Otts Family – Generation B Heir Poll

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Hey guys, can you believe we are already at the heir poll for Generation B?? We are going to be picking the next TH that will lead off Generation C.

Hopefully you are caught up on the family, or at least this generation. Feel free to catch up if you need to, or just pick who you like the look of the most. The poll will be up here and also over at boolprop.net. Feel free to vote in either or both places. The polls will be until until the 11th.

Let’s take a look at your choices.

First up is Corey. He is the twin to Cedric and has an aspiration I’ve never tried before and think it could be fun. He’s pretty adorable and got himself all A’s in school. He did ok as a toddler, had some trouble right after we moved, but as since done well. He’s almost through his first level of the aspiration and would be fun.

Next is Cedric, Corey’s twin brother. Cedric also has an aspiration I haven’t done before, and he has an interesting set of traits. He manged to get Happy Toddler, and also got an A in high school.

Cordelia, as is common in this family, is the only girl in this generation. Cordelia has done well so far. She got Happy Toddler, and an A in elementary school. She is working towards an A in high school, but I’m not 100% sure about her aspiration.

Calvin is the youngest child of the generation. He has some interesting traits, and I haven’t ever done Renaissance Sim yet, but I think it could be fun to do. I also have never played the Law career and think it could be fun to try.

I believe Cordelia and Calvin are on track to get some positive traits, but I’m not 100% sure if they will keep them. All 4 of these kids would be a lot of fun. All four of them have some good and bad things about them, but also all have a bunch of personality. If one of the twins is chosen the torch will pass immediately, if Cordelia or Calvin is picked I have a little more time to try and get Bailie through her aspiration.

I don’t actually envy you this time, as all of these kids are fun. I hope you have enjoyed this generation and I’m excited to see who is chosen!

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Otts Family – Bailie 12

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Hello and welcome back to the Otts again. I believe, by the end of this update we are going to be in heir poll territory. It’s hard to believe we are already through Bailie’s generation (or almost at least) but time just flies. So last update we saw Cordelia and Calvin grow up and had some successes in building points. So let’s see how we do now.

These kids are pretty close, and I am pretty sure we are going to end up having a pretty close generation here. I did manage to get enough money to expand the house some, which you will see later, but then they couldn’t pay the bills right away, so this family is still struggling a bit.

Bailie is still working on building up painting. I’ll admit, I got a little laxed, and I think she is going to just BARELY get through level 8 so she can immortalize herself. We have done great with the kids, I haven’t managed Bailie as well.

The kids love to whip out their phones and show each other pictures of things. It’s pretty funny to see them gathered up like this so often.

There is also still a huge love of dancing in this family. You may remember Adalyn actually maxed dancing last time because it’s a favorite past time around here.

Speaking of Adalyn, she has been fairly quiet of late. She has started working out some, which might not be a horrible thing. I don’t want to lose her earlier than I have to. She is close to maxing parenting, but she isn’t going to get it done with her own kids I don’t think. She’s only like 30% of the way there.

Calvin kept sleeping in random places and I realized I had never assigned him a bed. After this I had Bailie put him to bed in one of the kids beds and that seemed to help.

Bailie is working out a lot, and the family is on a diet of almost nothing but salads. I watched a bit about what the different equipment and stuff does and how food has calorie counts in this game, which is likely why most of my sims get a little curvy.

Hi Audra! We do miss having you around. Thanks for cleaning up all the puddles. Of course, I think right after this she broke the sink, but hey, at least it was puddle free for a bit.

Britta has aged up to Adult. It looks as though none of the spares this generation have any inclination to get married or have kids. Both boys are single and with no kids. Britta, if you don’t remember, was Ariana’s only child.

Corey sits down to do his homework, which is great. I would love to get some more A’s from these kids. They are decently studious.

To help with the idea of building skills and doing homework I decided to create a household club, which was decided to be allowed. This changed slightly from this picture as I accidentally closed the window before I saved, but we allow homework, working out, dancing, reading and writing. They are not allowed to hack things, or sabotage stuff.

In order to get some skills up to three, another thing I hope the club does, Bailie plays games with the eldest 3 kids. They have a good time.

The first club gathering saw almost everyone working out. It was sort of funny to see so many of my sims suddenly finding work out equipment, or even dancing.

Right after the club meeting ended (actually it crashed when Bailie blue screened….just just glitched up from the computer chair and stood there and everyone else also froze….I had to reset Bailie) both Calvin and Cedric work on their homework. Adalyn is there for each of them, of course.

Then it’s hanging out with Calvin and Cordelia. I just love this family and their facial expressions. I think this gen might be the most expressive so far.

A picture of the whole family. Cedric couldn’t wait for Bailie to be done with the salad, and you can see Julia is out haunting us tonight as well. From the clothes I think most everyone was working out before dinner again.

Cedric, Julia….while I appreciate the attempt of both of you to clean up the bathroom, it’s not going to help.

Julia: Well why not, it’s water, these are mops.

Cedric: Yeah, why not? Please don’t trip me with the mom great-grandma. Also, my feet are wet.

Well your feet are wet because I’m guessing the water soaked up into your slippers, and the reason it won’t help s because both the sink and the shower are broken.

Cordelia continues to randomly decide to work on school projects. Almost never the same one either.

Cordelia: I like to try different things….but they are boring.

Well at least you usually get a skill point from them.

Cordelia: Can we get a dog, or another cat?

Um….if you become heir we will, but before that, probably not.

Bryce was a committed bachelor his whole life. See Bryce, you didn’t really want to be heir back when we were voting.

Bryce: Oh I wanted to be, but you broke my heart so it never recovered.

Uh huh….I don’t think that us not picking you for heir made you a committed bachelor, especially since you still visit all the time.

Bryce: Yeah all right…..I like my niece and nephews, didn’t really want any of my own.

Yeah, that’s what I figured.

So this family hangs out together a lot. It’s really cute, and Bryce and Brodie visit often. I went ahead and made sure both had keys so they could come and go. I always feel bad when they are just standing around outside and Bailie isn’t there to greet them.

See, another instance of Cordelia starting work on a school project. It’s so funny how she was start it, but then a few minutes into working on it she gets bored and walks away. Usually she leaves to go do homework, which I would think would be worse.

Aww, Arthur’s wife got remarried. She is a vampire, so I would imagine we will see more kids from her now that she is remarried and Arthur’s kids are all YA’s or older now.

So this is a tiny glance at the expanded downstairs. Upstairs we added another bathroom, even though we haven’t ever had issues on that front I wanted to make sure they were good. So the one bad thing about the household club doing work outs is everyone always get really energetic. I try and turn off any emotional auras for it, but still.

Which leads to the kids not wanting to sleep. We were doing SO WELL Corey! -5 points.

I used Adalyn’s one adult free action to get her to make a drink. I keep hoping she will work on this aspiration on her own eventually, but so far, this one drink is it.

She does help Bailie get the last logic point Bailie needs in order to get a promotion at work. Adalyn also got a promotion, but I didn’t get a picture of that promotion.

Corey came home with our first teen A I believe. That is a +5, so at least Corey made up for his pass out. The household club is helping earn up skills, even if we haven’t got a ton of homework done during the meetings.

The energetic mood in the house does cause a lot of workouts to happen. Bailie gets really into working out for a bit, and I discovered the joy of drinking the energy drink and if I had known about this before Bailie might be doing better.

Everyone does enjoy reading during the club meetings as well. As we continue with this club we will need to buy some additional book on the different topics.

Little Cheyenne is now a child. If you don’t remember this is Adalyn’s sister, Rosaline’s, youngest daughter.

Cedric: …..and then I had to give my speech. How do you follow that?

Adalyn: I’m sure you did fine honey

Adalyn, you have food at home.

Adalyn: I wanted a burger!

Oh, well, I guess that makes sense. I know we are on a salad kick at home.

Adalyn: Yes, and I needed a burger! Besides it’s my birthday!

That’s right, it is Adalyn’s birthday. It’s so weird to see her with gray hair now. I’ll probably give her a bit of a make-over later. She still looks good. I’m not ready for this gen to be done!

Oh Cedric, you don’t look so good.

Cedric: I’m so dizzy. I think Cordelia gave me the sickness.

Cordelia: Hey, got it from mom.

Ok, so you guys need to go to bed.

This sickness swept through the family. I actually got a notice about Calvin needing to stay home from school. I’ve never seen that before.

Bailie continued to work out over and over again. She jogs, swims, uses the punching bag, and the weight machine. We don’t have the money for a treadmill currently, but I would love to get one. I keep hoping she will reach it eventually.

Cedric comes home with an A as well. Congrats you guys! The twins have their A’s, and now we just have to get Cordelia hers +5 points.

These faces, just too funny. I love all of these kids. Their heir poll isn’t going to be easy I don’t think. I’m not sure who I want more.

Sadly, Cordelia had the, I’m energetic and don’t need to sleep “bug” and thus passed out. -5 points. I guess we are breaking even this update so far. I do love this dress by the way, I think Cordelia’s fashion sense is fun.

Right before the twins birthday Bailie managed to get her painting skill to level 8, which means it’s time to have her immortalize herself.

After finishing her portrait, it hangs on the wall with the other. That’s another +5 points for us. Outside of finishing up her aspiration, Bailie has completed the things she needed to do for this generation. Raised 4 kids, who are doing great, immortalized herself, and did get through almost all of her aspiration.

Then it was time to bake the cake and bring the twins to the cakes. Both grew up and while neither of them achieved a positive trait (they were each close on a couple, but didn’t quite get the line) they also didn’t lose us any points.

Corey ends up with Art Lover, Snob, and Romantic as his traits, and his brother Cedric ends up with Glutton, Romantic, and Neat as his traits. Corey will be going into the Criminal career and Cedric will be starting in Food.

That is going to wrap up the post for this time. It’s a bit longer of an update, but I will be posting the heir poll and it will be up for about a week. I’m excited to see who gets picked for the generation C heir.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 9 (-45)
Pass Out (-5) : 56 (-280)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 8 (+40)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 28 (+140)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 2 (+20)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 9 (+45)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 11 (+55)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 7 (+35)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 3 (+15)

TOTAL: +160

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Otts Family – Bailie 11

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Hello and welcome back to the Otts family! I have felt like it’s been awhile since I played these guys, and even though you are getting the updates regularly, I had played ahead and taken a bit of a break so I’m excited to get back to these guys. The next post is likely to end in an heir poll, which I’m excited about! So without further ado, let’s check in on the family.

