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One Goodbye, One Hello 14.7

Welcome back!  SimNaWriMo Zale Update Number 2!

Stuff happens, let’s get started!

These two are on an outing?
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I don’t recall starting an outing, but I also don’t recall Sims ever starting one on their own?  Oh well, enjoy yourselves!  Father and daughter look NOTHING alike, just sayin’.

Getting her skillz on.
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I love Natalie.

Sheesh!  Nice outfit there, Mango.
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Good heavens.

There, all better ya old coot.
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I like how you wear glasses and carry glasses in your pocket.

Hey, Nat got promoted again!
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I do believe this is the top of the career.  Good for her!

Poor Nate and his wife are having troubles. 😦
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Maybe he preferred her ancient?  Or was counting on her dying soon?  Not cool, Nate.  Not cool.

It’s rainy and cold at the beach this fall day.
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I don’t expect a lot of drowning.

So she builds a sandcastle.
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And tries to keep warm.
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So hey!   Look!
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A Sim DID drown at the beach on the cold rainy day, but you guys have seen enough of that, so I didn’t both capturing it, but look!  Even though her rescue counter reset a bunch of times, looks like the game was still keeping track somewhere.  Cool beans!

Neat.
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I’ve never seen this before.  Not sure what to do with it, but there ya go!  An Island!

Nice day on the beach…
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😐

Ophelia went home from school with this fashion nightmare.
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She’s actually quite lovely, so I came to the rescue.
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There.  All better.

Natalie’s twin sister Nova is an adult, and has been for ages, and Natalie still has 17 days to mature adulthood.  That’s crazy wrong.  Natalie’s own twins are about to age into adulthood.  Anyhoo, Mango spurred this hug, and it reminded me that he’s going to die any minute.
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I’ll miss having the plant man around.

Hey, look who’s home!
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Owen the sleepy head!  We have a BIG day coming!

Noah’s here!
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Nate and his wife too!
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Who just rejected flowers from him 😦

How cute, they brought food.
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And big head in the foreground is Gavin Wolf, Ophelia’s RI from prom.

Spiky blonde here is Olive’s prom date.
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I use up their once per life stage actions to spur a couple heat of the moment kisses.
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Ophelia went first!

And it’s a success!
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LOL that mouth.  Gross.

Olive takes a turn and is also well-received.
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Let’s see if Story Progression keeps them together out in the world.

I take the first 4 cakes of this massive birthday event and age up Olive, Ophelia and their boyfriends.
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Olive goes first amidst all the hooting and hollering.

She rolls hopeless romantic to join performer, loves the heat, genius and couch potato.
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She’s a very unique Sim, and I’m quite fond of her.  She gets the perfect student LTW.

Ophelia’s guy Gavin goes next.
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The floor waffles really tie this picture together.

In CAS I learn he’s absent minded, ambitious, athletic (could’ve fooled me), good & handy.
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HA HA HA, omg, look at him.  His LTW is international super spy, which is definitely not the look he’s going for here… more like being swallowed by his pants guy.

There, all better for Gavin.
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Kinda cute even.

Tomas, Olive’s fella is the next to steal Zale cake in that idiotic tux tshirt.
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He’s charismatic, dare devil, family oriented, perfectionist and a slob.  His LTW is private eye.  He’s also a face one, so I get out my sculpting knife and randomly drag sliders around until tada!  A sloppy PI is born.
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Good enough.

Ophelia takes a turn.  She rolls natural performer, adding it to grumpy, disciplined, evil & sailor.  She’s not what I was hoping for when I blended Rajan & Natalie, but she’s definitely not boring!
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BTW, I made her LTW gold digger, just for fun.

And like most Sims, looks better in-game.
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Although not much.  Ha ha ha.

I force Natalie’s aging, and she goes next.
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She gets a little bit of a makeover, cover’s the midriff and losses the high heels.  Lovely as always.

Last but not least, and if my game crashes now, I’ll quit forever, Olive breaks her newly adult-style leg while rooting for blinking Owen to make a wish.
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Teenager Owen rolls equestrian to join friendly, hates the outdoors, and slob.  Good luck riding those indoor horses, there, buddy.
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He has a similar perma-worried look, like his brother, although it’s not quite as endearing on Owen, in my humble opinion.

Although his sweet family is there to root for him.
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Aww.

Hey what do I spy here?  Bottom right?
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That cake is hiding another Zale cousin!
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Karlie and Noah are expecting!  YAY!

While watching all the guests, the doorbell rang!
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This dude had an “adopt a pet from neighbor” option, and I was going to do JUST that…

…but then… Mango?  You’re looking a little floaty…
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You okay there good buddy?

Mango reaches out… my drink!
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Sorry, hon.  Not today.

And then, with so much cake… cake on the floor, cake on the table, cake in the hands of the idiots…
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Mango exits this world.  Goodbye, plant man.

Noah:  Daddy!  *sob sob sob* Great party!
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Natalie and Owen:  Who’s gonna feed us!?!? *Wail wail wail*
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Mr. “I smell young adults” university llama: Did I come at a bad time?

