Latte Game – Generation 4.01

Generation 3.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Heir Poll | Generation 4.02

Hello!!! I know it has been FAR too long since I wrote again. Sorry all! Been taking some time with the holidays and just for myself and playing other things, BUT I have some updates played and it’s time to share them! So last time we ended with an heir poll and I’m sure you are interested to see who won the heir poll. So let’s get to announcing that.

Who won our heir poll?

Baby H?

Baby A?

Baby L?

Baby I?

Baby X?

Well….

It….

Was….

Drumroll……

HJORDIS LATTE!!!!

That’s right! You all voted for the first born, which mean I get an entire generation of keeping myself spelling Hjordis correctly. 🙂 The heir poll was pretty close and here is the breakdown of that:

So as you can see, all three of the girls were very close. My vote went to Amarja just cause I really liked her, but I didn’t really have a specific favorite. What’s funny to me about this graph is, Amarja was pretty even on both polls, but my wordpress readers really wanted Lowitja, while my boolprop readers really wanted Hjordis. Xjavier was pretty even amongst both groups as well.

So now that we know that Hjordis is the heiress for this new generation that means the new generation starts right now as Hjordis is a YA currently. There is very little room in the house however, so she isn’t likely to get married right away yet.

We start with Uku destroying our doll house. Why do ghosts do this? I know he’s mad, but I get tired of fixing this thing all the time. Oh well, they won’t be needing it for a little bit. Why is that? You’ll see.

Before that though we learn that Vince has become an elder. For those of you who probably don’t remember, Vince is Kevin’s son, who was Zophi’s oldest brother and our first born baby of the family. Ijtiba is also going through a mean streak.

So the next morning is a swirl of activity as the family prepares. They are heading out on a trip and we are all very excited about it. Where are they going? It’s somewhere new!

Mt. Komorebi was just waiting for me and I wanted to send a family, and these guys specifically so badly! So we updated one of the vacation lots to have enough beds for all of this family and here we are.

The family starts off by having a snowball fight in their front yard. This is the most snow I think anyone in this family has seen, except for perhaps Easton when he lived in mojo’s game.

The whole family went up and while I found it really funny to see Amarja sledding down the hill, it was fun to watch Hjordis and Amarja try out the others. I also LOVE the sledding with their kids!

And then it’s up at the top of the hill to try it all again! There are even some locals here today as well. I really do like this world a lot.

So the girls decided to take a break and hang out together. They get some hot soup from the vendors and vending machines and sit and chat in the sun that is coming out up on the mountain.

The family then takes a hike up to one of the shrines as well. It’s fun that they can do this sort of thing as a whole family event now. I wish there were ways to do stuff like this, maybe not the shires, but just taking a walk or a jog together.

Halix headed back to the vacation lot and the rest of the family went to a little hot pot restaurant that I found. I will probably try to build myself one later, but this was fun watching them make the food and chat away.

Halix is a good mom to all of her kids. I hope that Hjordis can be as close with her kids, and the whole family as Halix has been. There are a few of the spares that have fallen off from the family and I want to try and bring them back together this generation.

To finish out their first part of the vacation the family went to the hot springs, but no one stayed in the hot springs long, instead they headed “home” and enjoyed hanging out by the first there instead.

The next morning the girls started off with Hjordis dragging them out for a morning jog.

Amarja: Ugh, I don’t know why I have to go on this jog.

Because it’s a sister thing and you are doing it.

Hjordis: It’s a beautiful day and we should enjoy it.

Lowitja: If we are going to be out here, let’s get going! I’ll lead.

After their job the girls went back to the hot springs to soak their muscles for a bit. It was a good time for all of them, even if they didn’t start out very excited to do it.

The family made multiple snow pals while on their trip and I enjoy seeing the different styles that show up. Some are short, some are taller, they each of a bit of personality and I had fun seeing what they came up with.

Amarja decided that snowboarding was the thing for her, and by the time we were done she was heading down the “easy” slope without any problems. Ijtiba decided skiing was his sport of choice and was also heading down the easy slope, along with his brother by the end.

Ijtiba even got himself an energized moodlet from a really good ski run. I thought this was super cute. I don’t think anyone else in the family got this.

The family begins to wrap up their vacation and enjoy some time together at the house. It was a very eventful holiday and the family really enjoyed it, but it’s time to get home and actually consider starting the next generation, and get the kids through the rest of their aspirations.

I really had fun on this vacation! It was so cute to watch the family do all of these things together. The next time we are with this family we will see how Hjordis gets to start out her reign as heiress.

Generation 3.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Heir Poll | Generation 3.12

Latte Game – Heir Poll #3

Generation 3.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 4.01

Oh my gosh, it’s time for an heir poll again! I know it’s actually been a long time since we had one for this family, but I’m so excited to be able to throw this one. I really don’t know who is going to be heir and I love all of these kids, so it’s going to be a tough choice.

