As you can see, they have seven children - a child, 5 toddlers and a baby, plus a dog. Even though it was the Christmas season, the Andersons knew they needed to move into a new home.
But before they moved, I thought I would take a picture of the nanny. I guess she lost her hair when I cleaned out my downloads folder. Or maybe it was just the stress.
This is their new home on 540 Cobbler Street which is going to be so nice. Their last house was just way too crowded. Also, all their needs were low, and to avoid cheating, this seemed like the best way to refresh all their needs and avoid having a social worker take all the kids. They couldn't afford a new home, but thanks to Simlogical they were able to get a mortgage.
They now had enough room for a Christmas tree. Sabastian must be afraid to look directly at it. I would be too if I were a sim. Those things burst into flames all the time for no apparent reason.
Charity still has her sisters Cassandra and Amiee helping her out with the all children.
Poor Charity is always starving. She has no time to take care of herself with all those little ones.
And Poor Mew never gets attention from her parents anymore. The whole family is in survival mode.
Charity influenced the Fancey family's Butlernator who was there as part of the welcome wagon to make them some grilled cheese sandwiches. How is this kind of incompetence possible? I know for a fact that Butlernator has 10 cooking points.
Poor Mew stared longingly out the window. Christmas vacation is not the same for her as it is for other children in Apple Grove. She spends her time picking up bottles and taking out the garbage. When she's hungry, she has to bake herself a muffin.
Caasandra is beginning to look a little tired and irritated at her sister from all the free babysitting she's been doing.
It was time for Blissey to become a big girl. The more people that can go potty and bake muffins, the better.
Here's one last picture of her as a cute toddler.
She grew up with wavy brown hair. When I get a chance, I'll have to fix her hair so I can remember who she is.
Mew is about to become a teen, which will really help out.
Especially now that her mom is pregnant. Again.
I think it just dawned on her that this will be her 8th child.
Mew may not be too sad to leave her difficult childhood behind.
Ugh, she grew up with dreadlocks. I'll have to fix that as well.
She decided she wants money - probably because she's never really had any. As a secondary aspiration, she wants a family of her own despite all her difficult experiences growing up in a large family. She likes guys that wear jewelry and love to clean, but I guess she wants to be in charge of the kitchen. Maybe she's afraid she'll be stuck picking up bottles and eating muffins for the rest of her life.
It's now time for Lucario to be a big boy.
Here's one more picture of Lucario as a toddler.
And now he's big enough to go to school. I think he's a cute kid.
I didn't know that babies can be put on the toddler beds, but apparently they can. Thankfully, they can't roll off. This is Victini, BTW.
And it wouldn't be Christmas in Apple Grove without a Christmas tree fire.
Mew is a good big sister. She grabbed Gorebyss and ran him out the door.
Aunt Cassandra grabbed Walrein and took him out away from the flames. Soon the fire department arrived and put out the fire. I think at that point they gave up the Christmas celebration. No one had time to bake Santa cookies anyway.
Walrein lived to see his birthday thanks to his heroic aunt.
Here's one more picture of Walrein as a toddler. In case you don't remember, Walrein was adopted, but that did not count to help Sabastian with his LTW to marry off 6 children.
Walrein is cute too.
Unfortunately, no one cared enough to check on him before his birthday, and he grew up badly. This is one of the only times I've ever had a child grow up badly. Oops.
Walrein did not take it well. He immediately got into a fight with Lucario. This is a Pokemon battle between Walrein and Lucario, LOL.
The battle went on for a very long time. Sabastian was mortified, but Aunt Amiee and Aunt Cassandra loved it. Cassandra was cheering for Lucario to win.
It ended with Walrein beating Lucario and knocking him into the wall. Red-headed orphan kids are tough, I guess.
Then I didn't know what he was doing...
But I guess sim kids can throw tantrums. I've never seen that happen before.
He was very unhappy. Sorry kid, I usually care more. But at least you didn't get sent back to the orphanage. Yet.
Now that they got rid of three toddlers, it was time for Victini to become one.
One more picture of Victini as a baby...
And I guess he's going to wear a tuxedo.
Even though she's pregnant and exhausted, Charity had to repair the trash compactor. She has the most mechanical points. With all the bottles they have to clean up, they can't wait for a repairman.
Lucario probably deserved to get beaten in a fight. Little Victini passed out on the floor from exhaustion, but Lucario thinks it's funny.
Lucario would also apparently like to see his brother Walrein dead for beating him in the Pokemon battle.
Blissey finally got her hair fixed.
And so did Mew, although I think the red pajamas look terrible with her hair.
There, that's better. And now I guess it's time to say good-bye to the Andersons until round 8. Things should only get easier for them as the kids become more self-sufficient.
And, according to my notes, I only have 3 houses left to play in Round 7! :)
(Cross-posted on my LJ)