TS4- ISBI Challenge 4.3: Moving… Again

Gen 4 Chapter 3

Soooo it’s been over 6 months since I’ve played this family!  I was a little surprised when I started it up and they were all dressed up still from the wedding.

Branden went right in and took a nap so I decided to let him sleep instead of getting to the baby making.

While he was napping Jaci practiced piano.  She’s in the entertainer career and has the musical genius aspiration.

While she was playing I started looking around.  The apartment they were in was really cool… but super small.  What on earth was I thinking?  There was just a little room for kids.  Like, room enough for their beds and not much else.  So I spent forever finding a new apartment.  This is the spot that my whim family was in last generation and I really like it.  Sadly, I forgot to write down who created it! No tour this time.  I was feeling lazy.

When I was thinking about starting this challenge back up I remembered the 5 points for immortalizing the torch holder.  I used Tess’s one free action to paint a portrait of Jaci.

I stuck Jaci’s sister Lina and her hubby in the apartment next door.  This is my favorite part of apartment life.  Well, maybe it’s tied between that and the views.

Baby making time!  Oh, and those 4 small paintings on the wall?  The founder Janie Zanie painted them!

The portrait was finished while they tried for a baby.  I think it came out good.

Success!  Baby #1 on the way.

Branden seems happy.  Also, isn’t he such a cutie?  I hope the babies get some of those adorable genes.

Jaci took a bath to get playful for work and ended up hysterical!

While Jaci was working her family hung out in the hallway talking.  Poor Branden is sick for like the rest of this chapter.

Jaci gets home from work and I’m shocked at how huge her first-trimester belly is!

Ummm Branden?  There’s a bed like right there.  Geeze.

Dad can’t wait for Jaci to cook eggs so he makes some ice cream instead.  Which starts the whole nobody-eats-anything-but-ice-cream trend.

Lani and Talon were supposed to come over for the welcome wagon.  They stood in the hallway talking while holding fruitcake until it was over.  While she was in the hallway the day before I used MC Command Center to get Lina preggers too.

Mom got sick too and playful so she played a little Don’t Wake the Llama.

*sigh* Lani and Talon were up to a little fun while Jaci was at work and I couldn’t do anything about it.  I knew this would happen but oh well.

Jaci starts a Major Chords club meeting and they jam out.  She seriously got two levels of the piano while they were there!

Third-trimester belly.  She’s freaking huge.

Lina hangs out with dad in the hallway telling jokes and making faces.

Lina had her baby first for some reason.

Tess autonomously painted.  After I sold it I ended up having to buy an emergency toilet for Jaci for practically the same price since hers was broken and she was about to pee herself.

Look at that second-trimester belly!

Tess needed logic skill for her next promotion at work so I had Jaci trick her into playing together and then she stopped but mom kept on and finished the level.  I think she might just be the first non-torchholder that gets to the top of her career.  She’s at level 7 of the painting career now.

See?  She kept on playing chess.

Baby time!  I put in the ley line trait earlier but it didn’t even light up.  Oh well.  I was too lazy to set up a nursery so I just stuck a bassinet into an open space between the kitchen and dining room.

It’s a boy!  We haven’t had a boy since Robbie Tess’s brother.  His name is Kyler.  Later I remembered that I used that name in the last generation of Heart & Soul but I figured since that Kyler wasn’t the heir there’s no reason to change it.

For your entertainment: Branden got freaked by mopping a puddle.

Chapter 4.4 coming soon!

Chapter notes:

ISBI is back!  So here’s my request to all of you… if you have a build or know of a build that would be fun for them to visit let me know.  This is the save that I check out builds in if you didn’t know.  Obviously not residential but anything else is up for grabs!

TS4- ISBI Challenge 4.2: Heart Broken then Mended

Gen 4 Chapter 2


After the last chapter I decided that Jaci would go for Branden because he’s a bit cuter than Talon.  So she invites him out to brunch at Bear Grills


After ordering she tries a bit of flirting and he’s all for it.



Then they head out to Geekcon and she surprises him with a first kiss.


Things move pretty quickly from there and they sneek into the rocketship for some woohoo.  No worries, they’re safe… apparently since last time she saw him Branden got a job as an astronaut!


They become girlfriend and boyfriend.  I decided to take an actual selfie.