Olive and Ophelia get the boot, and the house is down to four.
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Hard to believe!

Nova had her baby!  A boy named Amos.
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Lookie there!  He’s red!  Like his uncles Nate & Noah and grandma Mindy.
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Also looks like Bobbie went all “mature adult” on us, and aged out of his perfectly fine makeover I made him.  Fine.  Look all bald and stupid.

Olive starts to date, and not her RI either.
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Fine, he’s not ancient, so go for it.

And she got a kitten!
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OMG, how cute!

This reminded me that I was about to adopt a pet from Mr. Mohawk, but then Mango went and died.  So it’s time to make an official adoption attempt.

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I could NOT say no to those ears!  Ferdinand joins the family!  Hello KITTEN!

Um, someone needs to clean up down here.
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Seriously…  Who just puts cake on the floor?  WHO DOES THAT?

Anyhoo, Rajan is the first to pick up Ferdinand.
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How FREAKING CUTE IS THIS KITTEN?

Aww, beebee…
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I am ded.
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Holy crap.

New kitten aside, Natalie is having a midlife crisis.  She has rolled a couple doable wishes… flirt with someone else, and get a make over.  I can handle both those things.  Off to the salon!
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Mr. Fabulous here gives her a terrible look.

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Yeah, Nat, not to my taste either.

A quick outfit change and friendly flirt later, and we’re two wishes completed.
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It’s the brief chilly season here on the islands, and Natalie dons her outerwear for like, the first time ever.
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Cute.

Hey, Karlie had her baby!
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Yay!

I’m ded again.
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This kitten is too cute for words.

It’s always nice when your idiots chat together.
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These two socialized nicely before work/school.

Poor Natalie enjoys another cold, wet day in the lifeguard business.
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Cold, wet and desolate.
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I was just about to save and quit, when I spotted this pop-up.
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You two stop that right now.  You just had a new baby!

And on that note, that’s all for this update!  Continue to stick around, there’s even more where this came from.  And an HEIR POLL!  So come back soon, mm’kay?

Happy Simming!

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Catching Up with the Spares 14.6

Hey!  It’s SimNaWriMo!  These posts will be a little shorter than usual… cuz if I get enough of them, I get a shiny medal!  And like a dear friend of mine, I too am a dirty, dirty cheater.  But I think you’ll still have a little fun, so let’s get started!

Zale Check!
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Mango is eating cake!  Shocking!

Rajan just finished eating cake.
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Riveting!

Natalie is using the facilities.
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Sorry for the privacy invasion, Nat.  Nothing personal, just the way the Zale-Check cookie crumbles.

Olive also has just finished some cake.
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Zale Check.  Much cakey.

Ophelia is waiting for the bathroom.
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Because there aren’t like, six others in this house.

Oscar is heading inside to “view” the laundry rack.
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Okay then, Oscar.  You be you, honey.

Lastly little Owen is pouting about having eaten his cake.
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I know those lights are so bright, but if I turn them down my pictures suck…  I try not to capture them too often.

As soon as the game is unpaused, Natalie got promoted!
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Well, good for her!

Mr. Hate the Outdoors was caught lounging a la camouflage style on the patio.
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Must still be leisure day… and he looks SOOO BORED.

Mango interrupted Oscar’s trip to view the laundry rack.
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I’m a little disappointed, I kinda wanted to capture that.

Just as leisure day comes to a close, I have Natalie take a dip right off their property.
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They really do have the coolest house.

I head the dreaded chime o’ the fail, and clicked down the portrait panel until I spotted this:
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For shame, Olive, for SHAME!

And right in front of your dad too.
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I laughed out loud at Rajan’s face and thought bubble.  I mean, what else would you do when watching your teenage daughter wet herself in a house full of bathrooms.

One last look over his shoulder, and Owen is off to boarding school!
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I had almost forgotten!  See ya kiddo!

The married couple enjoy a meal together.
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As Nat waves goodbye to her son over the fumes of dirty dishes…

Natalie is the one who rolled the wish to send Owen away, and then when he actually leaves…
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…she cried about it.  Well, whatever, Natalie.

Dudes – so we all got game updates, right?  Well, I updated my game, they totally patched the “dive into water” vs. slowly wading to the rescue.  It was like, the stupidest part of the lifeguard career – a Sim would be drowning, and your lifeguard would RUN to the water… pause… then do that stupid slow-ass wade into the water…then pause…then start swimming to the rescue.  It was REALLY silly… but…
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Natalie DOVE in to save that Sim… here I’ll try to capture it…

SEE!?!?!
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It’s great!  Really!  And funny thing is, when I had her go swimming a few shots ago on leisure day, I *thought* I saw her dive in… and I was like, did that just happen?  And it DID!  This is super cool, you guys… really.

Moving on…

People at the beach that day were all very hungry.
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So Natalie breaks her wrist to feed the masses.

It was well-received.
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How nice.

