The Cooke Legacy: Chapter 42 – Rip Roarin Good Time Written by: ilovereecee
Howdy! Welcome back to The Cooke Legacy: Chapter 42 – Rip Roarin Good TimeIn the last chapter you saw the Q generation start to grow up, most of the spares started their own lives and the heir was announced as Quinn. She met and married her love Marisa and shed justfound out she was pregnant when we last left. So lets pick up from there...
Id just found out I was pregnant and couldnt wait to tell my wifeMarisa, but she was sleeping when I went into our bedroom. I waskind of disappointed, but a little sleepy myself, so I just climbed in bed next to her. I could always break the good news when we woke up from our nap.
We slept right through my little sister Quintessas adult birthday. Icant believe I forgot that her birthday party was that night. I guess what Ive heard about pregnancy is true... it does make you very forgetful!
Even though I wasnt there to cheer her on, Tessa aged into agorgeous young woman. She got a promotion at work and is now the Sous Chef!
Tessa didnt waste too much time finding her future spouse. She decided to try her luck with the matchmaker, since thats how Ifound Marisa. She got a guy named Talin on her first try and they hit it off right away. So much so, that they decided to move into their own house together that same night.
My little sister got married to Talin just a few short days aftermeeting him. They got hitched in a private ceremony on the lawn of their new home.
Tessa and Talin didnt wait too longbefore starting their own family. Her first pregnancy resulted in a little boy! My nephew is named Reagan.
When Reagan was a little older, Tessa and Talin added anotherboy to their family. His name is Reece. He looks a lot like Reagan!
Im so happy for my little sister! She ended up married to a greatguy with two adorable little boys to call her own. It makes me even more excited to be pregnant and starting my own little family with Marisa.
Speaking of Marisa, shes been a little sick lately. Ive often heard that spouses can get whats called sympathy sickness when theirspouse is pregnant. But I havent even told her Im pregnant yet, or had any morning sickness... so I dont know if thats whats going on here.
“Marisa, Im pregnant!” I blurted out. I hadnt planned on being so in your face about it, but I couldnt hold it in any longer. “Were going to be moms!”
“Really? And here I was thinking I was the pregnant one. Ive been sotired and sick lately and youve been feeling fine! How funny!” Marisa laughed, patting my growing belly. “Were going to be moms. I cant believe it! Im so excited.”
While Im just starting my pregnancy, Rita isending hers. Shes finallygiven birth to a cute little black kitten. He is named Reggie. Im so glad for his birth, but Ijust wish shed had more than one. I want twenty after all.
I was filling the cats food dish when Marisa came waddling in one afternoon.“Quinny?” She asked, “Remember how I told you Ive been feeling so sick and exhausted lately? Well... youre not the only one whos pregnant!”
“Oh. My. God.” I couldnt speak for a moment. “Were both pregnant!? Well this is... great! Were both going to have babies! This is crazy!”I have to admit, I was a little speechless at first. I didnt express my fears to Marisa, but multiples run in my family and I was terrified we were perhaps both carrying them.
“Oh honey! I cant believe you and Marisa are pregnant. Its like agrandfathers dream come true!” My dad said while rubbing my big belly. Even if I am in shock, at least my dad is thrilled!
I quit my job to stay home and raise Reggie. Rita and Tramp areexpecting again and I tire so easily these days. Both Marisa and Iare progressing in our pregnancies and try to do our best to take care of each other when we can.
Marisa and I were nappingupstairs, but I couldnt get comfortable. I went to gotake a hot shower, when I realized I was in labor. I called for my mom and dad and woke Marisa up with my yells. Everyone was there to witness thebirth of my first son! Mom and Dad were over themoon. I think seeing labor freaked Marisa out forwhat is in store for her, but we were all thrilled when little Ryder was born :)
Even though I didnt have a difficult pregnancy, Im thrilled that itsover with! Having Ryder outside of my belly is much better. I love holding him in my arms and just looking at his little face. Hes darling!
“Hes just the cutest thing Ive ever seen, Quinny. We did a good job!” Marisa said while we put Ryder down for the night. “And pretty soon, well have another one.” I reminded her. Not that sheneeded it, we all were waiting on pins and needles for her to give birth. It should be any day now.