Things were going so good I had her ask him on a date to the lounge.  His brother Jason was there in a snazzy green suit.  I’m not sure if she wasn’t happy with her drink or with him talking to his brother.


Either way he seemed to want to cheer her up.  Totally autonomous.


I have NEVER seen this happen!  She started getting down on one knee to propose and he slapped the ring out of her hand!  Ohmygosh it was terrible!


She started crying.  He stood there smiling.  She was very embarrassed so I ended the date and sent her home out of fear she would be mortified and die!


When she got home she hid under the covers for a bit.


She tried to give herself a pep talk but I think she was so shocked it didn’t work very well.


She took a nice relaxing mud bath.  Basically I was trying to keep her busy and away from anything that might embarrass her more.


She ended the night with some nice icecream.  I know that always makes me feel better when I’m upset.  Although she ate it way to fast and got an icecream headache.


When they were sleeping it popped up that it was Lina’s birthday.  I was thinking there was more time.


Lina moved out and married Talon in CAS.  They moved into the apartment next door and Jaci gave them a key to the apartment so they could visit whenever they want.


Branden had to work until 5 so she had to find something to keep her busy.  She invited the group over to jam and they have a new member so she had to buy another guitar.  (I have the clubs module of MCCC that adds sims to clubs.)


Once he was finished at work she invited him out to a seafood restaurant.  She even ordered cupid juice to drink to ensure he was in a flirty mood.  I was going to have her try to propose again at the restaurant but somehow he got stuck in the bathroom!


I know you’re like what the heck?!  I was too.  It seems that Branden joined Club Cosplay and when they arrived at the park he started a club meeting.  I tried to get him out of that outfit and finally gave up and figured it would be a funny pic.  He said yes and she asked him to move in.


They celebrated with a bit of woohoo and called it an early night so they could marry in the morning.


Until of course Lina and Talon were fighting next door and woke them up.  Jaci was not amused.  Look at her face!


In the morning they all headed to the central park for the wedding… and mom showed up in her underwear!  I never thought to check her outfit.  Apparently whatever her formal wear was before was CC.


Look at these two.  It was worth the heart break I think.


It’s such a pain getting all of the guests back here for the wedding.  Especially when, like now, there’s more than 7 guests when you make a group to get them all there.


This is the first time I’ve had a wedding here and the fireworks have gone off at the correct time.


I love watching them from the sky.


The caterer showed up but only made a plate of sandwiches before she wandered off.  Jaci had to cook their wedding cake.  Branden was getting pretty tired since he was woken up in the middle of the night.


Cutting the cake.  Doesn’t it look like Lina is elbowing Branden in the face?  So funny!


This is Branden’s father Fransico.  If you’ve read the previous generation he was friends with Jaci’s mom Tess since childhood and when they all aged up I put him and her other friend Lex into a house with some ladies that MCCC got pregnant by them.  Branden’s mom has passed away already.

Chapter 4.3

Chapter notes:

I was enjoying re-starting my ISBI up to this point.  I had every intention of playing it some more and having them try for a baby.  But my enthusiasm seems to have waned.  I do plan to pick up this challenge and hopefully finish the darned thing but it’s kind of my policy to not force myself to play a challenge/story if I’m not interested and enjoying it because first it’s no fun for me and second readers notice when I’m not having fun.  So expect to see more of this family sometime in the future just most likely not soon.

TS4- ISBI Challenge 4.1: Skipping Forward

Gen 4 Chapter 1

For those of you who are reading the generations in order I’m sure you’re confused.  I said at the end of chapter 3.10 that there were 4 days until Jaci aged to YA and the 4th gen began.  That was 4 months ago.  It had been 2 months between 3.9 and 3.10.  I think I was just bored with the 3rd generation.  So I kinda high-speeded through those last 4 days…


Tess spent those 4 days working on her aspiration.  She was already on the last level but needed to max painting and create 5 masterpieces.  So she lived on moodlet solver potions and painted pretty much non-stop.  I didn’t know they could drink and paint!

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Yay!  This is the first aspiration I’ve completed so far in ISBI.


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Jaci got her A the last day she went to school!


Then it’s time to age up.  The plates and stuff are everywhere because I switched to hard mode… no hand of god cleaning up for them!  (Later I realized that unlike the Whim Challenge I can make the torchholder clean!  Sheesh.)


