Latte Game – Generation 2.03

Generation 2.02 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.04

Welcome back to the Latte’s! We had so much going on last round, birthdays, wedding, Love Day, fame, it was action packed. So let’s get going and see what is happening now.

After tying the knot I realized I never received the notification of have Harvey move in with the family. So we had Zophi invite him to cuddle next to the bonfire and invited him to move in.

They are adorable. This is Harvey Flanagan. He is a goofball, kelpto, self-absorbed sim who is going into the Athletic career and wants to be Fabulously Wealthy. Yes Harvey, let’s get this family enough money to buy that beach house!

Kynzie has been lagging behind in her career and aspiration while dealing with her many children, but now that they are all mostly grown she has been able to focus much more. She reaches a milestone when reaching a few fame level.

Ukupanipo: He’s talking about himself again.

Yes, he will do that a lot. He’s self-absorbed.

Ukupanipo: Well Zophi doesn’t seem to mind.

We get a notice that Zorah is moving into one of the neighborhoods. That just leaves Isla not in yet. It appears most of the kids have moved into San Myshuno into apartments. Nick is the only one living elsewhere.

Zophi and Harvey are ready for some fun, but not quite for a baby yet. I want to get Isla out of the house first before we bring in additional babies.

Since he is in the Athletic career it becomes tradition for Harvey to wake up and go for an early morning jog. He has a beautiful place to jog around.

Isla and Harvey sit down and talk about the latest episode of whatever it is they were watching. Isla is pretty close with most of her family so it makes sense she would want to get to know Harvey.

Ember is still trying to finish up her childhood aspiration. It shouldn’t be hard for her to complete, but getting the time at home and to direct her to do it hasn’t always been easy.

Harvey is our first sim to autonomously make some tea!! Kynzie got this as a Christmas gift and I forgot to put it out for a while, but no one has autonomously used it before now.

I see notification for Kynzie and Ukupanipo from most of their kids all the time. Yuri is about the only one that doesn’t call or text. This makes sense with as much resentment as he seems to hold towards them. He still sends gifts though….so it’s not all bad. This time Nick wondered if his parents wanted to stop by and visit. They, of course, were happy to go see their youngest son.

Ukupanipo: He’s talking to his food now.

I think he’s just smelling it and mumbling about how good it smells.

Uku: No, he was talking to it a minute ago. I don’t know about this guy.

Don’t worry Uku. I’ll keep an eye on them. I can control him if I need to.

Uku: Ok, but I still don’t know.

Zophi was invited by Zorah to have a karaoke night and so she invited Harvey to come join her. They were both so tired, but made a night of it and ended up having a lot of fun.

Ukupanipo needed some charisma for his next promotion so to the mirror we go.

Uku: See this is how one talks to oneself.

Then the day came. It was finally time for Isla to grow up and start to find her place in the world. After a hug from her mom, she went and blew out her candles.

Isla added “Bro” to her Cat Lover and Bookworm traits. She also gained Responsible and Good Manners in character traits as well. She did get an A in high school and is on her way to being a success in life. I hope she has kids! Good bye Isla, I’m sure you will visit!

Not to be outdone, there is one more birthday happening today. Kynzie is officially an adult. I thought she was adult before, but apparently when I gave her the youth potion she was a YA and it wasn’t really needed, but oh well.

The presents were notified and the kids started streaming to the house. It was sort of funny. First Zorah showed up and then a little while later Nick arrived as well.

So the family sat down and enjoyed each others company. Zophi was sadly at work during the impromptu party, but the rest of the family had fun.

Ember was also very happy to see her older brother. She never had much time to spend with Yuri or Kevin, but Nick was there for much of her toddler years.

With that I think we will call this update complete. The family is doing well and now that Isla has moved out of the house it’s time to work on the newest generation of kids for Zophi and Harvey.

Generation 2.02 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.04

Latte Game – Generation 2.02

Generation 2.01 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.02

Hello again! Welcome back to the insanity that is the Latte house. Although it has become a lot less insane with all but 3 of the kids moved out. Last time Zophi found her match, but we have yet to get him in the house yet. So let’s see how things start.

So first, Kynzie needed to go to a hot spot I think, or she needed to travel somewhere for work, I cannot remember exactly why she was here anymore, but her fame is starting to grow.

Kynzie: They actually want my autograph.

Yes, we almost have you up to 3-stars. We might reach your aspiration yet.

Kynzie: Oh that would be wonderful!

Alexander Goth is apparently a HUGE fan of Kynzie’s. She is a social media person, so I guess it would make sense that a younger sim would be interested.

Kynzie: Did he faint?

Yep. Got so excited to see you in person apparently

Kynzie: This is why people become recluses isn’t it?

One of the reasons I’m sure. I built you a beautiful beach house on a private island to eventually buy, but you need more money first.

Kynzie: *sigh* oh a nice beach house, I always though being a star brought money.

I think it does, just 7 kids take up more.

After heading home Kynzie get’s a phone call from Kevin. He is apparently hosting a charity event and would like Kynzie to attend. It’s Kevin, so of course we oblige.

It’s quite a high falutin time. Lots of fancy dressed people. Uku feels a little under dressed and mostly just enjoys the art.

It doesn’t seem fair, since, this also happens to be Ukupanipo’s birthday. It’s hard to believe he’s going to be an elder. It’s about here that I realize he’s a full life stage ahead of Kynzie. With the age potions we apparently put Kynzie back at the beginning of young adult, so she is about to be an adult, while Uku was an adult when he set his age bar back.

Back at home Uku bakes his own cake (only he knows how he REALLY wants his cake). While Zophi tries to help Isla out with homework.

Then, with his girls around Ukupanipo becomes an elder. He has lived a good life, and is almost leveled up in his career. He just needs to spend some time focusing on logic.

As soon as his blows out his candles, notices saying the kids who have left have sent him a gift, but not from Kevin. Instead Kevin sends his gift through his daughter. I thought this was ADORABLE!

Homework waits for no sims, but the girls sit at the table and talk with each other and their dad on his birthday. Uku is probably thinking it’s amazing he survived all those kids, especially these girls.

The next day is Love Day and after Ember and Isla head for school Kynzie and Uku decide to sneak down to the beach for a romantic date. Zophi was busy sleeping in.

Kynzie: When did we get old?

You are still technically young, but I think the kids might have aged Uku faster.

Kynzie: He’s still handsome as ever!

The love is still very much alive with these two. They are so cute!

After their date was done I switch control back to Zophi, who is ready to face Love Day and anything I can throw at her. So what I have her do is ask Harvey on a date to the local bar.

His outfit cracks me up. You are on a beach, and wear that? Whatever floats your boat. He’ll get a make-over once he’s a part of the family. The date progresses wonderfully.

Zophi has to psych herself up for my next ask.

Zophi: Are you SURE?? Are we ready?

You are Zophi, I believe in you.

Zophi: Ok *big breath out* Harvey?

Harvey: Ohh…..

*holds my breath*

Whew, he said yes!

Zophi: What do you mean “whew”? I thought you said we were ready!!!!??

