It’s time for the Hamilton family!

Back row: Aglaya, Marylena holding Pavel

Front row: Marya, Venyamin, Dimitri

I’m tired of kids getting up at 2 am and then wanting to go to bed as soon as they get home from school. So I’ve stopped queuing  actions for after sleep, so they stay in bed until 6 am. Hooray, sleeping children!

Aglaya, however, was allowed to get up early.

“Silly kids want a dog or a cat,” she grumbled to herself. “I’m already the one taking care of the bird.”

Marylena glitched and got stuck at work. Fortunately, she was restored through the power of cheats.

Since Marylena was sleeping, Aglaya took care of amusing Pavel.

Dimitri hadn’t done his homework the night before, so he sat down to do it as soon as he got up.

As soon as it was light out, it was Reno Day time! This is the upstairs pre-Reno – 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Since there wasn’t really a place for Pavel when he grew up, I added a room. Aglaya and Marylena got the new, larger master bedroom, complete with balcony, while Venyamin and Dimitri got the old master bedroom.

But that’s not all…

The Hamiltons are the first family in town with their very own pool! Just in time for summer.

Sadly, the kids had to head to school before they got a chance to try out the new pool.

As soon as the kids were off to school, Aglaya headed off to Games Ahoy.

Apparently Sandy changed her mind at the last minute. Poor Bolts.

Fortunately, another couple was able to successfully enjoy the photo booth.

Aglaya got the place up to Level 7. Venue businesses are much slower to level than sales businesses.

Back home, Marylena was the first to dive into the new pool.

She and Aglaya also tried out the new hammock.

Marylena was tired after all that exercise, so she stayed in the hammock for a nap.

Meanwhile, Aglaya taught Pavel a nursery rhyme, completing his toddler training.

Aglaya finished the portraits! They look nice.

That evening at 6 pm, the family gathered in the living room.

Pavel grew into a very cute child!

That evening, much of the family played in the new pool. The consensus was that it was awesome.

After the kids went to bed, Marylena and Aglaya had some snuggle time.

In the morning, Pavel spruced himself up with a new hairstyle.

Then he spent the morning playing Marco Polo with Marya.

Dimitri couldn’t join in the fun, as he’d left his homework until the last minute.

Venyamin really wasn’t all that interested in the pool. He preferred painting.

Pavel was excited for his first day of school.

Aglaya flew off to make the world safe for woohoo.

Marylena wanted to hire a maid, so hi, Kaylynn!

With everyone else out of the house, Marylena went out for a jog.

Aglaya lent Colin Cooke her flying abilities for the afternoon, so he could fly home from work with her.

The kids brought their cousins Nikifor and Feofil home with them.

Aglaya took care of helping Pavel with his homework.

Marylena was working hard toward her LTW of maxing all skills.

That night, the family and assorted guests gathered for the triplets’ birthday!

Dimitri was first. He became a Fortune/Pleasure sim with a LTW to earn 100k.

Next up was Venyamin, who became a Popularity/Pleasure sim with a LTW to become a Celebrity Chef.

Finally it was Marya’s turn. She chose Knowledge/Pleasure, with a LTW to top the Entertainment career.

(All 3 of them randomly rolled their aspirations and secondaries. I didn’t do the Pleasure thing on purpose.)

Marya got a new top before sitting down to dinner, which is apparently lobster in honor of the birthdays.

(Colin randomly prepared a meal. I’m having a lot of glitches going on with this family.)

Venyamin also got a new outfit, and the tree in the backyard has been burning for hours. *sells and replaces*

Not only is Marya a Knowledge sim, but her one true hobby is science! I deliberately kept her away from the telescope until now. *rubs hands gleefully*

Early the next morning, Aglaya and Marylena headed down to the games venue. They opened it up and let it run while Aglaya passed on her business perks, and I remembered why I usually don’t bother to do that. So tedious! And even though they were there for about 3 days, the venue still only gained one level, to level 8.

The Hamiltons have way too much money, so when they got home, Marylena sat down at the computer and bought herself a business.

Venyamin got a new hairstyle.

Dimitri got new pants, finishing off the makeovers.

Marylena maxed another skill, hurrah!

Before it even got light outside, Marylena, Aglaya, Marya, and Dimitri headed out to Willow Valley’s newest business!

The store is called Sofa City. As one might expect, it sells sofas and coffee tables.

