2017. április 25., kedd

A day with Daddy

All the renovations, decorations and changes of furniture really took a toll on the household funds and the Landgraab Power Company has shut down the electricity due to unpaid bills (oops, first penalty point in the challenge) so Abby had no choice but to go back to work. Being on the top of the painter career, her salary is pretty high, but she still had to paint from home and sell paintings in order to make ends meet. And there were days when she had to leave home for work, but luckily Keon could stay at home and take care of Bayne on these occasions.

Keon heading into the nursery room.
("Have these holes and stains always been here on the wall?")
"There, I got you."

"I know, I know. The one Mommy gives you
has much better packaging."
"Oh no, does your tummy hurt?"

"Let's get those nasty air bubbles out."
"See? I got this."

Then, confident and inspired by his accomplishments as a dad, Keon went to his new desk and began writing a children's book.

"It's about a superhero called SuperDad."
"This is going to be a bestseller!"

"What? Why are you staring at me like that?
Is there something wrong with my teeth?"

(Looking at this photo I realized there was something missing from Keon's cheeky grin. As the new vampire pack added the option to customize teeth, I decided to try it on him. So I went into CAS and played around and this is what I came up with...)

Ta-daaa! Gap teeth! :)
I think it suits him perfectly :)
It emphasizes his bohemian, sometimes childish,
yet passionate and charming personality...
Hey, handsome... :)
Ahem, okay, I'll give you some privacy now.

Anyways, back to Keon's day alone with baby Bayne...

Keeping the baby well fed and happy is tedious work
and even superheroes need to rest at the end of the day.
Abby: "What's going on here?"
Abby: "So I'm tense and tired from work,
but I can see it's nothing compared to what you've been through."
Keon: "Oh, hi, Beautiful."
Abby: "Unbelievable."
"Have you noticed my brand new gap teeth?"
Abby: "Aren't you in a flirty mood..."

Keon: "I could put you in a flirty mood..."
Abby: "Could you, now?"
Keon: "Come here."

A tour of the house, II.

While I was waiting impatiently for the toddler update, I did some changes around the legacy house to keep myself busy. Although I made a plan on the progression of the different areas, like creating a high quality garden with the second generation and upgrading the kitchen appliances in the third, I just couldn't keep away from them any longer. Later I played around with the grungy wall decor options, and I really like the outcome. I think it really fits the theme of an old, multi-generational building where the residents barely make enough money to sustain their growing family.

The legacy house from the outside.
A corner in the master bedroom
(Now the walk-in closet is unaccessible, but I don't mind...
Abby and Keon already had their fun with it.) :)
Fireplace with accent wall in the master bedroom.
The new bed.
Fireplace with accent wall in the dining room. 
Writing corner.
Kids' creative corner.
Living room.
Clutter on the hallway table.
Clutter on the kitchen counter.
Clutter on the kitchen island.
More kitchen clutter (unfortunately I had to remove the toasts
because they started to stink and my sims kept complaining). XD
Grungy details in the living room.
More grunge.
Even more grunge,
Gardening supplies.
A nice corner in the garden.

And, last but not least, something I'm very proud of: the skylight in the roof! I have never done anything like this before, because I'm a lazy and crappy builder, but I found this amazing tutorial and just had to give it a try. :D

Sorry for the distorted view, it's just to give you an idea of the placement and proportions. :)

Of course I had to "decorate" this part too with cracks and cobwebs,
since I imagine nobody would climb up there regularly
to fix and clean those upper walls. :)