Latte Game – Generation 3.08

Generation 3.07 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Easton: ….and what is wrong with that?

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

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

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

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

Halix: I’m a vampire….hsssss

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

Halix: Can I be a vampire?

No, no you cannot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halix: You made the outfit.

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

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

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

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

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

Generation 3.07 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.09

Latte Game – Generation 3.07

Generation 3.06 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Zoph, Halix. How’s the garden?

Zophi: The garden is thriving, and getting big.

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

Zophi: Yes, it’s comfortable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generation 3.06 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.08

Latte Game – Generation 3.06

Generation 3.05 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.07

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generation 3.05 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.07

Latte Game – Generation 3.05

Generation 3.04 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.06

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

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

Ukupanipo: She got old, like me

Yes she did, time will do that to you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amarja: *hehe, puppy puppy*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halix: ….ohha, yeah, that’s funny.

Halix, who you talking to?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generation 3.04 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.06

Latte Game – Generation 3.04

Generation 3.03 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.05

Welcome back to the Latte’s! It’s good to see you again and we have another action packed update for you. Last time we were with the family little Hjordis grew up into a toddler and baby Amarja was born. That means we still have L, I, and X to go. To wrap up last entry we had some family holidays and Ixael grew up and moved out on his own. Let’s check in on the family now.

To start us off Zax called and invited us down to GeekCon and we decided to bring as much of the family with us as we could. So Oxkar, Ember, and Ixael also joined us for today’s events.

The family had a good time chatting, playing games, we even picked up some swag for fun. Overall it was a good day for everyone. The extended family continues to try and keep this whole family connected and it’s sweet.

Because I had kept forgetting before we also took this time go stop by the Straud house and flag the rest of the Straud kids. No marriage or babies for any of these kids. Especially since, in looking at gallery pictures, Orion and Opal appear to be both vampire and mermaid.

Easton spends a little extra time at the house getting to know is mother-in-law’s twin and some of her kids. This family will be around for a long time to come, probably for forever, since it’s made up of mostly vampires, but Zorah and Christine are human and will eventually pass on.

We then get some fun extended family updates. It looks like both Pixey and Oxkar are going to be having kids. These kids will be decently close in age to their cousins, Hjordis being a toddler now and Amarja just being born.

This one is a little harder to take. Kendra, as you may remember, is Kevin’s oldest daughter. Being the eldest son of Kynzie it makes sense that Kendra would be reaching her elder years. She is, however, on the same level of the family tree as Mikel (Ember’s son) who is still a toddler. When you have big family this happens, but it still feels crazy.

Anyway, back to our main family. Easton is continuing to work on his aspiration and keep his body in tip top shape. He, after all, is an astronaut, or working towards being one and needs to stay in good physical condition.

Halix, for her part is working with her daughter on her skills. Skills have been a little tough for Hjordis. She gets sad often, which seems odd with her Wild trait, but so be it. She doesn’t mind working blocks with mom though.

Another quick family update to stay Ember will only have the two sons, Ethan and Mikel for she is now an elder. All of Kynzie kids are elders, and Kevin of course passed last update.

Harvey has always been a good grandpa, and his good charisma makes him a good storyteller. Hjordis looks like she is trying so hard to keep her eyes open.

Oxkar invited Zophi to a party on the cliffs. Everyone in the family was super worn out from life so I sent Zophi by herself. We arrive and Ukupanipo is already there, and Zophi chats and dances the night away.

I’m pretty sure I saw a ghost head over this way and then saw this. That looks ominous. The bonfire just started up after that, but was the ghost a sacrifice?

Whatever the cause, this guy enjoyed his fire dancing immensely. It was great fun to watch him. About this time Zophi decided to take a nap on a bench and the crowd went a little crazy when Kynzie’s ghost also made an appearance.

Ixael also stopped by and of course Zophi had show him pictures of the babies. Hjordis was an active toddler now, and Ixael hadn’t been by since Amarja was born. It was a fun night for Zophi and she went home tired but happy.

Back at home everyone was having dinner together, well every except for Amarja of course. The family is beginning to run out of leftovers a little bit, so Zophi might need to cook up some more food soon.

The grandparents have been a terrific help to Halix and Easton. They would barely need to lift a finger if they didn’t want to. Both Harvey and Zophi are at level 9 parenting and I would love have one of them max it.

Looks like Nick’s eldest daughter if now a teen. That’s probably good as she has a little brother, Ivan, and their mom just passed last updated and Nick isn’t exactly a spring chicken himself.

Zax invites his dad over to hang out for a bit, and since no one in the family had met his new wife yet. So Harvey went over and got to know Kayleigh a bit better.

Our nightly family updates come in and we discover that Zax and Kayleigh are actually expecting now. We also get word that Oxkar has gotten married. This is not the same woman that he got pregnant. I went and searched out where they were, and they live in the same neighborhood, only a few streets away from each other.

It was a good thing Harvey visited Zax when he did, because early the next morning he let us know, his time was finally up. I had given him lost of youth potion, but he managed to top the athletic career, maxed fitness, and managed to end with 9 traits (Quick Learner, Goofball, Kleptomaniac, Self-Absorbed, Shrewd, Shameless, Gym Rat, Great Kisser, and Antiseptic) and he managed to complete 1 aspiration (Fabulously Wealthy.) He was a successful guy and will be missed.

While the family is across the hall mourning for Harvey, Amarja is in the other room growing up into a toddler. She is adorable and almost all Easton. She got his blond hair, and blue eyes.

Here is a closer picture of her. She has her mom’s complexion, but at the moment she takes after Easton the most. She is adorable though and get the Charmer trait.

A few hours later the family gets notified of yet another tragedy in the family. He might have been evil, but Yuri was always there for his siblings. Any family event he almost always attended, at least for a little bit, and had a great relationship with most of his siblings, and his nieces and nephews.

And that is coupled with additional happy news. What a roller coaster of a morning….this all happened within a handful of sim hours. Yes, Halix is expecting baby L. There is room for multiples, so we are going to be hoping for a single baby.