Wow!  Non-committal.  That should be interesting.


I know I used to love their house but when I started playing there again I just wasn’t feeling it.  I decided to try an apartment.  I changed it from the one that was there to one by articorns called 122 Hakim House.  I think it’s really cool.  I also deleted pretty much all of the randomly generated townies because I was getting terrible lag when I was playing Tess.  There were at least 100 households!  Most had a lot of sims in the household because I used to have the MCCC pregnancy mod.


The apartment is historical.  According to the rules I can pick 3 (2) lot traits and they have to stay that throughout the challenge.  At first I rolled like I have been in my other challenges but I decided to just pick ones I thought would be beneficial throughout the challenge instead.  If they move I’ll pick another one.


Here’s the apartment.  I thought it looked pretty fun.  It cost way less than their old house!


Since Jaci has the Musical Genius aspiration and is an art lover I figure she’ll spend a lot of time here at the arts center.


I was looking around while she played and saw this.  Dunno why Grim roaming the game is so funny to me.


In my Whim Challenge when the neighbors wake them up in the middle of the night I can click their sleep needs to make them go back to bed or nap.  I can’t in an ISBI and I hadn’t thought of that.  Hopefully it isn’t too much of a problem for the uncontrollable sims.  (Also, look they forgot to paint the wall there by the elevator!)


This is really funny.  I read the last post of gen 3 and for some reason I said she was going to most likely marry the guy in the blue shirt Zackary.  Now I have no idea why?  There are 4 guys in the household.  (I used MCCC to age them up to YA.)  The ironic part is she didn’t even know Zackary in her relationship panel!  She knew the other 3 but not him!  Geeze.  So she went to meet him and so I could see the others.  As you will probably notice I did take them into CAS to change their clothes because they all looked like a hot mess.


While there the Flea Market was announced so I figured she could drag the boys, her sister and cousins to check it out.


I’m starting to think Grim is stalking her.  Vendor indeed!


I was bored so I had them “shoot around together.”  I didn’t realize this meant the entire group would shoot simultaneously!


Okay so at this point she’d learned the traits of all 4 guys and it is between this one, Branden…


…and this one, Talon.  He’s cute but I’m not sure I want to pass that chin on if she has a girl someday!


Her relationship was close to friends already with Branden so they cloudgazed for a bit.  I had to take this shot at this moment because of the basketball.  I was laughing so hard when I paused it!


Then a bit later she cloudgazed with Talon to become friends with him too.


The girls make it home from their day out and tell their parents about it.  Isn’t this room snazzy?  I have a terrible time trying to decorate like this even though I love it!


Jaci had learned a new recipe while she was out and tried cooking it later.  She’s joking around with her dad.  I’m surprised that her dad and mom are so young.  Then I remember her mom got pregnant the DAY gen 3 started!


Viewing art at the Arts Center.


Practicing some more guitar.


I figured that was enough messing around and got her a job in the Entertainer career.  She started at level 3 due to her good grades.  Here she’s writing jokes.  Side note: Her grandma got that computer as a career reward in gen 2 and it’s just been sitting in inventory!


This darned chair.  I love it but they keep taking the food from the kitchen and walking past the dining table to sit in Jaci’s bedroom here to eat!


She was invited to join the club Major Chords and I thought why not?  The club meets at members houses so she bought some guitars so everyone could play.  I wasn’t sure what time the apartment neighbors would get upset about noise so they stopped just before 9pm.


Maybe I shouldn’t have been concerned with bothering them because they woke everyone at 2am with the noise. The daughter Billie answered the door yelling at Jaci like she’s the one at fault.  Oh man this apartment living in an ISBI could get interesting!


She’d gone to bed so early even with getting woken up she was up super early so she went to the arts center to play again so she wouldn’t wake up the neighbors… she’s so considerate even though they’re not.  I thought the raccoon was funny so she introduced herself then another walked up.


Then another walking by in the background.  It’s an invasion!  Also, goofy lady in wrestling outfit!  This game cracks me up.


Only 3 days progress, not bad!

Chapter 4.2

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.10: Crazy Gnome!

