It is time for a new heir poll guys! Almost hard to imagine we are already back here and ready to vote on the next heir. Seems like just yesterday you all picked Zophi.
So, I will have this heir poll set up here, and then another one over at boolprop.net if you want to vote in either place, or in both if you feel super strongly about one of these guys.
Let’s get to the options:
First up is Zax. He was the oldest, and has been YA for about 5 sims days now. Zax just missed out on getting a full scout aptitude trait, but he did get A’s through school and also has Responsible and Good Manners. I have never done his aspiration, but with his aunt and uncle marrying two of the vampires I’m not sure I want to bother with it yet.
Next up is Oxkar. On top of the things listed above, he also got the Scouting Aptitude trait and Responsible. I have not done this aspiration or job before, although my ISBI spouse Audra is technically in this career but since I can’t control her I can’t say I’ve “DONE” it. He adds a couple of letters and wouldn’t be bad to have as heir.
Pixey is a great sim, and she carries the looks of her dad the most. She is not my favorite for heir as she adds only the letter “x” to our name game. She has an easy enough aspiration, however, and a fun mix of traits. She is on track to get Scouting Aptitude, Responsibility, and Good Manners.
The other girl in the family is next. Halix is one of my top picks. She adds some good letters (A, L, and X) although her blend of traits and aspiration could be interesting. Like her sister above, she carries her grandfather’s eye color but is otherwise mostly her mom in coloring. She is also on track to get the Scouting Aptitude, and likely a character trait or two.
Last, but certainly not least in my book, we have Ixael. He also brings an A, L and X into the mix and would be my other pick for heir. He has some interesting traits and an aspiration that I have not done before. He carries his mom’s looks much more than his dad’s but he has been fun so far. He got Top-Notch Toddler and I see no reason he won’t get Scouting Aptitude.
This would be a tough pick for me as I really, once again, like all of these kids. My lowest pick would be Pixey just because of letters, I did not do a good job with her name, but everyone else is completely up for grabs in my opinion. I love them all. This poll will remain open until the 21st and then I will gather the votes.
Hello all and welcome back to the Latte’s. By the end of this update we will be having an heir poll to decide who is our next heir/heiress for this challenge. The book thing is, we will get rid of x next generation regardless of who you pick.
So last update, we lost Kynzie, Nick got married, Zorah got pregnant again, Isla got married, Nick grew into an elder and we attended his party, and Halix grew up into a child, as did Zelphie, Zorah’s first daughter.
Here is the current generation family, as they are just after we start this update (because Pixey isn’t QUITE grown up yet.) We have Halix, then Oxkar, Zophi, Zax (who is holding baby “I”), Ukupanipo, Harvey, and then the grown-up Pixey.
The very first thing that happens as we head in game is Pixey, who has been hard at work on her aspiration, manages to complete it. Just in time too because it is officially her birthday.
Happy Birthday Pixey!! She grew up into a nice hairstyle for her and kept some blue in her outfit, which I decided to keep for her some in her other outfits. Let’s take a look at Pixey post-makeover.
She really is quite lovely, and if I had given her more than an ‘x’ to add to our letters I would probably be campaigning to keep her, but as it is, I think one of the other kids will be a better choice. She added Perfectionist to her Self-Assured trait and rolled to be a Painter Extraordinaire. Of course, since she worked on mental as a child.
Sitting down to a burger Zophi let’s me know it’s time for the birth. You can probably make out the gender in the first photo if you are really paying attention, but Zophi is happy to be done with her pregnancies.
No hospital this time, Zophi is a trooper and gives birth at home to a new little boy named Ixael. This is the final baby for Harvey and Zophi. Generation 2 is complete.
The kids are working on getting their “Get Fit” badges, well Pixey is, and Zax has discovered the yoga mat. That mat is beginning to become popular around here.
Then, because we got the notice and decided to age him up a little earlier than the other so we could get to know him a bit before the heir poll, we have a new toddler in the house.
Here is Ixael as a toddler after a small make-over. Oh my goodness is he a cutie! If he keeps up his cute looks he might be one of my favorites of this gen. He rolls Inquisitive for his trait, and that’s probably good with as busy as this family gets.
I had to remember why I took this photo…..Kynzie decided to “visit.” You can see she managed to break the computer (by using it) and then most of the plumbing in the bathroom. This is the one downside of ghosts.
Zophi plays with her youngest son and they enjoy the experience. Ixael is usually not the happiest of toddlers being left to his own devices. He does like to autonomously watch though.
To try and get the kids their Outdoor badge I send them finishing, only to realize this fishing spot isn’t a good one for that, they need a more common one.
Oh look, Zorah had twins. The O twins, Opal and Orion, are born to Zorah and Vald. They are right there with Kevin in the number of kids so far, and I can only hope she doesn’t keep having them well into the next generation.
I realize I am a terrible watcher, and after sending the kids to get their outdoor badge, which they did and I apparently missed pictures of, we get home and Harvey ages up. I’m so sorry Harvey. I didn’t even realize you were at this point.
