The Aspirs came to our game with the "Freetime" expansion pack. I left them in their original house and changed very little.
Since the first two weeks were overwritten when the Sims2 Exchange did not work for a long time (and, sadly, I doubt it will ever work again), I am glad that the original snapshots I took in-game are all still here.
For your benefit just as much as mine, I have decided to put some of them together here for some sort of family album:
Luis Aspir, at the very beginning of the first week in New Max, rubbing the old lamp he found in the attic and asking for peace of mind from the genie that appeared.
Luis at his drafting table. The walls of his garage-converted-to-flat are full of his drafts.
Restoring the old car - alone, with his son Victor, and the finished work! Pauline used this car every day to drive to school and back.
Pauline was mostly brought up by her grandpa.
Both her parents always worked full time, but whenever possible, one of them would make her breakfast before leaving.
Little Pauline spent a lot of time colouring at her play table.
She loved looking at her drawings before falling asleep and first thing when she woke up.
This is Pauline just after having grown from toddler to child.
For her birthday, she had new furniture to better fit the needs of a school kid.
She now loved making her own breakfast at her play kitchen!
Growing from child to teenager, her room had yet another makeover.
A nice shot of Elizabeth and Victor, after she bought herself a summer dress of the same fabric as her husband's shirt :-)