I forgot to tell you about what happened after Isabeau moved into the Lessen household. An urn sat atop the coffee table in the little house. On her second day, Isabeau received an Opportunity from the Science Lab, “bring us an urn and we’ll try to resurrect your dead.” (Something like that.)
Anyway, it didn’t quite work, but Destry Dixon was revived as a playable ghost. Unlike non-playable ghosts, he exists during the day, and can do everything a real Sim can. Here he’s eating a bit of cake.
This week I decided to get back to basics. For one thing, it’s been ages since I threw a birthday party for a Sim (had you noticed?). I got the pop-up message that Jerboa would be growing into a toddler soon, so I set up a party for her.
(Anyone remember back in Sims 1, when the number of guests was determined by the number of balloons you set out?)
I invited the other Alphabettis over, of course. True to form, Iain spent the party sitting alone in the dining room, doing his homework.
And voila, Jerboa became a (bald) toddler. Bo-ring. But the party was a wild success, through no fault of my own, I assure you.
At about this time, I had Cora move out of the big house, along with her two children. Things were getting crowded, and I wanted to make room for more spare heirs.
Why look, there’s one on the way!
Fortunately any baby born to Isabeau gets her last name, Alphabetti. I still haven’t had the option for her to get engaged to Jerry, much less married.
Speaking of Jerry, he had a wish to join the Music career track. Here’s his work outfit for his job as a Roadie.
Jerry isn’t bringing in much money as a Roadie, and I could see that the household would run out of money eventually. What with all these hungry mouths to feed. I had Isabeau buy the book store.
We re-named it Alphabetti Books, of course!
For the second birth, Isabeau got halfway through labor and decided to go to the hospital. Here she is, departing with new baby Janis in her arms.
Is it just me, or does it look like the woman with the white hair wants to eat the baby? Creepy!
Back at home, I’d had enough of Isabeau’s confusingly Ana-like hairstyle. I decided that she should get a full makeover, something more befitting the wife of a roadie.
But as soon as I built her a new Everyday outfit, she changed back into her pregnancy clothes!
Then it was time for Jerboa to have her next birthday. Destry played guitar in the back yard while the guests mingled and snacked.
Just as Jerboa blew out the candles, one of the elderly guests kicked the bucket. How rude! Fortunately Serena Todd died way out in the carriage house, so no one else noticed.
Blow out your candles, little bald toddler!
Sweet mercy, she looks just like Napoleon. What the?!
I thought it was sweet that after having dinner, she went outside to play chess with her uncle Iain.