And clearly I was right. *guilty smile*

Now it’s time for a wedding. Uku and Kynzie were still at the beach, so siblings are all invited to join them.

Being mermaids most of them run to the ocean. None of them live in Sulani for some reason, they moved to land locked areas, as merpeople! Oh well, Kynzie and Uku head over to talk with some of the kids as well, and Isla decides to sunbathe instead of watching the wedding.

That’s ok though, because they don’t need anyone but each other. It’s a beautiful spot for a wedding.

I spy a little party crasher to the side, and had to go check. Yep, even though she wasn’t officially invited, Kendra apparently found her daddy here.

After the ceremony, it’s time for family fun in the ocean. Welcome Harvey, not sure you expected everyone to be merpeople, but I promise you will fit right in!

I believe that will be the wrap of this update as well. Next time Zophi and Harvey are going to get started on the newest Z baby. I’m excited to see what their kids look like. I know this is a slightly shorter update, but it felt like a good place to end.

I had mentioned the beach house I built for the family, if they can ever afford it. I put it up in the gallery, along with all the spare kids. You can find it all under the hashtag #ciyrosesims. Here are some pictures of the house, hopefully we will get to move there soon.

Generation 2.01 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.02

Latte Game – Generation 2.01

Generation 1.15 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.02

Welcome back! I hope you are ready for more Latte’s. Last time we have our heir, Zophi grow up into a YA and it is now time for her to take over the “growing” of the family in alphabet letters.

So, the first thing we need to do is find a good spouse for Zophi. We want someone who will bring in some interesting genetics, so Zophi heads out to a community lot.

While she hangs out to see if any young adult males walk by or come in, I’m scouring the streets, we see a very familiar face to the simming world. It’s sort of funny to me to she her pregnant.

There are a ton of YA females running around this place, but no men. Finally we spot a guy who might work and have Zophi run out to talk with him. Turns out, he’s married.

Time to try a new spot. Similar circumstance here too. Lots of female YA’s, not really any males. Has the game forgotten to create any? I do see one male, but he is very boring, and while I might have to become less picky, I want some genetic differences here.

It’s getting late enough we will try one more spot. A bar over in, I cannot remember. A couple of young adult males show up, but they are her brothers. First Nick and then Yuri were there.

Right before we think this might be all a bust we see this man a little further down the road walking up to the bar. He has an interesting face, might be a vampire, I cannot tell. Certainly would be different though. Zophi goes and talks for a bit, but then he just leaves before she can learn much about him.

We send Zophi home, hoping for better luck the next time she heads out. For now we will focus on the other members of the family. Ukupanipo is working on his handiness for his aspiration. We are down to needing a rocket ship now, but they have no room to have one of those, nor do they have the money for one.

Kyznie, on the other hand is starting to do really well. She is gaining followers left and right and is her way to being a 3 star celebrity. I would love to get her video equipment, but again, money and space are a bit issue. I keep hoping I’ll be able to get them a new house someday.

The next level of Kynzie aspiration is to hold a meet and greet and we think, why not?! Maybe some young adult males will show up and we can get Zophi a date. So one is planned and the family gets to come.

The event was a great success, Kynize signed autographs, got to sit down and talk with friends and family, and the family got to catch up with members who have moved out recently. It was a gold event in no time.

No young adult males were there, but there was an adult male, Zophi and he hit it off great. I was thinking, ok, we might have found the guy, but then….turns out he’s married.

Isla is still around, even though she hasn’t shown up much in this round. She is still working on her acting skills, trying to get some of the aspiration milestones under her belt early, and doing her homework. She now has an A in high school.

I finally go through all the gifts and things that were given to the family over the last holidays and birthdays and decide to try out Kynzie’s tea brewer. It’s kind of fun, but I don’t really know much about it yet.

Zorah comes by to visit the family and Zophi and her catch up on her hunt for a husband.

Zorah: Well have you gone to bars? I hear they are good places to meet people

Zophi: Yes, multiple bars actually. *turns towards me* I mean, we have a watcher remember?

Down the road I spy a young adult male at the food stand. Who would have thought one might walk right onto our road? So I send Zophi down.

Sorry Zorah! Zophi’s on a mission!

Sigh, another married man. I’m wondering if all the YA’s are just already paired up. Since she’s right next to the local bar, I go ahead and send her over. Wouldn’t you know, a young adult, male, bar tender.

Could it be? Wouldn’t it be sweet if in the same bar where Ukupanipo started out as a bar tender before we met Kynzie, that Zophi would find Mr Right? She starts to get to know him, Evil….hmmm….well not the end of the world. Further conversation in though, and Mean…..*sigh* If we have to, we’ll go with him, but I keep hoping to find someone nicer.

Apparently I managed to get no pictures of this, but Kynzie needed to go to a hot spot, so she took Zophi with her. While there a paparazzi started down the walkway. He was young adult, male, interesting look. Zophi ran out to great him. They talked, chatted, he was single, a goofball, and self-absorbed. Not the worst combo. Then he had to go, but they were already friends. So it was decided they would have a date.

The couple heads to a little cafe for their date. While the date was going great, this guy wouldn’t leave.

Zophi: *in her head to me* Can you not make this guy leave?

Sorry, I don’t have control over him.

Zophi: It has been very nice talking with you, but I’m going to focus on my date now.

Unknown guy: Oh yeah, sure, go ahead. I was just leaving anyway

The date continued to progress and it seemed like they were hitting it off really well. We learned he is also a Kleptomaniac, which will add a different element.

Zophi: Are you sure?

Yes, he’s ready, you are ready, go for it?

Zophi: So this is for real?

Go for it Zoph!

Their romantic relationship isn’t building up super fast, but they are becoming good friends and headed into Lovebird status. Yes, we found our match!

Right after that first kiss was done, Harvey (that’s his name) did this autonomously. So cute!

The date ends and it was super successful. We will be heading back out on another date soon, but for now it’s time for Zophi to head home. It’s back home where I see this sweet sight. Kynzie loves her girls.

Ember is working on getting her A in elementary school. I haven’t spent any time focusing on her aspiration. She has sadly become a bit of the forgotten child.

Zophi takes some time, now that she has a guy in mind, studying mixology to get a good start on her job the next day. I’m ready to get her another date, but I also need to focus on some of the other members for a bit.

With that we are going to call it the end of this update. Zophi has at least found someone to date and hopefully in the next update we can get them further into their relationship. I’m going to need to redo the house, or move the family here very soon, however, if we are going to have space for the next generation.

Generation 1.15 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.02

Latte Game – Generation 1.15

Generation 1.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.01

Welcome back to the Latte’s house and to the Name Game we have going on here. So far we have grown up the 3 oldest children (all boys) and that means we have crossed off K, Y, and N. This will be the last post of Kynzie being the main focus, as we start the switch over to the new heir, Zophi.

Kynzie: Zophi isn’t leaving through

No, you are right, she isn’t. So you’ll still be featured. Maybe just some more time to work on your job/aspiration

Kynzie: Oh, that would be nice, I want to do better.

Yes, I know, the kids took up your time a lot.

Kynzie: But I am NOT having more kids!