So, as always, there will be the poll up here and another over at boolprop.net if you want to vote either place, both places, whatever you want. And with that, let’s see who the choices are:

Hjorids is the eldest of the current Latte clan and just became a young adult. She got the scouting aptitude, Physically Gifted, and Responsible traits as well as the ones listed above. We have not yet had her aspiration, and she would add 4 letters (J, R, D, and S). I really do like her, although with Halix and Easton just becoming adults it might feel a little weird to have Hjordis take over already but it’s not a big deal.

Next up in Amarja. She is an interesting genetic mix of her parents and I also really like her. She would have a new aspiration for us as well, although as a job I didn’t write down what branch, so I would probably make her a journalist. Amarja would add 3 new letters (M, R, and J). She also has scouting aptitude, socially and mentally gifted and is on track to get Responsible and Good Manners.

Our final girl of the generation is Lowitja. She just became a teen and is finishing up her scouting aptitude. She does have the Mentally Gifted trait and is on track to get a couple character values. She has a new aspiration and we would need to bring spellcasters into the mix. I’m not sure how spellcaster/mermaids would do, but I’m willing to find out if she is who you pick. Lowitja would add 3 letters (W, T, and J).

Now we move on to the boys, and the final two kids of this generation. Ijtiba is still only a child and is working on his scouting badge and aspiration. His aspiration is the same as Hjordis and job is what his mom already has, so I would rather have Hjordis if you want to see this aspiration done. Ijtiba adds 3 letters (J, T, and B).

Now our final child, Xjavier sadly got “left out” of a lot of the blog without my meaning to, but he’s a good kid. He is another child that would need to become a spellcaster if we are to complete his aspiration, but his job is also new. Xjavier adds 3 new letters as well (J, V, and R).

I don’t dislike any of these kids and I’m excited to play any of them more. So far we have had all girl heirs and if we continue that with choosing one of the 3 girls I will get another generation of the Matriarchy, and since both boys have similar desires as their sisters I think I would prefer one of the girls, but I will leave it up to you.

Generation 3.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 4.01

Latte Game – Generation 3.09

Generation 3.08 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.10

Holy cow it has been so long since I’ve been able to welcome you back to the Latte’s! With my summer challenge over and my work project getting a little bit easier to juggle it’s time to get back to my sims. I have missed my families, and I hope you are excited to have some new updates.

Since it has been so very long since we were last with the family, here is a quick recap: The kids all worked on their aspirations, Ijtiba grow into a fussy toddler, Zorah passed away, Hjordis grew into a teen, Halix got pregnant for the final time, and that was about it, so let’s hop in!

I’m going to start with this look at the way the family is right this moment, Lowitja, Easton, Ijtiba, Halix, Zophi, Hjorid, and Amarja. We are ready t see what the final baby is. If we keep with family tradition it should be another boy, although Zophi didn’t fully follow that, we’ll see.

We will actually start out with some family updates first. Ixael (Halix’s younger brother) is now an adult, and Xander, Oxkar’s son, is a child, while Yenifer’s little boy, Youssef, is also a child now.

Zophi and Halix both go in and sit on one of the kids beds where Amarja is trying too get her homework done for the day.

Zophi: Halix, do you really need to eat in here?

Halix: mmm ttrwwing to holp

Amarja: I’m good guys, thanks for the help, see all done.

I secretly think Amarja said that just to get out of there, but she does just breeze through homework at this point.

What is it with all of you wanting to eat in the bedroom today?

Easton: Leave me out of this, I was just leaving.

Hjordis: It’s where everyone else is!

Ijtiba: Bunny, I go to school soon. I learn maf like daddy.

Easton: *thinking* My boy is so smart…he’s going to be a bit of a nerd probably…wait, am I a nerd? I do like chess, and I am an astronaut…

Relax Easton, there is no problem with being smart and attractive here, and Ijtiba will be successful I’m sure, and well like.

Easton: Oh good, wait, you can hear my thoughts???!!!

Well, I can see your thought bubbles, so kind of….sometimes it’s hard to interpret though.

As in nearly ANY sim household dancing is a big past time. Father and son dance together and Easton has to be getting close to that body builder aspiration. It takes a secure man, or maybe just a sim man, to be comfortable in his boxers with his mother-in-law in the room.

Zophi: I could probably handle him being less secure.

Zophi is, I think, starting to feel her age. She is spending a lot of time with her granddaughters lately, and with her grandson too.

We get a quick update to let us know that Pixey is pregnant with her second child, although first with her husband.

Then it’s time to say, Happy Winterfest, again and much of the family is invited over for dinner and presents, and you get your first look at the very pregnant Halix this update. She is becoming very uncomfortable and would very much like to be done being pregnant.

