It’s time for the Thayer family!

Meadow holding baby Nastasia, Lyov

Meadow began the morning with morning sickness. It’s not the first time, as you might have guessed by the green fumes coming from the toilet.

Then it was time for omelets. We all know what that means.

“Sleep well, nooboo. I’m off to work.”

“Arr, matey.”

It’s official, baby #2 is on the way!

A stray cat came by, Noodle. Meadow played with him and petted him…

And then decided to adopt him!

Noodle is an elder cat, so I anticipate lots of lying around sleeping in his future.

Sadly, playing with Noodle tired Meadow out, and she passed out in her grilled cheese.

“Well, hello there, kitty.”

After Meadow took a nap, it was time for Nastasia’s birthday!

I decided to let her be one of the rare girls that keeps that hair.

“Kitty!”

“Argh!”

Lyov started the toddler training while Meadow went to bed.

I’ve been neglecting the original plan for Family Sunday, largely because of all the weddings last season, but also because the Pavlov family is far too large to have everyone over. So I decided that on Sundays, I’ll randomly pick a household to invite over. That way kids can get to know their cousins, hopefully. Today it’s the Pedersons, hooray!

Meadow fixed herself some espresso so she could stay awake for the fun.

Lyov tried to get to know his niece, but he was quite disappointed when he learned that she didn’t love grilled cheese. He would have to talk to his brother about that. The idea of raising a child without grilled cheese!

Second pop

Lyov and Makari talked about old times, while Meadow talked to Liouba about the world of high fashion.

Then Liouba got to know her cousin, stopping just short of becoming friends. They’re two days apart, so hopefully they’ll be a good cousin pair.

Lyov was a little surprised to see the spaghetti on the table, but he supposed it was all right for just one meal. Makari and his family weren’t grilled cheese sims, after all.

You guys! You guys. It’s Kobe. I had her in my apocalypse and loved her so much, and then she died. But now here she is!

Lyov was immediately sent out to greet.

Pregnant woman in leotard. Awesome.

Then it was time for talking training. Meadow wanted to make sure Nastasia had all her skills before the new baby was born.

Outside, Lyov made friends with Kobe and adopted her! Hooray! I will have Kobe kittens.

Even though they walked right by each other, though, Kobe and Noodle didn’t seem to show any inclination to play.

“Omelets, Sweet Cheese? I haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich since yesterday.”

“I had a craving, Lyov. You’re welcome to fix yourself a sandwich if you want.”

“No, no, it’s all right. You’re pregnant; you should eat whatever you want.”

Lyov kissed Meadow goodbye and headed off to work. He would miss the baby’s birth, but it couldn’t be helped.

Around noon, Meadow got Nastasia her bottle, just in time.

It was time for the baby to arrive!

After a short labor, Meadow gave birth to her second daughter, Faina. Faina had the same coloring as her mother and sister.

(That’s the 4th single baby! It’s like some kind of miracle!)

“Kitty! ‘Nother kitty!”

Lyov came home with a promotion, as well as Allyn Thomason from the Garden Club. I didn’t think she had a job.

Then I sent him off to Cakewich, the Thayers’ cake and grilled cheese cafe. I usually send sims to their businesses as soon as a baby is born, before anyone has a chance to get pregnant again, since I don’t like to run a business with pregnant sims.

Once Lyov finished preparing all the grilled cheese, Meadow arrived to run the cash register.

Lyov earned a silver restocking badge, and they got the business up to level 6 in a marathon 24 hour session.

(My goal is usually 24 hours at the business per rotation for each household. I like to get it done in one session if I can, but if I have teenagers or employees working I usually have to break it up.)

Back home, Lyov met his second daughter.

Meadow worked with Noodle, teaching him to Come Here. He still hadn’t officially met Kobe.

Of course, being a mommy was Meadow’s most important duty, and she loved every minute of it.

Still not meeting each other.

Lyov had the day off, so Meadow headed to work instead. She just hoped he didn’t put pureed grilled cheese in the babies’ bottles while she was gone.

Lyov spent most of the morning teaching Kobe to Come Here.

Then he went out to a newly built fenced area in the backyard and called the cats, locking the gate behind them.

Finally, an introduction – but not a good one. *sigh*

Meadow brought a very pregnant Meadow Pederson home from work with her.

Davis Cooke also came by and invited himself in to play the piano.

It was a good day for guests, because it was time for a double birthday!

First up was Nastasia.

Fingers!

Nastasia has her grandpa Leo’s mouth, but not the nose, and overall it doesn’t look too bad on her. Hopefully she’ll continue to grow into it.

Next up was baby Faina.

Faina grew up into a very cute toddler.

After getting a new hairdo, Nastasia headed up to sleep in her newly decorated bedroom.

Lyov stayed up with Faina, who got a new hairdo to match her sister’s hand-me-down dress.

The cats got themselves well into the negatives while fenced in in the backyard, so the fence was taken down. *sigh*

The next morning, after dressing in her new shirt to go with her skirt, Nastasia got on the phone with her cousin Liouba to fulfill the usual Make a Friend want.

After playing with Kobe a bit, she headed off to school.

The Thayers aren’t super wealthy, but they’re quite comfortable, and can definitely afford the $250 per kid per day that I charge to send the kids to private school.

Meadow started teaching Faina to walk, and then Lyov took over as Meadow headed off to work.

It’s…they’re…they’re actually playing nicely together! It’ll still take some time to get the relationship out of the negative, though.

Meadow brought Bolts home from work!

I always like to have the neighborhood kids meet each other, even if they’re walking past the house after 6 pm and will immediately have to leave.

Um, apparently Agnes was furious at herself. For stopping to meet Nastasia? For being out after 6 pm? Who knows. Poor kid, she’s clearly got issues.

“Wuv kitty!”

“Why must there be so many small humans?”

That’s it for this chapter! Next up is the Carr family, where we will see more of Bolts.

Stats:

Sims 47
Households 14
Owned lots 10
Unowned lots 2
Military lot? YES
Business districts 2
Universities 0
Downtown? 0
Sim multiplier 14
Population 658
Uni funds 258100

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 6
A Whole New You Carr Rank 7