Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Potts 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) - Glitching Nanny

Potts Family:
Alexandria Potts - Female Adult - Fortune - Become Hall of Famer - Libra
Ryan Potts - Male Child - Virgo

Lilly Potts - Female Toddler - Leo
Logan Potts - Male Toddler - Leo
Luke Potts - Male Toddler - Pisces
Lydia Potts - Female Toddler - Capricorn

 The Potts are an incredibly difficult family for me, mostly because of a nanny glitch, and partially my own stupidity.  Everything started off fine, the family moves in and are happy.  The toddlers Huggle each other all the time, and it's the cutest thing.

 The family managed to get 2 bunny heads and the toddler play with them all the time.  Mom tries to keep herself sane, while building up relationships with each of her kids.

 When the welcome wagon came I was sad that Alexandria didn't think more of Brennan...he was so good with the kids.

 Then the problems began.  Children started fighting over bottles.

 The nanny kept bringing bottles to sleeping children and littering their...grass....with bottles and passed out toddlers.

 Then came this nanny, different then any of them I've ever seen before.  She...was....good!  She cleaned she got the toddlers up and out of their cribs before they woke the others, she was heaven!

 The kids played quietly while mom was at work and their brother was at school, and then I spied the nanny with the oven.  Realizing this nanny had been a disaster so far I got worried.

 Luckily it was just a turkey and everything went ok...for awhile.

 Birthday's were held and Lydia...
 then Lilly...
 then Luke....
 and finally Logan grew up.  Then it went bad.  While working on getting this picture the very first time I accidentally quit the game....and told it not to save. (My own stupidity).  So we replayed through this entire thing and grew them all up again...

 Things are going along ok, during take 2.  Alexandria teaches Ryan how to study, and his grades are on the way up.  Needs are mostly being met, and there are no more toddlers.  The next day the nanny shows up, the kids go to school, the nanny leaves.  The nanny never returns, and the kids are taken by the social worker.  Now I worried that perhaps I had called the nanny incorrectly....as in just for now.  So I go back and just make sure....playing through the entire thing again.  (My own stupidity didn't save it after the birthday's like I should).  I make sure nanny is called right and it still happens.....I restart again....stupid me hadn't saved.  I try having the kids call the nanny as soon as they get home, still taken....once again I restart.  Yes, my stupidity is really beginning to show.  Finally I get the phone close enough that the kids can call the nanny and SAVE.

 Ryan comes home with an A+ from all that studying, probably since he had about 5 tries to get it right.  :)  Mom changes jobs, and we wait with baited breath on the nanny situation.  Nanny shows up on time, nanny leaves on time, glitch is resolved.  YAY!

 Friday night the kids spend studying and doing their homework together....except for one.  Logan isn't there...that kid is bottomed out fun and nothing seems to give him any.  Another glitch...maybe?  I finally find a TV station that gives him fun....although I don't remember it now, and he gets his homework done.

 Saturday is usually go to the lake day, but Alexandria has to work, so the kids stay home with the working nanny and great passer by Ian Brooks.  The kids have a water balloon fight in the yard, and everyone is full of fun, even Logan!
The fall ends with kids who have completed their homework, and have had fun.  A working nanny, a mom who's needs are mostly met and a house that now has 4 windows!

Cooprider 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) - Humble to the Rescue

Cooprider Family:
Layce Cooprider - Female Elder - Knowledge - Become Mad Scientist - Leo
Siba Cooprider - Female Elder - Fortune - Become Criminal Mastermind - Libra

Celeste Cooprider - Female Adult - Family - Become Captain Hero - Libra
Risto Cooprider - Male Teen - Fortune - Become Chief of Staff - Leo
Michaell Cooprider - Female Child - Aries
Kricket Cooprider - Female Toddler - Sagittarius

The Cooprider's didn't have a completed house.  They didn't even have completed walls.  Luckily, Mr. Humble's computer offered enough cash so the walls were completed, and the kids wouldn't get taken.  No one seems to have really good relationships right away.

 The welcome wagon brought a few new people, including Bob Profitt.  Michaell finds something about...Susan Profitt?  very funny.

 Risto and Michaell eat a lot of meals together, which is good since they are far from friends.  They bond over some breakfast before the first day of school.

 Siba is a really great grandmother and works to teach Kricket how to talk.  It takes awhile, but they finally get it done.

 Risto brings a friend over after school, and she gives him a great make-out session.  Too bad they are only one bolt....he really wants Donatella Roma anyway.

 I'm sure Risto is having trouble concentrating on his homework after that encounter, so Celeste's helps out her son, while Layce helps Michaell learn to study.

 Celeste is so good with Kricket, they have one of the closest relationships in this whole house.  Looks like Peek-A-Boo is just what she needed before her birthday.