So as we open up the game, head to the family home and unpause the game, Calvin goes and does this. I don’t believe I would have had any chance to stop this. So that’s a start of -5 points already. Whoops.

As you may remember Corey and Cedric grew into teens at the end of the last update, and it was Corey that missed out on his A but just a smidge, so apparently he decided to get a head start on homework after getting Calvin to bed.

Adalyn has started standing around outside after work again, and instead of coming in to eat the food that is in the fridge she heads out to the food stand instead.

Adalyn: It’s quiet out here.

All the kids are at school. It’s quiet in there at the moment too.

Adalyn: But nothing is broken, or messy out here either.

Ok, fair enough. Although the house isn’t actually that bad right now either.

Bailie managed to reach another milestone….and this is proof that the house isn’t actually that bad currently! Still, way to go Bailie. She is now on the last level and I have no idea if she’s going to make it. I don’t know if I know what she needs to do to get the “maximum body form” or whatever it is. Still that’s a +5 points

Because she’s lazy it takes FOREVER for her to gain any fitness, but she also needs painting and is at level 6 in that. 2 more levels before we are allowed to immortalize her. She shouldn’t have any trouble getting there.

Adalyn does eventually come home and she maxes a skill! Way to go Adalyn!!! That’s +10 points.

Adalyn: What can I say, this is a good stereo, and I love to dance.

It has paid off! Now to just finish up parenting.

Adalyn: That shouldn’t be too hard, I am super mom Adalyn after all.

You are, you are more super mom than Audra…….

Audra: I am be dead, but I still am around you know.

You didn’t get to level 9 parenting all by yourself!

Cedric brings a friend home from school. They are kind of cute, not sure if they are a couple or just friends yet, but this could be a hint.

Not to be out done by his brother Cedric also does homework and helps to watch after Calvin. Calvin has 4 days or so to grow up and needs only 2 or 3 skill level’s to be a Happy Toddler, he should have no problems.

The pool is seeing more and more use. Adalyn uses if fairly frequently, and now that the twins are teens they seem more drawn to it now as well. If Corey keeps this up he should have no problems getting a B and then an A. The thing that sometimes holds them back is skills.

After having a nice swim, Corey heads in to read Calvin a bedtime story. I was hoping this would happen with Calvin. He is very doted on by his older siblings, as well as his mom’s.

If you remember Claire, she is now a child. If you don’t remember Claire, she is a cousin to all these kids. Adalyn’s sister Rosaline had her, and is pregnant again….or possibly had the baby (can’t remember for sure.)

Family meals can become a thing around here, especially on a holiday. It’s New Years for the Otts and they celebrate in a similar fashion to a lot of families. They have some food, take some naps, and relax.

They also play games together. I finally got the family a video game console, which for some reason I couldn’t find before and thought it was just the big virtual one, but I found it. Since the boys need skills, and Corey needs video game hours for his aspiration, we had fun together.

It also happened to be the romance festival, so I took the teens, Bailie and Adalyn there as well as Bryce and Brodie. They hung out for a while and then went home. Nothing overly interesting happened, and I got out of there before anyone passed out.

Back at home Adalyn chats with and watching Calvin on the potty. She might have even been potty training him. I can’t remember if he asked for help or not.

Then she teaches him to talk. His communication is already up to a level 4, so this might just max him out, but I’ll take the points. I cannot believe what a good mom Adalyn has been.

Ah ha, she had the baby. So this is Rosaline’s other daughter, Cheyenne, who is apparently now a toddler. Cheyenne is Claire’s sister, although I believe they have different dad’s.

The Hijink’s festival is back so I take the family. Part of why they are taking these trips is because Cedric needs to introduce himself to sims in 3 different neighborhoods. So I figured the festivals might be a good way to do it. Apparently Bryce wanted a selfie with this random celebrity. One of the sims kept passing out, but luckily not mine.

Corey is up early, his sleep schedule is getting a little off, and says hi to his grandpa Alan. Alan did at least get to meet Corey and Cedric as a baby, but passed before they were toddlers.

I would think with as much dancing as she does, that Adalyn would be a Dance Machine, but she isn’t. She is, however, family oriented, so dance parties with the kids are a must.

Cordelia gets herself an A in elementary school, which is great! She is well on her way to getting us even more points. That +5 points from her. This family is doing really well, it’s scaring me.

Calvin has maxed his potty skill! That’s another +5 points for us. I’m telling you this family is on a roll. Bailie, you are more than making up for the point loss of your dad’s generation at this point.

With another family meal we look at the fat that it appears we have made almost no change to Bailie’s fitness level even with all the work that we do. I am learning the things I need to do in order to help her reach her goals and I’m hoping to see improvement soon.

Audra: Booo!!!!

Cedric: AH!!! A ghost!

That’s your grandma Cedric. Hi Audra. So decided to scare some people huh?

Audra: You said I wasn’t a super mom.

No, I said that Adalyn was more of a super mom. She’s nearly maxed her parenting. You were also a super mom.

Audra: Well still, it’s fun to prank these boys once in awhile.

I have been setting out school projects in the side yard on the off chance someone works on them. Cordelia actually starts both of her projects, but doesn’t get very far with them before heading inside to just work on homework instead.

Bailie: He’s grows up soon right??

Yes, is he asking you why a lot?

Bailie: No, he just talks….a lot.

Yes, well he’s a toddler with high communication, they do that.

So sadly we aren’t going to get him up to Top-Notch, although I have hope that someday this might actually happen since Calvin is not going to be more than a few points off of this by the time he grows up. Still, seeing Adalyn play with him is just the sweetest thing.

Oh my goodness! It’s Julia, we haven’t seen you in a long time Julia!!! How are you doing?

Julia: Oh I am fine, excuse me though, I’m talking with my great-grandson….that’s weird to say.

I am sure, but yes, please talk away. He’s almost maxed his communication!

And with a small talk from Julia, Calvin gets us another +5 points. This more than makes up for a couple of pass outs we have had. Way to go Calvin!

Bailie is still working on painting, but I hadn’t seen this abstract one and I liked it, so we kept it. I love how many paintings there are that can be painted in this game. It’s so nice to randomly see someone painting something I’ve never seen before.

The brothers were invited over, and were apparently happy to see one another. We are throwing a birthday party, and both boys were given keys to the house. It just made sense and will hopefully let them come over more often on their own.

So it is the lovely Cordelia’s birthday today, and after Bailie baked up a lovely cake she came and blew out the candles. Happy Birthday dear Cordelia! I will show you her make-over in a few minutes.

First a moment of absolute toddler cuteness from Calvin. I love his little sweater and eating peas with a spoon, such a good little boys. It is, however, a double birthday though, so it’s time to get back to the cake.

That’s right, it’s also Calvin’s birthday today. Everyone celebrates the momentous occasion of having no toddlers left in the house. So what do the two birthday kids look like now, and what are their new traits you ask? Well, let’s take a look.

Here they are after their make-overs. Calvin, obviously on the left, and little Cordelia all grown up on the right. Calvin here gets the Kleptomaniac trait, so he gets a little bit of a rebel look to him. He also wants to be a Rambunctious Scamp, which seems to be common for these kids. He maxed Communication and Potty as a toddler, was at level 4 of movement, and had 3 in Thinking and Imagination….he did very well.

Cordelia on the other hand, managed to get her A as we said before and has added Dance Machine to her Child of the Ocean trait. This makes sense to me for as much as her mom danced with all the kids. She wants to be a Friend of the Animals. I felt like, when doing her make-over, that Cordelia wasn’t always going to be “normal” by societal definitions and might be the “weird girl.” I like her new look a lot.

The party is in full force and it seems like everyone had a really good time, except for maybe Cordelia over there who was almost instantly in a mood swing.

Both Cordelia and Corey have run into many more mood swings then Cedric. I have a feeling they are both a bit introverted, and kind of loners. So they spend time just relaxing in the pool, which seems to help both of them. The party wraps up and that feels like a great place to wrap up this update. Let’s take a look at the score, I think it’s going to be good.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 9 (-45)
Pass Out (-5) : 54 (-270)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 8 (+40)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 28 (+140)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 2 (+20)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 7 (+35)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 11 (+55)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 7 (+35)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +155

Wow guys, we gained 30 points this update! Technically we gained 35, but the pass out from Calvin took us down five. Still, that’s is a great update for us and I am super excited about this generation. I think they might do big things still.

Right before we go here is a look at the cousins, and the only ones so far this generation, from Rosaline Ojo. On the left is Claire, who looks a lot like her mom, and on the left is little Cheyenne. Both of these girls are super cute. All right, that is it for another update, and I hope you will see us soon.

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Otts Family – Bailie 10

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Hello and welcome back to the Otts family! Last time we ended with the birth of Bailie and Adalyn’s son Calvin. This is likely going to be their final kid, and we continue the family tradition of a single girl each generation. This time we should see Calvin become a toddler and the twins become teens. So let’s get going and check in on the family.

So the twins walked out of the house when it was time for school one day, but I never got the notice that they went to school. Checked on them and they were across the street getting cookies from the food stand. Cedric hung out there playing with this toy in the rain for a really long time.

Corey decides to finally autonomously do his homework, and Adalyn autonomously helps with homework. She is working on her parenting level 8, she might actually max it. We will see.

Bailie has gotten herself another promotion and the family is slowly building back up some money after the move. They still have quite a way to go, but we are covering our bills.

We have a sim using the pool!!! Adalyn is the first sim to hop in the pool and use it at all. She hangs out floating for awhile before heading back into the house and going to bed. She still hasn’t touched the bar.

The next day the kids come home from school, and while Cordelia sits down to play, poor Corey passes out. He apparently just couldn’t make it to bed first. -5 points

Um….Adalyn, what are you doing?

Adalyn: The toast is sticking.

Yes, I see that, but why are you cooking?

Adalyn: Because we have no other food.

There is popcorn right beside you, or you could make a salad.

She did manage to do this without burning the house down. Thankfully.

Cedric: I’m doing my homework. Are you watching me focusing on my homework….for my aspiration?

Yes, I see you. Still need you to get another mental skill, but you are going well.

Both boys suddenly get really studious and work on their homework. I’m not sure if they have enough time before growing up to get A’s, but maybe. We have a holiday coming up though.

Bailie pulls Cedric into some games of chess and before long had has reached a second milestone. I think he’s the first kid that has managed to complete two milestones. +5 points.

It’s Winterfest again and Brodie and Bryce are invited over. They don’t have a great place inside to place the tree, so it’s placed outside, decorated by the family and then presents are opened later in the evening.

