Wow! A Zale update! I know I’ve been a terrible Zale ISBI – Alphabetcy blogger as of late. I apologize. As a lot of you know, I’ve been pretty into TS4, which has been so fun! So I transferred my Lightning Quick Alphabetcy over to TS4, so I could play both TS3 and TS4 for blogging purposes!
Last time we lost both Krypton and Samali within a few short SimMinutes, had a fail or two, birthdays, and are expecting another nooboo!
So let Zale Check! Lavender is popping pregnancy stage one and rubbing her new nooboo bump!
Kyle is playing with a robot toy.
Again, reminding me of Ramon, but not as endearing as Ramon, for some reason.
Meg is asleep in this glitched out bunk-bed.
You can see it’s glitched, but what’s really weird about it, is if I go to move it, it replicates itself. There will be three or four beds there… they sell for zero bucks, so it’s not a money making bed, but still weird.
Our little star Mary is also asleep.
I love the way Sim kids sleep with their arm sticking out like that.
Plant-man mango is up in the treehouse…
…also asleep. Hmm, I might not have made him a bedroom. I’ll look into that.
Melody is ruling over her little imaginary kingdom.
Lacey is asleep in her stall.
And lastly, Leah is standing around in the rain by the garage.
There, you’re all reacquainted with the members of the Zale house.
Meg and Mango are my favorites.
Well, and Mary too.
I’m sure Melody will grow on me.
Kyle is helping take care of the horses, thanks man!
I love that giant pile of hay.
Mango has been spending nearly all his free time at the barre.
He’s getting quite good and can show off many ballet moves to people. I can’t control him, so I’m not sure what that looks like. I might have to have him give it a go.
All that hay was making Lavender feel frisky.
They’re still a pretty cute couple. I just wish Kyle genetics had played a bit more of a role in the children.
The new hay stack I just plopped down (for Lavender’s woohoo wishes) apparently makes the girls miss their grandpa.
I’m not sure why hay would remind them of Krypton… He didn’t spend very much time outside.
Unfortunately, Kyle and lavender about to roll in the hay – with an audience.
A sobbing, wailing audience. That’s hot.
Melody: Mom? what are you doing?
Mary: GRANDPA!!!!!!!!!!!! *WAILS*
Notice the falling hearts… this was a very weird series of events.
Good heavens sweet child. Night has fallen and you’re still out here wailing?
I watched her cry and cry and cry for hours on end.
I sent Lavender out to rescue her.
Cheer up arms ACTIVATE!
That looks uncomfortable.
“Do you want to build a snowman?”
It was pretty cute, they talked about death while making it, and Mary finally stopped crying her eyes out.
Mary had also rolled the “visit the graveyard” wish, so I had Lavender take her along.
Take her along you say?
Yes, we have business here.
We lay to rest Krypton, Samali and Bailey the horse. Except when I put Krypton and Samali’s down, they vanished. They still occupied space, but were invisible. Darn.
Just two more hours of this.
28 more minutes.
And we’re done. It was a very painful mourning period. Mostly for me. Listening to the children cry is the absolute WORST.
Fine night for a barbecue.
The little robot gnome assists.
Melody here is about to pass out, wet herself, and perhaps die of starvation.
Maybe she won’t grow on me.
Okay – she won’t wet herself.
Or starve to death.
I am pleased.
And then – my game broke. And turned into this:
I reloaded the save file and it was like this too… scary stuff. Most of you know I keep four active save files for the Zales. Every time I think “I should save” I do a “Save As” and I name it “Zales in AP 1” or two, three or four, and then I just save over the next number in the sequence. So I went back a previous save, and this is where I was.
Lav and Mary at their snowman. Not too bad. But I didn’t want to play anymore, after the crash. And I didn’t play for at least two weeks!
***TWO WEEK INTERLUDE***
SO! Here I am again! Let’s do another Zale Check, since It’s been ages… (and I couldn’t remember everyone’s name even…)
Here’s one sad Lavender out in the snow.
Kyle is asleep in his bed.
One thing I can say about Kyle, he gets lots of sleep.
Meg is taking a bath.
I love that hair I found in the Store.
Mary is out with her mom in the snow.
Such a sweetie.
Mango is also in the tub.
Melody is presiding over the royal court.
Now lets get to it!
Oh wait, horses. Here’s Lacey.
Thinking of Leah.
And here’s Leah, looking majestic…
…Thinking of Lacey. Aw…
I sent Lavender off to the spa for that $7500 soothing salvation package, and decide to follow Mango around, since I’m PRETTY SURE he’ll be heir. Even if Lavender’s current pregnancy produces a male (or two!) I’m nearly certain the PlantSim would win the heir poll.