There are enough people in this house we didn't need to throw a party, so it's a family gathering for the most part.

 Although a couple of teens crashed it, including Aquamarine.  Celeste does the honors.

 Hello Kricket all grown up.  I've got to get used to her looks a bit, but I think as a teen she's going to be turning some heads.  She certainly has some choices.

 A double celebrations.  Celeste gets a promotion and Risto gets an A+.  Way to go you guys!

 The Saturday trip to the lake was a success.  Lots of fish were caught.  The adults/elders gathered around the late, but the kids and teens (for the most part), hung out off to the side.  Some potential friendships were made this day.

With fall at a end we take one last look at a family meal.  There aren't quite enough chairs for everyone but they make do with what they've got, for now.

Upton 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) -Flawed Logic

Upton Family:
Marshall Upton - Male Elder - Fortune - Earn $100,000 - Aries
Miles Upton - Male Teen - Family - Become Captain Hero - Leo

 Miles and Marshall love to dance.  We start out this round with just that, dancing.  Neither of them is very good at the moment, and I worry that Marshall might just crack a hip with all the smutling he's doing.

 With the welcome wagon came some good social time for Miles.  He even gets a logic skill or two out of the deal.

 Marshall prefers the solitary easle and spends hours painting on that thing.  I guess I should be glad he's being productive.

 I'm unsure who made this sim mad, but the trashcan was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 Marshall ensures his grandson can study with the best of them and before long Miles starts doing well in school.

 Marshall, I think the idea is to fill in the holes left by the wolf at night, not to dig into it further....

See, I told you...this is what happens when you go digging in your yard....at least where the wolf was.  Not fill it back in.

 We was very upset about that order, but he did it anyway.  I think this is about the most expression you will ever see on that man.

 Oh, Corky came by...and apparently you two know each other fairly well.  That and ACR probably kicking in.  What is it with this guy that ever woman wants him?

 Corky...I think he's a bit young for you still, plus, weren't you just making out with his grandfather? At least you're helping him with some logic...even if yours is a bit flawed.

 A nice family dinner together...too bad someone burned it.  I don't even know who was cooking, so I can really place the blame.

 Marshal, what am I going to do with you?  You invited over someone else, then call her to your bed?  Are you a Romance sim or a Fortune sim...please, I really need to know.  I guess I should be glad Miles isn't learning logic from you.

 Looks like all that studying really paid off, way to go Miles!

 Oh dear, Marshall had a bad day.  It really stinks this is the way he ends the fall.  Hopefully things will get better in the winter.  Hey, at least you have a completed house!

As we take a last look at the house before Fall is over, Miles is working on his body.  At least someone had a good fall.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Schuzenjager 1

Year 1-6 (Fall) - Fight, Love and Knowledge

Schuzenjager Family:
Hilda Schuzenjager - Female Elder - Knowledge - Max Out 7 Skills - Scorpio
Hans Schuzenjager - Male Teen - Knowledge - Become Head of SCIA - Libra

Heidi Schuzenjager - Female Toddler - Leo

 The Schuzenjager's begin with a fight.  The welcome wagon included Howie Busto, and Hilda Schuzenjager doesn't like that man.  They picked on each other until a fight broke out.  Hilda lost, and was mad about it the rest of the fall.

 She took time out to teach Heidi how to talk and was THRILLED when her first word was Mawma.

Hans loves he little sister and can be found hugging her or tucking her in frequently.  He's a good brother for her to look up to.

All too soon for the family, although not for me, Heidi is ready to grow up.  The family has no friends, as Hilda is such a grouch and Hans hasn't had time, so they have a small family affair in the kitchen.

Heidi is all grown up.  I'm not sure I love her hair yet, but it looks like she's got Black hair, just like Hans, and dark blue, pretty eyes.  She's going to be a beauty when she grows up.

With everything going on this really is something to celebrate!  Hans got an A+!!  (Hilda does cheer for him later, but she was studying cooking.)

Even with Heidi as a child, her and Hans have a close relationship.  Since Hilda is usually at work late into the evening Hans comes home and gets his homework done before Heidi get's out of school.  By the time she comes home they have some fun and food and Hans spends time with his littler sister.

He also makes sure she gets all her homework done, and has taught her to study.  Seriously, could a simmer ask for a better big brother than this?

In a house full of knowledge sims, I wonder what Heidi will roll....., this is a pretty typically scene.  Hilda is not doing as well as Mama J in the knowledge department, and is working on maxing out her cooking skills.  Hans is working art to get an Art scholarship to college, and Heidi is working her logic skill and her gaming enthusiasm all at once!

As is normal here in the Fellowship, Saturday the whole family goes to the lake.  Heidi meets Kapri Brandt and Shasta Norwood.  She is well on her way to making some much needed friends for the family.