Bailie: Really Brodie?????

Bryce: BRODIE!!!! How can you say that??????

What, what did I miss????

Bodie: Nothing, nevermind.

Adalyn: *oopps, walked in on that….I’m not here.*

Awww…I want to know what caused those faces.

Awww, Adalyn is reading one of Bailie’s books. It’s sweet that Adalyn is so supportive of her wife and all the things I’ve been making her work on.

Hi Audra, it’s nice of you to clean. You don’t need to, but goodness knows this family could probably use a little help. She only cleans the one mess, but you can see the kids have been busy, and there are more in the room back there at the end of the hall.

Adalyn goes to take care of baby Calvin and look at the birth certificates so far in this family. She has added a 4th to their generations line on the wall. It’s fun to see all of these together.

It’s about time to go visit Arthur’s family so we can flag Brooke. I believe we have gotten the rest of the kids already, but it might be good to check it out. Although the Otts don’t seem poised to take over the neighborhood, I’m not going to give them the chance.

Little Calvin as grown up, and while he’s pretty cute in the look he grew up in I want to give him a bit of a make-over anyway. He’s so cute! Calvin grew up Clingy…which should be fun to deal with.

While the older kids head off to school Adalyn and Calvin have a bit of a dance party. Calvin glaces back to make sure his mom is still with him. Bailie is still working on her aspiration, but it’s a long way to go still. She doesn’t raise fitness easily with her lazy trait.

Calvin: …..mum leeve. y she go?

Blue Bear: ……..

Calvin: ….mumm…….*sniff*

Yes, Calvin is VERY clingy. He gets sad anytime either Adalyn or Bailie head to work.

Popcorn is the food of life in this game right now. These toddlers needing food all the time without being able to get it from the fridge can be challenging.

The kids come home from school and both Cedric and Cordelia are very close to getting a grade up. Cedric to an A and Cordelia to a B. Sadly, Cedric won’t have time as both he and Corey’s age bars are bubbling, so it’s time for a birthday. Still Corey managed an A and that’s +5 points.

Bailie comes home and works on baking a cake. Cordelia works on her homework, but as you can see from what Adalyn is eating, she stole a piece of cake before I could get candles on the cake. So Bailie makes another one.

Right before he grows up Cedric shows a sudden interest in the drawing table. He works on a picture while Bailie finishes up the second cake so he and Corey can blow out their candles.

First up is Corey. Bailie, Adalyn, and Cordelia are on hand to watch and celebrate his growing up. Happy Birthday Corey. He grew up pretty handsome already.

After finishing his pictures Cedric comes down and grows up very handsome as well. I’ll give you close up pictures after their make-overs in a moment. I’m excited to have them as teens.

Little Calvin was getting hungry and his sleep schedule was all off so Bailie woke him up a little early and fed him a sandwich. Initially Cedric was on had to be ready to get him out of the highchair and back to bed, but he gives up.

Instead he gets grandpa Alan, who sits and talks with him about sandwiches. Calvin really wants out of this chair, but grandpa Alan doesn’t seem interested in helping him out, instead talking to him over and over again. Calvin ends up napping in the high chair off and on until someone wakes up.

Here are the boys after a bit of a make-over. Corey is in the glasses. He added Snob to his traits and wants to be a Computer Whiz. I keep his hair as I really liked it on him (actually that’s true of both boys) and he gets kind of a nerdy look. Cedric adds Romantic to his traits, and his aspiration is City Native.

Both boys looks great, and Cordelia will join them before too long That feels like a great place to leave this update and next time we will see Calvin’s toddler years and see how he does with his skills.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 9 (-45)
Pass Out (-5) : 53 (-265)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 8 (+40)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 27 (+135)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 6 (+30)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 6 (+30)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +125

The points are back up to pretty decent amount. I think we are right around the best total I have had. It’s nice to have some positive points again, and I hope it continues with the kids as they continue to grow up.

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Otts Family – Bailie 09

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Welcome back to the Otts family and the inanity that ensues here. Last time we visited the family announced a 4th child was on the way…I just couldn’t help myself, and Cordelia grew up into a child. Adalyn was also one of the best spouses and parents ever. Let’s just jump right in.

I didn’t get a chance to do it last time, so here’s a quick look at Cordelia after her make-over. She is a very pretty girl, or at least I think so, and I am excited to see how she does.

Our mom to be is working on cleaning up some of the messes around the house. These kids and their “art,” I swear.

How you feeling Adayln?

Adalyn: Tired of cleaning up after the kids, tired of being pregnant, you know, just tired.

I can understand that. These kids certainly take after their mom, Bailie was a mess maker too. We called it Bailie art.

Adalyn: I should have known.

Downstairs Cordelia does try and help out with cleaning up some messes herself. Do not let this picture fool you, she is just as responsible for most of these as her brothers.

After school Corey goes and takes a nap. His sleep schedule has gotten all off. He sleeps right after school most of the time and then is awake super early in the morning and comes home exhausted.

Cedric has fell completely in love with this toy. He plays with it every chance he gets, so we’ll see if that helps his character traits at all. Bailie is off at work so she will not been seen quite yet.

The four who are home gather in the dining room to eat and chat. The kids are all pretty close, and Adalyn, being the kick-ass mom she is, is also pretty close to her 3 kids. Maybe this is actually a family meeting about the new baby.

He may not be official Otts, but Ariana’s husband has passed away. He lasted well beyond any of the others so he must have been very young when he married Ariana.

Cedric is up before the sun the next day to grab some food, and grandpa Alan is out haunting and cleaning for us. The kids seem to mostly ignore the ghosts in this particular house.

To see if we can help the Rambuncious Scamp kids with their milestones we head to the park for the day. Bailie runs into Brodie and they do a special little “handshake” in greeting.

It takes a good portion of the day to get the kids to play and to play long enough to get playful but finally both Corey and Cordelia complete the first milestone of Rambunctious Scamp. +10 points

Of course, the super sad side effect of all of these was Adalyn got too tired, and refused to go take a nap on any of the benches, the chairs, nothing, so she passed out 3 times. -15 points. So really the trip to the playground netted us -5 points.

Whatcha doing Baillie?

Bailie: Going for a jog. Why did I want to be a bodybuilder?

*Shurg* I have no idea. You are lazy, but that was the roll of the randomizer. Are you carrying food with you?

Bailie: Yeah, just a snack for if I get hungry while I’m out.

Corey gets into cleaning up messes now, which seems to be the new “thing to do” for the kids. I’m not going to complain. We have messes EVERYWHERE in this house.

Like this prime example. Do not let this picture fool you, let me tell you a story. Cordelia came up to this spot where there was no paint, not flour or chocolate. It was a clean floor. She mopped it. Then she proceeded to make this mess before mopping it again. Did it need to be extra clean before it was made a mess? Only Cordelia knows.

In other good news however, Bailie is getting more promotions in the writing career. She has written a fair number of books and is almost to level 9 in writing I believe.

A new little cousin is on the way from Adalyn’s side of the family. I had really wanted to invite Rosalie over but Bailie hasn’t ever met her and so she can’t invite her, and I have plans for Adalyn’s one adult action.

Cedric works on his second milestone. He needs to do homework twice while focused. With the focus lights in the bedroom he gets focused easily while working on homework. So hopefully he will be able to reach this milestone.

Oh boy, this face means we are ready to have the next baby. I messed this up by trying to send Adalyn to go to the hospital by herself. She went to the curb, tried to leave, then peed herself. So I got Bailie up to go with her. -5 points

We are back to Ectoplasm Medical Center where Bailie goes into the normal prenatal panic. There is no front desk staff yet so Adalyn just heads straight back.

Bailie: Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, there is another baby on the way. I’m not ready, I’m not ready.

Bailie, honey, calm down. You have 3 kids back at home, you know how to do this.

Bailie: Right, ok, yeah, but what if…..

Bailie, stop. It will be ok.

We have another boy. Meet Calvin Otts. This family seems pretty predisposed to have boys, regardless of how many they have. Each generation has only seen a single girl. I don’t expect these two to have any additional children so this will be our final baby.

That feels like the right place to warp up this update, even though it’s slightly shorter than normal for us, but next time we can see Calvin grow up and the twins will be teens again soon as well.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 9 (-45)
Pass Out (-5) : 52 (-260)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 8 (+40)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 26 (+130)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 6 (+30)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +120

Well we almost broke even, and I can’t even really be mad at the failures we had this time. Most of them were completely my fault. This generation is going much smoother than the last time, and I’m liking this house quite a bit. So we’ll see how they do next update.

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Otts Family – Bailie 08

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Hello and welcome back to the Otts family ISBI. When we were last with the family we watched the adorable Cordelia being a toddler, the kids were kids and Bailie worked on her books. It was actually a fairly boring update for an ISBI. So let’s see what this one brings.

Corey, you CAN use a mop. Jill the cat inspects his work. I sort of miss Jill, and would kind of like to have another animal in the house at some point.

In the morning the brothers chat and Corey works on his homework. I’m hoping one of these kids will get an A, or maybe both will. Bailie might need to influence them a bit, but I added desks into their room with the focus lights to see if that helps.

Once again I say, Adalyn is one of the best spouses for and ISBI ever. She might not be the best for drama, but she is up to a level 7 in parenting (all on her own) and it’s because of stuff like this. Not only does she give Cordelia a bath, but while sick she plays with her and then they have a dance party.

One of the boys brought this boy home from school with them. I don’t remember his name, and this is about the extent of interaction he had with anyone.

Bryce was visiting again and Bailie was working on her aspiration some more. She’s just needing some additional fitness skill. It’s not the easiest skill for her, but she’s doing well.

The boys are probably too old for this, but Bailie needed to read some books, so she decided to read to all the kids and help Cordelia with her imagination.

While Bailie was reading another book we had visitors. Both Alan and Eddie are out at the same time. I’m not sure that has ever happened, or if it has it hasn’t happened for a while.

Corey, once again, works on his homework. He should have no problems getting an A. The toddler beds are popular to do homework on, and I almost feel like I should put focus lights in here too.

After homework it’s time to chat with…great-granddad Eddie. Wow, hard to believe we are already at great, but Alan would be Corey’s grandpa. Cordelia sleeps blissfully through it all.

Of course after all of that then Corey decides it’s time to make a mess. I guess at least you are doing it outside Corey. I can’t imagine paint is good for the grass, but what do I know.

Adalyn is currently working as a barista to try and bring in a little extra money. I was also hoping this might get her interested in the bar we have for her mixology aspiration. So far no such luck though.

