Otts Family – Alan 06

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Oh hi, you are back. I’m surprised, did you read the last update?? Not that any of us likely forgot what happened, but the family lost about 1/2 of our points passing out left and right. Mostly from Bailie and Audra. We barely saw the boys.

That is NOT an invitation to start trying to “catch up”!!! You had plenty the entry before! *glares at the boys*

*sigh* Ok, let us see if we can possibly get some points back, are you ready? Uncle Arthur is over again, and Bryce wants to love the kitty. Not sure kitty is wanting to be loved by a stink ball, I mean kid, but she handles it well.

You can’t always get what you want……CLEARLY.

I’m not bitter, I swear!

Oh, so you DO know how to use that!!!? Oh that face….

Well, whatever, you got nothing skill wise, and it’s your birthday, finally. You better take after your dad in more than losing us points as a toddler.

“Happy birthday….blah blah”

Welcome to childhood Bryce. We’ll give you a bit of a make-over in just a moment.

Bryce: *sigh* Happy Birthday to me.

Wow, you are not happy to grow up are you

Bryce: I am, but you don’t like me do you? I’ll never get to be heir.

What??!! Why would you say that? I mean, you lost us a lot of points, but so did your dad.

Bryce: But you follow Bailie all the time now.

That cause she’s been the one passing out lately. You have just as much a chance right now to be heir as her!

Hmmm….maybe I’ve been too hard on the poor kid. *sigh*

However, not with Julia. Just about every electronic in this house is broken currently. The only thing we had left was the TV, which Julia broke and then walked away from.

Thanks Julia!

Bryce, are you doing homework? Bless you kid! See, you are still in the running!

Bryce: Well I’m focused.

Can you maybe convince your mom to practice writing?

Audra: I’ll get there.

So Audra sets down the game and heads up stairs to try her hand at the violin. Could work on writing, but no, the skill she has never shown interest in is much more appealing. At some point they will have one more kid, but I’m scared to bring another kid in at this point.

Oh Julia, you remembered how to be useful???

Julia: I’m always useful, what are you talking about?

Well we could have used a lot more of your help with the kids lately. You were super mom of your time.

Julia: Who’s talking?

Ok, guys, I’m starting to worry about Julia, seriously.

Oh thank you Audra for finding a bed to nap in! You have no idea how happy it makes me. It’s even your own bed. You can be super mom again.

So it took me forever to get this, but here is Bryce’s make-over picture. He rolled Squeamish, which should be great for him in this house, and got the Social Butterfly aspiration. He is adorable though!

Oh Bryce, maybe your squeamishness will actually be helpful. Thank you for cleaning.

Bryce: Do I get to be heir now?

Well it will be up to a vote, but if you can earn us back some points it would go a LONG way.

Bryce: Does this earn points?

Well, not challenge points, but you do get heir points. 🙂

Bryce: Does dancing earn me points? Look at my moves!

Keep going kid, this could earn you some points.

Ok, this picture just made me laugh so much. Audra went to spray for monsters under the bed, but Julia was already sleeping in it, so there were not going to be any monsters there over night.

Audra: Or I could be trying to spray Julia out of my sons bed.

You weren’t, you know you weren’t. Bryce is doing fine, go to bed before something bad happens again.

This is a much better interaction with Jill then trying to pass out on her. This was seriously their first interaction, unless you count Jill watching her passed out on the ground over and over again. So cute!

I really wanted the family to move but they don’t have enough money. The toddlers cannot keep staying on the top floor, so it’s time to rearrange. Toddler room downstairs, adult and child rooms upstairs. Let see if it helps.

The TV is still broken, but Bryce, my man, is doing the dishes. Great job Bryce, keep it up!

Bryce: I could be a good heir!

Wow, look everyone, Julia is mopping. It’s amazing. She seems to be coming in and out of a fog.

It’s already going better with toddlers downstairs. Bailie gets herself up and heads to the kitchen for food which she just brought straight back to bed. Thank you Bailie, I still love you.

Bryce: I heard that!

I love you too!

Jill grows up from being a kitten to a full grown cat. I don’t know how much anyone pays attention to Jill, but she’s cute anyway. I do not know how to handle TS4 pets yet, so this is a crash course.

She does probably need to be trained some though. Bad Jill, don’t eat the cake!

So Adura needs to introduce herself to 10 sims, and Bryce needs to meet 5 sims for their milestones, so I have the bright idea to hold a house party. Alan, for some reason, decides he must leave the house to set it up

Alan: What, it’s loud in there!

Audra looks very pretty in her fancy dress. She doesn’t get to use it too often. Little Bailie is ready for bed though, so Audra takes care of her while guests arrive.

Looks guys, Araina came to the party!!! She is still alive! Arthur seems happy to see her too.

Audra, what are you doing honey? Alan is cooking already!

Audra: Don’t worry, I got this.

But it’s unnecessary.

To make matters worse Alan starts talking to her and I was just sure a fire was going to break out. Wonderfully it did not.

One of our guests decided that the toddler messes…aka Bailie art, is unwanted and starts cleaning our floor. Thanks random sim.

Little Bailie was apparently not interested in being left out of the party, but she was so tired she needed to take a nap instead.

Bryce sits down and talks with some people. All he needs is to meet 1 more person to unlock a milestone, but it doesn’t happen at the party.

NO no no, Bryce, don’t do it!!!!

Bryce: *yawn*

*sigh* He did it. -5 points. We were doing so well.

The party takes a dark turn when Julia gets up form the table and shows us it’s her time. I would love to say I will really really miss you Julia, but I think it’s time for you to be with Eddie.

Oh honey. I think Julia’s death called Bailie back out of her bed. Poor girl, I don’t blame her for this one specifically. -5 points

Eddie came out to console his boys from the loss of their mom. Ariana luckily left before she saw it, but Alan and Arthur were here.

Then Eddie was very helpful and started doing the dishes. Thank you so much Eddie! I do miss you.

I think we are going to wrap up this update now. Next update we should have another birthday or two and maybe Audra and Alan will work on getting their 3rd kid.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 33 (-165)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +35

So we lost some more points, but the point loss does seem to be slower than the hemorrhage of lost points we had. I can only hope we don’t keep losing points and the rate we have been.

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Otts Family – Alan 05

Alan 04 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 06

Hi and welcome back to the Passout Family….ahem, I mean the Otts family.

Otts Family: We all heard that!

Yeah, you just keep talking.

Anyway, welcome back to the insanity that is Generation A of this ISBI Alphabetcy. I was nuts to try this and will be bald by the time we are through 26 generations if generation 2 is any indication how it will go from here. I have hope though!

So last time, beyond having a bunch of pass-outs, Bryce grew up into toddler age, and then in the longest post in history, we also stayed with the family while Bailie was born and grew into a toddler. With two toddlers let’s see how things go.

We start off with little Bailie who is talking with the big blue bear. She is so stinking cute, just like her dad.

She obviously has decided she needs to be everything to this story because as we go to check on mom, she’s there dancing with her as well. Yes, there is only one of her.

After a little mother/daughter dancing it’s time to play with dolls, which is another mother/daughter event. Seriously Bailie, you are blog hog this update.

Bryce is downstairs eating popcorn. It may not be the most filling, or healthy option all the time, but it keeps the kids from starving. That popcorn has saved my toddlers many times.

Bryce might be feeling a little neglected on the mom front, since she has a little girl to hang out right now and spends a lot of time with Bailie. He decides to try and get her attention.

It must work because the next time I see little Bailie she is dancing by herself while Bryce and mom play dolls. One isn’t always the loneliest number, when you are a dancing queen.

You might be wondering where Julia and Alan are. Well they are still here. Alan is sleeping.

Julia is also sleeping, and even in her own bed. Julia confuses which bed is hers a lot in these elder years.

Audra could be working on WRITING, you know, that thing you need for your job! But no, she is playing chess while her daughter makes a mess.

Audra: I’ll get to it.

When? When one of your kids is TH?

Then, Bailie did a thing I didn’t think toddlers could do. She is just on day one of being a toddler, has never done this before, and no one was around to help her and she used the potty on her own.

I’m not going to complain!

After she “tries” the first time she still needs to potty so Alan comes up and helps her. She got the skill for trying, but not the benefit of actually going apparently.

Alan, she is a toddler, I don’t think you have to turn around and close your eyes.

Alan: I’m just trying to give her the privacy we would all like to have.

You are still evil right?

Alan: Oh yes….verrrrry.

Uh huh.

Oh my gosh the attitude in this little girl is just too much!!!! If she doesn’t fall apart can we think of choosing her for heir people!!???

After potty lesson it’s time for bedtime story with dad while drifting off to sleep.

You’re telling her an evil story right?