Harvey isn’t the only one with a birthday. It’s also time for Zax to become a YA. I am going to play through the end of this sim week so Ixael can become a child, and that will also make Oxkar a YA. Zax doesn’t get any make-over, just an extra outfit added to his looks. He gets Perfectionist added to Loner and Paranoid. He just misses the final scout badge, but he does get Responsible and Good Manners.
Harvey is still only at Fitness level 7, and so he works on dancing his way up the fitness level. It doesn’t seem to tire him out too bad, and then he heads off to swim for a bit as well.
Sadly, right after I went through Uku’s inventory, he waved good-bye. Zophi was just coming back from work and Zax woke up to come watch. I sent them both on their way back to bed. So long Uku, you can be with Kynzie again now.
The girl cousins are all aging up. We will be heading out to flag Imani and Evelynn by the end of this entry. We do not need more Latte’s than nessecary populating the hood.
Halix got up while Grim was still hanging around and he complained about the state of the kitchen. I realize it’s a bit of a mess Grim, this family gets crazy busy and doesn’t always clean themselves.
Harvey does come home with a new promotion. He is at level 8 in his career, and we will see if he makes it. I’m not holding my breath on it. I would just like him to see Ixael at least turn teen.
Kynzie is out and giving her lovely daughter a hug. It’s been very hard on Zophi to lose her dad. Both of her parents felt almost immortal at times, and it’s hard to lose them.
It’s WinterFest again and the family, while still mourning the loss of Uku, decorates the tree and enjoys opening presents with each other. They have a grand meal, and then Beach Father Winter visits and more presents are opened.
The kids do still work on school. Oxkar manages to come home with an A this day, and Pixey and Halix are likely to come home with an A after the next day of school, but it’s the weekend now.
Oxkar manages to get his final scouting badge (good deeds) putting his baby brother to bed with a story. Ixael and Oxkar will grow up here soon, and Ixael needs just a little bit more work on his skills tomorrow.
Halix is trying to get her mental skill maxed out, but of course, right as she sits down at the computer, it breaks. But she is now focused, so it’s out to the potion station.
Kevin’s son, Vince, has also now become a teen. The family has grown quite a bit from when we started with Kynzie in that tiny little house so long ago, although it doesn’t really feel THAT long ago.
Oxkar reads Ixael a final book to max out his imagination, and all Ixael should need to do is finish up movement, which he heads out to the slide to take care of. He will be another top-notch toddler.
Pixey and Ixael are on hand to celebrate with Oxkar on growing up into a young adult. He adds Self-Assured to his traits, and also got Scouting Aptitude, and Responsible. He purchases Always Welcome and Incredibly Friendly to help him with the Friend of the World aspiration.
Then it’s time for our final birthday before the heir poll. Zophi brings her youngest son, and she looks so proud and happy at him after he grows up.
Here’s a better look at him with a small make-over. Ixael is mostly his mom, but there is some of his dad in there too. He rolls Lazy and Social Butterfly for his aspiration. I still have never successfully finished that one, so we’ll see.
It was not just a bunch of birthdays, but it was also New Year’s Eve. The family gathered around and watched the count down. It was a successful and fun day for the entire family.
Aww, a kiss at midnight. These two are so sweet, and I have loved having Zophi and Harvey as the couple for this generation. They are very sweet.
As a final update, Zophi runs out and flags both Evelynn and Imani to not get married or to have children. Yes, they will live fairly lonely lives, but neither of them seem upset by it.
As a fun side note, we stopped by the Straud’s first, as Evelynn was initially listed as being there, and seeing Vald play with Orion was pretty funny, I will admit.
All right, I will have the heir poll up, you can use the links either at the bottom or top of the page and I will also put one up on boolprop.net as well. My favorites are Halix and Ixael, just in part of the letters they would bring in, but I love all of these kids.
Just for fun as I head off to leave you to vote, here is a look at Vince, Kevin’s son and Yenifer, the daughter of Yuri and his lover Hali’a. They are both pretty interesting mixes of their parents.
Here is also Zorah’s twins, Opal and Orion. Sorry that Orion is so much smaller, apparently I didn’t line the camera up as good on him. They are pretty similar and are both vampires as well.
Welcome back to the beach and to some time with the Latte’s. The last time we had a couple of birthdays, Zax and Oxkar grew up into teens, Halix became a toddler, Zophi became an adult, and then we got some notices about Kevin’s song growing into a child, and Isla got married. Zophi and Harvey need one more child, but sadly we will need to lose someone in order to make room.
This time we should see Halix growing up and with any luck, the birth of our final baby for this generation, maybe even Pixey’s birthday. I’m excited to see how this goes, and we are getting closer and closer to our next heir poll.
We join the family in the middle of dinner. Zax and Oxkar are working hard on scouting badges for sociability. This feels like it takes so long because it takes so many interactions.
The older siblings all hang out after scouts meetings in the rain to talk some more. They are all getting pretty close, and I’m hoping Halix will get to be close with them as well. I’m not sure why I’m really worried about it, this family is so close it would be weird if they suddenly weren’t.
Apparently Zorah is planning to keep up with Kevin and Zophi the kid department. She and Vlad *shudder* are pregnant again. I might be a little unfair to her choice in husband….but, I’m not sure I care.
