My Current Family- The Kaplans

kaplan family

I have another excuse for not posting! I’ve been having some issues with Photoshop that I haven’t been able to resolve, so I’m having to work around it. So sorry I’ve been so absent. I’ve been bouncing around and playing with all the new careers in Get To Work. Plus I’ve been so immersed in The Sim Supply’s Rags to Riches Challenge that I honestly have not had time to do anything much.

My most recent family is the Miller-Kaplan Family. I’ve already tried out the Detective and Doctor career (in one family and then separately), so I was already done with those, I thought I’d go back to my 100 Baby Challenge but then one night, I just decided to just start a new Legacy Family. I’m not using any particular set of rules or anything for this family. It’s not even a challenge, it’s just playing.

Let me just catch you up on this family. Mitchell Kaplan and Delilah Miller are my starting pair. Mitchell is actually a mix of Alexander Kaplan and a sim from the gallery who I’ve never been able to find again, but luckily saved in my library, his name is Jason Harvey (i think). So I created Mitchell with their genes, he got the jawline and squarish features from Jason, while his orange hair and eyes are from the Kaplan genes. Delilah is of course one of my sims, who I had originally paired up with Alexander Kaplan, by the way, he is available in the gallery.

So I moved them into Oasis Springs and Mitchell started in the Scientist Career. I have to say, I absolutely loved this career, far more than I ever expected. Just the amount of things you could do, the content that was only available with this career, and the madness of it all was great. While Mitchell worked, Delilah became a Stay-at-Home mom, which is actually her job. It actually lists her career as Stay at home mom which is pretty awesome. I think if you don’t have kids it just says Unemployed :).

So Mitchell worked hard in his career and they gradually updated the more traditional home into a more contemporary style. Delilah did alot of gardening to supplement Mitchell’s paycheck, which really helped early on. It was great that she kept up that gardening skill because later on the items from their garden were used to make his serums at work.

They had their first child Millicent and then a funny thing happened. They tried for another baby and they ended up both pregnant! With Twins! Its even more interesting because while they were both pregnant, she was still listed as the mother and he was the father but he was just carrying the babies. Dayana and Mariya were born to Delilah while Mitchell gave birth to Markus and Magnus. I like interesting names. Meanwhile Mitchell was abducted and came home pregnant with an alien baby and Delilah was also pregnant. She had baby Jax, while Mitchell had Xavier.

Millicent began to really annoy me, mostly because she kept sleeping in her parents bed. So I booted her out and took the annoying twin boys with her, that was the plan anyways, but Markus died in a barbecue grill fire. So Millicent and Magnus moved in with the Caliente Sisters, because….Don married Dayana. I seriously have a thing for Don Lothario. He’s my favorite. I always give him a makeover once he moves in though. A major makeover.

Eventually Don and Dayana moved into a house down the street from Mitchell and Delilah and they now have 6 kids. I moved them out and played their house for a bit and the odd male pregnancy happened with Don as well. That’s how they ended up with six kids! Their first set of kids, Dayana had Delia and Don gave birth to Daphne. Then I worked the household, advancing Don in his career, then they tried for another baby and once it was confirmed she was pregnant I went back to playing my original house. A few sim days later, I come back to play Don and Dayana, they had 4 more kids. 2 sets of twins! It was odd as well because I had no clue what sex they were. I had to to wait until they became children and I gave them makeovers as well as fixing their names. They had 3 boys Drake, Dominick and Donovan. The lone girl in the set is Danyella.

Meanwhile, I married Mariya off to a random sim and moved her into another household. She was almost as annoying as Millicent. After that whole thing with Don and Dayana, I ended up checking out my mods and cleared out most of them. After that, the game seems to have been fixed.

Delilah and Mitchell had 2 more children- Jax and Julliana. When Jax aged up to a young adult, I moved him and his half brother Xavier to Oasis Springs. Jax met Kylie and Xavier met Shay. Xavier is in the medical field while Shay is a detective. Jax and Kylie are the artistic couple, Jax is a writer and Kylie is a painter. They have one child- Karlie, with another on the way.

Since I’ve been playing Jax and Xavier’s houses, as they don’t live together anymore, they live across the street from each other. After Jax and Kylie’s baby was born I checked the family tree and noticed that Mitchell was now an elder. It made me so sad, I wanted to give him and Delilah another chance to be parents and to retire him from the Scientist profession. Currently Delilah is expecting and I hope she has a boy!

New House: Brynne 2

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So I’m back to my challenge. I had to take some time off to play Get to Work, I’ve explored the new careers and experimented with having a shop. A bakery of course. Things I wouldn’t be able to do in my 100 Baby Challenge. I did do a bit of cheating though, I will admit, because I brought Annabelle back from the dead and took pictures with her. I used CAS to age her down and then will age her up to an elder and move her out once Brynne is a young adult. She is almost ready to age up. Because the teens weren’t getting A’s no matter how hard I tried, this part took a little longer to get through. So Brynne managed to get alot of skills, which is awesome. I had her start writing books when she was a teen so we can start making money for the next generation. Plus after Annabelle died, we lost her book money so that sucked.

