Welcome back to Arbor Watch and the Cookes.
This chapter has nothing to do with the guy
above. I just thought he looked really
interesting. I can’t even tell what eye color he
Last rotation Maria, Sandra, and Jeremiah
were born. Bringing the number of kids in the
house to seven. Lucky the four older kids are
more than willing to help out. Of Maria was
sleeping in Jay and Thomas’ room. So if they
don’t help they don’t get any sleep.
Meanwhile, Julian sprays the roaches that wants to
join the household. It’s a bit crazy with 9 sims and
four dogs. I forget to make them clean up after
Julien like Amber and Komei is up the moment his
energy bar is full. He starts baking for More Than
Food right away.
I had to wake Julian up to help out with Jeremiah. He
was screaming while Sandy was trying to get some
After everyone else is up it’s time to get rid of the
piles of homework around the door. All of the school
goers had at least two piled up.
I try to send Julien with the three teens to
More Than Food. It’s one of the bad lots that
keeps crashing. I can’t figure out what’s wrong
with it. Girf.
I suppose it doesn’t matter because it’s finally
Thomas’ birthday. I swore I had a cake shot. I
guess not oh well. Thomas rolled fortune with a
LTW to have 5 level 10 businesses. Well you are
in the right challenge for that laddybuck.
Off to the mirror so you don’t look completely
The Cookes did have a little money saved up, so here’s
J&J Bakery because they need some source of income.
It’s a pretty good turn out for being open at ten
o’clock at night. The kids took turns selling and
running the cash register. While Julien just kind of
goofed off. But he owns the place. They didn’t quite
get it rank 1. I think they’re only one star away or so.
Jay and Julian sit down and snack on some
leftovers while everyone else goes to bed.
Teenage boys, they’re always hungry.
Day Two begins with a fight. Julian take exception to
Thomas’ name not starting with a J and attacks.
Fortunately the school bus came before anything else
could happen. Julien settled down the triplets. They
had a long night of entertaining themselves.
Then he took the rare moment to send some
cuddle time with Sandy.
Which may have lasted most of the
afternoon. Despite being almost permy
pregnant Sandy still very much loves
Julian and the others are home finally, and he’s really
pumped up about the fight with his brother. He
doesn’t realized he’s going to spend the rest of the
rotation interacting with Thomas because I will not
have fights. *Brings out Mom voice*
Of course Sandy goes into labor right as the kids
Triplets :D. You can’t say you’re
surprised, it’s all part of The
Plan. Though somehow
Jebediah didn’t get a picture.
Wow, I’m really slacking this
chapter. Anyhow, Clockwise the
top two are Jason and James.
Not pictured is Jebediah,
because we need more J names.
Julien serves dinner and the family goes back to
normal as if Sandy hadn’t just given birth. Never mind
that there’s cribs shoved in every spot they would fit
because there’s six sims that need them. Of Sandy’s
probably just glad she doesn’t have to have anymore
kids. Ten is enough.
At some point in time a genie was left on the lot.
Yay. Amanda wishes for wealth. One because she’s
in the red aspiration wise and want to earn some
money and two they’re broke after buying another
business. And if I want them to move again they’ll
need the funds.
The older boys get to test their parenting skill
since all three of the babies seemed to start
crying at the same time.
Amanda wishes for Wealth once more. Leaving the
last wish for Sandy when she wakes up.
Julien is up early as usual, can’t a guy sleep in once in
awhile? Fortunately the kids are all asleep so he
sneaks in some time to bake.
As soon as the sun rises the boys take their turn in
earning some money to move with. Not that they had
The kids get booted to school and Sandy finally gets her
turn with the genie. I have her wish for Peace of Mind.
I made her have ten kids so I can finally give her a
The kids come home from school, with vacation
townies in tow. I can wait until Ethan’s kids grow up so
I won’t have to deal with the vacationers for a awhile.