When Adalyn comes home she is once again sick. Poor girl keeps getting sick over and over. Bailie, as you can see, continues to work on her aspiration. Bailie went ahead and got a job as a writer to bring in extra money.

Cordelia had a nightmare, and instead of going to momma Adalyn, who was boxing in the backyard she goes and wakes up her napping big brother, Corey, to comfort her instead.

Cedric has finally, after another game of chess with him mom, reached the first level of the Whiz Kid aspiration. I’m not sure he’ll get the focused homework done, but we will see. +5 points.

At the very least he’s still planning to continue working on the mental skill. You can see a focus light here on one of the desks. There might be hope yet. Keep going Cedric!

So I decided, Bailie and Adalyn make way too cute kids to only have 3 this time. So Bailie reads poetry to her beloved and then they have a little fun. Time will tell if we will have another C baby.

I took this picture to show that, yes, indeed, sims can use the bar. Ghost sims even. Why couldn’t Audra have had mixology? She might have finished it!

Audra: I enjoy a good drink in my….after years?

Yeah, I think after years works.

Corey: So when do I get to make drinks?

In your after years.

While I almost missed it, Bailie has leveled up her writing skill some more. You can also see it’s HarvestFest! Bailie is doing really well with writing and I would expect she will level up the writing career quickly.

Aaww, a new 1/2 cousin is on the way. Jaquan, as you may or may not remember, was Ariana’s husband and the father of Britta, their only child. He got re-married after Ariana passed, and apparently will now be a father again.

We also get word that little Claire, Adalyn’s niece from her sister Rosalie Ojo, had a birthday. She is an adorable looking toddler. I’ll show you a close up later.

Adalyn: Darling….we are pregnant….

Bailie: What? You’re pregnant again?? That’s great.

After Bailie spent some time with Cordelia on her day off it was time for her to grow up. She managed to max the potty skill, so that’s +5 points for us! Happy Birthday Cordelia!

You are still a cutie! Cordelia managed to get Happy Toddler, that’s another +5 points!!! Whoo, great job kid! She managed to get the Child of the Ocean trait, that should be fun here in desert Oasis Springs. She also wants to be a Rambunctious Scamp. I see more trips to the park in our future.

So not only does Corey still make messes, but now Cordelia too. I haven’t given her a make-over yet, I still need to do that. Adalyn, as is typical, spends time with Bailie while she writes.

Adalyn does the robot now. I think she might actually max dancing. It’s a super popular past time in this house. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sim do the robot though.

That feels like a pretty good place to end this update. I know it’s a tiny bit shorter than usual, but the family is doing so well I want to end on a good note. Next time we should see the new baby, and maybe we’ll see some A’s out of the kids!

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 49 (-245)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 7 (+35)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 24 (+120)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 6 (+30)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +125

Oh my gosh guys!!! We are back over 100 points! Things are looking up this generation and I’m super happy and excited it’s been going so well. I’m really excited to see what the new baby looks like too. The twins will be teenagers before too much longer and hopefully they will be able to help as well.

Right before we go, here is a picture of Claire. She’s such a cutie! I can see the family resemblance with Adalyn. The Ojo’s are cute girls and make super cute kids.

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Otts Family – Bailie 07

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Well hello! Come back for some more ISBI madness! You are in luck then, that’s what this update is all about… well an ISBI at least. We’ll have to see if madness kicks in as well.

So last time the family moved and dealt with some fun glitches, toddler care went out the window, Cordelia was born, and the twins grew up to children. Bailie and Adalyn pretty much survived. Neither did much towards their goals. Let’s see how it’s going now!

So this feels like a fairly typical day to me. Bailie eating food she cooked, Cedric eating popcorn, Corey cleaning up, and Cordelia being adorable. I am pretty sure she is dancing to the stereo.

Bryce stopped by and Bailie sat with him out on the front porch and talked for a bit.

Bryce: ….I just don’t know what to do….

Bailie: Well maybe the watcher can help, eh eh??

Sorry, Bryce is on his own now. He is in charge of his own life. You are the only one I have any control over anymore. Of course I never really had to control over Bryce to begin with.

Didn’t I saw before Corey was the mess maker this gen? Yeah, that continues into childhood. Of course, Cedric has actually joined him in mess making as a child too.

Although not right the moment. Bless you Cedric! I’m so glad you are cleaning!

Cedric: This place is a mess. Everything is dirty, half of it is broken…

I know, the ghosts have not been kind to our plumbing lately and Bailie hasn’t been in a good enough mood to do anything more than chase after you kids and fix things that broke.

Bailie reads to the boys a couple of stories. I will get the first level of Whiz Kid done if it’s the last thing I do. Cedric should have no problems, especially if Bailie will play chess with him.

Which is exactly what she did after doing a few things around the house.

Bailie: A few things????!!!!

I know, I know, you’ve had to do a lot. I’m working on it ok. You need to write more books and paint more so we get more money coming in!

Bailie: You are the one in control remember.

Ugh!!! But it’s your needs I’m trying to keep up.

Cordelia is still here, even though she hasn’t made many appearances yet. She is working on her communication skills with her brother. I’m hoping with the boys around she might have a better chance to reaching Happy Toddler.

So just to give you a taste of what we are dealing with here, and this doesn’t include the upstairs. You can see the many, many, MANY messes the boys have made. I don’t believe I’ve seen Cordelia make any so far. In fact, I caught one of the boys in the act, by the pool. You can also see the piles of ‘repair’ trash lying around.

Cordelia likes to talk to the dragon stuffed toy more than the bear. Not sure why she has a preference for sure, but she seems to pick this guy the most. Work on that communication baby, go go go.

Here Corey goes again!

Corey: At least I went outside…

Doesn’t matter. At some point I’m hoping you and/or your brother will help clean them up.

Poor baby, I can’t even be sad. We once again had a fight over the baby. Bailie was trying to get her some food Adalyn would come get her and set her down again. Over and over…..-5 points.

And again…..I’m sorry Cordelia. She was in bad shape and I was pretty certain that the social worker was going to come take her. It was bad! -5 points

So I too the family to the park to send Cordelia to day care. Might be a bit cheaty, but I don’t care. That little girl was a mess. I once again though, had a glitch. Before her mom’s were fighting over her, I watched. She just stood in the same place (not sure how long she was there before I noticed) and would queue up things, and then they would fall away, over and over again. Once I reset her, all back to normal….so I really don’t care if this was cheaty. Plus I wanted to see if Corey would play on the jungle gym. He didn’t, he stood by the road and talked with people.

The house is still a bit of a mess, spoiled food and all, but Alan is out and Cedric decided to work on his homework. He seems like he plans to be my overachiever this generation.

…and I forgot another birthday. I’m so sorry Bailie!

Bailie: Oh, birthday, yeah, I’m an adult now.

Yeah, sorry I didn’t get you to bake a cake in time, I forgot entirely.

Bailie: That’s ok, sleep was more important!

Spoken like a Torch Holder for sure.

I do believe Adalyn might be the most hands on parent we have had in this ISBI, at least as an NTH. The TH is always fairly hands on, since I control them. She is so good with all of her kids.

It’s almost a full family picture. Cordelia is on her way out here, but by the time she makes it the boys are off to school. You can see the “art” projects that have been left on the floor are still around, but the house is getting better.

Seriously, how cute are toddlers in this game? I’m really tempted to give these two one more kid. They make such cute kids and are such good parents. I might do it.

Bailie has taken a job in writing to try and get us some much needed money coming in again. Writing books just isn’t going to be enough. Adalyn goes and spends time with her wife chatting and enjoying the company.

Ok, I cannot stress this enough. If you play an ISBI and happen to come across Adalyn Ojo….PICK HER. She is an awesome spouse and mom. Also she makes adorable kids. Cordelia only needs 1 potty and 1 thinking skill to be happy toddler, and 3 days before she ages up.

Bailie is determined to help Cedric get his first aspiration milestone done. He just needs one more chess game after this. Should be a piece of cake.

Both boys makes good use of their time. Cedric works to clean up some of the messes made by himself and his brother earlier, and Corey eats some breakfast before school. I would love to get these guys some A’s in school, but time will tell.

Hiya Bryce. Was this a family reunion day I didn’t have on the calendar?

Bryce: No, I was just stopping by because I was in the neighborhood, why?

Well if you look through the window there you will see your brother, Brodie, also just stopped by.

So Julia went and broke our sink, but then she cleaned the high chair and chatted with Bryce while he visited and was happy to see him. So can I REALLY be mad about the sink?

I have managed to make it so only 1 bathroom item get broken by ghosts now. The toilets are unbreakable and the downstairs tub is as well. Up here I locked the door to everyone but the household, and as you can see, this bathroom only shares 2 walls as it just hangs over the porch. The ghosts can get to the toilets, but not the sink or shower!

This update is started to get long, so we will leave with this little piece of information. Rosalie Ojo is Adalyn’s sister. That means little Claire Ojo is a cousin of our Otts kids here. It’s sort of fun to have a bit of extended family beyond us. Let’s check out our score.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 49 (-245)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 7 (+35)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 23 (+115)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 8 (+40)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 5 (+25)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +110

So we went down 10 points from Cordelia’s mishaps early on. Since then though, things have gotten much smoother again, the glitches seem to have stopped (I think I’ve reset basically everything and everybody at this point.) and we only lost 10 points. We have the potential for some decent point gain coming up next update. I hope you will join us then!

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Otts Family – Bailie 06

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Welcome back to the crazy, I mean the Otts….right. This update was admittedly a bit frustrating for me to get through, play wise. The family seemed to glitch out a couple of times and caused some issues, and I had to replace some items, but let’s get started and I’ll tell you more as I go.

So to begin with, the family moved!!! I grabbed this house from the gallery, cannot remember who made it, but it was for a 100 baby challenge, and I edited it up a fair amount. Turns out moving was a bad idea….well the moving part wasn’t, but I should have checked on people before I did it.

The twins were tired and hungry, both in the deep red. This was not the only time this happens….something broke guys. Anyway, since the twins were in such bad shape Adalyn and Bailie kind of “fought” over them. One would try to feed then, one would try to put them to bed. We were starting to put them to bed, then they would go grab popcorn. They didn’t seem to raise either hunger or energy, so I ended up resetting both of them and it seemed like it got better. However, -15 points for us here (not as bad as it could have been though!)

Baily works on getting the twins to bed. She and Adalyn are also in really rough shape. No energy, very hungry, no fun. It’s a bit of a mess to start with this family.

