Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Different Dance

Last week, Noah and Holly had their oldest child, Tiffany and then almost immediately had twin boys, Auric and Largo. Noah and Holly had both been working on their careers in dancing. Noah's mother, Patricia picked up her suitcase, grabbed a drink from the Reaper and took a breeze right before the twins where born (literally hours!) I knew this household was going to be a handful since I like to make sure everyone is happy and taken care of. I think I may have to help Holly with her recollections this week, she was one busy lady!

Hi, I'm Holly Hunter. I know I have a famous actress's name, but I married into it. Here's my family and I am so proud of them. Noah wants lots of grandchildren, but I hadn't realized he'd want lots of kids too! He grew up an only child and he decided that his children would not grow up without siblings. The twins were such a surprise. (No cheesecake) Maybe twins run in Noah's family and that's why he was an only child!

Welcome little Auric...

and little Largo!

Tiffany managed to get potty-trained. This is the only toddler skill she learned since Noah and Holly were so busy with the twins.

Noah and I did find an occasional moment to eat and talk together. I still love his soup.

All too soon, my little guys grew into toddlers. Largo transitioned first. He has his daddy's coloring, but his features are a mixture of Noah's and mine.

Then Auric grew into toddler hood. He looks very much like Noah.

Tiffany's birthday was the same day and she grew into a happy little girl!

She insisted on posing for a first picture of her as a child!

Holly ran up the stairs immediately after Tiffany's birthday. And, dum, da, dum, dum.....

Holly turned around and was sick a second time. Not even time to clean the filthy toilet from her first go-round!

We hired a butler to help with the household chores and give me a bit of a break with the kids during the day. Noah took a few vacation days to help out too. He made sure Tiffany knew how to study and do her homework.

It's never too soon to learn to dance especially when it's with daddy!

Yep, there it is. The first bump. I don't know where they find the time. ACR is so much fun to play with. The spontaneity is great and makes me loosen up my grip on my Sims.

Holly is so tired and starved for fun, all she can do is watch movies while Auric and Largo draw and play with their blocks. She so exhausted she can't pick up the dirty bottle and I'll bet the potty chair hasn't been emptied either. If a Sim empties the potty chair upstairs, the contents get disposed of downstairs. If the potty chair is downstairs, yep, upstairs go the contents.

Whow! This little one is quite a kicker!! Noah is going to be sooo happy. I can't wait to let him know!

My girl got her "A+". I'm so proud of her and all her studying since we've not had a lot of time to work with her.

This temper tantrum is a pretty typical occurrence. The butler doesn't always stay on task. Sometimes he puts a child in the high chair and forgets to take them out. Or he insists on putting them in their cribs although there are pet beds on the first floor for them to sleep in. He can certainly create a "traffic-jam" at the top of the stairs and upstairs hallway. It's actually kinda funny, but I don't think Noah and Holly find it as amusing. Looking back, I should have put the cribs in someone's inventory.

As Noah is trying to potty train Auric (who is naturally throwing a tantrum), Patricia decides to make an entrance. Noah looks like he's seeing her and saying "This is not a good time, Mom!"

Ahhh, success! These two toddlers were the hardest I've ever dealt with.


Awwww, Baby Max! He looks just like Mama!

After Max was born, Holly fed him a bottle, put him in his crib and bolted out the door to work! It looked like she was escaping!

Tiffany showed me what she learned in gym class at school. She was so proud and I'm glad I got to see her.

Too soon it was time for Auric to grow into a child.

Yes I was right, Auric looks very much like Noah.

Here's Largo looking very much like both of us.

I love seeing my kids together even if they're just eating breakfast.
(There was just the one stinky bowl, don't worry the kids' food was okay!)

Auric and Largo love competing against each other and having some fun!

Tiffany's more into playing chess and gaining skills she'll be able to use in her life.

Noah looks a little tired, but he loves his family and taking care of our little Max.

Here are my children getting up and ready for school. Tiffany wants to show the twins "her" school and the school bus since this is the boys' first day of school. The boys are really excited about their first day!

So ends another crazy week in the Hunter house. Thank goodness, Patricia wasn't too much of a pest. I probably would have lost a sim or two! Now the real question here would be: Will Noah and Holly have any more children? The neighborhood is overrun with boys right now. It would be nice to have twin girls somewhere. Hmmm.... ACR did kick in right after Max was born and I canceled that action. Give the girl a break! Holly wants to be a dancer. At this point, they've lost all their friends and are constantly exhausted. The kids grew up well, but not as well as I usually like. This was definitely not a boring family to play! Next we're on to the Petersons....

Points: 1 for Max


  1. Busy week for these guys . . . help me here I am lost (and I probably shouldn't be) but what the heck is ACR?

  2. ACR is Autonomous Casual Romance. The sims just have different romantic moments on their own (including flirting, hugging, making out, etc.)
    You can get ACR from Simbology.
    It is strongly recommend you read the documentation before using it, for it
    makes large changes to the game.

  3. You're a brave, brave woman with ACR... I had a momentary lapse in sanity and let the Devivio's (Guy and Sofia) have cheesecake twins closely followed by another infant this week (round 6)-- making it a household of 7 -- and it was exhausting!!! Good call on the butler though, even if he does constantly fuss over the babies and start oven fires (at least in my game he does) it helps out a little.

    loving your blog :)

  4. They won't *keep* trying for baby with ACR, will they? With an infant, and 3 kids, I would think their autonomous try for baby odds would go way down, even for family sims.

  5. btw I love ACR too