Chapter 7.1 – Oh No…

Hello! And Happy New Year everyone! …Even if I am almost two weeks late lol. This time last year we were nearing the end of House 5. So we didn’t make too much progress in the last year, but hopefully we’ll make lots of progress this year!

Anyway, usually a new Drifter house starts off on an empty lot. Well not house 7. House 7 starts with a little bachelor challenge (or in our case, bachelorette.) And if you read my ACTUAL bachelor challenge, you know that I swore I would never do another bachelor challenge because I was SO BORED during the last one.

Well here we are.

We kicked the rest of the family out (they’ll move back in when this part of the challenge is out) and I moved in all the guys. They’re waiting inside, so let’s meet them!

(As you can see, they all have their own color lol. I wanted something different lol)

The red head is Carmine. The one with green hair is Amazon. And the one with Blue hair is Cobalt.

…Yeah all their names reflect the color they represent lol

And here are the rest of the boys!

The one with the teal-ish hair is Keppel. The black one is Jet. The Pink guy is Kobi. And the White one is Snow.

And they’re off! I let them loose and Mia made a beeline to Keppel right away. He was the only one she talked to for the first couple hours.

The task for the first day is to try to flirt with each of the contestants. Kobi was receptive!

As was Jet. Even though Kobi was still part of the conversation lol

Cobalt was also receptive.

Amazon was the first one to respond negatively.

How rude.

Snow was happy for the attention

As was Carmine

And finally, Keppel was also receptive.

6/7 isn’t bad!

Amazon is obsessed with the gravestones. So I got rid of them.

Cobalt is a musical sim. He’s spent most of the first day in the music room.

Just so you know, they all have their own beds. Keppel just decided to go for it and hopped in bed with Mia lol

Cobalt and Kobi followed Mia to the computer so they could keep up the conversation.

Then Mia followed Kobi downstairs to watch him work out.

Then Mia tried to confess her attraction (her choice, not mine) and it did not go well

Then she went back to her computer and started a conversation with Snow

The task for day two is to throw a party. So here we go!

The party was pretty boring, I’m not gonna lie.

At the end of day two, here’s the relationship panel. Here’s how their scores break down.

Tie 1st – Keppel (Friendly 23)

Tie 1st – Kobi (Friendly 23)

Tie 3rd – Snow (Friendly 22)

Tie 3rd – Jet (Friendly 22)

5th – Amazon (Friendly 21)

6th – Carmine (Friendly 20)

7th – Cobalt (Friendly 16)

So Cobalt is out and Keppel and Kobi will both get roses.

Keppel accepts his rose!

Apparently you can only give one rose in a certain period of time, so Kobi gets a random romantic action.

And we said goodbye to Cobalt

Night 2 and Amazon hops into bed with Mia this time.

Day 3 arrives and the task today starts with a painting competition. The two with the highest scores win a two on one tomorrow and the other 4 have a group outing today.

Jet gives up his spot on the two on one so that he could pee

Amazon came in 5th place with a painting worth $93

Snow was 4th place with a painting worth $94

3rd place was Kobi with a painting worth $97

2nd place and the first spot on the 2 on 1 goes to Carmine with a painting worth $103

And 1st place and the other spot on the 2 on 1 is Keppel with a painting worth $104!

Just for fun, I had Jet go back and finish his painting. It was $100. So it didn’t matter if he finished it or not lol

So the first group outing went to a karaoke bar.

First duet went to Amazon.

They were terrible

Then it was Snow’s turn! Looks like they had fun!

Jet really got into it lol

And Kobi only had eyes for Mia

Even though he was the WORST of the four of them lol

Came home and Amazon crashed outside of the house.

Then it’s the end of day 3. Here’s how the relationships stack up!

(any romantic trumps just friendly)

1st – Keppel (Friendly 24, Romantic 14)

2nd – Kobi (Friendly 24, Romantic 6)

3rd – Jet (Friendly 25)

4th – Snow (Friendly 24)

5th – Amazon (Friendly 22)

6th – Carmine (Friendly 21)

Now since Keppel and Carmine won the painting competition, they get a free pass today. So we’re actually saying goodbye to Amazon today.

And since Keppel is still at the top the leader board, he gets the rose.

And of course he accepted.

And we kicked out Amazon.

