Latte Game – Generation 3.02

Generation 3.01 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.03

Welcome back to the Latte house. The last time we visiting Halix got engaged to the handsome Easton Wilde and was ready to start her time as the bearer of lettered children. Zophi managed to max her culinary career and Harvey just needs a little more time.

So let’s hop right in. We’ve all been invited to the wedding anyway, so we are going to head right to the park (that I didn’t realize wasn’t the one I wanted until we were there.)

The entire family was invited, everyone Halix knew. You can see Oxkar, Pixey, Zax, and Ixael of course. Zophi and Harvey are obviously there, but then we also had Nick, Vince, Kendra, Yenifer, Kevin, Zelphi, Opal, Orion, and Christine. I don’t think Zorah made it, and I don’t think Halix knew Isla or Ember enough to invite them, and I know she didn’t know Yuri.

While it was a cold wedding day the wedding was beautiful and the reception was a lot of fun for everyone. There was chatting and hugging, the vampires mostly stayed indoors of course, and lots of drinking and some eating.

This, however, has to be one of my favorite pictures. Vince is apparently THAT GUY at a wedding, having not dressed up at all. His dad, Kevin, looks annoyed and like he wants to sink into the floor. Pixey and Ixael don’t look impressed either, and Vince doesn’t seem like he cares for their judgement. Everyone else just ignores him. It’s just like a real life wedding.

A moment together for the happy couple. I already love these two and am so happy for them. Of course, when the party wound down we got the message about moving them together. I said yes, the window went away and everyone started to head home and Easton was not a part of the household. Second time that has happened in this save.

Luckily once everyone went home we just invited Easton over to the house and asked him to join the household and he moved into the beach house with his wife. I have been debating if I leave the other Wilde guys here, and I think I will just for fun.

So Easton, as we mentioned before, wants to be a bodybuilder. That is his aspiration, so he heads to the gym to get that first milestone out of the way. In the background I spy other Latte’s.

Sure enough Oxkar is there and looked like he was giving Pixey some pointers on the treadmill, and Zax is talking with Ember, who is pregnant again you might remember. Gotta love when you travel to another town and 1/2 the family is there too. With a family as big as the Latte’s though this isn’t surprising.

I decided, since he didn’t have a job when he first came in, that we would put Easton into the astronaut career. That seems like it would suit a body builder aspiration. His work task was to play some chess, so he sat down with his new father in law to play.

Halix has been slacking a bit on her music aspiration, so she practices the guitar for a bit. She eventually gets to level 6, which is a check mark on her way to completing the next milestone.

Then we get the news that the wedding night fun resulted in the future baby H being conceived. Halix is thrilled, Zophi will be thrilled, but what will the father to be think?

He’s surprised but not upset by the news. After all, Halix explained there were going to be at least 5 kids. Now there is currently room for 3 sims in this house, and with this family, we know that could mean multiples, but we will see what happens.

This was completely autonomous and absolutely sweet as hell. These two are a very sweet couple and I’m so happy I brought the Wilde’s in to meet Halix.

Halix goes to tell her dad the good news as well and it’s more hugs all around. This family LOVES to hug. I’ve had kids go around hugging their parents when they are kids, but this family hugs each other all the time.

I didn’t realize this update was going to get so sugary sweet, I swear I didn’t, but don’t you just love them? Harvey is studying his opponents, for work, and he appeared to be explaining things to Zophi who had brought her breakfast over to sit with her husband.

Easton might want to be a body builder, but he isn’t one yet. Maybe you shouldn’t put the treadmill up quite that high Easton. I’m surprised you didn’t get a face carpet burn from landing with your face on the belt.

He might be partially a green cloud of stink, but we send him out to get to know his brother-in-law and have him help with the school project. He still needs logic skills, and this is a logical school project.

Ember had another boy. Mikel has been born and we will see him grow up later. I’m happy for Ember she seems to be doing well.

Nick randomly came by, just walked into the house, said something to an empty bed, stood around a bit and then left. It was a little weird. I’m a bit worried about Nick, hope things are ok at home.

Breakfast and conversation, one of this family’s bread and butter interactions. They do love to sit at this bar and chat with each other. I really should upgrade the counters at some point. *spoiler: I have not.*

Easton leaves for his first shift as an astronaut. He has all he needs in order to get a promotion, but I doubt he’s had enough time to get one, but we will see. His uniform at the moment is interesting.

Halix, however, did get a promotion and this was the branching one, so we choose music of course. Halix doesn’t need to try and become a comedian.

We keep having to rearrange things in the house….it’s starting to feel like they need a bigger lot, but it also feels like we JUST moved into this house. We’ll see what I end up doing, but we managed to find room for a keyboard for Halix to work on piano.

I love multi-tasking, like having a glass of milk while you get some hydration up. Why not have your milk while you hydrate? It is pretty funny though.

It’s Winterfest again and the Latte’s go all out. They spend the morning decorating the tree, and then they invite as much family as they can over to celebrate with them while Zophi cooks up a lovely turkey dinner. We had Isla, and Oxkar, Kevin and Kendra, even Yuri showed up and participated.

Yuri even took a little time to visit his parents graves and mourn them for a bit, as did Kendra (Kevin’s oldest if you can’t remember.) It was very sweet, and seems that Yuri might have mellowed out a bit in his elder years.