Alan: What? Oh I mean, yes, of course….*ahem* ….and then they lived..umm…evily ever after……

Riiiiiight

Hey look, it’s uncle Arthur! I wonder if Arthur, or Ariana will ever get married and have their own kids. Both of them moved to StrangerVille, and we haven’t heard from Ariana in a long time…..

Hmmm…..perhaps we shouldn’t think about it too long.

Anyway, yay, Arthur is here visiting! Julia is happy to see her youngest son!

Not to be left out of anything this entry, little Bailie decides to sit and join her grandma and uncle. She is so precocious.

I’m not sure who got tired of talking to who first, but Bailie decides to play a game on the tablet. We have a kids one around somewhere.

She is going to be my mess maker.

Yes, very much the mess maker. If you see a mess on the floor there is a good bet it was Bailie.

Hi Eddie! Meet your grandchildren (so far), Bailie and Bryce. We miss you around here!

Also, can we just take a moment to take in this pictures……*sniff*

You can’t really tell, but a thunderstorm has hit and it is scaring the kids horribly. Audra is on-hand to help though! I love the faces on the kids.

Super mom works on getting the kids to bed so they can sleep through most of the storm.

Then, although she seems as shocked as we were, we remember it was her birthday. Oopps. Happy Birthday Audra. I’m sorry I forgot to make you a cake!

Audra: I forgot too! It’s weird, I’m an adult.

To make up for missing her birthday we get Audra a birthday gift. She is a cat lover after all.

Meet Jill, who quickly becomes the newest member of our crazy Otts house. Alan is the first to welcome little Jill.

Oh my gosh, I’m dying of cuteness over here. I love this cat already!

Jill becomes our official greeter of the visitors, and wouldn’t you know it, our first visitor is Arthur!

Then we started the evening. First Audra passes out. I feel like she was trying to get to Bailie to get her to bed. *sigh* Sorry Audra. -5 points

Bailie is picked up and set down about 3 or 4 times before doing this. Now, I realized, this isn’t actually a pass out. She is napping, on the floor, but napping, for now.

She wakes up from her nap and is desperate for someone to give her a bath and/or take her to bed, so she tries grandma Julia.

YOOWOOO, JULIA!!!

Julia: Wow, look at that rain.

Julia, your granddaughter needs you.

Julia: Mmmm….am I hearing something?

*sigh* Of course this is what happens when ISBI adults forget how to do anything. Julia used to be a good parent. -5 points

Super mom Audra to the rescue! Or, at least she tries….

She put Bailie on Bryce’s bed, which Julia walked in and quickly picked her up from. Then set her on the other side of the bed as Bryce walks in.

Audra, can we leave Bailie alone, she might take herself to bed. Bryce needs you.

Audra: But she is so tired, and dirty

I know, but please take care of Bryce, or he’s going to start losing us points too.

Luckily, she does so and leave Julia and Bailie to fight out who’s going to do what.

Well, it’s not really SLEEP, but it’s at least not passing out on the floor. I will accept this Bailie, but you need to sleep soon.

Oh Adura! What caused you to go downstairs, instead of too bed? -5 points

Audra: But kitt………*snore

Oh my gosh. Bailie! You were IN BED. I know you were napping, but you could have just gotten under the covers. -5 points

Ok, Adura, I know you are trying to take care of your kids, but they are lost causes. Please just go to bed. -5 points

Lets take a break from pass-outs to see a cute kitten running around. Hiya Jill, at least you aren’t losing me points.

So basically all of that happened in about a 5 sim hour time span during the night, give or take. ALL THOSE POINTS…..GONE.

Bailie is nearly starving, poor kid, although it does appear she finally got a bath, so mom puts her in the high chair.

Audra: What happened to ‘super mom’?

You….Yeah, you are still super mom. But you have to start taking care of yourself better!

Audra: But these kids need me.

And I need you to stop losing me points!

Oh look, Julia sees her. Of course, shortly after this Bailie is ready to get out of her chair….

…and sleep again. -5 points

I give up…..what has happened to you all? I was right, these are Alan’s kids. I can only hope they get better.

Speaking of, Alan….how good of you to join us. These are YOUR children.

Alan: Huh?

In a short period of time you have nearly wiped out the points brought in by your family before you took over. Are you even close to getting a new milestone?

Alan: Wait, what? What is going on? *looks at Audra*

Audra: You know what, I’m with her, they are your kids! I’ve passed out more in the last 24 hours then in my entire life!

Audra: I’m just going to lay down now. -5 points

Audra, what are you doing!!!????

Audra: No your right, that was not a good spot. How about I lay here on the carpet? -5 points

AUDRA, GO TO BED!!!! For pete’s sake, please, for everything that is good, go to a bed, ANY bed. I literally don’t care!

Ok, I’m done. I just…..I can’t anymore with you guys. Alan, when you took over we had 110 points. I just want you to remember that.

Alan: Huh?

ARGHH!!!!!!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 31 (-155)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +45

Oh my gosh guys. We basically halved our score from last update. HALVED! You guys are lucky I love you, seriously!

Alan 04 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 06

Otts Family – Alan 04

Alan 03 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 05

Welcome back to the Otts family. Last time, right as we ended our first generation B baby, Bryce turned into a toddler and Arthur had moved out. Audra was pregnant again and Alan was working on his aspiration. So what happens this time?

Let’s start off with a little make over picture of Bryce as a toddler.

All right, ever aww together. He has most of his mothers coloring and is ADORABLE!

Alan starts teaching Bryce to walk right away, not that he will be able to do it for long, Alan is tired all the time, Bryce waking him up over and over again.

So Bryce goes and plays with this toy blocks. He is just too cute, I love this kid!

So Arthur has decided to move into StrangerVille, maybe to be near Ariana. I wonder if he will find a family. (Arthur does have a family over in the Odyssey by Teresa if you want to go check him out there.)

Eddie has been coming around and breaking everything he can lately. Not sure why Eddie has felt the need to break nearly every sink and at least one toilet or shower a night, but he has. He also likes to haunt other things, like this set of wall hangings.

However, having Eddie around isn’t all bad. He sometimes cleans and he does offer support from time to time.

Audra is a very good mom, she really is. She is tired and hungry much of the time, but takes time out to bring Bryce to the chair and give him food. Then we get a surprise visitor.

It’s uncle Arthur, and he is a good uncle. Bryce likes his uncle A very much. He has not met, that I can remember, his auntie Ariana. It’s sad she has stopped visiting lately. Maybe there is a secret boyfriend we haven’t yet learned about.

Hi Alan, whatcha doing?

Alan: Helping Bryce with the slide. I can be scary the first couple of times.

Yes, I’m sure it can be. Are you sure you are evil?

Alan: I already told you, you rolled it, I didn’t pick it!

While TRYING to give Bryce a bath something kicked them out of it, and well…..-5 points

Bryce then decides to destroy the dollhouse. This poor baby is always angry about something.

Almost right after he destroys it, he walks down the hall and does this…..

Kid, you decided to destroy it all by yourself. Don’t act all sad and hurt that it’s broken. Maybe if you would stop destroying it you could play with it more than a minute.

Alan gets a call from Arthur to head to the flea market and I say, sure, why not. Alan is in a terrible mood, very low on sleep, what’s the worse that could happen?

Seriously, it goes great, although Alan is a wuss when it comes to spicy food. The Pho (which on it’s own I’ve never know to be THAT spicy in real life, unless you add the spice) causes flames to come out of his mouth.

When Alan gets home, which he manages to do without passing out, or dying in some other way…..Thank you Alan.

Alan: Doing my best

We find Audra is giving little Bryce a bath…..seriously good pick for a spouse. I love Audra.

Right as Audra is getting home from work the next day we get the notice, she is in labor. Time to meet the new baby B. So Alan and Audra head to the hospital.

Where I fear for Audra….I really do. I guess all the good doctors and nurses don’t want to live here, so they have to keep the ones they had?

Alan, in all his wisdom, runs to the….break room? To heat up something in he pulls out of the fridge in the microwave.

Um….Alan, your wife is going to have a baby.

Alan: I know, don’t worry, I won’t miss it. Have you seen how slow that ghost checking her in is?

Turns out he was right. You can see another patient in the background behind Audra (barley) and she is STILL waiting to check in when Alan is basically done with his food.

Thankfully, the one other non-ghost sim on the lot (besides the other patient) is Audra’s doctor, although he doesn’t look overly excited. Maybe it’s because he had to sign up for after-life years here too.

To Alan’s credit, right about the time the doc got to the machine Alan ran down to stand right outside the door and freak out….twice.

Alan: Hey, I was here!

