATTACKS!

I laughed out loud.  I don’t think I’d ever seen that before!

Oscar comes home to this:

That’s Miriam.  Those babies are happy.  Those swings are on slow.  WOW!

No skill bar!

Pete’s done!

And we get started on Penny.

Omg, that face though.

This is Preston.  Waiting for Natalie.  In his parents bed.  For a bedtime story.

So much for being my favorite.

Uh oh – What’s this?

I found her two inches away stinking up the front yard.

She’s also trying to get a story out of Natalie.  😐

Penny is finished!

Those two are certainly related – look at the faces.  And Preston is off to his bed… so some favor returned.

Um, Miriam?  Whatcha doin’?

I mean, it’s not a fail, so… okay?

Things turn around for Owen!

Come on babies!  We need some cousins.

In spite of Oscar’s grumpy face, it’s a beautiful Saturday morning!

So he rounds up the clan and…


It’s off to the summer festival!

Ever studious Preston does his homework with Trisha “goiter” Crosby.

I couldn’t find Paisley at the festival – she’s back at home having a very angry time on the rocking horse.

That’s okay gurl, live your best life.

Because this post is NEVER ENDING – FESTIVAL FESTIVAL FESTIVAL:
Um – how cute is he? And that’s puke number two.
Phew, clearly a good time was had by all.

Oops, just as it starts to storm, Miriam has a birthday!

I mean – we totally came to the festival to celebrate Miriam’s birthday – on purpose.

I give her some new outfits.

And she begins her midlife crisis.  She is a very pretty Sim.

The following day it’s Pax & Oscar’s birthday, and Penny & Pete are just one day away, so I decide we’re doing them all NOW.

BIRTHDAYS BIRTHDAYS BIRTHDAYS
Miriam’s bald spot:  *toot*!

Pax rolls adventurous, and I work in his emo look with his favorite color. (black)

He’s cute and my new favorite because he doesn’t need bedtime stories to sleep anymore.

Penny rolls daredevil.  Her hair is hard to coordinate with, but she’s also very cute.

Aww.

Pete rolls dog person.

Also adorable.

No new pic of Oscar – you’ve seen him enough, ha!

And PHEW – that’s all for now!  Thanks for hanging in there!  Until next time – Happy Simming!

 

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Miriam Still Sucks, but the Kids are Cute 15.7

Well hello there!  What do we have here?  My good friend Sammy started something new which is very exciting!  And it inspired me to get out here and post a Zale update!

Also, I have been nominated for a Golden Plumbob Award!  I’m very honored for the nomination, especially since they’ve been so quiet lately.  If anyone so desires, you can head on over to Boolprop and cast a little vote for The Zales.

 

So without further ado, let’s get started… It’s only been 171 days since I opened the game… should be easy… Let’s see if we even recognize any Zales.  Man, I forgot how long it takes this game to load.  Here we go.  ZALE CHECK!

Little old lady Natalie reliving her lifeguard days.

You do you, dear.  She’s 78 days old, so we’ll see her puttering around for quite a bit longer, I’d say.

Here’s about the best pic I could manage to get of Miriam, as she’s climbing the stairs.

See?  Already causing problems.   I haven’t disliked a spouse this much since Alejandro… back in the G Generation.

Oscar our dear TH is taking care of baby Penny.

Poor Oscar works SO hard.

Pax is out here being adorable and riding the bee.

I barely remembered him, but he’s adorable.

Paisley and Preston are napping in swings.

Good.  I wonder what the psychological damage would be if you really raised a child like I raise Zale babies.  QUICK!  PUSH THE BUTTON.  And never let them out.

Last human, baby Pete.

And his IF.

And Ferdinand the kitty.

He’s caught mid-leap jumping off the couch.

The madness from last time I was here has not completely left my psyche, so I can relate to Oscar’s desire to GET OUT!

I lock it in for him.  It magically resolves itself later, you’ll see.

Dangit Miriam!  Not already!  I’ve been unpaused for like – two seconds.

We were USING that crib.  UGH!

Yes, I’m sure your one lifetime act of almost helping was exhausting.