Once presents were opened and everyone left for the day Ixael went into his room and did his homework. Such a good kid. His birthday will be here soon, but I think I can call his A at least 3 days old now. Halix spent some time with her guitar, and even her mom came down and listened to her.

To give Zophi something new to do in her elder years, especially while we eagerly wait the first grand baby, we got Zophi a cupcake machine. I’ve never played with it, but might as well see if we can get her baking up.

Ember’s oldest son has grown into a child, so we’ll have to go take a look at him at the end of this update. This family has gotten so big! If you haven’t looked at it you can check out the Family Tree in the link at the top or bottom of this entry and just see how much it’s grown.

And all of this can only mean Baby H is on the way. We send Halix to the hospital with Easton, who of course just sits in the waiting room on the “expensive furniture” as his moodlet said and waited for the baby to be born. I don’t think I’ve had a single father (or spouse) go into the delivery room.

It’s only 1, and it’s a little girl. We name her Hjordis, which is apparently norse for something akin to swords woman. I might have that kind of wrong, but I want to get that J out of the way next, and this adds a few more letters too. I’m excited to see what she looks like as she grows up.

With that we will wrap up this entry as it’s getting a little long. Next time we will see how these guys fair with the baby and we will see Ixael grow up and move out as well. I will miss having him around. Hopefully we will also get Harvey to the top of his career.

Before I got, here is a quick look at Ember and Juan’s eldest son, Ethan. He’s a cutie and appears to be a good mix of his parents. He has the Child of the Ocean trait, which seems to fit a merman pretty well.

Generation 3.01 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.03

Latte Game – Generation 3.01

Generation 2.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.02

Hello and welcome to generation 3, already. It feels like just yesterday I was pulling my hair out trying to manage Kynzie and all the kids. This family has grown and changed so much since then. So last entry Ixael became a teen and Halix eventually grew into a YA. Zophi joined Harvey as an elder and Harvey worked to get the skills he needed to finish the Athletic career, and a lot of cousins also grew up.

We will start this update with a small gathering that actually occurred right at the end of the last update. After Zax’s birthday party we headed over to the Straud house to flag Zelphi. No babies for her. We also spent some time chatting with the other cousins for a bit.

As you might remember, we were not meeting anyone interesting for Halix in town and while we could keep searching I decided to bring in some “new blood” so to speak, some Wilde blood if you will. Yes, I downloaded 3 of the suitable (for this family at the moment) Wilde boys from Mojo’s Wilde ISBI. So we brought in Bellamy, Easton, and Austin and we will see if Halix hits it off with any of them.

We moved them into the house right across the bay and Halix headed over to meet these potentially suitors. None of them have bad traits and I will be ok with any of them.

After a friendly introduction to all of them Easton is clearly ahead. With one interaction they were friends. Same interaction with the other two (literally did the same interaction with all 3) were just slivers of a relationship. Easton Wilde, you are the winner.

After meeting and flirting a little with Easton Halix needed to go home. She autonomously decided to hop on the treadmill and work out some. She is super skinny already but that’s ok. Since Easton wants to be a body builder maybe she wants to keep up with him.

Meanwhile, we got a couple updates on the family. Nick’s wife is now an elder just like him, and his daughter is now a child. She looks rather adorable, but we will give you a picture of her later.

The gnomes have gathered, so that can only mean one thing. HarvestFest is here again. I have fed another Youth Potion to Harvey as he is not quite up his performance level at work to get that final promotion yet, and with the holidays being here he didn’t have enough days.

Harvey did, however, manage to max his fitness with his morning swim today. That means he has everything he needs officially for that final promotion. He just needs time now.

We invite over the Wilde boys for dinner and Austin decides to eat into the kids room, even though there are still a couple open spots at the table. Everyone enjoys getting to know everyone and chatting away.

It was time for an official date with Easton, so Halix invited him to Windenburg and they sat and chatted for a bit.

Then Kynzie’s ghost showed up. The look on Halix’ face seems to say, oh come one grandma….not now. Hehe, grandpa Ukupanipo also “walked” in downstairs about this time too.

See, and while I forgot to turn the UI on, he had a thought bubble about Kynzie and fist pumped. Apparently he was super excited to see his wife out at the club.

Back to the date, Easton decided to give Halix a romantic gift of a flower with a poem. It was very sweet, and these two are pretty cute I gotta say.

We have the first kiss! Halix was ready for it, and Easton was receptive. These two are going to have the chance to make some super cute kids I think. Zophi needs Halix to get married and have 4 kids to reach her aspiration, and luckily Halix will have 5 pregnancies.

This picture both made me mad and laugh at the same time. It took Kynzie FOREVER to get anyone to ask her for a selfie. Now that she is a ghost apparently the other ghosts are more accommodating. The date ended shortly after this, and Halix really needed to go home for some rest.

So now some more family updates. Ember is pregnant again, I don’t know that I caught the update that baby Ethan grew into a toddler. *Spoiler, I did find it later, it was mixed in with the pictures from Halloween and got missed…whoops.* I don’t think I did, but I’ll show him to you later, also Nick’s son, Ivan, is now a toddler.

Zax called him mom and wanted her to come over so Zophi and Harvey headed over. This family is still incredibly close and one of the first things Zax does is give his dad a hug. They hang out for a while and then head home.