Only a day after Ryder made his entrance, Marisa went into laborwith our second baby. Mom and Dad werent there, but I was ableto support Marisa. It was tough knowing the pain she was feeling, but when I saw our daughter it was so worth it! We named her Rosie.
Its time for my youngest siblings to age into adults! This really makes me feel old, I can still remember when Quanesha andQuincey were born! I was upstairs taking care of Ryder and Rosie, but Marisa made it downstairs with my parents to celebrate.
After my sister and brother aged and movee out intotheir own home, it was time for Ryder to blow out the birthday candles. Dontworry, I havent forgotten to tell you about Nesha andQuinceys lives... but theyre still settling in their new home, so for now Ill show you more about my own children.Ryder aged into such a cute little boy! He got Marisas red hair, but my facial features for sure! He is a semi neat, shy, active,playful and semi nice child.* *184.108.40.206.5, not bad!
“Come on, sing for GrandpaPax!” My dad coaxed Ryder,but he didnt want anything to do with the lullabies. Hes found out that he has hands and they can fit into his mouth! Hes growing so much!!“Youre Grandpas sweet girl.Youre going to grow up to beso pretty like your mommies. Arent you sweet Rosie?” Dad really loves having twogrand babies in the house at once. Its his dream come true!
“Good job Ryder! Mommy is so proud her big boy!”Marisa is still working toward her lifetime goal to become a mad scientist. I thought after Ryder and Rosie were born, she mightdecide on something tamer, but shes still got her heart set. Sheworks extra hard to do a great job at work and still be involved in our kids lives. She even taught Ryder to take his first steps!
Ive been feeling pretty sick lately and Im hoping its because Im pregnant.Marisa and I started tryingfor another baby right after Rosie was born. I didnt have to wait too long to find out that I was pregnant. I was playingwith Tramp when I first felt the baby kick!
Reggie hasnt even grown out of his kitten stage, but hes now a big brother to a little girl kitten who looks exactly like him. Rita andTramps second pregnancy resulted in a female kitten who I namedRaven. Three kittens down, seventeen to go until my lifetime want!
“Were not just celebratingRosies birthday, Marisa.” I said smiling. “Werecelebrating my pregnancy too!” Marisa smiled, “I had afeeling when I kept hearing you run to the bathroom throwing up! Thats great, Quinny!!”Rosie aged into an adorable little girl. She looks even more like me than Ryderdoes, but with Marisas red hair of course! Herpersonality is very similar to Ryders.* *220.127.116.11.10
I want to take a moment to update you on my siblings lives! After their adult birthday, Quanesha and Quincey moved into a home together. Quanesha started dating exterminator Jesse Day and Quincey fell for gym enthusiast Ella Attoio.
The twins held a private, double wedding. Quanisha dropped her maiden name and became Mrs. Day. Elle accepted our family name and is the newest Mrs. Cooke!
It didnt take long before both my sister and my new sister in law wereexpecting their first babies! I know I already have so many nieces and nephews, but becoming an aunt never gets old!
My sister Quanesha had a gorgeous little girl who looks just likeher! She didnt get any genes from her father, it seems. Jesse and Nesha named her Rebecca.
Elle had twins! A girl with her blonde hair named Regina and a boy with Quinceys brown hair named Ronnie! Arent they darling!?
All three aged into adorable, smart children. Im so happy that myyoungest siblings got their happily ever afters!
“I know you have this wild dream to be Cooke Citys next crazy cat woman, but the twins have been asking for a pet and I think itd be agood idea if I took Tramp and Rita off your hands. Then youd have more room for the next batch of kittens to be born...” Quincey said one afternoon.I agreed, the more room I had in the house the better. Reggie would be ready to have his own kittens soon. So I let Tramp and Rita go with Quincey. I know Regina and Ronnie will be so happy!
Reggie grew up into an adult cat that same afternoon, so I called the pet adoption agency and got a new female kitten named Alegra. I hope that she and Reggie hit it off right away. I hope theyll bring in the new batch of kittens, as Quincey says.
My pregnancy is progressing so quickly! It seems like time is really flying by. The little one in my belly is getting more active and Imgetting more and more tired, but excited as the days go on. I cant wait to meet my new baby!!
