It’s a brand new season in Willow Valley, and time for the Pavlov family!

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Left to right, back to front: Nikifor, Noelle, Vanya and Kir, Saveliy

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Unlike his twin, Saveliy still had quite a few skill points to earn to get all his skill scholarships.

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Vanya and Nikifor replanted the garden in the early hours of the morning.

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All the kids managed to do their mandatory daily phone-a-friend before school.

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There was a girl on the bus who was new in town, so Saveliy invited her over after school.

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Nikifor, more interested in the company of robots, earned his silver robotics badge.

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After work and school, Noelle went down to the fish market with Vanya and Saveliy. She hadn’t gone to the businesses much, so she worked on earning her gold sales badge.

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The store earned another Best of the Best award, bringing the total up to 4.

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The store was also a good place for rebuilding relationships, since college kids still need groceries.

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On the way home, they stopped at the pet store and got another cat. Because 2 isn’t enough, obviously. They named her Lucy Fur.

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Upon arriving home, she went straight for the nearly destroyed catnip mouse.

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Saveliy, in an effort to earn cooking skill, made delicious sparkly spaghetti for dinner. Everyone loved it except Kir, who was disappointed it wasn’t chili.

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Noelle had the next day off and was home by herself. She spent the time puttering around the house, catching up with old friends, and indulging in her favorite hobby, skilling.

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After school, Saveliy invited Sharlene Cooke over for a date. Nikifor greeted Ginger Newson, who apparently had a good time yesterday and was walking by, and Kir brought his step-cousin Zhenya home on the school bus.

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Vanya, Noelle, and Nikifor went to Noelle’s store, Hello My Baby. Noelle earned her gold sales badge, so Vanya was able to start dazzling away, and the store reached rank 5.

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Nikifor wanted to go on a hike. Of course, he was attacked by bees upon returning home.

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Everyone hung out on the lawn and enjoyed the lovely summer weather well into the evening.

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Henry the cat came out to haunt, but didn’t seem to be interested in scaring anyone.

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Nikifor wanted to see his grandmother’s ghost, so he went and hung out in her bedroom. Unfortunately, Larisa failed to make an appearance.

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Vanya wasn’t tired, so he decided to work on teaching Lucy Fur to Come Here.

(I lost all my unlocked fancy fur colors and collars in the move, so some pets are going to need to get jobs.)

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Saveliy finished getting all his skill points for scholarships! Now he can relax for the remainder of his teen years.

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Noelle wanted to work on her logic points.

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“Oh! Hi, guys! You came back!”

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“But wait! Will I get Logic points while I’m up there? Because I was going to stargaze all night!”

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Um, Sharlene, Saveliy might be just a little sensitive about that gift right now.

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The cats came out in force to welcome Noelle home.

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“Woot! Go Mom!”

There was no lullaby, as Noelle’s too old for pregnancy.

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In the morning, Vanya made grilled cheese for the boys for breakfast. Noelle had eaten on the flying saucer, so she wasn’t hungry.

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She had the day to herself again, and caught up with an old friend before heading to the chess table.

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Nikifor decided there were a few experiences he needed to have before he headed off to college in a few days, so he invited over Hadassah Gavigan for his very first date.

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Hadassah had brought her brother along, so Saveliy hung out with him all afternoon.

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That looks like a nice safe place for a dance.

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Nikifor got his first date, and Hadassah got her first kiss – in front of Nikifor’s dad.

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Jenna Cooke came by right after Kir got home from school, and they had a nice chat about riding the bus.

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As fun as the date was, the post date was even better, and Nikifor was able to cross one more item off his bucket list.

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That night, it was Kir’s birthday! The house was already so full of visitors that there was no need to have a party.

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Kir became a Fortune/Popularity sim with a LTW to top the Intelligence career.

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He’s still adorable.

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Lucy Hanby still hates Kir, and I still don’t know why.

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After everyone went to bed…

“This looks like a fancy house. There’s sure to be some nice stuff in here.”

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“Hey, um, are you coming to steal our stuff? Because that’s not very nice.”

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Fortunately, the police arrived right away. Noelle was obviously very concerned.

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Officer Centowski got his man, fortunately before the burglar could steal anything.

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In the morning, Kir maxed his creativity! That is, indeed, a very creative picture.

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Vanya gathered his siblings together for a very special outing.