No one joined Mia in bed on night 3 lol

Mia has been rolling whims for Jet all morning.

Took the winners out to a beach bar!

She did end up spending most of her time with Keppel.

But Carmine ended up gaining a romantic bar with Mia though!

They all started getting hungry and tired, so we called it a trip and went home

Got home and had conversations with everyone who was left behind today.

We’ve gotten to romantic relationships with all of them.

Snow started learning the Violin.

It’s terrible.

So it’s the end of day 4 and here’s the lineup.

Note: at this point is romantic over friendly for me. Friendly will break the tie

1st – Keppel (Romantic 23, Friendly 31)

2nd – Carmine (Romantic 18, Friendly 29)

3rd – Jet (Romantic 12, Friendly 29)

4th – Snow (Romantic 12, Friendly 26)

5th – Kobi (Romantic 8, Friendly 26)

So Keppel get the rose AGAIN and we say good bye to Kobi.

He accepted! I just missed the photo op with the rose lol

And we kicked out Kobi. Adios.

So we’re down to the final 4. Join us next time for the final part of this bachelorette challenge.

Chapter 6.5 – Smooth Sailing

  • Build a house worth $350k after depreciation (Completed)
    • Must also include a total of 8 beds. One of which must be a double (Completed)
  • Complete the mansion baron aspiration (Completed)
  • Produce and raise an heir to the young adult life stage.

Hello! Welcome back! Last time we finished the house and the aspiration! So the only goal left to finish is raising our heir! She’s 5 days from teenhood and then the 13 days of being a teen and we’re done!

Also, we welcome twins into the family… Yikes.

But I guess that will give me something to do while I wait for Mia to age up.

Even though the house is done, I added an activity room lol. Maybe they’ll do something besides paint for once lol

Mr. Vampire came home with a promotion!

Ghost Wren is flirty? Why? I have no idea how that happened lol

We have one surviving Lilly plant lol

Brother/Sister bonding with homework!

Well, I guess this is the worst kind of bonding…

Whoops… I forgot Chloe’s birthday… My bad.

Sadie and Gavin aged up!

And I just realized that now I need another toddler bed lol

You can definitely tell where the kids go to make messes lol

Kristian is still glued to the easels lol

I feel like peeing yourself with 4 (currently unused) bathrooms is unacceptable. Get it together, Chloe

Shayne got a promotion!

Chief Died. 😦 I’ll miss the money you brought in everyday

I didn’t forget this birthday!

And here she is after! She’s so pretty! ❤

Wren came out and joined the painting party! lol

This is actually her second painting during this haunting.

These two both came home with promotions!! Yay!

Shayne aged up.

And he looks marvelous lol

And Sadie and Gavin also aged up!

Meanwhile, Mia is still 9 days away from her birthday… *sigh*

And a few days later, I finally remembered someone’s birthday! lol

And he’s a handsome one!

Kristian is still attached to the easels lol

Homework time! They all have A’s too!

Chloe and Kristian both came home with promotions again!

They are at the same level but Chloe makes $4 more an hour lol

Then it was finally the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Mia’s birthday!

And we’re ready to tackle house 7!


Extra Bits:

Here’s Bailey Lahela. Emma and Enele’s oldest son.

And his little brother, Nolan!

Chapter 6.4 – Easy Peasy

  • Build a house worth $350k after depreciation
    • Must also include a total of 8 beds. One of which must be a double
  • Complete the mansion baron aspiration
  • Produce and raise an heir to the young adult life stage.

Hello! And welcome back! As you can see we’re still plucking away at the painting thing. I need that money!

Goal for this chapter is to finish winter lol, finish the house (currently at $211,211), and finish the aspiration (which means landscaping… my absolutely favorite thing to do…)

And maybe have another baby lol

Apparently Chloe and Shayne were already in on the baby idea. I had the game going for a few minutes when this popped up! So we have baby incoming!

Guys. She’s the most adorable! And I don’t like snow, but it’s so cute to see her playing in it!

Chloe is so engrossed in her painting that she’s not even paying a dying Dominik any mind.

He could have at least finished his painting first…

Painting assembly line in is full effect!

I built a music room! …I honestly don’t think it’ll get used unless one of the sims sneaks down there when I’m not looking. It’s merely value added to the house for me lol.