I enjoy him super bunches.
And right about this moment, he rolled this!
I promised to lock in any rolled LTW’s and this is no exception. Besides, I’ve barely messed with these professions, and if he wins, it’d be super fun!
He proceeds to play in the leaves/snow outside the barn.
I so rarely capture it, but I love it when Sims walk into a room, see someone they like, and wave at them.
Well hello to you too, Meg! ❤
Then Mango went to take ANOTHER bath.
And I realized that his water need had already gotten REALLY low. That’ll be interesting to get to know more about. He’d had a bath a rather short time ago.
And not trying to snap photos of little SimBoys taking baths, but check out how amazing his skin is!
I think it’s utterly spectacular! I had know idea PlantSims were so cool.
Aw, Meg and Melody.
Unfortunately, Meg didn’t fall asleep after that, but it was still cute. Although turning pages in those gloves seems like it would be impossible.
Father and daughter bonding.
And I love Mary’s outfit.
That’s right! I’d nearly forgotten there were more options for heir (maybe) in the oven!
I’m looking forward to meeting the new nooboo!
Writing a positive story In Lilac Zale-Hobble.
Lavender will definitely not complete her LTW. She’s only level 5 of the journalism career, and all the pregnancies have really held her back. She’d get promoted if she’d just be able to go to work.
Broken dishwasher (because it isn’t a Zale update without one!)
Someone is having a birthday today! She’s still asleep asleep though, so I’ll let her get her rest first.
Meg is having a veggie burger for breakfast. Yuck.
Mango! You’ll catch your death out there in your shorts!
Get your planty self inside!
Lavender cares for the horses on this beautiful winter day.
Bright winter days in Appaloosa Plains has some of the best lighting.
Kyle sets fire to a rotten pile of leaves!
Everything was fine, however.
Kyle: I want cake.
Later dude. It’s not for you.
A little winter gardening. We had money to collect.
Hey? Is that middle tree dead? It looks dead. But I’ve mistakenly thrown away dormant plants before. I’ll just leave it until spring I guess.
Mary! Don’t play in that! It’s rotten!
And Meg? Why are you raking snow? That can’t be a good use of your time.
Speaking of Mary! It’s her birthday!
Mary adds green thumb to absent minded, star quality and friendly. It was locked in due to indifferent study habits… but I say it was locked in due to snow. She rarely went to school.
I keep her star make-up, and I just love her violet eyes! I tried to incorporate a flower of some sort into every outfit to represent her green thumb. Samali’s genes are very strong, and continue to be dominating the grandchildren. Although I’m glad she came along to break the alien curse. Well, and I’m glad to have had her in general, it was way fun.
She seems to like her new look…
…and is ready to take on the world! RAWR!
Geez Meg, chill out.
Have some cake.
Everyone but Kyle enjoys the birthday celebrations.
Hmm, where IS Kyle?
Oh! Here he is.
Yes, Kyle – have some cake.
It took Lavender four SimHours to pick up all the clothes from all the laundry baskets.
Ugh. I REALLY wish maids did laundry. I mean, they’ll pick up laundry, and start the machine, but they don’t get the laundry out of the baskets.
OMG! Mary got a prom date!
I didn’t know a prom was looming, and I have no idea who Sheldon is, but heck yes!
Mango gets interesting moodlets.
Have you ever seen that before? He also had a swan one about “grace” that I’d never seen either. Are PlantSims known for their grace? Or is it just because he’s addicted to the ballet barre? It’s adorable though.
On a cold, winding, desolate road, Lavender jumps out from the safety and comfort of her motive mobile, crams it in her pocket and…
…goes into labor!
HA! It’s a freakin’ girl.
Lavender looks thrilled. Green skinned to boot! Might even be an alien? Oh, I named her Minnie. Loner was locked in (even though Lavender was ecstatic through the entire pregnancy) and she rolls brave.
About the same time, Lilac and this guy Ronnie have gotten married!
I’m happy for her, especially after her first marriage that left her a widow after a few short days.
But it is kind of nice to have a new nooboo in the house again.
So – now to the part of this post that explains the title. I’m not sure if any of you recall, but Livid and Kenji had a baby together. Livid named her Abby. I could not, for the life of me, locate Livid and Kenji’s house. Come to find out, Kenji lives right nearby, but not with Livid and Abby! I thought they all lived together, so I went to invite Lilac and Ronnie over, and Livid and her household over… but when I went to invite Livid, the only member of her house was a dog named Max. Anyhoo, Lilac and Ronnie show up.