For the first time, I actually saw a Sim collapse on the beach, not just noticed their needing to be rescued symbol.
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Bald Baby:  Daddy?

Back at home, Ophelia had a guest… and he appears to have eyes for her!
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With those two mouths, they’d make weird kids.  And he seems to REALLY enjoy watching her choke on that hotdog.  Hmm, there buddy.  Hmm indeed.

How cute is Oscar doing his homework at the bar?
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Like, so cute.

Hey – Rajan got offered a new job!
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He’s been a very good and hard-working idiot Sim.  We go ahead and change jobs.

Nat Calls Owen at boarding school.
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He’s doing just fine and having a nice time.

I then decided I needed to go find the spares.

Nova, pregnant with her second child, her husband Bobbie and their daughter Hilary live here.
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Sorry guys, that great little rec room you’ve got on the right?  I’m converting it into a nursery.

There we go, far more family friendly.
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They also didn’t have a TV, and what fun is that?
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Or a decent place to have a meal…
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I had to put a picnic table down though, as inside their wasn’t a lot of space for dining.  It’s a cool houseboat, but not great for a family.  A couple makeovers and we’ll be all done with this place.

Cute little Hilary:
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She give her seal of approval to the new renovation.
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Bobbie gets himself a pretty solid “dad” makeover.
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Nova is preggo so I can’t change her clothes, but they’re the ones I picked for her YA birthday, so they shouldn’t be too terrible.  I do manage to get rid of the awful hair she matured into and put her back in the hair we’re used to seeing her in.
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Such a pretty Sim.

Ha, I was out taking care of the spares, and SP hooked Mango up with Persephone.  I thought I captures a screenshot of it, but I guess not… well, Per, you’re just in for some heartache, as Mango could die any minute.

I found Noah and his household.
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He was off to the salon.  He’s 4 days to mature adulthood.

I located his wife Karlie, and age her down from elder to adult.
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I think she looks a little like Lisa Kudrow, so I give her a “Phoebe” style look.  Maybe they’ll have a kid or two, now that she’s of childbearing age again.

Moderately entertaining, Karlie’s life is pretty dramatic.
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Karlie and her ex-husband Teodor have 3 daughters and a grandson.  Teodor had an affair while married and is actually Palmira’s father!

Teodor also has a toddler child with current girlfriend Nia.  Busy guy.
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Of course, now that I’ve aged her down, it could only get more interesting.
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This is their super cute little houseboat, and their cute little dog Gabby.  Karlie’s two eldest daughters lived with them, so I kicked them out, but kept the pup.

How cute!
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The regular Zales need a pet.

I add a little space for a little one, should the need arise.
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And a place for Gabby to sleep.

Noah’s little life is all set.
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Off to find Nate!  But hey, fun story, I can’t find Nate ANYWHERE.  And Natalie’s rescues have reset for the second time.  She was back up to 17, and now she’s at zero again.  Good thing I quit keeping score ages ago, since she’ll never complete this.

Natalie:  Don’t blame me, I’m just over here working on my ballet skill.
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I don’t blame you, Natalie.  You just aren’t likely to get a fancy golden urn.

The next RL day, I opened up the game to try to find Nate again, and I FINALLY located him.  The family name on the lot was “Greenwood” which isn’t even his wife’s maiden name.  I update that to Zale real quick and scope out Nate’s wife Rosemarie’s life.
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She too is an elder, with grown kids and a few grand-kids.

Whoa, she’s 104 days old.  See all those boats in her queue?
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They’re all “vomit”.  She REALLY wants to throw up.  I have to reset her to get her unstuck.

I ger her home and age her down to adult.
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Look how cute she is!  Aside from being ancient, Nate made a good choice.

They also have two dogs.  Mochi Zale:
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Look at the fluffers!  (His eyes look creepy human though…)

And Dexter Greenwood… aha, there’s that name.
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Cute little Dexter’s lifebar is full.  Bummer.  (And I’m working on that outdoor shadow issue… I’ve done a few things, hopefully it’ll be better…)

Nate and Rose have a TON of money, but life in this little hut.
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It’s actually pretty cool…
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But there’s no room for a family.  I add some stuff so they can take care of the dogs.  Maybe if they have kids it’ll spur an SP move all on their own.

And that’s it for this little post!  We’ve caught up with the spares and made sure everyone is squared away.

There’s more to come (and soon too!)  So don’t go far!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

Those Cute Faces 14.5

Hey there!  Welcome back to the Zale Family ISBI Alphabetcy!  Let’s see what those little pixelated buggers got up to this time?  Side Note:  This blog post had the working title “Sims Can’t Swim.”

ZALE CHECK!
Mango is nursing his broken heart with birthday cake.
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We all miss Mindy…  Sort of.

Newly elderfied Rajan is enjoying his cake with a bevy of beauties.
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Natalie – Gnome o’ da Wrist…
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Mouth full o’ Cake…

Olive is feeling bad about her recently deceased grandma.
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I *really* like Olive.  A high ranking spare in a sea of Zales.  And I’m not usually super into berry Sims… she’s top notch.