We’re currently sitting on a $260,571 value! So we only need $90000 more to reach one of the goals!

Shayne aged up! Into the wall…

But here we are again with mojo forgetting her simmie’s birthdays…

Oh hey there, Sunset Valley! Nice to see you!

Not sure it falls into the realism category though… lol

It turned out to be a masterpiece though!

Now this is a realism painting I can get behind! Wish my view outside looked like this…

We finally did the landscaping! And we skipped right to the final tier of the aspiration since we already met the requirements for the 3rd tier ($200k value and 30 windows.)

And we also already have 20 columns, so we just need to get to $350k and the aspiration is complete!

It’s baby time!

Shayne: Babe! We have to get to the hospital!

Chloe: I know! But I need a shower first!

Shayne: BABE!

I love it when our receptionists are ghosts! It always makes me laugh

It’s a boy!

Why are the boys always second to be born, tho? I’d like a male heir right now lol

But anyway! Everyone meet Cameron Swift!

Look at all those masterpieces! Kristian is literally chained to the easels when he’s not at school, so a majority of these are from him.

Thank god for vampires! lol

House value is at $305,290

I totally forgot about the bills. And when I tried to pay them, I realized that I didn’t have enough money… whoops…

So we painted all afternoon and we were finally able to pay them… geez

Emma visits us allllllll the time… Don’t you have kids at home to take care of?

Mia FINALLY had her birthday. It feels like she’s been a toddler for forever!

And she’s a cutie!

And Cameron also aged up!

Shayne got a promotion! …Finally. Took him forever it seems like…

Who am I to deny a wish for woohoo? It’s just a regular woohoo. Hopefully risky woohoo doesn’t strike!

We have 8 beds! That’s one of the requirements finished!

Cameron decided it was a better idea to curl up in the chair and sleep than to use his bed.

Weird kid

Our friendly neighborhood vampire aged up. Which is great because now he can keep painting without having to stop to go to school!

Our police chief earned a raise! Bringing home that bacon!

And then she aged up. Thanks for not leaving work early to do that.

Well that looks uncomfortable…

I added another bathroom upstairs and we’ve managed to complete the mansion baron aspiration, which includes having a home work $350k! So the only thing left to do is to age Mia up to YA! So I’m going to three speed A LOT until she’s grown! So everyone’s on freewill!

Bear with me here…

And I ended up downloading the ultra speed mod to help me out lol

…Which is broken… So I had to take it out lol

Fun fact. I didn’t know you could give toddlers baths in broken tubs.

Even on freewill they are drawn to the easels!

Especially Kristian…

lololololololololol

whoops

Chloe and Kristian got jobs since I don’t need them chained to the easels anymore. So they get to join the work force! Chloe’s off to her first day of work EVER!

Oh, they both joined the scientist career

On her second day of work, Chloe came home with a promotion!

Why didn’t I get her a job sooner?

Oh my gosh guys, he’s adorable!

Oh and it’s his birthday, obviously lol

And here he is! At least he’s still adorable!

It’s baby time!

Oh gawd… Twins… what have you done?!

*siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh*

Everyone welcome Sadie and Gavin to the family.

Aaand I’m going to end this part here. I was going to try and knock it out in this chapter, but we’re already at 42 pictures, so we’ll have to finish it in the next part. lol


Extra Bits:

Here’s Brooke! Emma and Enele’s oldest daughter and one of the twins

And here’s the other twin, Madelynn!

And here’s their little brother, Bailey!

And apparently I missed the notification for this kiddo! But here’s the youngest of the brood, Nolan!

 

Chapter 6.3 – Big Bonus

  • Build a house worth $350k after depreciation
    • Must also include a total of 8 beds. One of which must be a double
  • Complete the mansion baron aspiration
  • Produce and raise an heir to the young adult life stage.

Why hello there! Yes, we’re back with another fun filled chapter of the Swifts! We begin this wonderful chapter with Chloe and the teenage vampire, Kristian, painting. Earning us that money!

Fun Fact: The one that Chloe is painting ended up being a masterpiece.

Funner Fun Fact: Kristian’s was also a masterpiece.

Sherry here is taking care of our next heiress for us! This is the biggest perk of being able to control a whole household lol

Just a random shot of some artwork. I splattered some around the whole house to complete the “need 15 pieces of art” part of our aspiration.