Chapter 3.10

Okay first, the last time I played this save was two months ago.  Second, my only motivation for playing this save was to check out a new restaurant.  Imagine my disappointment when I started the game and realized it’s the middle of the night.  I have no clue why they’re all standing outside.  Or why there are other random sims standing out there with them. Oh and I deleted most of my CC so you’ll see a lot of sims in their underwear.

Look!  It’s Janie our founder!  This is the first time seeing her since she passed because I had the gravestones in the inventory until Noah (the other ghost) died recently.

I spent most of the morning while the girls were in school watching these townies hang out around the bench by the house.  Told ya you’d see more underwear.  The odd thing is I tried to find her in manage worlds to give her clothes later and couldn’t find her!  You’d think a pretty much naked sim would stand out.

I forgot she was in the painting career.  I’m a bit sick of painting since I’ve been doing so much of it in Drifter.  I just start her painting something then look to see if anything else is going on.

Dangit! I want to go to the restaurant and Jaci comes home from school with a red energy bar.  I was watching the ghosts the night before but I guess she didn’t sleep.  If she passes out I lose points so I decide to let her sleep.

While I wait for her to wake up I watch Lina and Tess.

Really Jaci?  Are you kidding me with the sleeping right now!?  Once her energy was yellow I had mom travel.

This is it! Crazy Gnome Restaurant.  I’ll leave a link below so you can add it to your game… you know you want to! Tess invited her brother Van, his daughters Traci and Susana and the boys Zachary and Talon that according to my last post I was considering marrying the girls to.  Notice that the number of sims is seven?

Okay so notice how Lina is just standing near their table.  I realized after Tess ordered that she wasn’t there!  So I brought her there but she couldn’t do anything.  Oopsie!  Luckily she was eating when they left so she wasn’t hungry.

Cousin Susana (who I forgot to change the hair of because it’s the same as Jaci’s) stood out here talking to these people until the food came.

Yes, I do realize it’s odd that the first picture of the restaurant that I took was the bathroom… while Traci is using it no less.  But, it’s a cool bathroom!

Moving on to the kitchen.  Isn’t it pretty and nicely decorated?  I’m sure the staff enjoy working in such a cheerful environment.

Speaking of cheerful, everywhere you look in this place there are cute whimsical touches.  I didn’t pay too much attention to my sims while I scoped everything out.  But I decided not to take a bunch more pics because why ruin it for everyone when they can discover it all themselves when they take their sims here?

Back to the sims… so this is the guy I plan to marry into the family eh?  His name is Zachary and he’s insane.

The food comes and everyone digs in and chats.  Traci was sitting at a table behind them by herself.  The last restaurant I took them to had a table for 8 so when I saw the big table my brain thought it was for 8.

Van’s wife makes an appearance at the restaurant.  Perhaps she was jealous that her husband and daughters got invited out and she didn’t?

So this is my heir eh?  Well, it is an ISBI.  Also, old lady in her panties in the background.

After the restaurant both the girls went straight to bed.  I had another lot that I planned to take them to the next day but that will have to be in the next chapter.

The founder’s husband Zion showed up that night and got stuck in the motion gaming rig.

Seeing him stuck in that reminded me that I had planned to add a room for it and have it so that only teens needing to up skill for school could get in the locked door.

She’s watching tv from the table.  Weird sims.  After I took this screenshot my “C” shortcut to take pictures stopped working so I decided to wrap things up and took the last few pics with Fraps.

Okay, I have no idea how long this mac’n’cheese has been out here but I’m pretty sure it was there when I started the game up 2 sim days ago!  Hovering over it doesn’t show when it’s going to go bad.  Not like I can control her to stop her from eating it anyway.

I was watching Tess paint and Blake was flailing his arms around in the tub in the next room.  It was so funny I had to take a pic.  I’ll end with that… next time we’re visiting one of YorkieLad’s lots!

Chapter 4.1

Chapter notes:

Jaci has 4 days before aging up and beginning generation 4.  I’m hoping to make the next chapter a bit longer and finish out the generation next time I play them.

Get the Crazy Gnome Restaurant by tazreentasnim!  It’s such a fun whimsical restaurant.

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.9: Stop Sleeping Already!

Chapter 3.9

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Lina falls prey to the motion gaming rig trap but still hasn’t gotten to level 3 in her skill yet.  Jaci used it a few times too but hasn’t gotten to 3 either.  So no A’s in high school for them yet.


