I haven’t updated since August; I feel as though I owe you an explanation, at least. This blog is on hiatus until further notice. I’m currently focusing my creative energy into my Simself legacy and rotation play, therefore there won’t be any updates for this blog until at least one of those are complete. Thanks for understanding!
The excitement of the new baby was still raging when Lucinda when into labor.
We welcomed another little girl into the family: Sophia Royale.
Tiana wasn’t upset about having a new siblings whatsoever; she loved her like her own daughter. It’ll be good for Annora to have someone to grow up with. The house wasn’t even too crazy, with four adults and two babies. After gen 2, this was a piece of cake. Speaking of cake — those little nooboos don’t stay nooboos forever! Luce invited over the family for a baby birthday party. The girls aged up together, Sophia on the left and Annora on the right. Sophia gained the Goofball/Rambunctious Scamp combo like her brother, James. Annora is a Bookworm, like her father, aspiring to be an Artistic Prodigy, like her mother.James and Donny are still very muchso together; they’ve now moved into their own place — a two bedroom home over in Newcrest. Though I’m not entirely sold on their fashion choices, they make a pretty cute couple. The rules do state that Lucinda could only have three children, but she and Jay both rolled the whim; I wasn’t going to deny them both. Plus, with Jayce’s awkward mod-induced pregnancy, Lucinda technically only gave birth to one child (James). Either way, Luce and James are getting up there in age, and we all know a particular couple that won’t be able to have children of their own… James and Donny are adopting Sophia, and she will be going home with them as soon as the party is over. Everyone’s pretty happy about it! The family is really close, so I expect Sophia will be over visiting all the time anyway.Yup, life’s pretty good in the Royale household right now. (I mean, who wouldn’t want to wake up to that view at three in the morning? 😉 )
We’re back with another update, and Tiana’s back in the kitchen! (As if she ever left the kitchen.)I’m not sure that throwing knives while pregnant is the safest decision you’ve ever made…Or throwing large glass bottles. Or–whatever. Just whatever. I’m not going to tell a largely pregnant, knife-wielding woman what to do.Honestly, Tiana seemed to enjoy pregnancy. She didn’t let it slow her down one bit. Her boss made her take a few days off, and Ti spent those days cooking, cleaning, and sleeping. I swear, she’s a better Cinderella than Lucinda ever was (shh…no one tell Luce I said that).She was doing great up until the very end of her third trimester. She started feeling pretty plummy and downed about an entire pot of tea.
Julien waited patiently in the rocking chair while Tia stepped up to do her legacy duty; it went without a hitch — is anything challenging for this girl? Meet the first baby and heir of generation four, Annora Royale. The couple couldn’t have been happier. ❤
That’s right, Tia. Being a mom is hard work, and not the kind that you can get a promotion in! Tia was in her third trimester, and Luce in her second. I sent them to the spa with their close female relatives to enjoy a girls’ night out at the brand new spa — Mt. Fuji Spa and Wellness , made by the wonderfully talented Meggs (meggles87 on the Gallery).The entrance alone is breathtaking — the ceiling reaching all the way to the third floor. All of the neutral tones, plants, and water details immediately give off a zen vibe.The girls headed straight to the dressing room so everyone (aside from Luce…stubborn nonconformist) could change into their robes. Vivianna Landgraab and Kate Goth made a special appearance! These two sisters are the daughters of Malcolm Landgraab and Cassandra Goth. Kate is also Davon (Lottie’s husband)’s mom! The pregnant women set out for foot massages right away. It was annoying how little pregnant Sims can do at the spa…I get that they can’t die, but they can’t even sit in the sauna for a little while? Is it really that dangerous? And no full-body massages? C’mon. Coralie took advantage of the open massage opportunity. I found Kate and Vivanna enjoying the sauna. Viv must have said something to Kate about being related to the Royales, because just about the time, she wandered out to chat up Tia. “Hey, you’re my daughter-in-law’s sister, right? Small world!”Cousin Cecelia has the swagger walk — fitting.Some meditation for the cousins. Cecelia and Lucinda were close when Cece was a kid, then they grew apart for awhile, but now they’re best friends again! I’m glad; she’s my favorite spare/cousin.Has dangerously red bladder meter. Stops to get a fizzy drink. Luce and Lottie got to catch up; they’d grown apart a bit since Lottie moved out. Lottie chatted about her boys, and Luce reminded her that the boys are going to have another aunt or uncle soon!“That’s…great?” I don’t know either, Lottie.This is probably my favorite part of the entire spa — I love how dark and modern this little lounge looks. Luce agrees.Apparently pregnant Sims can do one yoga pose, so I sent them up to do that. It was very uneventful.
But here’s some fantastic elders doing yoga to make up for it! Well, they were in sync for a little while at least.Wow, this lot is just gorgeous. It fits perfectly with the big city skyline, and it looks pretty great with the rest of Magnolia Promenade too…A little sneak-peek…there’s Tia’s future restaurant in the back! I’d say someone enjoyed her day off.
That’s right. Glowing, as in…
aliens pregnant! Both of them! Lucinda was supposed to only have three children, but she and Jay both rolled a whim to Try for Baby, so I obliged. James and Donny are going to adopt Luce’s child and move out as soon as they age up into adults. Julien stopped by to see if Ti was around (she wasn’t — she was at work — as usual). Luce was taking a nap, so the men had the backyard all to themselves.
Little did she know, she’d be coming home to a drama fest. Maybe she should’ve just stayed at work.Suddenly, they were the only two people in the back yard, and he broke out into song. This truly is a Disney legacy.
Later that night…This is the typical evening scene, minus Snow’s sad ghost floating through the background. Jay working out, Luce gardening. Enjoying their individual hobbies, but still together. Finally, they decided it was time. Right here, right now, with Luce’s long-dead mother as the only attendant, and Sir Moosalot as the wedding officiant.