Every day, Sims have birthdays, die, and get married.
Acacia’s birthday, even though she had a second round through adulthood, came sooner than I’d wanted. It was a mellow party. Since Acacia was the birthday girl, she couldn’t be the caterer, so Kyler catered. Acacia helped out by roasting the chicken, seeing as she’s the only one with with 10 cooking skill points.
Ember, Paris’s friend, invited herself over during the party. And then she died.
Paris, her closest household friend, was unsuccessful in his pleas for her life.
Anya, still strangely drawn to death, made sure that she was there to witness it.
Acacia was delighted that Grim had remembered her birthday and made his traditional appearance.
After his task was done, Grimmy stole a few moments to enjoy the smooth stylings of Mesquite, who really can tickle those ivories.
Acacia, ever self-assured, is delighted with elderhood.
Sadly, this was the last time Baby Babcock came to Cradle Rock. He was in the custom of stopping by every day, but after Manzanita yelled at him during Acacia’s birthday party, he never came back. Now he shows up as a ghost in the relationship panel. Bummer. I was hoping he’d die at Cradle Rock so he could maintain a spiritual connection to the family.
Manzanita danced her evil dance, trying for her second aspiration of Scamp after successfully completing Artistic Prodigy.
Ember’s ghost provided her with someone new to talk to.
As a teen, she joins her brother and father as a foodie. An evil foodie. And her adult aspiration is Soulmate. Figure that one out.
Kyler’s gotten to know the spirits of Cedar and Timothy. They adore him. Cedar talks to him of music and art. While they talked, she kept having thought bubbles of cupcakes with icing–Sim short-hand for sweetness.
And Timothy talks to him about woo-hoo.
Cedar’s taken up painting in the after-life. I often find the easels full in the morning.
Here’s what she painted:
And with this chess move, Acacia completed her nerd-brain aspiration. Now she can fix things instantly, and do mega-upgrades!
After Acacia completed her nerd-brain aspiration, she chose the renaissance aspiration, which she had a head start on since she’s so highly skilled. She needs a second career for one of the milestones, so she’s become an artist and seems amazingly fulfilled.
Mesquite reached the top of the Astronaut career and built his new rocket.
They now have two rockets.
Life moves on so quickly, each day holding so many little moments of conversation, projects, caring, and, sometimes, cruelty. If we can look past those rare times of unkindness, the after-taste will be sweet, like a cupcake with icing and rainbow sprinkles.