I adopted Alegra as a kitten, but she was just a day away fromaging into an adult. She aged into a pretty, beige kitten with black“tube socks”. Thats what they look like anyway! She and Reggie started getting along right away. I hope I see babies soon from these two.
Marisa is working so hard lately! Shes been promoted to aninventor. Basically she invents things for her lab! She has to study more and more with every promotion and still makes time for the kids. On the other end of the spectrum, Im getting lazier as the days go by. This baby is really sucking the energy out of me!
With Marisa working and me napping all the time, Ryder and Rosie tend to entertain themselves a lot. Not that they mind! They bothenjoy playing on their activity table. Building blocks seem to be the choice toy for them both. Rosie especially loves building things. Maybe shell be an inventor one day like Marisa?
Marisa and I may have busy schedules, but we still find time for our babies. We try to keep them on the sameschedule so its easier forus to sleep when they do.We also try to tackle theirtoddler skills individually. So while one plays, theother learns. Rosie got to enjoy her rocking horse when I taught Ryder to talk. His first word wasmommy! My heart almostmelted when I heard that word in his sweet voice.
“Good job Ryder!” I praised, “Youre right. Im Mommy!” “Mommy!” This time Rosies little voice said the word. I turnedaround to see Marisa clapping. I cant believe both of our toddlers learned to say mommy first. What a great night!
The night after Ryder and Rosie learned to speak, I was going toget Ryder from his crib to take him down to the kitchen. It was his birthday and we were all ready to party. I didnt even get to wake him before I went into labor. Dad rushed in and took my sweetbaby boy Robinson from me so that I could finish Ryders birthday plans before it got too late.
It was just Marisa and me at Ryders birthday. My parents were upstairs cooing over Robinson. Without his grandparents, Ryderaged into quite the handsome little boy. I cant believe hes getting so big, it seems like I just had him yesterday.
Right after Ryder aged, I rushed up to the nursery to grabRobinson. I barely had time to look at him before my dad snatchedhim up. I took him downstairs for a bottle and to meet his big sister, but Rosie was more interested in Alegra sitting on the counter.
Ryder started school and is doing well so far. Marisa helps him with his homework, so he is earning good grades. In his spare time, Ryder likes to play video games. This isnt Marisas forte, but its what Quarina and I did our entire teenage years! Im glad my hobby has been passed onto my son.
Rosie is only a day younger than Ryder, so she grew up the nightafter he did. She aged into a lovely little girl. I see a lot of myself in her! She looks exactly like I did at her age, but with red hair of course. I think Marisa and I did a great job making some cute kiddos!
“Quincey told me you let him adopt two of your cats. I was hoping thatwhile youre waiting on Alegra and Reggie to have kittens, I could have Raven to give to the boys as a surprise?” “Sure, more room for kittens in my house!”*By the way, Raven was an adult cat when this happened. I just forgot to show you her all aged up!
“Mommy, I love building with my blocks,” Rosie said, “but Ive kind ofoutgrown them. Dont you think I could start tinkering with the appliances in the home?” “Sure! Just be careful, baby girl! You should ask your mom to help you too. Shes an inventor after all!” I said.
“Left, Ryder left!” I yelled while Ryder tried out the new racing game. “Yeah! Thatta boy!!”*I think its pretty funny, and super ironic, that Quinn gave birth to Ryder. His predestined hobby is games, which is what Quinn loved to do with her twin Rina. Marisa gave birth to Rosie, her predestined hobby istinkering... which fits perfectly with Marisas current position as Inventor!
I cant believe my baby is about to be a toddler! It really makes mewant to have another child; my kids just simply cant be growing up this fast! Robinson is now a toddler though, no matter how bad I want to fight it. He sure is a cute toddler too! And a great mix of both me and Marisa.* *Personality – 18.104.22.168.7.
Reggie and Alegra havent been getting along at all lately. So whileI was busy cleaning out litter boxes and filling food dishes one day,Marisa secretly called Tessa and asked if shed like two more pets. Tessa agreed and came over to take Reggie and Alegra. Right after that, Marisa called the pet adoption agency and got two new kittens Ruby, a while female, and Rudy, a black male. They seem to be getting along well so far!
Little Robinson is growing up so quickly! He is my youngest child, so it makes me sad to see him getting bigger and smarter everyday. I know I should be happy, but I want him to stay little forever.
