Monday, June 25, 2007

Larson 2: Round 3

Last round, Jacob Larson and his high-school sweetheart Meadow Thayer moved into their new home after graduating college. The two were married soon after moving in. Meadow originally took a job in the Criminal career, but changed to Medicine after realizing that Jacob still harbored some bad feelings after being robbed as a teen. Jacob took a job in Culinary in order to realize his lifelong dream of being a celebrity chef. Jacob also purchased a robot bench and began working on his robot-making skills. Meadow discovered she was pregnant, and towards the end of the week the couple had their first child, Alexis. When we last left the Larsons, Alexis had just grown into a toddler.

Oh, I see we've dropped in at a bad time...I'll come back later.

Um, Meadow, what's that yellow thing behind Alexis?

Meadow: (into phone) Hang on... (to me) It's Jacob's "Tidy-Bot." I don't really see why we need it, but he was so proud that he could make it.

He really needs a new hobby. I think that thing is trying to vaccuum up Lexi.

Meadow: (Into Phone): Goopy, I've got to go. Jacob's stupid robot is spewing trash everywhere...

Like I said, he needs a new hobby. And you have a friend named Goopy?

Meadow: Don't ask.

See, this is a much better use of your time. Although, I am getting really tired of that hair. After she learns to walk I think a makeover is in order.

What are you doing near that?

Meadow: Jacob builds this stupid robot and then expects me to maintain it. "You have a higher mechanical skill than me..." he says...

How cute. So what's on the agenda for today?

Jacob: Well, I've got the day off so I was thinking of raking some leaves.

As long as you don't build any more robots.

And Alexis experiences a fall milestone-playing in the leaves.

Ahh, I see that makeover went well. Let me get a close up...

Nice choice...say, where's Meadow?

Oh, she's out back night.

Meadow: I sure am! Lexi grows up soon and I wanted to make sure she's eating the best food once she off of the bottles.

And I see you kept her hair down for sleeping. Good call.

Ok, even if there is a freaky blue light...Happy Birthday Alexis!

And what a pretty little girl you grew into!

Alexis: Thanks, mysterious voice!

But seriously, get some better lighting. You're washed out in blue and your mother looks like she's got a searchlight on her.

Alexis: Goodnight, daddy...


Good morning, Larsons! What are we talking about?

Alexis: Babies!

Meadow: We've been thinking of having another now that she'll be in school...

Oh, that's right...

Today's Alexis' first day of school! Good luck!

Alexis: Bye, Mommy! Bye, Daddy! Bye, Mysterious Voice!!!

I love that I'm like a third parent to these kids.

Wow, that was fast.

Alexis: Bye, everyone!

So how did it go?

Alexis: Ok, but my report card could be better.

Don't worry about it. Now it's time to start having some fun.

And what better way to have fun then by playing chess and building up your logic skill?

Alexis: Mysterious voice, why are you so obsessed with our skill points?

When you grow up and have to find a job, you'll thank me.

Alexis: Mommy! You're home!

And you know what that means...

It's homework time! I'll leave you two alone.

Well, that's quite a way to wake up, isn't it?

Meadow: Alexis, do you remember the other day when we talked about having another baby?

Alexis: Mommy, I just saw you grow. I know you're having one.

Smart as a whip, this one.

It's any day now, huh?

Meadow: Yes, and not one moment too soon. I love babies, but I hate being pregnant.

Meadow: Mysterious voice! I think it's...

Meadow: Time!!!

And another bathroom birth, I see.


Meadow: It's a girl! We've got two daughters!


Meadow: Yeah, this new baby and Alexis.

Oh, right. Sorry, I'm a little paranoid about things coming in groups of two.

So what are you going to call her?

Meadow: Well, seeing as how today's the last day of fall, I think I'm going to name her Autumn.

Very appropriate.

And I can see she got her Daddy's red hair too. Speaking of which...

Oh, there he is. How do you like your new daughter, Jacob?

Jacob: She's adorable. She looks exactly like Lexi at that age. Oh, that reminds me...

Jacob: Alexis, say hello to your new sister Autumn.

Alexis: Hi, Autumn.

No sibling rivelry here. That's good.

Alexis: I did it! I caught a fish!

That's great, but you should probably get inside. It's getting cold out.

Well, that brings us to the end of our week. You guys get Autumn settled in, and I'll see you next round. Next stop, the Richardson house!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Leonard 1: Round 3

Next up is the Leonard family. Last week, the biggest family in Tranquility Acres got even bigger when Seth found a new bride in Kayla Macguire, who in turn brought her own son Tyler into the household. Combined with Seth's aging parents, Bryce and Savannah, and his three children, Morgan, Ben, and Logan, the family literally couldn't have gotten any larger. Morgan's teen years drew to a close as she moved to college, and the boys found girlfriends and soon followed suit. Meanwhile, Bryce's time finally came and he passed away, although the mysterious voice wasn't quick enough with the camera to capture the moment. At the end of the week, Kayla gave birth to twin girls named Riley and Rachel.