Go to bed – it’s in the other building, so GTFO of the house.

I then officially got sick of that crappy looking wallpaper and give it a quick fix.

There – better.

Some wizardly parenting from Oscar – thanks, my man.

I can’t imagine doing this without the magic baby jails.  I mean, if it wasn’t an ISBI it’d be okay.

I try to finally send Oscar over to rest and the freakin’ All-in-One bathroom was spewing water everywhere.

Oscar thinks it’s exhilarating though!  I think he might be losing it.

After mopping everything up and repairing the bathroom, he was too hungry to sleep.

Love the flying eggshells.

Just as Oscar finally gets a chance to rest, I get a pop-up that it’s Paisley, Penny & Pete’s birthdays!

I was excited at first, but then realized it meant I’d have 3 toddlers.  Gross.

While Oscar rests, Miriam does her best attempt at parenting by existing in the same space as her son.

In lingerie.  So okay.

Ferdinand!  Bad kitty!  Did you wake him up?

Look at that face though – couldn’t stay mad at Ferdy.

The kids could actually really use some attention right now.

Let’s see if Natalie can come through for us.  I mean she raised…(goes and looks)…Four children herself.

No no no no no no no no NO.  NO.  That is NOT where you put a baby that needs food!

Okay Miriam, let’s see if you can do better.

Miriam: *Puts swing on fast*

Thanks.  Thanks a lot to the both of you.  Your helpfulness really means a lot to me and… *RAGE*

Okay, Natalie, thank you.  I’m not sure how much more I could’ve handled…

So feed her okay?  Give her food?

HOLY CRAP.  Do NOT scream at her!

Okay… deep breaths…

Fine Natalie – you can scream at all of the babies as long as you help them afterwards.

Deal?  Thank you.

I then watched Natalie gag all over the shower she’s had an urge to clean for about a decade.

I think the ISBI might be getting to me.  After all this time.

Oscar!  You’re up!  Bless you!

Am I happy to see your cute cute face.

It’s okay Miriam, you don’t have to bother, your husband is on the way to fix everything.  Wait – you’re actually helping.  Your action is solving the need problem of the infant.

*wipes tear*  I’m so proud.

And you’re cleaning?

I’m just as surprised as you are.

I had no idea Oscar could upgrade his fire extinguisher, so we do that…

…for all of two seconds since time spent not taking care of everyone is quite limited.

Oh, if anyone was wondering where Natalie is…

… 100% of the time.

Aw, Ferdy is actually using the cat castle I bought for him!

WIN!  And ice cream truck!

Oscar!  Oscar!

Go get ice cream!

Oscar *Runs*

*Grants “GET OUT!” wish*  (See?  I toldya.)

Excellent.

You are so cute:

I am super attached to Oscar, one of my favorite TH’s to date.

A little prep work for that triple birthday.

And Pete goes first!

Paisley is second.

And Miriam can’t get to cake because of air.  Paisley gets to roll and adds loves the heat to brave and genius.

And although I started these birthdays 5 hours ago, Penny doesn’t get to her cake and ages up on the floor.

I complete Paisley’s makeover first – with her favorite color being red, I embrace it.

I think she’s so cute.  Glad she’s heir potential.

Pete get’s his makeover next.

Green is his favorite color.  I used to use their favorite colors all the time, I’m going to have to go back to that.  He’s brave and hates the outdoors.

Lastly Penny!  And what do we have here?

It’s great-grandma Mindy & grandma Natalie’s hair!  Yay genetics!  Her favorite color is lime, so obviously I can’t do that… so my attempt at using fav colors lasted a whopping two screenshots.  Ha.

Look how cute she is!

Since Natalie never leaves the rocking chairs, I sell her big bed and make this a room for Paisley and Pax.  Pax does not have to sleep in the treehouse anymore.

The house is officially too small, but I don’t care.  I like it, so cram in there, kids.

Aww, Paisley is such a precious little helper.

I really like her, I’m glad there will be an heir poll too. 🙂

And with one final press of the magic parenting button, I end this post.

Don’t forget to VOTE FOR THOSE ZALES!

Until next time, Happy Simming!