We get a shock, and a bit of excited for Nick, he has FINALLY gotten married! Congrats Nick! Time will tell if they have kids at all, but I’m happy for him.
Halix is about ready to grow up and she is needing to finish a small bit of thinking, communication, and imagination and a full point of movement. She has been somewhat ignored (sorry Halix) but is doing well. She spends time watching and asking why from her dad.
It’s almost time and no matter how hard I tried we couldn’t get Kynzie that final promotion. She will not get another chance as today is her last day with us. She came home sick though, poor Kynzie.
She had provided all of the grandkids with a journal, and she gives the last one to little Halix, whom she won’t see grow into a child. Kynzie has been very active with all of her grandkids, and we will miss her greatly.
Kynzie heads up to their bedroom to do some final work on the computer and says it’s time. Ukupanipo is there mourning his beloved wife. He will join her soon enough, but for now he has lost his partner, soul mate and best friend.
Everybody is heart broken by the loss of Kynzie, but school projects are still here, and still need to be worked on. Pixey worked on her with her grandpa right before, so now it’s the boys turn. I love Uku’s face while helping Oxkar.
The first spawn of Vlad and Zorah is now a child. She is actually kind of cute looking. I’ll get a picture of her later for you to see better.
Harvey and Zophi are in a good mood so we decide to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. Neither of them are getting any younger and I want them to still be decently young while trying to raise the final baby of this generation.
We have success, baby I is on the way. If Zophi keeps to what appears to be tradition in this family, she will have another girl but time will tell. She could just as easily have a boy. The only thing we know for certain is it will only be 1 child, as there is only 1 spot in the house.
It’s Spooky Day and the family start all getting dressed into costume for the occasion. Everyone is still pretty blue, but life does continue to move on for sims, and we are sure Kynzie will come visit again soon.
Zelphi got a call from Nick. It was his birthday and he wanted to know if we would come over. Of course Zophi said yes and brought most of her siblings and Oxkar and Zax with her. The family socialized together, enjoying each other’s company and building relationships stronger. Nick is now an elder, so if he is going to have kids it will have to be soon.
We “fix” the focus light in the kids bedroom. Somehow to got stuck providing inspiration instead of focus. I had been wondering what was happening. I turned it off and back on again….you know the old tech trick, and then put it into inventory and pulled it back out and it worked. YAY. Now Pixey can do her homework focused and hopefully complete her aspiration.
After doing homework she moves to making emotion potions. This also, of course, gives her work on the Young Scientist scout badge as well. I don’t think Pixey will have any problems maxing the scouts.
It was Halix’s birthday and she managed to max all her toddler skills. Upon growing up I realize, she has her grandpa Uku’s eyes. She is quite a pretty girl.
I get tired of braids all the time for the kids, so Halix gets a small make-over and she is ADORABLE! I love her guys! She got the Top-Notch toddler trait of course, and then rolled Erratic. That should make for some fun. She got the Whiz Kid aspiration just like her sister.
Halix gets a head start on her aspiration by playing chess. Grandpa Uku comes to join her and they get 2 of the 3 games needed in. They finish up the final game a short time later.
We had to expand the child/teen bedroom to include another bed for Halix, and added another desk with a new computer to offer more places for the kids to do tasks. Oxkar gets working on programing while Halix talks with her sister.
Another night and another family gathering around the table. Zophi is getting closer and closer to giving birth to the final baby. I believe other than Halix, who just grew up, all the kids of 4 badges completed so far. I need the boys to pick up the pace a bit, but they did start late.
I didn’t figure it would take Kynzie long to join us again. She is very mad though and breaks the sink, the bathroom sink, and the upstairs shower before she is done. Uku comes in later to try and calm her.
It obviously works because she start moping up some of the water puddles left by the myriad of people in this house. They are a fairly messy group, and probably didn’t realize how much cleaning Kynzie actually did.
It’s HarvestFest again and the gnomes gather around the plants, the TV, around the kitchen, just about anywhere they can. They are appeased and start dropping the seed packets everywhere.
Zophi whips up a grand feast for the family to enjoy. Most of them did partake and the holiday was a great success for everyone. It is still somewhat subdued without Kynzie, but the family is moving forward day by day.
We are going to end this update with the notice that Zorah had twins. A boy and a girl. I wanted to see if we could reach the birth of baby I, but this entry is getting long and I’m going to call it for this time. Next entry we will see Pixey grow up and the birth of the new baby. I’ve gotta see how many days are left before Zax becomes a YA so I know when to hold the heir poll. Thanks for visiting again and hope to see you next time.
This is Nick’s wife, Saanvi. She is really pretty, and I hope she and Nick might have 1 kid together, but we will see.
This is little Zelphie, Zorah’s vampire daughter, as a child. She is growing up into not a bad looking girl so far. We will how she does as a teen later, and compare the twins as they start growing up.
Hi and welcome back to the Latte’s! During our last entry the family FINALLY moved into the beach house, Kynzie FINALLY got the selfie requests and was able to complete her aspiration, Pixey grew into a child, Halix was born, and we flagged cousin Kendra.
