A lot of things happened during Week ONE and knowing the McPhail family, plenty will happen this week as well.
Fall begins on a wet note, but the good news is that all these rainy days give a much-needed boost to the sown grass seeds.
Rainy days are best spent indoors.
Euan makes healthy meals using produce freshly picked from their small garden.
He squeezes in a little painting during the downtimes of training the tots. Their nap reminds him to take one since his Family Leave ends and he returns to work today.
The tots are doing well. Besides learning the basics, toddler books and toys expand their horizons. They also enjoy rounds of peek-a-boo that brought the whole family closer.
Patience upgrades their plumbing to be self-cleaning so there are less things to clean up after.
“P-u! The potty chair behind Charity is smelling rather ripe right now. I wish it had a self-cleaning function!”
Or perhaps she ate too many sandwiches at lunch.
The girls celebrate their birthday on Thursday (Spooky Day).
Euan and Patience decide that one cake is plenty for all of them to share.
Happy Birthday, Charity!
Happy Birthday, Felicity!
Happy Birthday, Mercy!
They head over to the Fall Festival and get their first family portrait taken.
It looks great!
Mercy collects this fine feathered friend and promptly sells him before leaving the festival grounds.
Charity and Mercy enjoy chatting while they fish. Their haul was small, but every bit helps the family fulfill their dreams.
Felicity prefers a quiet spot where she can enjoy a good book. She’s hoping to gain a few tips before writing a novel of her own.
Euan paints for a bit before deciding that there is a nap with his name on it.
Patience gathers a few flowers before taking a nice long, undisturbed soak in the tub. Unfortunately, the tub decides it needs some TLC when Patience steps out and releases the stopper.
Friday starts earlier than either Euan or Patience expect.
Both are excited to meet this newest member of their family.
Labor went well and the family heads home.
Euan exits the taxi cab in a contemplative mood. He is thrilled to be a father (again!) but worries that his small salary and their supplemental income won’t be enough to support them.
Patience understands her husband’s concerns but is more focused on getting everybody inside and tucked into their cribs.
The girls head off to their first day of school.
Felicity & Mercy wonder what it’s like having a teacher watch your every move, but I don’t think Charity’s “attempt” at showing by example puts them at ease.
“Wow, this building is huge!”
Their teacher is nice and they’re starting to make friends so the first of many days of schooling ends on a good note.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the bake sale Mercy holds.
Addy’s Note: I usually ignore wishes for bake sales but decide to give them a try and see what happens. One sim appears, looking like he’ll approach the stand, but runs past making a beeline for the Shoreline Cabin (hangout) located next door. Another sim seems more interested in interrupting her tending the table with chatter. When the insane thought bubble appears over his head, I decide it’s time for her to pack up her things and head inside.
The girls head over to the park on Saturday and Felicity offers to tend the table so Mercy can go fishing with Charity.
Two sims arrive separately, making Felicity hopeful that she’ll make a few sales, but neither approach the table. She tries not to get disheartened as she can’t help but observe them alternating between chatting and arguing.
The guy finally moves on and the other one comes over to peruse the treats.
She buys several muffins and Felicity is happy to see her smile returned when she thanks the lady for her purchase.
Bake Sale Tally: §26 earned. §15 spent to bake the treats.
If you ignore the costs of the oven and bake table, profit was made.
If you consider how many hours Mercy & Felicity tended table, it pales in comparison to money that could have been made while doing other things.
Overall, every simoleons counts and was used to make the following interior changes/improvements this week.
More changes to come in Week THREE!!!