Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Macguire 3: Round 5

Last round, Gregory Macguire and Emma Geller returned from college and celebrated their wedding, a surprise to everyone since Gregory had previously established romantic interests in other men. Gregory, however, seemed content with his new domestic life, especially as Emma got pregnant and gave birth to a daughter, Amber. Meanwhile, both parents continued to work toward their shared lifelong dream of becoming Captain Hero. This town is going to be crawling with superheros and mayors. Will Gregory's happiness last as Amber grows up? Only one way to find out...

And we find Gregory making himself some pork 1 in the morning.

Gregory: What? It's too early for breakfast!

And then burning them to a crisp. Nice way to kick off the week, Gregory.

Oh, hey Emma! I see you finally got a new outfit.

Emma: Can't talk...bathroom!

Wow, everybody's getting makeovers this week.

How are you feeling, Emma?

Emma: Not so good...

I think we all know what this means...

Baby number two is on the way!

Emma: This is happening so fast...I don't know if I can handle two.

I'm still not convinced you can handle one. Amber, get out of the toilet!

Happy birthday dear Amber...

Emma: Maybe I'll feel better about this new baby once she's grown up.

Ahh, the joys of being the first born. Everyone pays attention to you...

And she grew up into an outfit that actually matches. Well, sort of.

Amber: Thanks, I guess.

It's any minute now-are you feeling more ready?

Emma: Yeah, now that Amber's a bit older it's less overwhelming.

Hey, look. Amber met her aunt.

Amber: Aunt? Doreene's not my aunt. She's my age.

But she is your aunt. She's your dad's much younger sister.

Amber: Weird.

Amber: Dad, is Doreene really your sister?

Gregory: Who?

You left before your mom adopted her.

Gregory: Mom adopted?

Just focus on the homework, ok?

Emma: Mysterious voice? Something's happening!

I would comment on how you're giving birth on the lawn but I guess it's better than giving birth in the bathroom.


Emma: We've got a baby boy! Meet Forest!


Emma: You know, like the shade of green.

So not what I was thinking of...

So how does it feel to be a big sister, Amber?

Amber: It's awesome!

Emma: You know, with two kids we're not going to have very much time to ourselves.

Gregory: Yeah, but that's ok.

Really, Gregory?

Emma: I guess once they grow up...

Gregory: Unless we have more.

More? Already?

Amber: Yeah! My first A+!

Great job!

Another new friend...

Courtney: I heard there's ghosts at that house across the street...

Amber: No way. I've never heard them.

Consider yourself lucky.

Sure, Gregory. Don't try and stop the girls from covering the room with feathers. Just keep painting.

I guess Gregory was really serious about having more kids.

Emma: Yup.

Happy birthday dear Forest...and I notice you're wearing a Captain Hero outfit, Gregory. Congratulations.

What a cutie.

Emma: Come to Mommy, Forest.

Walk, Forest! Walk!

Emma: Huh?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Emma: Whoa...

Things moving a bit too fast?

Emma: Yeah. I mean, Forest just became a toddler.

But he does have a great big sister to keep him entertained.

Hey Forest...where are you going, buddy?

Aww, he's trying to catch the butterflies! I had no idea toddlers could do that!

Emma: How are you doing, Eryn?

Man, Amber's got a lot of aunts that are her age.

Another skill down...

Emma: And one less thing I have to worry about.

Well, the week seems to be winding down. I think it's about time I was moving on...

Or not.

Emma: Owww!

So is baby number three a boy or a girl?

Emma: We've got a baby girl! Meet Kelly.

What a nice way to end the week. Now I've really got to be moving on. See you guys next round.

Gregory: Bye, mysterious voice.

