Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Kira's Keep" Part 10, Future Shock, Magic, and Driving Lessons

As promised, this part is going to be much shorter.

Now that the triplets are older and gaining some independence, it's time for Kira to start her next book. She got an opportunity to write a drama novel to get extra Simoleons and to improve relations with Gentian Moore, so I am having her complete that.

It's time for another day of school, and Carrie has decided that no way is she going to ride the bus. "Now THIS is a cool way to travel," she says as she stepps into the Llama, which they have named, "The Chase Family Trapdoor."

With times a-changin', Kira decides to try her hand at messing around with some Advanced Technology. "Jane Jetson, eat your heart out1" Kira laughs as she programs recipe after recipe into her Food Synthesizer. "Cooking should be a breeze from now on."

She gets so good at it, in fact, that she goes to work on the Sonic Shower.

Kira promises to teach the triplets to drive, but they must finish their homework first. They are doing very well in school, so it doesn't take them long to get it done.

Kira fulfills her end of the bargain. Although she's getting pretty good at teaching her kids to drive, it still unnerves her. She's always horrified when she hears about an accident and she doesn't want any of her kids causing one or being a victim.

While awaiting his turn behind the wheel, Trevor decides to give his mother a special surprise. Being a genie has its perks, and he takes full advantage of them. Trevor conjures a bunch of food to put away so Kira doesn't have to cook for a while. Awww, isn't he a sweetheart?

Birthday Time!



Author's Note: We will be attending Graduation in the next part and will move them out. I do have Stephen, Carrie, and Trevor in my studio ready for download.

Bonus Pics

This is a nice family shot of all of them having some chocolate pie that Trevor graciously conjured.

I always have to laugh when the Not-So-Routine Machine feeds them. It just looks so comical. Here's Melissa making use of it.

This was a nice shot of Trevor and Carrie reading on their tablets.

"Kira's Keep" Part 9, Birthdays and Graduation

Just a quick note before we get started. This update will be quite a bit longer with a lot more pictures since I covered a lot of ground. I'll try to make the next part quite a bit shorter.

We begin with getting the tots skilled in what they need to learn. The boys are having a great time in teh playpen and learning something at the same time.

Carrie looks so adorable learning to walk.

Erica is being a great big sister and helping with the potty training.

It's birthday time for the tots. Once again, Big Sister Melissa Brings them to the cakes. Sorry. I missed betting shots of the boys, but at least we got Carrie.




Here's a nice little family shot at the table. I didn't get everyone, but at least I got a shot of some of the family members eating and having some family time.

Homework and study time for most of the Chase kids.

With having a lot of mouths to feed at any given time, Kira decides that growing her own produce is probably the best way to go. She's always wanted a garden, so now is the time to start one.

Kira, being the handy Sim she is, is quite good with a hammer and screwdriver. If she's going to grow a garden, she wants top notch sprinklers. Who better to upgrade them than herself?

It's birthday time for the older triplets. Once again, Kira can't believe where the time has gone. The Genie you see in the background is Norris Evans, who she freed from his lamp. I kept him around for a while but moved him out after the older triplets graduated.




With Young Adulthood comes Graduation Day. The Chase family is headed down to City Hall to attend the big event.

Now that the diploma is in hand, it's time to celebrate. I have moved them out, and Connor, Melissa, and Erica are in my studio on the Exchange and ready for download.

Kira takes to Alchemy very quickly. She's gotten quite a few Potent Invigorating Elixirs and Jars of Potent Friendship from Shafer249, so thank you, Shafer. Kira wants to learn to make them and is a quick study. However, even the best of Alchemists can make a mistake, which, unfortunately, happens to Kira.

She goes off looking for the next baby daddy, and the side effects of her mishap couldn't have come at a worse time. Nothing like barfing your guts up in front of a future prospect. I don't think Laban Ralston was none too happy about seeing Kira's lunch come up.

Regardless, Kira doesn't give up and Gentian Moore becomes her next target.

They flirt and kiss a while.

It's not only the kids who can have a secret clubhouse.

So, the pregnancy chimes went off, but when you do Risky WooHoo or Try for Baby with a Plant Sim, you get a forbidden fruit seed. I've only played very little with Plant Sims so was unsure if they could actually get someone pregnant. Female Plant Sims do not get pregnant unless you use a Mod. So as a tip and for future reference, if you do the deed with a plant Sim, even when the female is a non plant Sim, you'll always get the forbidden fruit seed, which means you'll have to grow it and harvest it to get a Plant Sim baby. I will do this with Kira, but I have to get her gardening skill up a bit first. The baby will count although it's not a pregnancy. You still have to put in the work of growing the seed and Kira will be the mother once she harvests it.

Kira takes some time to reflect on her life and relax with some sketching.

Once again, it's birthday time.




Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Kira's Keep" Part 8, New Arrivals

We begin with Melissa having some fun on the computer.

Erica is feeling the beat once again. Boogie Fever is constantly present in this house.

Meanwhile, Kira, who rolled a wish to have a massage, heads off for a nice day at the spa.

While the mother is gone, the T-Rex's come out to play. Let's see if Dino Melissa can scare anyone.

Connor and Erica are having some brother/sister bonding.

Kira doesn't make it through her spa treatment. Looks like she went into labor as she was getting on teh massage table. Labor started before the wish to have a massage could be fulfilled. Looks like it's off to the hospital for you, Kira.

Mother and babies came through delivery just fine. How many babies are there?

***Drum roll please***

And we have triplets! From left to right is Stephen, a Genie, Carrie, a fairy, and Trevor, also a Genie.

It's birthday time for the older triplets.




Melissa is being such a great big sister. She helps get the triplets settled into their swings and then plays wiht them for a while.

The dreaded driving lessons are upon us again. Kira has never taught three of them before, so she hopes her nerves will hold up.

Afterwards, Kira retreats to the drafting table to relax. Maybe drawing will get her heart rate back under control.

It's birthday time for the babies and Melissa is the one to bring them all to the cakes.