The Beaumonts (D) - Round 13


Aurélie Beaumont, Adult Family Sim, LTW Marry Off 6 Children

Guillermo Beaumont, Adult Family Sim, LTW Marry Off 6 Children

Aline Beaumont, Toddler Fortune Sim, LTW Grow Up Well

Caroline Beaumont, Toddler Popularity Sim, LTW Grow Up Well


Sophie Beaumont, Infant Knowledge Sim, LTW Grow Up Well
Susannah Beaumont, Infant Popularity Sim, LTW Grow Up Well


Last round, Aurélie and Guillermo enjoyed their newfound wolfiness. Aurélie popped out two sets of cheesecake twins, all four of whom were messy assholes thanks to their parents now-non-existent neat and nice points. Fun! Guillermo also got beat up by an old man and cried like a baby. Let's see how this rapidly growing family does this round!

A growing family needs a growing home, and even though Aurélie and Guillermo didn't have much space, they added on where and how they could. Having added on a third-floor nursery and a second-floor bedroom, it was now time for the third and hopefully final addition: a bottom floor nursery.

With these new rooms, the Beaumonts now had an infant nursery, a toddler playroom and bedroom, and a bedroom for when the oldest set of twins got out of their diapers. It worked out well, despite their lack of space.

The oldest set of twins happily entertained themselves in their toddler area, which was large enough for all the toys they could want, their cribs, and happily barricaded off from the rest of the house by the staircase.

There was always enough to entertain them or frustrate them, depending on the toy they chose.

They weren't slated for toddlerhood long, though. Early on that fall, it was time for the girls' birthday party.



They grew up into lovely young girls whose parents embarrassingly decided to dress them alike, for which they would certainly get crap as long as they were in public schools.

Aline had to make a quick exit from the birthday festivities, however, because she was feeling a little nauseous. Mhm. That's right. You wanted this, Aurélie! You're the one who wants to marry off six children, so don't look at me!

Aurélie thus started baking up the last batch of babies while the first and second batches happily cooed or played away.

The girls got moved to the second floor, vacating the upstairs toddler area in preparation for when their current infant sisters, Sophie and Susannah, grew up, which would be happening with shocking rapidity.

They still played with the toys upstairs, though; especially the play table. Plus, the windows were so high up that they had a great view of Rosebud's tiny "downtown" area. It was fun to spy on the neighbors, they soon discovered.

Despite their wolfy tendencies, Aurélie and Guillermo still managed to be great parents. A little bit of a meat craving didn't prevent them from making sure their girls got their homework done! Aline and Caroline didn't mind too much... if they kept up their grades, they could go where most of the other kids in Rosebud went: to the private school. Yeah, they'd have to wear matching uniforms, but at least everyone else would match too there.

Besides, their mom and dad always tried to take the sting of boredom off the homework process by playing a few good games of red hands afterward, the most fun game that ever existed in the Sim Universe besides possibly Swing Me Around, but that made you puke.

The Beaumonts were an amazingly happy and well-adjusted family given how mean and messy they all were.

And two more mean, messy children were about to grow up and start wreaking havoc in the world! It was time for Sophie and Susannah's birthdays.

Sophie, who has her mommy's and maternal grandparents' blue eyes, and her paternal grandparents' black hair.

Susannah, who has her paternal grandmom Nerissa's eyes and her daddy's hair. I think she gets the scowl from Guillermo.

Mercifully, this birthday meant that the infant nursery was now empty, which was a good thing since...

Third and final cheesecake twins Etienne (FINALLY A BOY!) and Elodie joined the Beaumont clan.

The babies were happily nestled in their nursery, and the oldest girls came home with happy news for their parents: their studying had paid off and they were both now on the honor roll with straight A's.

Aurélie found that life was rather grand when she wasn't waddling around with a big pregnant belly or throwing up all the time. While the oldest girls were at school, the middle girls were playing, and the youngest twins were sleeping, she found she enjoyed revisiting some of her hobbies again.

Her time would only get better as the children grew up. Sure, it was hard to see her babies getting bigger, but the independence that came with birthdays sure was a big help.

Elodie, who has her daddy's brown hair and her paternal grandmom Nerissa's green eyes.

Etienne, who has daddy's brown hair and brown eyes (brown eyes also stemming from grandmommy Catalina).

Aurélie and Guillermo finally felt like their family was complete. With their six children, their home was full to bursting, and frankly, Aurélie was tired of being barefoot and pregnant all the time. Now it was time to raise their messy little brats as best they knew how...which surprisingly, was pretty well.

[[Author's Notes: I so love this family. I find them to be an endless source of mirth for me. Guillermo looks all weird, and now their kids look all weird, and they're all big sloppy jerks because Aurélie and Guillermo have NO nice or clean points thanks to the lycanthropy. Over all, I love this weird little family that should be dysfunctional but actually functions quite well. I'm anxious to see if some of the kids turn out as bizarre-looking as teens and adults as they are as children. :) A few bloopers for you...

Jumping on the bed is an adventure when you have the bottom bunk. // Really, Caroline, you're going to wake your sister up. // Q: What's worse than a crabby, hormone-ridden, pregnant wife? A: A crabby, hormone-ridden, pregnant WEREWOLF wife. :) ]]

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The Vincis (D) - Round 13


Inari Vinci-Chin, Adult Family Sim, 2nd LTW Reach Golden Anniversary

Salvatore Vinci-Chin, Adult Knowledge Sim, 2nd LTW Become Head of the SCIA

River Vinci-Chin, Teen Knowledge Sim, LTW Become Criminal Mastermind


Last round at the Vinci house was pretty interesting! River, Inari, and Dakota both aged well into the next stages of their lives. River's male childhood friends turned into some pretty adorable teenagers alongside her, leading to romantic connections with both of them. The Headmaster came over, and River got accepted into Rosebud Academy. She also got inducted into the ranks of those rarefied teenagers who actually get abducted by aliens, thus winning them an alien reparations grant for college. Inari tried unsuccessfully to complete her bug collection. Let's see how they're all doing this round.