Ophelia is enjoying some cake with her more figure conscious neighbor Palmira.
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I guess I’d be more figure conscious too if I sat around in what looks like a preteen girl’s bra and panties.

Oscar is not home, and is out gallivanting around the islands…
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Safe childhood behaviors…

Lastly little Owen is asleep in his swing.
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Wait… That’s not little Owen in his swing… Screen shot fail.

Noah and Nate are still here, mourning their mother… or her house…

All the wailing was too much for Natalie and myself, so we took off.
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Let’s go play.

I decide to do a little snorkeling and scuba diving just for fun.
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The next heir, assuming we can stay on these islands, will complete one of the diving LTWs.

We go under for just a few.
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Except she got attacked by a shark!
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OH DEAR!

That did not go well.
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We should DEFINITELY save that for the next TH…

Natalie returns from her snorkeling and brush with shark death disaster to the same wailing she was trying to leave behind.
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And a broken foot.

Nate is STILL here at the “party where his mom died” and grabbed some “horrifying” waffles from the fridge.
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Nice trucks there buddy.  The belt really ties it together.

Off to save lives!  42 to go (note!  8 completed!!!)
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I find a cute new beach to wander until people show up.
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Hopefully a bunch of people almost die today.  😐

Palmira, previous drowning victim, in her evening wear (aka wedding dress) show up.
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#beachwear

Posed for duty!
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Natalie is ready to save the day!

Hark!
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A victim!

As expected, Palmira, now in her outerwear, has also succumbed to the ocean’s depths.
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Unfortunately, Palmira couldn’t wait… and straight up drowned a little.
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So dramatic.  Oh, I don’t know, saving the other people? WTFever.

While playing Jesus (walking on water) and arguing with Palmira, someone else is in danger.
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A few more Sims rescued.
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Near the end of her day, I let her soak up the sun’s last few rays before it sets.
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She unlocked her fancy lifeguard beach towel.  Spiffy!

Back at home, the girls have started drinking their feelings.
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Poor things.

Natalie and her father try to defuse the situation.
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Not sure if it went well or not…

Meanwhile, lookie here!
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Nova had a baby girl named Hilary!  Zale cousin!  YAY!

The key to ghostly happiness – rocking chairs.
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LtoR Leif, Liz, Cyrus, Kyle & Shelley.

Natalie – Hey baby, you stink.  Wanna shower *wink wink*
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He declined, but reflection FTW!
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Nice vapor old man.

Natalie makes waffles for her dad, husband and four children to get the day started right.
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I really enjoy Natalie.  I will miss her.

Before the family shows up for breakfast, I add Mindy’s urn to the basement.
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RIP, Mindy.  You’re in good company down there.

Thank you “call to meal” action.
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I ❤ you.

10 more hours of this.
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UGH!  I should have used the moodlet manager.  And ha!  I just noticed Oscar is all “I’m hungry” not “grandma!!!”.

Look at this face.
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OMG I LOVE THAT FACE.

And then there’s this face…
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I appreciate that it is not a boring face.  And Natalie, what kind of example are you setting?  It’s 7am!

I know Mango, dear. I know.
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You loved her a lot.  It’s almost over.  And then it’ll be like she never happened!  HA!

Natalie finally gets CALLED away to work.  Like the job actually happened and I didn’t have to use nraas to spawn it.
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I hope lots of people almost drown.
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Looking good there, Nat.

So this girl?  She never even got in the water.
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But Natalie saves you whether you choked on sand or actually went swimming.
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Love her gnome of the wrist in this shot!

So Natalie had to give her CPR, then run off to save someone else, and the ungrateful swine is BOOING her.
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Well, whatever, sand eater.  Next time we’ll save you for last.

Don’t worry Natalie, you just keep saving.
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And is that women about to go into the ocean in all those clothes?!?

Lifeguarding Interlude:
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I will stop documenting every rescue.  But I’d say were near 15 right now.

I snapped this shot because I thought the colors were very interesting.
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I gave the aqua-toned woman a makeover because I liked her skin so much.

Back at the house, these two old men need to calm down.
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I’m sure you guys are all well aware, but I haven’t seen a lot of “training” and it’s VERY NOISY.  Lots of shouting and sweating.

Natalie’s stupid rescue counter reset… (I think when I gave aqua-woman a makeover) so here she is the following day rescuing Noah.
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Gotta help out the family!  And now it’s 1/50… but she had at least 15 done before, so when/if she makes it to 35, I’ll cheat her complete.

The girls had their prom, and Ophelia hooked up with one Gavin Wolf.
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Olive also gained an RI.  His name is Tomas Villarreal.
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Full relationship bar!  They had a good night.

Let’s see if they can make it home without be arrested.
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So far so good!  This is Ophelia’s prom dress.
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If you recall (it’s okay, I didn’t) she has the sailor trait, so this is the look I went with.