Of course, right then Adalyn let’s us know, she’s in labor. Oh yeah, that’s another reason we probably should have waited to move. Oh well.

We send Bailie with her and she instantly goes to nap in a chair. At least it’s not passing out. This is good for the twins who go to daycare and get most of their needs met.

Oh my gosh Adalyn is huge. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE only be one baby. I’m not sure I can handle another set of twins, or triplets! We are going to cross our fingers and hope.

It’s only one!!! YAY. Also the Otts family tradition of having 1 girl and 2 boys continues. Ariana was the only girl of Gen A, Bailie the only girl of Gen B. Both had 2 brothers just like this little one. This is Cordelia Otts.

Back at home Adalyn stays in her hospital gown (who knows) and has a dance party with her boys. These two really are cute, and now that they are doing better needs wise, we can have fun with them again.

Corey is apparently the mess maker. Although, Cedric gets in his fair share as well. Corey isn’t looking like he’s going to get time to get Happy Toddler, the beginning of this update with everything really hurt that.

Adalyn is still a good mom and tucks one of the boys in. Cordelia is getting a little ignored, and I feel kind of bad for her. It can take a while before she gets what she needs.

Awww, Britta is now a YA. We will head off to flag her soon. In case you don’t remember, she is Ariana’s only child. So funny to me that Ariana’s child is just becoming a YA. Meanwhile Bailie has been a YA for a bit, and already has kids.

Oh boy, I’m failing at watching. Adalyn had her birthday. I totally forgot that Adalyn was bubbling when she got pregnant with Cordelia. Sorry honey! Luckily she didn’t seem to mind too much.

Bryce has also grown up to an adult now. Neither he nor Brodie seem interested in starting a family. Who knows it might still happen later, but for now they are happy bachelor’s.

This poor house is a mess. You would think we could have kept it a little clearer after being here like….less than a week, but no. It’s a disaster, just look at that pile of dishes.

Oh boy, time for everyone to be sad again. Arthur finally went. His youngest is at least a teen, and since they are vampires they are going to be around a long time.

I am bound and determined to get one of the twins Happy Toddler. They were on track to both get it before I moved the family and we had the big mess that was the beginning of this entry. So on the upstairs landing Bailie works flashcards with Cedric…which I think he even asked for.

Then he plays with Adalyn and the dolls. I believe this got his imagination up to level 3. We are getting close. I think all he needs is to finish potty training and getting some thinking. That is the hardest one to do in an ISBI.

Oh, whoops, I lied before. Now Arthur’s youngest is a teen. Getting my timeline a little off, sorry about that. Brooke looks the most like Arthur I think. We’ll see her at the end of this update.

Bailie works potty with Corey, she also does with Cedric as well. They will be fully potty trained!

Cedric as done it! He maxed the potty skill! +5 points for us! Now we just need to finish thinking. He’s also close to maxing movement as well. These two wild toddlers run around here like crazy.

I know this looks quite a bit like Corey, but this is actually Cordelia all grow up into a toddler. She is STARVING and upstairs, but her parents are fighting to get the twins fed and to bed downstairs. She rolled Clingy…that should be fun.

Bailie helps Cedric with the slide, it takes like 4 times to get his movement maxed out. That our little wild naked sliding toddler! That’s another +5 points! At least the twins are making up for the point losses earlier.

Awww, Bryce and Brodie might not be having kids yet, but Adalyn’s sister is. Rosalie, you might remember, came by and visited the twins right after they were born. That’s been the only time she’s been over. Once things have calmed a little here I would like to invite her over.

It was time to go flag Britta. It took us a while to get here, what with the kids and the weird glitches. Neither Britta or Bailie seem to like the idea of flagging her. I don’t care guys, all it takes is one of you to get super procreative and we have Otts all over the world.

So I was a horrible watcher and the boys grew up without cake. Neither seemed to mind too much, I think everyone is simply happy we survived the move. So Corey is in the green jacket. He did max out his potty skill, so that’s another +5 points. Corey got Art Lover and wants to be a Rambunctious Scamp.

Cedric is next, and he managed to get Happy Toddler right towards the end of his toddler years. That’s another +5 points. Cedric got Glutton and is trying for Whiz Kid.

Finally, in the blue sweater is Cordelia after a bit of a make-over. As I said before, she is Clingy and will also likely be a handful like her brothers. All of them are super cute though! I don’t know if these guys will have any more kids. Part of me wants more, I think they make adorable kids, but part of me doesn’t want the hassle.

I think that’s actually where I’m going to end this update. I think, even though we started out pretty rocky, we got everything mostly under control again. I didn’t mention, I had to replace Bailie and Adalyn’s bed as neither was gaining any energy sleeping on it. Once I replaced it, that stopped being an issue. Something bugged out pretty bad, but things seem to be under control now, which I’m glad about.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 47 (-235)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 7 (+35)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 23 (+115)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 8 (+40)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 5 (+25)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +120

The twins managed to make up for losing the initial set of points they lost us right after the move during the glitch. With the Happy Toddler and birth of Cordelia we are actually gaining a little more points again.

This is Brooke, Arthur’s youngest daughter. I really can see Arthur in her for sure. She is a Genius who is also Erratic. That seems to make sense to me. Until next time I hope you enjoyed this update and we will see you soon!

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Otts Family – Bailie 05

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Are you ready for some more Otts craziness?? Well then you’ve come to the right place. Last update Adalyn and Bailie started off Generation C with twin boys, Cedric and Corey. Brodie grew up and moved out of the house, and Alan passed onto the other side to be with Audra. We ended with the twins become toddlers. So let’s jump right in.

First I’m going to share the little updated picture of the family. I think they are just too cute here. So these are Cedric standing, then Corey is being held by Bailie, and then of course Adalyn. This is after I gave the boys a tiny bit of a make-over in their clothes so you might see slightly different outfits at first.

We start with the twins awake, hungry and hanging out with their great-grandma and grandpa (Alan and Julia) who are out haunting together tonight. Alan started us a painting, but never finished it so we had to scrap it.

Corey works on his movement by dancing. I’m really hoping I can get happy toddlers out of these two, only Brodie made it of Alan’s 3 kids, but all of Eddie’s kids reached that level, so here’s hoping.

Corey finds the tablet, although there is a kids one in the kids room, but either way, he finds this one and sits down to play with it. I’m all for it kid, keep skilling.

I love these two hanging out together. Toddlers are so stinking cute in this game. Anyway, these two having been talking with each other and watching each other and are nearly to level 2 in each skill. That’s a great start!

Bailie comes down and is able to read both boys to sleep before either of them passes out. I know it’s going to happen eventually, but so far, the twins have not been too bad. Everyone is doing pretty well, and we’ve got some imagination building in to boot.

Bailie’s work is never done. You can see the kitchen is a disaster with the counter tops and sink needing cleaning, and the stove broken. She will get to it all in time. She actually got a moodlet for “too many chores.”

It’s time to start working on baby #3, hopefully it’s only baby #3. I do like these two as parents and I’m tempted to have them have more than the minimum requirement of 3, but we’ll see what happens.

Adalyn continues to be a hands on mom and works on giving Cedric a bath. Sadly, this glitches out and just about the moment they start Cedric is getting out of the bath. It works a few minutes later.

Eddie is out tonight and the girls have some dinner with him while the twins sleep. Bailie hasn’t had much time to make a ton of progress on her aspiration lately, but she has managed to write a couple more books. Adalyn has yet to touch the bar, the only sim I believe who hasn’t autonomously done it yet.

Bath and potty training time. Once Cedric’s bath was done he got to work on potty training. We almost had an accident with Bailie, when I didn’t realize how badly she also needed to go, but luckily we made it in time.

It’s love day and that means a date for the girls. They are super sweet, but in the middle of the date decided to take a nap. Of course the moment they were both awake again they started making out some more. These two are just too sweet.

As another fun surprise for Love Day we get news that Adalyn is indeed pregnant again and there will be a new baby here soon. Bailie initially has the shocked expression, but then actually wipes a tear. I’m not sure she’s ready to be a mom again already.

Brodie moves into town, and is actually in Windenburg with us. That’s pretty exciting, and we’ll see if he decides to get married and have his of his own. So far Bryce has not seemed interested.

The house may be a bit of a mess, and the twins may sometimes be a bit of a mess, but they are still adorable. I love them both and they are starting to interact with each other more and more. I’m very proud of them, they have been working on skills almost exclusively when they are not eating.

Corey did the cutest thing. He grabbed a bowl of popcorn and carried it all the way upstairs to this bedroom where his grandma Audra was sitting and came and talked with her for quite awhile. So cute!

Not that you haven’t already seen them, but here are some closer shots of the boys. Corey is in the blue sweater, and Cedric is in the purple sweater. They are both wild, which I can’t remember if I mentioned before. They obviously are very similar in looks, both with brown hair and dark eyes.

Adalyn continues to prove that she was the right spouse for Bailie and to be mother of these twins. She feeds them, tucks them into bed, bathes them….what more could I ask for? She is also getting huge and that makes me really nervous. I haven’t peeked to see what she’s having, I’m going to let it be a surprise, but I’m a bit scared.

Bryce came over to visit! Hi there Bryce! How’s life?

Bryce: Oh hi, fine I guess.

Are you still sad about not being heir??? You know that required kids, and you know your sister had twins.

Bryce: Yeah, that’s why I’m here, to see the twins.

Bailie also continues to be a good mother, although she is TH so I control her a lot more than Adalyn, but she does a lot of this stuff autonomously, so I can’t claim all the credit.

It’s a little mini family reunion with Bailie and her two brothers back together. Everyone came over to see the twins apparently. They are at a fun age where they interact a lot more, but both are asleep at this point I think.

Of course once they are up again it’s time for skilling. Cedric manages to get a 3 movement from playing with Bailie.

Then Bailie starts to teach him to talk and that pushes him to level 2 in communication. There is still a chance this babies will get happy toddler status yet.

And to round it all out some work with flash cards before he’s too tired to continue. Cedric has some work still to do but I believe he is at 2 at least in all of his skills and has a couple at 3 already. A little focus needs to be given to Corey next.

I knew it was coming. Sorry Adalyn. You were trying to get the babies in bed, and sadly you and Bailie stood staring at each other for just a little too long before you started up to bed. -5 points.

But look who came out to haunt for the first time, I think. It’s Jill! Hi Jill, I miss seeing you running around here. If you keep haunting maybe someone will invite you back into the house, I certainly wouldn’t mind!

