176 Snowboarding

The kids wanted to go to the winter festival. Daphne really likes the snowboarding.

 

She´s quite good!

…well.

Daphne: Ouch.

But that does not stop her.

 

Laurel prefers the ice skating ring.

Thanatos returns home early and encounters a jumping igloo.

Thanatos: That´s such an awesome igloo!

Thanatos: It must be magical!

Thanatos: Or maybe it´s the yeti?

It´s neither-nor, but we won´t tell him.

Julius and Eric are obsessed with watching the stars.

They don´t let some snow stop them.

It is quite romantic.

Bryony wants to go fishing.

 

Ok, snow in Sunlit Tides does look a bit weird.

All of the children wanted to sign up for after-school activities. They promptly did their homework at the school grounds after that. Such good kids!

Daphne arrived a bit later, but the others wait for her.

 

Hi, Isolde! Will you come to the party?

Isolde: We´ll see.

Isolde tends to leave a party right after arriving. Don´t know, why.

It´s snowflake day!

There´s a mistletoe.

 

 

I don´t know, what happened, but it looks painfull.

Eric: Help.

He sorts himself out alright.

Celia is an elder now.

As is Andromeda.

Miles highly approves of his daughters marriage.

Looks nice.

Dany and Conall normally jump into bed as soon as Dany arrives to a party, but Conall was tending the bar this time, so Dany chose his husband instead.

Conall: I´m a bit disappointed.

The pary is not over yet.

Said husband is now standing in the snow in his underwear with Miles.

What´s going on here?

Miles: We´re talking about nail polish.

What?

Oh. Yeah. That CC nail polish is great, but for some reason it tends to attach itself to everyones outerwear.

Andromeda: That was such a great party.

Um. Thanks?

The girls open the last presents.

Laurel is still a cutie pie.

175 Don´t wanna leave the spring ride

Thanatos plays the piano.

Julius: How… how? Children are not able to do that in the Sims 3.

Thanatos: It´s a mod.

It´s a good one. „Children can„.

The girls are a good combination of their parents. Laurel has a lighter skin, the eyes of her dad and her mom´s hair.

Daphne has Erica´s skintone, her eyes and Henry´s hair.

Hi, Andromeda!

Conal wanted to visit the town. A lot of people show up.

Adriana Busch-Espinoza is due to age up in a few days. I think, her genetics are awesome, but she has no kids. Well, now she will have one. I completly forgot, who´s the dad, though.

Erica gets abducted.

 

This always amuses me.

 

Erica is not amused.

Eric and Julius being cute.

Laurel being grumpy.

Henry lets her ride on the spring ride.

Henry: It´s time to go inside.

Laurel: No.

Henry: Aw, you´re so cute. Let´s go now.

Laurel: No.

Henry: No?

Laurel: Don´t wanna.

Henry: Come here, kiddo.

Laurel: *pout*

She forgets about it a second later. That was so fricking cute.

Later she plays in a puddle.

Awww.

Daphne? Yeah, there´s also Daphne. Sorry.

Yep, it worked.

It´s Daphne´s and Laurel´s birthday.

Yes, you´re also cute.

 

First Laurel.

 

She rolls genius.

And now Daphne.

She´s now a technophobe.

Daphne: The TV scares me.

Poor child.

Adrienne will be a good mum.

174 Snow in Sunlit Tides

Eric and Julius try to find a romantic location…

… because they really want to get married. Proposing first, of course.

 

Marriage a bit later.

Conall is all over his granddaughters.

He´s now younger than their dad, but no one cares.

Sunlit Tides is a tropical island, so I probably shouldn´t let it snow.

But it´s so pretty!

 

 

 

 

 

Laurel can walk now.

This is one of the best pieces of CC ever – the toddler napping mat from modthesims. When they are tired, the toddlers will go to sleep there autonomously, the parents can tuck them in, and best of all, they are not trapped like in the cribs, which means, when they are fully rested, they just can start their day on their own. Brilliant.

Henry loves his children.

 

I think, Silvio is absent-minded.

Silvio: What am I even doing here?

There may be a birthday or two.

This is interesting, because I moved Andromeda and Celia out (because my game was getting really cranky with the overstuffed household), but when I clicked on the cake to age Bryony up, her mum picked her up anyway. She still has the highest relationship with her, so that may be the only deciding point.

I´m happy about it.

 

Serious case of cross-eyed.

This is better. She rolls shy.

There was also a cake for Thanatos, but it got too late, so he ages up on his own.

Aw, that´s sweet.

But a bit narcissistic, so…

Still no hair. I love, how his ears stick out. He rolls good sense of humour.

173 Some more babies

The fixer-upper car is very popular.

I kinda forgot about Eric´s birthday.

 

Middle age made him loose his hair.

Eric: Um… would you be so kind?