Amarja manages to finish up her second aspiration, Whiz Kid, and starts on another, Artistic Prodigy. She isn’t likely to get super close since she will be a teen soon, but she is close to maxing creativity already.

Hjordis steps up as a big sister and starts to take care of her youngest sibling by reading him to sleep. There was a bit of a “fight” for who would end up putting him to bed and Hjordis “won.”

This might still be Winterfest, or I could be New Years, not completely sure here, but Harvey is out haunting, which makes Zophi happy. All of her boys are here as well, Zax, Ixael, and Oxkar.

Halix: Hmmmm….I’m feeling a bit of cramping…..and I think my water just broke. Hey mom, can you go with me to the hospital since Easton is at work?

You are rather calm about this birth.

Halix: Well, at this point, why panic? I’ve been through it before.

A quick check in at the front desk and Halix just lay calmly in the birthing machine ready to welcome her final child. It’s a little boy and he is name Xjavier. Welcome to the family little Xjavier Latte!

Once Halix and the new baby come home Zophi heads out to visit Ember. Her son Ethan is now a young adult and it’s time to flag him. We also meat his brother, Mikel, who is currently a teen.

It’s time for yet another birthday.

Christie: Welcome to the party, how do you know Amarja? I’m her…sort of cousin.

Yes, Christine, I know who you are, I’ve watched over this family since before you were born..

Pixie: Yeah, that’s just the watcher.

Since you all might have guessed who this birthday is for by now, let’s get to the cake. Happy Birthday Amarja, and after a make-over she really is quite beautiful, and very different from her older sister. I do love this families genetics.

While I feel like this update is a little shorter than they sometimes are this also feels like a terrific place to end this update. Let’s have a quick family “mug shot” collection first!

It’s a pretty small update collage this time around, but since we had missed Mikel’s grow up notice, I think, here he is. He is Ember’s youngest boy and we saw him a little earlier. Next up is Oxkar’s boy, Xander, whom we saw the grow up message for at the beginning of the update. He’s a cute boy. Finally, we have the “ooops” baby for Yennifer. She is Yuri’s daughter, and Youssef is his grandson. He’s a super skinny little boy, but while he was an angelic toddler, he’s now mean.

That’s it for the family this time, but thank you so much for joining me again and I hope to get more updates out soon, and we are inching closer to a new heir poll as well, so watch for that too!

Generation 3.08 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.10

Latte Game – Generation 3.08

Generation 3.07 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.09

Welcome!! It’s nice to see you her at the Latte’s again. We had a fairly action packed update last time with birthdays, holidays, aspirations getting getting worked on, and updates from the extended family. This time we should see little Ijtiba grow into a toddler and we’ll go from there. So let’s get started!

With Lowitja getting the Whiz Kid aspiration and Easton still needing logic for his job they sit down to a few games of chess together. Easton is starting to bulk up more and more, so I’m hoping we are getting closer to completing his aspiration.

The other girls, Amarja and Hjordis, are working on their motor skills and at the same time, their Keep Fit badges for the scouts. Hjordis is going to be a teen before too long and will have the Give Back and Outdoor badge still to get.

We get a couple of fun updates from the extended family. Austin got married, and while he isn’t specifically family in this version, he is kind of counted at least. Then Zax and his wife had a new little boy, Arthur. This is the 3rd boy for them.

Zophi loves it when her parents come out to haunt. She can chat with them, take the time to catch them up on the kids and grandkids and feel lie they are still there watching over the family.

Lowitja is onto having her mom read to her now. Having an erratic sim read a story must be entertaining. Halix would stop in the middle and start making faces left and right. Quite humorous.

One of the girls invited Zophi and a bunch of the family out to a cafe. Zophi went and hung out a bit with everyone before heading home. Nothing overly exciting happened, but it was nice to see everyone.

Amarja was busy getting the last of the friends she needed, and while I cannot remember if this series of pictures is what took her over the edge, ti would have been shortly after this that she was able to complete the Social Butterfly aspiration! Great job Amarja. She then goes into the Whiz Kid aspiration.

The twins have grown into children and we will take a closer look at them at the end. They look very cute from the small picture, but these are Zax oldest boys.

Halix took a quite trip out to Nick’s previous house to flag Natalie. We had nearly forgotten to go flag her, and while we are here we chatted some with his son Ivan as well. We will be back to flag him soon enough.

While she was out, since Natalie and Ivan live in Brindleton Bay and I have not had any sims live there before, she stops and picks up something to eat at the fish market stand.

We then have her go talk to a tree for a bit.

Halix: This tree is so friendly…..it’s sprouting before my eyes

It seems to like you to and may reveal it’s secrets.

