SimNaNo Entry #18
Hello, welcome to our final SimNaNo update. It’s hard to believe we have gotten to this final update, or that we are already through July. Still, by the end of the last update, we had finished our photo goal, and we should not have any issue completing our word goal this update. We had lots of birthdays last time and we will see what all happens in this update.
We start with Mio working on some candles again. I love the look she has while she is waiting for the candle to set. She is quite a beautiful sim, in my opinion, and I’m very glad we found her. I think she is going to be rather elegant as she ages too.
Since Ricquel needs to make a best friend and she is really close with her sister, we have them become best friends forever. I love this interaction, although it makes me sad you can only ever have one best friend forever. Why can’t I have more than one? Still, who better to be your BFF growing up than your sister.
After school that day Orquid comes with with an A in school. Congrats to her! We have kept her busy, but all the kids are doing a great job with school. We should have a fair amount of points from the kids at the end of this generation.
There is a couple new family updates today and both Lowitja and Paula are now elders. That means we will not be getting any children for Lowitja and her husband, but that’s all right. Ijtiba and Amarja have had quite a few, and it’s possible Xjavier will still have some too.
It is Dequan’s birthday to toddlerhood, and this house is getting so chaotic I’m beginning to have trouble keeping up with everything. I’ll get it back under control soon. I love this family, but I’m also ready for a bit of a break. Anyway, Dequan is a cutie and he rolls the Independent trait.
The family has a dinner and movie night to spend time all together. Not the they necessarily need to spend MORE time together. I don’t know what movie they all watched, but everyone was needing fun and social, so this felt like the perfect way to take care of both all at once. It always amazes me when anyone in this family needs social.
The only thing Orquid had left to do with her aspiration was to play the violin for multiple hours. Mio seems to be pleased with the progress that she has made. Since she has already maxed out her creativity, this builds up violin itself. Maybe she’ll become some violin prodigy.
Shortly after that, we get the notice that she has completed the aspiration. She has enough time to likely get through a second, so we roll for another and she gets Social Butterfly, just like her sister. Luckily, since they were already best friends, she breezed through the first couple milestones in no time at all.
In order to help both Orquid and Ricquel with their social stuff, we stop by and get to know Ijtiba’s wife and their kids. Lucas being a child gave Orquid all the various aged sims she needed to meet and taking pictures gave 2 of the needed friends that both girls needed.
After their scouting meeting on another day, they went to Amarja’s house and worked on gaining friendships with her boys. There were a lot more photos being taken and lots of conversations. It’s almost spooky day, and I am determined to somehow figure out how to have the kids do trick or treating.
Before we get to that, however, we have some family updates. I had missed that Michelle remarried after Ixael’s death, not that I blame her with all those kids. So when she had Ixael’s final baby she gets Michelle’s new last name. Amarja is now an elder, and it’s weird to realize both Hjordis sister’s are elders while she is still technically a YA due to the constant pregnancies. Well that and the fact we fed her one youth potion while she was in college. Finally, Zax’s twins are also elders. The family has gotten a lot older.
Dequan is still here and he is working on his skills when the family is out traipsing around for social stuff. I have not had a chance to give him a make-over yet but it’s coming very soon. He is more Hjordis than Mio, and he also got Halix’s green eyes. I love the variety of looks for this generation.
The oldest boys sit and do homework together. I missed getting a picture of it, but part of what was making Haquim laugh here was because Jacque had just used his book like a puppet. It was quite humorous, but you probably had to be there.
It is now Spooky day and the kids all made pumpkins out in the yard. Well the girls did, the boys both broke their pumpkins, so they just had big holes in them. Then the girls went and made friends with Amarja’s boys, and we still don’t really understand how you might trick or treat. It must require you to be in your direct neighborhood.
Haquim, 3 days from becoming a YA, has gotten an A in high school. That is right at the limit that we would have to have in order to count points I believe. We will have to review the rules to make sure, but still, way to go Haquim.
The girls build a sandcastle after school the next day and work on their social skills a little bit more at the same time. You can make out one of the boys ‘ruined’ pumpkins in the background. These girls are just so awesome, I adore both of them.
With all of their work, both girls managed to finish up their social aspiration. I think this might be the fastest I’ve ever completed it but it still wasn’t easy, and having such a large extended family really helped. Orquid rolls the Whiz Kid next, and Ricquel gets Rambunctious Scamp for her next one.
Haquim has gotten himself very into dancing, and this was not a move I had yet seen. He’s almost doing a vogue type thing and I just love his face. He is so funny and very expressive and I love him for it.
Hjordis has her adult birthday without much fanfare. I did manage to get her a cake, but since it’s her adult birthday and she still has 2 more kids to have I wasn’t worried about having a big huge party.
Ixael’s twins are now children and I will show them off here soon, but we also got the news that Ricquel has gotten an A in elementary school already. All of these kids are doing really well in school so far. I’m a very proud watcher.
Today is a big day again and so a lot of family is once again invited over, although most of them do not show up in the pictures this time. It’s Orquidea’s birthday and we get to see what she is like as a teenager.
I’m going to show off a double make-over this time. First up is Dequan in his new outfits and haircut. He really is a cute little boy. Next up is our teen Orquid. She is quite lovely, even if I do say so myself. She gets the Socially and Creatively Gifted traits, and adds Goofball to her Perfectionist trait. She rolls the City Native aspiration, so I gave her what I felt she might deem to be ‘fashionable’ in the “big city.”
Before we wrap up this final SimNaNo update let’s look at Ixael’s twins who grew into children this update. First up if Mitchel and then his twin Maxwell. They grew up very similar looking, both even wearing blue. Here we close SimNaNo for 2021. Thank you so much for joining me, and I will be back to this family before too long but for now I’m excited to go play around with some other families for a bit too. I hope I see you over there.
Words: +1,372 | 27,440 / 27,000
Pictures: +42 | 556 / 500
So like normal I will not be counting the title, links, or this box of information in my word totals so I do not ‘pad’ my numbers unfairly.