Chapter 2.10

Garrett and I were up late last night.  Not doing anything fun, though.

Weird things happen during the full moon and last night every single appliance in our home broke.  Being that we only have $50 in the bank after the girls’ birthdays and bills, we had to fix it all by hand.  I really needed to find a way to make some money.

First it was time to get the girls going.

Liv is always waiting patiently no matter what she needs from me.

Penny takes a more direct approach to letting Mommy know when she is running behind.

Well, at least the girls were ready even if I was running behind.  We hadn’t quite gotten the routine down so today I felt accomplished because I got to eat breakfast.

We had no time to waste though because today we were going to the Summer Festival!  Garrett had taken the day off work so we could spend time with the girls as a family

We plunked the girls down in their walkers with a front row seat to the festivities.  Penny was thrilled and Liv’s eyes were huge with surprise.  I seriously have about 25 photos on my camera with this same image!

Then Garrett and I participated in the Hotdog eating contest.  I am a champ and I even beat my dad as a kid.

Obviously, I could tell why Penny was always screaming for breakfast!

I shoved the last hotdog in my mouth and the twins cheered that I beat Daddy in the eating contest.  Commence more photos of silly toddler antics.

After we got a family photo taken in the photobooth I had an epiphany.  I called city hall and was hired as a photographer.  I could make money for the family and be able to stay home with the twins.  It was perfect.

Garrett challenged me to a water balloon fight in celebration.  He won that contest!

Once it was dark enough Garrett was in charge of the big fireworks extravaganza.

It was quite a show!  Everyone was very impressed.

I cashed in my festival tickets for some sparklers.  I haven’t had this much fun since I was a kid!  I don’t know why my mom was always complaining about motherhood!  I think I have more fun now that I have children than I ever did on my own!

After a busy day we came home for story time and sleep.  I was just a wiped out as they were!  I nearly passed out on their bedroom floor.  Luckily I have a wonderful husband to carry me into our bed.

Chapter 2.9

 

I couldn’t believe that the girls were aging up today.  I had just gotten used to the fact that they were babies.  Ah well, I’m sure they will be great toddlers.

Olivia is such a mellow girl.

Penny is a spunky spitfire.  She is gonna drive me crazy I bet.  She’s too much like me!

I felt bad.  With only $400 in the bank and bills coming due we couldn’t really afford a lot of presents.  We got them what we could and I personalized them myself.  Then it was time for the party.

My family came over, minus Colleen because she was too small still.  Garrett’s mom came over as well.

I couldn’t believe we were about to meet our toddlers.  With a quite spin and some sparkles the girls aged up.  I was stunned.

Penny had my father’s stunning green eyes, my dark hair and ears, and her dad’s haunting skin color.  She was gorgeous.

My sweet, sweet Olivia didn’t loose any of her cuddliness as a toddler.  She had my mom’s hair and my blue eyes.  She, too, was more beautiful that I could have imagined.

Penny is obviously still a spitfire.  She seems to think her walker doubles as a bumper car for tormenting her sister.

She is also a genius and ridiculously independent.  She learned to walk at record speed and then took off around the house like she owned the place!  What a stinker!

Olivia is also super smart and independent, but she is happy just to hang around Mommy and Daddy.  She seriously follows me everywhere in that walker.  I swear I will never pee alone again.

With such gorgeous girls, I did what any mother would do: I filled the house with photos of them.

I really don’t know what to do with Penny!  Every photo I take she looks like she planning something!  Liv is content to just smile like the sweet little thing she is!

Good night, my love.

Don’t grow up too fast.

“Garrett, did you ever believe we could create something so beautiful and precious?”

“I had no part in that, babe.  They beauty and brains was all you.”

Lottery!

LOTTERY!

It’s time for another reader appreciation lottery! I had so much fun the first time around that I just had to do it again!

First off, wow! You guys really worked at getting 1000 views! Whether you read the story or just merely clicked over to see what all the fuss was about, you guys ended up bombarding my blog with so many views last night that it was my best readership night so far.

