PowerPoint Presentation: The Nine Prettacy 1.2: Happy Families PowerPoint Presentation: We rejoin the family to find them paying lots of attention to Ava. Who is pretty much destined to be the heir, as Eric's aspiration can't handle any more kids. PowerPoint Presentation: But just because he doesn't want anymore doesn't mean he doesn't appreciate the ones he has! Eric is a great Dad to Isaiah and Ava. He even impales himself on the door for his daughter! PowerPoint Presentation: Another brief look at Ava's genes. I think she's adorable, but let's see if we can breed those hamster cheeks out next generation. PowerPoint Presentation: The next day, the exterminator is called in. Eric: But I'm not a pest!! PowerPoint Presentation: Eric takes the agony of knowing the exterminator tried to pest control him straight to his paper plate lady. Eric: Oh, Darla, promise me you'll never bump me off using pest control. Darla: ... PowerPoint Presentation: And so Eric continues acting as the family man. Who knew that this Romance sim was secretly good with kids? PowerPoint Presentation: All in all, things are going pretty well for the family. Isaiah and Ava get on great, Eric's a good dad to both of them. Life is good. Which doesn't make for a very interesting chapter, to be fair. PowerPoint Presentation: Often it feels like very little happens on the Nine lot. Eric writes in his diary. Do you think writing with a scalpel is hard? PowerPoint Presentation: Mary continues to exercise constantly. To the point where she's often stinky and tired and hungry. Keeping Mary alive is a full-time job. PowerPoint Presentation: And the kids continue to grow. Isaiah is the first to sparkle up, a day or so before Ava's next birthday. PowerPoint Presentation: He grew up cute. As I knew he would – I've played him before. I adore Isaiah. I'm pretty sure he rolled popularity. PowerPoint Presentation: And the happy families continues. Growing up doesn't mean that Isaiah stops hanging out with little Ava. PowerPoint Presentation: Or hanging out with Eric. In Ava's room. It's like a social gathering point. Ava's room is just the place to be. PowerPoint Presentation: I often find the pair of them gossiping about Mary, too. Isaiah, that is no way to talk about your mother! PowerPoint Presentation: Even with all of this happiness, Eric's aspiration is pretty low, and Darla makes several appearances. Still in Ava's room, of course. PowerPoint Presentation: Later that day, Ava leaves toddlerhood behind and becomes a child. Still very much adorable. PowerPoint Presentation: Which incidentally means she can hang out with Isaiah much more now. They're really great together, these two. PowerPoint Presentation: Mary eventually takes a break from her routine of exercising and almost dying to show her husband she still loves him. In Ava's room. Seriously, it's the place to be. PowerPoint Presentation: I forgot to show you a close-up of Ava as a child. This is it – Mary's eyes, nose and brows, Eric's cheeks, jaw and mouth. Could've been much worse. PowerPoint Presentation: So life in the Nine household continues in it's usual and average way. Mary works out constantly, Eric eats and works out when Mary's asleep, and the kids get on great. PowerPoint Presentation: Though occasionally, fun stuff does happen. Like this. Isaiah, never ever change, will you? PowerPoint Presentation: After he's done sailing the seven seas of the bathroom, he goes and tucks Ava in. He's just too adorable. PowerPoint Presentation: And also very amusing. Isaiah: That is one hot body! PowerPoint Presentation: Ava: Daddy! You're home! You smell! Give me a hug!! Maybe Ava slept the evening away so she could be up at one in the morning to greet Eric as he arrives home from work. Oh, and the reason he smells? PowerPoint Presentation: Caused by a slight addiction to working out. I'm not even going to comment on that. PowerPoint Presentation: Well, this is fairly terrifying. I've not had this glitch before. It's also kind of amusing. PowerPoint Presentation: Ava: Hey guys! I'm just hanging out in Isaiah's room! Yeah, Ava's room is no longer the place to be, it's Isaiah's room now. PowerPoint Presentation: And after all of that happy families and average-ness, it's time for Ava's birthday. Yes that went by quickly. No, there was nothing fun to look at during her childhood. PowerPoint Presentation: And here is Ava all teenaged up! She's quite pretty, other than those hamster cheeks and chunky jaw. I