The Growing Family 17.2

Hey hey kids!  It’s SimNaWriMo’s last day, and this is my last post to make my goal of three posts!  Woohoo!  We all know how this begins.

Zale Check!

Quill is cooking.

Bristol & Rainy are sleeping.

Hi sweeties.

This is a good sign!

Must be time for another baby!

Quill puts his handiness skill and enjoyment to good use, and upgrades some appliances.

The more he upgrades, the less he’ll have to do around the house.

He has a good little helper.

Love it.

Working on some skills.

Such a sweet family!

Hey!  This is good news!

Since it IS his profession!

Oops.  I missed another birthday.

And then this!  DANGIT!

I am not very kind to my very lovely TH.  FAIL  -5

It’s official!

Oh my goodness.  I have missed like, all of this generation’s birthdays.

I’m sorry Rainy – She adds “goofball” but I did earn points for a positive trait.  Happy Toddler!  +5
She’s still such a cutie pie!

The only one awake, I follow her around and watch her be helpful.

Incredibly so!  What a helpful little Zale!

Then she cried in her new big girl room because she didn’t get a party.

I’m sorry dear – it’s all my fault.

I missed whatever she did to make this toilet emit pink smoke?

At least she’s still cleaning up.

It’s Harvest Fest – the gnomes are here.

Quill successfully appeases one then hangs the decorations.

Looks really nice to me!  This is one of my favorite builds, which is NOT my strong suit.

A joint operation to clean the bathroom.

I am not use to such helpful idiots.  This little family is a gift.

Or… a curse.

That pink smoke was a prank that doesn’t just drench Quill in toilet mess, it breaks it too.  She does this constantly, although I don’t bother documenting it much.  It is VERY annoying.

Preggo Bristol keeps Quill company whil he cooks the Grand Meal for Harvest Fest.

Happy Harvest Fest!

Dig in!

Oh wow!  Quill and Bristol enjoyed some marital relations, and I saw a pop-up that he’d learned her woohoo interests.  I investigated and…

…Sexual orientation?  I had never seen this before!  What fun!  Without any mods!  Bristol looks like she’s bisexual, which I thought was pretty neat.

Rainy completed one of her own milestones!


Havin’ fun, bud?  Let’s get ready for work, shall we?

I realized Bristol left her handy dandy lump of clay back at the university neighborhood, so I plopped one in her inventory.

Took about five minutes for her to play with it.

Hi Rainy dear – I’m happy you’re skilling, but you have homework to do, Ms. C Student.

Quill tests his parental influence to get Rainy to study.

It works!


Trying to keep up with Quill’s fitness, and he likes fitness, I send him for a jog.

Have fun!

Then he’s off to work in his chef’s outfit.

Have fun, cutie!

Queenie starts dating someone named Lawson.  So that’s nice.

Good luck, Queenie!

Reminiscent of her toddler days, Rainy boogies down with her momma.

I adore it.

Yay!  Quill got promoted!  We’re one step closer to that fancy fridge!

Then he rolled a wish to write a cookbook, which I’d never seen before.  So we get started.

He has to use Rainy’s computer, as Bristol is on the family machine in the living room.

But his promotion only allowed him a few hours at home before his new job recalls him to the kitchen.

Lovely night.

It’s nooboo time!

Unfortunately, Quill is at work, so he can’t join her at the hospital.  I know it’s an ISBI, and I’m not supposed to interfere, but as I’ve said before, I like babies born at hospitals so we get the birth certificate.

I send her alone.

Hopefully she stays in the birthing machine this time.

It’s a boy!  I name him River.

I decide to stick with a nature theme.  Rainy & River.  Happy to have one of each born, as it is a mini goal of mine.

Welcome home, buddy.

Rainy is NOT impressed with the new addition.

Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll love him.

She gets over it fast enough, and boogies down in the living room on an early Sunday morning.

Rainy:  You stink, kid.

Bristol saves the day, as per her usual excellence.

Woo!  Another promotion!


It was followed by some of the most interesting things I’ve seen regarding a Sim and their career.  He likes cooking, went to school for a culinary degree, but doesn’t seem very  happy.

He also has this moodlet, so is he confused?


And now it’s Rebate Day – so I buy them a hot tub.  This will appease both Bristol & Quill.

Happy Rainy is off to school.  I loved this outfit I put her in.

She’s a lovely little one.

You can’t really tell, but Bristol is pregnant again!


She’s now level 7 of parenting skill!

Awesome!  You go, momma!

I put Quill to work to “assist with project” for Rainy’s school work, I thought she’d join in… but…

…She’s currently far more interested in dancing.

Oh good!  She finally decided to help out!

You can’t let your daddy do your homework.

Bristol is enjoying her favorite activity.  Clay time.


These two remain very adorable.