Halix heads over to tell Easton the news, and at first his face looks like he doesn’t quite believe her, or that maybe he’s suspicious of it in some way, but in the end he is happy about the news.

Pixey calls after the news of both her father and her uncle reach her and invites all of her siblings over to mourn together and take comfort from each other. The girls are the last to leave and it seems to have done the family some good.

Back at home the girls continue to be adorable. Hjordis is about a day away from growing up and just needs a bit more communication and imagination. It might not have been easy, but she should reach top-notch.

I love that toddlers can play together. They are just too cute, and probably some of the more diverse genetics in siblings we’ve seen for a bit. I’m happy to have blonde in the mix now.

Our next set of family news is for birthdays. Yuri’s eldest daughter, Yenifer, is now an adult, and Ember’s youngest, Mikel is now a child. Ember just became and elder this play session, so he should be a YA or older before she is gone.

Halix gets herself another promotion. She is flying her way up the music career and might actually make it to the top before she turns to elder at this rate.

New cousins are here as well. Pixey had a little girl named Paula and Oxkar’s fling had a little girl as well, which was named Olivia. I’m curious if Oxkar will start having kids with his wife now.

All of these kids put Zophi over the required 4 grandkids and she completed her aspiration finally. I had it in my mind it was all up to Halix, not even thinking that if her siblings had kids that would also count. Zophi (who apparently decided to die her hair back to brown) chose her next aspiration as Master Chef. Time for some family dinner parties.

And we end this update on a bit of a sad note in the notification that Nick has also passed away. It has been quite the roller coaster of emotions this update. Happy and sad have happened and everyone in the family will take their time to mourn their loved ones. Next time we will see Hjordis become a child, and see the appearance of Baby L. I hope you will join us then.

For fun, here is a close up of the two non-family members who added to the family. To the left is Oxkar’s fling, Imane Jaouad. One the right is the man whom Pixey got together with and his name is Gil Underwood.

In other family portraits, on the left is Robyn Villareal, Oxkar’s wife that he married earlier in the round. On the right is Nick’s daughter Natalie. I actually gave her slightly nicer eyebrows as she had super thin, very high on her forehead eyebrows and it just looked weird. She is very unique looking.

Thanks for sticking with me through this decently long post. There was so much going on I didn’t want to just cut the update so I hope you didn’t mind a little extra today. See you next time!

Generation 3.03 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.05

Latte Game – Generation 3.03

Generation 3.02 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.04

Greetings from the Latte’s! The family is growing more every day. When we were last with the family Halix and Easton got married in a lovely, although cold, ceremony at the park. Shortly after Halix was pregnant with the newest baby of the family. There were promotions, we celebrated Winterfest, and Halix finally had baby Hjordis. Let’s see how it’s going now.

Zophi heads up the moment little Hjordis needs something and feeds her a bottle. Having grandparents around to help with the baby is just wonderful. Zophi has high parenting skills too.

Ixael is getting ready to grow up soon. I will miss him when he’s gone, he’s been a fun sim, but we also need the space in the house. I have no doubt, however, with as close as this family is, that we will see him all the time.

Easton comes home with a promotion and he is on his way to getting through the astronaut career. I haven’t ever played this one, so I’m looking forward to see how he does.

Zax called and asked his mom to join him at a club. She brought Harvey as well and wouldn’t you know, Kynzie and Ukupanipo’s ghosts were there too. It was like a small family reunion and everyone had a good time. At the end of the night we even met Ember as well.

We have 4 more pregnancies we need to get through with these two, so there is no time like the present. I do love these two and want to see what all their kids look like.

We got the update to let us know Ember’s baby, Mikel is now a toddler. We will show you a better look at him at the end. She has had some cute little kids.

It’s time for Ixael’s birthday as well. He is now a YA. Ixael adds Glutton to his traits, and gets a job in Business. Then he moves out on his own. We will miss having his help with the baby, but he moves into the world rather quickly. I didn’t happen to catch the notice, but when I was looking at households shortly after he was already there.

Being retired, well she sold her restaurants, and needing more grandkids to make any headway on her aspiration, Zophi starts the process of upgrading items around the house.

Halix gets another promotion and is working her way up the music career fairly quickly. I’m hoping she will max it without too much trouble, and her aspiration is at the point where she needs to write songs, so that will take a bit of time.

Halix wakes up and tells me, and then Easton, that she is, in fact, pregnant with their next baby. Baby A is on the way, and I’m excited to see what they will look like.

Nick’s son grew up, and then in sad news Kevin has passed away. The whole family is going to be sad for quite a while with this one. Kevin will be missed, but he outlived 2 wives, and raised 3 children.

New Years comes around and the family is invited over again. Everyone was still sad about Kevin’s passing, but they all come together to celebrate with a meal and conversation.

Nick heads up and takes care of baby Hjordis. Having two decently young kids of his own I’m sure he’s used to taking care of babies. We also see Kendra was invited and came as well.

Once most of the family has left for the night everyone gathers and watches the countdown to the New Year. Everyone had a good holiday, and made resolutions. Zophi, Halix, and Easton all resolved to earn skills, and Harvey had the resolution to get a promotion.

So I saw this and was confused. What happened to this shell to make it start stinking? I zoomed in to make sure I saw a stink cloud and sure enough, I did. Then I turned the camera, and oh, it was an abandoned cupcake.

It’s birthday time for baby Hjordis and she grows up into a toddler. I apparently paused right as the baby form was still spinning and toddler form was just coming to the ground.

Here is baby Hjorids as a toddler. She is very cute, and her eyes are not from the Latte’s. I went back and checked and no one has had this color eyes. Perhaps from the Wilde side? Hjordis gains the Wild trait.

First things first, right before the makeover, Halix takes Hjorids down to learn the first level of potty skill. Gotta get started early with that one.

Easton has reached the final level of his body builder aspiration, but he needs more fitness skill and needs to be in peak performance. So he heads out to initially do an energetic yoga routine.