I know, you are done, it’s fine!

So as a quick little announcement. I was fighting with my notifications so I didn’t get this notice, but Kevin got married to a lady name Lana. She looks very sweet.

As we start with the family this time, it’s time for another child to grow up and move out on their own. Nick’s turn to come to the cake.

Kynzie: All my babies are growing up and leaving.

Nick: Oh mom, I’ll come visit all the time.

See ya Nick. I wish you well and do let us know if you do something like, get married, I think I have notifications right.

Nick: I’m heading over to be near the college I think.

With Nick gone the house is going to get a lot quieter, and in fact, both Uku and Kynize are able to sit down with Ember for some food. I have not focused on Ember, and I don’t think she’s going to make Top-Notch toddler. The first of all the kids.

I can, at least, get her to Happy Toddler, and get her started playing with blocks. She only has a 2 in most of her skills and has like 3 days to go, but we’ll see.

Isla is determined to get an A in high school and does her homework in her brother’s old room. It’s where Ember is currently sleeping as well. This family really needs a bigger house.

Yuri stops by for a visit and starts off playing some chess with his dad. Uku needs logic skills for promotions now.

It is now New Years, and Nick has apparently moved into a new house and would like Isla to visit. She brings Zophi and Zorah with her to go hang out for a bit.

Nick: Welcome to my new house. It’s small, but it’s just me right now. It’s fun to be close to the college.

Isla: Yeah, this is great, but can we go in, it’s cold out here. How are you not freezing?

She is right Nick. You grew up in the tropics, how are you standing around in no coat?

Nick: Hmmm….I’m not sure, but I’m not cold, so…. *shrugs*

After the girls got home they all stayed up with their mom to watch the countdown to new years. They celebrated and went to bed. The house is almost all girls now, Ukupanipo being the only male left.

Ember needs imagination, it’s her lowest skill at this point. So out to the dollhouse she goes, and Isla is there to play with her. She is a good older sister.

However, it is time for birthday’s again. I can’t believe we are basically at Zophi taking over this challenge. First up, however, Zorah takes her shot at the cake.

Zorah: Whooo, I’m an adult! I’m a mermaid!

You’ve been a mermaid for “years” now.

Zorah: Happy Birthday to me!

Oook, well, anyway, then it was time for Zophi to grow up too.

Happy brithday Zophi, our new heir!

I forgot to write down what Zorah got for character traits, I’m pretty sure she got Responsible, but I’m not completely sure. Still, she did get the Kleptomaniac trait. She could be an interesting sim later. Before she leaves the family hangs out for a bit longer.

I was upstairs checking on Ember when I heard raised voices from downstairs.

Yuri: …..and we basically RAISED OURSELVES!!!

Yuri! You shouldn’t be yelling at your mom, she did the best she could!

Kynzie: No, it’s ok. I understand. We weren’t there for you as much as we wanted to be, your father and I. But, Yuri, we always loved all of you guys. We only wanted the best for you

Yuri: But we were alone all the time, and I didn’t have a bath almost my entire childhood.

Kynzie: Yes, I know, we were overwhelmed. I am sorry we didn’t spend as much time with you as we wanted.

Yuri: *sigh* I know you loved us mom, I just……

Kynzie: I do love, your dad loves you, your sister Isla idolized you. I hope you will keep visiting!

Luckily for her, Zorah was on her way to her new home before all of this started to take place. Maybe Yuri will feel better after getting that all off his chest.

Yuri must have felt a little bad because she stayed well after everyone went to bed, and spent time cleaning up the house.

Thank you Yuri, your mom will really appreciate it.

Yuri: Don’t tell her it was me, ok?

If you want.

Now, I had gotten the notice that Ember was ready to grow up, but she needed one final imagination skill. So I had her and her mom work on it over and over again the next morning. Yuri had even stayed to see his baby sister grow up.

Sadly, about 1/2 way to that final skill point, Ember was ready to grow up, and so right there in front of the dollhouse, she spun. Happy Toddler is all she will get.

With that I am going to end this update here. We have, at this point, crossed off 4 letters, K, Y, N, and Z. Zophi is going to start looking for a husband next update. With this being the end of the generation I’m going to look at the points so far.

But right before I do the score, some news has happened. Kevin and Lana had a baby girl. Her name is Kendra and she grew up into a toddler during this play. I thought I’d show you a picture of her. So far none of the other kids are in a relationship that I have seen.

Now onto a score:

Points for letters: 5 (K) + 4 (Y) + 1 (N) + 20 (Z’s) = 30 Points
Top of the Career: 0 Points
A Lifetime of Aspiring: 5 (Beach Life: Ukupanipo) = 5 Points
Skilled Sims: 10 (Ukupanipo: Cooking, Fitness) + 5 (Kynzie: Parenting) = 15 Points
Collections: 0 Points
Paintings: 0 Points
Helicopter Parent: 34 (Toddler Skills Maxed) + 1 (Watcher made it through) + 3 (Child Aspirations Met (Kevin, Yuri, Nick)) + 5 (A’s: Kevin, Yuri, Nick, Zorah, Isla) = 43 Points
Let the Public Decide: 5 Points

Total: 98 Points (so far)

So that is is for now. Points are going well, and in this next update Zophi will be trying to start getting us some additional points. Isla and Ember will also be growing up again soon which will mark off a couple of additional letters, and hopefully Ukupanipo and Kynzie can get some work done towards their aspirations and jobs.

Generation 1.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.01

Latte Game – Generation 1.14

Generation 1.13 | Rules | Generation 1.15

Hi all, and welcome back to the Latte’s and the Name Game we are doing here. This family has been crazy, and the last time you got an heir poll to see who would end up being the next name we used. The results are in and who is next on our list?

Baby K?

Baby Y?

Baby N?

Baby Z-1?

Baby Z-2?

Baby I?

Baby E?

*DRUM ROLL*

It’s….

ZOPHIE LATTE!

Zophie! You are our next heir!

Zophie: Huh? What’s going on?

I said you are our next heir for the Name Game.

Zophie: Oh, cool.

So the point break down made it pretty clear Zophie was the favorite by a long shot, but here is the breakdown of the votes:

Zophie: 6 votes
Zorah: 2 votes
Kevin: 1 vote
Yuri: 1 vote
Isla: 1 vote
Nick: 0 votes
Ember: 0 votes

I’m excited for Zophie to be the hair as her looks are very striking and I’m excited to see what he kids look like and see what names I can come up with. Now that the heir poll is complete, Yuri heads off to live his own life. Both Yuri and Kevin have been uploaded to the gallery and you can find them searching #ciyrosesims.

The family with miss Yuri and his painting skill, but it’s time for him to be on his own. We came back to the house and found a fun little glitch. Ukupanipo is standing on the table and couldn’t get down.

Zorah was doing a workout with the TV.

Zophi was upstairs with little Ember. She has started watching and trying to get started on her thinking skills. She just became a toddler and has plenty of time.

Zophi, of her own accord, took Ember into their parents room and started reading her a story. She is going to be a good mom, I’m glad she won the poll.