They’re so sweet and gravitate towards each other all the time.

And Bristol is an excellent ISBI parent.

The best I’ve ever had!

River aged up!  Happy Birthday!

He rolls “independent”.  Hi darling!

He found some popcorn, so at least he won’t starve.

I wake up Quill to get him started on some skilling.

River is NOT having it.  Grr face.

Rainy is finally a B student, and has returned from her studies to play with clay.

Cute bunny!

River’s fun was very low, based on his face, I’m not sure this is helping.

A whole new meaning to “turn that frown upside-down”.

Rainy wakes up at 3:00am and decides she’s going through a phase.

Good luck getting clay out of that bear suit.

At least the bear phase involves homework, so I can’t complain.

And Bristol doesn’t mind.

And then it’s Bristol/RainyBear boogie time!

I hope these two always continue to dance together.

I then realized I could work on Bristol’s aspiration without cheating, since it’s Mansion Baron.

A couple more windows and some violins.

Some columns…

Beautiful, I know.  Aren’t you so jealous.

I spent every last penny we had on violins, and we can’t quite get there.

Quill will have to work a little harder and then we can try again.

This little nugget is not doing so well.

At least he’s on his way to get some eggs and toast Quill had just made for the family.

While Quill keeps working on upgrading the house, Bristol continues her parental excellence and gives River his much needed bath.

It’s baby time again!  Think girls!

We want to have an heir poll!

Quill and Bristol head off to the hospital.  Really?  Is now the time?

Your wife is having A BABY.

It’s another boy!  Struggling to stay with the nature theme, and only the letter R, I name him Reed.

Reed:  DON’T EAT ME MOMMA!!!?!?!

Back at home with the new bundle of joy, I discover Quill needs to cook three gourmet dishes at a single event.  Might as well get that out of the way.

Whoa, they changed the phone.

When did that happen…

Anyway.  Spares are here!

Quill is busy trying to cook the three gourmet meals, and he kept route-failing… I couldn’t figure out why.  Many attempts scatter the kitchen.

Turns out he didn’t have a counter to cut things on.  Noob Fail.  We did not manage to make the meals in time.

Take two!  It’s 7:00am.  DINNER PARTY TIME.

We did it!

ALSO POINTS.  We also completed 5 of Bristol’s milestones, as well as Quill’s complete aspiration.  Woohoo!

Kitchen is a DISASTER after the two party attempts back-to-back.

There’s more on the floor and in the other rooms.

Crying baby…

…means woken up toddler.  River: 😀   Me:   😡

You.  Sleep here.

This was Paisley & Mahmoud’s old room.

I force Quill out of bed to rescue River.

And Rainy is still here, I promise!

She’s sad because she’s not a bear.  Aw.  Sweet Rainy.

She’s trying to help out with Reed, but she’s ill-equipped.

Poor kid.

And with that, it looks like there’s another baby on the way!

Tiny Bristol Baby Bump while taking care of baby Reed.

Come back soon to see what happens next time!  Think Girls!

Cheers & happy Simming!

Self-Wetting (-5):
Pass Out (-5): 7 (-35)
Failing School (-5):
NTH children earning an A in school (+5): 4 (+20)
Negative Traits Earned by NTHs (-5):
Positive Traits Earned by NTHs (+5): 9 (+45)
Accidental Deaths (-10):
Fires (-10): 1 (-10) (ha ha ha ha, one…)
Social Worker Visit (-15):
Single Birth (+5): 1 (+5)
Twins (+10):
Triplets (+15):
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5): 9 (+45)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10): 1 (+10)
Toddler Skills maxed by NTH toddlers (+5):
Skills (Child and Adult) maxed by NTH family members (+10):
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10):
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10):
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10):
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20): 2 (+40)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5):
Left Over Points from TS3: +535
New Count in TS4: +85
Total: +620


3 thoughts on “The Growing Family 17.2

  1. zefiewings

    Yeah, the sexual orientation update is great, I’m happy about it, and the new phone takes a bit of getting used to but I like it now that I’ve adjusted. It has a social media app where sims can post updates and chat with people that’s pretty fun. Though that might be just with the high school pack? can’t remember.
    Also, those boys are cute but we need another heir option, Bristol, so have a girl plz!

  2. thewingedshadow

    Hi! I just went and read the entirety of the blog over the course of a few days. I’m a bit sad that you switched to TS4, because I enjoy reading TS3 gameplay blogs especially – I’m still playing TS3 myself and it’s actually very stable for me. Probably because I’m playing with just 2 expansions switched on currently, but I’m on Generation 6 and I’m still in the same world I started in.

    I loved the early days of the Zale Journey especially. And the Alien era.

  3. zefiewings

    Re-reading and I realized I ALSO have a River and a Rain in my little facebook legacy lmao


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