Zophi puts little Hjordis to bed with a story. Having read stories to so many kids at this point Zophi is a pro at this by now.

Harvey comes home with a final promotion. He finally did it, he reached the top of the Athletic career and is a Hall of Famer. This also gave him the resolution he made as well.

We got a family update and it looks like Zax finally got married. She is pretty and we’ll see if they end up having any kids. Zax has been an adult for a bit already but we’ll see. Pixey is also now an adult.

Final update was that Nick’s wife has passed away. It’s amazing the extension of life that being a mermaid/merman provides to the extended family so far.

Halix is also a good parent, and she reads to little Hjordis as well. They also play with the dollhouse together as well. Hjordis didn’t show up much in the update, but she is a busy little girl.

Hi you two, how is it going?

Zophi: We are discussing the family reunion

That is today, that’s right.

Halix: Yeah, we are inviting everyone we can.

We had much of the family over and they spent time eating, drinking kava together, and just talking and discussing. Most of the cousins were invited, although no one knows Yuri’s adopted daughter enough to invite her.

Zophi continues to be a wonderful grandma and gives our little Hjordis a bath. I love her little pigtails, she’s so cute!

Easton gets himself a new promotion and is slowly working his way up the ladder. I don’t think he should have any major problems reaching these goals.

Ukupanipo is out again and talking with his granddaughter. She is getting pretty big and should be giving birth to our newest Latte soon. I’m not sure why Uku is sad, but ghosts flit between moods really easily it seems.

Yeah, remember how I said she was close, well Easton and Halix woke up SUPER early in the morning with Halix in labor. It’s time for baby A to make an appearance. Halix’s needs are super high, so we just have the baby at home.

We have a new little girl! Her name is Amarja. Yes, I know there are lots of A’s, but every other letter is new. We do not have M, R, or J yet, so this felt like a good name. Welcome Amarja.

As Amarja was starting to make her appearance we got the notice that the 3 Straud kids are now all YA’s, and it will be time to go flag them, but that will be next update. For now this feels like a great place to close. We have room for 2 more kids at the moment so will be working on baby L soon.

Until then, here is a quick look at Zax’s wife. Apparently I caught her with her eyes closed, but she is pretty and I hope they have some kids together.

Then here are two of the cousins. First is Mikel, Ember’s youngest son with her husband Juan and then next to him is Ivan, Nick’s youngest who is now a child. Ember could potentially have additional children, but with the passing of Nick’s wife it’s unlikely he’ll have any more. Isla is the only one of Kynzie’s kids to not end up having kids of their own, Zorah and Zophi (the twins) having the most with 9 between them (the 3 Zorah had plus adopted daughter). Kevin had the 2 and then his adopted daughter as well. Everyone else has had 2 kids.

Generation 3.02 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.04

Latte Game – Generation 3.02

Generation 3.01 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.03

Welcome back to the Latte house. The last time we visiting Halix got engaged to the handsome Easton Wilde and was ready to start her time as the bearer of lettered children. Zophi managed to max her culinary career and Harvey just needs a little more time.

So let’s hop right in. We’ve all been invited to the wedding anyway, so we are going to head right to the park (that I didn’t realize wasn’t the one I wanted until we were there.)

The entire family was invited, everyone Halix knew. You can see Oxkar, Pixey, Zax, and Ixael of course. Zophi and Harvey are obviously there, but then we also had Nick, Vince, Kendra, Yenifer, Kevin, Zelphi, Opal, Orion, and Christine. I don’t think Zorah made it, and I don’t think Halix knew Isla or Ember enough to invite them, and I know she didn’t know Yuri.

While it was a cold wedding day the wedding was beautiful and the reception was a lot of fun for everyone. There was chatting and hugging, the vampires mostly stayed indoors of course, and lots of drinking and some eating.

This, however, has to be one of my favorite pictures. Vince is apparently THAT GUY at a wedding, having not dressed up at all. His dad, Kevin, looks annoyed and like he wants to sink into the floor. Pixey and Ixael don’t look impressed either, and Vince doesn’t seem like he cares for their judgement. Everyone else just ignores him. It’s just like a real life wedding.

A moment together for the happy couple. I already love these two and am so happy for them. Of course, when the party wound down we got the message about moving them together. I said yes, the window went away and everyone started to head home and Easton was not a part of the household. Second time that has happened in this save.

Luckily once everyone went home we just invited Easton over to the house and asked him to join the household and he moved into the beach house with his wife. I have been debating if I leave the other Wilde guys here, and I think I will just for fun.

So Easton, as we mentioned before, wants to be a bodybuilder. That is his aspiration, so he heads to the gym to get that first milestone out of the way. In the background I spy other Latte’s.

Sure enough Oxkar is there and looked like he was giving Pixey some pointers on the treadmill, and Zax is talking with Ember, who is pregnant again you might remember. Gotta love when you travel to another town and 1/2 the family is there too. With a family as big as the Latte’s though this isn’t surprising.

I decided, since he didn’t have a job when he first came in, that we would put Easton into the astronaut career. That seems like it would suit a body builder aspiration. His work task was to play some chess, so he sat down with his new father in law to play.

Halix has been slacking a bit on her music aspiration, so she practices the guitar for a bit. She eventually gets to level 6, which is a check mark on her way to completing the next milestone.

Then we get the news that the wedding night fun resulted in the future baby H being conceived. Halix is thrilled, Zophi will be thrilled, but what will the father to be think?

He’s surprised but not upset by the news. After all, Halix explained there were going to be at least 5 kids. Now there is currently room for 3 sims in this house, and with this family, we know that could mean multiples, but we will see what happens.

This was completely autonomous and absolutely sweet as hell. These two are a very sweet couple and I’m so happy I brought the Wilde’s in to meet Halix.

Halix goes to tell her dad the good news as well and it’s more hugs all around. This family LOVES to hug. I’ve had kids go around hugging their parents when they are kids, but this family hugs each other all the time.