It’s a single birth, thank goodness, and a little girl we name Bailie. Everyone, meet Bailie Otts. +5 points

Why sims change into their clothes, only to change back into the hospital gown to go home I do not understand, I’m going to guess an unintentional bug. Either way, back at home Audra continues to be a good mom taking care of little Bailie.

Alan, once again, fixed the dollhouse and this time gets Bryce to play with it. He was SERIOUSLY on his way to destroy it again when I told Alan to go play with him with it, and it worked.

Eddie it back, and everyone is so tired running after Bryce and Bailie waking them up at all hours, so he keeps an “eye” on Bryce.

And then he proceeds to haunt our toilet. He might be losing his touch though because he did this 3 times and the toilet didn’t break!

The sink, as you can see in the background, was not so lucky, but the family has a breakfast together. Alan is actually around the corner heading to the table.

Alan tries to get tips from his mom on how she handled the three of them. He’s so tired all the time.

Audra is back to taking care of Bailie, so Alan is left to try and get their son to bed.

Which is so much harder than it should be. Alan will pick him up, walk into the bed room, set him down. Bryce will walk out into the hall, rinse repeat. SERIOUSLY, GO TO BED!!!!!! -5 points

It was about 4 in the morning, and Bailie woke Audra and Alan up around 7. Yay for poor Alan, who has taken a couple days off work, and hasn’t been able to do anything but try and deal with Bryce.

He is totally your son.

Alan: What? What are you talking about??!!!

That was you, he’s just like you.

I start to feel bad they don’t have coffee. Alan is so tired he even breaks the oven.

Awww, look, uncle Arthur is back. He might be non-committal, but he is really good with kids!!! I am really starting to miss you Arthur!

Bryce gets dirty really fast, like all the time. How, how does this happen? You never go outside???

Good heavens that is pile of dishes!!! I guess everyone has been too tired to clean lately. These guys need help, seriously, it’s getting so bad!

I told you, he’s YOUR SON. I should have know. -5 points

Yes, see, EXACTLY WHERE HE GETS IT!!! -5 points

Ok family, this standing around outside after work has got to stop, this is getting stupid! -5 points

Oh my gosh! I quit, I freaking quit!!!! Not only this, but I got the warning she is burning up. If you die on me Julia I will raise you and kill you myself! -5 points.

Arthur went to work exhausted and I was so worried he would come home and pass out, but he managed to make it to his bed like a good sim. THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT PEOPLE.

After he woke up, we had received notice it was time for little Bailie to grow up, so Alan did the honors. Let’s hope she takes more after her mother.

Here is a quick look at little Bailie after her make-over. She looks so much like her dad. She is going to be a little heart-breaker. I love her. Please be good huh?

And with that, I seriously cannot take anymore of this family today. Hopefully next time they will get in better shape. We also might be moving. The family has done well enough to get a decent amount of money and I would love to move them somewhere with a pool if possible. We will see.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 23 (-115)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 5 (+25)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +85

That being over 100 points was nice while it lasted. I am decided if I have Audra and Alan have more kids. They already are not able to keep up with the one they have and we just added a second into the mix. Now, Bryce’s birthday is coming up very soon and then he will be a child, which would help.

I guess I will just have to see, but for now…..bye from the Otts family.

Alan 03 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 05

Otts Family – Alan 03

Alan 02 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 04

Hi and welcome back. Three updates in a row, three days in a row. It’s a little crazy isn’t it? Well, a lot has happened with the Otts family, and I played a ton over the holiday weekend, so let’s get started shall we?

Alan spends more time on his violin. I think getting him through the music aspiration isn’t going to be that terribly difficult. I’m excited to see what he gets next.

Really Audra? Am I going to start having to dislike you? Why did you stay dancing instead of walking through the door right there that leads to a bathroom?? -5 points

Then it happened. I knew it was coming and I still wasn’t ready. Not yet Eddie!! Your grand baby is almost here!!!!

Alan was home, but upstairs, so I started sending him downstairs, but he gets to the bottom of the stairs and starts freaking out. Why???

Audra is in labor. So Alan stopped to panic about the labor, which means he didn’t get to his dad in time to plead with the reaper!!! NO EDDIE!!!!!! *sniff* All right, off to the hospital you two.

It took forever to check Audra in, and meanwhile Alan decided it was the perfect time to chat up this ghost doctor. He was probably wondering if there was anything that could be done for his dad. Meanwhile, poor Audra is just waiting to be allowed back to the rooms.

Eventually the doctor, or rather nurse practitioner, arrives and Audra heads back. Alan decides it’s more important to keep talking to Ghost Doc.

Hooray, only one baby! It’s a little boy, whom we name Bryce. Welcome baby Bryce Otts.

Back at home uncle Arthur, who is still actually around, just hasn’t done anything to warrant being talked about until now….

Arthur: Hey now!

Well, you haven’t. You are at a low C in school, haven’t done homework is weeks, haven’t done anything towards your aspiration, but also haven’t passed out, peed yourself, or otherwise been a nuisance.

Arthur: Ok, but ouch. Now, what to do with a smelly, crying child.

Just tend to the baby already!

We have received notice it’s also someone’s birthday. Julia, my dear, I know you are sad and miss your beloved, but you look lovely.

Alan tries to be a good big brother. He may get a positive moodlet from being around misery because of his “evil” trait, but he also shares the hurt of their dad’s passing and tries to cheer up his brother.

Alan then keeps working out. He is one of my fittest sims ever. He seriously seems to enjoy working out.

Julia was always a good mom with babies, and she turns out to be a good grandma as well. She heads up to baby Bryce and handle all his needs.

Alan is also a good dad, and currently Audra doesn’t sleep in her bed, she sleeps in any of the others she can. My guess is she doesn’t want the baby to wake her, so Alan takes that on.

Audra is actually a pretty good dancer, she gets down to the music. I haven’t seen the moves she pulls out yet from my sims.

Then Alan is back at practicing the violin. He just needs a little bit more to reach a milestone.

And milestone hit! Way to go Alan. +5 points. He got a bit of an audience to boot.

Ok, it is SERIOUSLY dangerous to be on the streets in this part of town apparently. Julia, standing around in the front of the house, gets into a fight.

Audra isn’t QUITE the mother that Julia was. She does eventually take care of the baby, but to start she just tries to quiet him.

Poor Julia has had a rough time, getting into a fight, losing Eddie. So when I find her crying in the bathroom I feel for her. She JUST became and elder and has to live all her elder years without her love.

Love Day is here again, and so Audra and Alan take the day off work and go on a much needed date to their favorite burger joint.

Once they get back home, Alan pulls Audra into the shower for some additional fun.

With that move, a second B-baby is on the way. Congrats to the happy couple. Audra is about 8 days older than Alan, but with pregnancies he is going to catch up fast.

To wrap up this story, Love Day was also the day for two birthdays in the house. First up is Arthur. Alan baked him a cake.

Arthur wound up with the Responsible trait, so YAY, that’s +5 points from Arthur. Bye Arthur, I’m sure we will see you around soon!

The second birthday is Bryce’s birthday. Alan goes up to the bassinet to help him grow up, and my but is he a cutie!

I will probably give him a bit of a makeover before the next update, but for now, the family still holds many moodlets of being sad, but luckily Bryce has given them a lot of reasons for happiness as well. I’m excited to see what the next little baby will be.

We also got a notification that Ariana has moved into StrangeVille, of course she has, but no notifications of any relationships for her yet. I would expect Arthur will probably start a relationship fairly quickly, but we will see.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 4 (-20)
Pass Out (-5) : 17 (-85)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 4 (+20)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 15 (+75)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +110

All right we are back up to 110 points. This ISBI is going pretty well, and while Audra’s standing around outside the front of the house is fairly irritating I’m hoping we are passed the worst of it now. I miss Eddie, he was such a great sim, but with the baby coming I just wasn’t able to save him. I’m sure he would have loved Bryce.

Alan 02 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 04

Otts Family – Alan 02

Alan 01 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 03

Welcome back to the Otts! Last time we saw how Alan did at taking over as the TH. He managed to find a girl, get married, and have a new little nooboo on the way. The rest of the family didn’t do a whole lot, but let’s see how it all goes this entry.

So we start with Audra sharing the news about the new baby. Alan looks a little dubious. Although he’s excited later.

I love it when Ariana comes over for a visit. She always fixes the electronic stuff! Thank you Ariana!!!

Alan gets busy fixing everything else. We realize that when we moved, we didn’t update all of the new sinks and toilets, which is probably leading to why they are always broken.

Audra is a Loner, Geek, Cat Lover. At some point I will probably get them a cat for that reason. I took her traits, loaded them into a randomizer, and rolled her an aspiration, which is Party Animal. I don’t know that she will get very far in anything, but we’ll see. I did get her a job as a Style Influencer, that seemed to to fit her, although she loves video games, so maybe I should have done something with that.