Halix: Oh great tree, your branches are so lovely, your flowers so sweet, please let me in to the glade you hold so deep.

You aren’t casting some sort of spell…..what’s with the rhyming??

Halix: I was just trying something….it’s cold here, can I go home now?

This allows her access to the Sylvan Glade eventually, I just didn’t take any pictures of it.

Back at home we have a birthday. Little Ijtiba has grown into a toddler. Oh my does he look like his daddy.

Easton: ….and what is wrong with that?

Absolutely nothing, although he will probably be a little heart melter.

Here is a better close up of Ijtiba. He is all his dad, at least at the moment. He rolled the Fussy trait, which is just going to be so much fun, and he is, of course, a merman.

With the good, comes the bad. We received word that Zophi’s twin Zorah has passed. Almost all of her siblings are gone at this point. Ember is still around but she is the last. Time for everyone to be sad for awhile.

Fussy Ijtiba is already causing some havoc by waking up his sister, and then his next two sisters as well. He went around and woke up basically everyone.

Halix: I’m a vampire….hsssss

You are not a vampire. Your cousins are vampires, but you are not.

Halix: Can I be a vampire?

No, no you cannot.

Zophi is busy making something back there, and it looks like Hjordis is being a good kid and helping to clean up.

That would be because it’s her birthday. Happy Birthday Hjordis! You are now a teenager. That also means we are getting much closer to a new heir poll! I cannot believe we are almost through this generation already!

Here is Hjordis after a make-over. I went in keeping with a bit of her tom-boyishness from her childhood. She, so far, as not indicated anything to me about her preferences, but she did grow up into some dresses, so I gave her a bit of a unique style. I guess I caught her eyes closed, but you’ll see plenty more of her. Hjorids added jealous to her traits, and wants to be a Best Selling Author.

Then we got news that Oxkar is also now an elder. Zophi will be leaving us soon, but it’s still interesting to have her kids being elders with her.

The family sits down on a stormy night together. Halix reading to Amarja and Lowitja, which is to help Amarja’s aspiration, while Hjordis works on homework and little Ijtiba watches everyone.

Ukupanipo comes out to haunt and apparently had a craving for a cupcake since he heads right out to start working with the cupcake maker. It’s funny to watch a ghost make food.

Looks like Zax youngest is now a toddler himself. I feel like I should try and have a toddler play date one of these days with the kids. I have never done one, so it could be a lot of fun to try.

Speaking of toddlers, our little Ijtiba is still here and is working on his skills. He’s got at least 2 in everything so far, and is well on his way to getting the Top-Notch toddler trait. I’m excited to see what he looks like as a child.

We then bring you news that Halix is pregnant again, but this is with the final baby. She made it through all of her pregnancies. She’s still technically a YA since the pregnancies have halted her aging every time. We are going to need to feed Easton a youth potion as he’s halfway to elder already.

Halix: Voices….why?? Why are you making me run??

The voices are doing that Halix, I am. I’m getting you to work out a bit. I’m testing some things.

Halix: But I hate running….why can’t I just swim???

You can swim after if you want….why are you wearing sunglasses inside??

Halix: You made the outfit.

Zophi got invited out with some of the family again and so she went. Nearly everyone left as soon as the game was unpaused, but Zophi saw Zax wife, I believe, walking up the street and stopped her to say hi before heading home.

Back at home, little Lowitja is busy making potions. She is almost through Whiz Kid, only needs to finish up her mental skill, which shouldn’t be too hard to do.

Elsewhere in the house, homework and reading are the name of the game. I would like to get Hjordis going on her writing, so we added an inspiration light to the bedroom in the hope we can make her inspired to write.

I think that is going to be a good wrap up spot. I know Zophi didn’t make too many appearances in this update, but the family has gotten big enough and old enough that I am “chasing” after them.

Right before I go, here is a closer look at Zax’s three boys. So Zven is first, he grew up with the genius trait, Zorro is next and he is squeamish, and finally is Arthur who is inquisitive. All three boys are pretty handsome and I can see their dad in each of them. Thanks for spending time with the Latte’s and we will see you again soon!

Generation 3.07 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.09

Latte Game – Generation 3.07

Generation 3.06 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.08

Hello and welcome back to this busy family. When we were last with the family we found out that Halix is pregnant with baby I, which means only one more pregnancy to go after this. Lowitja grew into a toddler and caused some bugs in the family, we had lots of extended family updates, Amarja becoming a child. So let’s jump right in and see what’s happening now shall we?

So to start the remaining sisters, Zophi, Zorah, and Ember, all went to a dance party. Wouldn’t you now that more of the family would be there in spirit??? Harvey, Ukupanipo, and as is pretty standard with any social gathering, Kynzie were all in attendance as well.