So basically, there was a LOT going on last round and it was very eventual for the family. We are back to having a full house, so Zophi and Harvey will be unable to have their final baby (I) until Kynzie or Ukupanipo pass on.
We start this entry with a birthday. Apparently when I played last night I wasn’t paying close enough attention to birthdays and sadly, no matter how hard I tried (and I tried about 3 different times with doing different things to try) we just never quite had enough time to bake a cake.
So this is Zax all grown up and he got the paranoid trait. The looks on his faces as he grows up say about everything you need to know about his feelings about this.
Zax: You forgot on purpose….you are out to get me
I am not! I didn’t forget on purpose, and I did try, do you see the cake sitting over there on the counter, that was for you.
Zax: *squints his eyes at me*
This is Zax when he isn’t being completely paranoid and after a bit of a make-over. He is a pretty handsome boy, and certainly a combo of his parents. He gets the Vampire Family aspiration, which means he might be making nice with either uncle Yuri (who married Caleb Vatore) or Zorah who is with Vlad.
Then, I forgot Halix was also ready to grow up, and she spun out of her bassinet without a whole lot of fanfare. She got her mom’s coloring more than her dad’s and we’ll see what she is like as she get’s older.
I don’t think I changed much on her during a make-over so you’ll see her around. She rolled the Angelic trait as well. Must be something Zophi and Harvey together are doing. 3 of their 4 kids so far have been Angelic.
Zax, now being old enough, takes the canoe out for a bit that night. I’m struck again by the beauty of where they live. I would totally live here in this house.
I don’t know why everyone looks so unhappy here. It was kind of funny. It’s going to be Kynzie who goes first, and I’m not ready, but at the same time I need Zophi and Harvey to have that last baby.
Halix is here, and potty training begins in earnest. You can see Zophi was in her mom’s closet again. 😀
Uku takes another couple of missions to space. He hasn’t fully upgraded the rocket, but I can at least send him and get his aspiration milestone completed.
Zophi plays dolls with Halix the next morning. She is really been somewhat “forgotten” about. I have her working her skills, but she’s mostly doing it alone.
After playtime comes bath time, which Halix certainly needed. She was a very dirty little girl. I think she should be able to complete her skills before growing up, but we will see.
Our man Zax suspiciously checks the house, while dancing. He’s become quite the character around here. I realized I had never gotten the kids into scouts, so I quickly rectify that. I don’t know that Zax will have the time to complete it, but we’ll see.
A couple of story times help Pixey to get a milestone reached in her aspiration. I usually can get whiz kid done, but managing a family this size has been a bit daunting to me.
Homework time for the kids. We may end up needing to turn the toddler room into a “girls” room to give Halix a place to sleep. I think she grows up before Zax becomes a teen. I guess I should have added one more room to this house.
Harvey gets another promotion and is slowly working his way up the athletic career ladder. He needs charisma skills now on top of his fitness skills, so we will see how it all goes.
Grandpa Uku reads little Halix to sleep with a bedtime story. He really is a very active parent/grandparent. I highly recommend him to anyone who is starting a challenge that need someone who does good on his own.
He then tops another aspiration. That means he has done Beach Life and Nerd Brain. I cannot remember what we gave him next, I think it was something to do with knowledge, but I cannot remember right the moment.
It’s no wonder this family are all best friends. They spend a ton of time doing things together. Grandma Kynzie reads to the kids while Halix talks with Big Puds. Zophi and her dad eat together, and then Zax goes and autonomously works flash cards with Halix.
Kynzie has started working on wellness and uses the yoga mat a little more often. She does seem to have slimmed down some since moving here. I think she’s been able to be more active now that she is grandma. 🙂
Homework and family time. This is actually a picture of the entire “Gen 2” portion of this family so far. Zax and Oxkar doing homework, Harvey and Zophi watching their kids, Halix watching all of them, and Pixey was just setting the table.
We got a notice that Isla finally got married. Ember still wasn’t in the neighborhood yet, so I went ahead and just had her move in with Nick. I don’t think Nick is ever going to get married, but you never know.
Time for another bath for Halix, and this time it’s grandpa Uku who get the task. I am ready to not have a toddler again, but sadly, with one more kid we need for this generation we are likely going to go straight back into a bunch of toddlers. We’ll see who ends up as heir.
Zorah invited her mom to visit her, and so Kynzie took all the kids as well. They got to know their cousin, Zorah’s daughter Zelphie. Then Zax works on writing because he’s sad and paranoid.
That last big gave Kynzie what she needed to complete the aspiration she had, so that is two down for her as well. With that youth potion these two lived quite a while. I cannot remember what she had next either.
As soon as we get back home Isla is there visiting, as well as Kevin’s toddler son Vince. Maybe Isla was watching him and came for a visit, otherwise not sure how Vince made is way all the way here.
Seriously, this family is constantly together. Either talking with their parents or their grandparents. I love them so much. Zax has been working hard on the sociability badge for scouts, as have the kids.
Maybe Vince was trying to invite us to his birthday because he is now a child. Kevin made some pretty good looking kids, his son looks a lot like him though.
Then I once again prove I’m a bad watcher when I have this many people, and missed Zophi’s birthday. She was coming back from somewhere I think when this happened. Sorry Zoph!