Here’s Olive’s look.
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She has natural born performer, so I got a bit of a rock star vibe from her.  (she’s also clearly my favorite of the two.)

Oops, Natalie and I were off saving lives and the camera panned home to a classic birthday derp!
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Owen rolls hate the outdoors to friendly and slob.  What a freakin’ CUTIE!
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I put orange in his hair, his favorite color.

One day until Oscar’s teen birthday!
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One last ride on the horsey!

Natalie rolled a wish to enroll Owen at Smuggsworth Prep.  I haven’t seen one of those wishes, OR sent a kid off to one of those schools in ages.
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I’m gonna have to do it.  I’ll miss him tons though, so I might bring him back pretty quickly.  Especially if you get that really sad call where they say they hate it there?  Totally brining him back if he does that.

Leisure day – the one and only day when Sims autonomously use those lounges.
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Owen looks bored to tears talking to his father about fish…
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But I feel like I’m going to miss him already!

Olive and grandpa Mango have a nice chat.
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He’s going to die soon… his lifebar is full.

Leisure day for some, no rest for the TH.
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I know I say it all the time, but maids should gather the laundry!!!

It’s also Oscar’s birthday!  Just the family unit and some cake.
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Adorable!
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I love my Zales.

Oscar has Loves the Heat locked in – appropriate for this world.  This joins brave, excitable and insane.
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He has this permanent worried look about him, and it’s SUPER cute!

And I’m going to have to stop here, or the next post would be super tiny with an heir poll at the end.

in 5 days the girls go YA, Owen will go Teen, Mango will probably die, then it’s just a few more short days until the boys are both YA and then it’s HEIR POLL TIME!  Can’t wait!

Until next time, Happy Simming!

 

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.
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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.
Fancy Rajan
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!

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.
Screenshot-14SO cute and SO unsafe.  Just love it.

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!
Owen
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!
Prego Nova
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 ❤
Trin paws Trin
Her name is Trin.  I’m head over heels.  ❤

Natalie the Hero 14.2

Hey there!  A real Zale Update!  It was a fun play session, so let’s get to it!

Zale Check!

Mindy is sleeping.
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In weird sheets.

Here’s the back of Grandpa Mango…
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…And baby Oscar.

Rajan is mopping.
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Not So Fun Fact:  I loaded this game to play a long time ago, but the shower was permanently broken, it annoyed me, so I quit.  It was not an issue this time.  Yay.

Natalie is also sleeping.
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I’ve noticed Zale checks involve a lot of sleeping.  Apparently I save and quit when Sims have gone to bed.  Oh well!

Noah just set this booby trap on the computer.
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Ha!

Here’s Ophelia!
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And her IF.

And lastly, little Olive.
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Note:  It’s hard to take pictures of kids in the playpen.  Just sayin’.

As play continued…

Aw… old people snuggles!
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Um… Holy cute.
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And when did Noah get so handsome?  Pink knew.  Pink always knew.  She said she wanted Noah from the get-go!  I’m not that good at reading children…

Good heavens, Mango, you’re going to give yourself a heart attack.
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Babies cry… You fathered, like… a lot of them… you should be more well adjusted.

YAY!  Natalie’s awake!
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She’s contemplating the weather.  Looks pretty nasty out there.  So much for living in paradise!

I was thinking about how yucky it would be to lifeguard in this weather, but HOLY LLAMAS, Natalie doesn’t work for SEVEN DAYS.
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WTHeck, yo?  That’s like, a life stage…

Seven days vacation, with no one to control but Natalie… She wanted to make waffles.
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Fine.

Someone feed OPHELIA.
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And Oh Noes!  Mindy has Handbowl Disease!  Rajan seems to think Handbowl is smexy, so he proceeded to flirt with his MIL, for like, the tenth time.

YAY!  Now feed her.
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Whatever you have in that bowl will do fine.

Ugly… Ugly baby.
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Seriously.

Just so happens, it’s Love Day.
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Smooch and move on…

Yes Mindy… You need food.  Babies need food.
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FEED THE BABY.

Or lick a plate…
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While your grandchild starves in the background.

Grandpa to the rescue!
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HERE!  EAT THIS!  *Slams bottle down*

Ophelia: NOM NOM NOM
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There, now she’s kinda cute.

Natalie finds a moment to spare for her sweet son Oscar.
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Then feeds a toddler the quick and easy way.
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And rescues Ophelia from the Idiots.
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Or TRIES TOO.  MINDY…
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…Put the baby DOWN.  Mindy:  NO!  HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

Okay, okay… be cool everyone… just a levitating baby who needs to wee.
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I’m sure everything is fine.

Mindy vanished and is now on the front porch.
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Natalie went to talk to Mango, now she’s here too!
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With Rajan?  WTH, game.

I then got a pop-up that Natalie had a route failure thingie… okay then.

Well, Nat can’t go to work, but she CAN work out!
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Which one of you morons put the baby’s swing on “fast”?
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AND WHY IS THAT EVEN A THING?