“I like music Mommy.” Robinson chatted with Marisa over the rabbit toy.“You do?” Marisa smiled, “Well how about that. Are you going to be a singer when you grow up? Or maybe a song writer?”
Robinson isnt the only smarty pants in our family. Ryder and Rosie are doing very well when it comes to their studies. Theyve both almost maxed all of their skills! Im so blessed with beautiful andsmart children! I know theyre all going to do great things with their lives.
“This burnt salmon is amazing!” The headmaster told my mother over dinner. “Id love to have your kids in my school!” “Theyre actually my grandkids.” Mom corrected him.“Yeah, them too.” The headmaster replied. “Can I have another plate?”* *I always find it funny when the headmaster, such a prestigious man, eats like a slob!
Its birthday time again for my little Robinson. As much as Id likehim to stay a toddler forever, it just simply wont happen. Robinson aged into a handsome young man. I see so much of both Marisa and myself in him. He sure is a cutie!
Marisa has completed her lifetime want! She is now a madscientist! Im so happy for her, and if Im being truly honest, a little jealous. I wish I could have my lifetime want achieved by now.Marisas new desire is to become head of the SCIA. I think thats more appropriate for a married woman with three children.
Ryder and Rosie were accepted to the private school whenRobinson was just a toddler. So he goes to a different school than his siblings. His older sister and brother have such a closerelationship, that Im always afraid Robinson feels left out. Maybe I should convince Marisa its a good idea to have another baby so that Robinson has someone to be super close to as well.
“Ryder, what do you think if me and Mommy had another baby?” I brought up the idea to my oldest son. “I dont know Mom. Arent you kind of old to be having another baby?” Ryder bluntly asked. “Besides, youre not focusing on thegame and were about to die... yep, you just got sniped. Way to go Mom!”
“Grandpa, stop him! He cant take Grandma!” Rosie begged while Ryder just sobbed while watching my Mom pass away.“I cant baby.” Dad said while holding back his own tears. “We cant do anything to help Grandma.” Dad turned to face his wife of so many years and whispered, “Goodbye Allison, my love.”
Losing my mother was very difficult for everyone, but especially forDad. He walks around the house breaking out in tears at random. I feel so bad for him. I wonder if having a new grandchild in the house will help ease some of his pain. I really need to talk to Marisa about having another baby.
On another, happier note, Ruby has aged into an adult cat. Shehas some pretty interesting markings. It looks like she has a maskon her face where her coat gets darker. I also love her bright greeneyes! Once Rudy ages into an adult, Im going to have them try for kittens!
Life is moving on after the loss of my mother. Just a few nightsafter we said goodbye to her, Ryders teenage birthday arrived. He aged into such a handsome young man! He declared fortune and grilled cheese as his aspirations.
“Marisa, I think we should have another baby!” I confessed after seeingRyder age into a teenager. “I miss having little ones in the house. I know Dad would love another grandchild, too.”“Quinny,” Marisa sighed, “I know you miss having babies and that Paxton would love another grand baby to dote on. But, we have three wonderful children already. One of which is a teenager now! In a few years hell be having his own kids!”
“Yuck!” I realized, “Thats a scary thought. Us as grandmothers!” “I know! Were getting old, Quinny!” “Old!?” I exclaimed.
“Dont worry though, old lady!” Marisa winked, “Youre still the mostcaring, most beautiful and smartest woman Ive ever met in my life!” Oh my wife! She knows just what to say to make me forget all my troubles.
Now that Ryder is a teenager, he has homework again. When hewas in middle school, he was one of the smartest in his class. Now its a whole new ball game, but Im sure hell be caught up in no time!
One good thing about Ryder having homework... Rosie has tons more free time to get to know her youngest brother! She andRobinson arent nearly as close as her and Ryder, but I think with more afternoons playing ball, theyll be best buds in no time.
If I thought Ryder aging into a teen gave me anxiety, its nothing compared to how I feel with Rosie aging into one! I dont know ifIm fully prepared to have a teenage girl in my house! I better getready though, because my little angel is now all grown up! Shes chosen romance and popularity as her aspirations. Great, even more to worry about!