Kynzie maxed out another skill, this one not surprising with how much she started live streaming to get followers. Then I was preparing to close down the game and realized one more age bar was bubbling, so to not start the next one the same way we did this one, let’s have a final birthday.
Yep, it was time for Oxkar to age up to a teen. The face he made upon growing up was just too funny not to capture. He has a very unique look. I kind of like him. He did not reach his aspiration as a kid, but he did get an A in school, and has added Child of the Islands to his traits, and wants to be a Friend of the World.
Here’s a better picture of him after a bit of a make-over. He’s got his mom’s longer face, but I think more of his dad’s features maybe. I’m not 100% sure who he takes after the most. I like him. And that will wrap it up for us this entry. I hope you will visit us again next time.
Here’s a quick look at Vince as a child, and that’s Isla’s husband to the side over there. I hope they have kids someday!
Welcome back to the Latte’s house. Last time we finally got to move into the beach house made for them quite a while ago, we had multiple birthdays, and Ember moved out, so we have room for the next baby.
So without further ado let’s go check in on the family and see how they are doing with the new house.
So when we spend our first day in the house it is the Spring Day that includes an egg hunt. The kids all get into it right away and the adults have to try a little harder, but we find all of the eggs in the collection.
Welcome Spring Bunny. It was adorable that he came in and played dolls with Pixey while she was playing and getting her imagination up. This might be one of my favorite holidays.
This family loves to spend time together and the new beach house, even though it was cloudy this day, was a great place to gather on the new couches, grill out and enjoy each others company. I think this beach house is going to be great for them.
The welcome wagon came by and Kynzie went out and talked with them a little bit. One of them is clearly a fan of Kynzie’s wearing her signature look.
I then realize I am a terrible watcher and in the craziness of the move and everything else I completely missed that Kynzie’s birthday was here. She is now an elder and is sad we missed her birthday.
I’m so sorry Kynzie!!!!
Kynzie: I’ll be ok, but it would have been nice to have a cake.
I know, I just missed the notice with the move and everything. You could say I got you a house as a gift!
Kynzie: It is a nice house, but why did I have to grow up in the bathroom?
Awww, look at that, Yuri actually sent his mom a gift. He may be evil, but it would appear their talk, which happened a long time ago, might have softened him a bit. Maybe it’s because he is helping raise a kid too. Also, Kendra (Kevin’s eldest daughter) also sent a gift.
There are, most certainly, worse views to have while you are enjoying an evening together. I am sort of jealous of this family right now. Everything is so pretty here.
Zophi was feeling a little dehydrated, so we get a chance to see a very pregnant mermaid. I’m sure being in the water probably feels good on her back, not having quite so much weight carried around.
Oh geez, there is Vlad spawn in the world now. I don’t think I get Zorah’s decision still, but oh well. Her life, we don’t control her anymore, but these kids are getting flagged.
Zax started working on his creativity skill. He’s close to growing up before too long, and not that close to reaching his social aspiration. I have to figure out how to best reach that.
Oxkar goes and plays with Pixey. She is getting close, just needing another imagination and another communication skill before she grows up. This shouldn’t be too bad.
I think Harvey might need more practice with painting. This is what he came up with. It at least sold for more than it took for him to start painting it, but still. It’s a little week.
It’s time for little Pixey’s birthday, and you can see that Zophi is getting ready to pop. Pixey managed to max out all of her skills, so she gets the Top-Notch Toddler trait.
Here she is as a child, first right after growing up and then after her small make-over. Boy, she did grow up pretty. Very cute. She rolled the Self-Assured trait, and the Whiz Kid aspiration. We might be able to get her through that.
Harvey and Kyznie come out to help Ukupanipo with the building of the rocket. He only needs 5 updates to the rocket in order to complete a second aspiration, but I don’t know that it will happen, but we can get started at least.
Kynzie heads out with Ukupanipo to enjoy some time out together, but Kynzie ends up staying as she finally gets the second selfie request. She only needs one more, which happens later that night. Finally, Kynzie is down to the last little bit of her aspiration.
When Kynzie gets home Zophi is heading upstairs to give birth to our newest member of the Latte family. This is Halix Latte, the newest daughter. So our trend continues with having 1 sex first, and half-way through the other.
Pixey goes up to meet the baby, and is apparently not happy with having this new little sibling. The boys, it turns out, aren’t either. They will have to get over it because yet another one will be on their way soon.
The boys are getting quite close, and they even are able to become best friends, which fulfills the level of the aspiration they are on. Now it’s needing kids to be friends with, and adults to be friends with too. We will have to see how they do.
Ukupanipo is helping Pixey out with her aspiration, since she needs to play games of chess. We will also need to get her read too, but that might have to wait for just a bit though.
The kids all have dinner together and then work on homework. Pixey, instead of doing homework down here, went upstairs but also did her homework as well.
It’s now Fireworks Day, which includes playing games, so Pixey and Oxkar play some chess, getting Pixey another game under her belt. You can also see grandpa Uku and Zophi swimming around.
Poppers are bought and opened up to mixed success. Everyone was enjoying the day a lot. It was a beautiful day, and games were played, work on the rocket was completed, and additional time was spent together.