I always ignore these silly things but when it popped up I was bored and thought maybe an affair might spice things up.

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First, they got seated next to her brother, his wife and daughter.

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Then, she tried flirting and he freaked out.  They were both embarrassed and the meal was a total bust.  After she got home I realized how strange it would have been, considering I want her daughters to marry his sons!

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A little bit of woohoo to remind her who the right man is.

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Grandpa Noah spent his last night on his favorite bench by the house.

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In the morning he returned to the house and passed away in the most awkward of places to take a screenshot.

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Blake was the only one home at the time so he’s the only one that got a sad moodlet.

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I was putting Noah’s urn into the family inventory like I always do when I saw the names were still there on the other 3.  I changed my mind and decided to put them all out and see if we get any hauntings from the last 2 generations.

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I swear, since they were children, all these two do is sleep and nap all the time!

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Zachary came home from school with Jaci that day and was just hanging out outside while the girls napped so when Tess came home from work I had her get to know him.  He’s an insider and insane.

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That night they were haunted by none other than the hubby of the founder Zion Nunn.  Yay!

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It was Saturday and when the girls were little I would have sent them to the park to play but since they’re older now I decided to have Tess invite the boys over before she left for work.  This is Talon as a teen btw.

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Seriously?  I can’t get Jaci’s relationship up with Zachary no matter how often I invite him over because: sleeping.  *sigh*

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Oh look, shocker, Jaci’s sleeping again.  This is the next day and before work Tess invited the boys, Van and his daughters over.

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Lanie used to sit and watch them sleep.  Now Van did it.  Freaking weird.

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No, that’s not Jaci.  It’s her cousin Susana.  I need to change her hair in manage worlds because that’s just going to confuse me with them having the same haircut.  The girl behind her is her twin, Traci.

Chapter 3.10

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.8: Cirque Du Clown

Chapter 3.8

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Jaci’s birthday at Bear Grills was such a hit that Tess decides to take the family to another restaurant that just opened called Cirque Du Clown Diner for Lina’s birthday.  Kids love clowns right?

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The hostess, while cheerfully dressed wasn’t very friendly.

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Tess was happy to see a table for eight there.  The group wouldn’t have to split up.  She had invited her brother Van, her friend Lex and his two boys Zachary and Talon to join them.

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It appears that Lina has a fear of clowns in addition to bears.

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Tess orders for the table while Lina recovers and Jaci colors on a placemat.

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After ordering their food most of the group left the table and roamed the restaurant checking everything out.  Van was the first to discover the candy bowls.

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Noah got a laugh out of this pregnant woman’s reaction to the hand popping out of the bowl.

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Lina had to try it as well and got quite the fright… luckily she didn’t pass out.

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The food arrived and everyone gathered back at the table to eat.

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Oh my, does Jaci have a fear of clowns as well?  This may have been a bad choice of restaurant.

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Tess orders a cake delivered to the table and Lina ages to teen.  Her aspiration is freelance botanist and her new trait is hot-headed.  I thought gardening would be kinda boring so I chose Jaci as the heir.

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While they’re there Talon aged up to teen as well.  His looks weren’t very exciting so I think I’ll have Jaci go for his brother Zachary instead.

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Here’s an up-close of Lina.  I liked her look so I didn’t bother changing it.

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She doesn’t have school the next day so she hangs out with grandpa Noah.

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I placed the motion gaming rig again but didn’t have a room I could lock the doors on this time so it seems like everyone but the teens hog it.  I may have to stick it in a bathroom or something.

Chapter 3.9

Chapter notes:

The Cirque Du Clown Diner was built by the talented drutrubuilder.  When looking for a fun restaurant for this chapter I thought I’d go with another builder I was familiar with.  Surprisingly, when I looked I wasn’t following them!  Luckily they have a catchy name and I was able to find their builds and even more lucky they did have a fun restaurant build!  Yay!

The sad clowns were funny to watch.  I had expected them to make everyone sad but they didn’t.  The candy bowl, while distracting them from their tables, was a fun addition to the restaurant.  The decor was really cool and I hope to take them there again so I can get some shots of the rest of the place.  

