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 James and Merlin Louie open the season with a discussion of babies. As you’ll see, this is quite prescient on their part.

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They just moved out of their starter house into this lovely 3 bedroom home. Hopefully it’ll be big enough to get them through the season.

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They had a good bit of money left over after furnishing the house, and both have good jobs – James is a Celebrity Chef, while Merlin’s doing pretty well in the Business career. So after Merlin headed to work, James called to hire a maid and a gardener.

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Merlin got home early with a chance card demotion. He looks pretty sad. I wonder what might cheer him up?

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An alien baby, maybe?

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James gave birth to an adorable little alien boy named Eldred.

Eldred has the same pollinator as Catriona Bruce.

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James then sat down to enjoy his interrupted lunch. Merlin, seeing that James was ok with just one baby, headed back to work.

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Merlin got re-promoted without any trouble.

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He was thrilled to have an alien baby in the house…although he was a little jealous that it was James’ baby. Still, he could help out with the little guy.

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The next morning, acting on a hunch, James made omelets for breakfast.

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Merlin scarfed down a delicious omelet before heading off to work.

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James had decided to take a vacation day, and spent the day working on his portrait.

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Merlin came home with a chance card promotion, and was excited to have his first pregnancy pop!

He went right back to work again.

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James spend much of the day hanging out with little Eldred.

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Another promotion, hooray!

Merlin was glad he finally got the chance to stay home for a while, though.

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Another glitchy baby, another birthday without a cake. But Eldred grew up adorable.

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He’s even more adorable with some decent hair. And he clearly loves his Daddy.

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Toddler training of course began promptly. With two Knowledge sims for parents, Eldred’s sure to be well trained and educated.

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On Wednesday morning, Merlin had a delicious omelet before heading off to work.

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James and Eldred worked on talking in their PJs.

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James got some more work in on Merlin’s portrait, to go with his own completed portrait.

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James had to go to work in the afternoon, but Armando didn’t all mind to come over and babysit his newest grandson.

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Merlin got promoted to CEO.

I should be looking for the Science career for his LTW, but I think I’ll let him go ahead and top out the business career first.

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Colin stopped by and made dinner for everyone. Merlin put on his extra fancy pajamas for the meal.

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The evening was spent skilling charisma in the snow.

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The next day, after a delicious pancake breakfast…

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“Oh, boolprop, I think the baby’s coming!”

“Um, excuse me, can you keep it down? I’m trying to wash dishes here.”

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Merlin was excited to finally have a child of his own, a little boy named Derrick.

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 The guys spent a great day taking care of their boys.

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More charisma in the snow, hooray!

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Back home, Merlin had a want to make friends with Jessica Picaso, so he invited her over.

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Portraits complete! If only they could split the difference on their cheeks…

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A bit of tickle time before bed.

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The next morning, James stayed home with the boys while Merlin went off to work.

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He was surprised to find himself having a hard time. Exhausted, he scarfed down a leftover omelet while Eldred was busy with a bottle.

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Reno Day time! An upstairs was added, with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Eldred’s room was carefully decorated to remind him of his heritage.

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Merlin was a little surprised when he got home from work to find everyone asleep, with a dirty plate on the table and two empty bottles on the floor. James was maxed Neat, so it didn’t make sense.

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At six o’clock, it was birthday time! Derrick grew up very cute.

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James discovered why he had been so hungry and tired all day when he invisi-popped.

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There was a short break for aspiration points and smart milk.

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And then it was time for Eldred to get even cuter.

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Forget moderate skilling. With two Knowledge sims for parents, Eldred is going to be a busy little guy.

That’s it for the Louie household! Next we have our newest CAS family, the Goodies.

Stats:

Family: Louie

Business: The Better Backyard, Rank 5

General Fund contribution: $6400

Playable sims: 103 (+2)

Sim multiplier: 44

Population: 4532

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