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is not all that long ago since we last spent a week at this "country
cottage" located in Downtown New Max; it was for Garrett Newson that we
were here. This time, it is for Paola Picaso's name being next on the
Maybe you remember how Paola messed up her relationship with
Garrett by sharing a kiss with Corydal Capp, and how the two of them
made up and are as much in love as before.
is talking here to Georgia Newson, who is still around in the early
hours of Monday morning after almost all the Newsons came visiting on
For Paola, her career is as important as her relationship
with Garrett; she still dreams of becoming Education Minister and
currently holds the position of High School Principal. I fully control
her until she'll make her lifetime want come true.
has reached his some time ago when he became Game Designer. I direct
him only occasionally, such as when it comes to inviting his family
over, greeting a passers-by or for his nightly sessions at the telescope
(you know why!).
And believe it or not - as soon as I had taken the previous picture, Garrett was invited aboard an Alien spaceship!
returned a few hours later with it being not only a good memory for
him, but also wishing one of his relatives would meet the Aliens, too.
And, thankfully, Garrett is still 8 days from Elderhood, so the baby
jingle was heard when he arrived home :-)
Paola gets up first on Tuesday morning. Unlike Garrett, she has to go to work today.
There is just enough time for a spot of gardening...
...and harvesting, then she is off.
Garrett finds out that his belly is not just due to the few extra pounds he has steadily been gaining!
He is placed on paternity leave and can therefore greet Sarah Love when she happens to walk by the house.
Paola returns from work with a promotion to College Senior Professor - I think she's not far from reaching her LTW now!
Nice to see Sarah Love is still there, because...
...finally, Ryker Love accepts Paola's invitation to move in!
Remember, he is/was an NPC student, and so he instantly age-transitions into an adult, getting rid of his mohawk along the way.
Love is a Romance Sim with the LTW of becoming Prestidigitator. He has
13,000 Simoleons - not bad for a student, is it! There is no love
interest or three-bolt Sim in his relationship panel, but he is friends
with all the playable students currently at uni, I think.
I make him move out on his own, he looks for a job (unsucessfully) and
is pleased to meet his "relative" Sarah. "You mean there are two of our
extended family already living here" Ryker asks excitedly. Yes, indeed,
there are now Sarah, Christian and Ryker Love living in New Max!
On Wednesday, Garrett gets up before Paola and spends part of the morning browsing the web for science.
breakfast, Paola has a very specific topic to talk about! (Neither of
the two has rolled the want to get married yet this week, though.)
she is at work and Garrett has retreated to the bedroom for a nap,
Helena Stacks comes visiting - she enters the house without anyone
having greeted her, goes to the bedroom, stands in front of the bed just
as Garrett gets up from his nap, and says "Look at the time! I better
That was odd!
Paola, Thursday begins with filliing the hole a stray dog has dug in
the garden during the night. Normally, Garrett would be doing this while
she is out at work, but at this tage of his pregnancy Paola does not
want to risk him doing anything strenuous.
rightly so, because that day at 9 minutes past 10 in the morning, with
only the repairman present (he was called in to repair the computer)...
...little Ned Newson is born!
Garrett is a devoted Dad, never having known his own father. The study is quickly furnished to become Ned's room.
comes home from work with Garrett's niece Nellie Newson in tow. That is
nice, because so far, Garrett and Nellie have not spent much time
together; they are not even friends yet. (Nellie is Ginger Newson's
daughter, Ginger being Garrett's big sister.)
Nellie picks up little Ned from his crib on her own accord.
She even gives Ned his bottle as Paola prepares stuffed rainbow trout for the adults.
Friday, Kennedy Smith - another townie/tourist with the same name as a
playable family and therefore eligible to become a citizen of New Max -
arrives. He met Garrett Newson during a holiday at Three Lakes, the
mountainous holiday resort, and the two have kept in touch via the phone
until the friendship was firm enough for him to be invited over as a
house guest for three days.
Georgia Newson, Garrett's younger sister, lives just next door. She sees Kennedy arriving and pops over as well.
guest bed is quickly set up in Ned's room for Kennedy (he never slept
during his three-day stay, not once! I have not often played with house
guests from holiday locations and therefore can not remember whether
this is normal).
Paola serves the remaining stuffed rainbow trout. It goes down a treat with Kennedy, who finishes his plate in no time!
Auntie Georgia insists on holding and feeding her new little nephew.
is the scene I find on Saturday morning - I am still so glad this
lovely couple has overcome their problems and have remained together!
a Nanny engaged just for the day, the two of them drive to the shops to
stock up on groceries. Also, young parents need to remember that they
are not just parents, but also man and woman, and spend at least some
time as a couple.
New Maximilianians and townies gather around the pinball machines. Do
you know them all? Left to right, they are a townie, Ophelia Nigmos,
Cherry Kim, another townie, Jill Smith and Jill Indie (nee Smith).
Outside, Garrett and Paola start kissing and hugging on their own accord.
home, the Nanny has taken advantage of little Ned sleeping and joins
Kennedy Smith at the garden pond. Strangely enough, although Kennedy is a
house guest and stays for 3 days (and nights), the option to take him
along to the shops did not come up. I guess they would have had to form a
group for the outing. But maybe Kennedy offered to stay behind and look
after the baby while his hosts are out. In that case, the Nanny would
not have been necessary. She does a spot of cleaning, however, I give
"This was a lovely sunny afternoon, I am really enjoying my stay here," Kenneday says later over his bowl of comfort soup.
Just before bedtime, Ned grows up into a toddler.
next morning, Sunday, Paola gives Ned his first bottle of smart milk.
Definitely not the last - it makes the toddler "years" so much easier,
doesn't it, when they learn to walk and use the potty quicker!
is Kennedy's last day here in New Max before he has to travel back
home. Garrett clinks glasses with him over breakfast: "Here's to
Most likely, we will see Kennedy move
to the neighbourhood for good sooner or later. He is, after all, a
distant "relative" of the Smith family, who already have found two
"lost" members in previous rounds.
Paola invites her younger brothers Pablo and Prezioso over. Prezioso's wife Lilo Landgraab is of course also invited.
To make this a complete family Sunday, Garrett invites his siblings, nephew Nigel and niece Nellie over, too.
Garrett's oldest sister Ginger is of course accompanied by her husband Clover.
is nice to see the relatives interact like this autonomously! Here,
Georgia and her niece Nellie are clearly happy to meet so soon again.
house is full to the brim with so many Sims - good job little Ned
sleeps through good part of the family visit! Meals are eaten in turns,
as there are only 4 chairs around the table, and a lot of time is spent
fishing at the pond.
This was a lovely week to play
with so much happening! I couldn't believe it when Garrett was abducted
by Aliens seconds after entering the lot, and I was happy when Ryker
Love finally accepted Paola's invitation to move in. She was also doing
well with her career, and little Ned's only "flaw" is that he has no
nose - that can be remedied once he becomes an adult. And who knows -
Paola and/or Garrett might roll the wish to get married next time I play
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