Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gen 5 Chapter 1: Babies, Boys and a Little Bit of Matchmaking

My mom was getting closer and closer to D-day. Of course, little Hart couldn't help but point out the obvious signs of that to my mom. "Mommy, your belly is so big! Is there just one baby in there?"
"Hart! Yes, there's just one! This is the way it is when it's time for the baby to come out, my belly is supposed to be big."

"Well, that baby better hurry up or your stomach is gonna bust!"
"Thanks Hart. I think it's time for you to go play now."

Sure enough, the next morning my mom went into labor. Thank goodness it was the weekend so Hope and I didn't have to work and we could keep an eye on Hart.

After they called a cab, they called me, and I rushed home so I could be there.

Not too long after I came home, my Dad called saying that we had a new baby brother!! They named him Legacy Song. Dad said he picked that name because of all the things he's accomplished in life, us kids were he and mom's best, a legacy they were proud of.

They took him up to Hart's room, which was now the boys room and got him all settled in. My dad got to feed him his first bottle. I so couldn't wait to get my hands on  him!

Soon Dad and mom went to rest and I hurried up to Legacy's crib and scooped him up. Oh, he was so cute! He even reached out for my hand!

I could tell the little guy was tired and ready for a long nap, so I put him back to bed. Hope and Hart left to go to the park and fish and catch bugs.

Since there wasn't anything else to do, I decided to venture out and see if there were some new veggies I could cook with, or see if there was a symphony at the theater or something.

The grocery didn't have what I was looking for, so I stopped by the theater only to find out there wasn't a symphony this weekend. Bummer. I could have watched a movie, but I just wasn't in the mood.

It was a beautiful evening though, so I decided to sit on the park bench and read a little.  It wasn't long before a guy came and sat down beside me and quietly opened his own book and started reading.

I snuck a peek at him when he wasn't looking and couldn't help but realize how cute he was. I didn't recognize him, I wondered if he was a new guy? He didn't look to be much older than me.  Just then I heard a familiar voice behind me, I turned and looked, Yep! I was right, it was Monica!

I put my book away and popped up from the bench to go join her at hers. I missed her so much! She graduated ahead of me, so I had been lost without her at school. She also found out right after she graduated that her and her boyfriend were expecting! I'd been so busy with school, we hadn't really got to see each other much, I only knew that she just had her son, but I hadn't been by to visit yet.

"Monica! What's up cuz!?! I miss you so much!"
"Patience! I miss you too girl!"
"So, how's the baby? What did you name him?"
"He's great, adorable, and healthy. We decided to name him Wilfred."
"Wilfred?!? I thought you were gonna name him Noah?"
"Well, Josh really wanted to name him after his dad. So, I figured why not. I call him Freddie for short. It's not so bad."

"Aw, Freddie's a cute nick name. I promise as soon as I get through the craziness that is graduation, I'll come visit."
"You better! So, now that that talk is out of the way, tell me about the hottie you were just sharing a bench with. You met the Zander brothers, I see."
"Oh, um, I don't know him. He just came and sat next to me while I was reading. Zander brothers? Who are they?"
"You mean you don't know them? They are your neighbors, duh!?! I can't believe you haven't met them yet, they are the talk of all the single ladies in town."
"See that guy sitting right there on the bench with the blonde hair? That's his brother. I think their names are Logan and Zack maybe? I can't remember. You should totally go introduce yourself."

"NO way! What would I even say? Plus I'm younger than them, they'd probably find me annoying or something."
"Oh Patience, some things never change. Well, my "me" time is almost up, Freddie should be waking up from his nap. Let me know when you get up the nerve to meet your hot new neighbors."
I rolled my eyes. "See you later Monica. Give your baby a kiss for me!"
"Will do!"
After she left, I couldn't help but stare at the blonde haired cutie in front of me. Wow, both brothers were SO insanely cute.

I can't believe they are my neighbors and I didn't even know it! I knew someone moved into the old Frio house next to us, but I never actually saw who it was. There's no way I could even be considered in the same league as them. But you know, just as a neighbor, I could at least go introduce myself and welcome them to the neighborhood....

I stood up, but as soon as I did, my courage faltered. Yep I was a wimp. There's no way I could talk to him. He was reading so intently it was fascinating. It was hard for me to take my eyes off him.

Then I realized I was standing there staring and looking like an idiot. I quickly walked away to catch a taxi home.

When I finally got home, it was nearly dark. As I climbed the stairs I could here cheering coming from inside the house. Oh man, I totally forgot! Tonight was my mom's birthday!

Happy Birthday Carol!

Now, my mom as an elder, just like my dad. She couldn't help but stare in the mirror, pointing out wrinkles, and her gray hair. I reminded her she was still my beautiful mom, and she shouldn't be sad. She smiled, and gave me a quick squeeze of gratitude.

To cheer her up, I figure I'd make one of my better dishes, fish and chips. I figured it would make up for nearly missing her birthday.

As I sat watching the fish fry in the pan,  a frown crept on my face. Although I wasn't ready for any kind of serious relationship or anything, I did want to have some kind of relationship someday. I was somehow going to have to get over this shyness I had around members of the opposite sex. But how?

Everyone loved the fish and chips. Hope and Hart devoured theirs before running off to finish up last minute homework, and mom and dad retired early so they could put Legacy to bed and get some sleep.
I sat staring at the empty plates on the table, still feeling sorry for myself, before I finally snapped myself out of it, and cleaned up before bed.

As I headed upstairs to bed, I peeked in on my little brothers to make sure they were settled in and would let our parents rest for a while. Legacy was awake, but peaceful, just about to doze off to sleep, and Hart was out like a light.