Ixael got his high school A. Way to go Ixael! I think he has at least 4 days before growing up so I think he will count as the A for 3 days. We’ll see how it goes.

Easton invited Halix to the pet park. He is a dog lover….which might mean we will add a puppy to the crazy Latte mix, but we’ll see. Halix met a pup while she was there but it was a fairly short hang out session since Halix had to go to work.

It was a good thing she did because she got a promotion. I probably forgot to mention, she is in the entertainment job. I could not remember, and apparently never wrote down, what she rolled as a job, so we just went with what makes sense for her Musical Genius aspiration.

I missed the picture of it, but Zophi came home with a promotion as well. That makes her level 10 in Culinary and she is the first to reach that, so that is some extra points for us at the end of this generation!

Ixael and Harvey spend a little time together. Ixael doesn’t look like he’s enjoying it all that much, but I swear they were chatting just a second before this picture was taken.

I had almost forgotten that Ixael wasn’t quite a Llamacorn Scout, so I had him go grill some food and it was enough to push him over the edge. I love that grilling gives you Outdoor Adventure points, since we don’t have a good fishing spot near us.

I like when the family uses the bar stools together. In a family of 4 the table just seems so big sometimes. I believe Halix was out sleeping in the ocean to get some energy and hydration up. I love that mermaids can do that.

Pixey came by for a visit and Halix was happy to see her sister. They are the only girls this generation in this part of the family, but the do have a fair amount of female cousins.

Ah, Pixey is here to check out meet her sisters beau. Gotta make sure he’s good enough to be a part of the Latte’s. With a family as close as these guys are I would actually expect this.

Well, if this isn’t enough to chase Easton away I think he’s a keeper. I forget at times that Halix is eccentric, and while that isn’t necessarily why she dances this way, it is a fun trait that can very interesting to play with. He stays around and the two head out for a swim.

When Easton didn’t run away after swimming with a mermaid (not that I’m entirely sure he noticed) Halix decided it was time. Down on one knee, she went and asked the big question. He, of course, said yes! We will hold a wedding next time.

Ixael went on a little mini-vacation to Granite Falls since his aspiration is all about the outdoors. We aren’t going to make much progress, but he did collection some insects that we put in the house in the hopes of completing a new collection sometime.

That feels like a good place to wrap up this update. Next time we will start with the wedding of Halix and Easton. I’m excited to share that, but I don’t want to make this update any longer than it already is. So let’s take a quick look at the cousins.

This is Ethan on the left, Ember’s son. On the right is Ivan, Nick’s son. I would say the Latte genes are pretty strong since these boys certainly look like they could be related to me. Ethan is wild, and Ivan is Silly, they are both, of course, mermen.

This is Nick’s daughter Natalie. She looks so much like her dad it isn’t even funny. She has his eyes. She is Ivan’s older sister, so Ivan got more of their mom in him. And one more picture just for fun, because I found this guy just scrolling through the people in the manage worlds… I just couldn’t not share. Enjoy and I will see you all next time.

Generation 2.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.02

Latte Game – Generation 2.14

Generation 2.13 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.1

Welcome to the Latte’s latest update! The family is happy to have you back visiting and this will be the last post before our next heir, Halix, takes over the family. Last time we saw Ixael reach his childhood aspiration and Halix worked on her scouting badge. Let’s see how things go this time.

Ixael’s newest aspiration is the Whiz Kid aspiration. He’s already up to level 8 or 9 in mental skill, so it made the most sense to work on first. Zophi, being the good mom she is, read to him for a couple of hours.

We get the fun news that a new little bear Latte is on the way. Ember is pregnant and the last of the kids to have kids I believe. She is the youngest of course, so we will see how many kids she ends up having.

We also get a look at Nick’s baby girl, who is now a toddler. She is a cutie, but I’ll give you a better picture at the end of this update. I’m happy for Nick. He might have gotten started late, but he seems happy.

Halix works on repairing the speaker in the dinning room. She is working through some of the initial milestones for her Musical Genius aspiration and should be able to get a decent start on it before becoming a YA.

Ixael comes home with his A in elementary school! Way to go Ixael. I’m very happy for him, and that gives us some points as well. Additionally, Halix certainly has had her A for 3 days, so I will likely count those points for her.

So this picture is just to say, I love this outfit on Halix! She loos adorable. Also, Zophi has taken to watching cooking on TV and has now maxed both cooking and gourmet cooking. We are going to miss her making meals for the family.

Halix finally got that final point for the Get Fit badge and is now a full Llamacorn scout, so she now has scouting aptitude. Very happy she finally reached this level. Not sure why it took so long.

I had slacked a little on working on Ixael’s aspiration, but Zophi sat down with him and played some chess so we got through that initial milestone. Only a little bit further to go. Gotta focus and do homework now.

Ixael is now on the last milestone, where he needs to make potions, and get to mental level 10. He’s almost through, just needs a little bit more mental work. Ixael should finish this second aspiration without issue.

Sure enough, shortly after that last picture was taken, I got the notice. Ixael completed 2 aspirations as a kid. He chooses Artistic Prodigy for the next one, although he’s not going to reach it.

Aww, look, Nick is going to have another baby. He may be an elder, but hopefully he’ll live long enough to watch his kids grow up some.