I didn’t realize this update was going to get so sugary sweet, I swear I didn’t, but don’t you just love them? Harvey is studying his opponents, for work, and he appeared to be explaining things to Zophi who had brought her breakfast over to sit with her husband.

Easton might want to be a body builder, but he isn’t one yet. Maybe you shouldn’t put the treadmill up quite that high Easton. I’m surprised you didn’t get a face carpet burn from landing with your face on the belt.

He might be partially a green cloud of stink, but we send him out to get to know his brother-in-law and have him help with the school project. He still needs logic skills, and this is a logical school project.

Ember had another boy. Mikel has been born and we will see him grow up later. I’m happy for Ember she seems to be doing well.

Nick randomly came by, just walked into the house, said something to an empty bed, stood around a bit and then left. It was a little weird. I’m a bit worried about Nick, hope things are ok at home.

Breakfast and conversation, one of this family’s bread and butter interactions. They do love to sit at this bar and chat with each other. I really should upgrade the counters at some point. *spoiler: I have not.*

Easton leaves for his first shift as an astronaut. He has all he needs in order to get a promotion, but I doubt he’s had enough time to get one, but we will see. His uniform at the moment is interesting.

Halix, however, did get a promotion and this was the branching one, so we choose music of course. Halix doesn’t need to try and become a comedian.

We keep having to rearrange things in the house….it’s starting to feel like they need a bigger lot, but it also feels like we JUST moved into this house. We’ll see what I end up doing, but we managed to find room for a keyboard for Halix to work on piano.

I love multi-tasking, like having a glass of milk while you get some hydration up. Why not have your milk while you hydrate? It is pretty funny though.

It’s Winterfest again and the Latte’s go all out. They spend the morning decorating the tree, and then they invite as much family as they can over to celebrate with them while Zophi cooks up a lovely turkey dinner. We had Isla, and Oxkar, Kevin and Kendra, even Yuri showed up and participated.

Yuri even took a little time to visit his parents graves and mourn them for a bit, as did Kendra (Kevin’s oldest if you can’t remember.) It was very sweet, and seems that Yuri might have mellowed out a bit in his elder years.

Once presents were opened and everyone left for the day Ixael went into his room and did his homework. Such a good kid. His birthday will be here soon, but I think I can call his A at least 3 days old now. Halix spent some time with her guitar, and even her mom came down and listened to her.

To give Zophi something new to do in her elder years, especially while we eagerly wait the first grand baby, we got Zophi a cupcake machine. I’ve never played with it, but might as well see if we can get her baking up.

Ember’s oldest son has grown into a child, so we’ll have to go take a look at him at the end of this update. This family has gotten so big! If you haven’t looked at it you can check out the Family Tree in the link at the top or bottom of this entry and just see how much it’s grown.

And all of this can only mean Baby H is on the way. We send Halix to the hospital with Easton, who of course just sits in the waiting room on the “expensive furniture” as his moodlet said and waited for the baby to be born. I don’t think I’ve had a single father (or spouse) go into the delivery room.

It’s only 1, and it’s a little girl. We name her Hjordis, which is apparently norse for something akin to swords woman. I might have that kind of wrong, but I want to get that J out of the way next, and this adds a few more letters too. I’m excited to see what she looks like as she grows up.

With that we will wrap up this entry as it’s getting a little long. Next time we will see how these guys fair with the baby and we will see Ixael grow up and move out as well. I will miss having him around. Hopefully we will also get Harvey to the top of his career.

Before I got, here is a quick look at Ember and Juan’s eldest son, Ethan. He’s a cutie and appears to be a good mix of his parents. He has the Child of the Ocean trait, which seems to fit a merman pretty well.

Generation 3.01 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.03

Latte Game – Generation 3.01

Generation 2.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.02

Hello and welcome to generation 3, already. It feels like just yesterday I was pulling my hair out trying to manage Kynzie and all the kids. This family has grown and changed so much since then. So last entry Ixael became a teen and Halix eventually grew into a YA. Zophi joined Harvey as an elder and Harvey worked to get the skills he needed to finish the Athletic career, and a lot of cousins also grew up.

We will start this update with a small gathering that actually occurred right at the end of the last update. After Zax’s birthday party we headed over to the Straud house to flag Zelphi. No babies for her. We also spent some time chatting with the other cousins for a bit.

As you might remember, we were not meeting anyone interesting for Halix in town and while we could keep searching I decided to bring in some “new blood” so to speak, some Wilde blood if you will. Yes, I downloaded 3 of the suitable (for this family at the moment) Wilde boys from Mojo’s Wilde ISBI. So we brought in Bellamy, Easton, and Austin and we will see if Halix hits it off with any of them.

We moved them into the house right across the bay and Halix headed over to meet these potentially suitors. None of them have bad traits and I will be ok with any of them.

After a friendly introduction to all of them Easton is clearly ahead. With one interaction they were friends. Same interaction with the other two (literally did the same interaction with all 3) were just slivers of a relationship. Easton Wilde, you are the winner.

After meeting and flirting a little with Easton Halix needed to go home. She autonomously decided to hop on the treadmill and work out some. She is super skinny already but that’s ok. Since Easton wants to be a body builder maybe she wants to keep up with him.

Meanwhile, we got a couple updates on the family. Nick’s wife is now an elder just like him, and his daughter is now a child. She looks rather adorable, but we will give you a picture of her later.

The gnomes have gathered, so that can only mean one thing. HarvestFest is here again. I have fed another Youth Potion to Harvey as he is not quite up his performance level at work to get that final promotion yet, and with the holidays being here he didn’t have enough days.

Harvey did, however, manage to max his fitness with his morning swim today. That means he has everything he needs officially for that final promotion. He just needs time now.

We invite over the Wilde boys for dinner and Austin decides to eat into the kids room, even though there are still a couple open spots at the table. Everyone enjoys getting to know everyone and chatting away.

It was time for an official date with Easton, so Halix invited him to Windenburg and they sat and chatted for a bit.