Back at home Halix and Amarja share some conversation. With Halix you never know where a conversation might go, that erratic trait can cause it to veer in very different directions.

It’s back to spooky day again, and so Easton dresses up in Star Wars gear, and Halix is a criminal I think. I don’t fully remember. I’m still getting used to this holiday and how everything works.

But everyone got in on the action. The yoga and hot dog are Hjordis and Amarja and Zophi is talking with a trick-or-treater that came by. I think I need other houses around that the kids can go to?? Not sure how it works exactly.

In an effort to help these guys be best of friends quickly, and thanks to Teresa over at the Odyssey for sharing this, I get the girls to take pictures with each other. It certainly boosts the relationship up quickly!

Sure enough, after pictures, and Hjordis doing something that took her out of her costume, the two become best friends. That is a milestone for Amarja. This s still one of the harder aspirations for me to get, but I think we can do it.

Since most of the adults have gotten some perks to help keep their needs dropping as quickly, once the kids go to bed they work on things. Easton and Halix work on their aspirations as well as work tasks, and Zophi continues her quest to get things updated around the house.

As a fun side note, Bellamy is having kids in the world of the Latte’s now. I think those two are probably going to make cute kids.

The girls are up and doing their homework before school. Nothing like last minute homework to start your day. I’m glad they are doing it though, I believe Hjordis will come home with an A today.

Hi Zoph, Halix. How’s the garden?

Zophi: The garden is thriving, and getting big.

That is true, are you still in your Spooky Day costume Zophi?

Zophi: Yes, it’s comfortable.

Halix: She just hasn’t gone to bed yet!

Lowitja hasn’t made an appearance yet, but she is still here. She has completed all her toddler skills and still has a day before her birthday. I think this is the fastest I’ve ever leveled up a toddler. So she plays in the ocean pretending she is a mermaid, but you can just see Zophi in her mermaid form in the distance.

I have never seen this moodlet before, but I think it’s super cute! Lowitja is Independent so it’s not likely from her trait, but she is the first toddler I think who has had time to play in the ocean much.

After her swim grandma Zophi comes and plays in the sand with Lowitja. Watching them build a sandcastle together was super cute. I really need to try and get my toddlers through skills this fast more often.

Amarja is still hard at work on her aspiration and invites this kid over (forgot his name) and takes pictures with him. That gives her the first child friend (besides her own sister who doesn’t count.)

The family then becomes obsessed with food for a while. Behind Halix you can see a plate of food that Zophi mixed up. She has maxed out both cooking skills, it’s excellent food, but Halix decides to make something different. She made the sandwiches sitting there by Easton, who decided neither of those was good enough and made a different plate of food. A short time later Zophi started a turkey as well.

Ixael was over however, for Amarja took pictures of him. He is a bit of a ham and even though dad got in the way of the pictures, Amarja is soon friends with her uncle.

That is one of two adults she needs to befriend. It really helps having extended family or family friends that can come over for kids to reach this aspiration.

In the middle of Zophi cooking her turkey Halix goes into labor. Easton goes with her to the hospital, has the traditional prenatal panic and they head inside to have baby I. I think Easton is secretly hoping for a boy this time. If tradition stands it will be as we are over 1/2 way through Halix’s name.

True to form for all my sims in the “dad” role, Easton doesn’t head back to the room with his wife. Yes, I could direct him back there, but I love to see what they do on their own. Easton talks with a ghost nurse.

Halix is once again tended to by a very competent doc. No vital organs are pulled out, no fuss, no mess. She takes the controls and minutes later, baby I is here.

Doc: *wipes hands* Just another day in the office and another successful delivery, time to head home.

She seriously changed back into street clothes and just left before Halix did. lol

See, you can see the doc heading home. Anyway, we had a little boy. Tradition continues, for now. Meet little Ijtiba Latte. Supposedly that name is Australian, but I’ll have to rely on my readers from there to confirm if that’s true.

Back at home, Amarja goes and meets her new brother. She is happy with a new sibling. I guess with being a social butterfly that makes sense. It’s cute when they are happy about it.

Zophi: *singing* Hush little baby don’t your cry, grandma’s going to buy you anything you want in this world.

I’m not sure that is quite how the song goes.

Zophi: Shhh, he doesn’t know the difference. It’s all in the tone of my voice.

While we leave Zophi and Ijtiba alone we get updates from the family. Natalie is a YA now (she is Nick’s eldest) and it will be time to go flag her. Paula, (Pixey’s daughter) and Olivia (Oxkar’s daughter) are both now children.

It is HarvestFest again and while I apparently missed a picture of the gnomes, as much as the family is invited over as we could invite. I don’t think any of elder generation made it this time, but many of the younger clan did.

Since he was here, we had Amarja take pictures of her other uncle who was at the house and she has gotten her two adult friends. She only needs a couple more child friends, whom she will hopefully meet at school soon.