Audra finishes up her game and starts doing this….

I love you Audra. I feel like you were the right choice for Alan. If we can get things to stop breaking so much, you clean and that’s all we need!

She does seem to like popcorn more than just about any other food, but that’s ok. There is always a ready supply for the toddlers to come. I also gave her a bit of a make-over, but there isn’t a whole lot different in her everyday look.

Eddie finishes his meal and starts working out. Eddie, I know you are getting close to end of life, and I appreciate you want to extend it, but please don’t quicken it!

Audra seems to be night owl, she is up all hours. Arthur has started sleeping right after school and then being up all night. He also hasn’t done any homework since Ariana left. I’m a bit worried about him. The two keep each other company at night discussing music.

Audra then decides it’s the perfect time to go build a snow man. I don’t think she ever finished it.

Julia, my dear, you are fighting a losing battle, but I still love that you try. You had to be one of the best ISBI spouses I could have found!

YAY for Alan getting us points!!! +5 Points

Ok kid, you have made up your point losses as a toddler. I think I can officially like you now.

Alan: Gee, thanks.

Eddie, my man, what happened??? -5 points

The standing around outside has claimed another victim. Come on Audra!!! -5 Points.

Seriously girl, GO INSIDE!!!

Alan has been at work so he cannot do anything to help his wife, but he does come home with this: (sadly it gives us no points.)

Ugh, seriously Audra. If you get hurt in someway, and why the heck is this person fighting you? Apparently this is why you should be in your house and not out on the streets!

I guess she won? Good thing fights aren’t a point loss! Audra, stop buying food and GO HOME. You have a fridge STOCKED WITH FOOD steps away!

I finally have Alan “Call Over” to Audra so she actually comes into the house. From there, she seems fine. Takes a shower, sleeps in bed, etc. *sigh* Who know what is going to happen with this.

The next day:

Audra: Sink is broken.

Yes, I know, you also broke the shower.

So Alan to the rescue, again. Seriously need to get upgrades done on everything.

I make myself a little nervous, Alan isn’t NEW to cooking, but I’ve had him make salads, this is the first thing he’s COOKED, but he did a great job!

Awww, Eddie!! Too bad I don’t get points for this, but good job!

Audra comes home from work and starts to stand around again, so Alan goes over and cloud gazes with her.

They manage to go to sleep in the same bed, at the same time this night. It’s kind of a miracle. I’ll be happy when the baby arrives!

I was going to try and get to when the nooboo was born, but I have played that far ahead and feel like I need to do another post for all of that information. So for now we will call it a day from the Otts!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 3 (-15)
Pass Out (-5) : 17 (-85)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 14 (+70)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +100

Well it was fun to be above 100 while it lasted, but I will take being at 100 positive points. We will see what happens with this next update and how many points we gain or lose there.

Alan 01 | Rules | Family Tree | Alan 03

Otts Family – Alan 01

Eddie 10 | Rules | Alan 02

Welcome back to the Otts, and welcome to the start of Alan Otts’ time as the TH for this family. Eddie has moved into NTH status after completing a couple of aspirations and raising his 3 kids.

Upon entering the household almost everyone was asleep, or heading to sleep, but Alan was up and alert, so we decided to take him into town to see if there were any YA ladies that struck his fancy. We first stopped by the night club, and spied this bar tender.

They hit it off really well, and I think she’s quite pretty. Her name is also Audra, which would fit in great for our alphabetcy. However, wanting to make sure we look at our options, Alan heads for the Cafe.

While enjoying his breakfast we see a woman heading over to the food stand, she is a vendor, but also a young adult. Alan heads out to great her.

She’s pretty enough, but I also want some genetic diversity in the family, and she has the same brown hair as Alan already has. Plus, they don’t hit it off nearly as well. So Alan makes another stop and heads to the library. The librarian here is also a young adult female and quite pretty.

She and Alan have a nice conversation, but of the 3, after a short conversation Audra has the highest relationship. They hit it off so well, she has the blond hair to bring into the mix, and is really cute. So we send Alan home.

Whatcha doing Alan?

Alan: Chatting with Audra. She’s pretty cool, I kind of like her.

That is very sweet Alan. I like her too, enjoy your chatting.

(Yes, he was chatting with Audra and kept showing the little hearts, it was adorable!)

Alan then heads up stairs to practice his violin. I realized we could have had him do the guitar, and it might have made more sense for him, but then you see Alan play the violin and I realize it was the right choice.

It’s “Out on the Town” night or whatever they call it the next day, and even though it’s snowing like crazy, the family heads down to the new burger joint that just opened up in town. Alan also invites Audra to come with him, and Ariana gets to join in as well.

The dinner goes really well until this…

-5 points, although, full disclosure, I knew this was likely. Julia was in pretty bad shape. She still will just stand around for hours outside the house before she comes in.

As the family thinks about heading home, Alan goes around the side to say good-bye to Audra. They are too cute! Please be a good pick Audra!

The next day, while Alan is working around the house he gets a phone call from Audra that said she couldn’t get him out of her mind (yes, that is what it actually said) and would he like to go on a date. So back to the burger joint we went….only this time in a blizzard.

The cold and snow wasn’t going to stop these adorable love birds.

The next day is New Years and so Alan hatches a plan, with my help of course. Audra is invited over to celebrate with the family.

She and Arthur have already formed quite the relationship, but she seems to really like Alan.

The countdown to midnight is watched without Audra, who decided to go to bed. She was invited to spend the night so it wasn’t weird.

But then Alan decides it’s time. As the new year begins Alan wants to wait no longer for Audra.

She says yes!!! Then she leaps into his arms. How cute are they? They then celebrate in their own way.

Audra leaves the next morning before I can get Alan to choose to marry her, but luckily Audra invites Alan to come into StrangerVille (why I have no idea….maybe it should have been a hint.) So Alan has the entire family join him for an impromptu wedding.

After the “ceremony” when Audra has moved out of her brother and sister-in-law’s place, she and Alan waste no time to getting a family started.

Our first Baby B is on the way. With that I believe I am going to call this update complete. I will give you more information on Audra next update. I really do like her and hope she does well.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 16 (-80)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 13 (+65)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +105

So a small loss of points from Julia’s pass out, but a new little nooboo on the way will bring those points back up. Hopefully we don’t lose a bunch of points next round.

Eddie 10 | Rules | Alan 02

Otts Family – Eddie 10

Eddie 09 | Rules | Alan 01

Welcome back to this lovely Otts family and to the final update for Eddie’s generation. As hard as it is for me to believe, at the end of this update it will be time for Alan to take over.

With that in mind this is a bit of a longer update as I didn’t want to try and break this into two short updates, so I hope you don’t mind a little bit more of the Otts fun. Without further ado, let’s take a quick look at the family.

Ariana is working on fixing the sink for us. I’m amazed she doesn’t have more handiness, since she’s been on a fixing streak lately.

Eddie and Alan are eating some food at the table, while Arthur is heading off somewhere in the background.

Julia was at work so no picture was taken of her. Eddie is getting close to reaching the top of the Painter Extraordinaire and I would love to reach this before Alan takes over. So he heads off to the museum to look at art.

The trip out was too much for Ariana, who decided to pass out on me. -5 Points.

It’s about this moment that I realize Eddie was at an Art’s Center and not a museum, so he heads over, by himself, to a museum to look at art.

Back at home, the kids and Julia spend some time together, eating and working on homework.

I love the brother sister bonding that has been happening with these guys lately. I’m not convinced Alan is actually Evil.

Ariana is working on getting her additional skills needed to get an A, but she is very close to growing up and might not make it.

Now that we have speakers, dancing has started becoming a very exciting thing for the family. Eddie is not the best, Alan…..well, he’s Alan.

Even Julia give it a shot, but again…not always the best.

The parents sleep “late” one day and so the kids bond together. They are such good kids!

ALAN OTTS!!!! Stop destroying the dollhouse! Your brother really likes playing with that!

Alan: Hey, you made me evil

I didn’t do anything…..the randomizer made you evil, but you don’t have to give in.

Alan: *shurgs*

Ugh!

Arthur, you are such a good kid. I know you haven’t gotten much attention since you are so much younger than your siblings and aren’t the heir.

I can’t resist Alan’s faces though. Such an expressionistic sim.

Eddie starts cleaning up the bathroom….

But, that isn’t what I want him doing. It’s time to work on getting another milestone in painting!

AND WE MAKE IT!!!! + 5 Points Way to go Eddie!

Sweet Arthur.

Do you feel neglected Arthur, I feel kind of bad.