A Message from the Mysterious Voice: Wow, having two Sim babies in one week is intense. And Emma still managed to get to Captain Hero along with Gregory.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Larson 4: Round 5

Last round, Kristin Leonard and Mark Larson celebrated their wedding. Mark dove headfirst into his career in law enforcement, and by the end of the week had already achieved his lifetime goal of becoming Captain Hero. Meanwhile, Kristin spent most of the week at home despite having a job of her own, as she soon became pregnant with her first child. Even after the birth of her daughter, Elphaba, Kristin continued to spend almost all her time in her backyard garden earning herself a gold gardening badge.

Yup, this seems about right.

Kristin: Ok, you harvest and I'll follow you with the fertilizer.

I have to admit, those tomatoes look pretty good.

Mark: You know, everyone around here seems to be growing up.

You can say that again.

Kristin: You know, we really should take advantage of being young...

Point taken. I'm out of here.

And here's my first glimpse of little Elphaba for the week.

Kristin: Come on, honey. It's nap time.

Isn't she a bit big for that cradle now?

Kristin: Maybe, but there's no sense in changing it now. She grows up soon.


Mark: I'm home!

I see that...nice outfit.

Nothing like being young, huh?

Kristin: ...

Well, that's one way to make your wife feel better.

So do you think Elphaba's ready for a little brother or sister?

Kristin: Well I hope so.

Man, all those phones ringing and they're still completely focused on each other. Now that's love...

Um, Mark? Two questions...

Mark: Yeah?

First, do you really need to leave a bouquet when you went on a date with your wife? And second, why are you leaving it next to the pile of trash?

Mark: Of course I do. And...I don't know about the trash. I'll just clean that up.

Happy birthday dear Elphaba...

Wow, I'd go so far as to say she's one of the prettiest kids in town!

Elphaba: Thanks!

Why do all of your family moments happen in the bathroom?

Mark: Why not?

You're such a good father, Mark.

Mark: Well, I am a family sim. I would hope so.

That new baby's coming...

Kristin: I guess I've got a few more days at home.

Back to the garden?

Kristin: Yup.

Elphaba: Dad, what's our state bird?

State bird? I don't think you guys even have birds.

Mark: Maybe it's a trick question.

Kristin: Maybe we can play catch later. If I'm up to it.

You mean if you're out of the garden by then.


Kristin: It's time!!!

Kristin: It's a boy!

Things are finally starting to even out around here. What's his name?

Kristin: Fiyero.

Wow, we're getting creative with the names in this town now.

He sure is a cutie...but surprise, surprise, he has brown hair. Just like every other baby in town.

Kristin: Of course he does. What else would he have?

At least he got his dad's green eyes.

Elphaba: Yeah! It's snowing!

Actually, it was snowing 5 hours ago. While you were still sleeping.

Elphaba: Check it out! My first A+!

See? It's a good thing today wasn't a snow day.

Mark: What's wrong, buddy?

Do you really not see the green gas?

Elphaba: I'm doing so good in math!

Great job. You must be doing well; I don't even understand what that means.

I see the garden's becoming a family affair.

Kristin: It's how we bond.

Uh-huh. Sure.

At least she's getting some benefit.

Elphaba: It's kind of fun, too.

Kristin: Are you ready, Fiyero?

Ready? Ready for what?

Mark: Ready to grow up!

Of course. Happy birthday dear Fiyero...

Still a cutie...even with the confetti blocking his face.

Mark: Say "dada"

Fiyero: Dada!

Wow, he actually said it on the first try. This one's smart!

Not missing a beat, huh?

Mark: He's so smart! Even without the special milk.

Well, I think the milk helped a little.

Back in the garden again?

Elphaba: This garden is so big! Everyone has to help.

Mark: Come on, Fiyero. It's time to learn to walk.

Yeah, soon you'll have to walk out to the greenhouse and pull weeds.

Kristin: Good night, sweetheart.

What a nice ending to the week. It's nice to have a week without any surprises.

Kristin: I don't feel so good.

Or not.

A Message From the Mysterious Voice: This house was actually pretty uneventful, but that huge garden kept everyone occupied. Kristin is also the first Sim that I'm trying to achieve the "50 dream dates" LTW for. Wish me luck!