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It was the first time all 7 of them had been together in a very long time.

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Willow Valley’s cemetery, donated by the Pavlov family a while back, has two mausoleums reserved for members of Willow Valley’s two oldest families. Pictured here is the Pavlov mausoleum.

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Vanya placed his parents’ urns inside.

Larisa and Leo haven’t been difficult ghosts at all, but given that at least one other grave will be moving to the cemetery this season (the Kozlow kids’ father), I figured they should inaugurate the cemetery.

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Afterward, the siblings hung out for a few minutes and boosted their relationships before heading home.

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Of course, I had to come back later and place the urns properly on the shelves.

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Vanya went home to pick up Noelle and Kir, then headed back out for a little business running. Kir, as a newly minted Fortune sim, was super excited.

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Since Vanya and Noelle are permaplat, and Kir kept rolling up business-related wants, they ended up staying 12 hours instead of the planned 6. The business got up to rank 7, and Kir earned a gold sales badge and silver cash register badge. Noelle also earned her gold cashier badge as well as a bronze restocking badge.

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Back home, Kir invited over Marsha Bruenig. He thought she was really hot.

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As Kir was getting to know Marsha, Saveliy invited Sharlene over for a date.

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Noelle made a nice lunch of chili for those who weren’t on dates, including Mieszko Kozlow, who had stopped by.

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Saveliy and Sharlene had a great date.

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I don’t think Kir is first in the neighborhood to get his first kiss from Marsha Bruenig.

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Vanya put it off a little by lingering over his chili, but as soon as he got up, it was time to grow up!

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He makes a handsome elder, and reminds me of his dad.

Yes, this means all the Pavlov quadruplets will be becoming elders this season. 😦

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His everyday clothes are very distinguished, but a bit too formal for his planned primary activity of puttering around in the garden.

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His new clothes are much more relaxed. And Vanya’s definitely keeping his full head of hair.

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Poor Sharlene. Nibbler hissed at her and scared her so much that she ran off the lot.

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“Your girlfriend’s really hot.”

“Yeah, she is. But don’t forget the first rule of brotherhood, Kir: don’t steal your brother’s girlfriend.”

“Got it.”

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Kir stayed up late making friends with both his brothers, wanting to have a good relationship with them before they headed off to college.

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Saveliy spent the night working on skills with Lucy Fur. I’m hoping to get her into the Pet Showbiz career eventually.

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“Do you still love me now that I’m an old man? Because I’m sure enjoying having a young, hot wife.”

“I’m going to be joining you in just a couple of days, honey.”

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Kir got his skill points in early, since he’s the only one in the house that still needs them.

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Noelle stayed on the telescope a little past 6 am, and got shoved for it.

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Vanya spent the morning in the greenhouse, chatting with his plants.

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For Reno Day,the family got some solar panels. My goal this season is for every household in Willow Valley to have some items that generate green energy – either solar panels or wind turbines, but the solar panels are a lot more likely for most households.

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The Thayers came over for family Sunday, with 7 of their kids. No reason that should make things chaotic, right?

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Definitely not.

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Amazingly enough, all the Pavlovs managed to meet all the Thayers. Hang Loose was very helpful in this endeavor.

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One platter of food was not enough.  There was one lonely bowl of chili left over.

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All too soon, it was evening, and time for Nikifor and Saveliy to head off to college.

Nikifor earned $7250 in scholarships (grades, 7 skills, and a surprise Tsang Footwork Award), and has a trust fund valued at $45,100.

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Saveliy earned $6250 in scholarships (grades and 7 skills), and has a trust fund of $42,900. I think Nikifor’s extra money mostly came from his Tinkering habits.

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With only 3 sims left, the house felt empty. Vanya was glad Kir was still here, at least.

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“Again, guys? Really?”

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Hadassah brought a piano for Nikifor, not realizing he had already moved out.

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“Awesome! You made it back safe!”

“Yeah…why is there a piano on the lawn?”

And that’s it for the Pavlov family! Next up is the Cooke household.

Stats:

Family: Pavlov

Businesses:

Larisa’s Fish Market, Rank 10

Five & Dime, Rank 10

Hello My Baby, Rank 7

General fund contribution: $17,600 (taxes $13,100, school fees $4500)

Playable sims: 137

Sim multiplier: 61

Population: 8357

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