Harvey has almost maxed the fitness skill. I’m not sure that means he should be swimming with an umbrella. It can’t be easy.

Halix met this kid at school, he’s older than her though and becomes a YA the next day after this picture. I’m trying to keep an eye open for a spouse for her since we are going to need someone.

It’s now Ixael’s birthday. Zophi bakes up a cake and Ixael comes over to blow out the candles and becomes a teen.

It was also Zophi’s birthday and she is now an elder. I will miss her when all is said and done but I send Ixael over to get a bit of a make-over and also give a small make over to Zophi.

Here is Ixael after his make-over. He adds Kleptomaniac to his traits, and also gets the Mental and Socially gifted traits as well. He has 3 badges left to reach being a Llamacorn scout and then he will have Scouting Aptitude.

Vince is now a YA. That means we will need to go flag him soon. All of Kevin’s kids are now YA. Meanwhile Nick and Ember are still having kids.

We send Halix out to start taking care of the garden. Many of these tasks will start falling to her as she gets older and starts to take over the heirship.

This is a good look at Zophi’s makeover. We changed her hair some, and just gave her a bit more of a hairstyle that seemed to fit where she is in life now. She is still at level 9 in her career and she is close to maxing it.

Halix sits down and works on her journal writing, meanwhile Ixael works on his homework. Halix has her A already, but Ixael is sitting at a B so far.

Halix is working on guitar. She is getting better and better and has managed to get through two milestones of her musical genius aspiration so far. I love her face as she plays. She’s a uniquely pretty sim.

Pixey calls Halix and invites her down to the romance festival. We bring Zax, Oxkar, Yenifer, and Ixael with us as well. They spend time drinking the punch, talking with people and hanging out. Nothing too exciting happens.

Ember has her baby. A new baby boy Latte is here, and we will see Ethan later once he is a toddler. It’s about here we get the notice that Halix is ready to grow up soon.

We head over to Kevin’s apartment and flag Vince. He isn’t too thrilled with the idea, but I don’t overly care. They spend some time hanging out with everyone.

As Ixael heads home we spy this box and have Halix go search for a snow globe. We also take time to grab the posters that are around really quickly.

Right as I get ready to send her home we spy this sim. He’s kind of cute, also is a teen getting ready to be a YA. They chat for a bit and hit it off ok, but I’m not sure he is her great love.

He does come home with her after school the next day however, but their relationship actually starts to drop a fair amount, so that seals it. This is not Halix’ great love story.

Oh look most of the Staud kids have grown up into teens, including Christine, whom they adopted last entry I believe. The only one missing is Zelphie from this list.

Oh I spoke too soon. There is Zelphie, and she is now a YA as well which means it’s time to go flag her as well.

We have one final notice that Nick’s newest baby has arrived and it’s a little boy named Ivan. We will have to see what Ivan looks like as a toddler soon enough.

Zax invites us to his birthday party, so we bring the whole family and Pixey as well to make it so all the family is there. When we arrive we find that Nick, Ember, Isla, and Yenifer are also there for the party. A good time was had by all, and it happened to be spooky day so there was even a couple trick or treaters.

On our way out of the party Halix also grew up into a YA. She adds the Materialistic trait and I believe she got Good Manners and Responsible as well. It’s time for the next generation to take over. I’m very excited. So with that, we will call this update complete!

This is Nick’s daughter Natalie. She is a cutie, and I can see a lot of Nick in her. I’m excited to see what his son looks like now.

Here is Orion, in both human and vampire form. He is the only son of Zorah and Vlad. He’s not a horrible looking sim, although his vampire side is certainly darker.

This is Orion’s twin Opal. She is actually rather pretty for a Straud. She looks a lot more like her mom and is apparently going for the “party vampire” look.

Finally here is Christine. She was adopted by the Straud’s a bit ago and has also grown up into a teen now. She is just a normal sim, and I have to believe her growing up has been interesting.

So now that we have come to the end and checked out all the cousins let’s take a quick look at score.

Points for letters: 5 (K) + 4 (Y) + 1 (N) + 30 (Z’s) + 1 (O) + 3 (P) + 4 (H) = 48 Points
Top of the Career: 5 Points
– Ukupanipo: Conservationist
A Lifetime of Aspiring: 15 Points
– Beach Life: Ukupanipo
– Nerd Brain: Uupanipo
– Fabulously Wealthy: Harvey
Skilled Sims: 52 Points
– Cooking: Ukupanipo, Zophi
– Fitness: Ukupanipo
– Logic: Ukupanipo
– Parenting: Kynzie
– Video Gaming: Kynzie
– Creativity (child): Kevin, Yuri, Isla, Ember,
– Mental (child): Nick, Pixey, Halix, Ixael
– Social (child): Ixael
– Gourmet Cooing: Zophi
Collections: 1 Points
Paintings: 0 Points
Matriarchy: 2 Points
Helicopter Parent: 81 Points
– Toddler Skills Maxed: Kevin (5), Yuri (4), Nick (4), Zorah (5), Zophi (5), Isla (5), Ember (4), Zax (3), Oxkar (4), Pixey (5), Halix (5), Ixael (5)
– Watcher made it through
– Child Aspirations Met: Kevin, Yuri, Nick, Isla, Ember, Pixey, Halix, Ixael (x2)
– Age Child Up Early
– A’s: Kevin, Yuri, Nick, Zorah, Isla, Ember, Zax, Oxkar, Pixey, Halix, Ixael
– Teen A’s for 3 days: Halix
– Teen jobs maxed
Let the Public Decide: 5 Points

Total Score: 209

Well the score really jumped up from the last time. It’s very cool to see how much can be done with this family. Well that’s it for now and we will see you next time when Halix takes over!