With the excitement of HarvestFest still rushing through her veins, Hjordis manages to complete her Rambunctious Scamp aspiration. She only has a couple of days as a child left. I have not been as diligent in getting her scouting badges as I should have, but I think she has 4 left. She switches to Social Butterfly as well, figuring she might be able to help her sister some.

However, it is now Lowitja’s birthday and Easton takes her to the cake Zophi baked for her. Lowitja reached Top-Notch toddler easily and I’m excited to go forward with her.

Here she is after a slight make-over. She rolled the Art Lover trait and then got Whiz Kid for the aspiration. It would have been nice for her to have Artistic Prodigy, but we should be able to complete Whiz Kid and get her to that one.

That feels like a lovely place to end this update. Next time little Ijtiba should grow into a toddler and we will likely get the news we are expecting the final baby of this generation.

Here s a closer look at Paula (on the left) and Olivia (on the right.) Paula is, of course, Pixey’s daughter with her lover before she got married, and Olivia is Oxkar’s daughter with his lover before they both married other people.

I also appear to have missed the notice about this little guy become a toddler, but this is Youssef, Yennifer’s son. He is the only kid born of a spare that I will likely allow, but he is a cutie!

Generation 3.06 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.08

Latte Game – Generation 3.06

Generation 3.05 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.07

You have found the next update!! Welcome to the Latte’s. This fun family is slowly working their way through Generation 3 of this name game, and I feel like we have had a fairly decent amount of letters taken care of in 3 generations. We aren’t doing super long names and I seem poised to take care of J this next generation, which will be great.

Anyway, last time with the family we saw lots of the extended family, had baby Lowitja (I think I spelled that right), and the rest of the family worked on their aspirations. So let’s see how it’s going this time around.

We will actually start with an extended family update. I swear family, you are not forgotten even if you aren’t played!! Anyway, this is Ember’s oldest son, Ethan.

Easton works hard on his aspiration. He does like to work out but it’s a bit slow going. Still, he continues to make progress and I will probably be buying some extra traits before too long.

While Hjordis works on building up her social skills a bit by chatting with other kids, her sister Amarja watches her. Amarja is very close to leveling up all her skills and her birthday is also very soon.

We do have another toddler now though, as little Lowitja has grown into a toddler herself. She grows up with pretty high needs having just been taken care of by someone in the family so hopefully we can get her on a decent schedule right away.

Here is Lowitja after a bit of a make-over. She got her daddy’s lips it looks like, but otherwise is mostly her mother. She rolled the Independent trait, which I love.

While bringing little Lowitja downstairs to the toddler room Halix has a bit of a glitch. This requires resetting. Easton has a similar glitch just a short time later. Is Lowitja magic, is she trying to glitch us out of this game???? I hope not!!

For the time being, things seem normal and she plays dolls with Amarja, who is needing more imagination to be top-notch. She shouldn’t have any trouble actually finishing but she is getting close.

To help her work on it some more Easton reads a story to both girls. This is a story I don’t believe either girl has heard and they are both completely enthralled by the story.

Lowitja can mostly potty train herself, being independent, but it still goes faster with someone helping. Easton is on board and seems determined to not look down at his daughter while she does her business.

Sibling love! Everyone say it together….AWWWWWWW. I swear this family is as bad as the Walton’s. I didn’t plan them to be this way, they just seem to naturally go this way. Even Yuri, when he was with us, would still show up and send presents.

It’s TV premier night so Zophi whips up a batch of….some sort of noodles and the family sits down to watch Pink is the new Orange I think it was called. Halix was at work, but got home right before the end of the episode and was able to enjoy the holiday herself.

We will be back with our family in just a moment, but we take this small break to say Yenifer had a baby boy named Youssef. Oxkar also had a baby, even though it isn’t shown here but I cannot remember the babies name. We will see him when he’s a toddler. Zax twins are now toddlers themselves. My game is loving that hair for toddlers lately.

With that out of the way it’s time for a birthday!!! Happy birthday Amarja. She got her last skills and is a top-notch toddler. So daddy, just home from his astronaut job, brings his little girl to the cake.

She is an interesting little girl. Very much a mix of her parents. This is her post make-over. She rolled Geek for her trait, and wants to be a Social Butterfly. Well I have managed to do it once so far, so I’m sure I can get it done again. She joins the scouts and is ready for childhood.

Her sister teaches her the scouting handshake and they perform it together. I love these two and of all the kids born into this family, these two might be the most genetically different between siblings. Pixie had black hair while the rest had brown, but the family resemblance has always been strong with this family.

Once again his is astronaut suit, Easton takes on the parenting roll and helps the girls with their homework. Really he helps Amarja as Hjordis mostly just breezes through it now. Of course, the toddler room, where Lowitja is the place to be.