Then Kynzie’s ghost showed up. The look on Halix’ face seems to say, oh come one grandma….not now. Hehe, grandpa Ukupanipo also “walked” in downstairs about this time too.

See, and while I forgot to turn the UI on, he had a thought bubble about Kynzie and fist pumped. Apparently he was super excited to see his wife out at the club.

Back to the date, Easton decided to give Halix a romantic gift of a flower with a poem. It was very sweet, and these two are pretty cute I gotta say.

We have the first kiss! Halix was ready for it, and Easton was receptive. These two are going to have the chance to make some super cute kids I think. Zophi needs Halix to get married and have 4 kids to reach her aspiration, and luckily Halix will have 5 pregnancies.

This picture both made me mad and laugh at the same time. It took Kynzie FOREVER to get anyone to ask her for a selfie. Now that she is a ghost apparently the other ghosts are more accommodating. The date ended shortly after this, and Halix really needed to go home for some rest.

So now some more family updates. Ember is pregnant again, I don’t know that I caught the update that baby Ethan grew into a toddler. *Spoiler, I did find it later, it was mixed in with the pictures from Halloween and got missed…whoops.* I don’t think I did, but I’ll show him to you later, also Nick’s son, Ivan, is now a toddler.

Zax called him mom and wanted her to come over so Zophi and Harvey headed over. This family is still incredibly close and one of the first things Zax does is give his dad a hug. They hang out for a while and then head home.

Ixael got his high school A. Way to go Ixael! I think he has at least 4 days before growing up so I think he will count as the A for 3 days. We’ll see how it goes.

Easton invited Halix to the pet park. He is a dog lover….which might mean we will add a puppy to the crazy Latte mix, but we’ll see. Halix met a pup while she was there but it was a fairly short hang out session since Halix had to go to work.

It was a good thing she did because she got a promotion. I probably forgot to mention, she is in the entertainment job. I could not remember, and apparently never wrote down, what she rolled as a job, so we just went with what makes sense for her Musical Genius aspiration.

I missed the picture of it, but Zophi came home with a promotion as well. That makes her level 10 in Culinary and she is the first to reach that, so that is some extra points for us at the end of this generation!

Ixael and Harvey spend a little time together. Ixael doesn’t look like he’s enjoying it all that much, but I swear they were chatting just a second before this picture was taken.

I had almost forgotten that Ixael wasn’t quite a Llamacorn Scout, so I had him go grill some food and it was enough to push him over the edge. I love that grilling gives you Outdoor Adventure points, since we don’t have a good fishing spot near us.

I like when the family uses the bar stools together. In a family of 4 the table just seems so big sometimes. I believe Halix was out sleeping in the ocean to get some energy and hydration up. I love that mermaids can do that.

Pixey came by for a visit and Halix was happy to see her sister. They are the only girls this generation in this part of the family, but the do have a fair amount of female cousins.

Ah, Pixey is here to check out meet her sisters beau. Gotta make sure he’s good enough to be a part of the Latte’s. With a family as close as these guys are I would actually expect this.

Well, if this isn’t enough to chase Easton away I think he’s a keeper. I forget at times that Halix is eccentric, and while that isn’t necessarily why she dances this way, it is a fun trait that can very interesting to play with. He stays around and the two head out for a swim.

When Easton didn’t run away after swimming with a mermaid (not that I’m entirely sure he noticed) Halix decided it was time. Down on one knee, she went and asked the big question. He, of course, said yes! We will hold a wedding next time.

Ixael went on a little mini-vacation to Granite Falls since his aspiration is all about the outdoors. We aren’t going to make much progress, but he did collection some insects that we put in the house in the hopes of completing a new collection sometime.

That feels like a good place to wrap up this update. Next time we will start with the wedding of Halix and Easton. I’m excited to share that, but I don’t want to make this update any longer than it already is. So let’s take a quick look at the cousins.

This is Ethan on the left, Ember’s son. On the right is Ivan, Nick’s son. I would say the Latte genes are pretty strong since these boys certainly look like they could be related to me. Ethan is wild, and Ivan is Silly, they are both, of course, mermen.

This is Nick’s daughter Natalie. She looks so much like her dad it isn’t even funny. She has his eyes. She is Ivan’s older sister, so Ivan got more of their mom in him. And one more picture just for fun, because I found this guy just scrolling through the people in the manage worlds… I just couldn’t not share. Enjoy and I will see you all next time.

Generation 2.14 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.02

Latte Game – Generation 2.14

Generation 2.13 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.1

Welcome to the Latte’s latest update! The family is happy to have you back visiting and this will be the last post before our next heir, Halix, takes over the family. Last time we saw Ixael reach his childhood aspiration and Halix worked on her scouting badge. Let’s see how things go this time.

Ixael’s newest aspiration is the Whiz Kid aspiration. He’s already up to level 8 or 9 in mental skill, so it made the most sense to work on first. Zophi, being the good mom she is, read to him for a couple of hours.

We get the fun news that a new little bear Latte is on the way. Ember is pregnant and the last of the kids to have kids I believe. She is the youngest of course, so we will see how many kids she ends up having.

We also get a look at Nick’s baby girl, who is now a toddler. She is a cutie, but I’ll give you a better picture at the end of this update. I’m happy for Nick. He might have gotten started late, but he seems happy.

Halix works on repairing the speaker in the dinning room. She is working through some of the initial milestones for her Musical Genius aspiration and should be able to get a decent start on it before becoming a YA.

Ixael comes home with his A in elementary school! Way to go Ixael. I’m very happy for him, and that gives us some points as well. Additionally, Halix certainly has had her A for 3 days, so I will likely count those points for her.

So this picture is just to say, I love this outfit on Halix! She loos adorable. Also, Zophi has taken to watching cooking on TV and has now maxed both cooking and gourmet cooking. We are going to miss her making meals for the family.

Halix finally got that final point for the Get Fit badge and is now a full Llamacorn scout, so she now has scouting aptitude. Very happy she finally reached this level. Not sure why it took so long.