Food was grilled, some dancing was had, and everyone enjoyed the holiday a lot. It was a great success and we even got started on reading to Pixey, although we don’t have a full hour in quite yet.
With the rocket built Ukupanipo gets started on updates. He is able to get through two after some time. It’s quite a long process to get through these, but we’ve been taking Uku’s built up PTO.
Monday came and the kids brought home their projects, which the adults pitched in and helped with as well. We wanted to head to the hijinks festival, but the projects were finished first. They enjoyed the festival and learned some new food recipes.
We got a horrible fright when Zophi went to run the dryer and it caught fire. We had been cleaning the lint trap so I’m not completely sure what caused it, but luckily Zophi put herself out as she was the only one awake at the time.
Harvey is the first sim to head down to the beach and do some yoga on the yoga mat we placed down there. I’m happy to see this, and it’s pretty fun to see a sim doing yoga on the beach.
We are going to end this update with Kynzie and Ukupanipo heading over to Kevin’s apartment to flag Kendra who we received noticed had grown into a young adult. It’s weird visiting apartments, we always just seem to be in the hallway.
With that we will end this update, but here is a quick look at some of the cousins that we recently got notices about. The extended family sure is growing.
This is Yuri’s daughter with Hali’a, Yenifer. She is growing up very cute so far. It will be fun to see what is is like as a YA.
This little vampiress is Zorah’s daughter with Vlad. She’s a bit creepy in her vamp form in my opinion, but she’s cute enough. I’m curious what she will look like as she grows up more.
This is Kendra, Kevin’s oldest daughter with his first wife.
Here is Evelyn, which I believed was Kevin’s second daughter (first with his new wife) but she is only Kevin’s adopted daughter, she isn’t a full Latte, but she’s fun anyway.
This little cutie is Kevin’s only son, Vince, with his current wife. They are now both elders and won’t be having any additional children for them, but he’s adorable.
Just for fun, this is Yuri’s adopted daughter, Imani. She is Caleb’s daughter, who you might remember Yuri married last update. That’s all the updates for the cousins though, so we will see you next update.
Hellooooooo! Welcome back to the Latte’s. Last time we had a new member added to our family, Pixey. We are now out of room in the house again until Ember moves out. So let’s jump in right where we left off last time.
As you may or may not remember, Kynzie had stayed out Winterfest Eve trying to get a fan to want a selfie with her, so she arrives back home on Winterfest and the family, having no real room for a tree at the moment, sings around the present pile.
A very dirty little Oxkar digs into his Winterfest meal in his bed. I’m so ready to be out of this house. I keep with Ember’s help we can get there before Uku and Kynzie are gone.
So I can’t remember for sure why I took this picture. I’m pretty sure it was something Zophi and Zorah were doing. Perhaps she was just visiting for Winterfest, or maybe for the birthday that’s about to happen.
Pixey is a toddler now! Pixey rolled the Angelic trait, just like her brother Zax. I guess the, may your kids be just like you, curse doesn’t exist in Sims. Zophi was a clingy toddler.
Anyway, here is a closer picture of Pixey after a big of a make-over. She is pretty cute, a lot more like her dad than either of her brothers, but I’m interested to see what she looks like as she gets older.
While I was at it, I gave our man Zax a bit of a make-over as well. I think he is going to grow up to be a good looking man. He’s a pretty skinny little boy right now though.
Yuri proves he is still alive, and does, in fact, keep up with his family. Probably his sisters tell him, especially Isla who always was pretty attached to him. I think it’s adorable how this family stays in touch.
Kevin’s daughter, Kendra, came by of her own accord and visited with the family. I’m debating if I allow the Latte’s to populate into the world, or if I will just block them from continuing for too long. There are quite a few of them already, and I don’t want to have long lost cousins as our only choices late in the challenge.
Oh my gosh! I am a terrible watcher! I hadn’t played in long enough I forgot it was almost Harvey’s birthday. He’s an official adult now.
Sorry Harvey! I didn’t mean to forget your birthday.
Harvey: Eh, I don’t feel any older, and that’s the key.
You can also see the dressing like Kynzie has spread to additional members of the family. Her popularity is growing by leaps and bounds.
I’m pretty sure it was the tv premier night and the family gathered together to watch some TV. Both of the girls are dressed in outfits that Kynzie also has access too. I did discover the ability to give them more than 1 outfit of each type, which was very exciting, since I didn’t know you could do that!
Kevin is going to have another baby. I just found out Evelyn is technically not his. She was pregnant when they get married with another sim’s baby, but that doesn’t matter to Kevin. He, unlike the girls, started with girls. We are the 1/2 way point in his name, so will it be a boy?
Well, this was a turn I did not expect. It’s not completely out of the blue though. Yuri would marry a vampire. I’m pleasantly surprised it’s Caleb and not what’s his name…..
Yeah, Vladislaus, thank you game…WAIT. WHAT???!!! Zorah! How could you???
This one is unexpected. Why Zorah!? Ok, decision made. Any kids of the lettered kids, will no be able to procreate. I do not need a bunch of little Straud/Latte spawn running around town.