And now we need landscaping. And I hate landscaping…

Emma and her husband had a baby! And it’s a boy! Feels like we haven’t had a boy in forever in this save… geez

And as it’s the fastest and easiest way to build fun, we went for some woohoo. Just regular woohoo. No try for baby woohoo. Hopefully the game doesn’t slap us with another nooboo.

Practice safe woohoo, people!

Baby sparkles only mean one thing! Toddler time!!

And she’s a cutie! I’m a little bummed that she doesn’t have black hair… She broke our streak!

With Mia’s birthday, I kicked Dominik out of the second bedroom on the main floor and converted it into Mia’s bedroom. Meanwhile, the basement got an extension with a hallway, Dominik’s new bedroom, and a bathroom.

What the actual fuck is this? Apparently this is how Dominik really feels about being kicked into the basement before he dies…

And then there’s this one. Sherry decided to bless us with the pig masterpiece.

It’s winterfest! Free stuff! Free stuff is the best stuff! …most of the time. Don’t quote me on that.

I forgot that Chloe had an urn in her inventory, so I took that out and we have our first haunting from Wren!

AND SHE’S HELPING US PAINT! HOW HAS IT TAKEN ME THIS LONG TO TAKE OUT HER GRAVE!?

Dominik got a chance card that gave him fame and promoted him to the top of the comedy career! So we got a real NICE bonus from him! Thanks Dom!

And with that money, we got better beds for the whole house! And we’re going to end on this high note! The current house value is $201,064


Extra Bits:

Here’s Brooke. One of Emma and Enele’s twins.

And the other twin, Madelynn

Chapter 6.2 – Moving Along

  • Build a house worth $350k after depreciation
    • Must also include a total of 8 beds. One of which must be a double
  • Complete the mansion baron aspiration
  • Produce and raise an heir to the young adult life stage.

 

Welcome back everyone! We’re back again! Last time we actually ended the chapter with a HOUSE! Like four walls and windows and everything!

…well everything except floor and wall coverings. lol

We begin this chapter with Chloe and Dominik hard at work painting away!

Shayne is not a fan of our first masterpiece lol

MASTERPIECE!! yus!

We got Mrs. Police Chief in on the painting action! All the other extras are sleeping, so she was volunteered.

Emma had TWINS!! Welcome to the fam!

Shayne’s collecting run took a lot out of him. Poor dude.

almost forgot about our garden. Almost

It’s a party!! A painting party!

Per a tip from Karise on the officials, we accumulated $1K and we headed to magnolia prominade to hopefully catch some dragonfruit! Everyone cross your fingers!

No dragonfruit, but this happened. So we got the hell outta there!

It’s another masterpiece!!

…He was a work for a whole 30 minutes before he came home so he could age up.

Rude

That is creepy AF. No thank you

Our first masterpiece from someone besides Chloe

Shayne came home with a promotion! Bringin’ home that bacon!

Here’s a little house update! (I’ve been busy lol) House value is currently at $48,765

Chloe painted another masterpiece! She’s really taken after her parents lol

Who left the book on the floor in the bathroom? *squinty eyes*

Woohoo!

No try for baby. I don’t wanna rush myself here.

Chloe’s a tiger! Rawr!

Also, if you look in the back there, you’ll notice that the TV and couch are missing.

And that’s because it got moved downstairs! It’s our new movie hangout room!

(title subject to change lol)

Both Chloe and Shayne completed more masterpieces!

And two more masterpieces courtesy of Dominik and Shayne

Emma and her husband are expecting again!

This was definitely NOT in the plan… Well, I guess the countdown has started… Damn you, risky woohoo!

I’ve never really paid much attention to the kid that Dominik and his wife brought with them because kids can’t really earn money. Well, he aged up and I found out that he’s a freaking vampire.

Wonderful.

And then we immediately got him started on the painting

This time Wren came home from work early to die.

Rude. You could have at least worked a full shift

With the vampire stuck on the easels making use of his need to not sleep, Chloe gets to enjoy some time away from the easel

It’s baby time!

And here’s our new heiress for house 7, Mia!

And that’s where I’ll end this chapter! The house value is currently at $102,984. So we’re making real good progress on the house goals!