I cannot thank you all enough for all the support you’ve shown the blog lately! Things have been hairy for me and it’s been stressful trying to keep myself together. Writing this story really brightens my day and knowing that so many others enjoy reading it makes the whole experience even better!

Now it’s my turn to thank you guys!

It’s always fun to win something and it makes me happy when you guys are happy. So let’s get this lottery going! Happiness and Squee for everyone!

Lottery Rules:

  1. 1. If you have not checked it out, visit my legacy Eternally Yours.
  2. If you follow the legacy, you may nominate yourself and two other people (a total of 3).
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  9. Lottery closes at 7pm Central Standard Time on Sunday, May 5, 2013

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3rd Prize: 250sp

CONTEST!
There is also a contest! I really enjoy nice round numbers. I also really enjoy bloopers. Therefore, I have also decided that I will randomly gift 250 points to the best blooper upload. Here are the rules for the contest.

Contest Rules:

  1. Go in-game and take the most ridiculous screenshot you can of your sims doing something terribly silly.
  2. Post the image here with a link to your wishlist (or the wishlist of someone you want to nominate)
  3. One winner will be chosen by random.org
  4. Lottery and contest winners will be rolled separately.
  5. You may win both the lottery and the contest
  6. Contest closes at 7pm Central Standard Time on Sunday, May 5, 2013

Contest Prize Points: 250SP

The Important Goodies:
The lottery and contest will close at 7pm CST on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Winners will be informed of their status no later that one hour after the winning draw. All winners MUST disclose what items they want from their wishlist within ONE WEEK of announcement. If any of the winners fail to claim their prizes by MAY 12, 2013 SweetPoyzin will choose items from the wishlist for the winner.

I will do my best to keep the nominations list current. I may only get around to updating it once or twice a day. Bear with me and don’t panic! I won’t forget anyone!

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Update!

Garrett is confused by all the posts this weekend!  What is going on?!

Well, there was an incredibly weird glitch in my game.  I booted up the save today and Mollie and Garrett were somehow reverted back to romantic interests and the twins were 1 day from toddlerdom.  So, yeah.  I am basically uploading as many of the images I can from the time I still have with the twins because let’s face it, I don’t want to add more time onto the baby stage just for legacy purposes.  Sorry, I love you, dear readers, but not enough to replay the baby stage with twins.  I’m sure you understand.

Anyway the twins just aged into toddlers today and they are the more ridiculously cute toddler twins I’ve ever had born in-game.  Like…whoa.  Expect mucho posts involving toddler twins.  Seriously.

Thanks to those who read, follow, and comment on the blog!  To show my appreciation, I will be hosting another lottery when I reach 1000 views.  It will be my 1000 views for 1000 Simpoints lottery!  Whooo!  Get excited, people.  It’s gonna be big.

Chapter 2.8

Things got better after I gave Victor a piece of my mind.  Well, that and my maternity leave was coming to an end.  I was looking forward to getting back to work.

I even started to feel more like a normal person.  I was able to do chores again and I didn’t get angry as quickly.  The doctor told me I probably had postpartum depression and I would need to watch out for that next time.

It felt good to be getting out of the house.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore the girls but I need some grown-up interaction.  It’s so difficult to get that, even with Garrett, when there are two babies demanding our attention.

We hired a babysitter from a highly recommended agency.  I felt mega-confident that my girls would be alright as I walked out the door.

I was really looking forward to my first day back in the office.  The pay sucked.  I was only making $39 an hour as a video game programmer compared to the $236 I was making in the military.  Money was going to be very, very tight for a while.

I could not stop thinking about the girls while I was at work.  Something seemed wrong.  My “Mommy Sense” told me to call Garrett and have him meet me at home.

I rushed home like I’ve never rushed before.  It was tough being that my broom is so old and slow but I got home as fast as I could and I’ve never been so angry.