Natalie also needs charisma, it would seem.
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A quick mirror chat with oneself, and she gets promoted!  She’s now a “Mouth Breather” hardeeharhar.

***Walls down on purpose***

It’s the hand-on-waist-tap-your-foot trying to get to the baby conga line!
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Seriously not the most annoying thing ever.  😐

Hey, lookie here!
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Nova married someone!  I hope they make babies!

You know, Rajan is quite handsome…
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(You’re welcome) but I don’t really like him much. Weird, right?

He *is* a pretty good dad.
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(and the only one awake…)

He doesn’t play favorites.
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So that’s cool.  Might wanna get dressed, though.

MANGO!  PUT THE BABY BACK.
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She was FINE in the swing!

It’s Noah’s birthday!
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No one cares, but me.

AHA!  They do care!  They were just slow to arrive.
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❤ Family ❤

He had computer whiz locked in.  HELLO HANDSOME.
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A quick makeover…
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…But I don’t kick him out right away… I locked in “See Noah Graduate” for both Mango & Mindy.

While everyone was swarming the cake, Natalie manages to rescue Oscar from a “fast” swing.
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She looks thrilled.

There there, nooboo…
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There there.

Rajan and Mindy were just flirting.  AGAIN.  Directly in front of Mango.
Screenshot-41He decides not to even worry about getting upset, but woos Mindy right back into his charms.

Wow!  Mango manages to master the charisma skill all on his own!
Mango Masters Charisma!
It’s that social butterfly trait.  He has to socialize constantly.  Good for him!

All the adults were stir crazy, so I send everyone out to a beach on this fine, rainy day.
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Who hid the speedboat, dangit?

And apparently Mindy is bringing the baby.
Screenshot-43Swell.

And Rajan forgot to come.
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I cheat and force him to come along too.

The rain cleared, and I forced a job to spawn with the NRaas cheat.
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Otherwise, Natalie was NEVER going to work!

OMG, how cute!
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I’ve never done the lifeguard career before… way too fun!

Old man Mango plays in the sea.
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Fulfills the old guy’s water need, so that’s cool.  Like, literally cool.  See his breath?  It’s 33 degrees.  Oy!

Okay Mindy, I was annoyed you brought Oscar along…
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But you’re kinda cute.

Nice Noah… good call to catch some freezing rays.
Screenshot-49The boombox really ties it together.

MUSIC CHANGED!  I think she sees something!
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Or not…
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At least Rajan seems to have arrived.

Ha!  How cute!
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I’m obsessed with this career.

Um.  No boat girl.
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Just no.

GASP!  NOAH IS FROZEN!
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DOUBLE GASP!  I went to Natalie to go unthaw him, but she’d queued up “RESCUE”!
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Well, we HAVE to do that!  I mean it’s her LTW!  Hang on Noah!

Go get her, Natalie!
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I know you just ate too much birthday cake, don’t get a cramp!

YAY!
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Our Hero!

Gah!  They’re dropping like flies!  Apparently it is WAY too cold for a beach day.
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Hurry, Natalie!

Technically, this is the second and THIRD Sim she saved today.
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But unthaws don’t count…

That was incredibly fun.  EVEN with the frozen friends.
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But time to go home.

Wow.
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Pretty game is pretty.

Mindy and the baby seem stuck together.
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Both their needs are suffering.

It was way too much work, but I finally pried Oscar from Mindy’s hands.
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His needs were so low, he screamed through his entire bath.
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Poor baby.

Hurry up Nat. I’m bored.
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I wanna go be a lifeguard again.

Oh wait.  We have some things to do first.
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BIRTHDAYS!  I found it interesting that Noah and Oscar were besties.  Rajan and Natalie didn’t surprise me.

Ophelia adds evil to grumpy and disciplined.
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A face not even a mother could love – and with traits like that, she just might take over the world.  (She scares me – in the game she’s constantly laughing like a maniac)

Speaking of in-game… she’s a bit better.
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Kinda cute even…

…Until she looks up at her grandma like this…
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RUN MINDY!

Oscar went second and OMG he’s SOOOOO Cute!
Screenshot-70So glad it’s a boy’s turn to take over!  Even if we don’t have another sibling to poll, he’s super adorable!

Mid-festivities, Natalie and Rajan snuck away and enjoyed a bit of parental privacy.
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And ya know… cake.

Olive aged up next, adding couch potato to loves the heat and genius.
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She’s dressed for the warm weather… and cuter than her sister!  (for now.)

So I know this is like, the PERFECT stopping point… but Natalie rolled a wish about this thing…
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AND OMG IT BLOWS BUBBLES.
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And this dude is not going to have a normal graduation…
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So it’s toodles to him…

And we have a VERY IMPORTANT MISSION for these two!
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Can ya guess?