With that I believe it’s a great spot to stop this update. We didn’t really do much with points this time, but the fact we haven’t lost a whole lot with this twins running around has been exciting for me. Next time we should have the birth of the newest Otts.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 44 (-220)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 23 (+115)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +110

Yeah, sadly that pass out by Adalyn hasn’t been countered with anything quite yet, but I have faith in these twins and think we might have a shot at getting them up to happy toddler, so that would be great! Well tune in next time to see if we can manage to maintain this level of points for another update.

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Otts Family – Bailie 04

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Welcome back to the insanity that is the Otts. We all know we love this crazy family. Last time we got news that the new generation is growing and this time we should be welcoming the first baby C. Adalyn proved she belongs in this house and was a good big sis-in-law to Brodie, and we received word that Ariana has passed on. So let’s see how it goes this update!

We are going to start at a very exciting moment when Adalyn starts walking into the hospital to have our newest Otts. Bailie is back there freaking out. I was really nervous sending her because she was exhausted.

Bailie decided to nap in a chair in the waiting room, and while I always find it interesting what spouses do while the other goes to have a baby, I am totally fine with her decision to nap instead of try and follow and pass out.

Especially since I’m about ready to pass out. Yeah, do you see it? Uh huh….

TWINS.

Ok, well meet Corey and Cedric Otts. The twin sons of Adalyn and Bailie Otts. Of course it was twins. We had started out this generation so good….well, I’ll think positive.

Meanwhile, while the twins were being born, we received notice that Ariana’s husband has remarried since her passing. Well good for him I guess. Their daughter was at least a teen already.

My dear, sweet….I mean “evil” Alan. He goes in and feeds one of the boys, and cuddles and talks with them while Adalyn gets some sleep.

Alan, you have no idea how much you are going to be missed, but at least you got to meet your grandsons.

Alan: Shhh…he’s falling asleep.

*whisper* Oh sorry….

Bryce came by to visit and to meet his nephews. I think Bailie is still in shock over the fact she has twin sons in the house now. It’s hard for me to believe too.

Then, coming home from work, Alan does this, which I have been dreading coming. The neighbor who was prepared to come over and start fighting Alan looked on in disgust as his prey lay dying in the room. Servers you right for getting ready to beat up an elder.

I’m not ready, so I have Bailie plead for Alan’s life. Sadly, death doesn’t care, yet again. Death has been very cruel to this family. No one every reaches death here. *sniff* bye Alan.

Eddie is out and pays tribute to his son by playing the violin. Eddie may not be very good at it, but he remembers his sons mentoring all the same. It’s a sad day for us all Eddie.

Brodie comes up to help Adalyn with the twins. They haven’t been too bad, but still Adalyn could use some more sleep for sure. Once one wakes up the other usually will need something soon after.

Hard to believe, but it’s time for Brodie to grow up. Bailie is back on the computer, but Adalyn celebrates her brother in law blowing out his candles. They all wish Alan was still here to see him grow up, but he’s ready to start life on his own.

Brodie reaches the first milestone of his aspiration, Big Happy Family, by turning into a YA, so thanks for the +5 points! He adds non-committal to his traits, to go along with Kleptomaniac and Music Lover, and he manages Good Manners and Responsible. That’s another +10 points. Thanks Brodie! You will be missed!

Analyn’s sister came by to meet the boys as well. She actually does a decent job of taking care of whichever baby this is. Sorry, I am not sure who is where, although I THINK this might be Cedric.

Adalyn goes through life in a bit of a daze, napping on the couch, and then cleaning up some dishes. She could use a good night sleep, but that will have to wait until the babies are a little older.

These two still make time to sit and talk with each other. They are so sweet, I love them. Bailie hasn’t been able to do much working out since she’s been taking care of the babies so much.

That does not mean that Adalyn doesn’t do her part. It often takes her a couple of tries, but usually she can get the baby taken care of by herself. They often are changed when they don’t yet need it, but at least she gets there.

Bailie is also pretty out of it, heading to bed at about 6 AM since she was up all night with the twins and just came down to get some food. I’m just hoping she makes it to bed.

She does, and everyone gets some much needed sleep, including the babies. I love this little family unit right now so much. They are so sweet all the way around.

Audra is out the next night and enjoys chatting with her daughter. We miss you around here Audra, but Bailie is doing great as TH! I love that she seems to be very proud of showing off her painting.

Alan! You are out! It’s so good to see you again! I miss you Alan. He is very sad and just heads to a bed to cry it out for a bit.

And it’s time for the twins to grow up. The first picture is Cedric, I think, and then you can see Corey growing up as well. I haven’t yet given them make-overs, but they both rolled Wild, so that should be fun.

Well I feel like that is a really good place to leave off for this update. Next time we will see the twins toddler hood and see if Adalyn and Bailie every get anymore sleep.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 43 (-215)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 1 (+10)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 23 (+115)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 9 (+45)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +115

Oh my gosh, it’s so very exciting. We had a whole round of nothing but positive points. Now that the twins are now toddlers however, I expect that score to drop some, but hopefully we can get some positive points as well. So far Bailie and Adalyn have made great strides.

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Otts Family – Bailie 03

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Welcome back to the craziness that is the Otts family. Last time we were with the family we had some ups and downs. We lost Audra, gained Adalyn, broke even on points, celebrated Winterfest, and overall saw Generation B take a strong step forward.

So it’s time to take a look at how they are faring this time around and see how Adalyn fares in joining the rest of our family. I think she is going to fit in well, but time will tell.

We are going to start off with Alan doing what Alan used to do best. Oh Alan, I will miss you man, but right now, not the way I wanted to start. -5 points. Well, what about the rest of the family.

Adalyn is up and getting to know Grandma Julia. Her hair almost matches Julia’s focused ghost color. Brodie and Bailie are sleeping, in a bed, and we are leaving them be.

Notices for Arthur’s kids come in. The twins are teens and the youngest, Brooke, is now a child. The family is growing up quickly.

I love Adalyn already. She also is a cleaner. I’m so happy with my choices so far. Julia was a wonderful initial ISBI spouse, Audra did a great job, and Adalyn has already proven she is going to be great.

The family is getting to know Adalyn a bit more. Alan might be thinking about how he brought Audra into the family so many “years” ago now.

Don’t worry, Alan is fine, he just decided to make a snow angel out by the side of the house. In the back you can see our small graveyard where Eddie, Julia, Audra, and Jill the cat.

Oh hi Bailie! We haven’t seen you yet this update.

Adalyn: Bailie, darling, I have some news for you…..

Bailie: Are you ok, what’s up?

Adalyn: We are going to have a baby.

Congrats you two!!! Excited to met baby ‘C’.

Adalyn: Wait, why baby C?

Bailie, I’ll leave this one up to you.

Hi Brodie, I see you are taking up the violin some more.

Brodie: Oh hi, yeah, it’s a lot of fun.

Well this picture might seem a little creepy, what with both Alan and Adalyn looking right at the camera. I do like this shot of Adalyn though. I think her and Bailie are going to have adorable children.

Bailie has been working hard on working out and working on her writing. She has managed to write a couple of excellent books which she has published now. We are looing forward to having some consistent money coming in.

Adalyn is a great sister-in-law. She autonomously went over and started helping Brodie with his homework. He’s already got an A, but this is very sweet. Maybe she’ll do this with her own kids.

Bailie and Adalyn sit down and watch a movie together. You cannot actually see him, but Bryce is visiting, he’s just waiting to see if someone will let him in. Then I see a disturbance outside.

Alan first was getting attacked and fighting some random guy, after the fight was over I was hoping Alan would come inside, but instead he stood out there while a Vatore came over and attacked him as well.

Hi Eddie, and thanks again for doing some more painting. I do love the fact you still paint. I’m pretty sure this was even a masterpiece, which we sold for the money. Eddie is doing his part at getting us a new house to move into.

Haha, I don’t know what Alan is point too, but Brodie is breaking his neck trying to see it. I love this picture.

Adalyn, I love you. I love the fact that she cleans, and even cleaning the stove. Alan appears to be cracking himself about something. Not sure what he’s laughing at.

Bailie is up for an award for her book! I always forget to attend this thing, but maybe this time we will remember it this week. I doubt she’ll win, but you never know!

Then we get notice the last of the A generation is now an elder. Arthur could still have more kids however, since his wife is a vampiress and all three of his daughters are as well.

Happy New Years from the Otts! Brodie was up sleeping by the time midnight rolled around, but the rest all sat down together as soon as Bailie turned on the New Years TV.

Awww, loo who else came out to celebrate New Years with us. Hi Adura!!! I miss you around here, but the family is doing well so far!

Brodie was up early since he had gone to bed early, so he sits and hags out with his mom. Audra made herself a drink, I’m hoping that Adalyn will begin to use it on her own since she wants to be a mixologist.

Brodie decides to head out and enjoy the snow himself. First by building a snow friend, and then going to make a snow angel. I don’t think I’ve ever had a family spend so much time out in the snow on their own.

Then it’s back inside to write in his journal. I didn’t even remember giving Brodie a journal, but there have been a few around the house so he clearly picked it up somewhere.

I’m not entirely sure what the boys are doing in this picture. The faces are just too much, and Brodie with his hands on his hips is just great. I love these two.

Bailie completed a milestone!!! +5 Points. Way to go Bailie! She might be lazy, but she really has devoted herself to working out. I know part of it is me controller her, but she has done some of it on her own.

Then Alan does this! Since Alan is an NTH at this point this counts as him maxing a skill! +10 points!

Adalyn is back to cleaning. She is getting very pregnant and I am ready to see what the new baby is going to look like!

Then we get some sad news. Ariana has left us, and the entire family is sad. This is going to cause a rush of sadness for a bit, which we had just started moving past before, but that’s ok.

We did manage to remember to go to the awards ceremony, but Bailie didn’t win anything. That isn’t really surprising, but does give us a great place to end this update. Let’s see how we did.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 43 (-215)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 22 (+110)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 1 (+10)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 7 (+35)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +90

Holy cow guys, we are already almost back up to 100 points. Next update Brodie will grow up, which will max a milestone for him, and he’s on track for a character trait as well. Plus we have the new baby to come as well. Yes, generation B is already doing much better than generation A did.

Here is a quick look at Arthur’s twin daughters. In the brown sweater is Briella and then Brianna is in the other. Briella is a Cheerful, Snob who want to have Soulmate, and Brianna is a Neat, Glutton, who wants to be a Freelance Botanist.