Both of my daughters were hungry, dirty, and lonely.  They were MISERABLE and screaming for good reason.  The babysitter just stood in the corner covering her ears and yelling at them to shut up!  I didn’t even have the patience to cast a curse on her.  I just told her to get away from my babies and out of my house!  She had the nerve to ask for payment and I told her she is lucky I wasn’t calling the cops.

“Oh, Penny.  Mommy is so, so very sorry.  There, there.  Hush, little one.”

Garrett arrived just as the babysitter was leaving in a huff.  He got the gist of what was going on and jumped right in to help with the girls.

“Garrett, I’m not going back to work.  I’m not comfortable leaving the girls with anymore sitters.  I just can’t do it.  They are far too important for that!”

“Well, money is already tight, babe.  But you are right.  We just can’t allow that crap to happen again.  Are you sure you can handle it?  I don’t mean that in a bad way, either.  I’m just worried about your health.”

“No, I can do it now.  It’s silly but before today I guess I didn’t realize how much they meant to me.  I thought they were more annoying than helpless little babies.  They need my protection.”

“Well, then quit your job.  I’ll back you up on this.  And don’t worry about money.  We will make this work.  Also, call me at work any time you need help.  Or call my mom.  She’d be glad to come over and play with these little gems.”

As scary as it was to quit my job and know I would be home alone with the twins all day, I knew it had to be done.  I couldn’t trust just anyone with the girls.  They were too important and too precious.  I knew we would make the new arrangement work somehow.  It was just the how part I needed to figure out.

“Don’t you two worry.  Mommy will never leave you to fend for yourselves again.”

Chapter 2.7

Author’s Note: This post is picture heavy and long!

After 5 days at home with the girls, it was finally time for Garrett to go back to work.  I was scared but we needed him to go.  I was still on maternity leave and we couldn’t pay our bills!

I ended up wake at 5am too because the girls needed feeding.  I swear, they scream at the same time just to annoy me.  They are on the same schedule for EVERYTHING.

Before he left, Garrett came into check on us.

“Garrett…I–I”

“What’s wrong, babe?”

“I just don’t think I can do this on my own.”

“Don’t be silly, honey.  You’ll be fine.  You are a great mom.”

He kissed me and said goodbye to the girls…who were now screaming because they were dirty.

“Remember, baby, you will be just fine.”

“Uh huh.  Yep.  Ok.”

And then I got a little angry and immature.  I ran to the window and yelled down to Garrett.

“YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT IN YOUR STUPID JOURNALIST UNIFORM.  JERK!”

I am sure it was the hormones yelling at him.  He ignored me but his carpool probably thought he was married to a mental patient.

The girls still needed changing and baths and everything else.  They were not afraid to let mommy know it either.

Penny was first because she had an “incident” that required a bath.  I got her all squeaky clean.

And then she peed all over herself again.  Oh…and me too.

“Penny…are  you trying to make Mommy leave you in the woods?”

“BBBLLLLLLLL!”

“Well, at least you are cute.”

Liv just needed a quick change and a snuggle.

“You are Mommy’s little cuddle-bug aren’t you Livvy?”

She thought it would be awesome to spit up on me.  Why not?  I am already covered in pee.

Ok well they are super cute when they are happy.

And they are pretty cute when sleeping, too.

And now that they are happy for a brief moment Mommy is going to take a bath.

Garrett came home early that afternoon.  I almost didn’t recognize him.

“What are you wearing?”

“You said I looked like an idiot.  So I bought new clothes over lunch.”

“Hmm…well you look nice.”

“How were my darling daughters today!?  Cute I bet.  Also…you decided to go all Mommy, I see.”

“What is THAT supposed to mean?!”

“Have you seen what you are wearing!?  Those are total mommy clothes.”

“GARRETT ALEXANDER HANKS!  I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU!

“What did I do?”

