EPIC Tripp: Garden of Eden – 1.03

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Generation 1: Garden of Eden

  • Women must have babies at home – NO hospital.
  • Can only gain athletic skill from the weight bench, jogging or swimming. Also, you can use the punching bag.
  • 2nd generation heir must get to level 5 skill of two of the following before he/she becomes a YA: gardening, fishing, cooking.
  • Scouts are allowed for the children and teens.

    Gen 1 Mini Challenge:
  • NO fridge allowed until the founder or spouse reaches level 10 of his/her chosen career. Sims must eat from their own garden. Before their garden is providing food, they will have to find others’ gardens from which to eat. +3 points
    >>Wood-burning stove can be used once the fridge is unlocked

Love day here in for our happy little couple and they should be able to enjoy the day without any problems, except for maybe Kiana being very pregnant at this point. After waking up and taking care of initial needs the couple sits down to some more grilled fruit, and they talk about what they want to do today.

Kiana starts off by giving Johnny a flower. While daisies are a common enough flower in these parts Johnny loves the fact it came from Kiana.

Then, of course, they decide to throw some confetti around to share the joy of love. It’s a good thing confetti doesn’t work the same way as it does in the real world because they would be picking up that stuff for ages to come. Still, it’s an enjoyable experience for them both.

Johnny decides to give the baby some love on this special day too and talks to it. Kiana’s look of happiness as her husband speaks to their unborn child,

Kiana: It’s a girl, our unborn daughter!

Right, right….

The look on her face, however, is just so sweet, serene, and she is very happy with how things are going so far. I love it.

They go on a date to the big park in town to just hang out around other people. Johnny gives Kiana a nice back rub, which probably feels good to her, what with carrying a baby and doing all the gardening.

They have an enjoyable date, both getting all the interactions they need in for the Love Day celebration and it’s back home where there always seems to be something to do. On this day Johnny takes on handling a lot of the gardening for Kiana while a visitor tries to talk to him.

Kiana is left to fix the breaking toilet. You wouldn’t think, without running water, that a toilet would be able to break in this way, but alas, it and the tub do so with decent regularity and Kiana has the skills typically to fix it so it is left to her.

After a wonderfully successful Love Day Kiana and Johnny get back into the routines for work and carrying for the things around the house. Kiana is doing great at her job and is about at a decision point, does she go for botany or for flower arranging. Before we have to make that decision though I see this face.

That face can really only mean one thing. Labor is here.

Kiana: Yes, labor is here, our daughter will be arriving soon.

Well go get in the house, lets not have the baby out in the garden.

Kiana: Can you please hurry up and buy a bassinet for our daughter?

Oh, I didn’t realize I had to buy one of those! Sorry Kiana!! Here you go

Kiana: It’s about time! Whoohooohooohooo. JOHNNY!!!!!!

A little time passes while we anxiously await the birth to see if Kiana was right about the sex of the baby.

Kiana: I would like to introduce you to our DAUGHTER, Belle.

All right already, I know we fed you strawberries but nothing is ever really guaranteed. Still, CONGRATS!!! She is beautiful!

  • Women must have babies at home – NO hospital.

With a baby girl being born our hopes for a matriarchy are still alive and the next handful of days fly by in diaper changes, feedings, work, sleep, and general life. Kiana’s garden has been flourishing and is getting bigger and bigger.

Poor Johnny is still struggling through getting his fitness points. I get the feeling Johnny was never much of an athlete. Still, he is getting better. Off to the side you can see Kiana is fixing the tub yet again.

Happily chatting away at dinner one night they realize it’s almost time for their baby Belle to grow up into a toddler. This means we need money and toddler things. Both are quite happy with this baby girl.

Johnny is, in fact, a great dad, as expected. He is very smitten over his little girl.

Johnny: Sweet little baby girl. Ten little fingers, ten little toes…

You know, she won’t stay this little for that long….

Johnny: Yeah I know, but how can you not be amazed by such a little person. Kiana and I made her, she is part of both of us.

Yes, that is true Johnny, and the miracle of life is quite, well, a miracle. How do you feel about being a dad now?

Johnny: It’s amazing. I’m not ready for her to grow up, but I also can’t wait to see what she’s like. I hope we can teach her all she needs to know.

I will do my best to help. I’m learning this toddler thing too.

Ready or not, it’s time for Belle to grow up. I did have to laugh at the fact this picture shows her leaping out of her bassinet, but then the “baby” part getting stuck in mid-air while the toddler emerges on the floor. 🙂

Meet baby Belle Tripp. She got the clingy trait (I’m almost positive,) but blond hair just like her daddy. It’s hard to see with the little hoodie, and I love her little boots.

Belle is not very happy with the idea of being put to bed. She JUST became a toddler and wants to stay up playing all night. Still, after a little bit of a fight they manage to get her into bed, read her a story, and get some much needed sleep for themselves.

The next day Johnny is asked to work out with a sparring bot, which isn’t allowed for building body, so we decide Johnny can no longer work from home. The next day he will go into the office. Today, however, Johnny fixed the clothes line, which always seems to need repairing, and Belle watches him scrounge for usable parts from the pile.

Belle then spends time on her slide, and even Johnny comes over and helps her climb up and slide down, over and over again. She is having fun, but decides she wants to do something different pretty quickly.

So we move over to the dollhouse. Both parents are done with their chores for the day so Kiana and Johnny both join her in playing with her dollies.

Poor Belle gets sad often from playing with her dollhouse because they don’t talk to her, and they don’t do what she wants them to do. I understand the feeling Belle. So after being frustrated by the dolls she goes to the potty instead.

Meanwhile, inside, Kiana has made her choice and gone into flower arranging. She has so many flowers growing in her garden that it seems the obvious choice, so she begins the work on learning it.

That night a tired Kiana puts a very tired Belle to bed with a story. She proves to be a very animated story teller, and Belle likes it when dad reads her to sleep, but she LOVES it when mom does it.

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I have been playing sims since TS1 and even played a little bit of the PS2 version and the mobile versions over time. Once I discovered challenges for TS2 I never looked back. I love the sims, the families I've been able to make, and play through the years and connecting with people about them. I work from home doing Salesforce Data Validation for my company, have 2 cats I adore and have a million hobbies I feel like I will never have time to completely explore.

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