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06 July 2010 @ 06:10 pm
Canterbury Cove - a BaCC: Week Four - Lieman  
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
You may be wondering why I chose this certain picture of Rachel for the title picture. Basically, what happened at a certain point during this update made me make that exact same face.
Enjoy!

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Living in Canterbury Cove has been quite an experience for me. I had always wondered what it would be like to live in such a small town and now I know. Sometimes, it's hard, but most of the time it's wonderful. I love being so close to nature, and I love that I met my husband and had my son, Cameron, here. And now I am pregnant again and I wonder what this baby will look like.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Fishing is slow and I always need more fish for my business, Fresh Fish and Veggies, so Edward has helped me out as much as he can and he's starting to get pretty good at it.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
He also helps with the gardening.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Living so far out has made it difficult sometimes to get everything we need, but a friend of Edward's named Alexar gave us a discount on furniture from his warehouse. It was really nice of him to do so. Though I wonder how he was able to give us one.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Since moving to Canterbury Cove, my family and I have become close with the Carnahan's, the original inhabitants of the town. They are really nice people, and they have quadruplets! I wonder what it must be like to have so many babies at once. Probably very straining, tiring, and stressing.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
It is my humble opinion that Cameron is the cutest toddler in the world. He is so bright and fun. I love his little smile. It really lights up my day. I wish I could go back to my toddler years and experience them again. I forget what they are like but I imagine they are filled with fun and a lack of care.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Even though Edward is not as interested in nature as I am, he still humors me and goes hiking with me every once in awhile. One day while hiking he found this gnome and it now sits outside our house. Though, I do wonder how a gnome made it out into the middle of nowhere. I have heard that they can come alive, but I don't know if it's true. I will have to look into it.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Edward sold his first masterpiece the other day. It was really nice. I never knew he was so talented at art. I hope I can become as good as him.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Taking care of Cameron and working in the garden takes up a lot of our time, but we still find a few moments to spend together. Edward is as much of a nerd as I am and his nose is almost always immersed in a book about something educational or informative. He likes to read them to me aloud sometimes when he finds something really interesting and I enjoy it a lot.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
When I was gardening one night I felt a sharp pain in my stomach and my water broke. I knew immediately that I was going into labor as it was the exact thing I had experienced when I had Cameron. I called for Edward to come and help me but...

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
... he really didn't provide any assistance.
"Uhh... umm... remember to breathe! Are you breathing? Oh... are you alright?" Edward said to me, the worry quite evident in his voice.
"Of course I'm not alright, I'm having a baby!" I remember yelling back at him. I suppose I could have been a bit nicer, but given the circumstances I am sure he will forgive me.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(This is where I got that face and then...)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Devon)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Evan)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Yes, that's right, there's more! *dies*)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(AND Cayla!)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
It turned out that I had been pregnant with triplets! I wonder how that happened. It seems strange to me that two families in this same small town should have multiples! I wonder if there is something in the water here. Anyway, there were two boys, Devon, with the blonde hair, Evan, with red hair, and Cayla, also a red head.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Because we are a little tight on money right now with our business still not doing so great, we had to put them in the living room as it was the only available space for them.
(Look familiar?)

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
With all of the fuss over the triplets, Cameron's birthday went somewhat unnoticed, but he really didn't mind. I do think he is even cuter now as a young boy.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
With all the new babies, Edward read up on some baby books in order to better help out with the care. I think it was rather a sensible idea and if I myself had not been so busy with the triplets then I would have done the same thing.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Even though I was really busy with my new babies, I still found time to help Cameron with his studies. Education is very important and I didn't want him to miss out or fall behind just because I had less time on my hands.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Edward volunteered to work at the store for me and I thanked him profusely for his offer. We were in desperate need of more funds and I was much too busy to go there myself.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
He told me that the Carnahans stopped by to see how everything went.
"You should have seen the look on Jackie's face when I told her you had triplets." Edward told me when he got back home. He laughed as he remembered. "She looked like she had swallowed a lemon!"

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
I guess business went really well. So well in fact that he was able to rearrange the shop!