I had slacked a little on working on Ixael’s aspiration, but Zophi sat down with him and played some chess so we got through that initial milestone. Only a little bit further to go. Gotta focus and do homework now.

Ixael is now on the last milestone, where he needs to make potions, and get to mental level 10. He’s almost through, just needs a little bit more mental work. Ixael should finish this second aspiration without issue.

Sure enough, shortly after that last picture was taken, I got the notice. Ixael completed 2 aspirations as a kid. He chooses Artistic Prodigy for the next one, although he’s not going to reach it.

Aww, look, Nick is going to have another baby. He may be an elder, but hopefully he’ll live long enough to watch his kids grow up some.

Harvey has almost maxed the fitness skill. I’m not sure that means he should be swimming with an umbrella. It can’t be easy.

Halix met this kid at school, he’s older than her though and becomes a YA the next day after this picture. I’m trying to keep an eye open for a spouse for her since we are going to need someone.

It’s now Ixael’s birthday. Zophi bakes up a cake and Ixael comes over to blow out the candles and becomes a teen.

It was also Zophi’s birthday and she is now an elder. I will miss her when all is said and done but I send Ixael over to get a bit of a make-over and also give a small make over to Zophi.

Here is Ixael after his make-over. He adds Kleptomaniac to his traits, and also gets the Mental and Socially gifted traits as well. He has 3 badges left to reach being a Llamacorn scout and then he will have Scouting Aptitude.

Vince is now a YA. That means we will need to go flag him soon. All of Kevin’s kids are now YA. Meanwhile Nick and Ember are still having kids.

We send Halix out to start taking care of the garden. Many of these tasks will start falling to her as she gets older and starts to take over the heirship.

This is a good look at Zophi’s makeover. We changed her hair some, and just gave her a bit more of a hairstyle that seemed to fit where she is in life now. She is still at level 9 in her career and she is close to maxing it.

Halix sits down and works on her journal writing, meanwhile Ixael works on his homework. Halix has her A already, but Ixael is sitting at a B so far.

Halix is working on guitar. She is getting better and better and has managed to get through two milestones of her musical genius aspiration so far. I love her face as she plays. She’s a uniquely pretty sim.

Pixey calls Halix and invites her down to the romance festival. We bring Zax, Oxkar, Yenifer, and Ixael with us as well. They spend time drinking the punch, talking with people and hanging out. Nothing too exciting happens.

Ember has her baby. A new baby boy Latte is here, and we will see Ethan later once he is a toddler. It’s about here we get the notice that Halix is ready to grow up soon.

We head over to Kevin’s apartment and flag Vince. He isn’t too thrilled with the idea, but I don’t overly care. They spend some time hanging out with everyone.

As Ixael heads home we spy this box and have Halix go search for a snow globe. We also take time to grab the posters that are around really quickly.

Right as I get ready to send her home we spy this sim. He’s kind of cute, also is a teen getting ready to be a YA. They chat for a bit and hit it off ok, but I’m not sure he is her great love.

He does come home with her after school the next day however, but their relationship actually starts to drop a fair amount, so that seals it. This is not Halix’ great love story.

Oh look most of the Staud kids have grown up into teens, including Christine, whom they adopted last entry I believe. The only one missing is Zelphie from this list.

Oh I spoke too soon. There is Zelphie, and she is now a YA as well which means it’s time to go flag her as well.

We have one final notice that Nick’s newest baby has arrived and it’s a little boy named Ivan. We will have to see what Ivan looks like as a toddler soon enough.

Zax invites us to his birthday party, so we bring the whole family and Pixey as well to make it so all the family is there. When we arrive we find that Nick, Ember, Isla, and Yenifer are also there for the party. A good time was had by all, and it happened to be spooky day so there was even a couple trick or treaters.

On our way out of the party Halix also grew up into a YA. She adds the Materialistic trait and I believe she got Good Manners and Responsible as well. It’s time for the next generation to take over. I’m very excited. So with that, we will call this update complete!

This is Nick’s daughter Natalie. She is a cutie, and I can see a lot of Nick in her. I’m excited to see what his son looks like now.

Here is Orion, in both human and vampire form. He is the only son of Zorah and Vlad. He’s not a horrible looking sim, although his vampire side is certainly darker.

This is Orion’s twin Opal. She is actually rather pretty for a Straud. She looks a lot more like her mom and is apparently going for the “party vampire” look.

Finally here is Christine. She was adopted by the Straud’s a bit ago and has also grown up into a teen now. She is just a normal sim, and I have to believe her growing up has been interesting.

So now that we have come to the end and checked out all the cousins let’s take a quick look at score.

Points for letters: 5 (K) + 4 (Y) + 1 (N) + 30 (Z’s) + 1 (O) + 3 (P) + 4 (H) = 48 Points
Top of the Career: 5 Points
– Ukupanipo: Conservationist
A Lifetime of Aspiring: 15 Points
– Beach Life: Ukupanipo
– Nerd Brain: Uupanipo
– Fabulously Wealthy: Harvey
Skilled Sims: 52 Points
– Cooking: Ukupanipo, Zophi
– Fitness: Ukupanipo
– Logic: Ukupanipo
– Parenting: Kynzie
– Video Gaming: Kynzie
– Creativity (child): Kevin, Yuri, Isla, Ember,
– Mental (child): Nick, Pixey, Halix, Ixael
– Social (child): Ixael
– Gourmet Cooing: Zophi
Collections: 1 Points
Paintings: 0 Points
Matriarchy: 2 Points
Helicopter Parent: 81 Points
– Toddler Skills Maxed: Kevin (5), Yuri (4), Nick (4), Zorah (5), Zophi (5), Isla (5), Ember (4), Zax (3), Oxkar (4), Pixey (5), Halix (5), Ixael (5)
– Watcher made it through
– Child Aspirations Met: Kevin, Yuri, Nick, Isla, Ember, Pixey, Halix, Ixael (x2)
– Age Child Up Early
– A’s: Kevin, Yuri, Nick, Zorah, Isla, Ember, Zax, Oxkar, Pixey, Halix, Ixael
– Teen A’s for 3 days: Halix
– Teen jobs maxed
Let the Public Decide: 5 Points

Total Score: 209

Well the score really jumped up from the last time. It’s very cool to see how much can be done with this family. Well that’s it for now and we will see you next time when Halix takes over!

