Generation 1: Garden of Eden
Women must have babies at home – NO hospital.
- 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
The house has grown again. Now that Belle is born we have the option for a third room, which is great. We have also, since we will start getting a lot more embarrassment soon from toilets and bath time, move everything to the side of the house, and put up wooden “shields” It’s open but not quite as visible until you come around the side. We also have been selling some of our produce at the sellers table. I didn’t see anything in the rules saying it wasn’t allowed, and I would imagine that having a bit of a “farmers market” would work. We can also see where Kiana got enough reading in on vampires to make some garlic objects to try and keep Vlad from coming back, although we have not seen him since that one night.
Belle grabs some breakfast when she wakes up and goes to eat it in her room. I had forgotten to pull a chair out for her so this is the easiest place for her to eat today.
Then it’s bath time. Belle LOVES the bath. She splashes around and giggles and laughs through the entire thing. I’m not sure who got more wet, Belle or Kiana. It was a very cute set of interactions.
Belle plays dolls with Johnny after he gets home from work. Belle is growing in her skills. She now has maxed potty and imagination. Still working on movement, thinking, and communication.
Since she is doing so well with getting many of her skills, and is really quite a good little kid, if sad much of the time due to being clingy, Kiana decides it’s time for a play session.
This sadly backfires as Belle got a boo boo and was sad for a while that night. Thank goodness dinner came around and everyone sat down to eat their grilled fruit. Belle is back to a happy child.
Sadly, with a toddler running around Kiana ha not been able to spend as much on on her garden as she would like. Even sadder, the cow plant seed that Johnny found fishing and brought home for Kiana has perished.
Thinking the issue might be the size and chaos of the garden we decide we need to organize and probably trim down the garden a bit. We’ve wanted to organize for a while and it’s time.
They have been selling enough to manage to to get garden boxes and get everything more organized by season. This should help Kiana with fertilizing, knowing which plants to care for when and generally help with keeping up on it more.
Little Belle LOVES her grilled fruit, but I know Kiana will be happy to be able to make something else.
Kiana: I am tried, and this babbling child is exhausting today.
I know, but it’s important for her to learn to communicate like this.
Kiana: Could I not at least have made some different for breakfast?
You are almost up another level in cooking. Also your onions are coming in soon so you can start to make a breakfast scramble, I promise.
Kiana: *sigh* All right, come Belle, it’s time to work with the flashcards.
The next day is Harvestfest and when Johnny comes home and finishes his work out he lets Kiana go to be early. She has had a long day of being alone with Belle and was in need of sleep. Instead he brings her and their dinner outside to sit by the fire.
Harvestfest starts off with gnome appearing, and neither Johnny or Kiana have any luck appeasing them with gifts. When they head out to the garden Kiana has better luck apologizing to them and after much shocking and apologizing and shocking and apologizing, all of the gnomes are satisfied.
They don’t have the ability to have a big feast but instead of additional grilled fruit is made. The family ended up having a very enjoyable Harvestfest and the gnome left a ton of seeds, many that Kiana had not yet gotten her hands on. So the garden is adjusted and new plants added.
Belle has managed to to max her communication, imagination, movement, and potty, and got thinking up to level 4. She will be growing up soon. We are almost through the first year with this family and they have been very successful so far.