I headed to my own bedroom where Hope was already sleeping, and curled up under my covers myself.  I needed my rest tonight, tomorrow was my last day of High School!

 This was it! The last day that all three of us older Song kids would be going to school together! I was excited about this being my last day, but I was even more excited about the party my parents decided to throw for me for my graduation/birthday tonight! It was going to be great!

The day went by very quickly, and in no time we were all back home getting ready for everyone to come over. We mainly invited family, but there were a few family friends thrown in the mix too. Of course, Taylor was there, and my Aunt Grace's daughter, Marie. She was a teenager now, and so sweet, just like her mom.

When the guests had mostly arrived, I headed into the living room to mingle, and saw something very interesting. Marie and Taylor were dancing together. It looked like they were having a pretty good time together. However, Hope had an unreadable look on her face.

As I passed by Hope, I asked, "Everything alright?"
I must have broken her out of her trance because she looked at me suddenly and said, "OH! Yes, sure. I just realized I have a little more homework to finish up." And with that she went to the dining room and immersed herself in her work. I wondered  if someone wasn't a little jealous? I decided to casually find out if something was  up.

I politely cut into Taylor and Marie's dance. "Hey, Marie, mind if I cut in?"
"Hey birthday girl! No, not at all! It was nice talking to you Taylor."
"You too." He said to her as she wandered off to  the kitchen.
As soon as she was out of earshot, I asked him. "So, you and my cousin seem to be hitting it off well."
"Oh, yeah, I suppose. She's pretty nice."

"Well, if you like, I can put a good word in for you."
His eyes got big, and he said, "Oh, nah, that's ok. I mean, no offense or anything, she's nice, but she's not exactly my type."
"Ahhhh, You're into more of the intellectual red head type, aren't you?" I winked.

Now, instead of looking shocked, his face turned expressionless, and he blushed just a tad. I could tell he was trying to mask something.
"Um, I guess. I mean... er... um..."
Oh, he was squirming now. I knew it. I knew he liked my sister. And I was almost positive she liked him.
"Hey, it's cool. I'm not going to say anything. But for what it's worth, you guys would be cute together, you know, as more than just BFF."

And before he could respond, I walked into the dining room to start putting the candles on my cake. I giggled to myself. Playing matchmaker was a great way to distract myself from my own dating life, or lack thereof!
As I lit the candles, my parents called everyone in the dining room. It was time!

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes! I was finally a Young Adult!

As soon as the candles were out, everyone piled into the room for some cake. It was elbow to elbow in there, but at the same time cozy, considering all of the laughing and joking and family bonding going on in there.
And, over the course of a few hours, all that was left was my mother cleaning up the last of the plates from the party.

As I headed to bed that night, I realized something. Aw snap! I'm a grown up now! I've gotta find a job!
*buckey's notes*- Yay, another chapter is here! These are the screenshots from my computer, before I had to send it back. Yep, that's right, my new laptop is being sent back, and another one is on the way. I won't have it until the end of the month. :( But I still have some great chapters ahead, including some that will include some content from Generations! (*spoiler*- like 2 of the Song kids that get to go to prom!) Patience is gorgeous as an adult! And the Zander brothers (Paul and Logan) as I'm sure you've figured out, were strategically moved in next door.  One of them was one I made in CAS, the other was one of the offspring of the very first legacy I ever played with Sims 3. I guess we'll just have to see what happens! Well, that's all for now, thanks for reading!


  1. Yay, a new chapter! It's nice that the new baby is shown, although the legacy officially has already moved on. But I have to say - I don't really like "Legacy" as a name...sorry. I like that you give the kids meaningful names, but still.....

    Anyway. I am really looking forward to Legacy's first toddler picture (- will he have pink hair? Will he??) and to everything else that comes up in the next chapter. And I am reaaally sorry about your laptop :S

  2. chrissly- LOL, yeah, I had a hard time naming this last kid. I knew Legacy really did fit what Kenny would want to name a kid, and I'll be the first to admit, it wasn't very original. :) In my notes that I keep while I play, I've been referring to him as "L" which I think will be his nickname when he gets older. The story probably won't mention him much anyways. :)

  3. Patience did grow up really nicely! It was cute the way she was matchmaker for her sister, I hope that relationship works out :)

    And also, I'm dying to see if Patience ends up with one of the Zander brothers!

  4. Patience grew into a gorgeous young adult, can't wait to see what happens next.

  5. Yay! A new generation! Patience is lovely, I can't wait to see where she takes her life.

  6. I'm finally got caught up with your whole legacy. And now you get a new generation. Looking forward to it!

  7. KC- Thanks for taking the time to read through all of it! I'm glad you like it. :)

  8. Patience is beautiful! Can't wait for prom pics! Haha..and to see who she ends up with.

  9. It amazes me how much Patience looks like Grace when they aren't even related!(: They are both really pretty though!:P

  10. Snow Gal- Thanks so much for commenting along the way as you read through the blog! It was fun seeing comments on chapters that haven't seen recent comments in a while. :) Glad to have you along for the ride!

  11. Yea I already commented but I reread it before i went to the new chapter.

    "Well, Josh really wanted to name him after his dad. So, I figured why not. I call him Freddie for short. It's not so bad."

    Is Josh's dad Freddie from "Wishes Come True"?

  12. Haha, actually that's all a coincidence! But what a funny one! Good call! The boyfriend's name really is Josh, and she really did name him Wilfred. I was just trying to come up with a reason of why someone would name their kid Wilfred. LOL :)

  13. I'd love to have a copy of Hope in my game. My newest legacy founder needs a beautiful wife and I think she'd be perfect! Please upload her to the exchange!

    1. I'd be happy to share! I thought she was already up on the exchange, but I will go check and make sure she is as soon as I can. :)