Last round at the Devivios Sofia gave birth to (cheesecake) twins Frank and Magenta. Sofia reached the top of the Science Career and Guy reached the top of the Military Career. Janet transitioned into a teen declaring a Pleasure aspiration and found a 2 bolt match in Ricky Cormier. Sofia got pregnant again and gave birth to their 5th child, Columbia. At the end of the week, Brad transitioned into a teen declaring a Family aspiration. Will the Devivio's have more kids to nab that impossible want? Will Janet and Brad be more than ready to escape this mad house and head off to Sim State? Lets see!
Brad had found his life-mate in childhood best friend Tessa Ramirez. Tessa's father, Checo, owned a furniture store over in Bluewater Village and did pretty well for himself. Checo was a little chagrined to find out that his daughter's boyfriend was the grandson of Pamela Devivio, a woman with whom he briefly had an affair.
Brad knew immediately that he and Tessa were meant to be together, they both had similar wants for their lives (family aspirations). He wasted no time taking their friendship to the next level.
After their first kiss, Brad and Tessa spent a lot of time "hanging out" on the Devivio's couch...
Tessa was even around for Brad's youngest sister, Columbia's, birthday party
((sorry this isn't a better picture, I didn't realize until she had already transitioned into a child that I didn't get a close-up toddler picture ::frowns:: ))
The same night, Frank and Magenta had birthdays. Guy helped Magenta transition
And Brad took some time out of his couch olympics to help Frank transition
Don't lose your balance there Frankie!
During the birthday party, Janet got a invite to head downtown with one of Ricky's friends -- no thanks!
Sofia was able to find a job in the Intelligence career, hopefully she gets to go to work this week
After Tessa headed home for the evening, Brad managed to earn his bronze gardening badge
Janet got a start on teaching Columbia her toddler skills
The next day, Guy gets a small bonus through a hobby chance card
Sofia also gets a chance card that leads to a promotion
Janet spends some time with her siblings before heading off to college
She applies for her scholarships
and, the next day, finalizes plans with Ricky about their dorm situation when they arrive at Sim State
I have a feeling these two are going to be a handful at Sim State! Check out that sly smirk on Ricky's face...
The twins start getting A+'s at school
They also start to hone their logic skills
Tessa and Brad continued to see each other most days, they even went on a few dates downtown
In between seeing Tessa Brad earned his Silver gardening badge
Soon it was time for Columbia's birthday ((I am such a slacker and didn't even take a cake picture! -- I think I was on screenshot hangover from the Eichs and just let this house run on auto-pilot for the round!))
After Columbia's birthday party I did something very very very very... stupid --
Sure enough, there were chimes...
And sure enough, the bump showed up the next night
Guy finished his novel on raising a large family
And got promoted to the top of the business career
The aspiration points from selling the novel and reaching toc allowed Guy to max out his lifetime aspiration points
To end the week, Sofia and Guy thought it was about time to get the kids into private school
Unlike over at the Eich's, the family all managed to sit down to dinner together to entertain Mr. Ryan
With Sofia's maxed out cooking skill, and Guy's maxed out Charisma skill, the kids easily got accepted
Will the new arrival be twins? Will Brad want to get the heck out of this mad house asap? How will the Frank, Magenta and Columbia fare as teens? Find out next round!
Scoring: 4 points (1 point for Guy reaching TOC Business, 3 points for Guy maxing out his lifetime aspiration meter)
Household Net-Worth: 96,170
((Well this house was just as crazy as the Eich's but I kinda let it go on auto-pilot since the Eich's exhausted me. Admittedly, it's a lot easier playing a house with only 2 adults though, there weren't nearly as many promotions going around. Stupidly, I let Guy and Sofia try for another baby -- I don't know what I was thinking, Guy was relaxing in bed and Sofia was sleeping, it seemed natural when she woke up that she would relax with her husband. Of course with his maxed out LT aspiration meter he has the super fertility perk, and of course there are 2 spots left in the hosue so it's pretty likely they will have twins. Shannon says I have to go for Guys IW if they have twins -- I think it would have to be through adoption though because #1 there won't be enough room in the house until Frank and Magenta head off for Uni in Round 9, #2 Guy and Sofia are 10 days away from elder which makes them "younger" than their supposedly younger siblings. Janet went off to college with her boyfriend Ricky, you will see them late in the round - after Tia Eich's update - as I don't intend to play both Uni households at the same time. We're off to check on the Hoppes household next.))