Hello and welcome back to the Meeple Monopoly! I am on a bit of a roll of playing/updating, so I hope I can keep it up a bit. If you remember last time Jewel and Alvaro welcomed little baby Pip to the family and Pip grew into an adorable little toddler.
I realized I had never really posted just a general picture of the rules for this specific generation. I have the link to the full rule list in the link at the top or bottom of this page, but this is specifically for this generation. Jewel is an artist (painter), Alvaro is a stay-at-home dad, and Pip isn’t old enough to worry about not having a job. They went on a honeymoon, and they removed the money for Pip after having him, so we are doing good so far. Let’s get into seeing what is happening with the family.
When we first are back with the family Jewel is still asleep, while Pip is up making a mess since daddy’s back is turned making breakfast. It makes sense to me that Pip would get into paint since both of his parents paint, even if only his mom is employed as a painter.
Alvaro gets busy training little Pip to use the potty. Clearly he also needs to spend some time cleaning up the house. That sink is pretty gross. Little Pip is Independent so he uses the potty by himself most of the time.
While Jewel is a work Alvaro plays dolls with Pip outside at the cardboard dollhouse they put in the front yard. Pip is getting through his skills very quickly since they live in the tiny house that they do.
Jewel and Alvaro often find themselves watching children’s programing during their dinner. It keeps Pip entertained, but since everything is in the one room after he goes to bed they don’t tend to watch anything in fear of waking him up.
Alvaro loves his little boy very much. Tucking him into bed at night Alvaro gives Pip a kiss and makes sure he’s all tucked in before being able to spend any time with Jewel. I keep hoping Risky (which I use on this save) will give them another baby again, but so far it hasn’t happened.
Later one night, once everyone but Jewel was in bed, Alvaro’s family came to visit again. This time when Jewel went out to the lights and was taken up to the ship she wasn’t as afraid. I imagine she showed around pictures of Pip around and let them know how good he was doing.
Our two boys enjoy breakfast, with Alvaro having made Pip a yogurt parfait. This might not have been the best breakfast since the sugar gave young Pip quite the sugar rush. They had to go play for a while to wear him back out.
Jewel is continuing to work on her paintings, and is getting better and better and is getting closer and closer to another promotion at her job. Most of Jewel’s paintings now sell quickly on Plopsy.
When Jewel is at work Alvaro is there to teach Pip as much as he can. They chat, play outside in the snow, slide down his slide, and together they work on building a fun little snow pal together.
Jewel comes home with another promotion. She is getting higher and higher in her job and is about 1/2 way through the job now, which means she should be choosing a path soon.
After Jewel gets home from work she is always happy to spend more time with her son. Pip is quite the cutie and really likes his slide. His independent side really shows sometimes with how proud he can be with himself.
Before everyone knew it, it was Alvaro’s birthday. Time had seemed to fly by and so the small family had a family celebration instead of throwing a bit party. Jewel baked up a cake for Alvaro and he blew out his candles.
Giving Alvaro a break from Pip’s energy Jewel let Alvaro have the house to himself while Jewel took Pip outside to play in the snow. Pip does love his dollhouse and while it would be nice to put it in the house, this is one of the areas where there is room.
Jewel loves to play with her son, and Pip loves being played with by his mom. As a side note, I love this interaction. This kid is too stinking cute, and this playtime action is just adorable.
Winterfest Eve came around and the family set up some candles and while Jewel worked on cooking up dinner for the family, Pip asked Alvaro to do flash cards with him. Alvaro was always happy to help his son learn.
When Alvaro and Jewel went out to to a Winterfest ceremony they had someone come over to watch little Pip. Next Winterfest Pip will go with them, but for this year he needed to say home.
The next day, Winterfest was there, and while the family doesn’t have the room for a tree, they do set up a nice little patch from presents and the family enjoys opening them up together. It’s a lovely Winterfest and everyone got something good.
When Father Winter came by everyone got another present and Pip sat and chatted with Father Winter. He is a very happy little boy and had a really good Winterfest. I know we might have to expand the house, but the tiny house benefits have been great.
The best gift of the day had to be Jewel’s, who got a new fridge for the family. This was great news as on Winterfest Even the fridge the family had broke and they were able to replace it.
The nanny apparently decided he really liked the family because he came by the house the next day to hang out with the family. Jewel painted while he jabbered away. While you can’t see him Alvaro was working on his charisma as well.
That will be where we end this update. There is still no sign of Jewel having another baby yet, and the rules do not state that we have to have another child, so if it doesn’t happen it won’t, but we will see. Jewel will be having a birthday soon, and Pip will be growing up into a child soon as well. I hope you will join us soon.