Welcome back to Arbor Watch. I made a mistake
last chapter and said the Lillards were next, well
actually the Smithe Family is. I forgot about our
beloved pirates in disguise. Please don’t tell Steve
whatever you do.
Day One begins early, Lilly is having a bit of a hard
pregnancy having to balance sleeping against eating. So
many of my sims end up like this, I wonder, if it’s a
reflection of my mismanagement, nah.
Lilly when she’s awake tries to spend some time with
her step-kids before school. Benedict is the only one
to make some effort to eat with her.
After the kids left for school, Ethan called the pound.
It was time to find Cola a mate.
I had him adopt Buffy, the elderly female dog,
hoping there was a way to turn her back into
an adult. Alas I couldn’t find one, oh well what
can you do?
Buffy will get to live out her days with the family.
Ethan adopted little Mia. I named her after Mia
Moonstar on Boolprop.
Now time to get Ethan’s and Cola’s relationship high
enough to try to breed when the time is right.
It’s birthday time here too, thankfully only
half as many as the Cooke Family.
There are times when I’m tolerant of maxis, however; a brown
sweater with green shorts is too much.
Cassie rolled Romance, she wants to be a professional party
guest like her momma. She digs old men wearing full face
makeups, oh dear.
Leon rolled Family and wants to graduate 3 kids from college,
we’ll see. He would like a hardworking cook as a wife. Maybe
time to mingle the bloodlines, hmmm.
Benedict rolled Popularity and wants to be The Law. Probably
not going to happen, but we’ll play that by ear. He likes cooks
that wear glasses.
Lilly ducks out of the house while she’s feeling good
enough to go shopping for the coming baby.
It’s so much fun to have the town at a point where they
can ‘shop’, so much more fun than browsing buy mode.
She also stops by Komei’s Klothes to pick up some new outfits for the
Part of The Plan is to have, Abby, Lilly, and Faith Goodie all close friends.
They’re about the same age and all their children will be roughly the same
age. Abby’s baby will a little younger, but within a day or so of the others. I
think it would be sweet to have clique of young married women.
Poor Lilly, maybe I should have let Ethan do the shopping
she passed out the moment she got home.
The next morning all three
were eager to try out their
new clothes. So much better
than the brown sweater
Leon, though I had a tough
time picking something nice
for Cassie. But I think the blue
Isn’t Mia cute. Already hanging out with Cola. My Hanna
would never let another dog that close to her food. Nice
thing not having to worry about food aggression with sim
With only an hour or so until the kids get back from
school, Ethan and Lilly take a quick moment to have a
date. So far none of the kids have been angry at their
dad for getting married. I guess it’s because Ethan
and Dagmar never married, so they don’t recognize it
Soon their home with Thomas and Amanda in tow.
Nice to have a few teens in the neighborhood to
reduced the number of vacation townies around.
Everyone stills chest pounds another though. Pretty
soon they’ll all know the slap dance and I’ll cry.
Ethan and Lilly went to a place a little more private than the
living room full of teenagers.
They mixed and mingled for the most part. But Cassie and
Thomas really hit it off. Turns out that Cassie has one bolt
for Thomas. Not a match made in the Plan, but enough to
have some teen fun.
Ethan sends Thomas and Amanda home and drags his
kids to The Toy Chest.
Ethan made toys while his kids practiced their
skills. Benedict took charge of sales, Cassie ran
the register and Leon restocked.
They bring in enough money so at the end of
the work shift I could expand the display
Improvements aside, Cassie didn’t necessarily enjoy
being on the register. I can’t help but be amused still,
by the sims getting whacked in the stomach by the
register. Even after so many years of playing. Poor
Back home Lilly went into labor, on the sidewalk
of all places.
As usual I hit the random button, but Lilly
lucked out only giving birth to a boy. I
dubbed him Richard. Richard Smithe has a
nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Richard takes a lot after his dad, with Ethan’s skin and
eyes. But he has Lilly’s brown hair, yippee I need more
brown haired sims.
