Thursday, December 17, 2009

Eich 1 (R9)

Last round at the Eich household, hormones were running rampant as the teens, Angelica and Annatto tried to find significant others. Annatto finally found someone that struck his fancy in Flora Devivio. Mid-Round Tyrone passed on to the great sim beyond making the house a little less hectic. Anise transitioned into a teen declaring a fortune aspiration with a LTW to become a space pirate. At the end of the round, Angelica headed off to Sim State. How will Annatto fare with Flora off at university? Will Anise be able to find a mate who is accepting of her unique heritage? How will Melody and Darren get along with an emptying house? Lets find out

This image is a bit of a spoiler, but I forgot to take one as the lot was loading the first time

Eich 1 (Lot 3) Saturday-Thursday
Pictured (left to right): Anise Eich, Annatto Eich, Darren Eich, Melody Eich
Jar Card 189: Woohoo in Closet

The Eich's had recently gotten closets installed in the house and decided to break them in the best way they could think of

Darren and Melody weren't the only ones getting romance in their lives that weekend, Anise had recently begun hanging out with a cute redhead named Keith Lee

Although Anise wasn't terribly outgoing, she felt that she could really be herself around Keith. Most of the time, Anise let her actions do the talking, Keith was surprised when she clocked him right in the kisser with a pillow -- where did that pillow come from? He thought to himself

After running around the entire yard emptying the pillows of their feather stuffing, both Anise and Keith knew there was more there. Keith was getting used to all the female attention he was receiving around the neighborhood, but somehow his time with Anise felt more special... maybe because she was very special

Keith was surprised by what happened between him and Anise next

Anise and Keith were both on cloud nine after their kiss. Anise was pretty sure she had found her match

Keith would do anything she suggested, even allow her to practice on him at her makeover station. The first few attempts weren't very successful

but eventually Anise got the hang of it

Melody was feeling a little nauseous after her workout that morning, she thought that she must just be dehydrated, there's no way at her age that she could be pregnant again

Sure enough Melody started to exhibit the tell tale signs of pregnancy. She and Darren were very surprised

Melody: "Darren, I'm pregnant again"
Darren: "um... Let me finish my grilled cheese then we can talk about this more..."

Since graduation was right around the corner, Flora was off at sim state, and Melody was milling about the house all day Annatto was getting stir crazy. He tried to find ways to keep himself occupied. He spent a lot of time out of the house, mainly at the gaming parlors downtown

When Annatto was stuck in the house, he could mostly be found looking at the stars through the telescope

It appeared that his great grandma, Ericka was getting stir crazy as well

Annatto finally convinced his parents to let him get another puppy who he named Robin

Melody's pregnancy passed quickly and without incident and one morning while she was cleaning up the breakfast dishes she felt her water break

She gave birth to a healthy baby girl they named Alcea

Melody was confused, the contractions didn't stop after Alcea was born...

It felt like she was going into labor all over again and a little while later out came baby boy Astilbe Eich

Alcea Eich

Astilbe Eich

The twins were a full time job to take care of but Annatto still found time for the dogs. Robin grew up in a happy healthy beagle

Annatto worked on training Robin so he would get more socialization

Despite the training, the teens still allowed the dogs to sleep on the foot of their beds

Anise and Annatto were working with the dogs so well that Darren decided it was time to get the dogs some jobs, he managed to find them all jobs in the Service career track

With all the training they received the dogs did very well as service dogs. Danish and Robin even received promotions their first night of work

After the birth of the twins time went by pretty normally at the Eich household. The teens continued to go to school and keep in touch with their significant others. Anise and Keith were pretty much inseparable

The twins were growing fast and soon it was time for a birthday party -- a birthday party was not something Darren and Melody expected to see until they were turning 55.

The twins grew up into happy, healthy toddlers

Alcea Eich - Capricorn

Astilbe Eich - Scorpio

After the twins blew out their candles, it was time for Annatto to leave for College. He managed to earn a few scholarships.

The shuttle arrived a short while later to take him to Sim State to join his sister, Angelica and girfriend, Flora

Darren and Melody were both stable adults, well into their middle age. They couldn't believe that they had two toddlers to raise with the rest of their kids at college or heading there soon. Being middle aged did have it advantages though, they worked less and were able to devote a lot more time to the twins

Scoring: 2 points (1 each for the twins)

Household Net-Worth: 370,180

((Well, hmm, where to start... the pregnancy in an of itself was a surprise, Melody was 10 days away from elderhood so it was very unlikely that she would get pregnant... When twins popped out I was double surprised -- no pun intended! I guess it's not all that bad, I'm sure that Darren and Melody will live long lives, and if they both kick the bucket before the twins go off to uni then there is always Roberto to take care of the house. On the plus side, it solved my dilemma with Flora and Annatto because they can move into Pamela's cottage and pop out a few kids before getting married so there is a Devivio heir there. Things will just get crazy if I move Annatto and Flora into the Eich house and raise a million dogs there for Annatto's LTW. On another note, I'm glad Anise and Keith are getting along, the problem is that he tends to get along with all my teens so far this round. He went on a date with Victoria Pushard, and he and Tabitha Devivio also have 2 bolts. I forget what his aspiration is, but I think it's either fortune or knowledge. A few other things happened this round that really weren't that relevant. Annatto had the want to learn couples counseling so I let him

And Roberto earned a hobby plaque in games. Since Servos don't count toward points though, I'm not counting it.

