I’d like to wish a happy 4th of July to all my readers, but most especially the American ones. I was going to make fun of the fact that we have a whole entire holiday that’s colloquially known by the date, and how it’s not like we say “Happy December 25th” or “Happy fourth Thursday in November.” But then I thought of Cinco de Mayo, and realized we’re not completely alone in that flavor of crazy.
Anyway, the game assigned Triana the ugly green floral print dress as maternity wear. Maybe in some future expansion pack we’ll be able to choose maternity outfits. I can dream.
One nice thing about professions like Private Investigator is that you’re not forced into maternity leave. Here’s a very pregnant Triana, breaking into a house to find clues.
Simon finally passed over into the Great Sim Beyond.
Death took a load off and read a book for a while after he was done.
Hobbies! Cecil, who has the Artistic trait, got a kick out of the drafting table I bought him.
I’m pretty sure this is a sketch of Bella Goth.
I upgraded their venue (Hollowlog Springs) with a public restroom that I think is pretty cute!
Finally it was baby time! I went with Sarah’s popular suggestion “Umlaut.”
Not long after the baby was born, Triana grew from a Young Adult to Mature Adult. What a sourpuss!
I decided to give her a little make-over. Funny how much she looks like Emily Deschanel, isn’t it? That’s Jenni’s jaw for you.
Speaking of Jenni, she died too. Her grandson was the last thing she saw.
Gone but not forgotten: toddler Umlaut burned his finger on a defective toy made by his grandfather Simon.
It frightened him so much that he hid in his toy chest for a while!
Cecil found a Laundry Gnome in the dryer! Here it is, posing in a head stand. This game is weird.
The new pop-up message workflow that came with the Ambitions expansion pack is awesome. But if you forget to check the pop-up queue after you come back from fixing a salad, the repo guys might show up and repossess your Sims’ laptop. Whoops!
And then it was Umlaut’s birthday.
Oh dear! He inherited his mom’s hair color, and his dad’s physique.