Natalie:  Race ya to the door, Dad!
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Careful, Nat… he’s not as young as he once was…

We almost skipped something paramount.  Do you see it?
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How about now?
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I barely managed to remember to get Mango the most important tattoo of all SimTime.  He’s quite advanced in his elder years, and he JUST got the Gnome of the Wrist.  I would have genuinely been disappointed in myself if I had missed this vital tradition.  I did have to control him for a couple clicks to get it – but totally worth it!  Natalie managed to be marked while still in YA-hood.  Good.  I must be more careful.  Abraham, Bettina, Cyrus, Daisy, Erik, Flora, Giles, Helen, Ike, Juniper, Krypton and Lavender all were marked with The Gnome.  I’m so relieved Mango and Natalie finally have it too.

They enjoyed a nice chat before heading home.
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Cute. ❤

One last thing before we go.
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BLALALRLALGKJGGHHHSS…

🙂

Until next time!  ❤  Happy Simming!

 

The Family Grows 14.1

A real update!  With like, progress and stuff!  Last time we visited the Zales, Natalie was named heir, travelled to Egypt looking for a spouse, then found one at home…  Rajan and Natalie got married in the bathroom that is my favorite.  Enough recapping – let’s move on!

First –  I had not opened my game since September 30th.  Disgraceful.

Zale Check!  Mindy is chatting with Noah who thinks she’s being “amusing” (weird to be in TS3 again… I’ve been logging LOTS of hours in TS4)
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Mango is looking anything but amused.
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Hi dude.

Rajan is just getting out of the shower.
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I just love that face!

Natalie is also in the bathroom… Hmm… I wonder what they were up to.
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I mean, they ARE newlyweds!

And lastly, we have Nate.
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Heading into my favorite bathroom.

Natalie wanted to snorkel, and she’s the only one I can control, her wish is my command!
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It’s weird only controlling one Sim after so much TS4 I’ve been playing lately.

Nate is busy being a cutie in the sandbox.
Screenshot-48The very short cold season has settled in here in Isla Paradiso, I hoe he doesn’t freeze!

The new head of this house needs to learn how to cook so there’s decent meals to be eaten.
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Microwaved hotdogs in your bikini it is!

Note:  Call household to meal works better in TS3 than in TS4
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Well, maybe not… TS4 Sims don’t have problems walking around each other to get snacks.
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Only Mango has food, and even he doesn’t know where he’s going… everyone else is waiting.  (I swear I’ll stop comparing the two, it was just such a startling difference.)

It’s Krypton!
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I totally forgot I had ghosts in this house.

Ha!  Someone isn’t feeling too well!
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We have confirmation!
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Nooboo!

Natalie wanted a massage, so she gets one!
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We’re off!  Took me forever to find the spa…

BAMF boating in the island snow.
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Awesome!

Wow… TS4 has a LOT of amazing things… but it has NOTHING on this:
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It was REALLY nice to remember how stunning TS3 is.  Amazing.

BAM!  Everything zoomed to Mindy and I though she was dying.
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NOPE!  BIRFDAY DERP!

Dude, I barely remember how to cheat a makeover without using dressers and mirrors.
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Not to be all judge-y, but I think she got way ugly.

Nate: ORANGE SQUARE RAGE!
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Mindy:  Imma take your phone you little brat.
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HA!  Look in the background… I had walls down and didn’t notice, catching Rajan mid bowel movement.

Snow falling in paradise while Nat takes a cab home from the spa.
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Really lovely snowy evening.

Looks COLD out on the water!
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Love this shot of the Zale house.

I can’t wait to have babies in the house again!
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Feels like it’s been so long, and NOT just because I hadn’t played since September.

Nat’s upstairs watching TV…
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…while the rest of the family appears to be being social.  Except the route fail.  That’s nice.

HA!  HA HA HA HA HA!
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Pretty sure the flash won’t do any good facing that direction, but look at their FACES!  HA! ❤

Aw.  Aw… Aw……
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Look at my Zales.  I think I missed them!

With the rest of the family upstairs, these two are getting their flirt on.
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GREAT.  😐

Apparently they really dig one another.
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I’m not real familiar with that flirt posture.  Aside from the fact that it’s Rajan and his MOTHER IN LAW, it’s pretty cute.

Nate is having a birthday!
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And it would seem the laptop is broken.

Nate rolls athletic to join perfectionist, loves the outdoors, grumpy and bot fan.
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Interesting lookin’ fella.  And dat hair!  Well, I kick him out.

Well, I let him eat a slice of his birthday cake first.
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And seriously.  That hair.

Mid cake consumption, Natalie goes into labor!
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Generation O is on the way!  I’m so excited!

Nat grabs the family speedboat and heads off to the hospital.
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It’s a girl!
I name her Olive – she rolls genius and loves the heat.

It’s ANOTHER girl!
I name her Ophelia – she rolls grumpy and disciplined.
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Basket!

SO!  I have to show you this… It appears that Olive is GREEN when Rajan thinks about her.
Olive is Green!
But her little picture panel is brown skinned.  She’s just in the basket now, so we’ll have to wait and see.

She IS green!
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We have a little green olive! LOL
Must have inherited Grandpa’s green skin tone.  Fun!

