Both the Jeffresses and Miguels just moved into this house that was formerly owned by rockstar Brian Tucker. Because the sisters and their new husbands were willing to share a house, they were able to get a nicer one, and I was grateful to them for giving me just one story to write this time rather than two.
When we last visited Rose and Violet they had just returned from college and moved into an apartment. That didn't work out too well for them, so they moved into a boarding house. Rose was abducted by aliens, and came back with a little surprise. Rose and Violet went on vacation to Twikkii Island with their fiancés and were both married.
Would it surprise you to know that everyone currently in this house is a knowledge sim? Almond and Apple are studying hard, because that's what knowledge sims love best. I see that Brian Tucker left behind his couch and piano when he moved out. Someday, maybe they'll have the money to redecorate.
The day they moved into their new house Rose had just been promoted to Specialist in the medical field, and the next day she went into labor.
And gave birth to a little green boy. It seems the aliens made an exception to their usual pattern of only impregnating male abductees.*
And yes, the little guy's name is Lime. The Jeffress and Miguel families are going with the nuts and fruits naming scheme since I renamed Apple and Almond.
And it seems like Violet may have picked up a little souvenir from her honeymoon.
Rose got demoted from Specialist back to General Practitioner for thumbwrestling at work.
Stephen Bigfoot stopped by for a visit, and Apple put him to work teaching him mechanical skills on the surgical dummy. He could have asked his wife the General Practitioner for help, but she's always busy. Apple is currently employed in the Adventurer career track as a Spelunker, so if he finds a mutilated torso down in the caves, thanks to Stephen he'll know exactly what to do.
It was time for little Lime's toddler birthday.
And of course, it was a short celebration due to Violet going into labor.
She gave birth to a baby girl.
Her name is Strawberry, and determining her birthday was a no-brainer since she was obviously born on Lime's birthday. I just realized that Strawberry is the first Generation 3 baby born in Apple Grove! Yay!
Lime seems a bit resentful of Apple's attempts to teach him to speak. I'm happy to say that Apple is a good father to Lime, though. They soon became best friends despite not being blood-related.
Apple Grove now has electrified gnomes to prevent theft. This makes having gnomes in the yard a lot more entertaining, although I'm not sure Coupon was entertained.
Not to be discouraged, Coupon came back later that night, approaching the gnome from a different angle in hopes of a different outcome. She failed.
Almond is moving up the career ladder in Architecture. He's now been promoted to Foreman, and tomorrow in a similar picture he will get promoted to the Head of the Construction Company. He's waving at Violet who also got a promotion today to MVP and will be promoted to Superstar tomorrow. Violet's mom Beverly just stopped by for a visit as well. Not pictured is Rose who got promoted to Surgeon today, and who will get promoted to Medical Researcher tomorrow.
Wendy's is also interested in the alien gnome. She's trying to figure out how to make the electrical charge travel forward, up and away from her body. She did not succeed.
It's nearly impossible to tell who is inside of this thing, but I know it's Apple. He was promoted yesterday to Multiregional Sim of Some Question, and will come home later today as a Relic Liberator. Violet also got promoted to Assistant Coach that day and Coach the next day. Aren't you glad I spared you most of the promotion spam?
I hate these default "jailbird" pajamas. I should really be less lazy. I think Lime will be happy to get out of the horizontal stripes...
And into some vertical stripes. Yep. He's extremely happy.
But it looks like Aunt Rose has a picked out a worse outfit than jailbird pajamas for Strawberry - the mummy Halloween outfit. Sims are so stupid sometimes, because it's almost Christmas, not Halloween.
Lime is really excited about starting school and riding the bus, which he discusses with my son Ian. Hopefully, Ian won't kill Lime's delusions of the bus being fun by tying Lime's shoelaces together on his first day.
Buck Fancey stopped by for a visit, and he and Lime became fast friends.
Chick-Fil-A posed for an incriminating photo before trying to snatch their alien gnome - which has become the hottest object in Apple Grove.
I almost didn't post this photo because it seems a little cruel to zap a child, but I think you're never too young to learn that crime doesn't pay. Muhahahahaha!
None of the neighborhood's theft attempts have worked, and so Rose and Violet still have their dear green gnome.
Really, Rose, again with the ugly maternity clothes? Well I don't suppose this will be a green baby this time.
I had pity on Strawberry and gave her a makeover.
Lime is one of those fun kids who loves to play pirate captain in the bathtub, or this may have been inspired by his stepfather Apple who just got his promotion to Dread Pirate.
The Jeffresses and Miguels all decided it was time to go on an educational vacation to Takemizu Village on a camping vacation - all except Strawberry, who of course had to stay home with a nanny. All of the adults were able to learn teleportation from the ninja. I'm not sure if it was brains or intimidation that got him to teach them, though. It looks like Rose is giving him two choices, and not the other way around.
The charlatan was up to his usual tricks, but thankfully had no luck in tricking Apple into parting with his wallet.
They all had a blast digging up their campground in search of a map to Pagoda in the Shadows.
Then they got to hear the Legend of the Dragon. *yawn*
And the most exciting thing that happened on vacation was when this unknown tourist lady got struck by lightning while they were visiting Takemizu Village Hot Springs.
*Through the power of boolprop
Scoring: 2 points for adding Lime and Strawberry to the neighborhood. 3 points to Rose for earning all of her Lifetime Aspiration Benefits. The population of Apple Grove is currently 56, with a total population of 58.