Extra Bits:

This is Brooke, on of Emma’s twins

And this is the other twin Madelynn

Chapter 6.1 – Chloe’s Journey Begins

Hello! We’re back! And we’re at the start of a new house! That’s right, Chloe’s out on her own and she’s ready to make her mark! We’re at the very end of spring (it’s 6pm saturday) so we need to get cracking on the house so that she doesn’t die of heatstroke right away! And speaking of the house, let’s take a look at the goals for house 6:

  • Build a house worth $350k after depreciation
    • Must also include a total of 8 beds. One of which must be a double
  • Complete the mansion baron aspiration
  • Produce and raise an heir to the young adult life stage.

YIKES! I’m rubbish at building, so this is definitely not my favorite house right off the bat. But at least all the sims in this house are controllable.

And speaking of sims in the household:

If you read my 100 baby challenge, this guy should look familiar! This is Shayne! He was baby number 19 and he was Carly’s second to last pregnancy before she handed over the reigns.

And before you start screaming about unfair skills and stuff, he’s been reset. He starts off with nothing.

But here’s hoping he doesn’t disappoint me like Reese did in the last house, considering they’re technically brothers lol

So we moved into the Oakenstead lot in Willow springs. And since I’m a glutton for punishment, we deleted all our household funds and start with 0. EXTREME MODE BABY!

Well let’s dive in! Shayne gets a job right away in the military career and then heads off to do some fishing.

Chloe hops onto the bench for a nap. She came into the house with 3 green needs (bladder, social, and hygiene), 2 yellow needs (fun and energy), and 1 orange need (hunger). So her needs aren’t terrible but she needs to find a way to get food asap.

So we woke her up and sent her off collecting. I want to get enough to buy an easel right away so that she can do painting. That makes a ton of money and we can keep the masterpieces to help with the house value.

After a few hours, we were able to afford quite a bit! I don’t think I’ve ever had a stove or fridge so early in a drifter save!

And then I realized that I forgot a counter, so we can’t even prepare food lol

Hi mom!!!

Nothing like using an already fertilizedbush.

And then she napped in it…

Not even 24 hours into house 6 and we have almost all the essentials. I prioritized the easel over the bed and a shower since we have replacements for those around the neighborhood.

But the downside is that I don’t have any money for the canvas’s, so we’re gonna have to do more fishing/collecting.

Then I sent out Shayne to make friends with other sims so that we can move in others to help us make some money

And then Chloe was sent on the same mission.

We’ll get others in here at some point

After one cloudgazing session, Shayne was able to ask Dominik to move in with us!

Dominik brings with him his wife and her son. Both Dominik and Wren have level 5 in their careers (comedy for Dominik and business for Wren) so that’s a good start for us.

But now we definitely need to work on getting a house lol

And beds

This has been a really productive 24 hours though

Dominik and Wren both came into the house with earbuds in their inventories so we sold those and were able to afford a bed and a couch. Finally we can sleep and nap on the lot without using a fertilized bush!

After what seems like forever, we were able to afford our first canvas! So Chloe got right to work!

And then bills came. The worst part about starting on a weekend is that you don’t have money for bills when they come around!

Wren came back from work 5 HOURS EARLY so that she could age up. *sigh*

But at least she brought home enough to pay the bills

And because roofs are free, we have a temporary shelter! We just had to pay for the door!

Awe! Dad died!

We were able to afford a second bed! And a bin! No trash plants on my watch!

With Chloe tied to the easel, Shayne has been relegated to collecting! And we’re gonna start a garden. That shit with rake in the money as well

Emma got married and is expecting!

We have an “outhouse” now. It includes a shower and an actual toilet!

And then we added a sleeping quarters. Mainly so that I could buy a TV and they wouldn’t wake up those who are sleeping.

Bought our first high-quality item! The first of mannnnnyyyyy

And then we bought a couple more easels so that Chloe’s not the only one painting

And we got to work on Shayne and Chloe’s relationship!

They ended up boyfriend/girlfriend at end of this exchange

Oh no! Mom died!

That just means that Chloe’s gonna be stuck with a sad moodlet for a couple days. *sigh*

It’s our first masterpiece!

We added another member to the family! And we got lucky with this one! She the chief at the police station! That’s right! She’s at the top of the detective career!

