Story Progression Update:
Christen gave birth to a girl, Dina. Congratulations, Christen & Roderick!
Beverly (wife of Rod) gracefully ages into an elder.
Christen eases from YA into adulthood.
Abbie gave birth to a boy, Antoine. Congratulations, Abbie & Dylan!
Charmaine Champagne passed on – does Summer have any co-workers now?
Keli (daughter of Rod & Beverly) enters the world of YA.
Berjes (son of Isidro & Catrina) transitions into teen.
Dorothy (Britta’s mom) eases from YA into adulthood.
Kyra (daughter of Bobby & Caren) gracefully ages into an elder.
Rod (son of Dorian & Nikole) gracefully ages into an elder.
Everything is quiet at the Snyder house. Even the ghosts are at peace.
Addy’s Note: A little odd to see Nate meditating at his own grave, but perhaps he feels like that spot is the perfect resting place.
Donovan is a quiet, happy baby because Summer and Grace are quick to see to his needs.
Does Van have a messy diaper? Not a problem.
Is Van feeling cranky? Not for long.
Hugs are very important! They let you know that you are loved.
Summer looks forward to the day that Van can return her hugs.
The next day…
Summer decides to celebrate this special day with a Costume Party.
Story Progression Update:
Keli (daughter of Rod & Beverly) asked Wilifredo Broke to marry her.
They married at City Hall. Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. SD-Broke!
Helena Irwin and Shon (son of Gabby & Jeromy) are dating.
The weather is rather atmospheric for this holiday.
Grace and Gina were amused by each others costume choice!
Summer was upstairs getting Van ready when Aunt Katie walked in. While they talked, Summer discovered that she is Excitable, Evil and Family Oriented. Time to politely excuse herself and take Van downstairs… she didn’t care for where this conversation had headed.
When Pirate Luis Newbie shook his pumpkin bucket, Bunny Brianna pretended to be scared and quickly handed over some candy. Luis left with candy in his bucket, a smile on his face and a swagger in his walk.
Chef Jeromy Snyder-Joy livened things up by playing Spooky Day classics such as “Werewolves of Bridgeport”.
It wasn’t long before music of a different kind started playing.
Birthday Magic music!
Happy Birthday, Van!
Addy’s Note: Not a good picture so you can’t really tell, but Van has Grandpa Justin’s eye color. So pretty!
Summer finally noticed Brianna’s costume choice and vice versa… both got a good laugh over it.
Addy’s Note: It’s been a long time since I held a Costume Party in game. I’m sure there is a way to put on a particular costume, but for now I let the game randomly decide who wears what.
The two best friends grabbed each others hand (Van’s too!) and did a merry little caper for a few minutes. Van chortled with glee.
Addy’s Note: Caper has several definitions, but the one here means “a playful skipping movement”.
A few hours had passed and it was time to start settling down for the night…
Summer: “Alright, Mister Van. Bedtime for you.”
Summer stood in the doorway, smiling at the sight of her family… Uncle Gabe & Aunt Kate, Aunt Gina, Aunt Gabby & Uncle Jeromy plus Chandra Irwin.
Addy’s Note: Chandra arrived with Chase, Shon & Shon’s new girlfriend, Helena. Since Helena and Chandra have the same last name, I assume they’re related and that’s why she tagged along. Interesting to note that the guys left early on and the gals stayed.
Summer: “This has been fun and thank you all for coming! Van is tucked in for the night and I think it’s time for us to be too. It’s almost 11 and I know some of you have to be at work bright and early in the morning so I bid you a fond adieu.”