And here is Arthur’s youngest, Brooke. She looks the most like Arthur in the coloring of the 3 girls, and she Genius. The girls are an interesting mix of mom and dad for sure. Next time we will see Bailie and Adalyn’s baby so I hope to see you soon!

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Otts Family – Bailie 02

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Welcome back to our continuation of the ‘B’ generation with the Otts family. Last time our new TH, Bailie, took over the reigns from Alan and started working her lazy butt in the Bodybuilder aspiration. We also went spouse hunting and think we found a match. Alan grew into an elder, finished his aspiration and we miraculously lost zero point. So far this generation is starting out ok, since Alan’s generation at this point was already losing points. So let’s see how it continues on.

Brodie got a job as a babysitter, and this is his work outfit. I think he looks adorable. Have fun at work Brodie. He need charisma for this job, not exactly one he’s likely to master, but we’ll see.

Bailie is busy talking with the vendor girl we met at the festival. Her name is Adalyn and her and Bailie are hitting it off quite nicely. I think she might be a lot of fun to have around.

Audra and Alan are sleeping and there is no picture of them doing that this time, but they were in bed, sleeping…so we aren’t complaining.

Once Brodie gets home he starts working out on the workout machine we bought for Bailie. He’s already fairly trim, but just like Alan did as a teen, he’s gone into a workout phase.

I think Adalyn invited us downtown somewhere, so we went. They had a good chat, a little bit of flirting, but Bailie was still sad from losing whoever the guy was that was apparently so important, and yet no one has him in their relationship panel.

Back at home, Alan and Audra are up to what they do best. Alan plays music, and Audra works on her fashion blog. It’s too bad she needed more than writing because she really did become very diligent with that.

Later that night Alan has a conversation with his mom. It’s not going to be that much longer before Alan and Audra join Eddie and Julia in the afterlife. I will miss them both so much, they might have had the worst generation so far in terms of points, but they are very sweet.

Tragedy strikes the family when Jill’s time comes. Audra is just beside herself, Brodie was the first to notice and got really nervous around death, it was kind of funny. I know it didn’t always seem like it, but Jill was very loved by this family. Everyone goes back to being sad, and right as we were starting to get over what’s his name.

Jill is laid out with Eddie and Julia for now. When Alan and Audra pass we will move Jill to be with them, since she was really their cat. We will miss you Jill, and you are welcome to haunt anytime.

Bailie decides to invited Adalyn over to the house to see if she can cheer up a little bit. Adalyn readily accepts the offer and chats with Bailie as she works on her writing.

Brodie comes home with an A from school. +5 Points.

Way to go Brodie! All that hard work paid off.

Brodie: Didn’t make me heir, but it felt good.

I know you are all sad Bailie got picked, but you are a hard worker and don’t need me to help make you successful!

Things between Bailie and Adalyn heat up and culminate in the two becoming girlfriends. Bailie is so happy to have found Adalyn, but Adalyn has to go, and Bailie needs to go to bed before anything more can happen.

Bailie and Brodie are really close which is kind of funny to me, since Bryce and Bailie were closer in age. These two just seem to connect with each other better.

Everyone heads to bed, although not always their own bed. Audra is in with Bailie while Alan and Brodie are in their own beds. Go figure, crazy sims. You can see Eddie out haunting and doing something on the computer.

Then he heads down and starts a painting for us. It’s so nice to have Eddie painting and helping bring in some additional money. We really want a bigger house, and once Bailie starts publishing books we will get there, but right now she’s not good enough at writing to make any real money yet. She’ll get there.

Britta became a teen. If you don’t remember, Britta is Ariana’s only child with her husband Jaquan Greer. We’ll go take a closer look at her later.

Brodie is back to working on his homework, even though he doesn’t really have to anymore, and chatting with his dad. Apparently the fridge is out of food again because that’s the only time I see all the adults grab popcorn.

Bailie has been working out quite a bit, and almost gotten through 8 hours of working out already. She does usually get the negative moodlet for the fact she wants to be lazy, but she’s usually energized, and this room has a bunch of inspired decor so it tends to hide it more.

Adalyn calls Bailie out for another date, and of course she says yes. We do need to get going, as Alan and Audra already had a baby on the way at this point, but I’m not in a big hurry.

Arthur is here and way in the back you can see Ariana’s husband, Jaquan, is here as well. This is the bar in Strangerville, so I guess that makes sense. A little more flirting it done between the girls…..

…and I decide it’s time to pop the question. Bailie gets down on one knee.

Adalyn says yes! YAY, we have our future Otts spouse. I think she is quite pretty, and right about here is where the date ended, so Bailie goes back home. The wedding will be held soon.

Back at home I watch Bailie carefully as she works on cooking, and she does a great job. Bailie also looks super happy here, she’s excited to start her life with Adalyn.

Apparently she was super energized from it because she autonomously works out. Wow Bailie, apparently getting engaged really got you into gear.

Late that night I see a fight out in the front of the house, once it’s done it was Alan and Caleb. They now despise each other. Well that’s fun, maybe Alan will stop standing out in the cold now.

Bailie reaches her first milestone that night, she has worked out 8 hours, and has workout equipment! +5 Points! Way to go Bailie!!! For a lazy sim you are doing quite well. Brodie is ready to complete his first milestone as soon as he becomes a YA too.

Remember how I hoped Alan would come in after the fight? Nope -5 points. Come on Alan, you do not need to start this again just because you are uncontrollable. Funny story, I actually had a dream last night of Alan passing out left and right and losing us all of our points again. Maybe I play this game too much. 😀

I know this entry might be getting a little long, but we are going to stick with it for just a little bit longer because, as you can’t really tell from the fact Alan is cooking but, it’s WinterFest!

And to start off this festive holiday Audra decides it’s her time to go! NOOOOO……I don’t want a sad holiday!!!!

Bailie begs and pleads for death not to take her on WinterFest, but once again it falls on deaf ears….death has become heartless lately. Everyone is in the bathroom mourning Audra’s passing. At least she can be with Jill now. *sniff*

The tree is drug out and decorated, although it’s a pretty subdued affair. Bailie decides to try and make the holiday a little merrier by inviting over the family, at least those she knows.

Apparently it was a blizzard out there, sorry guys, but Arthur, Ariana, Adalyn, and Bryce all show up. Hopefully this will help make it a little merrier.

It might have started out sad, but having the family together made the holiday a little bit brighter for everyone. Bryce and Brodie were even able to connect some more.

Then Brodie headed for the violin. Of course! You were never interested in it before when Alan needed to mentor someone…..you know what, it’s ok. Alan got the aspiration done.

To make it even a little bit brighter of a holiday Bailie suggests to Adalyn that they get married right then and there. She is all for it.

Then Alan went and did this…yes, Alan wet himself. -5 points. Great job Alan, truly. *sigh*

Back to the wedding. It was a lovely setting right in front of the tree, and while most of the family ended up heading home before it was over, Adalyn and Bailie didn’t mind! Welcome to the family Adalyn Ojo!

A little celebration to commemorate the event, and this will be where I end this update. A lot has happened, and I think we might have broke even on points thanks to Alan, but we’ll see.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 8 (-40)
Pass Out (-5) : 42 (-210)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 21 (+105)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 5 (+25)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 7 (+35)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +80

Yep we broke even, but we are on our way to having kids which will hopefully build up some points, and some aspiration achievements as well. Let’s take a quick look at some of the people we mentioned in this update though.

Here is Adalyn Ojo after a bit of a make-over. She is going to carry the babies. I debated on this point, but decided to have her do it. Her aspiration is to be a Master Mixologist, which is doable. She has no job currently. She is Self-Absorbed, Family Oriented, and a Genius. I think she will be fun to have around.

This is Britta as a teen, Ariana and Jaquan Green’s daughter and only child. She is an interesting mix of her parents. She wants to be an Athlete.

Bailie 01 | Rules | Family Tree | Bailie 03

Otts Family – Bailie 01

Alan 13 | Rules | Family Tree | Bailie 02

We are starting a whole new generation here with the Otts. Last time Bailie grew up into a young adult and the TH reigns are not passing on to her. Alan will move into NTH (non-torch holder for those who maybe don’t know) and be uncontrollable now. He didn’t get any aspirations done, but he did manage to get through raising his kids, and got up above level 8 in painting to be able to immortalize himself. Let’s see how Bailie does!

Brodie has gone to go sleep with his dad Alan. Not sure why the boys decided to sleep together tonight, but here they are. At least they are both sleeping in a bed.

That left Bailie taking over this double bed. Eventually I will have her and her partner take over Alan and Audra’s room and they will move in here, but for now this is fine.

Audra is working on her fashion blog I believe. I didn’t know how far she would get in this job, and she hasn’t gotten far, but she’s not a lot more writing then I really expected her too.

Bailie is up in the wee hours of the morning and she is instructed to work out on the new workout machine we bought for her aspiration. She isn’t too excited about doing it. I have also decided she will become a self-employeed writer, since I didn’t have any notes as to what she rolled for a job, so that’s it.

As the rest of the family gets up we discover it’s Harvest Fest. I’m not sure about Alan, but the way those scythe gnomes seem to be heading for him would probably worry me a bit. They don’t seem as interested in the new bathroom stuff as they were the old Shrine of Warm Bubbles.

Bailie is now, terrifyingly, in charge of cooking. She has done fine in the past, but never been in charge of it before. Brodie comes to chat with her as she works on the meal. Luckily no one here is vegetarian.

Not only is it Harvest Fest, but it also happens to be Alan’s birthday as well. He blows out his candles and is now an elder just like Audra. I’m not sure how I feel about losing these two. Their kids were not the most successful in this challenge, but I still really like them.

This feels like a good time to mention, I try and take all of the born in game kids and put them up to the gallery as young adults. You can find them by searching #ciyrosesims if you want one. I have no really done this with the cousins, but if there is one you want, or a family you want, I tend to save and do new saves fairly frequently so let me know and I will try and upload it for you.

I decided to see if there was an option, and sure enough, Bailie can ASK to be mentored by Alan. So late at night on Harvest Fest she asks him and we get Alan’s first couple of hours of mentoring. We might actually be able to finish this guys!!!

After Bailie goes to bed I see him chatting with Julia. Maybe he’s asking her not to keep breaking the sinks over and over again. I have purchased the unbreakable toilets for every room, and the ghost seem to have given up haunting them.

Brodie then comes down and is watching some TV with his grandma Julia. For as much as I dislike always having to fix things due to ghosts, I can’t deny I love the fact that other generations can get to know their ancestors.