Anyways, before I could start on Brynne’s generation I did change up the house, unfortunately by the time Brynne was even close to taking over, I had changed my mind and decided I didn’t like it, so I created the new house. It’s a 2 bedroom (remember one bedroom has 7 beds), 6 bath house. The main level has 3 bathrooms, and one large bedroom for Brynne. The lower level has more of an entertainment area 3 more bathrooms and whatever junk I couldn’t fit upstairs.

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Getting Ready for Work!

I’m so ridiculously excited for this new expansion. It’s kinda funny how I’m so into Sims 4 after initially hating it when it first came out. Now I never shut it off it seems. Literally, it’s running on my computer almost 24/7, yeah we have multiple computers so I never have to share. The only major annoyance is from any updates that automatically restart my computer.

Oh my god, my train of thought has derailed! Anyways, I’ve decided to put the 100 Baby Challenge on hold for the week, or at least a few days while I play up my new house. It’s not really new tbh, I just created my Get To Work house with Willa and Brynne, found them some boy toys on the exchange and moved them into Willow Creek. I’m probably going to be creating a new house for them to pass the time and then enter them into the new careers once GTW comes out. Brynne is for sure going to own a retail store, her hubby what’s his face is going to be a cop, while Willa will be a doctor and uh her husband will be a scientist. I’m so good with details right?

Update 100 Baby Challenge: Waiting…

Just a quick update as nothing has happened. For some reason even if their school performance is high, and they do their homework, the kids are not getting A’s so I can’t age them up. I’ve removed the mods and hopefully that fixes it. I can’t seem to garden now either. I tell them to go water and they just won’t, so I don’t know. 

Willa and Xara aged up when they normally would instead of when they got A’s. 4 teens now in the house with Brynne. I’ll move them out as soon as they all age. 

In other news I’m prepping a family for Get To Work when it comes out on Tuesday, I’m so excited! I can’t decide who to use. But for today until Tuesday I’m gonna work on their house and skills. 

Update 100 Baby Challenge: The Lothario Triplets?

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Fifth Pregnancy- Father: Don Lothario

Henry Fox-Lothario

Ivan Fox-Lothario

Jaime Fox-Lothario

Just another quick update, after the last update I was left with Fiona and Georgina in the house but then they both came home with A’s so bye bye Fiona and Georgina became a teen. Meanwhile right before Fiona left, Mr. Lothario himself came by for a visit and now we’ve got triplets! On a side note, I don’t know about everyone else but why does Don seem to give multiples? In another one of my games my sim married Don and they had triplets too. This with no fertility reward. I actually did buy it after this pregnancy though.

So that’s all for this update! 

Kid Count: 10

New house Challenge Accepted 

challengeacceptedSo when I first started this challenge I knew I didn’t want to have to find a new house from the gallery, primarily because I didn’t want to have to make a new house fit for my tastes. So I decided to make a small craftsman inspired house with the minimal requirement for making this challenge work. As much as I hate two story houses, when you have a full house of sims I find it easier to keep track of them when you have two stories. Especially with the requirement of this challenge, it’s not like playing a legacy or regular lets play where you can eventually grow to have a full house. This challenge requires you to manage a full house. 

Here’s my story behind this house. I basically created an empty home with one bedroom downstairs for the mother, with a bathroom connected to the nursery. The rest of the first story is basically a kitchen, dining room and living room. It’s almost like two separate spaces. Upstairs is a large room taking up half the space between 2 bathrooms.  The rest of this space upstairs is intended to be an activity and play area for the kids. While the house is empty, it is priced at $18k so I did not recommend it as a starter house as it would only leave you around $2k to furnish. I suggest rather, this be a next level home when you finally have a need for the space and hopefully the cash or items to furnish it.

100 Baby Challenge Update

So I’ve been playing off and on today and Annabelle is currently on her third pregnancy. You won’t believe it but she’s already got 5 kids! The first time around she had twins and the second time she had triplets! I’ve already had to upgrade the house again to accommodate all these kids. I’m thinking of revamping the whole thing for the final revamp. The layout just wasn’t working for me.

First Pregnancy- Father: Diego Casillas

Alexa Fox-Casillas & Bianca Fox-Casillas

Second Pregnancy- Father: Nolan Campbell

Cecelia Fox-Campbell, Donovan Fox-Campbell & Evan Fox-Campbell

Third Pregnancy- Father: Jake Archer

Fiona Fox-Archer (just 1 baby!)

An interesting thing I noticed, they all have red hair! So far, since Fiona was just born.

This is where we leave off for this part as my game just crashed and I was brought all the way back to the third pregnancy. Yay. Not really.

Update: Forgot to mention I had another baby right after I posted this! 

Fourth Pregnancy- Father: Darrell Flaherty 

Georgina Fox-Flaherty