Household 6 is the Pederson family!

Makari, Meadow, and Makari’s half alien daughter Liouba

They live in this starter home on a 2×2 lot. They’ll be ready to move to a bigger place next season. For now, though, they’ve only got about $1200 left after paying taxes.

There’s just enough room at the back of the house to add another bedroom and bathroom, although they can’t quite afford to buy wallpaper yet. Fortunately, they have until the end of day 1.

“No pway! Lemme out!”

Soon it was time for Meadow to head off for her first day of work. She’s Level 1 in the Business career, so she’s not making much, but every little bit helps.

Makari had the day off, so he kept Liouba busy.

Then I remembered that his secondary aspiration is Pleasure. He can write restaurant guides!

Alas, Meadow didn’t get a promotion, so she only got paid about $100.

“Hey there, cutie. Did you have a good nap?”

Meadow loved her little stepdaughter just like she was her own.

Between Meadow’s salary and the restaurant guide (but mostly the restaurant guide), they were able to finish the new rooms, furnish the new bathroom, and do a little redecorating of the bedrooms.

“Jessica, I heard about what happened. How are you holding up?”

“Oh, well, I’m doing all right, I suppose.”

“Oh! I’m pregnant! Hooray!”

Early the next morning, Makari was making omelets, when suddenly he found himself on fire!

(That’s the 2nd time a sim with maxed cooking has set himself on fire. Out of 3 fires. What’s up with that?)

(Also, fire #3 means another law enforcement position is opened up.)

Fortunately, the Pedersons had a fire alarm. The firewoman arrived quickly to put Makari out.

“I’m so sorry, Meadow. I was making you breakfast.”

“Oh, don’t worry, Makari. Leftover pork chops sound delicious right now, anyway.”

Meadow had discovered when she married Makari that she really liked sparkly food, as he’d had some in his inventory from before he’d moved here. She decided that a small vegetable garden would be lovely.

Sadly, she only realized after she planted the tomatoes that the family would probably be moving before it was time to harvest them.

“Hi there, nooboo. I’m your daddy. I’m going to teach you about everything!”

Pregnancy made Meadow tired, so she headed off to take a nap on the couch.

Portraits! I will have them.

See? There’s Makari’s portrait.

That evening, it was time for Liouba’s birthday! Makari and Meadow decided not to have a party.

“Look at me! I have fingers!”

I don’t like that hairstyle.

Much better.

Her outfit is ok, so she can keep it. It’s better that way anyway, since they’re saving up for a new house.

Liouba headed to bed pretty quickly, to get a good night’s sleep before her first day of school.

Meadow went to bed, too, but soon got up to pop.

Makari stayed up late to make robots. They already have a CleanBot, and it’s awesome. Must have somebody make a store to sell them.

The next morning, Liouba woke up wanting to jump rope, and discovered that Fitness was her One True Hobby. Alas. That one’s not profitable.

“I hope you’re a girl in there. I can’t wait to be a big sister!”

Next, Liouba convinced Meadow to take her outside for some delightful swinging around fun.

All too soon, it was time for everyone to head off to work and school. The carpool wouldn’t accept Meadow for liability reasons, so she had to walk.

Liouba was excited to head off to school. She couldn’t wait to learn about everything.

Meadow came home with a promotion, all the way to Level 2.

Makari also got a promotion, and a greeting hug from Liouba. Meanwhile, Meadow made a sidewalk friend.

(I swear she’s a closet Popularity sim. She’s always rolling wants to make friends.)

Makari helped Liouba with her homework; as a knowledge sim, he was determined that his children should be well educated.

With the money from today’s promotions, they were able to nicely furnish Liouba’s bedroom, and she spent a happy hour painting before bedtime.

Meadow and Makari spent the evening painting.

Before long, it was time for the baby to arrive.

“Oh, boolprop, what do I do?”

“You’ve done this! Don’t you have some idea?”

After a spin and twirl, Meadow held a black haired, brown eyed baby girl.

Her proud parents decided to name her Anzhelina.

(Two singletons! First time I’ve gotten past the second pregnancy without multiples in this hood.)

“Sleep well, little Anzhelina.”

In the morning, Liouba followed her Daddy into the nursery. “Is that my new sister?”

“Yes, Liouba, this is baby Anzhelina.”

“How come she doesn’t look like me? I thought she would look like me, since she’s my sister.”

Makari frowned. He wasn’t quite ready to have this conversation with his daughter. “Well, Liouba, different kids look different, even if they’re brother and sister. Now, why don’t you go play? Anzhelina needs her diaper changed.”

Liouba knew a put-off when she heard one. The new baby looked like Mommy, with Daddy’s eyes. Liouba didn’t look like anyone.

“What are you reading about, sweetie?” Meadow asked as she ate some more leftover salmon.

“Genetics,” Liouba replied.