Can’t wait to meet them as toddlers!
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Nice job, Natalie and Rajan.  I love them.
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BUT – it’s a boys turn to take over, so try again, will ya?

Except the house is full.  Darn.
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Have fun practicing.

Natalie helped herself to some outdoor snow/floor cake, and the ghost of Bailey is fast asleep on the porch.
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Just another day as a Zale.

I just liked this picture.
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Natalie putting away leftover cake.

Lots of ghosts!
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L to R: Giles, Bettina, Leif, Helen, Juniper, Krypton – and off camera is Changpu.

I decided the ghosts needed more to do than just rock.
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So I put down some darts, a mechanical bull, and foosball.  Sounds like fun to me!

Duke came out too.
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Kinda made me sad.

Turns out, the ghosts really don’t want anything except the rocking chairs.  Can’t say I didn’t try.
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I watched them for along time.  It was a never ending loop of gags and “ew!  a ghost!” animations.  Pretty ridiculous.

HEY!  The house isn’t full!
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I forgot Nate was here!  Natalie went into labor like, right when he was eating his cake… in the flurry of the girls’ birth, I forgot to kick him out!  That has since been remedied.

Seriously you to.  Quit.
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And Rajan?  Gross.  Remind me of Leif and Angelica all those generations go.

Yeah Natalie, remind him he has a LOVELY wife!
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Flippin’ Rajan.  Stop flirting with your MIL.

It’s Springtime on the islands.
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The brief winter has passed.

I remembered that Natalie has a lifeguard LTW, so I finally enroll her in the profession.
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Noah and her parents help.  Nice supportive family.

Everyone is stir crazy, and I need to figure out how to be a lifeguard…
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So I send Natalie, Rajan, Mango & Mindy to a beach… but looks like you can’t guard here…

I send everyone to a different beach and HOLY CRAP!
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Rajan straight got attached by this woman – Karlie Goldberg-Medina!  Rajan came home with the “betrayed” moodlet, apparently someone cheated on him.  I never figured out any of the lifeguard things either, but that’s okay because…

… It’s Mango’s birthday!
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The family shows up to cheer.
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It’s adorable.

Mango went full on PLANT.
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I just let him… ya know… get back to his roots… (see what I did there?)

If I was going to throw up… that would be the view I’d want to throw up to.
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Natlie: BLARRGGH – so prett – BLAALLLALLLRLRLGHG.

Natalie’s newfound career requires athletic skill.
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So she gets her jog on.

In a manner of speaking.
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*FACEPLANT*

We have rainstorm nooboo!
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I hope it’s a boy!

Ha, look at Mango’s old man jammies.
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They’re cute, but I finally gave him a proper makeover.

I had Natalie throw a party for the girls’ birthday!

But I got his pop-up…
sad indeed
Um yeah.  That is really sad.  😦

Well, the back of the family celebrates anyway.
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Putting those cake tables up against the wall like that made for very tricky pictures.  Rajan took Ophelia and Natalie took Olive.

Ophelia went first, definitely a lot of her daddy in there, but maybe she’ll grow into her looks?
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Reminds me of the first Lightning babies.  *shudder*

Pretty green eyes, though.
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Olive got her daddy’s black hair and rather purplish eyes?
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They both need makeovers.

Little Olive – her favorite color is gray.
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Ophelia likes Violet – which looks terrible with her hair.
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Well, at least they aren’t boring!!  (Or eligible for heir…)

I think Rajan’s face makes for a very handsome man.
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Female?  Not so much.

Although he does look a bit like Jafar…
jafar*Cannot Unsee*

I’ve been playing so much TS4 lately that it’s weird to see toddlers… let alone skill them.
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I love her little pants, by the way.

Or ya know, watch them skill themselves.
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Olive finished walking!
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Potty time!
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SWITCH!
Screenshot-80Skilling twins like a pro.  #notmyfirstmultiples

I was watching the toddlers skill and I saw this pop-up!
Nova met someone
How nice!  Maybe we’ll get another Zale cousin.

Someone brought Olive downstairs.  Not good.
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But super cute.  And it’s my fault anyway, for putting the high chairs there in the first place.

After Olive finished her meal, momma Natalie plopped her in the playpen with Ophelia.
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Pretty cute, girls.  Pretty cute.

Baby time!
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Natalie’s off to the hospital.

Yay!  A boy!  At least we have an option for heir!  Hopefully we’ll get another one, so we can have a poll…

AND… I didn’t take a picture?  How weird.  Well, he’s brown skinned and wrapped in a blue blanket.  I’m sure you can figure it out from there.

I have just one more picture for this post, since I heard such alarming screaming and shouting!
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I’d never heard training a Sim before… it’s scary.  Calm down, Mango.  (and you can kind see him after makeover…)

So there you have it!  Generation O is on the ground.  Kind of exciting!

I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting the Zales… we’re still trucking along.  Special thanks to all you readers who hang in there, and come back time after time – even if it’s months apart.

Best to you, and Merry Christmas!

Until next time – Happy Simming!