Monthly Archives: January 2014

Test of Time Challenge Part 1, Round 3

This was a rough round for some of my poor Neandersims!

I’ll start with some of my less eventful families.

‘Enter THE BLACKS.

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Darius turns into such an adorable toddler! Hopefully we can keep him cool and he won’t get taken away :\

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Another baby girl named Blossom!

On to the MOORE family!

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Cute little Trella is growing up!

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It’s a boy! Jali!

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Trella is a child!!

On to the WOODS family!

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Pebbles grows into a child!! She got Daddy’s dark hair, which isn’t all that surprising since every Sim child in this neighborhood gets their father’s hair….

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Welcome baby Rock!

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While out gathering food one night for the next day, Wilma comes across a little girl in the woods. The little girl says that her name is Mara and she’s from another tribe but she and her mommy had to leave the tribe. Wilma asks where her mom is and Mara says that she fell asleep on the ground.

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Unfortunately, her mom is not asleep…

They ask where her tribe was and if her father was there, but Mara says she doesn’t have a father, only her mother. Fred and Wilma briefly discuss it, and even though it might mean having less children for them in the long run, they decide to take the little orphan girl in.

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Mara hits if off with their neighbor boy, Michael Morton. A little crush, maybe?

And THE SMITH FAMILY!

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Twins! Welcome baby Roy and baby Ruthie!!

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Dinah becomes a child! (Typically I don’t use mirrors to change hair, I just leave them with whatever they have, but… I’m not so sure about the tiara hair in the Neanderthal age…. so I changed hers.)

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Reaching his prime in nature enthusiasm! Good thing he’s good at bringing in the food!

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Ruthie is a toddler already!!

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And so is Roy! What cuties!

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Dinah really is growing up too fast… she’s already asking her parents when they think she’ll get her first kiss!

Over at the MORTON HOUSE…

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Tisa invites Till Hamilton over to visit with Michael.

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She also introduces him to newborn baby Orlo! He’s her third son in a row… she’s ready to have a girl. She wonders if maybe a baby girl of hers and Till’s might be next…

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Orlo is growing up so fast…

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Orlo grows up already!!

And at THE HAMILTON HOUSE….

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Till comes back from hunting one day to find his wife unconscious in the bathroom floor. When he feels for a pulse, he feels nothing… He pleads for her life and the life of his unborn child, and the grim reaper allows him to play a little game for her life. Till wins the game and the grim reaper cedes her life for now, but assures Till that he will return for her sooner rather than later, warning Till of bad luck coming their way…

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Alive and well, a couple of days later Shell goes into labor with a little girl they name Rachel! That sure doesn’t seem like bad luck!

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Steve and new baby sister Rachel!

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Steve grows into a child!!

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Unfortunately Steve spends too much time outside and gets overheated, and before they can cool him down, a group from a neighboring tribe comes in and takes their kids away!!!

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Understandably horrified, Till cuddles his newborn daughter before she is taken away.

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After they leave, instead of raising a fuss and risking them injuring his other children, Till vows to get his children back if it’s the last thing he does!! Shell is so depressed that she won’t eat and she takes to her bed.

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The next morning when Till wakes up, prepared to go to the neighboring tribe to fight for his family, he wakes to find his wife’s body crumpled on the floor beside the bed! The grief must have been too much for her in her already weakened condition… This time, the grim reaper gives Till no choice, taking his wife’s soul before Till can challenge him again.

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Poor Till Hamilton! From the top of the world to rock bottom in little more than a week’s time!

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Till tries to pick up the pieces of his life. Knowing that his wife is gone forever, he resolves to at least go after his children! He wanted to go after them much faster, but with Shell’s death crippling him, a whole week has passed since his children were taken…

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Realizing that he needs a new wife to take care of his children when they return home, and no longer wanting to miss out on any of Michael’s life, Till invites over Tisa. Instead of keeping things secret, he grabs her and gives her a big kiss right in front of her husband.

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Baz is none too pleased!! He yells at Till and Till yells right back!