Here you go.

Eric: Thanks!

I´m not sure about this bathing table. Bryony looks kind of posessed.

This is better.

Let´s have some birthdays!

Dany is an elder now.

First Bryony.

She´s cute!

Olaf´s son Silvio is a teenager already.

And now Thanatos.

He got his mum´s (and grandpa´s) hair and the ears. So cute.

Everyone tends to the toddlers.

Bryony inherited her eyes from her grandpa Moritz. It looks quite striking.

Learning stuff.

Celia performs for tips. The audience consists of one. Perhaps it´s the rain.

Doesn´t really matter anyway, because she´s just here to complete her lifetime wish.

I downloaded a mod from modthesims that gives toddler more things to do, like playing in puddles. Can someone take the kid inside?

Too many sims in the household results in glitching toddlers.

It looks cute, though.

Kind of.

Ah, it´s mostly ok.

Let´s add another one!

 

I don´t know, how Henry ended up at the graveyeard at night, but it´s hard for him.

Hi, guys!

And hello, little witch!

We have a costume party for some reason.

Luke really seems to like Celia´s outfit.

I moved him and Franklin out. Celia and Andromeda will follow when the kids age up.

Sunlit Tide in the rain.

 

Conall has a slim phase. He´s kind of like the moon.

Conall: I´m very atuned to the moon.

Yeah, well.

So, I have no pictures of Erica giving birth, because I was kind of in shock.

This is Daphne. She´s a loner and a genie.

Thanatos seems to be happy about the new company.

 

Yeah, and here we have Laurel.

I think, it was my fault. I let Erica have a romantic massage at the massage table, while she was pregnant. I didn´t know, it gives a fertiliy moodlet, increasing the chances of twins and triplets.

This one is observant and a heavy sleeper.

Laurel is a doll, though. All toddlers are cute, but she´s really cute.

Well, we´ve got some stuff to do.

172 Some babies

Someone got invited to a party at Dany´s and Marco´s house. Henry takes the opportunity to throw potions at people.

Henry: He will kill me and I´ll never have children.

Olaf: I would kill you, man, but I´m too tired right now.

He sleeps standing up for a while.

Later he falls down. It was pretty hilarious.

Franklin and Andromeda plan the next generation.

Those two won´t be having children for a while, but they can start practicing.

 

 

Erica has her adult birthday.

 

 

Andromeda gets her notice.

So does Celia.

Time to be cute pregnant women.

 

 

 

Henry´s last potion.

And he took a potion himself earlier, so the points get doubled. Neat.

Some Sims are beyond help. I left her like that.

It´s time already.

They go to the hospital.

And come back with a little girl. Bryony is absent-minded and brave.

Celia has still a little time.

But she practices a bit by taking care of Bryony. Andromeda thinks, that is awesome. Julius does not.

And she goes to the hospital as well.

Little Thanatos is a heavy sleeper and clumsy.

Conall reaches the end of his lifetime. This won´t do.

I intended this to be the last potion for Henry, but for some reason the fountain of youth causes him to reset, and I didn´t want to mess up the fullfilment of his lifetime wish. So…

Conall is now younger than his son, which is a bit awkward.

Conall: I didn´t consent to this.

Well, too bad.

171 Djinn

Conall continues to explore the town. He meets Gabby and Catherine. Also a face one paparazzi. She´s a fairy now and much better looking.

I don´t know if vampires should be standing in the sun like that.

Gabby: You´re right about that.

There are Milli and Guadelupe.

And Isolde. She´s pretty good at roller skating.

For some reason the fairy showed up uninvited at the house later.

Perhaps she knew it was Henry´s birthday, even though there was no party.

He opted for shorter hair. I think, it suits him.

There is some private celebrating later.

I kind of neglected Henry´s lifetime wish a bit. He already mastered alchemy, but he has to hit 50 sims with a potion. This is a vial of bliss or something.

This however is a flask of bees.

Henry: I just threw a flask of bees at the emperor of evil.

Henry: He will KILL me!

Nah, don´t worry.

Franklin is unimpressed.

The pool area is awesome by the way.

Henry meets Rowan. He finally is an elder.

At first I just gave him new clothes, but I really do not want him to die.

So Henry throws some fountain of youth at him.

He got reset for some reason.

Henry: What just happened?

No clue. Perhaps the game choking.

But the potion is working!

Much better!

Luke and Celia broke the shower with wohoo. Their reactions were pretty funny.

Celia´s new costume.

Andromeda reached her lifetime wish. She´s a superstar athlete. I hate that suit.

When Eric was a child, he found this dusty old lamp on a school trip. There was never an opportunity to have a djinn, but there´s room in the house now, so…

I hope it´s a woman, because Eric seems to be really straight.

Eric: Whoa, hi there handsome!