like her. She rolled knowledge. I think. PowerPoint Presentation: You know, Eric's still pretty young. About thirteen days off becoming an elder. Having teenage kids still must make him feel old, though. PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah: How could I possibly lose at rock, paper, scissors with Ava! I always win! Ava: I am the greatest player of rock, paper, scissors, ever!! PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah: Nu uh! You cheated! Ava: How do you cheat at rock, paper, scissors, genius? Isaiah: You must have waited until I'd already chosen rock, paper or scissors! Ava: Sore loser. PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah: Take that, cheater! Ava: Isaiah! Not my hair! PowerPoint Presentation: Ava: Actually, that was hilarious! Isaiah: So...rematch? Ava: You're on. * * * PowerPoint Presentation: You all know Beau Broke, right? Beau: Where am I? And why am I here? Well, I've picked him to be Ava's spouse when she all grown up, because he's quite good-looking. And recessives. I like recessives. Anyway, I figured he should meet the family before I force him to marry Ava. Beau : Shotgun wedding? PowerPoint Presentation: So Beau stops by to introduce himself to Ava's parents while she's at school. Which interrupts Eric's morning skip. PowerPoint Presentation: Eric: Excuse me, you can't just walk onto a man's property and interrupt his morning skip! Beau: Well, I didn't ASK to be here, it just happened. Eric: How rude! Forget about being like a son to me when you eventually marry Ava. PowerPoint Presentation: Beau: WAH! He already hates me! I haven't even MET his daughter yet! Poor Beau, this really isn't going very well. But it'll definitely make the next generation interesting, that's for sure. PowerPoint Presentation: Beau stops crying long enough to try and catch some butterflies. He's not successful. Beau: Why is nothing going my way this morning? PowerPoint Presentation: Things go from bad to worse, and Eric decides to attack Beau. But it's okay, because Beau looks like he's enjoying that fight. PowerPoint Presentation: Eric's body points finally have some use. He looks very happy with himself as Beau picks himself up off the ground. I don't think I'll invite Beau over again until Ava is old enough for him. PowerPoint Presentation: Speaking of Ava, she's just as bad as her brother for admiring herself in mirrors. It's okay because I like her, though. PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah is about nine days off adulthood and I still haven't given him his first kiss yet. I think it's about time I work on that, don't you? PowerPoint Presentation: This girl had a really pretty name but I've forgotten it. So until it comes back to me – if it ever comes back to me – she'll be known as Stripes. PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah and Stripes get along okay, it's not anything worth looking into long-term, I think. Let's leave them to it for a bit. PowerPoint Presentation: Meanwhile, Ava is making robots. Because I don't remember the last time I had a sim who had any sort of talent badge that wasn't a gardening badge. PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah! That is not how you impress teenage girls! PowerPoint Presentation: Stripes: You messed up my hair even though it looks exactly the same! I'll never forget this! Isaiah: So, um, no kissing then? PowerPoint Presentation: Ava clearly wants you all to know she is so proud of this robot, even though it's smoking and sparking. Got to start somewhere, I suppose. PowerPoint Presentation: My guess is that Stripes snuck out after the date ended on 'okay', with no kissing at all. Last time I give the Matchmaker $5,000 PowerPoint Presentation: Isaiah finds himself someone else, anyway. This pet brick! See, he loves it! Isaiah: You are beautiful, Bricki PowerPoint Presentation: The next day, the social worker comes to drop off a kid for us. Because I don't remember the last time I adopted a kid. PowerPoint Presentation: This is Marion! Not a name I would have picked, but still a pretty decent name. PowerPoint Presentation: She gets a little bit of a makeover, and then tries to introduce herself properly to the family. PowerPoint Presentation: By playing rock, paper, scissors with Isaiah! It's like a family requirement. Isaiah: What? No fair! You beat me! PowerPoint Presentation: Marion is going to fit right in here. XD ------- And that's it for this time! Thanks for reading!