Juan Harries aside, tonight’s the mother of all
birthdays, both set of triplets are aging up tonight. I
have the teens get their homework out of the way so
they can help out.
The were a few hours to pass
before the birthday’s began so
Julien took the older kids to
More Than Food. The Café part
is closed for the moment until
the shop gets back on its feet.
I’m taking away the open
position in the Culinary field until
More Than Food hits rank 5
Back home it’s time to get the birthdays started.
Bear with me a few slides, six birthdays is a lot.
First up is Sandra, she looks mostly like Julien, like all her elder
Next is Jason. Wow he’s cute, I love his little nose.
His personality is 7/6/3/7/4.
Here’s Maria who got a little of the
questionable side of her parents’ genetics.
Next up James (brown) and Jebediah (green) the
both seem to have a good mix of genes, though I
think James has a wider mouth. Or I might be biased
to Jebediah. 9/6/5/4/4 and 6/8/5/2/10 respectively.
Ten nice points for Jeb, sweet.
Last but not least, oh what’s his name, Jeremiah. Too
many kids I tell you.
The clock ticks over to Day Four and poor Sandy is the
only one left to clean up the mess.
Julian Cooke!!!!! The kids awakening is heralded by
another fight. Grrr, Julian is starting to get on my
Now you two stay there until the furious meter
goes away, Thomas stop cheating!
Thankfully the rest of the day is pretty quiet. Julien and stay worked
on toddler skills and the kids played. Saturdays are the best are they
Day Five is RENO DAY!!!!! Everyone is pushed to the edge
of the lot. Julian starts another fight with Thomas. Julian if
you don’t cut it out I’m making Thomas heir. :P.
Here’s the before picture. I hate this house, I was going to
move the family again, but I decide to at least try and fix it up
for the next family. The layout just isn’t functional for a large
family, as you can see I’ve shoved cribs and beds anywhere
possible. I split the second bathroom so one person could
shower and another could pee.
Here’s the new first floor. The only structural change I
made was making the master bedroom bigger. Then I
redid the second kid’s bedroom and the second
bathroom. I gutted and redid the living area. I like the
layout much better now.
And here’s the second floor, I was sure what to with the
space above the kitchen, but I think the couch worked out
well. I wanted things the kids could all together to avoid
more fights. There’s a third bathroom with a balcony
beside it in case I get someone that stargazes. There’s no
access to the front balcony, I just liked the way it look
better than a roof.
Over all it looks much nicer now doesn’t
it? I think the Cooke’s will stay here after
all. Now I just need to work on some
And the best feature of all is the second stove, now
both Sandy and Julien and later Julian can all work at
the same time.
Of course Julian is going to have to work
on his relationship with Thomas before
he’s allowed in the kitchen.
The only thing I wish I had thought to add would be a
dining room so the whole family can eat together. Right
now they dine in shifts, but Amanda gets to move at the
end of Summer. She now has a Plan for her very own. Of
course she’s just the first wave, slowly the family will
shrink to a more manageable size.
Quietly right before bed Sandy ages gracefully into
elderhood. That’s all for the Cooke family this
rotation. Onward to the Lillard’s (Bertino).
Rotation: Spring 3
Households: 2 of 5
Playable Sims: 27
# Of Total
Community Lots: 9
Business Districts: 0
CAS Available: 5
# of Fires: 8
# of Burglaries: 0
# of Electrocutions: 0
# of Graves: 0
Amber's Tales - Amber Vega - 10
More than Food - Julien Cooke – 2
Komei's Klothes – Komei Vega – 3
Smithe's Underground – Ethan Smithe – 2
The Toy Chest- Ethan Smithe- 2
Bertino’s Bolts- Dagmar Bertino – 2
Goodie Blooms – Herbert Goodie – 1
Vega Tykes – Juan Vega- 1
J&J Bakery – Julien Cooke - 0
Business – 1/1
Law Enforcement 2/2