Erik is making the bed upstairs and makes sure the twins get up and are ready for the school bus in time.
Much to the joy of their Dad!
As is his habit, Erik has been stargazing at night... when, just as Monday slipped into Tuesday, he is "invited" aboard an Alien spaceship.
Today after school, Padma Patel comes home with the twins.
On Wednesday, when everyone is sick with the flu, Erik first thinks the odd feeling in his tummy is just another symptom of the illness... but it is not, as he finds out :-)
Good job both parents are able to prepare Grandma's Comfort soup - the flu quickly passes, after everyone has had a bowl of the delicious soup.
With his pregnancy clearly showing now, Erik needs to take mid-afternoon naps while Blossom stays close to him, studying her beloved cook book.
On Thursday, he meets and greets Ginger Newson - I am sure the two of them have lots to talk about!
In the early evening, first Melrose grows into a teenager...
...and then Myra. They both end up with the popularity aspiration (they are twins, after all!), but while Melrose wants to have 20 best friends, Myra dreams of herself as future General Moonbeam. Sounds quite nice, doesn't it?
Friday morning at 8.08, Erik's half-Alien son Sirius is born. With both him and Blossom wanting to have six grandchildren, this makes it easier on their children to help fulfilling their parents' wish.
Myra hates the outfit she has age-transitioned in, and the long-sleeved shirt is too warm for summer anyway, and so she and Melrose go shopping at H&M.
Melrose has just made his 5th best friend. The first three are his parents and his sister, the fourth is Helena Stacks, and Pierre Picaso is No. 5. That's a quarter of his lifetime want achieved already!
On Saturday, the otherwise empty garage (the family do not own a car) undergoes a transformation. A table is set up, but where are the chairs...?
Here, in front of the wedding arch, to be moved to the table after the ceremony.
And on this sunny Saturday afternoon, Blossom and Erik become Mrs. and Mr. Swain! (Couldn't Blossom have chosen a more bridal outfit? and one that better matches the weather...?) I left their wedding so long because neither of them had the wish. Only when "to get married" showed up in Erik's wants panel, I let him go ahead with it; and because he was the driving force, he got to keep his surname while Blossom took his. The twins are still Moonbeam by surname, since they were born before their parents got married.
Tara Goth, one of Erik's oldest friend back from uni days, and the twins applaud. Are these the only guests? Surely not!
Indeed there are lots more: Stella Terrano, Ophelia Nigmos, Klara Vonderstein and Heather Huffington have missed the ceremony because they couldn't wait for the champagne bottle to be opened!
The party is a huge success, and were it not for their newborn baby, maybe the couple would have gone on a honeymoon.
Instead, Sunday is spent quietly at home. Erik loves playing with his little son...
...as well as with the older one. (They started to pillow-fight on their own accord. Even after all these years, I just love this!)
Sunday night, Myra helps her little half-brother Sirius to grow up into a toddler.
How do we stand at the end of this week? Erik and Blossom are both 8 days away from Elderhood, but until their children are old enough to have children on their own, they won't see their lifetime wants fulfilled. Melrose and Myra stand very good chances to reach permanent platinum; for Melrose, it is even possible to do that before he starts college. Little Sirius will be showered with love and attention, what with two adults who do not need to work, and two older siblings around him.
I really like this family, and am looking forward to playing them again in the next round.