Definitely newlyweds, and apparently blocking the mailbox…
And I cannot find Abby ANYWHERE. So that’s it. I’m switching households to find her.
And I do.
And it’s a sad, sad state of affairs.
First of all, Livid lives in this dump.
Which in itself isn’t too much of a problem…
drunker more juiced than a skunk kale at a vegan’s house, and SKIPPING WORK.
Like seriously. That’s so flippin’ depressing.
Oh, and Abby? She’s out on the front porch in the snow.
While her mother gets juiced and tries to get FIRED.
Oh, to top things off, they have a heartbroken dog staring at a wall.
Seriously, he has the heartbroken moodlet from “witnessing a death” and is just staring at the dingy wall in this crappy place.
That’s it. I’m moving them in with Kenji, Abby’s dad.
There. All better.
Livid and her daughter Abby at home at Kenji’s nice place.
There’s another dog here, too! And a horse! Kenji had these guys.
Who already seems to be getting along with Max. Yay! SO MUCH BETTER.
Man – story progression really did a number on poor Livid. I had know idea.
OKAY – Back to the Zales. Ronnie and Lilac didn’t stick around, which is kind of lame because I wanted to give Ronnie a make-over, but oh well.
How cute are these two, playing in the snow.
FAIL: They were actually frozen like that and I had to reset them both.
What a good boy, doing his homework.
Our future acrobat heir.
It’s Lacey’s elder birthday!
Sweet gray lady.
Yay! My shoving them together in the same house got them engaged!
I’m so pleased! No mind that Livid is a Zombie in the thumbnail. It’s a full moon.
Lav went to stop by Livid and Kenji’s house, but no one was home, so she waited.
Like all perfectly normal people. No one home? Nap on the porch.
It worked! Livid shows up on her hoverboard.
She also is a zombie and has fleas.
SimLife could be better for her. I’m tellin’ ya.
Lets see if Lavender can help her out.
Too dark picture is to show us we were successful.
That’s de-zombified, flea-free Livid saying thanks! Lavender gained entrance, but couldn’t find Abby or Kenji, so she interviewed Livid and left.
Screaming Minnie wakes up the ENTIRE HOUSE because SOMEONE (Kyle!) put her swing on fast.
Now all the kids are awake and exhausted and the school bus will be here soon. GRR.
WAIT! It’s a snow day! How lucky!
Apparently my “no wild horses” gnome is on the fritz.
But aren’t they lovely?
Lavender, being no longer “with child” can ride her horses again!
Just about now I feel like it’s been Winter for A MILLION YEARS. I do a mouse over? Spring is in FIVE DAYS…. UGH.
Anyway, time for a ride.
Prom is in three hours! We get to meet Mary’s date!
The limo is here girls!
Meg looks awesome.
And Mary? That’s NOT your formal.
*sigh* Oh well – have fun!
Hey! It’s Sheldon!
Not bad at all! I hope they have a nice time!
Highlights: Sheldon and Mary go steady! Meg is prom queen, and Meg starts having “strong feelings” for Ray!
This is Ray:
Hard to tell from the small pic, but looks promising!
Then Mary, who decided to hit the LIBRARY after prom (party on, Mary) gets arrested.
Needless to say, Lavender is less than pleased.
But plus side! That’s Mary’s formal!
We let her off the hook immediately for two reasons.
One, I get sick of the cycle of skipping school, grounded repeat – and she was at the library for heavens sake.
Kenji and Livid got married!
I’m done here, that’ll be $125.00
Livid, you’re here! With egg rolls!
And Lilac! She brought lasagna!
Those buttons look a little um, silly, on that coat.
Here’s Sheldon again, Mary’s beau.
Definite potential there!
It’s a birthday party for the three youngest Zales!
We get to see if Minnie is an alien!
Quite the party!
Kenji, Livid’s husband is the old man in the overalls.
And here’s a proper look at Ray, Meg’s RI.
Bad hair, but I can fix that. It’ll be interesting to see what he looks like.
So! Everyone had their cake and sparkles, aged up, and I jotted down all the new traits, etc… but the game crashed during my second make-over.
I know that parties can crash my game, so I saved right before the guests arrived, so no harm there. However, I’m not interested in doing it again right now, AT ALL, so that’ll be for next time. I’d let you know their new traits, but since everyone’s were locked in, they’ll get different ones next time. I was going to end this post right after their make-overs anyway, so now is just as good. Sort of.
Until next time, my dearests, Happy Simming!