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But despite his confidence in Tisa’s feelings for him, when he asks her to move in with him, Tisa rejects him, saying that she’s a married woman and while she has feelings for him, she also has a life and she can’t move in with him as someone else’s wife…

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Rejected, Till Hamilton has truly hit the very lowest point of his life.

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Back at the Morton house, Baz is furious at the position his wife has put him in.

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Consequently, Till–wanting the other man’s wife for himself anyway and with nothing left to lose–fights Baz! Till wins the fight… and as per Neanderthal rules, that means that Till must kill Baz.

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And so ends Baz Morton…..

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The last of her excuses dissolved, Tisa marries Till and moves her family into his home.

The Morton and Hamilton families are now one….. so my 6 families have dwindled to 5.

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Test of Time Challenge Part 1, Round 2: Hamilton, Morton, Woods

This was a more eventful evening for the Hamiltons, so we will start with them!

THE HAMILTON FAMILY…

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The first event was little Leah’s birthday–she’s a toddler now!

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Mama finds out that she’s pregnant again!

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And they have their first baby boy–baby Steve Hamilton! Looks like he takes after his mom.

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Then Shell finds a magic lamp outside of their front door! She has no idea what it is at first, the odd little golden container, so she cautiously picks it up, turns it this way and that, looks at it… then she rubs the side of it and the lamp starts shaking! She drops it to the ground and out comes a big purple puff of smoke and then a genie appears!!

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The Genie tells Shell that he will grant her three wishes. Unsure of what to ask for, Shell asks if he could give her family wealth–they’ve had difficulty keeping enough food on the table and keeping up with the tribe shakedowns.

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Just like that, the genie poofs a sack of money out of the sky!!! Shell can’t believe it! A few minutes later, another bag drops, and between the two bags, they have an additional $17,000!!! (Much better than the $200 they had to begin with!)

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Shell feels very good about this genie that she found… and what it will mean for her family!

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Steve’s birthday! The future is looking bright for him!!

… And over at THE MORTON FAMILY…

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Till’s other son has grown into a toddler as well! Adorable little Michael Morton takes exactly after his father–and looks nothing like the man who is supposed to be his father, paler, black haired, brown eyed Baz.

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Tisa invites Till over to see Michael, and since Till’s family is doing well, he brings her an old boot (worth $15) for her to barter/sell just to help out a little bit. He tells her that he will try to build a bed frame in his spare time and stuff a makeshift mattress by the time Michael outgrows the cradle.

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Till inspects his handsome little son and is pleased by what he sees! Michael will have many potential female mates when he grows older!

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Tisa goes into labor with her first baby by her husband!

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It’s another boy! Kev Morton!!

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Before long, it’s Michael’s birthday again!

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Michael Morton is a child now! Time to start helping out around the house!

Lastly, THE WOODS FAMILY…

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Barney grows into a toddler! He takes after daddy with his dark hair and dark eyes.

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Wilma’s pregnancy flies by!! Before she knows it, she’s in labor!

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Here’s one of Michael Morton’s potential future mates now–Pebbles Woods!

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Big brother Barney becomes a big boy!

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And Pebbles grows into a dark haired little cutie like her daddy!

What with Genies and magical wish-granting lamps, it looks like the Hamilton family is overtaking the lead by a landslide in the run for the leading family/the eventual emperor!

At the end of round two in the first generation, these are the stats:

  • Hamiltons: $36,533
  • Smiths: $19,070
  • Woods: $19,060
  • Mortons: $18,784
  • Blacks: $16,812
  • Moores: $10,768

So at this point, it’s not even close, The Moores aren’t doing very well with their one apple tree, so they’re going to have to start spending a lot more time fishing if they ever want to… even think about maybe someday just not being dead last!

Test of Time Challenge Part 1, Round 2: Black, Moore, Smith

Welcome back to the test of time! This is my second round, playing 5 more “days” of each Sim family, and since I have 6, I can divide them evenly in half and do 3 at a time. 🙂

Since we last saw the BLACK family…

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It’s Delilah’s birthday!! She is an adorable little toddler, and a pretty happy one, too.