Day Three begins with Ethan heading up to Smithe’s
Underground. I want to do something more with it,
but I’m at a bit of a lost just how to improved the
It’s still a favorite of the older citizens of Arbor
Watch. Maybe it needs a bingo night….
A smustle party starts outside as I tell Ethan to
close up shop. Everybody do the Smustle!
Back home Ethan takes his turn with little Richard.
Before school Benedict helps out too. Such a good big
Mia is quickly becoming a part of the family. Lilly
and Cassie especially can’t get enough of her.
And of course ACR has to make an appearance. I feel
like half the time I’m canceling the autonomous actions
because my need to micromanage. But I do enjoy the
extra randomness that the mod brings. Lilly’s pregnant
again, even though I only planned for them to have one
Ethan and Lilly pretty much relax the rest of the day.
Lilly plays with the dogs, and attempts to get Buffy to
stop destroying the furniture. Ethan parks Richard in
the swing to play.
I really like the baby toys. It’s so nice that they can do other
things than lay in the crib. So of course, Richard is
unimpressed. He just screams on the floor and sleeps in the
swing. Not cool Richard.
Yay the older kids are home from
school! Thomas comes along as well as
his brother Jay.
Cassie has two bolts for Jay. Again I’m probably
not going to make them a long term item. Jay
grows up next rotation and they’re just too far
apart in age. But that’s not going to stop
Cassie from having a bit of fun.
They’re have a nice little date. Unfortunately
not high enough relationship for Cassie’s first
kiss. Oh well, there’s always another time.
Thomas and Cassie are much closer in age, but not
sure if I want to start joining the family trees yet. He
doesn’t seem to upset with Cassie for having a date
with his older brother. So many possibilities with
these teens, it’s impossible to make a decision.
Day Four begins rather unexpectedly expected.
Lilly has a bit up morning sickness, poor dear.
And Lilly pops as she comes out of the shower,
in the tiniest room in house. At least she didn’t
give birth in here. And I just realized that I
won’t get to see the baby until next rotation.
Lilly and Ethan pretty much lazed about most of the
day. Richard was a good baby and slept a lot.
Then the kids came home. How
exciting! They rushed to finish their
homework so Ethan could take them
to The Toy Chest.
The expanded store was a hit earning The Toy
Chest Rank 3.
Back home it’s birthday time for Richard!
Yay….aw he won’t be able to use the swing
I didn’t get a good full head on picture, but Richard
ended up being an excellent mix of Lilly and Ethan. He
has Lilly’s nose and Ethan’s mouth. He's 10/3/7/3710.
Ten nice points! I love nice points.
Day Five begins with absolute cuteness. I love crawling
on the floor with toddlers. They’re so adorable.
And Richard is quickly potty trained. Smart
milk is such a nice thing.
Aww so cute. Of course Mia is a prime
toddler target for cuddles.
Richard is whisked off to bed and Lilly serves breakfast
of left over grilled cheese. Leon is the only one to
decide to sit down with her. Lilly hasn’t really bonded
with the older kids. They’re okay relationship wise. But
not besties or anything. I guess that’s okay. Sometimes
my stepmom and I don’t always get along.
Of course Leon is the one left to clean up the dishes.
So cute. You can see the rest of the family having
second breakfast in the background. But never
mind them, Richard is cute.
And I caught the sparkles, Mia grows up into
the cutest dog.
And this is a horrible picture, but Lilly pops a
second time after eating some stinky pop tarts.
When the teens get home from school I sent them
to The Toy Chest alone. I was going have them run
the store, but then I had a better idea.
The boys are left outside to entertain themselves.
Cassie called Jay over for a date. She has three bolts
with him due the romance chemistry perks.
Aww. Cassie and Jay get their first kiss. I
wish they weren’t so far apart in age. Oh
well. What can you do?
I almost forgot about Reno Day… I didn’t really
do much as you can see. I mainly gave redid
the living room and the kitchen since they’re no
longer completely broke.
The rest of the evening was quiet and peaceful like.
That’s it for the Smithe’s this time it’s really the Lillards
Rotation: Spring 3
Households: 3 of 5
Playable Sims: 28
# 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- 3
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