Generation 2.13 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.1

Latte Game – Generation 2.13

Generation 2.12 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.14

Hello and welcome back to the Latte’s! Last time we announced Halix as our next heir to this Name Game and had Zax, and Oxkar move out and start their own lives. We held a family reunion and got all of Zophi’s siblings together, and saw Halix grow into a teen.

All right, so with that bit of a recap out of the way let’s go check in and see what is up with the family this time. I’m so happy to be playing them again.

We start off instantly with the notice that Zorah is now an elder. No more little Straud babies for her. The 3 is probably plenty, although they will be flagged once they are YA’s.

Pixey is hanging out and worked on a painting while chatting with her mom. For some reason in my mind she was already moved out in this picture, but she wasn’t yet. Pixey is still a teen.

Inside the house Halix is working on her homework and Ixael is working on his Arts and Crafts badge in scouting. Harvey is helping out Halix with her homework.

Then it’s time for Halix to work on her Keep Fit badge. For some reason this one has been tough for her to complete. You would think that swimming as a mermaid would help, but apparently not.

It was Spring Fling again, and this time the family completes the egg collection. That give us some points for a completed collection as long as we display them in the house.

The eggs were sitting all around the house so we set up some shelves in the toddlers room and set up all the eggs. I put the lighted eggs on the bottom shelf.

The kids tend to be up fairly late as Zophi is out at work. Grandpa Ukupanipo came out to haunt and the kids spent some time chatting with him.

Harvey still needs to get his fitness up the rest of the way, so he works out with Zophi. I worry about him sometimes as I don’t want him to go prematurely but usually they swim and that doesn’t wear him out as much.

Ixael is working hard on his social butterfly aspiration. He invites all the kids he’s managed to meet enough to get into his relationship panel over to watch some TV and hang out. I have never reached this aspiration, but there is a first time for everything.

Pixey tries to make herself a cake, but managed to set the stove on fire at the same time. Thank you so much Pixey!

It’s not a great cake, and we had to replace the stove as well, but then it’s time for Pixey to grow up into a YA and start out on her own.

Pixey adds Romantic to her Self-Assured and Perfectionist traits. Adds Good Manners and Responsible to her traits for getting those Character values and moves out on her own.

Ixael still had his classmates over as Pixey heads off to her own future. They were all building sandcastles out on the beach. I believe both Harvey and Zophi were at work and weren’t able to say goodbye yet, but she’ll be back.

Zohpi comes home with a promotion. She is up to level 9 in her career now and has all the things she needs for that final promotion. It’s just a matter of time now.

Kynzie comes out to visit and soak up some moon rays. It sort of cracks me up to see a ghost “sun bathe” like this when it’s night time.

Kevin stops by for a visit, and the face’s he was making were just priceless. Zophi is still very close with all of her siblings, and I believe Halix will be much the same with hers. I think even Yuri is in the best friend range now.

Ixael continues to work on his friendships with kids. It takes so much work to build up friendships. I know cloud/star gazing helps and they did that as well. I have also learned that photos help a lot too. So after chatting for a bit, we do some photos.

Soon they are friends and that is one child friend down, only 2 more to go. Ixael might actually meet this aspiration, although it is a lot of work. I think this has to be my least favorite of the kid aspirations. It just takes so much more effort it feels like.

Kendra is now an adult. Of course we flagged her already as a young adult, so there shouldn’t be much more that happens with her here. If there are any of the cousins that you find yourself wanting and can let me know before they are gone I’ll gladly upload them for you.

Looks like Zorah got herself yet another daughter. This girl is one of kids that Ixael has been trying to make friends with. It seems her parents both passed away so Zorah and Vlad took her in. I guess that’s good for them, she will have a unique childhood for sure.

Oh look, everyone moved into town too. I know he doesn’t show, but Oxkar and Zax were part of the same “household” upon moving out, so they moved into Forgotten Hallow, which makes sense for Zax vampire wants, and Pixey moved into Windenburg.

Speaking of the newly moved in siblings, Pixey invited Halix out to the Strangerville bar. Zax also happened to be there, so the siblings chatted for quite a while before Halix headed back home.

We got some exciting news, Nick and his wife had a little baby girl they named Natalie. So happy for Nick. He got started super late in life, but he added a daughter to the cousins all the same.

As Halix went to leave I had completely forgotten I had her pick up one of the bikes at home a while ago. It’s nice she decided to use it to get home to Sulani.

Ixael continued his work on getting friends with more children his own age by hanging out with this girl next. I do not, at the moment, remember her name, but they cloud gazed, took pictures, and went fishing together. The fishing was partially to work on Ixael’s scouting badge, but by the end the were friends.

Back at home he hangs out with his big sister and Halix is happy to do so. They are close and share a bit more of a special connection being the youngest two of the family.

Monday brings school and new school projects with both kids work on together. Halix gets herself the A in high school she needs, but Ixael is still working on getting his.