Arthur: No, why? I’m just playing with Mr. Bear since Alan broke the dollhouse again.

Yeah, I yelled at him for that.

Arthur: Yeah, but he’ll fix it at some point I think….he is heir.

Yes, I will make him fix it, but that won’t be until you are older.

Arthur: That’s ok, I have other things to play with.

Happy HarvestFest from the Otts Family!

Alan, I think, is addicted to coffee. I got a notice, sometime around here that a sim had been up for 24 hours….it was Alan. But he still does homework, but then he wants to work out from energized status. I’m keeping my eye on him.

Julia and Eddie are cute together. I don’t let Eddie get nearly as much time with his wife as he would probably like since he’s working like crazy. They sneak in times though.

Then it was time….Ariana’s birthday was here. The baby girl we had not that terribly long ago, it feels like, is going to be moving on.

Ariana got TWO positive character traits: Good Manners and Responsible. +10 points! Way to go Ariana. I wasn’t even really trying for those. Then it was time for her to move out and get to life on her own.

Eddie took some time out the next day to hang out with Arthur, we wanted to see if we could get a best friend status, but we did now.

Why were we working on it though? Well because it was Arthur’s birthday. He only got an B in elementary school, which seems strange, but whatever.

It also happened to be Eddie’s birthday too…..I’m not ready for this!!!

Look who stopped by to say hi to the birthday boys!

YAY for family bonding!!!

The very next day was a new skill day, so the family headed to the bowling alley to have some fun and get some new skills.

The work out bug seems to have started infecting other members of the family. Arthur started, and so has Julia now.

Ariana stopped by again, and this time she decided to fix the broken speaker.

So Alan hasn’t slept more than a nap in days. So the day he did this it doesn’t surprise me. -5 points

Julia just about froze to death outside. Not sure exactly what caused her to just stand there for forever.

Eddie is working on getting through his masterpieces. He’s 2 or 3 in now, or this one could be number 4.

Exhausted, Alan goes for more coffee.

He then goes to take a small nap on the couch.

Gets up and passes out again. -5 points

I have sold the coffee maker. Alan was up for another 24 hours, and didn’t even go to school, all he did was drink coffee. Ariana came by again.

Then the residents decided to head into the bathroom to have more conversation, and then out to the couch to talk some more.

Then, while working on his next job for the freelance career, it happened. Eddie got through the painting aspiration. +10 points

It was time to decide on something I thought Eddie might be able to reach as Alan starts to take over, so we picked the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration and instantly went up 3 milestones +15 points

Then it was Julia’s turn to take away some of those sweet points we had just received. -5 points

The Otts may not all eat together all the time, but the dining table has become a frequent gathering place for them at multiple times. The picture of the brothers caught them talking about coffee….probaby how I removed it from the house.

Then it’s time to wish you all a Happy Winterfest. Ariana visited and had dinner with the family, and I love Alan’s face while decorating. He has, after I got rid of the coffee machine, gone back to a normal sleeping pattern again.

This was just too funny to me. This is what Eddie wears to doing a dance work out from the TV apparently. I am going to miss him!

So I might have been wrong about Alan being ok after removing coffee. Somehow, while heading up to take a shower this happened.

I have to admit I giggled, and luckily right after I un-paused the game he popped to the upstairs landing and was totally fine.

Oh Julia! -5 Points Luckily, Eddie has gotten us a lot of points this round.

Then, before I was really ready, it was time to have Alan grow up. Eddie switched to a job in painting before the cake was made in the hopes that he might get some promotions as an NTH. Then the cake was made….

Upon growing up we checked and while he was close with manners, he did not get a positive trait there, but he did manage to become Responsible. He only got to a B in high school, so just +5 points.

Right after he grew up this notice popped up and I thought it was so cute! Thanks Ariana!

So that wraps up the Eddie Otts generation and it’s time for Generation A to take over and bring us into generation B. Eddie did a great job as our founder, not only in picking a wonderful wife, but also by being so successful in the things we had him do. It will be hard to leave him be now, but we’ll see what happens.

As the final update to this generation, we can get the extra points. Now I’m not sure about the randomizing because while I randomized the kids, I did not randomize Eddie’s aspirations, so I’m not going to count it. We did not, however, use any aspiration reward points, so that +10 point and here is our “Rosebud” amount, so that is +20 points.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 15 (-75)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 13 (+65)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 2 (+20)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (+0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 1 (+10)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 110,225 (+20)

Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +110

We managed to break 100 points already. I feel like that is huge for generation one in this crazy challenge, but who knows who Alan will chose. These guys really did do a great job, and even though we have started getting some pass outs happening again, the family has done a pretty good job taking care of themselves. Next time, we see how Alan does taking over.

Eddie 09 | Rules | Alan 01

Otts Family – Eddie 09

Eddie 08 | Rules | Eddie 10

Welcome back to the Otts family and this silly little ISBI Alphabetcy we have going on. I am back from my trip and just in time to see the ending of the name poll. We have a very clear winner when adding up all the votes from over on boolprop’s site and from the poll we had posted here on WordPress.

I was trying to decide if I make this a bit of a reveal, or if I just post it, but I suppose if I rambled on for long enough it would be a reveal in and of itself. However, I don’t want to bore you all, so let’s just get to it.

The winner of our A generation heir poll is:

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

ALAN OTTS

That’s right, the kid who lost us all the points early on has gone on to become our heir. He has, since being a toddler, redeemed himself in many ways but we’ll see what the future brings.

The points break down was as follows:

Alan: 8 votes (4 on boolprop, 4 on WP)
Arthur: 5 votes (4 on boolprop, 1 on WP)
Ariana: 3 votes (1 on boolprop, 2 on WP)

It was a pretty clear winner, although watching the boolprop votes I thought it could be a lot closer. So Alan just turned into a teenager, as it were, so there is a way to go before he takes over, so let’s see how everything else goes in the meantime.

Alan has decided to be a big coffee drinker and even looks a little smug with himself here.

Yes, you won the heir poll all right, happy? You redeemed yourself.

Alan: I knew people couldn’t resist me.

*rolls eyes* Well you better bring us in a good amount of points as the heir. No letting that evil side lose on our points!

To check on the rest of the family, Eddie is busy painting. With the new aspiration of Painting Extrodinaire, he is going to be painting up a storm.

Ariana is in chatting with Alan. I can’t remember if these two are even friends, but they talk a fair amount. I really did think it was going to be you when you were younger Ariana.

When we ask Ariana where her mom is she heads in to show us that Julia is watching TV in the living room. She then starts on her homework. Yes Ariana, you can still get us some good points before being sent out on your own!

Alan takes us over to find Arthur is eating some food in the kitchen area. I have realized we are going to need a bigger house here before too much longer so start looking at the idea of expanding the house up.

So the picture above is actually taken post-renovation. Here is a look at the outside of the house now. We changed up the entire layout of the house and added a second floor. We shrunk the footprint of the house so there is a little more yard now, which will be good for the next generation.

Alan, I appreciate it, but really, you’ve won the heir poll. You don’t have to suck up quite so much now.

Julia takes some time to talk more with her only daughter over some breakfast. I wish, so much, that Julia would try the robotics machine on her own, but so far no such luck. It’s all she needs for a promotion.

The siblings really do spend a lot of time together, even if they aren’t always talking. I need both Ariana and Alan to get a skill level of 3 in something to get their grades. They are good at doing homework, just not skilling.

It’s too bad cleaning isn’t actually a skill.

Alan, seriously, are you a neat sim in disguise?

Alan: This helps my responsibility I think.

Ah, you might be right. All right, carry on.

He finishes cleaning and then literally goes upstairs and does this.

And what is this helping Alan?

Alan: I have to be evil SOMETIMES.

Meanwhile, Julia reminds me why I will miss her for forever after she is gone as she heads around and starts cleaning the sinks.

Some brotherly bonding….Awwwwww

Followed by some Father/Daughter bonding. Eddie really has been a good dad. I think he’s at least good friends with all of his kids.

Ariana then sits down and makes me really nervous. I wasn’t sure a sim would autonomously start repairing anything. I did not direct this in any way, and while she did end up dazed from getting a shock, she managed to fix the thing too.

Ariana has also joined in on the coffee trend now. Eddie is also working on getting some higher-paying jobs in the Freelance Artist career as well. He’s actually only at level 4, I hadn’t really realized there were “levels” to this career….whoops.

We have not installed speakers downstairs in the house, with the hopes that Alan (who has shown very little to no interest in music thus far) might listen to some and start working on his aspiration before we get to him. Ariana and Arthur enjoy the music.

Alan, on the other hand, sits down and does his homework.

Are you SURE you are Evil and want to be a musician?

