Clio and Thea Browning celebrate their fourth birthday. They are both excited to start preschool the next fall and be at school with their sister Mavis. She told them sometimes she might have lunch with them, and they can’t wait!
Clio is outgoing, she is looking forward to building friendships in school. She also isn’t interested in stories like her Mom and brother; she loves science and experiments.
She takes after her Mom the most, but with her Dad’s coloring.
Thea is shy like her big sister, Mavis. She is excited for school to be with her sisters, but she’s hesitant about the other students; she hopes they like her. Her favorite pastime is games, especially board ones. When she has better coordination she may enjoy video games with her big brother, but for now, Candy-land is where it’s at.
She resembles her Dad, but with her Mom’s coloring. She looks similar to her big sister, Mavis.
Reed and Caroline Welsh have plans to celebrate their 21st anniversary apart outside of the morning. Caroline is swamped pulling a double shift at the hospital, and Reed is struggling to decide the fate of his toy store. He’s stuck between renovating or moving to a new location.
Molly isn’t sure what she wants to do when she graduates high school. Toby is adamant he’s going to be a professional soccer player.
Even with their eldest, Alex at EU, their household is still hectic. Sometimes he thinks he should just sell and get a normal job so he could help pull the weight at home more. But he can’t imagine being bossed around after being his own boss for the past twenty years.
Plus if one of his kids eventually wants the business, Alex had mentioned it once or twice, then he’d feel poorly for selling.
He manages to pull Caroline into a kiss as the kids run to the bus and before she heads out the door. They may be busy, but they’re doing pretty good with their marriage which is more than Reed could say fifteen years earlier.
Miriam’s belly grows as she enters the second trimester. Quint’s reluctance is beginning to wane as everything begins to feel more real. The kids have mostly been accepting of the new baby, and if they feel strongly against it, they haven’t made it known to them.
Miriam is due in August, and she will miss starting the new school year with her students as she takes a maternity leave, but she feels it’s worth it.
Marta Steele turned forty, and she’s gotten her license to sell real estate after quitting Zoe-Gen Bridal. She really thought she’d stay on there, maybe buy it one day when Nicole retired. However Nicole’s daughter Lily-Mae ruined everything and there wasn’t a place for Marta anymore.
Real estate requires she’s friendly and perky all the time, sales afterall is selling herself. She isn’t terrible at it, she’s done it her entire adult life. But it’s exhausting too. The actual work isn’t terribly stimulating ether.
Eventually the real estate path should be lucrative, and Marta feels it’s time to focus on her personal life. She’s tried stealing husbands, dating young guys and older guys, and she hasn’t found anyone. Most don’t want her at all, especially the married ones, and most of them don’t interest her.
“High Standards!” Her Mom quips. Marta can’t deny, in fact she wouldn’t even want to try. She’s proud of her high standards and ambitions even if they aren’t popular among most.
Her parents have always supported her even as their own marriage dissolved to the point they were sleeping in separate beds. Perhaps it’s her parents dysfunctional marriage dampening her mood for marriage, but she’s decided she’d like to be a mother. She isn’t interested in waiting around for the perfect guy, when she’s perfectly happy with herself.
Dr. Morgan has her pick through anonymous profiles online, and then she comes in for the procedure during her lunch break. There’s a risk for twins, but Marta is really hoping for a single baby. She’s never been a mother, and she doesn’t want to start with two. If the first goes well, maybe she’d add a second in a year.
She finds a good profile, and Dr. Morgan confirms she is expecting. Marta is due in October.
Julia hesitantly takes a pregnancy test and is disappointed to see a positive. She expected to have kids with Elias one day, it seemed like something placed on the timeline of life. She didn’t want this now, especially seeing she didn’t keep her son Nolan, it feels like salt in the wound.
Elias is encouraging and tries to comfort Julia. Sure it’s ahead of their plans, but it was something they eventually wanted.
Julia is surprised how cool Elias is over everything. They aren’t married yet, and she thought it’d bother him, but she finds he’s less traditional than she’d originally thought. She isn’t sure how her parents will feel, they weren’t terribly excited about the proposal. Six months of dating isn’t too long, and now they were having a baby on top of it.
Julia is due in October.
Mandy McCarthy – 85 years
Nathan Gavigan – 61 years (pnpc)
Grant Millett – 54 years
Caroline Welsh – 44 years (pnpc)
Chris Holmes – 43 years
Cesar Gonzales – 40 years
Isaac Gavigan – 31 years
*Aidan Traver – 25 years
*Caitlyn Traver – 25 years
Linnea Barthelet – 23 years
Evie Jitmakusol – 22 years (pnpc)
Jason Sumner – 16 years (pnpc)
Diego Martinez – 10 years (pnpc)
*Clio Browning – 4 years
*Thea Browning – 4 years
Margot Gavigan – 2 years (pnpc)
Tyler & Kenzie Goss – 38 years
Reed & Caroline Welsh – 21 years
Lauren Gavigan – 7 month; due April
Miriam Siew-Dwyer – 3 month; due August
Erin Pacelli – 2 month; due September
Julia Millett – 1 month; due October
Marta Steele – 1 month; due October
Notes: Remember the night Julia and Elias got engaged and celebrated in bed… that’s the night this pregnancy happened. I’m rather annoyed over it, because I don’t see her wanting children anytime soon, especially since she has zero wants for such a thing. However, I’m excited about the potential for red hair.
Likewise, Marta is expecting and she also has a red head chance. She doesn’t have good chemistry with many sims in my game, and with her age, I thought she’d go with a donor. I picked a college-aged townie as they seem more inclined to donate than my married sims. Uncertain if I’ll remove his ties from the family tree yet, likely depends if he marries one of my sims eventually.
I’m happy with Clio’s looks, I feel Thea looks a bit too much like Mavis, but I haven’t compared them side by side yet. I like their differing personalities and hobbies though. Next months birthdays will have Paloma and Adam’s twins, and I’m super pumped for that!
I haven’t utilized Reed’s toy store in years, I haven’t decided what I want to do with it. Molly is tinkering, and she likes toys well enough, so possibly she could take it over. I haven’t checked to see what matches her.
Thanks for reading!