It’s time for the first new move out household of the season, the Cooke-Pavlov household!

 Left Sofiya, right Kylie

They moved into this lovely blue house. It’s the biggest starter home yet in the neighborhood, thanks to combining 2 move out funds.

I really like this house. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plenty of space. There’s even an unfinished basement.

Sofiya’s LTW is to send 3 kids to college (even though she’s a romance sim), so the house is designed to have enough room for 3 kids.

Kylie’s in the Business career, but her LTW is to be a Criminal Mastermind. So first thing she sat down to look for a job. Alas, no luck, so she headed off to work.


Right after Kylie left, her brother Davis came in to heartfart Sofiya. Funny, because they hate each other.

Still, Sofiya tried to make polite small talk over a lunch of chef salad. She had the day off, and almost wished she had work to go to.

Kylie came home from work with Meadow Pederson, who seems to come home from work with everyone. She got a promotion. It wasn’t such a big deal since Business wasn’t her dream career, but the money was nice.

Ignoring their house guests, Kylie and Sofiya headed off to break in their new bed.

There was no reason for this. They were just engaging in post-woohoo flirting when Davis came in and started slapping.

“Take THAT! And get out of my house!”

Kylie didn’t say anything. She knew her wife could handle herself.

Then it was time to have a nice relaxing evening.

“Oh! See, I told you I got pregnant at my birthday party last season!”

“Huh. Is it mine?”

“Silly Romance sim. Of course it’s yours.”

That’s when I realized that Sofiya needed 3 more friends for a promotion, so Kylie headed off to befriend Meadow.

Look who couldn’t stay away.

Meanwhile, Sofiya called her sister-in-law Noelle over to befriend her. One to go!

(My friend counts are usually quite sufficient with very little effort on my part, but it seems Sofiya and Kylie are friends mostly with their families. If relatives by marriage and each other’s relatives didn’t count, they probably wouldn’t have any friends at all.)

No surprise what Kylie made for breakfast.

“Sorry I started without you.”

“No worries. You’ve got to feed that baby, too.”

Love their complementary PJs!

After Kylie headed off to work, Sofiya called over her soon to be friend. Hooray for networking – he gave them a TV!

The Cooke-Pavlovs are the first to hire a gardener, because neither one of them is interested in watering all those flowers.

Sofiya didn’t go into work until later, so she headed to the couple’s newly purchased business, Paws.

As you might have guessed, Paws is a pet store. Now sims can buy pets without having to adopt strays, hooray!

(As I do with clothes, I’ll probably cheat and let sims buy pets off the computer rather than having them actually go to the store. I’m lazy like that.)

New businesses can usually be run by one sim, especially if that one sim is already permaplat with a gold sales badge and bronze cashier badge like Sofiya. She hung out for about 12 hours and got the place up to level 3.

Back home, Sofiya worked on her self portrait for a bit. I love how the eyes are the first to emerge.

Then off to work in a very Romance sim appropriate outfit.

Intelligence is actually a pretty awesome career for a female romance sim, as long as it’s the “seduce the enemy” type of espionage work.

Kylie got home in her pajamas less than an hour later, with another pointless promotion (except for the sweet ka-ching of cash, of course).

Fortunately, there was a Criminal position available when Kylie checked the computer. She snatched it up.

Since she didn’t go in until very late that night, she headed off to take a nap.

Sofiya got home early with a chance card promotion, and Bolts!

Just one more day!

“You know, you could take your maternity leave and stay home.”

“Nah, I’m finally in my dream career! Plus I’ve heard the Llama Queen likes women in pajamas.”

After Kylie left, Sofiya returned to her studying for work.

Kylie also came home with a chance card promotion, and had a quick dinner before heading to bed.

The next morning, Kylie called over Stepan and went on an outing, so Sofiya would have enough friends for her next promotion.

The ladies spent the morning painting.

I liked the sexy dress better.

After a shower, Kylie returned to the easel. The baby was due late in her work day, so she had to take the maternity leave.

“Augh! Why couldn’t Sofiya have gotten pregnant?”

It was over quickly, though; in just a few minutes, Kylie was holding baby Denise.

(The Cooke-Pavlovs will be alternating English and Russian names.)

A crib and changing table were purchased for the nursery.

(Yes, Denise is a girl. These go better with the decor.)

Sofiya came home with a promotion to the top of the Intelligence career! She’s also earned $50,000 already.

Sadly, topping Intelligence doesn’t unlock anything. Silly me, why didn’t I get her into a useful career? Ah, well. She makes almost $4000 per work day, so there’s that.

This is what they do when I leave them on free will.

Stepan dropped off a hot tub! Thanks, Stepan!

They have about $25k in the bank thanks to all the promotions, so I think I’ll let them keep it.

Portraits

Back to the pet store, before somebody gets pregnant again. Kylie gained her gold badge, and they got the store up to level 4 and made more money.

Simultaneous swooning during the post-business date!

Kylie was really happy that Sofiya was home.

Oh dear. What could this mean?

Military uniform? Really? I think at level 10 I should be able to choose what she wears to work. I would definitely choose the sexy black dress.

Kylie decided to hire a nanny for a couple of hours so she could get to work on time.

Wow, she’s actually feeding the baby.

Leo cameo! If you can ask an apartment neighbor to babysit, why can’t Grandpa babysit?

After asking that question, I went out and found a mod that does just that! I’ll give it a try next time I need a babysitter.

Yeah, we all knew the baby would end up on the floor eventually.

Sofiya to the rescue!

Kylie came home with a promotion!

Snuggle times in the hot tub.

Sofiya went to bed, but Kylie wasn’t tired, so she headed to the kitchen to do some cooking with fire.

“Wow, this is delicious! I think I like it better than omelettes.”

“Blech! Maybe omelettes are better after all.”

“Oh! A baby!”

And horrible pink pajamas. Shower, stat.

“Bye, sweetie, I’m off to work.”

After Sofiya left, Kylie headed to bed, as she had to work that night.

Sofiya came home after earning $30,000 from a chance card. These ladies are rolling in money, it seems.

Birthday time!

Denise grew up very cute, and very much Kylie’s daughter – she’s only 1 personality point off from Kylie.

Kylie barely had time to scarf down a slice of cake before heading off to work.

Toddler training seems so easy when it’s only one.

Promotion! Kylie will probably get her LTW next season.

Denise got new clothes and is super adorable.

That’s it for this chapter! Next up are Stepan Pavlov and his puppy.

Stats:

Sims 52
Households 14
Owned lots 12
Unowned lots 2
Military lot? YES
Business districts 2
Universities 0
Downtown? 0
Sim multiplier 14
Population 728
Uni funds 265200

Careers:

Adventure 1 of 1
Architecture 3 of 4
Athletic 2 (unlocked)
Business 6 (unlocked)
Criminal 1 of 2
Culinary 1 (unlocked)
Dance 0 of 1
Education 1 of 2
Entertainment 1 of 1
Intelligence 2 of 2
Law Enforcement 2 of 3
Military 1 (unlocked)
Music 0 (unlocked)
Oceanography 0 (1 special)
Science 0 of 1 (3 special)
Slacker 0 of 1

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 10
Miss Nadezda’s Dance Studio Carr Rank 7
Paws Cooke-Pavlov Rank 4