Kynzie is still trying to build up her followers, so when she hears the flea market is in town she invites many of the kids, include Yuri and Kevin to meet her there, and that way she can shout out to the location.

Isla got to come along and seems super happy to see her oldest two brothers again. She has always been pretty close with her brothers. I was rooting a little for Isla, she’s just adorable.

Back at home, the oldest three kids still left in the house have a meal together. This family has had their ups and downs, and while they are still struggling with money things are generally looking up.

Kynzie is still around, of course, and gets started with potty training Ember. I haven’t worked her probably as hard as the other kids, so we will see how she does from here.

Isla is our little social butterfly. She is always wanting to chat with people, and takes to chatting on the computer when Kynzie doesn’t need it for work.

I should have had Isla join the drama club like her sisters, but oh well. Zorah and Zophi haven’t really dedicated themselves, but I have Zorah work her lines a bit.

Ukupanipo is a good day, and this entry we have pictures to prove it. Here he is reading Ember to sleep. He does love his youngest and has probably been able to spend more time with her than most of the other kids. At least individually.

We received our notice that it was Isla’s birthday. She had reached an A in school a while ago and is ready to grow up, so a cake was baked and Isla came to blow out the candles.

As you can see, even Kevin came by, which made Isla very happy. Here is a look of her after her make-over. She got the cat lover trait and got the Master Actress aspiration.

She gets started on learning some acting skills early. It was about here that I realized my slip in not having her in drama club, but it’s ok. She can learn it on her own.

The kids came home with their school projects and some of them get started on them that evening,m and others get them done the next day. Zorah started hers a little early.

A bit of a collage of Kynzie being a good mom, helping with skills or projects and trying to spend time with her kids.

Almost all of the members of the family sit down for a meal together for the first time in a while. It is almost winterfest and the family is looking forward to celebrating.

Happy Winterfest from the Latte’s! It’s present time!

A grand meal is created and enjoyed by everyone in the family. This is actually one of the few pictures of all of the family together.

Ember finally tracks down Santa to ask for a gift, which he gladly gives her. She is a cutie pie, and I’m interested to see what she looks like as a child.

Zophie, in a rage, and during a mood swing I believe, decides to destroy the dollhouse. She will have to fix that soon since Ember still needs that to learn her skills.

I know this is a bit of a shorter update, but I’m going to call it good there, for now, and we will say goodbye to the Latte’s. The next update will likely be the last for Kynzie’s generation as Zophi will likely be a young adult and ready to take on the next set of letters.

Generation 1.13 | Rules | Generation 1.15

Latte Game – Heir Poll

Generation 1.13 | Rules | Generation 1.14

Well, we have made it. Hopefully you are fully caught up on the craziness that is the Latte Family Name Game challenge. If not, I would encourage you check out at least the last couple of updates.

Just like with the ISBI heir poll that is also currently happening I will set up an poll here as well as over at boolprop.net and you can vote in either, or both if you are feeling extra strongly about your choice. I will leave it up for about the same amount of time as well, so get to voting.

Here are the options for this generation.

Kevin was our first baby born to Kynzie and Ukupanipo. He did well in school, getting straight A’s. He has gotten a couple of gardening skills already, and while he has moved out currently, I can move him back as he is marked as playable still. He didn’t end up with any of the character value traits, but he is creatively gifted.

We just watched Yuri grow up into a YA during the last update. He has been a fun sim to write for, being Evil. He has a pretty easy aspiration/job request that will get the family some much needed money if chosen, but hating children might put a damper on his desire to have kids. He did end up with responsible as a character value. He also got straight A’s in school.

Nick is on of my favorite kids. He has a more unique genetic look then some of his other siblings, and he is an interesting mix of things. I love the fact he rolled to be erratic with being an investor and mansion barron. It feels fitting someone like that would be erratic. He is a teen for a few more days, and we are trying to get him up to an A in high school, so he gets A’s as well. I know he’s close to getting some character traits (positive) but cannot remember which ones specifically.

Zorah is next, she is one of the twins Kynzie had for the ‘z’ baby. She is an interesting combo of things, and I don’t know how much I want to do Beach Life again, but it was fairly easy and I have never done the comedian job before, so that could be fun. I also think she is an interesting mix of her parents. She did manage an A in elementary school, he is at a B in high school currently.

Zophi is the other twin had by Kynzie. She is probably one of my favorite sims. I have never done her aspiration, and she is at least family oriented and would be happy to have many kids. She also would take out some nice letters. She only managed a B in elementary school (she kind of got lost in the crazy) so is sitting with a C in high school currently.

The next to last girl, and child in this family is Isla. She is also one of my favorites for this family. I think she is adorable, has a fun aspiration I haven’t tried before, an interesting mix of traits, and would bring some pretty babies into the mix I think. She has an A in elementary school and will be growing up soon into a teen. She managed to finish her childhood aspiration. She should have 1 or 2 character traits by the time she is through teenage hood.

Finally we have the newest member of the family, Ember. We do not know much about Ember yet, as she hasn’t been a toddler for ever a full day yet, but her traits are interesting. I’m not sure I want to deal with an unflirty sim being the heir to a name game, but her aspiration and job would make her interesting to play, but also give the family money.

Really I wouldn’t hate any of these kids, but I have at least let you know my favorites and the rest is up to you. Enjoy voting!!!

Generation 1.13 | Rules | Generation 1.14

Latte Game – Generation 1.13

Generation 1.12 | Rules | Heir Poll | Generation 1.14

So very exciting news for this update. You will have an heir poll by the end. WOOHOO!!! That means we will actually get to mark off some letters for our name game!

So as we remember, or maybe you don’t, but this house is full, poor, and a little crazy. The kids are all super fun though and I’m excited to jump in and see how they are all doing. Hopefully they will start getting some money saved up so we can move into a larger house, or at the very least one with more bathrooms.

Zorah: …and you just have to picture a big forest stretching out behind us.

Oh hi Zorah, didn’t mean to interrupt. Talking about your drama club sets?

Zorah: Yes, how come you never come watch?

Oh, um….well, as a watcher I can’t actually watch EVERYTHING.

Zorah: You would think a watcher could watch what they want.

I mean, sure, but I don’t actually make the rules.

Zophi reaches the next level of her aspiration. It’s not going to happen. I’m not good at social things yet, but Zophi is best friends with her mom at least.

This poor family has been so broke for so long. Neither Kynzie or Ukupanipo has been able to get very far in their careers and the kids need so many things, bills are always a struggle to pay, so we get Yuri (who is going to want to be a painter extraordinaire) to start painting.

This family gathers at random times and only in small groups. Granted, there is never enough room at the table for everyone to eat together or anything like that. It is nearly Kevin’s birthday however.

Isla is still working diligently on her aspiration. I think she can reach it. I find the creative one the easiest one to reach, mental probably next, with motor after it, but I haven’t done the motor one much. Social has to be the hardest.

Yuri, dear?

Yuri: Yes?

What are you attempting to do?

Yuri: Wash these dishes of course? Didn’t you just see me scrap them off into the trash

Yes, I did, but I think you might have just dumped the entire dishes into….you know what, continue on.

