Monday, April 27, 2009

Pushard (R7)

Last Round at the Pushards, Jaiden gave birth to their second child, and heir to the house, James. Victoria transitioned into a child and James into a toddler. The family also adopted a new dog named Simon. Allan was distant and retreated into his career and helping to teach the kids and Simon. At the end of the Round, Allan had a little indiscretion with his old friend, Carla Devivio. Will Allan snap out of his funk? How will the kids grow up? Lets find out...

Also, check out a Tour of the Pushard Home

**the external website is a work in progress but I hope you enjoy it!**

At the beginning of the week, Victoria brought home her first A+ report card

And James transitioned into a child

James Pushard

Jaiden thought it was about time to get the kids into private school so she invited the headmaster over

True to the Murphy's law of Headmaster's Visits, Allan set his first batch of lobster themidor on fire

Allan had time to remedy his mistake while Jaiden showed the headmaster the house. After the tour the family enjoyed a delicious dinner

With the tour and dinner combined, the kids easily got admitted into private school

Did I mention Suzi and Simon had a little romp in the doghouse last round? Well after the headmaster visit, the puppies arrived

Meet the puppies: Cookie, Danish, Muffin and Strudel (I can't tell you which is which because they all look the same)

Simon does a good job watching over his litter

Allan reached the top of the Criminal Career thus fulfilling his lifetime want

The top of career also allowed Allan to max out his lifetime aspiration meter

Jaiden also brought home a promotion

Here's Allan in his shmexy Criminal Mastermind outfit...

Too bad he'll be changing to Oceanography, which is his next LTW

Allan was a lot more chipper after fulfilling his lifetime want. He even autonomously made the moves on his fiance (this is something he didn't do at all last round)

Puppy in the background: "'scuse me Miss... you were going to feed me... yes?"

To keep up their good grades, the kids worked diligently on their homework

The homework sessions paid off when James brought home his first A+

And Jaiden brought home another promotion

Victoria brought a friend home from school that also happens to be her prospective mate, Emmett Hoppes (we'll see how it works out when they're teens)

That evening Victoria transitioned into a teen

And now for the aspiration:

After the requisite trip to the mall for some new duds and a cell phone, here's Victoria's makeover

Victoria Hurt-Pushard - Romance
LTW: Become a Celebrity Chef

Allan was bored so he took up pottery and earned himself a bronze pottery badge

The puppies grew up into dogs and the family promptly started selling them to the neighbors (you'll see more of the grown-up dogs in later updates this round - Danish was sold to the Eich's and Cookie was sold to Jaiden's friend, Jack Copur)

Jaiden brought home her final promotion to Hall of Famer, fulfilling her lifetime want

She also started to use the wishing well working on her impossible want of 30 best friends

after the promotion and 10 best friends later, Jaiden had enough lifetime aspiration points to declare a secondary aspiration:

heh... I guess if you can't beat 'em, join 'em right? Hopefully she and Allan will get along better now that they're both secondary romance... this could lead to some interesting drama as well...

To round out the week, Allan gets a bad chance card... not too good for a fortune sim

How will Jaiden and Allan get along now that they are both secondary Romance? Will they ever want to get married? Find out next round

Scoring: 5 points (1 point for Allan reaching top of the the Criminal Career, 1 point for Jaiden reaching top of the Athletic Career, 3 points for Allan maxing out the lifetime aspiration meter)

Household Net-Worth: 188,613

((Well this is the beginning of round 7. You'll start to see some changes coming throughout the blog. I've started an external website to keep track of non-blog related information, family ties, general neighborhood stuff, etc. - - it's very much a work in progress but I hope to keep updating while I post entries in the blog... now that the hood is getting pretty big it helps me to keep track of my simmies and hopefully it will help you too dear reader! I'm also going to be installing Risky WooHoo sometime during the round... I hope it doesn't turn out to be a mistake :) On a lot related note: I love how Victoria looks after he makeover, she's absolutely gorgous. Other than that, this round was much of the same - working, skilling, taking care of the pups. I really don't think I'll be breeding dogs/cats anytime again soon unless the sim in question has a LTW to raise 20 puppies/kittens... it's a lot of work and I'm just not that enthralled with pets TBH. Off to the Teer's and their empty nest next...)


SK said...

PUPPIES!!!! This entry did nothing but increase my desire to breed puppies. :) They are so cute, even if they are a drag! Agreed about Victoria; she's beautiful.

Also...I decided I'm not installing the InTEENinmator. I like all the teen perks, but I don't like the miscarriages. It just seems a little too sad for a game to me. I'm definitely going with the same sex pregnancy hack from twojeffs and possibly risky woohoo as well...if I can find where to download the current version of Risky WooHoo without being bundled with the inTEENinmator.

jungfrun68 said...

An update! Long time, no see.
Pets are fun sometimes, but usually I don't have them unless someone has LTW's about it. OR - sometimes I get soft and buy a kid a kitten or puppy just because they want one.

Liz said...

Yeah I realized when I posted this entry that it had been almost a month since my last update. I moved the first weekend in April and had something planned every weekend thereafter, so it was a very hectic month for me. Hopefully May will be a little calmer :)

Anonymous said...

I love that house! The pics on the other site are great.

Chrissy Brown said...

Victoria's pretty :)