How's it going, Kayla?

Kayla: There's a really big storm passing through, and the babies aren't reacting well.

Oh, I see.

Savannah: It's really coming wonder those girls are scared.

How cute...

Well, now that the storm is over what a perfect time to start a garden.

Savannah: Shouldn't we wait until springtime?

Well, Savannah, I don't think you'll...not with a greenhouse!!

Another double birthday!!

Savannah: Ok, Rachel, you first...

Kayla: And now Riley...

What an interesting hairstyle...

Savannah: It sure is...

I think a makeover is in order. That hair won't work in the fall and winter...

Make that two makeovers. Riley looks like a boy.

There we go. That's much better.

Kayla, what are you doing with Elixer of Life? You're not due to grow old for awhile.

Kayla: I know. But I'm still a few days ahead of Seth, and I want us to grow old together.

I see.

Glad to see you're bonding with your youngest grandkids, Savannah.

Savannah: I still might have more...

Well, about that...

Oh, never mind. Just keep playing with Riley.

Gee, that fish sure looks good. Wait a minute...where's Savannah?

Oh, don't even tell me...

Yup, I missed Savannah's death too. I swear, I'm not intentionally doing this...

Kayla: Sure you're not...

Oh, well. Life goes on. Time for first steps!

Seth: I can't believe both my parents are gone!

And I can't believe there's no more elders left in town.

More training...

Seth: Yup, times two! I think it may be time for some help...

I just realized I haven't gotten a close picture of Rachel.

Oh, so that's what you meant by help.

Seth: Yeah, there's no way this would happen without this SmartMilk.

Look who dropped by! It's Kayla's twin sister Chloe!

What do you think of your new nieces, Chloe?

Chloe: They're adorable. It makes me miss when my twins were little.

Catching some butterflies, Kayla?

Kayla: Yeah, as a present for the girls.

Present? Why?

Oh, it's their birthday!

And look, they're...exactly the same. Ok, who's who?

Riley: I'm Riley...

Ok, and you're in the slightly pink nightgown...

And that must mean you're Rachel, in the slightly blueish green.

Rachel: Yup.

And it's follow the ghost time again!

And the first thing the girls do is empty the money tree.

Savannah's Ghost: Ooga Booga!

Seth: Aahhh!!

Scare number 1...

You girls can never switch nightgowns, ok?

Riley: Why does everyone keep telling us that?

Whoa! That thing came out of your little pond?

Kayla: I know...but at least this means that we'll be eating well for awhile.

Savannnah's Ghost: Ooga Booga

Kayla: Aahhh!

Scare number two...

Kayla: Oops...

It's ok, you were just scared by your dead mother-in-law.

Like mother, like daughter... and I'm glad to see that during the day they have different hairstyles.

Make that like mother, like daughters...

Rachel: Mysterious voice, look! Our tomatoes are ready!

Just in time, too. Winter starts tomorrow and tomato juice will come in handy.

Man, winter doesn't waste any time around here, does it?

Riley: Ooh, it's snowing!

That's quite a skill, to see the weather when you're not looking out a window.

Riley: I'm going to make a snowman so much better than Rachel's...

Hey, there's no competition here...

Riley, are you about done?

Riley: No!

Ok, but hurry up. You're getting cold.

Ok, seriously Riley, you're about two seconds away from freezing.

Riley: How do you know?

I'm the mysterious voice. I know these things.

Ok, your snowman is done...and what an interesting design...

Have some hot chocolate and then you and Rachel can go back out and play.

Snow angel time!!

Riley: That's so cool!

Yes, it is. And I see Rachel's working on her own snowman. Why don't you go help her?

Ok...another interesting snowman.

Riley: Think fast!

Oh, boy. Snowball fight time!

Rachel: You can't get me!

Riley: Yes, I can!

Ok, ok. That's enough. It's Sunday, and you know what that means...


Rachel: But there's snow!

Riley: Thanks for helping me, can we go out and play?

Kayla, don't you think you should put on a coat?

Another snowman, Riley?

Oh, a family snowman. Um, Seth, do you see anything wrong with the decorations?

Seth: No...

Seth, you're outside in the snow in your pajamas? What kind of an example is this?

I guess it's time to put those tomatoes to good use!

Ok, my week with you guys is winding down...I'll see you girls next round.

Riley: I hope we get a snow day!

And I hope you two get some kind of therapy.