Part of Zophi’s aspiration was to throw a dinner party. So after the kids are all in bed all the family we could invite is invited over to spend time with each other and enjoy a lovely dinner prepared by Zophi. Even Yuri’s adopted daughter was in attendance.

Almost all the girls in the house gather together the next day. Hjordis, I think, is telling funny stories to little Lowitja while Amarja works on her arts and crafts badge. Halix is working on writing a new song. At some point (probably when I had to reset her with Lowitja) she lost the songs she was working on, so it’s taking longer than it should be.

Sunday is a beautiful day and so the family takes the girls to the park. This lets Hjordis get through the first milestone of her aspiration, and Amarja between the park and dinner party only needs to meet one more person. Easton looks after Lowitja and works her skills some during the outing.

After we are back home, Zophi needs to cook something gourmet so she whips up a protein plate. Easton is working on his workouts after all, so he could use a good pick me up.

There is some exciting news when Halix discovers that she is pregnant again, this time with baby I and goes to tell Easton. Easton gets the worried look, but also holds a small smile on his face most of the announcement and seems very happy.

Easton spends some time with his oldest, chatting and eating in the kids bedroom. Hard to believe we are almost through having kids this generation. They are all pretty close in age, and we have room for the final baby as long as Halix isn’t carrying twins.

Zax is going to have more children as he and his wife are expecting again. I am sure keeping up with the twins has been quite the event but we will see what they have this time soon enough.

Lowitja is such a cutie. She is getting close to be a child, and also getting very close to maxing out all of her skills. I think she has 1 more day, at least, left as a toddler and just a fraction of imagination and movement to go.

It’s obviously Monday as the girls are busy working on projects out in the sand. You know, if I had projects for school this is the type of setting I think I would like to work in as well. The girls are close to being best friends, which would give Amarja a milestone.

Even grandma Zophi comes out to help the girls. I love that she sat right between them and just talked to them both while they worked. I think both of these were “unique” projects, as in, I hadn’t saved a copy of them yet, so they get lined up with the others after they were completed.

That feels like enough information for you for a single chapter and it’s starting to get long, so we will wrap it up for this time. I hope you are still enjoying the Latte’s and will be back to join us next time!

So I have apparently missed the notice for Ivan growing up. He is on the left and was Nick’s son with his wife, if you can remember that far back. To the right is Ethan, whom we saw the notice for at the beginning of the chapter. He is Ember’s eldest son, and very handsome if I do say so myself.

These are Zax twins. They are very very similar in their features. On the left is little Zven. He’s got his dad’s black hair and green eyes, and then Zorro has the brown hair and what look like Ukupanipo’s eyes potentially.

Finally, I missed getting a picture of the notice of this little guy growing up, but this is Oxkar’s son, Xander. He is one of the more unique toddlers in this lot, as the family resemblance tends to be pretty strong in this family. I’m excited to see what they all look like as teens.

Generation 3.05 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.07

Latte Game – Generation 3.05

Generation 3.04 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.06

Hello, we are back with the Latte’s after quite an up and down entry last time. We didn’t necessarily get very far with the challenge last time, but there was a lot happening with the extended family. There were births, deaths, marriages, and Zophi did manage to complete her aspiration.

We start with Ukupanipo watching his daughter upgrade the family fridge. Zophi is on a roll of trying to upgrade things before her time has passed.

Ukupanipo: She got old, like me

Yes she did, time will do that to you.

Easton is still working away at his bodybuilder trait. I have no idea what all it’s going to take for him to reach it, but I know he works out basically every day.

It’s firework day today, and so some crackers are purchased to see if we can get the rest of the plushies. (We didn’t) One day we will eventually find all of them.

We invited over family and one of these days I’ll remember to do this later so we can actually set off and watch fireworks together. It will wait for another year though.

The girls look so different this generation. We have not had the most diversity in genetics in this family. Started with blond Kynzie, and brown haired Ukupanipo, then got black haired Harvey, and now blond Easton. Hopefully we’ll bring in a red head soon, and maybe a lighter brown hair or something. Still, the girls are adorable, although Hjordis needs a bath.

As soon as Halix is free she gives Hjordis the bath she needed. As you may or may not remember Halix is currently carrying baby L. At least we hope it’s only baby L and not babies. We currently only have 5 people in the house, so there is room.

Easton: ….and then the puppy went up up up the hill

Hjordis: *I’ve heard this story, doesn’t he know any better ones.*

Amarja: *hehe, puppy puppy*

Who can believe it’s Hordis birthday already???

Halix: I can, I don’t want 3 toddlers running around the house.

Fair enough Halix, sorry I did kind of have you space them close.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Hjordis. She grew up in decently boyish clothes and a mo-hawk, which I didn’t leave her in, but we will see her make-over in a minute.

