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Kids Count: 4 Young Adult (moved out) 0 Teenager 2 Child 1 Toddlers 2 Babies
Toddlers making a mess is pretty much Malakai’s life … but as the challenge goes – so far, so good. Time to get some more babies on the way, since we have room in the house. But – first, we have to get to night time for the abduction.
Wait.. what? Helping toddlers skill appears to be broken since the latest patch. Adults and teens simply walk away instead of continuing to teach now. 😦 I hope they fix it soon…
So poor Dana is left to her own devices to learn her skills.
It’s Monday, so bills are due. And apparently, I had a book to publish from last gaming session. Spoiler: It’s the only thing published this whole chapter. Not doing so hot on the writing career, there, buddy….
I finally remember to stock the fish tank I bought them.
Malakai, honey, that REALLY doesn’t look like a safe way to make chicken stir fry.
Socializing with the kiddos during dinner. Carson is so adorable.
Cora, getting some project help from Dad. After finishing it, Cora then goes to help Carson out.. while Dad is busy.
(Busy getting abducted…) I love how the neighbors are completely unconcerned.
Apparently in addition to getting abducted, the aliens also showed up en masse – and this one decides modern dollhouses are on his hit list.
Ooh! That tell-tale glow.. there’s baby(S?) on the way!
Oops.. baby birthday time. Carson is busy with the dollhouse, but Malakai is on his way.
Hi there, cutie!
… And his brother.
They’re pretty much identical, so we’ll just be calling them “the twins” from now until they hit child stage…. lol.
Aww. Dana likes having another toddler in the house.
Too bad it’s not for long, because it’s her birthday. Not sure why I didn’t age her up sooner, because she had all skills at 3+ for a while now.
Evil, huh? … Interesting.
She doesn’t look all that evil to me!
Her disguise is really cute, though. I think she’s my favorite kid so far.
… Peace and quiet for a night. Everyone is in bed!!
Before school, I notice that both kids have “A”s, so I go to age them up.
Cora goes first. And.. um… sweetie.. you can’t be a Vampire. Nice thought, though.
I get her her teen job right away (which doesn’t seem to impress her).
Then, I age up her twin.
… Who is REALLY not in the mood, apparently. (Confessions: I also forget to get him his teen job. Which I don’t figure out until getting him his Young Adult job.)
I send the newly “minted” teens to do their homework. And this is where they decide to do it??
Yep.. babies are definitely on the way… and Malakai is struggling big-time to keep up with the household. (Or maybe that’s me…)
Clam chowder for dinner. Ignore the nasty plates. They get cleaned up. Eventually.
Carson and Dana having a chat. Such cute little aliens!
Carson helps alleviate the hectic nature of the house by helping out a little – even though he’s really sad from a mood he’s in. He’ll survive.
I get everyone in bed… only to have Malakai go into labor. Twin girls, this time.
Malakai, you don’t get to complain about being tired when you’re the one who kept getting out of bed on your own.
I convince Carson that his level 3 skill for school will be Fitness. He’s not happy about it. And Dana really seems to love interacting with the twins. Every time I’m not telling her to do something, I find her chatting to one or the other.
I get Cora helping out. Or, at least she was helping out. The phone distracted her. Typical teenager.
Carson.. please don’t burn the house down. (I pause and quickly add in the above fire alarm, just in case…)
I guess that counter can get cleaned later… LOL.
More stinky toddlers. It’s never-ending.
But at least they all seem to sleep through the night.
Malakai gets everyone into bed and asleep….
… Then he’s down for the count. Poor guy. I quickly get him into bed, too.
Silly aliens… the house is full, we don’t need to be abducted! Plus, the babies are crying, so we had to wake up Cora to take care of them!!
While he’s gone, the girls’ birthday shows up, so I have Cora “do the honors”.
Another independent one? … Erm.. Okay.
Hi Freya! Skinny little thing. I swear I didn’t starve her!
So we now have three independent toddlers in the house at once. Weird.
Another skinny toddler. Don’t worry, we’ll fix that soon. LOL.
Malakai arrives home, dazed and dirty, but not really worse for the wear. He should be used to this stuff, now, right?
The kids get home from school on Monday…
… Only to leave me still waiting. Carson won’t be the heir, so he’s not staying (since he has little brothers).. and he didn’t get to his “A” – so we have to get through another day with the teens. It’s my own fault, though. I didn’t notice Carson hadn’t gotten to his level 3 skill, so he couldn’t get that grade up – and he would have if that last sliver of skill had been gotten.
The girls are impossible to tell apart, too. But they’re definitely troublemakers.
More toddler baths.
Cora doesn’t need to do her project for her grade, but it kept her out of trouble for the afternoon.
Carson, on the other hand, gets his Fitness skill point and goes to eat upstairs. Oh.. and toddler down!! Someone didn’t make it to bed.
The race for that last skill point to level 3 so they can age up. Somehow both are stuck on potty skill, because Malakai won’t help them learn due to that annoying glitch.
The kids get home from school…
.. And it’s time for the teens to move on.
Well, after Malakai celebrates his Adult birthday.
.. And the teens get their fun up. They were both pretty much in the red, and I felt bad about kicking them out like that.
Cora goes first…
… And manages to get one of the new traits. Nice. I remember to get her the correct job.
Somehow that mess of traits seems appropriate. A snobby, self-assured, foodie Chef. Hm.
He gets his job, too.. and then I kick the two of them out.
Bye Cora! … And sorry it’s in the middle of a Blizzard. I’m sure you’ll be fine. 😉
The girls cheer on their brother and Dana.. it’s just so cute! Then, I send the boys upstairs to finish their potty skills.
Ernesto is the last one to get to Happy Toddler – while his brother gets a bath. Ernesto seems pretty happy about the whole thing, and is jumping up and down and cheering. Too cute!
Ernesto goes first – because he was the first born.
An alien from the islands, huh? Interesting.
… and Post. Love the sunglasses. It fits his trait. (Otherwise, I’d probably take them off.. lol)
And lastly – Eduardo.
.. Is a geek. Nice. Seems appropriate for an alien.
“Hi Everyone! I’m all grown up now!”
… and so much for re-using that cake. Sigh. Alright, I guess you guys deserve cake. But then the rest goes in the trash! *grin*
And that’s where I leave you. I was going to quit when the babies were born, but I didn’t have enough pictures. Then I had trouble finding another stopping place.. so I ended up with too many pictures, instead. Next time we play this save – first order of business will be to get more babies on the way since we have room again. Meanwhile, we’ve successfully raised 6 kids so far. Not bad for only chapter 4!
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