The birthday dinner was after school and work… except for Blake who had to work so he couldn’t come.  I really had no choice but to take them out to eat in the miserable state they were in.  If I waited, then she would have aged up automatically.  I lost track of the number of times the girls passed out.  I just kept having to bring my score spreadsheet up and subtract another 5 points.  I must have lost 25!  *sigh*  All for a fun post.

This dinner was an experiment in two things… having a party of 8 and having sims that aren’t in my household join the party.  Both were a success and my faith in dining out is restored.  My failure at doing the same in my legacy really lowered my opinion of the gamepack so I’m glad it worked out so well.

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.7: Long Lived?

Chapter 3.7

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Noah’s lifeline has been in bubbles for quite some time.  Lanie died the day hers went into bubbles!  So I had Tess give him a hug assuming it may be the last chance she’d get.

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Since I got this house Noah rarely uses the treadmill.  He used it all the time in the old house.  Of course, running isn’t the best activity for an elder sim.

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I’ve started to get used to the fact that sims will randomly leave the house lot to do things.  I see a lot of it in my Drifter Challenge.  Noah walked off the lot and found a dirty plate, picked it up (magically it becomes a trash bag!) and carried it to the house trash.

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Lina wakes up from sleeping in her parent’s tub, for the second time that night, and gives her grandpa a hug.

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In the morning, it’s Tess’s adult birthday.  So she bakes herself a cake and blows out the candles.  I forgot Blake shares a birthday with her until after someone had taken a slice out of the cake.  He aged up on his own and was sad about the forgotten birthday.

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Noah takes over Lanie’s old spot dancing.

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CathyTea pointed out to me that kids will sometimes come home in a different outfit the day they get an A in school so I was watching for it.  What an odd get-up.  She doesn’t seem thrilled.

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I had gotten a notification that Zachary Larimore aged to teen and had Tess invite him over so I could see him.

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His brother Talon came along as well.  I really like that name, Talon.

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Jaci was completely oblivious to the boys being there and I got impatient and used my one time controlling her as a teen to have her introduce herself to Zachary.  They chatted for a few minutes and she went to take a bath.  Always so anti-climactic in this family!

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I had considered having Lina introduce herself to Talon, even if I am still keeping him in mind for Jaci, but she beat me to it.

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Ah the focused vibes in this house are strong.

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I thought this was too cute.  I love childish sims!

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Just everyone hanging out, enjoying the outdoors.

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Umm Blake?  So not attractive right now buddy.

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And so grandpa Noah lives on.  I stopped here because it was Lina’s birthday and I wanted that to be in the next chapter.

Chapter 3.8

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.6: Bear Grills

Chapter 3.6

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After the disappointing experience at the hot dog stand, Tess decided to take the day of Jaci’s birthday off and try out a new restaurant that had just opened: Bear Grills.  The attire was sleepwear and the restaurant was run by bears so she thought it would be a lot of fun for the kids.

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At first, the girls were intimidated by the bear waiter and wouldn’t look directly at him.  The parents had to put the order in for them.

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Once the bear left to place their order with the kitchen Jaci and Lina started telling each other silly bear jokes.

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It seems that Lina forgot to bathe before they left the house.  No surprise since he’s childish, dad entertains himself by drawing on a placemat.

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Was it lack of sleep that caused Jaci to pass out or the bear delivering their meal?

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Everyone has varying reactions to the odd expirimental foods.  Tess wonders if hers is really food since it looks like a cube a child would play with.

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The waiter returns and gathers some dishes and leaves them next to Jaci’s chair.  She passes out again!

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When she is awake once more Tess orders a cake to be brought to the table and adds candles for her to blow out. It’s time for her to become a teen!

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She rolled Chief of Mischief and childish.

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After cake, the family goes out to admire the large statue outside.

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Hoping that a swim will improve Lani’s hygiene some, they all go for a swim.  Unfortunately, Lani doesn’t get in so they make their way home.

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Poor Jaci.  Perhaps she wasn’t passing out from the sight of the bears after all!

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I felt extremely guilty when I checked on grandpa Noah and saw his sad face eating alone out back when they got there.  It’s almost his time, he should have been there with them.

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I couldn’t find Lina anywhere and then found her in her parent’s tub napping.  Poor girl.

