Chapter 5.8 – Battleground

Welcome back everybody! As I’m watching Adalind paint, I’ve just remembered that she needs to be working on photography and not painting.

But I’m trying to get her to beat Reese in the competition, but she’s fighting me lol

It did turn out to be a masterpiece tho, so 14 – 13. Reese is still ahead by one

The girls are still very close. They spend more time with each other than any other set of siblings in any of my games. And I LOVE IT! They’re so cute!!!

Reese snuck in another masterpiece while Adalind was sleeping. Score is now 15 – 13

He’s officially lost it. Although, it’s pretty cute watching him run around like that.

Adalind took the time while everyone was at work or school to FINALLY max the photography skill. That took waaaaaaaay too long to master.

And then she managed to get another masterpiece! 15 – 14

Someone broke into our house again and painted us a masterpiece! Thanks Izumi!

And then she started another one! This one wasn’t a masterpiece though…

See that plate of Garlic Noodles back there? Yeah Reese made it, then set it down, and grabbed a bowl of peas instead… what a weirdo

And it’s another Masterpiece! She’s been painting on her own without any prompting from me! So she’s tied it all up! 15 – 15

And she got another one! She takes the lead for the first time in this whole competition! 15 – 16

And then Reese said “NO WAY” and he painted one too! Tied again! 16 – 16

Obviously we’re too lazy to fix the stove. Which we need to make food.

To eat.

So we don’t starve.

And die.

Adalind snuck another one in before heading off to work. 16 – 17

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand leave it to Reese to even things out again. 17 – 17

Whoops. I forgot his birthday.

I’m sorry Reese

And to celebrate, he painted another masterpiece. (Yes, he did paint the SAME PAINTING twice in a row…) 18 – 17

Oh my goodness!! This painting is the best!!! I think this is one of my favorites!

Adalind painted another masterpiece! 18 – 18

As you can see, Adalind has a favorite painting. And I don’t care, because she’s really good at it and keeps making masterpieces with it! 18 – 19

Reese comes back though with a new one that I haven’t seen before. 19 – 19

Aaaaaaand another one. Dude’s got painting skills that obviously don’t translate into his work life…

And then he surprised me by ACTUALLY GETTING A PROMOTION! He’s now at level nine. The twin’s birthday is on Saturday. I don’t think we’re gonna make it. I’m positive that this is gonna be a house fail… but we’ll see.

Chapter 5.7 – Major Comeback

Goals update: The only things left to complete is maxing the photography and both branches of the painter career.  We’re making quick progress.

And just like that, Reese gets another masterpiece under his belt. He leads the competition 12 – 6

And we had another home invasion. At least this guy did some house work while he was here.

We bought a basketball court! Give the family something to do together

Adalind’s being a good mom and helping her kids with their homework.

She could be painting to catch up with Reese, but noooooooooooo

Reese and Adalind are getting chubby, so I got a couple of treadmills so they can get back into shape!

Chloe and Emma are inseparable! They follow each other everywhere! It’s so cute! Twin bonding for the win!

Still the best way to build fun and social. And it looks like they enjoy it too

Reese is at work, so Adalind makes her move! score is now 12 – 7

But Reese wasn’t having that, so he made one too. 13 – 7

But Adalind is determined to make a comeback

13 – 8

And another! 13 – 9

yuck. Our sink is gross.

Adalind maxed her branch of the painter career!

And She’s not enjoying it lol

And we had a little celebration

Our heir is following in her parents’ footsteps and taken up painting our floor

Reese got a promotion!

He didn’t max it, but we’ll get there

All three of these are masterpieces! She looks so proud of herself! 13 – 12

And Reese couldn’t have that, so he came back with another! 14 – 12

But Adalind is really close! She really closed that gap!

And the twins had a birthday! They are identical. So I decided to dress them differently lol

Chloe (our heir) is in the yellow and Emma is in the blue.

So this is where I’m gonna end this chapter. We have two major house goals to complete yet before the girls age up. Reese is currently at level 8 of his career, so we have to get him into high gear. And Adalind is at level 4 of the photography skill.