Brodie proves again he is the new Ariana and goes up to autonomously fix the keyboard. He doesn’t quite finish it before school, and Alan is actually able to finish it just a bit later, but it’s nice to have this, as long as they don’t die.

The next morning Bailie asks again to be mentored as soon as Alan is up and we manage to complete his final milestone! +5 points, so that means he completed an aspiration +10 points. He rolled a new aspiration of Big Happy Family and instantly got a new completed milestone +5 points.

I don’t want to jinx us but this is starting out really good. I’m excited for how things are going under Bailie so far. Here is hoping things continue down this positive path.

Alan continues to autonomously work on painting, while Brodie goes and chats with him. Audra is working on the computer. Not sure if it’s video gaming, writing, or chatting on the forums.

But then she is sent out to go workout some more.

Bailie: I…..hate……doing……..this……..ugh

You rolled to be lazy and a body builder. Not my fault. I’m just here to help you reach your goals.

Bailie: *panting* how..about…the…goal…of…finding….me…a….girl?

Oh we should do that, finish your workout!

First stop on the, trying to find a spouse hunt, is the library. The librarian is cute, but she does not seem to like Bailie much as all. After she yells at her we quickly leave. There is a notice about the flee market.

So in thinking of getting the extended family back in touch I initially think to invite Bailie’s siblings to go with her, but bring her aunt and uncle instead.

This girl seems pretty cool. Bailie looks super sad in this picture, and it’s because she apparently lost someone close to her. Everyone in the house is like this. No one in the family died, they don’t have the guy who died in their relationship panel, but they are all very sad about it.

This vendor girl is a young adult and is super cute to me. I love her hair. Bailie says hi as her aunt Ariana watches on. These two seem to hit it off really well.

So Bailie, what do you think?

Bailie: I’d like to get to know her more.

Ok, good. Then it’s settled.

Back at home Alan has manged to get himself a promotion. Great job Alan. He needs some more piano work now, but he likes to autonomously play, so he might get farther, time will tell.

Also, Bryce is already moving into town. This didn’t take long. It took a lot longer for Ariana and Arthur to find a place around town to move into. He is living in Sulani.

Ok, I want to point out, Alan did this all on his own! Soooo evil Alan. It seems that everyone knows that Jill’s time with the family is getting closer to being over. They all love this sweet cat. She will be missed.

Brodie continues to be diligent in his studies, and if he can get a skill up to level 3 I don’t think he will have any issue in getting an A in high school as well. He’s got to be the best of Alan’s kids in terms of accomplishments and points.

He’s not a glutton, but he does like to eat. He sits down first with his dad and then with his mom and sister. I think he might be the kid who is closest to everyone in the family.

Then he goes and autonomously cleans the shower. I think again about how I wonder if he should have been heir. Then I remember his traits/aspiration and decide it’s probably for the best.

We will end with this poor looking cat. Poor baby got sick. The second picture was Bailie telling her she was going to the vet. Luckily the vet fixed her right up, even though I apparently missed taking any pictures of that visit. That feels like a good spot to end, however.

Score:

Self Wetting (-5) : 7 (-35)
Pass Out (-5) : 41 (-205)
Failing School (-5) : 0 (0)
Accidental Deaths (-10) : 0 (0)
Fires (-10) : 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit (-15) : 0 (0)
Negative Traits Earned (-5): 0 (0)

Single Birth (+5) : 6 (+30)
Twins (+10) : 0 (0)
Triplets (+15) : 0 (0)
Any sim in the house completing Any Aspiration Milestones (Child/Adult) (+5) : 20 (+100)
Any sim in the household completing Aspirations (+10) : 3 (+30)
Skills maxed by NTH family members (+10) : 0 (0)
NTH children earning an A in school (+5) : 4 (+20)
NTH sims reaching the top of a career (+10) : 0 (0)
Positive Traits Earned (+5): 7 (+35)
NTH Toddler Skills Maxed (+5): 5 (+25)
NTH Toddler Becoming Top-Notch (+10): 0 (0)
NTH Toddler Becoming Happy Toddler (+5): 4 (+20)
Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Not using spares’ Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation (+10) : 2 (+20)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned (+20) : 136,451 (+20)
Immortalizing the Torch-Holder (+5) : 2 (+10)

TOTAL: +80

Our score is on the way back up. This is the second post in a row that didn’t contain any negative points. I’m so happy about this! Hopefully we will keep this tread going for this next generation!

Alan 13 | Rules | Family Tree | Bailie 02

Otts Family – Alan 13

Alan 12 | Rules | Family Tree | Bailie 01

Welcome back! We are back with the Otts family. Last entry we announced our new heir. If you haven’t read it I would suggest checking that out first, but otherwise, we are going to finish up Alan’s reign. I’m very excited to see how the next generation goes. Hopefully it’s better than this one has been.

When we first join the family Alan is heading out with Bailie to work on some fitness. Bailie, as you might recall is a lazy sim, but she has the body builder aspiration. She is also a lifeguard and needs 4 fitness to complete that job. It’s not likely to happen.

Back at home Jill is still with us, and she is using the scratching post like a good kitty. I’m really going to miss Jill, even though she ran away like 4 or 5 times because we didn’t do good enough at playing with her.

Arthur and Hayden had their new baby. It’s another girl this time. Poor Arthur is the only boy in that house. I’m sure he loves all his girls.

Eddie came out and chatted with our new TH. She’s only got like 4 or 5 days left before she takes over. Eddie is sad for some reason, although I’m not 100% sure why.

Audra: I told you I would get my writing worked on.

Yes, yes you did. I’m sorry I gave you a hard time, but if you want another promotion you need charisma now, not just writing.

Audra: I’ll get to it.

Audra, honey, you only have a handful of days left. I hate to tell you that, but I don’t think you are going to get to it in time.

Audra: The watcher just told me it’s almost my time.

Bailie: Oh geez mom, do we have to talk about this right now?

You guys are going to be fine, it’s not like it’s tomorrow.

Audra & Bailie: TOMORROW!!!!????

No, I said it’s NOT tomorrow…..sheesh guys, just relax a little bit.

Audra: No, that’s what she said, that it’s my time soon

Alan: Well we are getting older dear, we knew it would happen eventually.

Audra: But I don’t want to move on.

Alan: It’s not that you can’t still visit. We still see mom and dad all the time.

Audra: *sigh*

Audra, I’m sorry I said anything, would you please stop worrying about it? I promise you still have time, you aren’t that much older than Alan.

Bailie: Can you both please stop, I’m trying to read this chapter for school.

We also have a new mess maker in Brodie back there. Bailie used to leave the art when she was little.

So I never had Alan work on the piano skill because I didn’t really have a place to put a piano. Then I discovered there is this keyboard! YAY, piano skill being worked on. I doubt Alan will reach the top of the career anytime soon, but that’s ok. He did get the painting to level 9 so far.

Working on more homework Bailie????

Bailie: Yes, I thought you’d want me to get an A.

Oh, I do, I’m just not sure you have enough time before graduation. It’s nearly your birthday, but please keep trying.

Alan can get a promotion now! Good job Alan!!!! Things are looking up in the family ever since Bryce moved out. I don’t want to say it’s because he moved out but……

Bryce: Hey, I am still around you know!!! I just wanted to be a good kid and good heir!

I know, I’m just teasing….mostly. You know I still love you!

Even in her elder years it feels like Audra’s job is to clean. She does it well though. I’m so happy she was the spouse for this generation. She may have had a few times of losing us points, but she’s done really well over all.

So Alan, are you ready to give up the reigns? I’m sorry we aren’t likely to reach your aspiration since no one plays the violin around here. I’ll see what I can do later about it.

Alan: I’m sorry??

Oh sheesh Alan, go ahead and just enjoy playing with Jill.

Poor Jill really hates the shower and bathtub. She loves the toilet though. It’s pretty funny she got obsessed with bathroom things, and too bad she also got frightened by them too.

Brodie went and got us an A. Great job Brodie!!! You have done so well. I maybe should have made you heir, but it’s too late now. +5 points

Also, Alan came home with a promotion. Great job Alan! He still has a long way to go if he’s going to max it, but still.

Bailie takes some time out to play with Jill. The family is back to playing with her a lot more again after he last running away time.

Alan is up for an award. I always forget to attend these things, but maybe I’ll remember this time. I don’t think I did, but it might not have passed yet.

It was time for Brodie’s birthday, and he grew up pretty handsome. Once again I wonder if I maybe should have considered him more, but then I re-look at his aspiration and I remind myself I don’t really want to wait that long for an aspiration.

Here is Brodie after a bit of a make-over. I didn’t change much, I really liked the hair he got as he grew up so I kept it on him. He added the Kleptomaniac trait and got Big Happy Family.

Bailie did celebrate with him and then both kids headed upstairs to talk more with their grandfather, Eddie, who was out haunting again.

Then Brodie decided to work on some extra homework right then. That works for me. If he can get another A that would be great!

Audra really does LOVE this cat. I think it’s adorable. Bailie is still thinking about how she ended up being the heir to be TH.

Look, little Brooke is now a toddler. We will go take a look at her at the end of this update. She looks to be more Arthur than the twins were.

A mother/son dance break before bed at night. I think Audra has to be getting close to maxing out dancing. That would be great, I need to remember to check next time.

Ok, I have NEVER seen a sim look so confused/stressed about his homework before.

Brodie? You ok kid?

Brodie: Yes, I’ve just read this paragraph about 8 times. I still don’t get it. I’ll be fine.

Bailie brought this boy home from school and they sat and chatted for quite a while before he said it was time for him to leave.

Bailie: Hey watcher?

Yes, what’s up Bailie??

Bailie: As the new TH, when that happens, I’m responsible for the next generation right????

That’s right, and hopefully you will reach your goals, and help your kids be successful.

Bailie: Ok, so, um…..is it a problem if I think…..well that I might…..prefer girls?

Huh??? Oh, you mean…..oh, no, that’s not an issue at all! I’m sorry, I should have thought about that. No, that is actually not a problem here.

Bailie: *sigh* Ok, that’s good. I was worried.

I’ll take care of it, thanks for letting me know!

Meanwhile, a quick trip to go check on the others after that realization, and we find Brodie fixing the speaker. He’s like Ariana used to be in just autonomously fixing the electronics. I’ll take it!

Awww, speaking of Ariana. She is now an elder. I guess it’s just the one child for her, she got started pretty late though, so that isn’t crazy surprising.

Look who came to