Alan: Hey, I didn’t get a say in the matter, it was all the lucky roll of the dice.

Fair enough. I will help you reach your aspiration when you become the TH.

Poor Arthur hasn’t really been featured much, as he really didn’t do much. He would sleep, eat, do his homework unasked (most of the time), play with the dollhouse (until Alan broke it) or color at his desk.

Someone, I believe it was Ariana, set the table, which meant everyone used a placemat when they ate. Ariana got to work on either her homework or extra credit. You just need to skill Ariana!

Alan too decided to continue to work on school. You also need to skill if you are going to get any higher than the B you currently have.

Oh, it looks like it was extra credit for them both. At least I haven’t had to worry about these kids doing homework!

Before we sign off for this update we will take one more look at Eddie, who is working on painting skill. He has completed the first milestone for painting and thus earns up a few points.

I believe the picture above was a flirty painting and this painting might have been another “emotional” painting, can’t fully remember, but Eddie completed the second milestone for this new aspiration as well. Keep it up Eddie!

I think that feels like a good place to stop, before we start having things go downhill. The family is doing really well, and I believe we are down to a handful of days before Ariana grows up, which means only a little ways to go before our newest TH takes over.

Hopefully, you will join us again soon (and hopefully I will have another update done soon) and see how we end this generation. Hard to believe we are almost through.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 10 (-50)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 8 (+40)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 1 (+10)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +65

Not a whole lot of change this time, but we are still trending up in terms of points. Eddie finishing another couple of aspiration milestones did help this time, and hopefully the kids will get themselves skilled up enough to get A’s soon.

Eddie 08 | Rules | Eddie 10

Otts Family – Eddie 08

Eddie 07 | Rules | Heir Poll | Eddie 09

Hey guys, this is an exciting update because it will end with your chance to vote on who the next heir will be!!! I’m super excited to be at the stage where I get to do my first heir poll with this family. So, to end to the end, we must start at the beginning.

All right, so to start off, Eddie and Julia are out on another date. Eddie is VERY close to completing his whole aspiration, just needs some more dates and romantic interactions with his wife.

Alan is working on creativity, which has nothing to do with his child aspiration, but it is keeping him out of trouble.

I love watching all of the kids come home for the day, especially Ariana. She is SO dramatic!

Eddie is getting good at painting, I’m not sure he’s fully maxed yet, but his pictures are getting good and dropping much needed money into the family account. I haven’t focused as much on his career as I probably should have.

Eddie, to help out on of the boys, I want to say Alan, he read them both a book.

Then it was time to try something I haven’t tried with an ISBI yet, going on an family outing to the bowling alley. Wish us luck.

Julia spent most of her time sitting and snacking on chips at the bar, but Eddie and the kids got out there and bowled like 2 frames before the family was beat and went home.

Eddie starting trying to influence Arthur to do his homework and tried to help some as well. We really want that kid to get an A.

Then Eddie worked with Alan on his aspiration some more by playing some chess with him.

That was all it took!!!! +5 points, way to go Alan!

He kept his streak going the next day coming home from school. +5 points

I MIGHT be becoming a fan of Alan. He has more than made up for the points he lost us by passing out as a baby.

He even starts working on his next aspiration level by playing with the science station, Arthur is in the back playing with the dollhouse.

The boys are getting closer and closer. They aren’t quite friends yet, but they spend a lot of time together standing around and talking.

Meanwhile, Eddie has decided he will be an pretentious “ar-teist” and paint with a drink in his hand.

How kids manage to get this filthy at school will always be a mystery to me. They hasn’t even been any rain to make it muddy.

Ariana has stalled in school. She needs skills, but is always unhappy and is going through some pretty big mood swings lately. So Eddie tries to be a good parent, and while getting parenting level 9, talks her through it, and gets her to play some chess with him.

She decides she would rather read a book. We went and purchased a few more skill type books to put in the library so hopefully those will get some use eventually.

Without me even realizing he was doing it, Arthur worked on and completed his homework all on his own. These kids are just the best!

Arthur and Alan continuing their brotherly playtime, this time while Alan is working on his social skills with the dollhouse.

Julia comes home and has a meal with her only daughter. Maybe she can help out with Ariana’s mood swings.

Don’t worry, there will be no more babies, but romantic interactions are still needed, and Julia needed a shower.

YAY!!!! Great job Eddie. He completed the milestone +5 points, but that also completes the aspiration, +10 points. Congrats Eddie!!!

The next day is Alan’s birthday, but he wakes up early to do his homework. He’s already got an A, so this will just keep him from losing it.

As I was checking out everything I happened to notice that Arthur, at some point, managed to complete the first level of his aspiration as well! Well, I’ll take that +5 points

These brothers are like magnets to each other. They go their own separate ways for a bit, but always come back together. It’s cute!

Then it’s the moment we have all been waiting for, or at least I have been waiting for it, Alan’s birthday. I no longer instantly want to kick him out of the house on his YA birthday (although we still have teenhood to get through first.)

Eddie is there to witness the event, candles are blown out and huzzah, Alan is now a teenager!

He looks like he’s directing, which is somewhat fitting since he rolls up the Musical Genius aspiration. He did get a child’s practice violin at Winterfest, but I think Ariana is the only one who ever touched it. To add to being Evil he is also a Glutton. That should be fun.

This however, brings us to the end of this update, since we now need to hold an heir poll. Ariana isn’t far from being a YA, and will age up before Arthur grows into a teen, so I’m doing it now….or rather in the next “update.” I cannot wait to see who you will pick!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 10 (-50)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 6 (+30)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 1 (+10)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 2 (+10)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +45

We are SLOWLY working our way up towards 100 points, although I guess with rounds like this it isn’t that slow. The family did wonderfully this update, so it’s best to end now so we don’t accidently lose them all again. See you at the poll

Eddie 07 | Rules | Heir Poll | Eddie 09

Otts Family – Eddie 07

Eddie 06 | Rules | Eddie 08

Welcome back to the Otts family! Last time we will with the family Alan grew up into a child, the family moved to a new house, and then Arthur grew up into a toddler. Alan kept trying to suck up to me by doing chores and other things. So let’s head back to the Otts.

Alan is continuing his sucking up by cleaning up one of his sister’ messes.

Our sweet couple, Eddie and Julia, are asleep in bed.

The other two kids are also both asleep. Amazingly enough most of the sims tend to sleep around the same time.

Julia often sits down to play with her kids. I thought she might reach a milestone. She only needs to read 3 books, but so far apparently has only finished one.

Eddie works on teaching Arthur about shapes on his blocks hoping to get his thinking built up enough to get another happy toddler.

Alan then starts to work on his homework. I get it Alan, you want to keep your chances of being the heir. At least I could control you that way.

After finishing his homework Alan then goes and plays with Arthur. Everyone say “awwww.” Happy now Alan?

Ok, maybe he hadn’t finished his homework yet, or on another day Alan did some more homework, or maybe extra credit, I don’t remember now but he’s becoming quite the scholar.

Where has Ariana been this whole time? Well she’s been around and is also quite the little scholar!

For Eddie it’s back to work with Arthur on the Thinking skill. Most of the rest they can get to level 3 without too much effort, but they rarely seem to watch on their own.

Using a mirror we finally got Eddie placed just right so he was able to immortalize himself! +5 points

Julia is also still around and is still a good mom. She has some dinner with her kids in their dining room that finally has enough chairs for everyone.

After school the very next day Ariana add some more points to our coffers by getting an A in school! + 5 points

Arthur is an adorable little toddler and way better than Alan was. He sits quietly and plays with the game tablet getting some movement skill in.

Eddie’s aspiration is within our grasp if we can get him and Julia out on a few more dates and with a few more romantic interactions done, so out on a date they go.

Once they get home something seems to possibly be wrong with the game. Alan is exhausted, hungry, dirty, and needs to use the bathroom, but instead of doing any of those things he stands by his bed until his mom comes in and talks with him.

Even for his sisters birthday, Alan stays in the room standing by his bed. To the point where first his pees himself. -5 points.

Then he passes out…..twice. -10 points.

Now, it’s at this point I’ve had Eddie try and give him food from his inventory, encourage him to take care of his needs and a myrid of other things and he would not move until I had Eddie call him to the living room, where the second pass out picture was taken. Sadly, he then stood there and went no where, so I decided to reset Eddie and see what happened.

Luckily, after a reset, while still in bad shape he was able to get a snack and get some sleep and start feeling much better. Not sure specifically what happened there, but at least everything seems to be better now. During all of that with Alan however, as I mentioned, Ariana grew up!

Upon growing up Ariana got the Materialistic trait, and wants to become a master chef as her aspiration.

To wrap up this round before it gets too crazy long, we had two more birthdays….