First a word from our extended family. Oxkar is having another baby, this time with his wife. We apparently forgot to flag Yenifer for pregnancy so she is having a baby, and Pixey got married to someone not her baby daddy. This family tree is going to get crazy quick.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled household. This is Hjordis after her makeover. She is very tomboyish, and I won’t say for sure that she isn’t trans, but so far, she hasn’t expressed that to me, just more tomboy. Maybe as a teen that will change, we’ll see. Still, I really like the look, grew up in the glasses so I kept ’em. Hjordis’ aspiration is Rambunctious Scamp and got Slob as a trait. She did reach Top-Notch Toddler, however.

Ho boy, you know what this group of pictures is here for. Halix woke up in the middle of the night and drug Easton (who was exhausted) to the hospital to have their newest baby. It’s another girl, and only one, and her name is Lowitja. I will not guarantee I will always spell her name right.

Back at home little Amarja headed up stairs to check out the new baby. While she has a smile on her face she actually got a sad moodlet. I hope she isn’t evil and making an evil plan with that smile.

Zophi, being the kick ass grandma that she is, helps Hjordis with her homework for the day. We will be getting A’s with these kids just like all the others.

Kynzie haunts for the first time in awhile, checks out the baby, fist pumps and moves on. Poor little Lowitja was screaming the whole time. Way to put all those parenting skills to work Kynzie.

Awwww, I see now. The twins were coming, just not to Halix. I’m ok with this. Zax can have all the twins he wants. Two little boys for Zax and his wife.

Hjordis may now be older but that doesn’t mean she is too big to play with Amarja and the dollhouse. It’s still great fun and helps Amarja learn faster too.

I believe it was Pixey that invited the family out this time, or no, actually I think it was Kendra, Kevin’s oldest daughter. Anyway, Halix and the rest of her siblings were there, as was Christine, the adopted daughter of Zorah. Everyone had a good time catching up and hanging out.

Since Amarja is a charmer, when visitors came by, including the other Wilde boys, Amarja went around Sharing the Love to everyone. It’s so cute! She is adorable, and at the moment, even though I know nothing much about the other kids, or the 2 that aren’t here yet, I think she might be my favorite this gen so far.

And that sweet moment is interrupted by more family updates. I swear, in a family this big there is almost never a night I don’t get updates for Latte’s. This is why I have chosen to flag them all so they don’t have offspring (minus the one I’m letting Yenifer keep….seems cruel to remove a baby from Yenifer (if you are a Witcher fan you will probably understand that.))

So Austin is having a baby, and while he’s not a Latte, and not really related to the family in this save, I thought I’d point it out anyway. Olivia, Oxkar’s daughter with Imane is a toddler, as is Paula, Pixie’s daughter. Finally Vince, Kevin’s youngest is now an Adult. His sister is an elder already.

This feels like a pretty typical picture at the moment. Halix is working on writing songs for her aspiration, and Easton is working out. Which is working on his aspiration as well. He doesn’t fall on the treadmill nearly as often anymore.

Zophi: What are you eating? I’m making food.

Halix: Mom, it’s obviously grilled fruit. I’m pretty sure you grilled this yesterday.

Zophi: Well couldn’t you wait until I made something fresh?

Halix: No, but Amarja will be up soon and very hungry.

Hjorids has gone into mess making mode, but that’s ok when she is controllable because I have her clean it right back up and it’s scouting badge points.

You know, looking at the picture of Halix reading little Amarja to sleep makes me realize I barely have any pictures of Easton doing things with the girls. He does, I swear!

Halix: ….ohha, yeah, that’s funny.

Halix, who you talking to?

Halix: Oh just the voices in my head. You know they are pretty funny.

Her erratic trait comes out at very….well erratic times. Usually, she’s telling herself a story, although I have also caught her singing to herself. She’s a lot of fun. No sign of baby I yet, although they honestly have tried too hard. I’m beginning to wonder if they are going to end up with all girls this time.

This feels, however, like a good place to end this update and go into seeing all of the different new extended family members or updates that we had earlier. This was like the entry of “we still exist too!”

We will start with these two. First up is the man to actually married Pixie, this is Genji Tanaka. The other one, who looks like he’s trying to escape the picture, is the child Mikel. I apparently missed his growing up notification, but he is Ember’s youngest if you don’t remember.

Then we have the toddlers. With the red hair that she inherited from her daddy, we have Paula. The little inquisitive looking one is Oxkar’s daughter Olivia. Both are adorable.

Finally, because it was just so funny and I couldn’t not. This is our next door neighbor on the island. Where the ship has been brought up onto the land. I feel like he might be a little obsessed with dogs….

And with that I will leave you for now, and see you next time!

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