Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Devivio 5 (R11)

Last Round was full of birthdays -- Tessa gave birth to twin boys, Gabriel and Oscar who later transitioned into toddlers; Xavier and Nina transitioned into children; Carmen transitioned into a teen and declared a Pleasure Aspiration with a LTW to become a Celebrity Chef. Brad and Tessa also finally got married. Brad got abducted by aliens and was very, very upset about it. I've installed the more sims per lot hack (mostly for my ISBI... but it should come in handy with this household too). Lets see how things go shall we...

Devivio (lot 13) Friday-Wednesday
Pictured (clockwise from top left): Carmen Ramirez holding Gabriel Ramirez, Tessa Ramirez-Devivio, Brad Devivio, Xavier Ramirez, Oscar Ramirez, Nina Ramirez

Brad was super hungry all the time (despite his clothes not showing as man-ternity wear!) so of course he enjoys grilled cheese frequently... even for breakfast)

Perhaps the cheese was undercooked, because Brad felt strange pains after breakfast while he was studying for his next promotion

Nope, Brad, those are definitely labor pains

He gave birth to a happy, healthy, blonde little girl he that he named Dulcinea
((if it was a boy I had Quixote picked out for the name... so I figured I'd stick with the theme :p))

Since Dulci was born in the morning, and Tessa was a stay-at-home mom... Brad decided that he would try going into work that afternoon... and it was a good thing he did because the school was having some trouble with students sleeping in class

The local college was so impressed with Brad's handling of the situation that they offered him a professorship

That evening was birthday time for the next set of twins in the house -- Gabriel and Oscar

After helping the boys blow out their candles they turned into adorable young men

Oscar Ramirez

Gabriel Ramirez

((Sorry no posed pictures because things were sooooo hectic in this household! I don't think I even had a chance to give them makeovers at all the whole round!))

Carmen, Nina and Xavier had the want to visit the roller rink, so they went. Nina disapproves of Xavier's lack of skating skills

Perhaps she shouldn't have been so smug though...

With the kids out of the house for a bit, Brad and Tessa had some time for other extracurricular activities ((Tessa needs one more biological baby for her LTW...))

Weekends were always a treat in the Devivio household, especially family breakfast

I've never used this game before ((and I forget what it's called)) but I bought them one in hopes of getting the kids' fun levels up

Nina is a total Film and Literature nerd ((girl after my own heart)) and prefers to sit in the study reading books most of the day

Later that evening it was time for yet another birthday... Dulci was turning into a toddler

Her daddy brought her to the cake and helped her blow out the candles

((I think I have a new favorite))

Dulcinea Devivio -- Aries (10/10/10/0/0)

After everyone was finished eating their cake, Tessa noticed that she was putting on some weight... too much birthday cake right...

Instead of family Sunday... Brad and Tessa decided to invite the equally large Wade family over for brunch ((A look into the crystal ball told me that Carmen and Michael might be a good match /grins))

The Devivio and Wade Clans seemed to be getting along swimmingly

Tessa is wondering if Brittany swelled up like a beach ball when she gave birth to her 2 sets of twins too...

The crystal ball was right, Michael and Carmen share two bolts

They decided to ditch the parental and family units and head downtown to FM for a date. Things started off kinda slow... the getting-to-know-you phase is always the most difficult :p

But then things started to heat up

Don't worry... they just got pictures taken

Then they sang a duet ((it took Carmen a couple of tries to convince Michael to sing a duet with her... is this a too-low relationship score or does it have something to do with shy/outgoing points?))

Last but not least they cut a rug on the dancefloor and it looks like Michael's twin, Lindsay decided to follow them out

Later that evening, Michael even dropped off a small thank you gift to commemorate their date

Time for moar birthdays! This time was Nina and Xavier's turn to transition into teens

Nina went first and turned into a lovely young lady with a Romance aspiration

And here's Nina's makeover ((which I loooooove!))

Nina Ramirez
Romance (LTW: Become a Visionary [Art])

Xavier was next to transition (though he doesn't look too excited)

Like his siblings before him, he turned into a very handsome young man with a Family Aspiration

Xavier Ramirez
Family (LTW: Become Education Minister [Education] )


The twins' gender preferences ((a gay family sim will be... interesting ...))

Carmen and Nina's room got a make-over since the girly pink of their childhood didn't fit Nina's new persona ((The boys' room will get a makeover next week since this one took me a while to do))

Nina's Side

Carmen's side

The house was very large, but with such a HUGE family it still was difficult to get around sometimes... and there were always plenty of things to get done...

Despite lack of promotions, presumably from being exhausted from caring for his growing brood, Brad continued to do well at work

The bonus definitely helped in caring for the children and supported the never ending supply of birthday cake they seemed to need... Dulci was due for a birthday that evening when Brad returned home

No close-up shot, but don't worry, she's still adorable!

Early on the last morning of the round, Tessa went into labor while the kids were getting ready for school

She gave birth to a baby boy, the only one bearing the Devivio name

Welcome to the insanity Ruben Devivio! ((and I think it's HILARIOUS that the twins looked pissed about the new baby))

Scoring: 2 points (1 point for Dulcinea, 1 point for Ruben)

Household Net-Worth:

((Yeah... so... this house is crazy, totally, utterly crazy. But I loved every minute of it. The kids are a hoot. It's so hard to get Brad the needed friends for the promotions because of all the insanity going on, I just didn't have time for them to socialize much... they did make headway with the Wade brood though since Brad knows Brittany from the Education career track. I'm pleased that one of Carmen's matches was a playable and since she has recessive blond I'm doubly pleased :) Also... how darn cute is Dulci! Oh my goodness she's definitely my new favorite... and her very extreme personality [0 playful / 0 nice] is just going to make her even more entertaining. No other comments but here's a silly blooper for you:

Nina... there are many other ways to get upstairs... but I'm glad you're concerned about your passed out twin... lol, silly sims

Moving on to Emmett and Victoria next then on to the new households this round...))

7 comments:

Diana P. said...

Haha, Nina's awesome, I love her! :D

eien-herrison said...

It certainly looked like a chaotic household! Dulcinea has adorable itty-bitty eyes (do you have a PT replacement, or is that from the default PT?).

Refusing to sing karaoke is, from my experiences, due to the relationship points; also another help, red hands is bar far the best at raising fun levels -- four games can fill a sim's fun bar from empty to full (and also, rock, paper, scissors? Is the best at quickly raising a sim's social level).

Liz said...

@Diana: I figured the makeover fit her "artsy" LTW :) Plus I've been dying to use that hair for a while

@Eien: It's one of Katu's replacements (this one http://applesims.net/multi-pt-hack-ichi/)

Re: red hands... My sims are so mean that they actually end up just smacking each other then losing relationship points when I have them play that or Punch-You-Punch-Me, lol

SK said...

Zomgz, I love this house. :) I think I just have a fondness for Tessa especially since she's in my game too. Also, okay, at some point, I will totally be begging for a Dulci download. What an absolute cutie patootie. I love the face makeup too, but you know that already. I also really want Nina's teenage hairstyle... do you remember where you got it?

Liz said...

The house itself... needs redecorating, lol, but the inhabitants, I love too :)

Nina's teen hair is a Pooklet'd retexture and mesh edit of Newsea's Jellyfish hair by Pinketamine (she makes loads of great things!)

jungfrun68 said...

Full houses are never dull!
And - ISBI - where, where?

Liz said...

the ISBI is over at the Livejournal account I use to comment on your blogs (the one with the flamingo userpic)... I haven't posted any new updates in ages though since I'm stuck at university with the kids and it's boring (even for an ISBI!)