First off was little Arthur. He managed to get Happy Toddler, yay +5 points, and right before this he maxed his potty trait, another +5 points. Good job Arthur.

The family then basically turned around and went to the table for the final birthday of this update……Julia is now an adult!

For the first time in forever, the whole family sits down to eat cake and chat. I’m excited to see how Alan and Arthur do, and if we can get Ariana up to an A in high school as well.

And now, before anything bad can happen, let’s leave our Otts family and check out our score after all of that.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 2 (-10)
Pass Out (-5) : 10 (-50)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 3 (+15)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 0 (0)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 1 (+5)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 4 (+20)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 3 (+15)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 1 (+5)

TOTAL: +15

Whoo, even with the issues with Alan (which I could argue were caused by a glitch, but I will take the hit) we ended in positive points. Let’s hope we can keep the momentum going next time.

Eddie 06 | Rules | Eddie 08

Otts Family – Eddie 06

Eddie 05 | Rules | Eddie 07

Welcome back to the Otts family for another update, hopefully, we will get some new points this time. We join the family finishing up Winterfest by having a bit of a feast made by Eddie.

Alan is actually kind of a sweet kid, but I still am not a huge fan yet, since he has lost us a bunch of points.

The family spends some time watching tv before heading to bed.

Ariana does her homework sitting on her brothers bed. What is it about sims sitting on toddler beds?

Then I see why Ariana is doing homework, her mom is once again in her bed. Luckily she goes and naps on the couch.

Alan does something good….he maxes out his potty trait. +5 points…those are some of the first points you have earned us since your birth Alan.

Would you know it, it’s also time for him to grow up into a child.

He reached the Happy Toddler level, which is +5 points again. Alan is also Evil….that seems to suit.

With Alan’s birthday done, the next day is moving day. I built the house based off a blueprint I found online and I think it turned out pretty good. I’m not used to building in TS4 yet.

Here’s a quick little look inside. It’s got 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, so hopefully, we can be here for at least the rest of this generations and into the next one some, but we’ll see.

Right after moving in little Arthur was set to grow up, so Eddie was over to help out. He’s a cutie.

Arthur got the Wild trait, just like his brother, and shows that quickly by making all kinds of noise in the new kitchen.

Alan is apparently bound and determined to get himself back on my good side.

I guess Ariana likes to do homework sitting on any bed but her own now. She has got to be getting close to her A.

Wow, look, they are all sleeping at the same time. I love this family.

When Alan wakes up he then does this…..yeah, he’s really trying to for my good side again.

Apparently, no one is happy this morning, although I’m not sure why. I love their faces.

Ok Alan, what’s up? Are you trying to get a responsible trait?

Ok kids….really, I appreciate all of this and love you for it, but what has suddenly gotten into you both?

Brotherly Love….awwww

Eddie works on trying to get Arthur’s imagination leveling up by reading him stories to bed. The new house seems to be better for routing.

The kids wake up the next day and grab some popcorn and sit to chat. It’s now New Years.

Additional homework being done by Ariana. It’s surprising to me she only has a B, but I think she just needed to finish getting her creativity up.

Eddie and Julia head out on a couple of dates to finish up Eddie’s milestone, he only needed one more date. YAY, 1 more milestone to go to finish up this aspiration. +5 points

To finish up new years the family hung out together and then watched the midnight countdown making it a fun holiday for all.

With that we are going to call this an end to this update. Things are going pretty well and we will see what happens next time.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 1 (-5)
Pass Out (-5) : 8 (-40)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 3 (+15)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 0 (0)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 0 (0)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 3 (+15)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 2 (+10)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 0 (0)

Total: +10

Sweet, we are back to positive points! Hopefully next time Ariana will get herself an A and we will have to decide if there are any more kids to come now that we have the bigger house.

Eddie 05 | Rules | Eddie 07

Otts Family – Eddie 05

Eddie 04 | Rules | Eddie 06

Welcome back to the Otts family where last time Alan Otts depleted all of our points that we had so far. Let’s see how he does this time.

When we check in on the family we find Julia napping in Ariana’s bed.

Alan, is surprising, sleeping in his bed. I think he’s trying to suck up now.

Ariana is eating some food while watching some TV.

Finally, Eddie is working on a digital painting. He did sadly lose some money on a job as the client would not like anything he submitted to them for the final drawing they wanted.

I forgot to mention it before, but Alan is a Wild child and he shows this in the middle of winter by stripping down and running outside. Luckily sister Ariana is there to watch over him and it doesn’t last long.

Alan then shows he’s really trying to suck up by going to go nap on his bed instead of passing out on the floor…..I’m watching you Alan.

Ariana acts like she might start on her aspiration. I doubt she’ll get far, but you just never know.

Alan also starts using the potty more….which is great for Eddie who really doesn’t like doing diapers.

Lots of snow meant some fun father/daughter bonding time for Eddie and Ariana.

Ariana continues her sucking up by shoveling snow. Never seen a kid to this before now.

Then I go inside and find this…….

DAMN IT ALAN!!!! -5 points

The family needs to move so Eddie keeps working on digital paintings. He needs to get going on his aspiration, all it will take are some more dates with his wife.

After breaking the sink, Ariana decides to do pushups in the kitchen water.

Oh, so sorry Eddie, I completely forgot that your birthday was here. I never saw Eddie get a moodlet from missing his birthday, he really seemed about as surprised as I was.

Father and son do a little bit of bonding. I’m still mad at you Alan, but you are kind of cute.

Apparently, Alan decided to suck up some after losing us more points earlier. He hasn’t passed out, and then he did he this…

Julia really is a very good ISBI wife and mom. She recognizes her son needs a bath and gives him one.

But then she does this….oh Julia….I’m sorry! I know you are pregnant and tired, but why??? -5 points

Ariana, you are well on your way to getting yourself an A. You are certainly doing your best to make up for your brother.

To give Julia a bit of a break we had Eddie take the kids ice skating. It was Winterfest so it was a great time to get out, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Back at home Eddie reminds his wife that he really likes her by a kiss under the mistletoe. These two are very cute.

We then realize that Julia is showing her labor face. I didn’t notice the notification, but it’s time to send her to the hospital for the newest nooboo.

As Julia headed in, Eddie did his newest tradition of running into the hospital, getting on the computer and then panicking right outside the door.

The newest nooboo arrives with very little fuss. This might be the most successful birth I’ve seen the doctors perform so far. No hearts removed that I saw.

Meet our newest little boy named Arthur. Being born on Winterfest that seemed like a great name. +5 points

Back at home everyone is ready to open up their presents.

Everyone enjoyed their gifts, and while we never saw father winter, or whatever they call him, everyone had a successful holiday I think.

With a final look at Arthur, we will call this entry complete. Next time the family will be moving into a new house!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 1 (-5)
Pass Out (-5) : 8 (-40)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 3 (+15)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 2 (+10)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 0 (0)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 0 (0)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 2 (+10)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 1 (+5)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 0 (0)

Total: -5

Well, we dropped some more points, but hopefully we will get some of the back soon. Here’s hoping at least.

Eddie 04 | Rules | Eddie 06

Otts Family – Eddie 04

Eddie 03 | Rules | Eddie 05

Hello and welcome back to the insanity of an ISBI with the Otts family. Let’s see how things are going with them.

One quick look at this picture should tell you, we are going to start with some excitement with Julia in labor.

We quickly send the couple to the hospital, where Eddie nearly instantly sprints down the hall.

Where he actually gets on the computer while Julia checks in and gets into the machine. After a short time a new little nooboo arrives! +5 points

They have a new son, a little boy named Alan. Back at home, Eddie reads Ariana off to sleep.

Julia, still being a good mom, and a good NTH spouse since that one passout incident, and plays dolls with little Ariana.

Ariana checks out her new little brother, and she is happy to have a little brother.

Ariana then gives us some extra points by maxing out her potty skill. +5

After some sort of outing, which was apparently not interesting enough to take pictures of, Julia and Ariana stand around outside again. I get worried one of them will pass out or pee themselves.

But Ariana just comes in and plays with the tablet for a bit.

She then uses the potty like a big girl. I love this child!

Before we know it, it’s time for little Alan to grow up into a toddler.

The siblings bond…how cute!

Then he goes and does this…..-5 points

And again….-5 points

and AGAIN!!! This time he actually got OUT OF BED to do this….we don’t like Alan. -5

Ariana on the other hand shows why she is currently the favorite. She maxes out her communication skill. +5

At least Ariana likes her brother…..

It’s birthday time for Ariana. She manged to max 2 of her skills, and got to at least 3 in all of them giving her a Happy Toddler trait. +5

She is quite the pretty little girl. We randomly rolled for her to have the Artistic Prodigy aspiration. We’ll see if she ever gets there.

