Time for the Pavlov/Parker family, aka the Plantsim family.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e81b72c

Left to right: Brittany with Zinaida, Stepan with Lyosha, Shura, Akim

snapshot_fc77a632_1e81ac6eStepan finally finished Brittany’s portrait!

snapshot_fc77a632_be81b0cc

This is another family I planned on a day 1 reno for, so they got the upstairs finished. Akim’s moving into the room with the double bed, while Zinaida will get the purple room and Lyosha will eventually get the blue room.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e81adee

The family got a genie lamp last season that they didn’t use right away. I don’t think it’s much of a mystery what Stepan wished for.

snapshot_fc77a632_de81b9df

As soon as it was light out, Brittany headed down to Skate World. She wants 5 top businesses, and Skate World is #3. It’s currently at level 6.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e81ba37

The empty, unclaimed lands of the Business District. Clearly, we need more businesses to fill the place up.

Brittany got the place up to level 7 before heading home.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e81c57a

She arrived just as everyone was heading off to work and school.

“Hi, Brittany!”

“Have a good day at school, Akim!”

snapshot_fc77a632_de85a81fsnapshot_fc77a632_fe85a88a

Brittany had the day off, so while everyone else was gone she got her genie wish and tidied up around the place.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe85a955

She spent time with the little ones too, of course, when they weren’t napping.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe85ad60

After work, Shura headed down to Skate World. She met the blond dormie guy, who she has three bolts with, but they both swoon over Ramsay.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e85ad87

Ramsay had a great time visiting.

snapshot_fc77a632_de85b044

I decided to try Shura out with a normal skin – she’s still a Plantsim, I’m just using the sim blender to make her look normal. I think I’ll keep her like this.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe85b218

After school, Zinaida and Akim spent some time on the block table.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e85b289

“Hi, Daddy! It’s my birthday!”

“I know, Akim. Give me just a minute and we’ll get your party started.”

snapshot_fc77a632_7e85b371

Shura invited Ryan over, too. Even though she’s only got two bolts with him, apparently she likes him better than the dormie guy.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e85b45e

Stepan invited over a large selection of family members for a birthday party!

snapshot_fc77a632_de85b48e

He made sure some teenagers were included in the party.

snapshot_fc77a632_7e85b4d2

Zinaida enjoyed meeting her aunt Aglaya.

snapshot_fc77a632_de85b4f5

And it’s birthday time! I decided to do things differently than usual and grow the baby up first.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e85b53f

Between the evil eyebrows and the pink tuxedo, Lyosha reminds me of a Bond henchman.

snapshot_fc77a632_7e85b58f

Nice outfits for a kids’ birthday party, guys.

snapshot_fc77a632_de85b5cc

Next it was Zinaida’s turn to grow up.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e85b600

Every single party I have is a crazy zoo, and also counts as a family reunion.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e85b639

“Look at me, I’m cute!”

Well…sort of. That nose is rather unfortunate on girls.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e85b660

And finally, it was Akim’s turn.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e85b6c7

“Akim who? I have cake!”

snapshot_fc77a632_be85b705

Akim is still adorable, and became a Knowledge/Popularity sim with a LTW to top the Dance career.

snapshot_fc77a632_be85b9de

First of all, there are no neighbors to complain, because all the neighbors are at the party. Second, the party’s not even a Roof Raiser yet! I really think either the cops should hold off until the party’s a Roof Raiser, or their arrival should make it a Roof Raiser.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e85ba95

Zinaida found her new bedroom all by herself, before I had a chance to give her a makeover.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e85bb8a

I thought about giving Akim a more grown-up hairstyle, but he just looks so darn cute with that one. So new clothes will have to do.

snapshot_fc77a632_be85bbb4

Lyosha also got a nice makeover. He looks much more relaxed now.

snapshot_fc77a632_be884a8c

Shura used the last wish. More money, of course.

snapshot_fc77a632_de884e09

Zinaida got her makeover. She’s definitely growing on me even with her unfortunate nose.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e884de7