After the school work is done Ixael invites Christine over to the house. Since she has been adopted into the family she might as well spend more time here. Ixael builds sandcastles with her and they star gaze that night.

It’s enough to put Ixael over the requirements for his aspiration and he is officially the first sim I’ve had reach this aspiration. Way to go Ixael. Next he will be working on Whiz Kid as he’s already mostly maxed his mental skill already.

Halix continues to work on her scouting badge. Not sure why it’s so difficult for her, but this workout pushes her closer and she should be able to get the scouting aptitude trait.

With that I do believe we are going to call this entry complete. We are getting closer to Halix taking over, probably one more update, and hopefully Zophi and Harvey will max out their careers next time as well.

Generation 2.12 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.14

Latte Game – Generation 2.12

Generation 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.13

Hi!!! I am very excited to welcome you back to the Latte’s! The heir poll was up and we got quite a few votes, so thank you to everyone who voted. I have missed this family and am very excited to share with you this update.

The last time we were with the family Pixey grew into a teen, Ixael was born, grew into a toddler, and then grew into a child before the heir poll. Harvey grew into a elder, Zax and Oxkar into young adults, and Ukupanipo passed away and joined Kynzie on the other side. Finally we had WinterFest and Net Years. So with that recap out of the way I know you are all wanting to know the answer to one question…..who won?

Baby Z?

Baby O?

Baby P?

Baby H?

Baby I?


It is…..


Congrats Halix, you are our new heir to this challenge. Here is the breakdown of points for you.

Halix: 9 votes (4 Boolprop + 5 WP)
Oxkar: 3 votes (2 Boolprop + 1 WP)
Pixey: 2 votes (1 Boolprop + 1 WP)
Zax: 1 vote (1 WP)
Ixael: 1 vote (1 WP)

I’m so excited it’s Halix. Not only do I love her, but she adds some good letters! So we say goodbye to Zax and Oxkar, who were already YA’s. I have moved them out together, but you can find them individually in the gallery. For members of this family search #NameGameLattes, or to see all my sims #ciyrosesims

We start with Pixey helping out Ixael with his homework to finish up her scouting badges. She is now a Llamacorn Scout, and switches to get a job as a Lifeguard. That seemed to have made the most sense for a mermaid.

Zorah invited us out to Granite Falls, and so Zophi and Ixael went. Ixael started meeting people and fishing, with Zophi collected a few things around the area. They went home shortly after.

But not before it started raining, and Ixael managed to max the first level of social butterfly. I am so bad at this aspiration! If anyone has any hints about how to make it easier I will take any I can get. I hate this aspiration.

Back at home we get notice that Ember married a bear. Ok, so he’s not actually a bear, apparently just in a bear costume, but still. This is quite funny, but that also means all of the gen 1 kids are finally married off, even though we won’t have a ton of cousins.

Halix continues to work on her scouting badges, and should make it without too much issue. Ukupanipo haunts tonight and comes in to chat with her while she does something on the computer.

Ukupanipo also must have spent some time in the kids bathroom as nearly everything was broken. We have upgraded to unbreakable toilets now, which should help.

All right, both girls come home with A’s, and right in time too. Halix is about to grow up, although Pixey has a couple of days. I noticed teen A’s need to keep them from 3 days but I’m pretty sure it’s been last minute for everyone, so I’m only counting A’s for the kids.

It’s family reunion day, so Ember comes by, and Isla is here helping Halix and Ixael with his project for school. The rest of the siblings were invited and came too, as did Kendra, Kevin’s eldest daughter.

Halix finally masters her aspiration and chooses Social Butterfly to try and help her brother. She grows up soon so she won’t complete it.

Zophi works on grilling up some food for the family while some of the others chat. Here you can see Kevin and Nick both came as well. We will be losing some of these guys soon I would imagine. It will be sad to see the extended family start to die off.

Zorah and Yuri were her as well. The twins and Ember are the only ones not grey at this point. Zophi isn’t too far away and that means Zorah shouldn’t be either, since Zophi has had more kids.

Apparently family reunion day happened to also be the birthday of Zorah’s twins. We will have to take a look at them a little bit later, but they don’t seem TOO bad at the moment.

Zelphie also grew up into a teen on the same day as well. It was a busy day for this family and everyone was happy to have connected with the extended family some more.

Halix and Ixael are getting closer, and Ixael needs a best friend, which I thought Halix could be, but they weren’t building up relationship very quickly. I think I might need to use the picture taking thing.

Gotta love those Erratic sims. Halix has a bit of a “moment” before her birthday. Zax came by and both Zax and Pixey just seem to be unsure what to do with their little sister.

Then it was time. Happy Birthday dear Halix. That face is just something else. I’m not even sure what do with her. I love her! So Halix adds Jealousy to her Erratic trait and is now a teenager.

I gave Halix a bit of a make-over, and while I love her growing up hair, I decided to put her back in a braid. She also lost her glasses, and had nearly every outfit with some red in it, so that back her color. She, of course, wants to become a Musical Genius and will get a job in entertainment. We might need to expand the house to make some additional room.

Most of the family is together for Halix’s birthday and she and Ixael talk some more at the table. We continue to have family members calls Zophi, who is friends with all of her siblings, and Zax has asked to come over multiple times.