Isla adores her older brothers. She is going to be sad as they start leaving the house. She spends time chatting with Kevin and Nick as Yuri “washes” up.

I have no idea what….Zophi, said that made Yuri just about use it, but they appear to be teasing their mom. She is trying to livestream….maybe she’s doing poorly and let off some choice words.

The siblings have move from the strange dark corner to sit on the couches. This feels like a much better option. I did have to change the stairs because people kept getting stuck behind them somehow. Zophi has now joined them…so that must have been Zorah above.

These guys are starting to get closer and closer as a family. More and more conversations just start to happen and their social and fun meters are doing much better regularly. Now if I could only keep them hydrated easier. We need to be closer to the ocean, but that takes money.

Ukupanipo, even though we haven’t seen much of him, is still here and even maxing out some skills. This is great as he is gaining us some extra points! I will add them all up at the end of this generation.

Then, a day we have been waiting for is here. It’s Kevin’s birthday and his age bar is bubbling, so we have Uku mix up a cake and some of the family gathers around to celebrate!

He doesn’t really look any different as a young adult of course, but he get his final trait, which I believe was Ambitious. He will be moving out to a place on his own but remain “playable” until the heir poll is done, and then will move into unplayable if he isn’t chosen.

It was then I happened to notice Zophi and Zorah’s lifelines were bubbling. It was apparently a night for birthdays. Neither of this girls reach their childhood aspirations, had the house been less crazy we might have made it, but they grow up anyway. First Zorah blows out the candles…

….and then Zophi managed to make it back from the ocean swim in time to blow out hers as well.

The twins grew up into teenagers and got their next traits. Zorah added Unflirty to her current Slob trait, and Zophi is now also Hot-Headed. These two should be ball of fun.

Both needed and got make-overs, although I left Zophi’s hair alone. It felt like it suited her well. You will see their makeovers in the heir poll.

A good-bye dinner for Kevin is had….

Guys, he might be back and it’s not like he’s gone forever!

Family: We know, but we’ll miss you Kevin!!!

Zophi: Well you know what you moving out means right Kevin?

Kevin: Do I want to know?

Zophi: Mom and dad are going to go for that last kid!

Ukupanipo: *just stares into space*

Kevin needs money to move out, so….

Yuri, you need to get to painting some more.

Yuri: Yeah yeah, and you call me evil.

Yuri: Here, have something pink!

I don’t care, it sells.

Oh my gosh, look guys. It’s a VERY rare site. All the siblings (besides Kevin) are in the same room! Kynzie is even here, the only one still living here who is missing is Ukupanipo.

Kynzie gets invited to the Geek Festival, and so in order to get some more fame and followers she goes ahead and goes. She isn’t feeling great, but it’s worth it for the fame points.

One of the boys, I want to say Nick but I could be wrong, starts a fire on the grill. It has to be replaced, which brings us back to about $50 in the bank after it was replaced.

Yuri!!! We need more paintings to sell!!

Yuri: Leave me alone!!!!

No, you want to be a painter, it’s great practice and your family needs money!

Yuri: If I paint some more, will you leave me alone???!!!

I might.

The boys are getting closer and closer to being YA’s and either being forced to move out like Kevin, or become the next heir. Kynzie and Ukupanipo discuss the “journey” they might be on.

We then get exciting news. It took a couple of tries but baby E is on the way!!!

Kynzie: This is the last one right??!!!

Yes Kynzie, this will be your last baby.

Kynzie: Oh thank the watch it’s almost over. I don’t want diapers and questions again, but so be it.

Think of it this way, you will only have 1, and like 6 other people capable of helping this time!

I believe this is Zohpi, who is sent to sleep in the ocean one rough night. Her tail is beautiful.

While she is sleep hydrating the rest of the older kids are playing some cards. Isla joins them later, but is trying to get through the last of her drawings.

The next day is HarvestFest!

Hey everyone it’s HarvestFest!!!

Family: Doesn’t that mean we get to sleep in??!!!

Oh, right, sorry guys.

Gnomes are all appeased quicky, and then Ukupanipo cooks up a wonderful feast! You can also see that Isla is going through a bear phase.

Nick and Zophi sit and work on their homework together. Nick is at the level he should get an A quickly, but so far he has not.

Meanwhile, Yuri is being a good boy and doing some more painting which Zorah talks with him.

Zorah: But wouldn’t it look better if you did that line over there?

Yuri: Do you want to be a painter?

Zorah: *scoffs* no, but Isla does, and I bet she would say the same thing!

Ok you two, knock it off. You usually get along….we don’t need to start bickering!

Isla is down to just needing to play the violin for a bit longer and she will have reached her aspiration! Go Isla!

Ukupanipo had finished his first aspiration of beach life a little bit ago and has been working on Nerd Brain ever since. He finally got through reading books, and there is always something to repair, so all that was left was to work on the wordworking station. Luckily both Kynzie and Ukupanipo had gotten a promotion so there was some money in again.

Yuri: What???!!! What have I been doing all this painting for then?

We still need money Yuri, plus, you are getting a head start on your aspiration. You shouldn’t have any problems finishing it up.

Yuri: *grumble grumble*

Many, he has been in a bad mood lately.

Kynzie: Oh my gosh, it’s happening!!!!!!

Kynzie: Why, why did I sign up for this????!!!!

Just remember it’s the last one!

And we have another girl! So for the family who started out with only boys we ended up with 4 girls by the end. Welcome the E baby, baby Ember Latte. (I know, there are 2 e’s, but I liked the name)

In a family this size there is almost always some birthday, and while I know this is getting long I just want to get Ember grown into a toddler. But, that isn’t who we are celebrating this time.

Yuri is now a YA. That means we can mark of K and Y from our letters. Yuri always looks so surprised to be growing up, I love it. He adds Kleptomaniac as his last trait…of course he does. He did, however, get the Responsible trait as well.

Not a whole lot happened over the next day or so, but Kynzie is now a level 10 parent and able to efficiently take care of a baby again. Then I saw it was time. We could age up baby Ember.

Squeee!!! She’s another cutie and probably looks more like her mom than the rest of them! With her aged up, she becomes Independent and I used a randomizer to get the rest of her traits so we can do the heir poll!!!

So, this generation it isn’t going to make much of a difference who we choose, since most of the letters will be new anyway. My favorite option is Isla, not only do I get a few new letters, but she has a fairly easy aspiration to reach that will also provide money to move, but it will be up to you all! I will get it set up soon! Thanks for sticking with me through this long update!

Generation 1.12 | Rules | Heir Poll | Generation 1.14

Latte Game – Generation 1.12

Generation 1.11 | Rules | Generation 1.13

Welcome back to the Latte Family and the crazy Name Game we are currently playing. We are still in Generation 1, and Kynize can’t even have the last baby she needs because the house is full.

This update is going to see a lot going on, so let’s get started. When we ended last time Yuri had just grown into a teen. He is ready to take on the world, but still has to finish high school.

We are starting to struggle with a house this small with this many sims. Only 2 bathrooms between the 8 sims is just too little, especially as things break all the time. We invested in an outdoor camping showing just to provide additional options. Otherwise, below is what we tend to get.