“I spent my morning dealing with screaming babies.  Then I got peed on.  Then I got puked on.  I only just got a bath after being covered in goo for too long.  Don’t you dare tell me I am dressed in ‘mommy clothes’ because you have no idea what it is like being alone with two newborns all day!”

“Mollie, I am so sorry, babe.  I was a huge jerk.  Here I come in with new clothes making fun of you and I didn’t even think.”

“Please, Mollie.  Please forgive me.  I will do better.”

“Well…ok.”

I still put some spells on him.  I gave him a good fire blase followed by an ice blast.  I wanted to turn his stupid ass into a frog but genies are resistant to that kind of magic.

Oh well.  I think he still learned a lesson.

Chapter 2.6

We had to move.  Oliver had gotten back from Art school, mom had just given birth to Colleen and Garrett and I had Penny and Liv to deal with.  There was just not enough space in that 4 bedroom house.  We were going to kill each other.

Luckily, mom and dad had money to spare and bought this little two bedroom house near the city for us.  It’s not beautiful but we were able to make it our own for the most part.  We can’t really afford to make it pretty right now.  We only have $400 in the bank and the bills are coming due.

We were able to decorate with some family photos we had.  Seriously though, we can’t even afford to paint the house.  We did up the girls’ room really nicely but otherwise we have to live with the ugly.

Mom and Dad got us the wine rack and 5 bottles of wine as a house warming gift.  They said we will need it.  I have no idea what she means.  The girls are only 3 days old and we just moved in.  Things are pretty good right now.

Mom also gave me this amazing photo she took.  I remember it hanging in our house growing up and I loved it so much.  Now it hangs in my house in my dining room.  It’s amazing to think I am all grown up now.

I can’t believe how lucky we are.  Although…Garrett goes back to work tomorrow and I am really scared of dealing with the babies on my own.  Well, how hard can it be anyway?  They are babies!

Bloopers!

I sure love a good blooper reel.  I also love the word blooper.  Here’s some recent mishaps from my legacy.

I seriously have NO IDEA why Mollie is making this face.  NO IDEA.

They both ran over to watch Mollie working with the Gem Cutter and…well…they melded.

Not my sim but this was kinda a funny scene.  She could not get to her job in the hospital because…the hospital is in the way?  She ended up just walking home.

This is what happened when Mollie went into labor.  Men are completely useless during sim births.  Holy cow.

Both Mollie and Liddy made this face when the pregnancy announcement occurred in game.  What the heck?!

Obviously very happy to learn she is pregnant?

This was the face Lydia made when Mollie told her she was pregnant.  She is super happy about her daughter’s pregnancy.

Just a normal day in Moonlight Falls…UFOs and all.

Chapter 2.5

My mommy sense was right about one thing.  We were meeting our child sooner rather than later.  I was wrong on the time. About 2am I woke up with terrible contractions.

“GARRETT!”

I felt like I could barely get his name out of my mouth I was in so much pain.

“Garrett…get my clothes…we’ve got a baby on the way!”

I should be thankful the man was able to hand me my clothes.  Oh my goodness he was a mess.

I drove myself to the hospital while my dad tried to pull Garrett together at the house.  My mom actually went into labor shortly after I did so my dad drove his pregnant wife and my husband to the hospital.

They arrived only just after I did so my dad helped me to the maternity ward.  My husband passed out and was being helped by the emergency room staff.

My little sister was born first.  Colleen Jennette Lox was born at 8:34am.  My mom finally got her fairy baby.

She also thought it would be cute to have Mollie, Ollie, and Collie as her children.  Nice.

Four hours later I welcome our first child into the world.  Penelope Lynette Hanks was born at 12:20pm.

Six minutes after Penny we were surprised to meet our second child.  Olivia Lucille Hanks followed her sister into the world at 12:26pm.

We are so going to need a bigger house.

Author’s Note: The twins were completely unplanned.  There was no fertility treatment, no potion, no kid’s tv, no sauna.  She just randomly decided to have twins.  Awesome.  Which is sarcasm because I am not a huge fan of multiples.