At the end of this day I got a notice I was not expecting to see. Nick is going to be a dad. He is fairly old at this point, and I’m surprised they are starting a pregnancy, but hopefully Nick will be able to see his baby grow up some.

I think I’m going to wrap up the update about the family here. I know it’s a little bit short, but I do want to cover the cousins a bit.

Here are Zorah’s twins with the vampire Vald. Opal turned out to be a pretty normal and cute little girl. I think she takes more after her mom, which is probably good for her. Orion also has his mom’s longer face, but I think he might take a little more after his dad. I’m interested in what they will look like as teens.

Speaking of teens, here is Zelphie. For a Vlad spawn she isn’t that bad. She won’t win any beauty contests, but it’s clear her mom’s looks are strong. I haven’t edited the kids in anyway, what they grew up in is what they got. So while Zelphie in her human form isn’t that bad……

Her vampire self is rather scary. I was shocked when I switched over to this view and saw her, and while I don’t often take pictures of the “other” forms for any of the kids, this one felt worth sharing.

Finally, here is Ember’s new husband when not in a bear outfit He is pretty handsome, and I selfishly hope they have at least a couple of kids before Ember is too old. Time will tell. Ok, I hope you enjoyed that update and look for another update following Halix as we work to get her to YA and ready to take over the challenge next time.

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Latte Game – Heir Poll #2

Generation 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.12

It is time for a new heir poll guys! Almost hard to imagine we are already back here and ready to vote on the next heir. Seems like just yesterday you all picked Zophi.

So, I will have this heir poll set up here, and then another one over at if you want to vote in either place, or in both if you feel super strongly about one of these guys.

Let’s get to the options:

First up is Zax. He was the oldest, and has been YA for about 5 sims days now. Zax just missed out on getting a full scout aptitude trait, but he did get A’s through school and also has Responsible and Good Manners. I have never done his aspiration, but with his aunt and uncle marrying two of the vampires I’m not sure I want to bother with it yet.

Next up is Oxkar. On top of the things listed above, he also got the Scouting Aptitude trait and Responsible. I have not done this aspiration or job before, although my ISBI spouse Audra is technically in this career but since I can’t control her I can’t say I’ve “DONE” it. He adds a couple of letters and wouldn’t be bad to have as heir.

Pixey is a great sim, and she carries the looks of her dad the most. She is not my favorite for heir as she adds only the letter “x” to our name game. She has an easy enough aspiration, however, and a fun mix of traits. She is on track to get Scouting Aptitude, Responsibility, and Good Manners.

The other girl in the family is next. Halix is one of my top picks. She adds some good letters (A, L, and X) although her blend of traits and aspiration could be interesting. Like her sister above, she carries her grandfather’s eye color but is otherwise mostly her mom in coloring. She is also on track to get the Scouting Aptitude, and likely a character trait or two.

Last, but certainly not least in my book, we have Ixael. He also brings an A, L and X into the mix and would be my other pick for heir. He has some interesting traits and an aspiration that I have not done before. He carries his mom’s looks much more than his dad’s but he has been fun so far. He got Top-Notch Toddler and I see no reason he won’t get Scouting Aptitude.

This would be a tough pick for me as I really, once again, like all of these kids. My lowest pick would be Pixey just because of letters, I did not do a good job with her name, but everyone else is completely up for grabs in my opinion. I love them all. This poll will remain open until the 21st and then I will gather the votes.

Generation 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.12

Latte Game – Generation 2.11

Generation 2.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Heir Poll | Generation 2.12

Hello all and welcome back to the Latte’s. By the end of this update we will be having an heir poll to decide who is our next heir/heiress for this challenge. The book thing is, we will get rid of x next generation regardless of who you pick.

So last update, we lost Kynzie, Nick got married, Zorah got pregnant again, Isla got married, Nick grew into an elder and we attended his party, and Halix grew up into a child, as did Zelphie, Zorah’s first daughter.

Here is the current generation family, as they are just after we start this update (because Pixey isn’t QUITE grown up yet.) We have Halix, then Oxkar, Zophi, Zax (who is holding baby “I”), Ukupanipo, Harvey, and then the grown-up Pixey.

The very first thing that happens as we head in game is Pixey, who has been hard at work on her aspiration, manages to complete it. Just in time too because it is officially her birthday.

Happy Birthday Pixey!! She grew up into a nice hairstyle for her and kept some blue in her outfit, which I decided to keep for her some in her other outfits. Let’s take a look at Pixey post-makeover.

She really is quite lovely, and if I had given her more than an ‘x’ to add to our letters I would probably be campaigning to keep her, but as it is, I think one of the other kids will be a better choice. She added Perfectionist to her Self-Assured trait and rolled to be a Painter Extraordinaire. Of course, since she worked on mental as a child.

Sitting down to a burger Zophi let’s me know it’s time for the birth. You can probably make out the gender in the first photo if you are really paying attention, but Zophi is happy to be done with her pregnancies.

No hospital this time, Zophi is a trooper and gives birth at home to a new little boy named Ixael. This is the final baby for Harvey and Zophi. Generation 2 is complete.

The kids are working on getting their “Get Fit” badges, well Pixey is, and Zax has discovered the yoga mat. That mat is beginning to become popular around here.

Then, because we got the notice and decided to age him up a little earlier than the other so we could get to know him a bit before the heir poll, we have a new toddler in the house.