Back at home, Isla came by….dressed like her mom. This is getting ridiculously hard to tell all the daughters apart with this happening. Anyway, she comes by and mops the grass. Thanks Isla.
Pixey and Oxkar play dolls together. Oxkar is getting close to growing up and I do not think he’s going to get all his skills. It’s going to be tough. We’ve been away from the house so much with Kynzie.
Ember is still spending a bunch of time painting. She is up to level 9 already, which is pretty crazy for only being a teen. I have needed her painting for money. Zorah is over again, I hope she isn’t avoiding home, she made her choice.
Zax’s aspiration is actually the social butterfly, but he has been working on a lot of his skills. I am not good at the social butterfly one, but one of these days maybe I’ll make it. A family this big you would think it would be possible to make friends.
While the parents are at work, the grandparents watch the kids. It’s one of the nice things of living in the house with them. Raising kids isn’t easy, as they well know, and so they help out whenever they can.
Harvey is flying through his career, which is wonderful. He also is constantly coming home with something he “nicked” from work. For many days it was dirty dishes. I’m not sure why we would want dirty dishes, but it’s what he brought home.
One of Zophi’s tasks for her aspiration was to read to her children, so she takes time out to read a book. Oxkar got up and wandered away as you can see, but Zax stayed for the whole story. Aspiration milestone complete.
Happy New Year from the entire Latte clan, at least those that live here. It looks like everyone is mostly over their, I want to dress just like mom, phase here.
These two enjoy the early mornings together. Before the toddlers are up and everyone is running around trying to get ready for work and school. They are so close to having the money to move into the beach house.
The siblings all get together to celebrate Isla’s adult birthday. Zophi takes the time to solidify the relationships she has with each of her siblings. The only one that isn’t basically full is Yuri. That seems fitting.
Zophi has to get home though, because Isla wasn’t the only one with a birthday today. Oxkar, as expected, didn’t QUITE get through all his skills, but he only was missing a single Thinking level, so he is still a Happy Toddler.
I love that I caught this look. Oxkar rolls the Insider trait and wants to be a Social Butterfly. Maybe he and Zax and work together to complete these aspirations together. Time will tell. He’s a pretty cute kid in my humble opinion.
The next morning the family sits down for a bit of time together before we have yet another birthday. In a family this size it seems like there is almost always one birthday right after another. It also happen to be Family Reunion day (which I added as a holiday.)
Ember has grown up and that means she is officially a YA and can move out to make room for a new baby. Ember got the Childish trait to go along with Outgoing and Unflirty. She also got Responsible.
The family reunion brought almost everyone together and they had a wonderful meal split into a few different rooms, with some people having to leave for work and others school.
Uncle Nick was even around to help out with a school project for Zax. It’s was a fun holiday for most of the family, although not everyone got in on the action.
Uku managed to max his career, and got the final promotion needed. Also, Ember, right before she left, sold a masterpiece painting she had done. Bringing us that much closer to getting the beach house.
Zophi adds to that fun by getting herself a promotion as well. Last I checked we were about $6,000 away from being able to get it, so we have to be getting close.
Harvey gives the very dirty little Pixey a bath, and you can’t see it from this photo, but they really do look a lot alike. It’s very cute.
I know this update is getting long, but I would like to try and move into the beach house at the end, so if I can’t do it soon I will end, but for now, the boys share a meal together. I have a feeling they will get to be friends soon.
I haven’t tested, but Zohpi running into the bathroom to throw up one morning seems to suggest to me that she is getting ready to welcome another Latte. She will only need one more after this.
Kynzie holds one more Meet and Greet, and still no one asks for a selfie, but Zophi takes a picture with her anyway. However, once everyone left Kynzie just stayed and the guy in the green head scarf asked for one! She then got asked for 2 autographs, but FINALLY. Maybe Kynzie might do it yet!
Once Kynzie comes home we check, and YES. We can afford the beach house I built so long ago. So the family moves in and here will be where we end the update. I’m so excited to get to play them in the new house!
In other news, while I apparently never caught it, Yuri’s baby mama had a little daughter that got named Yenifer Latte. We also got notice that Kevin had his baby.
It was indeed a son, which I find very funny. So if he keeps having kids, the next will be a baby I. I will leave you with a cute pick of little Yenifer, who also grew into a toddler during this play session. She’s adorable.
Thanks for sticking with me through this pretty long update! I hope you enjoyed it and I’m excited to play in the beach house next time.
Hello and welcome back to the Latte’s house. We have had quite a few eventful updates, and this last one was no exception. We welcomed little Oxkar to the family, Zax grew into a toddler, Ember became a teen and Kynzie became a superstar.
So we are going to start this entry off with a bunch of promotions. First Ukupanipo got an update. He is now at level 9 of the Conservation career. I don’t think he’s going to max it. I’m thinking of letting him retire.
Then Harvey got a promotion. This was the branching career point and Harvey choose to go the Sports Star track instead of body builder. That brought in a nice chunk of cash and I think we are about 20k away from being able to get the beach house and still afford some bills.
Zophi is next to come home with a promotion and she also reached the branching point of her career. She, of course, chooses the Chef route. She did not want to become a mixologist.