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Ursa finds herself pregnant again! Yay! Another member of the family. They have a difficult time keeping food on the table, so they’ll be happy once their kids are older.

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Birthday time again! Delilah turns into a kid! She’s finally able to start helping out in the garden, although she has to be careful, because she did get overheated her first day outside and her family doesn’t want anything to happen to her. The heat can be pretty rough…

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The heat gets to Ursa while she’s pregnant, but she delivers a healthy baby boy named Darius!

On to the MOORE family!

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Jayla turns into a toddler! Her hair hasn’t come in just yet though.

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Arla feels the labor pains starting!

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They have another little girl that they name Trella!

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Jayla is growing up fast, too–she’s no longer a toddler!

Lastly, the SMITH family!

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Cute little Gerta outside chasing butterflies!

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It was time to expand their little family, so Gur and Kah had another baby girl they named Dinah!

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Gerta is growing up so fast! Meanwhile, Kah is pregnant again (but very newly, she isn’t showing) and baby Dinah is growing faster every day! Soon she’ll be out in the garden with her big sister!

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Birthday time!!!

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Dinah becomes a a toddler!

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The tickle monster is coming to get Dinah!

And that’s all that’s going on with my Neanderthal families. I’m sure once they start to get more children and they get older, their lives will get more interesting.

Test of Time Challenge Part 1, Round 1: FAMILIES Pt. 2

All right, all right, all right! (Too many awards shows.)

I finished the last of my 6 origin families! 🙂

MEET THE MORTON FAMILY!!

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Baz and Tisa Morton!

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Their neighbors come over to welcome them to the neighborhood and Tisa can’t believe how cute Till Hamilton is! While every one else bonds over fishing outside, Till and Tisa get to know one another better.

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Tisa and Till hug goodbye when it’s time for them to leave and she tells him they–he?–should stop over anytime. Even though she knows this is probably a bad call since she’s much more attracted to him than she is her own husband, he seems much stronger and more appealing so she invites him anyway.

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She contacts Till one day while Baz is sleeping in to see if he wants to come by and help her trend the fruit trees. He says that’d be fun and he was on his way.

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Tisa decides to make bass and fish for lunch so that Till at least gets a good meal as thanks for helping her, but ends up starting a fire!! Baz is still sleeping and doesn’t help her put her out, which irritates her, but by the time Till gets there she has it under control.

They have lunch, even if it is a little burnt, and he’s kind enough not to mention it. Afterward, Baz still sleeping, they go out to tend trees, and while they’re out there, things get romantic…

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Oh man! Tisa finds out she’s pregnant… and it isn’t Baz’s baby!! Oh well, he never has to know.

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Welcome baby Michael Morton!

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She invites Till over to see the new baby…

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Visiting with the new baby!

MEET THE WOODS FAMILY!

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Fred and Wilma Woods!

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Wilma is a feisty redhead!

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When Baz Morton comes over, he and Wilma become friends, and she tries to cheer him up, since he’s kind of sad that his wife had another caveman’s baby. She tells him it’ll be okay, the next baby can be his!

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Labor hurts more than Wilma had hoped!!

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Welcome baby Barney!

MEET THE BLACK FAMILY!

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Jam and his wife Ursa!

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They run out of money and are really bad at fishing even enough to keep themselves fed, so someone from a neighboring village comes to shake them down and ends up stealing their stuff!!!

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They’re finally going to have their first baby!

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Welcome baby Delilah!

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….(Not sure why this child is so pale… a cavevampirebaby?)

And that’s everyone! All 6 founding families!

Test of Time Challenge: Part 1, Round 1: FAMILIES

Okay, so I lost my original TOT neighborhood, so I had to restart the whole thing.

This time I’ll have 6 families instead of 7, since I don’t feel like keeping up with 7, lol.

Here are the first 3 new families!

MEET THE SMITH FAMILY!

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Gur and Kah Smith!

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They have a baby girl they name Gerta! (My daughter technically named her, lol. All morning yesterday she kept saying, “Gerta, Gerta, Gerta, Gerta,” and it stuck.)