Here is Ixael as a toddler after a small make-over. Oh my goodness is he a cutie! If he keeps up his cute looks he might be one of my favorites of this gen. He rolls Inquisitive for his trait, and that’s probably good with as busy as this family gets.

I had to remember why I took this photo…..Kynzie decided to “visit.” You can see she managed to break the computer (by using it) and then most of the plumbing in the bathroom. This is the one downside of ghosts.

Zophi plays with her youngest son and they enjoy the experience. Ixael is usually not the happiest of toddlers being left to his own devices. He does like to autonomously watch though.

To try and get the kids their Outdoor badge I send them finishing, only to realize this fishing spot isn’t a good one for that, they need a more common one.

Oh look, Zorah had twins. The O twins, Opal and Orion, are born to Zorah and Vald. They are right there with Kevin in the number of kids so far, and I can only hope she doesn’t keep having them well into the next generation.

I realize I am a terrible watcher, and after sending the kids to get their outdoor badge, which they did and I apparently missed pictures of, we get home and Harvey ages up. I’m so sorry Harvey. I didn’t even realize you were at this point.

Harvey isn’t the only one with a birthday. It’s also time for Zax to become a YA. I am going to play through the end of this sim week so Ixael can become a child, and that will also make Oxkar a YA. Zax doesn’t get any make-over, just an extra outfit added to his looks. He gets Perfectionist added to Loner and Paranoid. He just misses the final scout badge, but he does get Responsible and Good Manners.

Harvey is still only at Fitness level 7, and so he works on dancing his way up the fitness level. It doesn’t seem to tire him out too bad, and then he heads off to swim for a bit as well.

Sadly, right after I went through Uku’s inventory, he waved good-bye. Zophi was just coming back from work and Zax woke up to come watch. I sent them both on their way back to bed. So long Uku, you can be with Kynzie again now.

The girl cousins are all aging up. We will be heading out to flag Imani and Evelynn by the end of this entry. We do not need more Latte’s than nessecary populating the hood.

Halix got up while Grim was still hanging around and he complained about the state of the kitchen. I realize it’s a bit of a mess Grim, this family gets crazy busy and doesn’t always clean themselves.

Harvey does come home with a new promotion. He is at level 8 in his career, and we will see if he makes it. I’m not holding my breath on it. I would just like him to see Ixael at least turn teen.

Kynzie is out and giving her lovely daughter a hug. It’s been very hard on Zophi to lose her dad. Both of her parents felt almost immortal at times, and it’s hard to lose them.

It’s WinterFest again and the family, while still mourning the loss of Uku, decorates the tree and enjoys opening presents with each other. They have a grand meal, and then Beach Father Winter visits and more presents are opened.

The kids do still work on school. Oxkar manages to come home with an A this day, and Pixey and Halix are likely to come home with an A after the next day of school, but it’s the weekend now.

Oxkar manages to get his final scouting badge (good deeds) putting his baby brother to bed with a story. Ixael and Oxkar will grow up here soon, and Ixael needs just a little bit more work on his skills tomorrow.

Halix is trying to get her mental skill maxed out, but of course, right as she sits down at the computer, it breaks. But she is now focused, so it’s out to the potion station.

Kevin’s son, Vince, has also now become a teen. The family has grown quite a bit from when we started with Kynzie in that tiny little house so long ago, although it doesn’t really feel THAT long ago.

Oxkar reads Ixael a final book to max out his imagination, and all Ixael should need to do is finish up movement, which he heads out to the slide to take care of. He will be another top-notch toddler.

Pixey and Ixael are on hand to celebrate with Oxkar on growing up into a young adult. He adds Self-Assured to his traits, and also got Scouting Aptitude, and Responsible. He purchases Always Welcome and Incredibly Friendly to help him with the Friend of the World aspiration.

Then it’s time for our final birthday before the heir poll. Zophi brings her youngest son, and she looks so proud and happy at him after he grows up.

Here’s a better look at him with a small make-over. Ixael is mostly his mom, but there is some of his dad in there too. He rolls Lazy and Social Butterfly for his aspiration. I still have never successfully finished that one, so we’ll see.

It was not just a bunch of birthdays, but it was also New Year’s Eve. The family gathered around and watched the count down. It was a successful and fun day for the entire family.

Aww, a kiss at midnight. These two are so sweet, and I have loved having Zophi and Harvey as the couple for this generation. They are very sweet.

As a final update, Zophi runs out and flags both Evelynn and Imani to not get married or to have children. Yes, they will live fairly lonely lives, but neither of them seem upset by it.

As a fun side note, we stopped by the Straud’s first, as Evelynn was initially listed as being there, and seeing Vald play with Orion was pretty funny, I will admit.

All right, I will have the heir poll up, you can use the links either at the bottom or top of the page and I will also put one up on as well. My favorites are Halix and Ixael, just in part of the letters they would bring in, but I love all of these kids.

Just for fun as I head off to leave you to vote, here is a look at Vince, Kevin’s son and Yenifer, the daughter of Yuri and his lover Hali’a. They are both pretty interesting mixes of their parents.

Here is also Zorah’s twins, Opal and Orion. Sorry that Orion is so much smaller, apparently I didn’t line the camera up as good on him. They are pretty similar and are both vampires as well.

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