Kevin has expanded his garden, and then has had a LOT of trouble keeping up with it. The plants are starting to die off again. There are just too many sims with too many needs to keep up with some days.

Yuri may be evil, but ever the good older brothers, Kevin and Yuri both helped their sisters with their school projects Monday evening.

Yuri: Mom told me I had to help.

Well at least you still listen to your mom.

Yuri: She isn’t knee deep in toddlers anymore, she actually pays attention, so I have to play the part. The day will come….

We’ll see.

Regardless, the projects are finished in no time.

With hours, likely, to spare, Isla finishes up her final skill points and a cake is made. Poor Ukupanipo is sick, and the family, in general are as miserable as ever, but they come together to celebrate anyway.

It once again takes way too much effort to get anyone to bring her to the cake, but eventually it happens, and Isla is growing from a toddler to a child.

Isla managed to get Top-Notch toddler and become a bookworm. She is interested in getting through the creatively gifted child aspiration. So to get her started she heads out to get inspired by the clouds.

This feels like a great place to show the make overs both Isla and Yuri went through. Let’s start with Isla, whom you can sort of see above. She is absolutely adorable to me, and I love her. Of all the kids, she might, at the moment, have my favorite look so far.

Yuri is going for the hiding in plain sight, or fake it till you make it, status mentality. He is a very handsome sim, however.

Now, let’s get back to the action. Since Isla has a day before she has to go to school, she focuses on trying to get some creativity going and draws at the desk while she is still inspired.

After school her siblings all need to sit down and do some homework. We are still trying to find the right balance of objects that provide fun for the kids. If anyone has suggestions on what provides the most fun, especially for a group, I’m all for it!

Since Yuri is now a teen and also acquired his mermaid tail he also find school to be very dehydrating and typically needs a trip to the ocean before starting on anything else. So now the boys head down together.

After a trip to the beach they work on a school project together. Kevin may not always agree with Yuri, but Kevin has been around Yuri’s whole life and there is a connection there, evil or not.

Kynzie is trying to get out more before the final baby has to come and also to gain some followers and fame. She takes a break and eats out at a food stand and shares her thoughts with her followers.

She then comes back home and livestreams a game she has been playing. It’s slow going, but she is almost at the 100,000 follower mark needed for her next promotion.

We then have yet another birthday party. Is it any wonder that Kynzie has put on a little weight with all these birthday cakes around all the time, and the fact she was home 24/7 for a while there? Still, Nick had managed to reach his aspiration awhile ago and was part way to another, although he didn’t quite make it. Still, he was happy to come up to the cake and become a teen.

Apparently I caught his eyes closed, but that’s ok, you’ll see them. He became Mentally Gifted and Loves the Outdoors. His ultimate goal is to amass a fortune (much like his brother, but in legal ways) and become a Mansion Barron.

Ukupanipo needs to read books for his newest aspiration, and so he sits down with the girls to read while they work on homework. The look on Isla’s face her is precious to me.

With no toddlers left in the house, and being a family of mermaids (besides Kynzie) the whole family takes a fun day at the beach.

There were a ton of mermaids out this day, but here is a look of Yuri’s tail. I know Nick is one of the ones out there too, I believe he is the other blue tail, but I could be wrong. I wish the tail automatically showed up

The twins enjoyed the water as well and keep working on their social skills in attempting to reach that social butterfly aspiration. I have never completed this one, so we will see how it goes.

As the day got later, the girls worked on a sandcastle together, and Kevin and Nick shared some meme’s on their phones.

Finally, the whole family, after a day of a lot of fun, sat down for some food and homework. Everyone worked together to get everything done, although that did basically destroy all the fun they had had, but it was a good day.

I think this is a slightly shorter entry, but I think that is a good place to end this for now. The girls will be growing up to teens before too much longer, and Kevin will be a young adult in less than a game week I think. He already has an A in high school and I just want to give him the chance to skill up a little bit more.

I am so happy this family has been as successful as they have been. We’ve had our ups and downs, and there are still struggles, they still have very little money and the house is so small for this many sims, but they all get along well, and are an overall happy family, even if they always look sad in pictures!

Generation 1.11 | Rules | Generation 1.13

Latte Game – Generation 1.11

Generation 1.10 | Rules | Generation 1.12

Welcome back to the Latte Name Game. We are getting closer and closer to having some letters we can actually mark off of our letter list. Hard to believe it’s not even one full generation done, but this is what happens when I like to give slower updates. 😀

Let’s start with a quick family portrait of who all is here. I will also give you a look at the makeovers I gave the twins after they grew up last time.

I love this family! So we have Zophi standing next to Nick. Then there is Kevin (still the only teen so far) and next to him are his parents Kynzie and Ukupanipo. Kynzie is holding the youngest member so far, Isla. Then there is Yuri (who will be a teen soon) and Zorah.

Here is a close up of the girls after their make overs. First is Zorah and then Zophi. They are both super cute and look a lot like their mom I think.

Now, let’s see what is actually happening with the family shall we? First off the boys are working on a school project. There was some weirdness that happened in the game where one of the boys didn’t have the option to go to school with the rest of the kids. There was a button, but even if I pressed it, nothing happened. This started a handful of weird glitches that I eventually was able to resolve, but it made for some frustration for a bit.

Nick: Those are some good painted planets.

Yuri: All right, it says here…..you are a dweeb.

Yuri! You shouldn’t say things like that to your brother!

Yuri: Whatever, he’s only helping me because he likes school…..dweeb

I’m sorry Nick, you are a good brother to help Yuri.

Nick: That’s ok, I enjoy stimulating my brain with different experiences and someday I will take all of that to become successful in life and in business.

Yuri: *laughing* you are even nerdier than I thought. NERD!

*sigh* You are going to be a handful Yuri…you really are.

Little Isla had gotten herself all kinds of muddy somehow, but that wasn’t going to stop her from working on her movement. I think it was about this time I realized she was about 4 days from growing up and still had about 10 skill points to get. (Luckily many were part of the way to the next level, but still)

Kevin needed hydration and fun, and the girls needed social skills, so Kevin took the twins with him to the beach.

Everyone enjoyed the water, and the girls got some conversation in. They need someone to be best friends with now, and while I THOUGHT they could be each others best friends, they are actually not that close.

After playing in the water we see an event taking place near home with the bonfire and the 3 head over there to mingle, play with the fire, and try to finish up having a good time.

Poor Kynzie looks so sad in this picture. Some day her needs will be met better and she might even progress in her career. For now, she is the closest thing to a best friend her daughters have and so they try and socialize with her more.

She does, however, still work, and occasionally takes to going into the office at times now that the kids are getting older and there are people around to watch Isla.

Kynzie: Will I ever get to be more famous like I want?

I’m trying Kynzie. Followers are kind of hard to built, and fame isn’t easy.

Kynzie: *sigh* I know, but I just really want to do more than have kids.

I know you do, and I’m working on it. You’ve gotten a fame point and you are getting promotions here and there.