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
I think it looks really nice. Though I wonder how he managed to get a building built so quickly. I will have to interrogate him about that.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
With the money earned from Fresh Fish and Veggies we were able to expand our house and add a second floor. Now the triplets have their own room and Cameron has been moved upstairs.
Even though it's not done in this picture, the house is now complete.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Cameron)

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
When Edward went back the next day he said the improvements to the store had attracted a lot more customers and the store was doing exceptionally well. I am so proud of his work.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
With our new more comfortable money situation, Edward was able to buy this robot station in order to pursue his love of tinkering. He hopes to one day be able to build a robot that can help around the house. Though I wonder how he is going to manage THAT.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
It didn't seem like that long ago that the triplets were born and before I realized it, it was their birthday! Here is Devon.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
And Cayla.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
And Evan. They are all quite adorable.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Edward and I started on their training right away as it is important for them to learn these basic skills they will need for the rest of their life.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Evan)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Devon)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Cayla)

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Cayla)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Devon)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Evan)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
(Devon and Cayla)

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Cameron is a big help with the triplets. He really loves to spend time with them. I wonder if he would have been lonely as an only child.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,lieman,week four
Once the triplets were a bit more self-sufficient, I was able to find time to work on my painting and I eventually painted my own masterpiece!

I wonder what my life will be like in the future, raising triplets, but whatever happens, I'm sure it will be an interesting learning experience for both me and my husband.

Stats:
Rotation: 4
Households: 2 of 2
Playable Sims: 12
# of Total Residents (PS + Graves): 12
Community Lots: 4 (0 NPC)
Business Districts: 0
Universities: 0
Downtown: No
Sim Multiplier: 2
Population: 24
CAS Sims Available: 3/4
University Funds: $19,075
Number of Fires: 2
Number of Burglaries: 1
Number of Electrocutions: 0
Number of Graves: 0

Businesses:
Club Carnahan - Russell Carnahan - 4
Electric Avenue - Russell Carnahan - 9
Purrfect Pets - Jackie Carnahan - 3
Fresh Fish and Veggies - Rachel Lieman - 4

Careers: Slacker - 0/1
 
 
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Angiepnkpnthr334 on July 7th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Triplets!!! Lucky you! :P

Devon is super adorable!!! Actually everyone on your town is adorable so far. :)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 7th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, lucky, that is exactly what I was thinking too! =P
Thank you. He is my favorite of the triplets. Cameron is my favorite of the Lieman children so far, though I wish I had something else for him to wear! *sigh* I'm thinking about adding another household with some of my CAS points in order to make a clothing shop, but I don't know yet.
Thank you! I'm going to have to say the same about your town as well. =D
Shadow's Lairgeminiasp on July 7th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
hahah triplets!

What default skins are you using? They look really nice!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 7th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
This is the set of skin replacements that I use. :)
happiegirliehappiegirlie on July 7th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
You always do such a wonderful job!! And you always apologize for so many pictures, but the end always surprises me much too quickly. :( I love Cayla the best (the baby name genie must really like that name!) though I'm partial to redheads, being one myself. ;)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 7th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Thank you. *blushes* =D
I think that maybe it seems like a lot of pictures to me because I know how many there are, but I don't write something for every single picture so it makes it go by faster.
I love red heads the most! I wish my hair was red. I always have.
jungfrun68jungfrun68 on July 7th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
The house is SO cute, with the interesting solution with the entrance!
Wish I was more creative with my houses, and especially landscaping :/
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 7th, 2010 08:14 am (UTC)
Thank you. =)
Among the Chaos: Max Steeleien_herrison on July 7th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, triplets XP I hope Rachel and Edward don't have any more children soon -- with the rate your town is going, they'd end up with twins. They're still adorable, and I still fear that I'm going to forget who's who until they're teens. Your game does seem to prefer giving you red-heads over blondes, though.

I notice that you're selling produce and fish individually -- do you know about SimWardrobe's fish and produce packing stations (sims 2 -> objects -> business facilitators)? I use them myself and while they can be cheaty (they up all produce to mouthwatering levels) I find it's a lot more useful to shift one crate of twelve tomatoes than twelve individual tomatoes.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 7th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Rachel and Edward probably will not have any more children unless they try all on their own. It's ok, there are so many red heads to remember I can see how you would get confused. I don't know why I've been getting more reds than blondes.
I'll have to think about getting it. The only thing is that Rachel still really isn't growing all that many plants so I think with the packer thing she would run out of produce too quickly. Once her garden is expanded, I will probably use it though. Thanks for the tip. :)
itlandm_simsitlandm_sims on July 8th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Your sims sure are fertile! That must be a lot of work not only for them but for you as well. I am impressed.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 9th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Yes, they sure seem to be. :)
It is quite a bit of work, but it's worth it I suppose. They are pretty cute.
It was kinda funny though because every time I would go to do something for the triplets, I was so used to doing things in fours that it felt uneven and unbalanced to only do three. x]
Katesheerfreesia007 on August 19th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
My gosh your sims produce very cute kids!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 19th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have been really lucky so far. [=