Generation 2.13 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 3.1

Latte Game – Generation 2.13

Generation 2.12 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.14

Hello and welcome back to the Latte’s! Last time we announced Halix as our next heir to this Name Game and had Zax, and Oxkar move out and start their own lives. We held a family reunion and got all of Zophi’s siblings together, and saw Halix grow into a teen.

All right, so with that bit of a recap out of the way let’s go check in and see what is up with the family this time. I’m so happy to be playing them again.

We start off instantly with the notice that Zorah is now an elder. No more little Straud babies for her. The 3 is probably plenty, although they will be flagged once they are YA’s.

Pixey is hanging out and worked on a painting while chatting with her mom. For some reason in my mind she was already moved out in this picture, but she wasn’t yet. Pixey is still a teen.

Inside the house Halix is working on her homework and Ixael is working on his Arts and Crafts badge in scouting. Harvey is helping out Halix with her homework.

Then it’s time for Halix to work on her Keep Fit badge. For some reason this one has been tough for her to complete. You would think that swimming as a mermaid would help, but apparently not.

It was Spring Fling again, and this time the family completes the egg collection. That give us some points for a completed collection as long as we display them in the house.

The eggs were sitting all around the house so we set up some shelves in the toddlers room and set up all the eggs. I put the lighted eggs on the bottom shelf.

The kids tend to be up fairly late as Zophi is out at work. Grandpa Ukupanipo came out to haunt and the kids spent some time chatting with him.

Harvey still needs to get his fitness up the rest of the way, so he works out with Zophi. I worry about him sometimes as I don’t want him to go prematurely but usually they swim and that doesn’t wear him out as much.

Ixael is working hard on his social butterfly aspiration. He invites all the kids he’s managed to meet enough to get into his relationship panel over to watch some TV and hang out. I have never reached this aspiration, but there is a first time for everything.

Pixey tries to make herself a cake, but managed to set the stove on fire at the same time. Thank you so much Pixey!

It’s not a great cake, and we had to replace the stove as well, but then it’s time for Pixey to grow up into a YA and start out on her own.

Pixey adds Romantic to her Self-Assured and Perfectionist traits. Adds Good Manners and Responsible to her traits for getting those Character values and moves out on her own.

Ixael still had his classmates over as Pixey heads off to her own future. They were all building sandcastles out on the beach. I believe both Harvey and Zophi were at work and weren’t able to say goodbye yet, but she’ll be back.

Zohpi comes home with a promotion. She is up to level 9 in her career now and has all the things she needs for that final promotion. It’s just a matter of time now.

Kynzie comes out to visit and soak up some moon rays. It sort of cracks me up to see a ghost “sun bathe” like this when it’s night time.

Kevin stops by for a visit, and the face’s he was making were just priceless. Zophi is still very close with all of her siblings, and I believe Halix will be much the same with hers. I think even Yuri is in the best friend range now.

Ixael continues to work on his friendships with kids. It takes so much work to build up friendships. I know cloud/star gazing helps and they did that as well. I have also learned that photos help a lot too. So after chatting for a bit, we do some photos.

Soon they are friends and that is one child friend down, only 2 more to go. Ixael might actually meet this aspiration, although it is a lot of work. I think this has to be my least favorite of the kid aspirations. It just takes so much more effort it feels like.

Kendra is now an adult. Of course we flagged her already as a young adult, so there shouldn’t be much more that happens with her here. If there are any of the cousins that you find yourself wanting and can let me know before they are gone I’ll gladly upload them for you.

Looks like Zorah got herself yet another daughter. This girl is one of kids that Ixael has been trying to make friends with. It seems her parents both passed away so Zorah and Vlad took her in. I guess that’s good for them, she will have a unique childhood for sure.

Oh look, everyone moved into town too. I know he doesn’t show, but Oxkar and Zax were part of the same “household” upon moving out, so they moved into Forgotten Hallow, which makes sense for Zax vampire wants, and Pixey moved into Windenburg.

Speaking of the newly moved in siblings, Pixey invited Halix out to the Strangerville bar. Zax also happened to be there, so the siblings chatted for quite a while before Halix headed back home.

We got some exciting news, Nick and his wife had a little baby girl they named Natalie. So happy for Nick. He got started super late in life, but he added a daughter to the cousins all the same.

As Halix went to leave I had completely forgotten I had her pick up one of the bikes at home a while ago. It’s nice she decided to use it to get home to Sulani.

Ixael continued his work on getting friends with more children his own age by hanging out with this girl next. I do not, at the moment, remember her name, but they cloud gazed, took pictures, and went fishing together. The fishing was partially to work on Ixael’s scouting badge, but by the end the were friends.

Back at home he hangs out with his big sister and Halix is happy to do so. They are close and share a bit more of a special connection being the youngest two of the family.

Monday brings school and new school projects with both kids work on together. Halix gets herself the A in high school she needs, but Ixael is still working on getting his.

After the school work is done Ixael invites Christine over to the house. Since she has been adopted into the family she might as well spend more time here. Ixael builds sandcastles with her and they star gaze that night.

It’s enough to put Ixael over the requirements for his aspiration and he is officially the first sim I’ve had reach this aspiration. Way to go Ixael. Next he will be working on Whiz Kid as he’s already mostly maxed his mental skill already.

Halix continues to work on her scouting badge. Not sure why it’s so difficult for her, but this workout pushes her closer and she should be able to get the scouting aptitude trait.

With that I do believe we are going to call this entry complete. We are getting closer to Halix taking over, probably one more update, and hopefully Zophi and Harvey will max out their careers next time as well.