That's it for this house, Off to the first Devivio house next!)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Teer 1 (R9)

Last time at the Teer's Addison moved back bringing with him his fiance, Stella. After having 1 day of hands-off play, Addie and Stella got married with the Devivio and Hoppes clans in attendance. After the wedding, Stella found out she was pregnant. She gave birth to a green-skinned baby girl that they named Harley-Quinn. Miraculously Kelly and Clayton remained alive to see another round. Will Harley-Quinn grow up well? Are there more little green babies in Addie and Stella's future? How much longer until Kelly and Clayton pass on to the great sim beyond?

Teer 1 (Lot 2) Saturday-Thursday
Pictured (left to right): Kelly Teer, Stella Teer, Addison Teer holding Harley-Quinn Teer, Clayton Teer
Jar Card 4: Have sims make out in front of kids

Clayton, ever the popularity sim, was always getting phone calls

Unfortunately, this was a call he wasn't able to take. A few minutes earlier, Grimm had showed up to escort Clayton to the great sim beyond

Clayton went contentedly, he had a great life filled with a large family and circle of friends

Those friends and family received large sums from Clayton's life insurance policy

The family was devastated, especially Addison

There were plenty of distractions around the Teer household, especially since it was Harley-Quinn's Birthday

The Teer's found many other things to keep their minds off Clayton's passing. Addison resumed his nightly star-gazing, similar to what he did as a teen

One Night he saw something unexpected

Before Addison could decide if his eyes were deceiving him, he was wisked into a UFO and taken for a bit of a joy ride

Stella absorbed herself in teaching Harley-Quinn the skills she would need to transition into a child

Since Addie was off galavanting in a UFO, Kelly also pitched in with helping Harley-Quinn learn her skills

Missing Clayton, Kelly poured the rest of her days into helping to care for her grand-daughter. If Harley-Quinn were awake, Kelly would be reading to her or playing with her. Kelly also spent a lot of time in Harley-Quinn's room, just watching over her

In the wee hours of the morning, Addison was dropped back off, quite literally at the front door

despite having a bit of a rough night, Addison felt OK to go to work. Going into work appeared to be the right decision because he came home with a promotion

When Harley-Quinn was napping, Stella had time to work in the garden. She had gotten so good at gardening that she was awarded her Gold gardening badge

The next morning Addison got anther surprise as a result from his abduction. He thought it might just be some side effects from the space travel, but soon he was exhibiting the tell-tale signs of pregnancy

The pregnancy really made Addie crave cheesecake... it was the weirdest thing... ((does cheesecake work for Alien Abduction pregnancies???))

Unfortunately, tragedy struck twice that day. The family lost their beloved Collie, Maxx just before noon

Then later in the evening, Grimm came back to take Kelly to be reunited with Clayton

Like her husband, Kelly had a great life full of knowledgeable pursuits and a large family so she contentedly went to join her husband in the great sim beyond

Kelly also left behind a hefty insurance policy

The young family was very sad losing both heads of household in the same week. But life must go on and it was time for Harley-Quinn to grow into a child.

Harley-Quinn grew up into a very outgoing and playful child.

Harley-Quinn Teer - Sagittarius

Harley-Quinn was pretty demanding on her parent's time, always wanting to play and be entertained by them. She got very grossed out when she caught them making out in the dining room one morning before she went off to school

When her parent's needed alone time, Harley-Quinn usually busied herself with the video game console in the living room

Scoring 2.5 points (1 point for Clayton's platinum grave, 1 point for Kelly's platinum grave, .5 point for Stella's Gold gardening badge)

Household Net-Worth: 218,347

((Kelly and Clayton were my first CAS adults to kick the bucket, it was sad! I'll probably be really upset when the CAS kids start to go, luckily I have a few rounds before that happens hopefully! Other than the deaths and abduction the round was rather uneventful. Stella had a lot of days off so they just spent time skilling and making friends. I want Stella to get pregnant again but InTeen didn't come through for me!!! No lack of trying though, they woohooed lots this round but to no avail. At least there will be green babies from Addison. I downloaded a multi-pollination tech hack [no CC version] to get a little genetic diversity with my alien babies, and hopefully prettier aliens. Harley-Quinn will be a Romance sim, so I'm going to try and accomplish ASimWen's String Me challenge with her. In accordance with the rules Harley-Quinn will not do any skilling from this point on, but more on that later when she ages. We're going to check up on the Eich's next!))