Monthly Archives: March 2014

Potential Hiatus?

Hey there everyone,

I know that its crazy to go on hiatus when I am only in the beginnings of my legacy challenge. But lately I have been finding it hard to be inspired to play with this family. I love them a lot but I feel like the readers aren’t completely into the story/commentary… or lack there of. I kind of just dove into this challenge without putting any thought into it. Thinking that maybe a story would evolve over time and who knows maybe it will but I am debating taking some time to plan out a truly story oriented legacy. I love hearing feedback from the readers and would like to know what all of you have to say about this idea. Or if you would like me to continue on with this family and/or my regular legacy challenge.

Love to all the readers <3,

Rae

Generation 2.9: So many Birthdays…

Hey there readers!!! Im back, and we have some more fun times with this insane family ahead of us, at least I hope. Last time you joined this family, a new addition was added to the family. A little boy named Aiden. Its going to be an interesting time for this poor kid…

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Ivan always looks so thrilled to go into the bathroom for a sim who I’m pretty sure is hydrophobic… 

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I am almost immediately pulled away to Danny, apparently its his birthday. 

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He’s not horrible looking… Not that it matters since he will never be heir. 

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And as soon as I am done with Danny’s makeover Im pulled right back to Ivan. Its his adult birthday. Nothing changes about him except for a few wrinkles. 

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Hopefully since Danny is a teen now, he will be able to take care of the younger kids.. and not leave them on the floor near a puddle made by one of the cats.

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Auntie Shaelyn rescues Aiden from the floor, and it looks like she had the ice blast spell put on her.

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She finally figured out while he was crying and fed him!

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Minnie always sleeps on the bedside table now. 

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wooo… first fail of the chapter (-5) Thanks Danny… shouldve shipped your butt off to boarding school.

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He wastes no time in redeeming himself by taking care of his stinky little sister. 

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Im pretty sure Jayda is wondering who Danny is.

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Meanwhile Valerie is out in the backyard making an igloo!

Hiiiii Valerie!!

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Jayda has learned all she needs to yet the adults just stick her in the playpen constantly.

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As i had hoped Danny is taking care of the baby!!! YESSSSS

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Ivan cured Danny with the moodlet manager because he was absolutely miserable. Valerie just sits there as it goes right through her. 

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MMM… Pancakes and Butt just what everyone wants in the morning lol Ivan looks thrilled.

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either Valerie or Benjamin is haunting the bathtub. 

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Thankfully Ivan isn’t phased and decides to shower anyways. 

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With help from Ivan’s moodlet manager Danny is able to care for Aiden. 

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Shaelyn: But I wanted to take care of the baby..

awwww Shaelyn’s face!

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Seems like everyone wants to help care for the little boy.

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Not long after the whole family decides its bedtime. 

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Henley has opted to sleep in the igloo instead of in bed with her husband

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Once the fam wakes up its chore time! Ivan cares for his plants while Henley takes care of the animals’ needs. 

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This pop up shows up just as Henley is on her way to care for the bird.

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Henley mourns for poor Dodo, and then takes on the task of cleaning out the cage…

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Once Ivan gets home he heads to check out the Iguana. making sure his food and water is full before heading over to the birdcage. 

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And fills it with a gorgeous new cockatoo. 

Way to wait for the pain to fade with the dead of the first bird Ivan…

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Im now convinced that there is some weird routing going on in the house because even Danny is plopping Jayda down in the hallway to feed her… 

But at least he is helping take care of her. 

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Then everyone minus Jayda and Aiden sit down for a meal together. This rarely happens and its nice to see the family together. 

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Once dinner was over the children needed some more attention.

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Once their needs were fulfilled… 

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Its birthday time for Jayda!!!!

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And with that adorable crosseyed face we all know and hate… Jayda became a child. 

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And here she is! 

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She rolled grumpy as her third trait. And yes that is the hairstyle she had before I gave her a makeover.

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Then it was Aidens birthday. Sadly I didn’t get a picture of him engulfed in sparkles. 

He’s a cutie pie though!

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It didn’t take long for daddy to see to Aiden’s needs. Considering how loud he was screaming it was impossible to ignore.

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Jayda enjoys the fact that she can finally be more independent and do things for herself.

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Super cute Ivan and Aiden pic!

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While Jayda heads to find her bed, she wonders if she can be like her aunt.

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Im sure you can guess who is sleeping in the igloo again. Im being to think its so no more children are created… We’ll see about that.

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Ivan has put Aiden in the walker. His motive bars were all full so might as well let him learn. 

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Once his son is safely in the walker, Ivan heads out to tend his plants. Im not sure why all of the plants are dormant except for one. 

 

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After an eventful night Shaelyn winds down with some computer games.

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In her last act before heading to be our grumpy little miss decided to set a booby trap. 

 

On that note, this update has come to an end. I find myself eager to move on to the next generation. I love Ivan but I can’t wait to see who will be next in the family to be placed under my control. What do you guys think?

Thank you for reading :D

  • Self Wetting : (4) -20
  • Passing Out : (3) -15
  • Failing School : 0
  • Game-Forced visit from Police, Firefighters or Babysitters : 0
  • Accidental Deaths : 0
  • Social Worker Visit : 0
  • Every Birth : (7) +35
  • Twins : 0
  • Triplets : 0
  • Fulfilling LTWs : (1) +10
  • NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : 0
  • Every Honor Roll : 0
  • Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : 0
  • Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : 0
  • Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 0
  • Painting of Torch Holder : 0

SCORE: 10

 

 

Generation 2.8: And We Have Another

Hey there reading type peoples! How is everyone doing? Good? Good! Then let us begin with another chapter in the life of Ivan Covington and his insane family. 