Generation 2.12 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.14

Latte Game – Generation 2.12

Generation 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.13

Hi!!! I am very excited to welcome you back to the Latte’s! The heir poll was up and we got quite a few votes, so thank you to everyone who voted. I have missed this family and am very excited to share with you this update.

The last time we were with the family Pixey grew into a teen, Ixael was born, grew into a toddler, and then grew into a child before the heir poll. Harvey grew into a elder, Zax and Oxkar into young adults, and Ukupanipo passed away and joined Kynzie on the other side. Finally we had WinterFest and Net Years. So with that recap out of the way I know you are all wanting to know the answer to one question…..who won?

Baby Z?

Baby O?

Baby P?

Baby H?

Baby I?

*DRUM ROLL*

It is…..

HALIX LATTE!

Congrats Halix, you are our new heir to this challenge. Here is the breakdown of points for you.

Halix: 9 votes (4 Boolprop + 5 WP)
Oxkar: 3 votes (2 Boolprop + 1 WP)
Pixey: 2 votes (1 Boolprop + 1 WP)
Zax: 1 vote (1 WP)
Ixael: 1 vote (1 WP)

I’m so excited it’s Halix. Not only do I love her, but she adds some good letters! So we say goodbye to Zax and Oxkar, who were already YA’s. I have moved them out together, but you can find them individually in the gallery. For members of this family search #NameGameLattes, or to see all my sims #ciyrosesims

We start with Pixey helping out Ixael with his homework to finish up her scouting badges. She is now a Llamacorn Scout, and switches to get a job as a Lifeguard. That seemed to have made the most sense for a mermaid.

Zorah invited us out to Granite Falls, and so Zophi and Ixael went. Ixael started meeting people and fishing, with Zophi collected a few things around the area. They went home shortly after.

But not before it started raining, and Ixael managed to max the first level of social butterfly. I am so bad at this aspiration! If anyone has any hints about how to make it easier I will take any I can get. I hate this aspiration.

Back at home we get notice that Ember married a bear. Ok, so he’s not actually a bear, apparently just in a bear costume, but still. This is quite funny, but that also means all of the gen 1 kids are finally married off, even though we won’t have a ton of cousins.

Halix continues to work on her scouting badges, and should make it without too much issue. Ukupanipo haunts tonight and comes in to chat with her while she does something on the computer.

Ukupanipo also must have spent some time in the kids bathroom as nearly everything was broken. We have upgraded to unbreakable toilets now, which should help.

All right, both girls come home with A’s, and right in time too. Halix is about to grow up, although Pixey has a couple of days. I noticed teen A’s need to keep them from 3 days but I’m pretty sure it’s been last minute for everyone, so I’m only counting A’s for the kids.

It’s family reunion day, so Ember comes by, and Isla is here helping Halix and Ixael with his project for school. The rest of the siblings were invited and came too, as did Kendra, Kevin’s eldest daughter.

Halix finally masters her aspiration and chooses Social Butterfly to try and help her brother. She grows up soon so she won’t complete it.

Zophi works on grilling up some food for the family while some of the others chat. Here you can see Kevin and Nick both came as well. We will be losing some of these guys soon I would imagine. It will be sad to see the extended family start to die off.

Zorah and Yuri were her as well. The twins and Ember are the only ones not grey at this point. Zophi isn’t too far away and that means Zorah shouldn’t be either, since Zophi has had more kids.

Apparently family reunion day happened to also be the birthday of Zorah’s twins. We will have to take a look at them a little bit later, but they don’t seem TOO bad at the moment.

Zelphie also grew up into a teen on the same day as well. It was a busy day for this family and everyone was happy to have connected with the extended family some more.

Halix and Ixael are getting closer, and Ixael needs a best friend, which I thought Halix could be, but they weren’t building up relationship very quickly. I think I might need to use the picture taking thing.

Gotta love those Erratic sims. Halix has a bit of a “moment” before her birthday. Zax came by and both Zax and Pixey just seem to be unsure what to do with their little sister.

Then it was time. Happy Birthday dear Halix. That face is just something else. I’m not even sure what do with her. I love her! So Halix adds Jealousy to her Erratic trait and is now a teenager.

I gave Halix a bit of a make-over, and while I love her growing up hair, I decided to put her back in a braid. She also lost her glasses, and had nearly every outfit with some red in it, so that back her color. She, of course, wants to become a Musical Genius and will get a job in entertainment. We might need to expand the house to make some additional room.

Most of the family is together for Halix’s birthday and she and Ixael talk some more at the table. We continue to have family members calls Zophi, who is friends with all of her siblings, and Zax has asked to come over multiple times.

At the end of this day I got a notice I was not expecting to see. Nick is going to be a dad. He is fairly old at this point, and I’m surprised they are starting a pregnancy, but hopefully Nick will be able to see his baby grow up some.

I think I’m going to wrap up the update about the family here. I know it’s a little bit short, but I do want to cover the cousins a bit.

Here are Zorah’s twins with the vampire Vald. Opal turned out to be a pretty normal and cute little girl. I think she takes more after her mom, which is probably good for her. Orion also has his mom’s longer face, but I think he might take a little more after his dad. I’m interested in what they will look like as teens.

Speaking of teens, here is Zelphie. For a Vlad spawn she isn’t that bad. She won’t win any beauty contests, but it’s clear her mom’s looks are strong. I haven’t edited the kids in anyway, what they grew up in is what they got. So while Zelphie in her human form isn’t that bad……

Her vampire self is rather scary. I was shocked when I switched over to this view and saw her, and while I don’t often take pictures of the “other” forms for any of the kids, this one felt worth sharing.

Finally, here is Ember’s new husband when not in a bear outfit He is pretty handsome, and I selfishly hope they have at least a couple of kids before Ember is too old. Time will tell. Ok, I hope you enjoyed that update and look for another update following Halix as we work to get her to YA and ready to take over the challenge next time.

Generation 2.11 | Rules | Family Tree | Generation 2.13

Latte Game – Generation 2.11

Generation 2.10 | Rules | Family Tree | Heir Poll | Generation 2.12

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.