The first thing she does is to go play some chess. That’s right little lady, you keep earning those skill points.

Sims are weird, Julia comes home the next day, walks into the house, picks up Alan, sets Alan down, walks back out to the street where both kids come out to talk with her, in the rain…..

I love you Ariana. She sits down to do school work.

Sadly, we had a bit of a predicament where Eddie was using the bathroom when Julia wanted to go and she ended up peeing herself….sigh -5 points.

Eddie gets started on training Alan to use the potty. He lots us a bunch of points, he can work to get some of them back in skills.

We finally bought a table and some chairs, and Ariana and her mom watch some TV.

ALAN!!!!!! You were AT YOUR BED!!!! *grumble grumble* -5 points

Let’s end this update with some good news. A new little nooboo is on it’s way. Have to get some points back somewhere! Hopefully this kid is better than Alan.

All right, we are ending this mess before it gets any worse!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 1 (-5)
Pass Out (-5) : 6 (-30)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 2 (+10)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 2 (+10)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 0 (0)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 0 (0)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 2 (+10)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 1 (+5)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 0 (0)

Total: 0

Yep….stupid Alan made us lose ALL our positive points so far.

Eddie 03 | Rules | Eddie 05

Otts Family – Eddie 03

Eddie 02 | Rules | Eddie 04

Welcome back to the Otts family where last time we had a new member arrive. Baby Ariana is here and we get to see how the NTH Julia handles being a mom.

She instantly shows us she is going to try. When the baby starts crying she goes over to pick her up.

She then changes Ariana’s diaper (which didn’t need changing) and then feeds her. Good job Julia!

With the money that Eddie has been making we buy all the toddler things we will need and a few other items, like a computer, so Eddie doesn’t have to spend as much time at the library.

Eddie, and I, have discovered the joy of having headphones to use while painting. It keeps fun up and is just great for getting through a lot of work.

Julia is back at it again with Ariana. Everytime the baby cries she just bounces right on over. (She has kind of one of the bouncy walks, it’s adorable on her.)

Then she freaks me out by going into the kitchen and pulling out ingredients, but decides to make a nice, safe, salad. I LOVE YOU JULIA!

Julia really is a very good ISBI spouse, if you are interested in starting one, she isn’t a bad prospect. Anyway, she loves to just chat with Eddie, no matter what he is doing.

While Julia is at class it’s time to see how Eddie does as a father. Luckily he is controllable, but he follows a similar process to Julia. Pick up the baby, change the baby’s diaper, feed the baby. Ariana is a lucky baby.

It’s also time for her to turn into a toddler. What a cutie!

Oh Julia, what happened???!!!

She came home from work, stood around in the rain for forever, walked into Ariana’s room and passed out. -5 points

Ariana is adorable, and with having most of the things she needs to earn skills, I hopeful she will gain us at least a few points. She starts by babbling to the bear.

I love this little face! She certainly has Julia’s coloring.

Then she plays with the tablet, which she probably shouldn’t be, I should get one for her, but oh well.

Mom and daughter bonding….so cute! Apparently there is some bug that keeps putting Julia back into the hospital gown.

Julia once again shows she is a rockstar. Yes, we had that one pass out, but I’m going to blame whatever code left her standing in the rain for hours.

Eddie gets the next toddler task and gets to bathe little Ariana. There is, currently, a bug that keeps these combo tub/showers from providing hygiene when showering, so that has been fun to work around.

NO!!!! Ariana!!! WHY???!!!! You were right next to the bed!

So that is another -5 points. I guess we better get started on some more positive points.

Eddie, being at home most of the time helps Ariana with her movement skill.

Then they also work on the potty skill. I believe there was a decision made to not count them using their diapers as a wet themselves, unless you possibly catch it after they are potty trained, so I’m not going to worry too much about it.

Mama Julia then gets to do the fun stuff, and play with dolls.

Both Julia and Eddie are very invested in Ariana, and they both come to help her with her block leaning as well.

This feels like a good place to stop currently. Little Ariana is actually doing really well with her skills, she should get Happy Toddler at least without any sort of issue, so that’s exciting to me.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 0 (0)
Pass Out (-5) : 2 (-10)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 1 (+5)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 2 (+10)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 0 (0)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 0 (0)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+10): 0 (0)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 0 (0)

Total: 5

At least we are still in the positive points. I should note, Julia “finished” her semester at school and failed 2 classes and got a D in the other. This makes sense to me as she had a presentation board in her inventory that told me she probably needed to do that for a class. I’m not taking any points for the moment since DU is new and there hasn’t been any discussion on how points should work for it. She just got a job instead.

Eddie 02 | Rules | Eddie 04

Otts Family – Eddie 02

Eddie 01 | Rules | Eddie 03

Welcome back to the Eddie Otts family ISBI. You might say that now is when the ISBI portion of this challenge really starts since Eddie has now married Julia and we get to see how Julia does as an NTH.

So let’s start out by checking in on how things are going. Eddie is asleep after a…fun night with his new bride, but what is Julia doing???

Oh dear watcher, no why are you trying to cook? You have to leave for class in a few minutes!!!! There is food in the fridge!

I quickly get Eddie up because expectedly Julia leaves the food on the stove and heads off to class. The good news is, she must have turned off the stove before she left because nothing caught on fire and Eddie was able to drag himself out of bed to finish cooking the meal.

I’ll be interested to see how Julia does in school since I’ve don’t know that homework and stuff will be done automatically. After she comes home she tries to make up for cooking.

She then does the very smart thing and takes a nap on the couch instead of just passing out on the floor. Ok Julia, you didn’t actually start a fire before, although I still don’t trust you cooking, but you are not doing too bad for an NTH.

The new couple is wanting to start a family, and so when Julia goes to take a shower one morning, Eddie decides to have some fun with her.

Julia continues to work on impressing me with her ability to take care of things and herself. After she starts throwing up….which we know what that probably means, she takes it upon herself to clean up the toilet, instead of just leaving it.

She also sits down and works on her logic skill. She has more than the 3 required for her first milestone, but I have a feeling she needs to get one while playable to get it to count.

Suddenly, days after Eddie had moved in, and days after the wedding and Julia moving in, the welcome wagon suddenly decides to show up. I was surprised since I expected them much earlier. Eddie was out of the house a lot though in those first days, so maybe that is why.

After the welcome wagon was gone Eddie and Julia shared a meal at their little sitting area in the kitchen. This house will soon get way too small as they start adding kids, but for now, they have very little money and have to make do.

Soon after this, the breaking of things started. It’s a good thing that breaking things doesn’t cost points. First Julia broke the toilet.

I didn’t get a picture of it, but then the sink was broken as well. The bathroom was a flooded mess and made everyone miserable when they went into it.

Once again, though, Julia tries to make it up to me by showing me she isn’t a bad NTH housekeeper and will at least pick up after Eddie.

Knowing that a tip for having kids able to get A’s in school is to have focusing objects around, the next time Eddie was out where there was an easel and became focused, I had him paint a focused painting.

Eddie was actually traveling to the library a lot to use their computers to chat with clients or look at reference photos, or any other various tasks he needed a computer for. They didn’t yet have enough money for one of their own.

Late one night into her pregnancy Eddie and Julia got invited out to a club for a dance party. I said sure, why not. Julia almost immediately went to the bench to nap when they arrived. Eddie enjoyed drinks at the bar.

Later on, they enjoyed dancing together to the music playing from the speakers in the main room. They really are quite the cute couple. You can see how big Julia has gotten though…..hoping for just one baby.

Back at home, knowing a baby was on the way and they needed baby stuff, Eddie was hard at work on work tasks. He managed to get a new level of pay and is flying through his painting skill.

Eddie woke up and made this face suddenly one night:

Which means it’s likely baby time. Julia went to the bathroom and then went to get herself some food, this look, including a lip quiver on her face the whole time.

So we used our free action to send Julia and Eddie to the hospital, where Eddie, of course, begins to freak out again.

Julia, meanwhile, decides to clean out her inventory of spoiled food before checking in at the front desk……she has to be a closet neat sim.

Eddie stood around at the front desk for the entirety of this ordeal and didn’t even move when Julia was back in the room having their first born.

But we now have a new little Otts in the family. It’s a little girl we called Ariana. Now we will get to see how they do as parents. That, however, will come next time. Thanks for reading!


Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 0 (0)
Pass Out (-5) : 0 (0)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : -0 (0)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 1 (+5)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 2 (+10)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 0 (0)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 0 (0)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+5): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+10): 0 (0)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 0 (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 0 (0)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 0 (0)

Total: 15

Eddie 01 | Rules | Eddie 03