Also, for the first time I actually put in an employee break room, rather than just having an energizer out on the lawn.

Brandi LeTourneau was their first customer, closely followed by Sophie Miguel. Dimitri and Aglaya shared sales duties, Marylena restocked, and Marya handled the cashiering.

The store gained stars quickly thanks to Aglaya’s dazzling, and by the time they left had reached level 4.

Marya needed max charisma to ensure herself a position in the Entertainment career, so she spent the morning talking to the bird.

Dimitri’s another tinkerer. Having maxed mechanical as a child, he now turned his attention to making robots.

Venyamin wasn’t interested in hobbies so much – he preferred to spend his Saturday making friends.

And maybe even more than friends.

(Only 1 bolt, but fine for a teen romance.)

Guess who this is? It’s Marsha Bruenig! She’s friends with both Marya and Venyamin, so she got to grow up with the triplets. Marya invited her over so she could stick her head in the ball and have a proper aspiration. She’s Fortune now – and has 2 bolts with both Dimitri and Venyamin!

Dimitri enjoyed a game of chess with his cousin Feofil, who’s only a few days younger.

Meanwhile, Pavel got to know his cousin Nikifor.

Marylena provided musical accompaniment, all day long.

Marya and Mhairi, both being knowledge sims, discovered that they got along quite well.

The word spread that the Hamiltons were having a party, and a couple more teens showed up.

Another first kiss!

Marya’s the only one left out – she hasn’t found anyone she has boltage with yet.

This happened immediately afterward.

Nobody’s made any commitments yet.

I figured out why Colin feels the need to cook – apparently his butler coding is still intact. *sigh* I turned the fridge around so he wouldn’t do it again.

“Do you think ghosts are real?

“I hope not, or else my grandpa might be one.”

Note how everyone is avoiding the sad, lonely burnt muffin.

Finally, everyone was sent home and Marylena could practice the piano in peace.

Mhairi again spent the night on the telescope. She was determined that she would learn all there was to know about the cosmos.

Venyamin had spent the evening going on dates and outings, so he stayed up all night cooking.

A brief trip to Sofa City got the business up to level 5.

In the morning, Marya hit it off quite well with the paperboy, Derek.

The Thayers were invited over for family Sunday!

Pavel and his cousin headed out to the backyard to enjoy the new basketball hoop.

Dimitri had Marsha over for a date as well, as Aglaya headed off to work.

Only 4 skill points to go!

The families enjoyed a delicious dinner of spaghetti. Lyov had decided that he was just going to have to put up with spaghetti during these visits, while Meadow and Nastasia rather enjoyed the chance to have something different.

Aglaya has 30 best friends!

It was a day full of family fun.

As soon as it was dark, Marya headed up to the telescope.

Mhairi came over for a date.

Marylena stayed up all night studying again.

Marya didn’t sleep either. How could she sleep when there was stargazing to be done?

Marya’s relationship with the paperboy progressed nicely.

Marylena earned her final cooking point, completing her LTW!

The kids headed to school, and Aglaya left for work.

Marylena spent the day catching up with the friendships she’d neglected during her quest for her LTW.

Aglaya earned $50,000 via chance card! They don’t need the money, but it will help with that university fund.

Pavel wanted a pet, and I’ve been meaning to get them a dog. So meet Grimalkin!

Marya took a break from her studies to welcome Grimalkin to the family.

Marylena and Aglaya were glad to have the opportunity to spend some time together on free will.

“Malky, you’re gonna be my dog, and we’re gonna have so much fun!”

I feel a little sorry for Pavel, being the odd one out, so the dog is mostly for him.

The Hamiltons concluded the season with a dinner of their favorite, spaghetti and meatballs.

Next up is Matthew Picaso.

Stats:

Sims 59
Households 15
Owned lots 16
Unowned lots 2
Military lot? YES
Business districts 3
Universities 0
Downtown? 0
Sim multiplier 20
Population 1180
Uni funds 339000

Careers:

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

Businesses:

Larisa’s Fish Market Pavlov Rank 10
Five & Dime Pavlov Rank 9
Club C Cooke Rank 10
Cooked To Perfection Cooke Rank 8
Wired Bruce Rank 9
Games Ahoy Hamilton Rank 8
Sofa City Hamilton Rank 5
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
Sunshine Floral St. Pavlov Rank 3
Sleep Soft Fairchild Rank 4
Tots Best Toys Bendett Rank 1