Zinaida was a little sad to learn that school was cancelled because of the snow; she had looked forward to making new friends. She consoled herself with her dollhouse.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e884ec0

Akim was also sad, although he was cheered by the knowledge that he would be able to study at home.

snapshot_fc77a632_be884eef

Zinaida showed an inclination toward the artistic, while Lyosha preferred to build with the blocks.

snapshot_fc77a632_be884f7e

Shura left Stepan and Brittany on a date as she headed off to work.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8851b1

After Stepan left for work, Zinaida helped Brittany weed the garden.

snapshot_fc77a632_de885279

“Well, Mr. Snowman, welcome to the household!”

snapshot_fc77a632_fe88531a

Stepan got fired. Stupid chance cards.

He decided not to look for another job right away – not until Lyosha had learned all his skills, anyway.

snapshot_fc77a632_de8854bf

Akim is very dedicated to his skilling, there.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e8854ee

Shura came home with a promotion to Business Tycoon! Only 3 more businesses to the next BD.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e8856ef

She spent the afternoon teaching Rosalie to sit up.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e885768

“So, I wonder when we’re getting a new family member.”

“Well, I think Aunt Meadow’s having a baby pretty soon.”

snapshot_fc77a632_fe885800

“So, you like studying too?”

“Oh, yeah! And school! School’s the best!”

snapshot_fc77a632_be88586b

Brittany topped the Music career, hooray!

“Eh, whatever.”

snapshot_fc77a632_de8861fc

Apparently it’s Outing Gift Night. Because the family is clearly so urgently in need of money.

snapshot_fc77a632_be88634e

Shura was glad to be done with Business, and was thrilled when she found a position in Oceanography right away.

snapshot_fc77a632_be89721f

Stepan headed down to Skate World to dazzle some customers. This place needs to get to level 10.

snapshot_fc77a632_7e89769b

He invited Brittany over for some fun.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e898036

And Dand gave the star that got the place to level 10! Hooray! 3 of 5 done!

snapshot_fc77a632_be898846

Shura got a promotion via chance card and went right back to work.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e89896b

Brittany did occasionally spend a little time with her kids. In her underwear, but whatever. She was just glad that Stepan had two other kids that weren’t hers to make his Family secondary happy – she was way too busy making money to deal with more little ones.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe898b33

In the interest of making money, Brittany purchased her fourth business.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe898b41

Dining In Style sells tables, chairs, and decorative “juice” racks.

snapshot_fc77a632_be898c99

Akim came along, and earned his bronze sales badge and $5,000. The place got up to level 2.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e898f8d

Akim felt sorry for Zinaida, who wouldn’t have a chance to go to school and meet friends until her fourth day of childhood. So he invited over his friend Dustin Cooke to play with her, and invited Dustin to bring Sharlene. Akim was excited to meet his alien half-sister for the first time.

snapshot_fc77a632_be89900e

They were all having a great time outside when Shura got home with another promotion. She got a bad chance card this time, but only lost $1,000 – pocket change in this family.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e89927c

Brittany headed off to work in her awesome Rock Goddess outfit while Zinaida enjoyed a game of chess with Dustin.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e8aa658

Zinaida and Dustin were good friends by the time he had to go home.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8aa6ac

Sharlene felt right at home on the Rock Hammer. She looks pretty serious about rocking out there.

snapshot_fc77a632_de8aa716

Shura was bored, and her OTH is tinkering, so I got her a robot bench. Stepan spent the evening teaching Zinaida to play chess.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8aa782

Brittany did a killer solo and got a $35,000 bonus. You can tell how excited she is about it.

snapshot_fc77a632_7e8aa81a

Venue businesses tend to lead to lots and lots of outing gifts.

snapshot_fc77a632_de8aa86e

Akim finished earning all his skill scholarships, after only two days as a teen! He didn’t have time to get dressed, but that hardly matters.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8aa8a2

Lyosha learned a nursery rhyme, and is all done with toddler training!