As soon as it was light out, Meadow headed out to the art gallery. It wasn’t long until she had her gold sales badge and was able to dazzle.

Marisa Bendett bought over $20,000 worth of paintings!

Brittany, who might be moving in later in the rotation, bought over $5000 in paintings.

After a marathon 24 hour session, Makari and Meadow went on a date. They wanted 2 more kids, so they appreciated the opportunity to try there at the store, without distractions.

Back home, Makari completed the portraits!

Soon it was time to head off for work and school.

Meadow took a vacation day to take care of Anzhelina, and spent the day making friends.

In the middle of her outing, though, she had to make a run for the bathroom. She hoped it meant what she thought it meant.

“Oh, hi, Leo. How are you?”

“I’m just wonderful. I heard I have a new grandchild.”

“That’s right. She’s in the nursery if you’d like to see her.”

It wasn’t long before Makari and Liouba got home.

“Grandpa!” Liouba cried, giving him a kiss. It occurred to her that Grandpa looked different from everybody else, too. He didn’t look like Liouba, true, but maybe he might have some insight.

“Who’s Mommy’s baby girl? Mommy thinks you’re getting a new brother or sister soon.”

“Well, it was the bugs, you know,” Leo said after Liouba asked him why he was green. “You see, I was spraying the bugs, and I had a little accident and became part tomato plant.”

“Am I part tomato plant, too? Is that why I look different?”

“Oh, no, Liouba, but you are a very special child. You came to your parents as a gift from the clouds.”

“I did?”

“Yes, you’re a sky child. That’s why you’re different, but different is a good thing.”

After Grandpa left, Liouba sat down to write her report for school. She decided she’d write all about “My Grandpa the Tomato Plant”.

Makari stayed up late that night, getting Anzhelina her bottle.

“You’re a nice doggy. I’m going to ask Mommy if we can keep you.”

Meadow was not at all averse to getting a pet – it was just another way of expanding the family, after all.

Unfortunately, the stray trotted off before Meadow could adopt him.

The next baby is definitely on the way!

Makari and Liouba went off to school, while Meadow took her maternity leave day so she could be home with Anzhelina.

In between catching butterflies and making friends, Meadow changed into a different, more summery outfit. I love her hoodie, but that ridge in the pregnancy morph was getting annoying.

What’s wrong, Liouba?

“Teacher said I have a wild imagination, and that my grandpa is not a tomato plant! Silly teacher.”

She still got an A+, though.

Liouba spent the afternoon playing chess with her cousin Feofil.

Makari got home with another promotion. He’s about level 9 in Architecture, almost to his LTW.

Since the stray adoption didn’t work, the family adopted a puppy! His name is Eddie, and he’s Liouba’s A+ present.

Also that night, it was time for Anzhelina’s birthday!

With the number of extraneous sims hanging around, you’d think a Popularity sim lived here.

Anzhelina grew up adorable, although with a personality kind of out of nowhere. Makari and Meadow are both middle of the road, a Cancer and an Aquarius. Anzhelina here is a Scorpio, 9/3/9/10/1.

She can keep the hair, but the bear suit will have to go.

“You and me are gonna be best friends, and go on adventures, and have so much fun!”

Eddie found his bed in Liouba’s room with no trouble at all.

I only realized after I bought Anzhelina a new dress that it clashes with her hair ribbon. Oh well. She’s stuck with it now.

Makari thought one of the best things about toddlers was being able to teach them skills.

Meadow had been exhausted and had gone to bed immediately after the party, so in the morning it was nice to be able to have some cake.

“Bad puppy! You potty outside!”

Even though the Clean Bot already cleaned up the puddle. Poor puppy.

That’s another household done, and the rotation halfway over! Next up is the Thayer family.

Stats:

Sims 46
Households 14
Owned lots 10
Unowned lots 2
Military lot? YES
Business districts 2
Universities 0
Downtown? 0
Sim multiplier 14
Population 644
Uni funds 252100

Uni funds are over the quarter million mark! Hooray!

Careers:

Careers
Adventure 1 of 1
Architecture 3 of 4
Athletic 2 (unlocked)
Business 8 (unlocked)
Criminal 0 of 2
Culinary 1 (unlocked)
Education 1 of 2
Entertainment 1 of 1
Intelligence 1 of 2
Law Enforcement 2 of 3
Military 0 (unlocked)
Music 0 (unlocked)
Oceanography 0 (1 special)
Science 0 of 1 (3 special)
Slacker 0 of 1

Businesses:

Businesses
Larisa’s Fish Market Pavlov Rank 10
Five & Dime Pavlov Rank 8
Club C Cooke Rank 10
Cooked To Perfection Cooke Rank 6
Wired Bruce Rank 7
Games Ahoy Hamilton Rank 6
Hobby Horse Picaso Rank 8
Galleria Pederson Rank 6
Cakewich Thayer Rank 4
A Whole New You Carr Rank 7

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