Salvatore decided that since he was getting older, he should probably try to get a job in his second life career of choice: the Intelligence career. He really thought he could become head of the SCIA if he could just get his foot in the door, and luckily, that opportunity arrived before the glass age ceiling cut him off from the possibility.

The job opportunity came just in time, too: the next day, he started really feeling the aches and pains that came with wearing a giant vintage metal dive helmet all day every day.

He almost couldn't believe that he, Salvatore, was an elder now. It seemed so long ago when he and his older brothers Enzo and Paolo were alone in their birth home trying to make ends meet after the deaths of their parents.

He'd come a long way since then...gotten taken by the social worker, adopted, given a new chance... He'd gone to college, met the girl of his dreams, achieved a lifetime goal, and had a beautiful daughter and a wonderful home. He felt pretty darn good about himself.

His new boss seemed to agree with Sal that Sal was suited for the Intelligence line of work. He received a promotion his very first week of work.

The rapid succession thereafter of promotions only cemented the idea that Sal was made for this job in everyone's head. But life wasn't to continue on without sadness forever...

It was their little girl's time to move on to college. She had a whopping number of scholarships and was rearing to go join the other Rosebud teens who had headed off before her. Even though she loved her parents, she couldn't wait to get a taste of college life...

...especially since she found out that her favorite beau, Adam, would also be joining her at Sim State. Bring on the lack of parental supervision!

[[Author's Notes: Okay, Sal and Inari are adorable elders. I don't know why, but I really have a soft spot for elders in this game. Way back to Aisling and Roisin and Santiago, I've loved them, and I especially love it when they're all in love and snuggly still into their twilight years. I definitely don't want to lose either of them, but I think they're darling with their gray heads. I checked ACR to see who River liked better out of her two romantic possibilities - Mayhew or Adam - and to my pleasure, she likes Adam better. He got sent off to college with her and will be living with her in the new dorm I've installed at the Sim State campus for my townie teens. I really hate having spouses that only have four want slots, so I patiently suffer sending townie teens who are to be mated to my playables to college and making them playables early just so they can have the full six want slots. Besides, what's one more teen when you already have NINE other sims slated to be at uni in round 13. THAT'S RIGHT. NINE. Another dorm was necessary, so you'll see when I blog the uni houses this round that I now have a Urele Cham Annex... i.e. another great dorm building I downloaded and plopped down next to the original greek house. So. Yes. Look forward to ten kids at uni at the end of this round. Including River and Adam! Only one blooper for you...

I really kind of do adore the mailman in this game. :') ]]

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The Clearys (B) - Round 13


Tara Cleary, Adult Knowledge Sim, 2nd LTW Become Chief of Staff

Melody Cleary, Child Family Sim, LTW Grow-Up Well


Last time at the Cleary house, Tara was getting used to having a brand new baby! She was also getting used to a taste of what it was like to be a single mom. Sometimes, she wasn't so hot at it. But for the most part, she was an attentive new mom, and Melody was a happy little toddler who aged into an equally happy little girl. Let's see how they get on this round.

Now that Melody was a child, Tara had some time alone in the house during the days. She missed her little girl for sure, but she also enjoyed the freedom to do things SHE wanted to do again, after years of being the sole caretaker for her daughter. Tara found that all she wanted to do was spend time outside, whether it be in the garden or at the little fishpond she had installed.

She was still ready to give Melody a great big cheer for an A+ report card, though. Melody came first and would probably resent all the attention she got from her mother once she was a teenager.

Already, Tara's little girl was getting older and more independent. When Melody suggested that she might like to go to the same private school Tara had attended as a child, Tara set up a meeting with the headmaster, and Melody greeted him and enthusiastically gave him a tour of their home.

Between Melody's charming and outgoing personality, her bright mind, and Tara's amazing cooking (and perhaps her amazing midriff for a middle-aged woman), Melody was accepted with flying colors.

Tara continued her new-found love of fishing, sometimes combining it with mother-daughter time as Melody played in the grass, jump roping or catching bugs.

Apparently, there were payoffs to becoming a master angler that Tara never knew about. One day, she caught a strange golden fish, and when she took it to the pet store, they informed her that it was a rare golden trout. It was worth a lot of money as a delicacy if she sold it, but Tara decided to have her prize mounted. Maybe she would catch another someday, but if she didn't, she had that trophy to be proud of.

Tara's middle-aged midriff was about to become an old midriff, so it was a good thing she got use of that formal wear while she could. Later that season, she stood in front of her birthday cake, which was lit up like a bonfire.

Though Tara didn't like the idea of getting older while her daughter was still so young, she knew she couldn't help it, so she might as well embrace it.

And she had to admit...she thought she made a pretty darn adorable gray-haired old lady. :)

[[Author's Notes: Soooo, Tara. Cutest elder ever, mmkay? Also, that golden fish? I'd never seen it before, and you can sell it for way more than normal fish. After two years, I'm still discovering little nuances of this game that I was never aware existed. So fun. :) Next round, Melody ages into a teen, and I can't wait to see how she turns out, squee! But for now, on to Sal, Inari, and River!]]

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