And after our first week, we have an actual house with real walls and a small greenhouse in the back. Current house worth is $23,352. I have no idea if that’s a good place to be at the end of the first week or not lol but we’ll see!

After building this, we’re left with a whole $29 so we’ll be needing lots of painting to supplement our lost of weekend work. Since by some astonishing coincidence, none of the adults work on the weekend…

Anyway! Join us next time for more frantic money making!

 

Chapter 5.9 – Close Call

Hello! And we’re back! Since it’s been a really long time since I played this save, I had to reacquaint myself with the family and the challenge and where we are at. First things first: Reese leads the masterpiece competition 20-19, but he still needs a final promotion before we can call this house completed. And he has two days left of work before the twins age up.

Now there was a glitch that if you went into manage worlds, a sim who was at work would return home early when you reload the lot. That has been fixed (I think) but, it affected Reese a lot. So after some discussion with other simmers on the forum, I will still consider this a win even if he doesn’t get that last promotion, because it was out of my control (but we’re still gonna try to get him that final promotion!

Here’s our heir! Ms. Chloe! Her and her twin sister Emma, have their birthday on saturday and it’s currently Sunday. So this should be our final chapter of house 5

When I started up the game, I thought I was playing my ISBI because there were so many broken objects. So while Reese was pre-occupied working on his charisma skill, Adalind was the lucky one who got to go around and fix the place.

And Emma followed her around mopping up all the puddles. TEAMWORK FOR THE WIN!

I forgot how much I love this kitchen! If my kitchen in my house looked like this, I would be a happy baker!

Emma is a naughty girl. She’s always shouting the forbidden words.

Well that’s creepy. And to think: she’s our heiress, so we’re going to be stuck with that face for a whole house!

With the house goals *mostly* completed, Reese and Adalind have been on free will. And Adalind is usually the first to pick up the paintbrush and do some painting.

And of course, right as I type that, Reese walks himself right up to an easel…

Chloe brought a friend home from school today! His name is Duane. He didn’t do much besides play on our computer and watch TV. He interacted with Chloe a whole ONE time

Adalind painted a masterpiece while Reese was at work. That brings the score to a tie at 20-20

Reese is soooooo close. He has one more day of work, which happens to be the twin’s birthday. So hopefully he can go to work and come back with a promotion before their birthday so that it all works out.

Interesting that water has a spoiled countdown. I wasn’t aware that water had an expiration date. Huh, you learn something new everyday!

And sure enough! It spoiled! Stink lines and everything!

And then Reese paints a masterpiece while Adalind is at work. Score is now 21-20

Duane came over again. And he looks miserable. Dude, if you were gonna be miserable while you were here, why come over in the first place!

He did chat more this time than last time. Though, it was with Emma and not Chloe (who invited him over)

And that’s another masterpiece to add to the Reese column! 22-20

It’s love day! And for the first time in a while, Adalind and Reese participated in the tradition!

This kid practically live with us now. He’s almost always coming home with Chloe after school.

But it’s cool. It could be worse.

At least this time they watched a movie together lol

Adalind tried to sneak in another masterpiece, but Reese caught her. Score is now 22-21

Moment of truth! Reese is off to his final day of work! Let’s see if he comes home with a promotion!

It’s also the twin’s birthday! And Chloe decided that the best way to spend her birthday was to start learning the programming skill lol

And Adalind decided to actually sneak in a last minute masterpiece while Reese was at work! 22-22

AND HE DID IT! I’M DEAD! Career goals met!

And then we celebrated the twin’s birthday!

And it was time to move on! We’re off to house 6!! See ya there!

Fun Side note: The masterpiece competition between Adalind and Reese ended on a tie! 22 to 22!


House Five Goals:

  • Achieve level 10 of the Painting career, Patron of the Arts branch
    • Completed by Reese
  • Achieve level 10 of the Painting career, Master of the Real branch
    • Completed by Adalind
  • Achieve level 5 of the photography skill
    • Completed by Adalind
  • Complete the photography treasure hunt
    • Completed by Adalind
  • Build a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house worth at least $100k
    • Complete. Final worth: $155,576
  • Produce and raise an Heir to the young adult lifestage
    • Complete: Heir is Chloe Swift

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.