Ukupanipo is very close to having a new promotion. The only thing currently holding him back is his lack of a logic skill point. Luckily there is a chess table that he can spend time building up.

Yuri: RWAR, I come to cause destruction to your toys! *stomp stomp stomp*

Zorah: You look like you fell in the mud!

Zophi: Our siblings are CRAZY I tell you!

Nick: *pondering thoughts* Well it is possible that due to the number of us mom and dad had all at the same time, that the lack of oversight or attention has caused some of our siblings to act in ways that appear to be crazy.

Zophi: Nick! Yuri is ALWAYS a bear, and Zorah is sitting over there caked in mud in her swimsuit!

Isla spends a day spamming the potty and dinosaur to build up potty and communication skills. I believe this day she maxed her potty skill, YAY, and got about 1/2 way through level 4 in communication. Thank you dinosaur (that I cannot remember the name of).

The rest of the siblings might start getting jealous as Isla gets a bedtime story. The others did occasionally too, but this is one way Kynzie can help Isla with her imagination skills while helping her met other needs as well.

The twins watch some tv after school as we are desperate to get everyone their A’s in school. Kevin finally reached his in high school, Yuri has reached an A and Nick has had an A for a while. I believe Zophi has an A and Zorah has a B, but I could have those switched. Still, with everyone in red run ALL THE TIME, they need something fun before they can do homework.

Nick is VERY close to finishing up his aspiration, so he sits down with his dad to work that mental skill up just a bit more. We also realize that Ukupanipo is getting close on his aspiration, just simply needs to travel a couple of times, and it will be a fun family outing.

Isla’s imagination is getting worked from any angle we can think of. She is very close to growing up (I think we were down to a day at this point) and so Kevin reads her to sleep.

Sunday morning it’s time to see if we can finish up Ukupanipo’s aspiration. It’s also Yuri’s birthday, but we start with Uku needing to explore the beach cave, so the whole family travels to the beach.

The next thing that is needed is for Uku to drift off on one of the water rafts. Since those exist at this beach were we come. The boys left for scouts, but all of the girls are here. (The twins joined the drama club also.)

Lots of fun was had on the beach, games were played, conversations were had, and Isla got her thinking skill maxed I believe. She only needed to finish some imagination. Ukupanipo also drifted off and reached his aspiration! He now wishes for Knowledge and to be a Nerd Brain. Maybe Nick rubbed off on him.

Back at home Ukupanipo quickly mixes up and bakes a cake for Yuri’s birthday. Hold on to your butts……evil Yuri is going to be a teen.

Yuri: Yes, it has happened!! I am old enough to start on my evil plans!

And what are those plans Yuri?

Yuri: Like I would tell you all of them, but eventually I want to be best villain the world has seen. I shall study art and become a master forger!

Yuri: *laughs* I also will take candy from babies, and tell kids to “get off my lawn!”

So Yuri received the aspiration to be a Painter Extraordinaire. He also received the traits ‘Hates Children’ and became Creatively Gifted. I LOVE how sweet Ukupanipo’s look is as he sees his son growing up. Yuri looks almost surprised by it, but it will be interesting to see how he does. That is going to wrap it up for this update, and I will get a picture of Yuri’s makeover next entry!

Generation 1.10 | Rules | Generation 1.12

Latte Game – Generation 1.10

Generation 1.09 | Rules | Generation 1.11

Hello and welcome back to our name game with the Latte family. I got brave enough to try and play them again after some of the updates done for the game, and getting myself a mod that fixed a couple of things, like quick meals for kids. To start and to help us all remember what the crazy is like around here, here is a fun family picture:

So you have Zophi being held by Kevin. Beside them is Nick, and then Kynzie, who is holding Isla. Yuri is next and then finally Zorah is being held by her dad Ukapanipo. Zophi and Zorah are twins, and will be growing up to kids soon. Yuri is very close to becoming a teen.

Now, I will give fair warning. Most of these pictures are accurate, but I had an inidencent when playing where I was absolutely sure I saved, but I ended up having to play a couple of days again. For the most part, all major events happened basically the same, but if you see some contradictory photos, that would be why.

We start our update with little Isla. The youngest, so far, daughter of Kynzie and Uku, she is working on her skills. Life hasn’t been the easiest for Isla. She’s been relatively ignored in terms of learning her skills because we’ve been chasing around the twins, but she plays quietly on her own with her blocks.

Yuri decided to start going through a stage…

Yuri: I’m a bear! Fear me!

Yuri, you are a rather cute bear with grapes on your belly

Yuri: So? No one will know it’s me as I wreak havoc on the world!

Don’t you think it’s possible they might know it’s you, since you are the only one wearing a purple bear outfit?

Yuri: You will learn to question me….haha!

We’re just going to head back to your sister now.

Isla is so close to have a level of her creativity skill done, so to get some fun in her life she plays with a toy. I need to figure out good ways to have kids and teens have fun. There are very few things that offer fun in the house currently.

Yuri: Hey! I did a thing!

I’m sorry, what was that Yuri? I was just about to go check on your other siblings.

Yuri: I said, I did a thing. Don’t you like to know when we accomplish things?

Oh, well yes….very good Yuri!

Yuri: Whatever, I just figured you’d want to know I’m another step closer to taking over the world.

Isla takes a break from playing with the toys inside and heads out to play with the dollhouse with Zorah. The twins only have a couple more skills needed and imagination and thinking I believe are the ones Zorah needs.

Since it has been the Isla show, with some Yuri thrown in this update, let’s check on some of the other kids. Nick if our first non-creativity aspiration minded child. He is going for the Mental skill.

Nick: Ok, and if I put this over here, and mix this…..

Hi Nick!

Nick: *JUMPS* Oh, hi. I’m mixing potions, so please don’t startle me!

I see that! Very sorry to have possibly ruined your potions. Discover anything interesting?

Nick: Well I have health potions and emotion potions, so I guess?

Nick! Nick! Are you ok?

Nick: Ugh…..I think so…..not sure that was the best result.

Please be careful! I don’t want to lose any of you kids.

Nick: You sure I couldn’t feed that to Yuri?

Nick!

Ukupanipo has been able to spend more and more time at home lately. We are managing him better and he’s doing decently well at work. He needs some more logic skills, but this night he’s spending time talking with Kevin and Yuri, while Zophi watches them, and Zorah busies herself with a book.

To help little Zophi with her imagination skill Kynzie comes out and plays toys with her. The interactions with the dollhouse are adorable to me.

I realized I have still technically never shown you Kevin’s tail. He gets set out to the ocean most days after school to gain some fun and hydration before heading back to do homework. Although occasionally he will take out a small boat and get stuck.

Realizing that I don’t have to wait to get started on Kevin’s aspiration and desire to be a freelance botanist, even though he’s still a teen I have him plant some new plants. He wants to water or weed them, but it keeps raining for a few days after.

Zorah is still working on skills I believe, or maybe at this point she has reached her skills and is simply doing something fun in reading a book.

Kevin, of course, brings home the first high school project. This is one I have never seen before. He had to build a bridge. I THINK at some point Nick came out and actually helped him with this, but I could be wrong.