What did I just say? (I swear, he only ever flirted with women. The moment the djinn poofed out of the lamp, Eric became totally gaga about him. Well, it all works out in the end.)

He does look awesome.

We don´t really have need for one of the djinn wishes, so we´ll just free him.

 

Freezing the lamp, heating the lamp…

Going into the mausoleum with it…

Yay, djinn!

Took him into CAS to improve his face-one and tone down the blue a bit, so he doesn´t look as much as a smurf.

His name is Julius Bürgers, he´s adventurous, neat, hopeless romantic, has the photographer´s eye and the green thumb. I like him.

170 Sunlit Tides

Franklin kind of always looks smaller than Andromeda.

They are cute together.

 

A lot of ghosts out today. Shaoran and Stoutland (I still feel kinda guilty about him).

Beverly and Paul.

But I have to pack them all up, because…

… we are moving to Sunlit Tides! Hidden Springs  was getting a bit laggy and glitchy, so it was time for a new world.

It´s a tropical dream!

Conal does a bit of sight-seeing. Everyone seems to be very relaxed.

 

We invite a few people over. Dany is chatting with Graciela Grünberg, the wife of Olaf Sato-Orange.

They have a son together, Silvio, who inherited his grandfather Rowan´s hair.

Olaf tends to marry older human women, so this is his first kid.

Still the emperor of evil. He dresses himself, btw.

Conal and Dany dancing together.

Dany´s husband Marco seems to aprove.

Adriana Busch-Espinoza is grumpy. Perhaps she didn´t want to be dragged along.

Adriana: No. I´m always grumpy.

True dat.

Very pretty when she smiles, though.

Ah, it´s like a holiday.

 

 

169 A nearly perfect party

Conall and Henry like to spend time together.

 

Hidden Springs in the rain.

 

 

Celia wanted a Bachelorette party. As usual, I don´t discriminate – everyone is invited.

There´s a lot of dancing going on. On the right, Rudi Holden-Gallardo, a collegue of someone. His outfit was boring, so I changed it.

This elderly lady wasn´t invited, but she seems nice enough.

Conall dances with Marco, Dany´s husband.

They seem to get along.

So, then the uninvited elderly lady dies.

She seems pretty cool about it.

I guess, she had a nice last evening.

Conall: This party rocks!

Have you looked behind you? No? Ok, carry on.

Luke dances with ELIZA and manages to step on her non-existent toes.

 

I forgot to change Erica and Henry´s formal wear, so they are still in their wedding outfits. Ah, well, it suits them.

It´s really a good party.

 

Although Maro senses  a betrayal (I have jealousy disabled. Don´t know, what he´s on about).

Oh, Dany´s dancing with Rudi.

Marco got him back.

There´s a lot of love in the air. Some like it, some don´t.

The next day I make Luke a witch, because I want their child to be one.

 

I also give him an awesome ride.

It´s a wedding! In the rain again! (I have no one to blame but myself).

But they don´t seem to care that much.

 

 

Luke gets a phone call for a date right after the ceremony from some random sim we don´t even know.

Luke: What? No, I just got married! Who even are you?

They really hurried to go back inside. I have to plan this events better.

168 Intimidating eyebrows

Celia does a lot of performing for tips. She´s nearly at the top of her career.

Not much audience, though. We invite Luke over.

It´s a good place for a proposal.

He happily accepts!

The random dog is quite right, Celia is a witch. I forget sometimes.

Franklin ages up. Henry seems to disaprove.

Henry: Aging up, huh? Feeling cocky, you little twerp?

Franklin: Jealous of the sparkles, are we? Wait, until I´m finished here!

Henry: *not impressed*

Franklin: How do you even speak to your elders?

Henry: Whoa, I didn´t say anything!

Those eyebrows are truely intimidating.

Much better.

Luke also ages up. I totally forgot their birthdays.

Looking good.

Scott dropped by for a relaxing foot massage.

Erica is very happy to be married.

Celia has a show. It´s raining again.

She brought Dan for some reason.

Further proof that you can´t dragon and drive.

Sometimes it seems to work.

Although it really looks weird and she stands up at every corner.

167 Rainy weddings

We´re planing an outdoor wedding. The rain has to go.

Conall: I´m on it!

 

Conall: Does this thing actually work?

Give it a minute.

Conall is now way older than Dany. Neither of them seems to care.

The rain is gone, but it´s still very dark. Ah, well.

 

 

Most important part of the wedding.

 

Isolde always gets a piece.

Isolde: What?

Never mind.

The romantic atmosphere inspires Andromeda to propose to Franklin.

He accepts!

 

Andromeda: The wedding arch is right here, so…

Franklin: Huh? Uh, okay.

The rain is back.

Ah, who cares.

The guests are gone, but the family is still there.