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Everyone took a nap after they got home.  It was an exciting day.  The new restaurant was a big success!

Chapter 3.6 coming soon!


Chapter notes:

The restaurant Bear Grills was built by tazreentasnim.  When I saw it on Twitter I ran to the computer to download it. You will have to enable CC to find it but I didn’t download the CC bears since there are no links provided.

Now, the day before this was the hot dog stand fiasco, and if you remember they all didn’t get home until very late after waiting forever for the food that never arrived.  It seems that my torch holder Tess was the only one that got any sleep!  I was so excited to take them to the new restaurant that I didn’t look at everyone’s needs before taking them there.  I lost 20 points!  Jaci passed out 3 times and Lina once.  It was worth it, though.  This was a lot of fun. 

Normally my ISBI chapters span several days but I got so many pictures of them dining out that I didn’t feel it needed more.  Also, and this will sound horrible, I was afraid Noah would die and it would be a sad chapter instead of the silly fun I had intended.

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.5: Disappointing Dog

Chapter 3.5

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Now it’s not just Jaci coming home from school tired but also Lina.

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Just a pic of Van hanging out with his dad.

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Jaci sleeping in the hottub.

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I totally forgot Blake was childish.  I was wondering what on earth he was doing in Lina’s room.

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They are such cuties!

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Blake playing with the dollhouse.

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Blake being a creeper watching this townie read a book on the bench by the house.  He left the book on the ground by the bench and now they all keep going out there to read it.  As if there isn’t a bookshelf full of books in the house!

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Lina skipped school with her cousin Traci but they went to a nightclub and there was nothing to do there so they just stood on the upstairs balcony talking until I got bored and sent her home.

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Van with his daughter Susana this time.

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Standing by the infamous park bench talking.

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Jaci chatting in the hot tub with grandpa Noah.

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I really wanted to take them to a restaurant since Dining Out had just came out but Tess was at work so I got this park off of the gallery.  It’s Fairytale Theatre by Nihlia.  Oddly enough there was no movie screen.  I added one but none of them watched it.  I thought this ship downstairs was pretty cool.  Since it’s surrounded by water they have to swim to it.

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Grandpa Noah playing as sea monster.

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Van and Trisha’s twins Susana and Traci.  It’s odd that the game gave them the same haircut.

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Finally Tess gets off of work and they go to HOT DOG! Hot dog stand by penappleyt for dinner.  I had to change one of the tables into a 6 seater but there still wasn’t room for poor Noah.  He’s way back on the other end of the lot. Unfortunately I didn’t get any shots of them eating because they sat there for at least 4 hours and never got their meal.  When I feared that sims would start passing out from exhaustion I gave up on getting a cute screenie and took them home.  This was the first time I took a family out to eat and I was very disappointed.

Also: See the ship in the background?  It’s another restaurant.  The Hungry Lobster Boat by JOL1990.  I guess I should have tried that one first!

Chapter 3.6

Chapter notes:

After writing this chapter I saw on Twitter that using the moveobjects cheat on the kitchen can cause their food to not be delivered.  I haven’t checked the lot to see if that was the case but doubt I’ll send them there again.

TS4- ISBI Challenge 3.4: A Bitter Goodbye

Chapter 3.4

As sister’s usually do Jaci and Lina had their spats.

Their cousins Susana and Traci seemed to get along fine though.

Lina was excited to visit their uncle Van’s house and see the twins.

Not sure what they were talking about but Lanie looks so serious.

Van comes out and invites everyone inside.

Jaci and Lina chatting with Susana.

As soon as they got there Blake headed for the coffee machine and must have had 5 cups by the time they’d left.

Not sure what Lina is telling them but they look shocked and horrified.

The next day was Tess’s day off so she took the girls to Francisco and Lex’s house.  He jokes that she’s only bringing her girls around because they’ve got 4 boys in the house.  Jaci doesn’t think it’s very funny.

The two in red are Lex’s sons Zachary and Talon.  The other is Francisco’s son Branden.

The boy in yellow is Francisco’s older son Jay.

Lanie gets home from work and collapses on the sidewalk outside of the house.

Blake, Jaci, Lina and Traci run outside to find the Grim Reaper there to collect Lanie’s soul.

We will miss you Lanie.  You were such a free spirit in your elder years.

Chapter 3.5