It was then, the highly anticipated, exciting day. The twins had gotten all of their skills. Finishing up the last little bits right before their birthday. Now, however, it’s time!

First up is Zorah, and she grows up into a very cute little girl with the Top-Notch Toddler trait and decides to try for the Social Butterfly aspiration. You can see Zophi looking on in the background

It takes a bit of trying to get someone to bring Zophi to the cake but eventually she makes it and the candles are blown out. It’s about this time we will start to see this family get a little less healthy with all the cake they will be eating

I’m not sure why everyone looks so sad in this family. They are all very happy the twins grew up, they are doing well, but I think it’s because they hadn’t had much “fun” as of late, are tired, and most of them want a bath.

There is only 1 toddler left in this house, but there is also one more baby to go. Kynzie and Ukupanipo have both received and drank a potion of youth so they have plenty of time for the new baby to grow up. This feels like a great place to end this update we will get a look at the twins makeover night time.

Generation 1.09 | Rules | Generation 1.11

Latte Game – Generation 1.09

Generation 1.08 | Rules | Generation 1.10

Welcome back to the insanity that is the Latte family. This poor family has been through the wringer with these kids, having twins and filling up the house almost completely. Still I love them. Let’s see how things are going.

We start with fun news. At some point (I played this a while ago and just realized I had pictures ready and had never written this) Ukapaniko and Kynzie were in the same room long enough to have another nooboo on the way.

Kynzie doesn’t look overly thrilled to have yet another child to be caring for and who may, for all I know, turn out evil like Yuri, but for better or worse we are getting through generation 1, and this will be baby I.

Kynzie: *sigh* another baby.

Yep and you still need one more to finish spelling your name.

Kynzie: Ugh, why did we put an e at the end of my name??!!! It could just be Kynzi, that’s it, I’m officially changing my name. So this can be the last baby right?

Sorry honey, I set your name up this way for a reason, one more after this and you will be done. Your kids are doing really well!

Kynzie: But Yuri is EVIL!!!!!

Kynzie is working really hard to try and reach her aspiration at some point, but she needs so many followers and fans that I’m not sure the fastest way to get her there. Hopefully we will still have time after all these kids.

Ukupaniko makes a surprise appearance at home (at least in pictures) and has a meal with many of the kids. He is, actually, a good dad, just doesn’t show up in pictures most of the time.

Apparently it was WinterFest here at the Latte house and while this family has very little money to speak of they do manage a small pile of presents and the kids enjoy opening them.

During WinterFest it’s also time for the next toddler to grow into a child. Amazingly enough Nick gets himself Top-Notch Toddler and grows up with the ‘Good’ trait. Now, keep in mind, I roll these when they are born (jobs, aspirations, everything) so that I can hold an heir poll if I want to.

He looks very much like his brothers, and I can already tell it is going to be a chore the older they get to tell them all apart. Still, he is yet another cutie and it will be fun to see how he does. He gets the Whiz Kid aspiration for a child aspiration and we will see how he does.

Later that evening, we see Father Winter sneaking around outside the house and head out to great him. It takes a while to get everyone out to say hi and ask for their present, but eventually everyone gets their gifts.

I cannot for the life of me remember which brother this is, and since they have very similar hair styles I just cannot say for sure. I’m pretty sure it was Kevin, however, as we were trying to get his aspiration met.

As seems to be a constant occurrence in a house this size with this many sims living in it, the sink is broken and it is up to Kynzie to fix it. She is quite handy now, having fixed sinks and tubs over and over again.

The twins are still working on their skills, and do nearly everything together. They are constantly dirty and hungry it seems, but at least food wise they can typically get something on their own. They are both down to needing 2 skills in order to be top-notch toddlers themselves.

How I have managed to survive all of these toddlers and get them all, so far, to top-notch toddler is amazing to me. I am not sure how I would get through it if I didn’t know some of the tricks. Poor Kynzie, however, is not fairing as well and I have not taken as good of care of her as I should have.

I would have sworn to you that this was Yuri at the drawing table working on finishing up his drawings, and I think it still might be. However, the next picture makes me wonder if my notes are off.

Here is a notice that Kevin has met his goals. From the picture though, Kevin should still have glasses, so that has to be Yuri above. Kevin chooses Whiz Kid as a second aspiration, but he won’t ever get a chance to meet it at this rate.

We are very excited when I focus the camera on Kynzie and see this face. That means the newest little nooboo is on the way. Hold on Kynzie, and pray for one.

Kynzie: I thought we could only have 8 people in a house!!!

Oh you can, that is true, but still, it doesn’t hurt to hope and pray right?

Kynzie: I guess not. I still say my name is now Kynzi!

Kynzie heads upstairs as this time she is giving birth at home too. She got tired of the doctor trying to rip her heart out every time she gave birth, so these last babies will be at home like the twins. After a short period of time that felt like an eternity, welcome the newest Latte, Isla.

We have another baby girl, so now Kynzie has 3 of each, 3 boys first, and then 3 girls next. One final baby to go, I wonder if it will be a boy or girl? Hopefully it isn’t twins and one of each, although at that point it wouldn’t be as hard.

Kynzie spends some time talking with…..Zorah…I think. Darn my notes for not having which color each was wearing. Still, I think this is Zorah and we see Kevin (I think) playing the violin a little more in the background.

The poor dirty, very messy, twins head out to the dollhouse to work on their skills a little longer. They are so close and I want to get them fully skilled up if at all possible. I really wish there was a faster way to get kids clean.

I cannot remember if someone had a wish, if it was important for an aspiration, or if there was maybe a skill involved, but during a rare break for Kynzie, she read many of her kids a story.

That night was a very exciting one, or perhaps it was the next day after scouts, but either way, a celebration was in order. Our oldest, Kevin, was growing into a teenager!

Of course, someone grabbed a piece before Kevin could blow out the candles the first time, so Ukupaniko baked another cake. Not sure where he is, but he did make the cakes. That could be either Yuri or Nick (or maybe both, Kevin may be on his way.) It’s very hard to tell with the scouting uniforms on. Either way, Kevin blew out his candles, and spun.

This isn’t the only reason to celebrate either as Isla was growing into a toddler today too. Kynzie went and helped her grow up into a toddler that looks very much like her sisters.

I wasn’t a HUGE fan of what Isla or Kevin grew up into clothes and hair wise, so we sent Kevin over to a mirror and gave them both a bit of a makeover. First we will look at Kevin, here is a before and after of him since the “flames” sort of kept you from getting a good look at first.

His eyebrows look a lot more like Yuri’s now, and I do not believe I actually changed them. I do not remember what his tail looks like, but I will be sure to show you next time. I do believe he grew up without a tail, but that has been fixed.

Finally, here is a quick look at Isla’s makeover in CAS. I think she is adorable and I gave her orange clothing I believe to help tell her apart from her sisters. She also rolled Wild for her trait so orange makes sense for her.

With that I think enough happened we are going to call it the end of this update. I will hopefully have more for you before too long, but I hope you enjoyed this, and I now have university, so I’m tempted to send Kevin there possibly, maybe let the story progression play him there. Time will tell.

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