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8aa944

Since he was done with skill scholarships, Akim decided he might as well go for Alien Reparations.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe8aadab

The adults headed to the newest store, where Stepan dazzled like a maniac and got the place up to level 5.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e8b0569

The Pavlovs came over for family Sunday.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8b0595

Brittany got a gold gardening badge! Also, isn’t it nice of the gardener to help out?

snapshot_fc77a632_5e8b0657

None of you have ever been to Three Lakes! Stop doing the slap dance!

snapshot_fc77a632_5e8b0733

“I have three best friends. Isn’t that awesome? Hey, maybe you can be the fourth.”

snapshot_fc77a632_de8b07f7

Shura made chef salad. I’m pretty sure it’s the only time she’s ever cooked, or eaten, but it’s leaves, so it should be ok.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e8b0a72

Birthday time!

snapshot_fc77a632_7e8b0a8b

That outfit is just perfect for him.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe8b0b2c

Shura invited over her boyfriend Ryan. Even after a date with a 3 bolt college student, he’s still her One Sim. And right after meeting another 2 bolter at the store, she rolled the want to talk to him. So, since she’s clearly made her choice and is only a couple of promotions from her LTW, she asked him to move in.

snapshot_fc77a632_de8b10d8

The nursery was redecorated so Ryan and Shura could have a bedroom.

“I used to play with toys in here!”

snapshot_fc77a632_7e8b1293

“Shura, I have something very important I want to ask you.”

“Yes, Ryan?”

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8b1299

“Would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?”

*OMGfakesurprise!*

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8b14cd

After a makeover, Ryan’s got an absent-minded professor look going. He’s a Knowledge/Fortune sim who wants to be a Mad Scientist. He really didn’t qualify to marry in since he and Shura are both Knowledge and only had two bolts, but I changed his turn ons and gave him glasses to get them up to three bolts.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e8b1540

He promptly headed out to the telescope.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8d97ae

“Can you believe how much snow we’ve had this winter?”

Akim made dinner at about 3 in the morning, which is why Brittany is in her PJs.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8d98df

Shura came home early with a chance card promotion and went right back to work.

snapshot_fc77a632_de8d9eed

Ryan thought it was kind of strange that Shura had a sister and brother who were still kids, but he was reassured when he found that Zinaida liked to play chess and talk about algebra.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8da07e

Finally, school. It’s the first day for both Zinaida and Lyosha, since Friday was a snow day.

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8da132snapshot_fc77a632_9e8da19f

Reno Day! Brittany wanted a $1000 dresser, and I said, sure, why not? I also bought nice fixtures for the downstairs bathroom, and got them a new table and two more chairs.

snapshot_fc77a632_7e8da395

Knowledge!

snapshot_fc77a632_9e8da3cc

Shura came home with a promotion to Hand of Poseidon, achieving her LTW!

Her new LTW was to max all skills. She’s about 3 skill points away from that.

snapshot_fc77a632_de8da566

Store, dazzle dazzle, level 7, etcetera.

snapshot_fc77a632_5e8da8d7

Back home, it was time for homework and more studying.

snapshot_fc77a632_be8daa46

If one wants to be a Mad Scientist, one must expect to spend significant amounts of time at the telescope.

snapshot_fc77a632_3e8daac4

Now that Lyosha was a child, Stepan supposed it was about time he got another job. He took a job in the Adventure career.

snapshot_fc77a632_1e8daad8

“Thanks for making chips for dinner, Akim.”

“Hey, no problem.”

snapshot_fc77a632_fe8dac94snapshot_fc77a632_de8dacb6

So, Shura completed her second LTW. That’s two LTWs in one day. Pretty sure it’s the first time that’s ever happened.

Shura’s new LTW is, fittingly, to be a Mad Scientist.

snapshot_fc77a632_fe8dabd9

That’s it for the Pavlov/Parker family! Next we have the Fairchilds.

Stats:

Family: Pavlov/Parker

Businesses:

Sunshine Floral, Rank 10

Parker Statuary, Rank 10

Skate World, Rank 10

Dining in Style, Rank 7

General fund contribution: $18,000 (taxes $16,000, school fees $2,000)