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The Smiths must live in the hottest part of town, because they’re nearing heatstroke a lot of the time, and even their newborn baby kept getting too hot!

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Poor Kah just can’t stay cool! Gur douses her with water several times, but a couple times he wasn’t sure she would make it…

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Kah finds out she’s pregnant again!

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Gerta turns into an adorable little toddler!

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Cute little cave girl! Soon she will have a little brother or sister!

MEET THE MOORE FAMILY!

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Kaz and Arla Moore!

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They don’t have much money, so Kaz spends a lot of time fishing so he can sell enough fish to pay for a baby bed.

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Arla goes into labor!

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It’s a girl!! Welcome baby Jayla!

MEET THE HAMILTON FAMILY!

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Till Hamilton and his fiance Shell!

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Till and Shell are so in love! They’re ready to get married and start a family.

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Engaged!!

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They waste no time getting married, deciding just to have a private, simple exchange of vows.

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Married!!

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Before long, she’s pregnant!

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A little girl! They name her Leah Hamilton.

Halfway done with the first generation!

The Zaharan National Ball

Now that I’m able to make whole lots dress in formal, it seemed like the right time for Zahara’s royal family to have a ball! (Especially since the prince is a teen and has never had as much as a flirtation. If fairy tales have taught them anything, it’s that royal balls are a good place to meet eligible young ladies!

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The invites have been sent out!

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The Royal Family, the Lancasters! King Maxwell, Queen Madaleen, heir to the throne Prince Phillip, Princess Leora, and twin princesses Anne and Elise.

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Since he’s a future Marquess, Queen Madaleen fully supports her daughter’s relationship with Henry Winchester, even if he isn’t always faithful…

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They hope that their son will meet a nice girl from a nice family, too.

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The guests are arriving! The King greets the Marchioness while Prince Phillip greets Lady Jocelyn.

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Then he meets the lovely Lady Charlotte and he’s immediately infatuated. He asks her to dance.

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Princess Leora and her friend Carla Winslow subtly make fun of the duke of Belmont.

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The king and queen have fun!

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Princess Leora enjoys a closer dance with her boyfriend.

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The prince spends as much time talking to Lady Charlotte as he can. Unfortunately he has to circulate and talk to everyone.

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The queen hands out favors to thank each family for attending.

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Princess Leora isn’t pleased that her own boyfriend cut out early. She wanted a photo booth picture of them but instead of joining her in the photo booth, he left the ball.

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The tired King and Queen prepare to say farewell to the last guests….

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What a great event! The last of the guests don’t clear out until 2 am!

The Grey Family Parties!

So, I recently downloaded the Sim Blender so I could dress a whole group of people in formal clothes, so I wanted to have a few events! They happen to all involve the Greys, so here they are… the first time I was able to play around with my blender. 🙂

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Young Luke Larson (Percy’s teen son with his current wife, before they married) goes to the Valentine’s Day formal with Anna Sophia Banks!

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Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to be into him and doesn’t even dance with him.

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Luke’s older sister Elizabeth Grey has more luck; she attends the dance with Cecil Banks, and they dance and have a great time.

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In fact, she gets her first kiss that night!

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Percy Grey takes his employee Sonya Herek (red dress) and all of her housemates out for a night at the theater to try to keep the peace after the girls got irritable when he flirted with 3 of the 4 of them.

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… Turns out he may have done more than flirt! Tiffani Sorensen, Sonya Herek, and Agatha Hunt are all pregnant within a few days of each other!

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Percy throws them a triple baby shower at the party center!

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It’s a very nice event!

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Even though Tiffani and Sonya aren’t fond of Agatha, they all get along at the shower.

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And there are presents! Now they have many of the things they need for their babies!

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Agatha gives birth to a boy–Ethan Hunt!

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Tiffany also has a boy–Matthew Sorensen!

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Sonya has a baby boy as well! Welcome Ramon Herek!