So I pretty much just realized I have never actually READ these promotion things where it tells me what I get. I just randomly go into the family inventory and see what all has dropped in. They are kind of interesting, I should start paying attention.
Anyway, we still keep Ember chained to the easel. She is doing really good though, and don’t worry she doesn’t plenty more than just paint. She’s just getting good enough to make good money. She even did a masterpiece already.
Harvey is a good man, and got up before Zophi was able to get woken up by the crying baby to take care of little Oxkar. I’m excited to see who he takes after more.
Kynzie has started a Lifestyle Brand and so we gave her a little bit of a make-over to more befit someone of her status. Ukupanipo got a bit of a makeover as well. We have her do a new meet and greet still desperate to get those selfie requests.
Kynzie hangs out there most of the day, and still no requests for selfies. She did meet her new daughter in law (Kevin’s second wife) though and got to chat with her a bit.
Zax is still working on his skills. It can be so hard to get a toddler skilled up when you don’t spend time playing him. I really hope Kynzie can get these selfies before too much longer.
It seems so fast, but it’s already time for Oxkar to grow into a toddler. Harvey does the honers.
Harvey takes little Oxkar down to the slide and starts helping him get his movement. Zax is going to just miss out on getting all of his skills I think. He has 2 days and about 6 skill levels left.
Seeing Oxkar and Zax playing together with the dollhouse just brought a smile to my face. These two boys are so cute. It’s obvious they are not identical since Zax got his dad’s black hair and Oxkar got his mom’s brown hair.
Speaking of the boys and how similar they are, here is a side by side comparison after a small make-over of little Oxkar. Oxkar, by the way, rolled the Silly trait. I have never played a Silly toddler I don’t think, so that should be fun.
You can see Oxkar got his mom’s longer face. Both boys got the green eyes, and Oxkar also got his mom’s (and grandfathers) more sever eyebrows. I like the way Zophi looks with them though so it will be fun to see how these boys change as they get older.
Zophi takes time one more to let her parents know she is expecting her third child. Luckily we know it can only be a single birth as this house will again be completely full. After this she will need two more, but she will either need to move away from her parents, or one of them will have to pass on to make room for the final baby.
I know I haven’t shown it, but I SWEAR, Ember does more than paint. She was very inspired though and was gaining painting skill like crazy on this day. She really does gain it fast, which I think is partly due to her making the creativity as a child.
A surprise announcement popped up. I had to go look. Yuri still lives alone, so he just knocked her up. I wonder if he will have them move in later, or even have more of a relationship. Of all the kids, I did not expect Yuri to be the one having a baby.
In a desperate chance to try and get Zax the last of the skills he needs Harvey works on flash cards with him. He needs thinking and imagination now, but I just don’t think he’ll make it.
Kynzie is the next person to get a promotion. She is now at level 9 of her job as well and needs a TON of followers to get the next promotion. I’m sure we can do it, but it would be great if we could make headway on her aspiration.
I don’t know why it seems Zophi is always going into labor first thing in the morning, but once again she pops out of bed right as Harvey was getting ready to get up for his morning jog, and says it’s time to head to the hospital.
Zophi gets there and realizes she didn’t eat and is very hungry. Sadly she is going to have to go through labor without anymore to eat, and luckily she will come out feeling much better. The machine does miraculous things.
This time, while the doctor works on helping Zophi deliver the newest baby Harvey actually comes down the hall to freak out a couple of times. So far no father ever comes all the way into the room.
Hmmm, just like her mom, about 1/2 way through her name she gets a girl. Meet Pixey. Not a ton of new letters in that name, but it would give us the X. I couldn’t figure out a good P name that had an x, and I want this to be the generation we get rid of the x.
Back at home Zophi decides to imitate her mom and dresses just like her. I noticed Isla is also doing this now. I’m guessing it’s a part of the celebrity, that people will start to dress like you.
Luckily she realizes it just isn’t here and switches back to her normal clothing. Just in time too because it’s Zax birthday. He is missing 2 skills. One in imagination and one is thinking. That’s ok, he’ll get Happy Toddler at least.
Welcome to childhood little Zax. I do not think I have given him a make-over yet, so I will get a close up of him then.
Kynzie decides one more time to try and head out into the public. She visits two different locations. It is now Winterfest, and while Kynzie has been asked for hugs, no one seems to want a selfie. Is there a trick to this? Do they need something specific? It’s getting a little frustrating that no one will ask, and just offering ones doesn’t meet the requirement.
While out, Kynzie also participating in a karaoke competition that she did not win. I forget Kynzie is NOT a singer. Just listening to her in my headphones was bad enough.
And with that will wrap it up for today. Next time we will see the family celebrate Winterfest, and maybe, just maybe they will finally have the money to move into the elusive beach house. I sure hope so, because it would be great to have them there for the water being so nearby.
But right before we go, we got some grow up notifications for Kevin’s two daughter. Kendra grew up into a teenager and little Evelynn grew into a child.
Kendra has the Ukupanipo eyebrows for sure. She is an interesting looking sim, and Evelynn looks a lot like her mom. I’m interested to see what Yuri’s baby looks like. Maybe next time.