Ryder and Rosie have already maxed all of their skills. So they spend most of their free time together. I hope that they stillremember to make time for Robinson. I dont want him feeling left out.
Rudy has aged into an adult cat! Now I can finally have him andRuby try for kittens together! Im hoping that theyll get pregnant right away and have a big litter of kittens.
“Mom!” Ryder whined. “Youre so obnoxious! You arent a gracious winner at all.” “Well youre just a sore loser.” I winked. “Shouldnt you be doing something more productive with your time,Ryder?” Marisa called from the corner. “I thought you were going to look for a job?” “I will! I just have to beat Mom at least once before I do.”
“I think you would be the perfectbest friend Amy!” Rosie is starting to make new friends around theneighborhood. She wants to have 20 best friends all at once!* “Robinson, have I ever told you what a good best friend you would make? I think wed be perfect pals!” *So Rosies LTW is to have 20 BFFs simultaneously. I might try to attempt this before I had the family over to Haleigh. Also, Ithink its hilarious that she makes the same face when talking to her new friends!
My Dad was giving the headmaster a tour of our home so that Robinson could get into his private school. Suddenly, I heardsobbing from the other room, but I was too late when I got there. Dad was already gone.
The rest of the night was so difficult to get through! Im not sure how I made it without entirely breaking down. I thought theheadmaster would leave the house and give us time to grieve, buthe still expected dinner and a finish to the tour. Thankfully, I held it together long enough to get Robinson accepted.
Life is continuing on after my father Paxton passed away. Rosie is still on her conquest for twenty best friends. Although, shes now taking her friendship to a new level with her latest friend Randy. Gosh, I feel old now that my daughter is dating! Also, I used to be worried about Robinson feeling left out sinceRyder and Rosie are so close, but now he cant get a minute alone without Rosie busting in trying to make best friends with him!
“Quinn, do you really think its okay to take Ruby away from her new kittens? She just had them yesterday and all.” Quincey expressed concern when he came to take Ruby and Rudy off my hands. “Oh, theyll be fine! Rascal and Roberta will be adults in no time.Besides,” I said, “Ive got to make room for new kittens! I think I might go ahead and adopt another male to start bonding with Roberta. That way then they all age into adults, they can try for new kittens!”
Im so proud of my sweet Ryder! He has not only managed to maintain an A average in all of his classes, but now hes climbing the career ladder as well! He took a job in the gaming career (soperfect for his personality) and was promoted to a trash talker right away! I guess all those hours playing video games with me paid off!
With all three kids inschool five days a week, I have plenty of time to do the things I love:make out with Marisa allover the house and play with my new kittens Rascal and Roberta. Theyre only two days away from aging intoadult cats! Which meanswere that much closer tomore kittens! Im gettingpretty close to achieving my lifetime want!
I know I was just bragging on Ryder, but now Ive got to give a littlepraise to the other man in my life! Robinson has now maxed out all of his skills and hes not even in high school yet! Talk about a smarty pants!
He maxed out those skills just in time too! That same night, Marisaand I gathered around to celebrate his teenage birthday. Robinson decided to declare pleasure and fortune as his aspirations. I feel older than ever now that my baby is grown!
Rascal and Roberta will be aging into adult cats soon, so Marisa thoughtfully called the pet adoption agency and got me anothermale kitten! His name is Rocco and Im hoping soon hell help bring in the next generation of kittens with Roberta.
Robinson has found a hobby that he really enjoys! In his art class at the high school, they made pottery one day and Robinson saidhe had a blast doing it. So Marisa and I bought him his own pottery wheel and we cant pull him away from it now!
“Mm, baby!” Randy exclaimed. “Youre kisses are sweeter than honey!” “Youre the sweet one, babe.” Rosie blushed.My little girl is growing up so quickly! I peeked outside one day and saw her and Randy making out!
“So Amy,” Ryder said nervously while rubbing his head, “I know youreally came over to hang out with Rosie, but I have to admit. Ive had acrush on you since I saw you. Youre so pretty and I really admire your work ethic! I was wondering if you might wanna...”
“Excuse me,” Rosie interrupted Ryders offer to Amy, “Amy! You wontbelieve it! Me and Randy just shared the best kiss ever. I think hes going to ask me out soon! Heck, if he doesnt, I will ask him!”Amy giggled, “Oh Rosie! Thats awesome!! Lets go talk about it for hours while we munch on chips in the kitchen... Ill met you down there!”