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We start off this chapter with a lovely shot of a sim child trick or treating. Ivan chose to give him a treat. Alas it is spooky day! I honestly hadn’t been paying attention to the holidays so far. But now I am! 

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Apparently Ivan handing out candy to children dressed as clowns really gets Henley going. She grabbed him and kissed him autonomously. 

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From there I had him suggest maybe a little woohoo time! 

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A cute little reminder of what happens when sims have unprotected woohoo.

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Maybe someone should feed this poor child! Just a suggestion. 

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Thankfully Ivan is always to the rescue when it comes to hungry children. Henley just likes to pick the little girl up out of the crib and then put her down in the hallway… 

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This plate… It has magic powers! Must stare at it. 

Alright Ivan… whatever you say. 

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Yay baby induced vomit! This was like the third time she threw up

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and… POP!

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Insane sim just staring at the wall… Check.

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Ivan has to frequently give all the cats love because no one else will do it, even Henley who is an animal lover. 

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Yay Shaelyn is giving Jayda some attention. 

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At least she is dreaming about baby shoes. 

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woot! Toddler skilling. 

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And more skilling. thankfully if you leave her alone in this thing for long enough she learns by herself. because we know that no one else but Ivan will teach her.

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Thought Henley had learned her lesson… guess not.

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she burned the food and made the stove disgusting

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Jayda: I was almost there! Why did she take me out?

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Danny is actually eating his mother’s burnt food.

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He then goes and complains to his mother about the crying child in her arms. who is obviously crying because she is starving. 

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Jayda passed out on the ground because her mother put her down and ignored her, and Ivan was already asleep… (pretty sure this is a fail…)

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Sometimes the cats have to rely on each other for social because the people ignore them.

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Well except Ivan. Who had to bathe all the kitties… They had fleas.

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I realized that Grimalkin had enough LTR points for the pet hygienator so I grabbed that for future flea infestations. 

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cute toddler pic!

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Good parents dont think only of themselves while holding their child Henley!

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She picked her up out of the playpen and put her back into it about three times.. I think its glitched.

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Ivan cleans up the bird’s cage when he gets home. poor bird had been getting neglected as well 

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Bought them a Bonehilda hoping that she would take care of the baby.

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But Ivan still gives his little girl a bottle to be on the safe side.

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Super pregnant Henley!

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Built Ivan a mini greenhouse 😀

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Patch caught an iguana and he is just so cute! though in hindsight this is just one more animal for the family to ignore…

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Patch is hunting down some more critters.

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Ivan enjoys some juice,

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While Henley goes into labor, and is apparently extremely hungry.

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And little Aiden is born… but once again I forgot to write down traits… I gotta screenshot them all in the future. 

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Another fail (-5) … right in front of the toilet. 

really Henley, couldn’t make it?!?

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I don’t know why she keeps putting the kids down in the hallway and leaving them there. Hoping this family isn’t glitched.

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Then walks back over, picks him up and sticks him in the crib without seeing to his needs.

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Henley… takes Aiden from the crib, and feeds him in the hallway. 

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*le gasp* she is actually taking care of both children!

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Ivan is starting his new garden. Its not a true greenhouse. I just used the windows and put down the grass rugs from ITF.

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He then goes outside to revive his dead trees.

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Ivan caring for the new kid lol. aka sacrificing him to the swirling tornado of clean diapers.

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Im shocked by Henley actually taking care of things, she just fed the bird. 

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Because of how well she has done, Ivan decides to cook dinner.Image

And the two of them sit down for a nice meal together.

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While Shaelyn rummages through the family’s own garbage can. 

You are supposed to search other peoples garbage cans if you feel the need to scrounge through trash.

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You better not pass out! I don’t need another fail.

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Random shot of Danny, since he pretty much gets ignored.

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Henley made it to bed, and one of the cats decides to join them.

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Actually all the cats, and like father like son, Grimalkin and Patch are sleeping the same way 

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Ivan wakes up really early to take care of Aiden.

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And Jayda. (I got rid of bonehilda, Ivan was terrified of her)

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Once the kids are all set, its chore time, first the toilet.

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Then the garden

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then take care of the cats again because they are dying for social.

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Shaelyn to the rescue! Aiden was crying FOREVER!

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She successfully cooked something :-O

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Shaelyn decides to use her dad’s old treadmill

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I have no idea why Henley is in her athletic wear… but I love it

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Hired a maid who makes a mess and then eats our food…

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Oh and Henley aged into an Adult. lol

I think thats about it for this chapter. I had a hard time getting into playing this family this time around. I think its because I get frustrated with them always ignoring the kids. But I will persevere. 

Thank you for reading :D

  • Self Wetting : (4) -20
  • Passing Out : (2) -10
  • Failing School : 0
  • Game-Forced visit from Police, Firefighters or Babysitters : 0
  • Accidental Deaths : 0
  • Social Worker Visit : 0
  • Every Birth : (7) +35
  • Twins : 0
  • Triplets : 0
  • Fulfilling LTWs : (1) +10
  • NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : 0
  • Every Honor Roll : 0
  • Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : 0
  • Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : 0
  • Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 0
  • Painting of Torch Holder : 0

SCORE: 15