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(Days later, his wife, Trixie, goes into labor and ALSO has a boy!!! Now Percy has a dozen–yes, 12–children by various women! Two by his first wife (Peter and Elizabeth Grey), two by his current wife (Luke Larson and now Damien Grey), and the rest by his many loves! Plus, his secret family with publisher Jane Seymour is still growing–she has two boys by him and is pregnant with a third baby now… they’re hoping for a little girl to be his last child. After all, it’s almost time for Peter to start having kids…)

The Test of Time Challenge Part 1, Entry 4

Quite a day for my Neanderthal Sims today.

At the MOORE/BLACK household…

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Isaac Moore doing what he does best…

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Kenya is pregnant again! She’s very excited about it.

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After relaxing, he plays with Jeremiah for a little bit.

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Jeremiah grows into a boy!!

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And Dagmar turns into a toddler! Now if we can just manage to keep them from getting overheated…

At the KENNEDY household….

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Alexander and Allison grow into toddlers!

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The tomato crop is looking pretty good! Jonathan harvests and sells some so that he can do some renovations to the house…

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But he overworks himself on a hot day, and after taking a nap (he wasn’t feeling so great) he has a heat stroke!!!

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The heat stroke was a bad one, and the grim reaper came to take Jonathan away! Enid begs the reaper not to take him–she’s due any day now with their baby and she can’t do it alone!

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She wins the game!! The Reaper gives him another chance! Jonathan gives Enid a giant hug and thanks her for saving his life.

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With all the excitement, she goes into labor the same day!!!!! Here comes the baby!!

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Enid shows baby Blythe off to Jonathan. They’re so thankful to be together as a family after that scrape with death….

And over at the STONE household…

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Arp harvests the fruit trees for some extra cash to do some remodeling.

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Cuddling baby Joshua in their new kitchen!

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“Do you like the new table?” Arp asks Rock.

“Sure, it’s good for eating on,” Rock says simply.

Arp rolls her eyes. Her husband has no sense of style.

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After dinner, Arp goes to take a nap in their new bed. She’s been feeling extra tired lately.

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Turns out, she’s pregnant again!!

(I wanted to replace the windows, too, but didn’t have enough money. Ideally I’ll be able to replace them before the kids are teens.)

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Joshua grows into a–completely adorable–toddler!

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When it’s time for the baby to come, there are two babies!! A little girl they named Kyla, and a baby boy named Leonardo! Things are looking up for the Stone family!

I intended to do a round with all of the families, but my computer is out of memory and… I have to deal with that, lol.

The Test of Time Challenge Part 1, Entry 3

Well, today was not a good day to be a GRANTVILLE.

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While the pregnant Orchid was slumbering and Ned was out hunting for food, a woman from another tribe snuck into their shack and kidnapped Violet and baby Phillip!!!

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Mom and Dad were understandably upset!!

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Orchid gets to worked up that she ends up making herself sick, and Ned assures her that he’s going to go out and try to find and retrieve their children! He tries very hard, searching for weeks, but when he finally finds the village they were taken to, it isn’t good news. Baby Phillip got sick and no one was able to help him recover, and there’s no confirmed news of Violet, either but a villager makes a comment about the woman who took her needing a human sacrifice.

Horrified, Ned returns home to his wife empty handed.

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Orchid goes into Violet’s old room and makes her bed. She never did remember to make it after she woke up in the morning…

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The stress and grief causes Orchid to go into labor a few weeks early!!!

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It’s a healthy baby boy, and they name him Eli. That was the name Violet wanted them to pick out.

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As if things weren’t bad enough, there’s a kitchen fire! No one is hurt, thankfully.

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Still sick with grief and more aware than ever of their mortality, Orchid wastes no time trying to make another baby….

Over at the FORRESTER house, not much happened–Elsa had a heat stroke but survived, sold some produce in order to buy a cradle for poor little Dirk, and Dirk became a toddler! Image

I didn’t have a problem with it in the first round, but it looks like the heat is going to be a bigger problem than I realized! Also, I have a ton of baby and toddler boys, and only ONE baby girl now in the whole neighborhood. This does not bode well for the future….