Before Amy went downstairs, she turned and planted a big kiss on Ryders lips.“Id love to go on a date with you, Ryder!” With that, she ran downstairs to add her own kissing story to the teenage gossip.
Robinson hasnt expressed any interest in dating just yet. Hes still stuck on that pottery wheel! Im starting to wonder if hes noticedany girls at school at all... or if he will choose to go for the opposite sex like me and Marisa? Maybe I should talk to him? In the mean time, hes getting pretty good at his arts and crafts. I just might have to get him to make a vase for my bedroom!
I know I said I felt older than ever when Robinson became a teen, but that feeling doesnt even compare to how I feel now! I was really happy that Marisa and our kids could help celebrate as Iturned into an elder. I dont feel any older and I still think I look pretty good for an old lady!
“I just wanted to let you know Im really looking forward to our date tonight Amy. I got us reservations at a nice restaurant downtown.”“I know! This day at school is going to drag, Ive been counting down the hours since I woke up. Anyway, I better finish my route before I have to get to school. Ill see you tonight!”
Roberta and Rascal have aged into adult cats! Roberta is already great friends with Rocco, who is still a kitten, so I called my twinsister Quarina and asked if she wanted to take Rascal as a gift toher triplets. She accepted, so now I just have to wait until Rocco isold enough to try for a kitten. Im getting really close to my lifetime want!
“Im really glad you were able to come out tonight, Amy. Ive beenplanning our first date in my head since I first saw you. I still cant believeyou have feelings for me too. All along I thought you were only coming by the house to hang out with my sister.” “Well,” Amy teased, “thats still the main reason I come by. She is my best friend you know.”
“Im just kidding! You know I care for you. Im glad I was able to come out tonight too!” Amy said. “You really went all out. Londoste is a pretty nice restaurant for our first date. You have a lot to top for next time!”“So youre already telling me Ive got a second date with the prettiest girl in town!?” Ryder smiled. “If youre lucky!” Amy winked.
I was nervous for Ryder to be on his first date. I still cant believe Im old enough to have kids who are of the dating age! But he said he had a great time and couldnt wait to take Amy out again. When I asked abouttheir end of date kiss, he blushed and said he was still working on it. That makes me happy to hear! Kids these days move too fast anyway! Im glad Ryder and Amy are taking things slow.
Speaking of taking things slow... thats one thing my daughterdoesnt know how to do! Last time I checked, she and Randy were almost official. Now I see random guys kissing her all the time!When I asked her about it, she said yoyo... or was it something like yolo? Yeah, it was yolo... whatever that means!
Well Ive finally achieved my lifetime want! I set a pretty lofty goalfor myself – raising 20 kittens. Ive finally done it! Im very proud of myself and now I feel like I can sit back and pass on the family name to one of my children as I enjoy the rest of my days with Marisa.
“Happy birthday babe!” I shouted over all the noise as Marisa prepared to blow out her candles on the eve of her birthday. Imglad I wont be the only elder in the house anymore! My lovely wife is about to join me in the world of wrinkles and gray hair.
“Thanks for inviting me to your moms birthday party! Im having a blast, Ry.” Amy smiled. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Ryder lean in and kiss his girlfriend. I smiled, then turned back to watch Marisa age.
Well even though we are spring chickens no more, I think Marisa and I are still a pretty fetching couple! Now its time for us to sit back and enjoy our old age. Its time to pass the torch and thefamily legacy onto one of my children. Im interested to see who it will be! Goodbye for now!
Time for bloopers! Poor Quincey, its his wedding day and hesgetting punched in the throat byhis wife. Then she proceeded to show off her lovely etiquette by digging in her pits!
I dont think were going to invite this little boy to play. Anyone whocan turn their head completely around is not going to befriend any sims of mine!
Um Pax? Your wife is dying. Probably not the best time to get excited about how fit you are... or check her out!
Well thats all I have for you today! I hope you enjoyed it and dont forget to cast your vote for heir at www.z12.invisionfree.com/sim_maniaHaleigh will have the family next and Im very much looking forward to where she takes them :) See you guys later! Katie/ilovereecee