Hey simmers and welcome to another Keating update post. Another week has flown by and another Keating has celebrated a birthday. Henry became a teen this week and we officially have two insane sims in the household. I’m beginning to worry about the Keating genes. Henry celebrated his birthday at home with his family. Eleanor made him a white cake with white frosting and sprinkles, and lots of cookies.
Like I mentioned earlier, Henry received the insane trait, like his older brother Silas. So now they have something to bond over. And since he completed his childhood aspiration, Henry is also socially gifted. I find that funny considering he’s also a loner and gets the socially awkward moodlet almost anytime he’s in a conversation. His new aspiration is renaissance sim, like his father.
Since Henry will need to work in several different careers to complete the renaissance sim aspiration I’m thinking of having him do woodworking as his main form of income. For his birthday his parents bought him a computer (I want him to max the gaming skill) and a camera (to max the photography skill). Henry is also going to work on woodworking and logic. He certainly will be a jack of all trades and maybe a master of some.
In other news, the backyard is finally getting some love. I’ve updated the garden and added in a little area for a fire pit. I plan to put in a pool and and maybe and outdoor bar and some more seating. The outside of the guest house is completely finished. Next I’ll start working on the inside, but for now all my funds are going into the backyard. I realized I hadn’t shown you the guest house yet, so here are a few photos.
Margaret is going to age into a young adult in seven days, and she will be the first to live in the guest house. When Atticus ages up he will move into the guest house with Margaret. Having them still live at home for a bit gives me some time to establish their careers and work on their skills (and maybe romantic relationships) before sending them out into the world. When Wyatt (the third oldest) ages into a young adult, Margaret will move out on her own and Wyatt will move into the guest house. Likewise, when Silas ages into a young adult, Atticus will move out and Silas will take his place. And once Henry becomes a young adult he will take Wyatt’s place in the guest house. Lastly, when Amelia ages up, She will take Silas’ place. Henry will still around for a few extra days and then move out as well, leaving Amelia the sole occupant of the guest house. And once both parents die, she will move into the main house. I hope that wasn’t too technical. I just wanted to explain my thought process.
This week I made sure to take more photos of the family in their day-to-day lives. Eleanor caught a cowplant berry while fishing and of course I had her plant it in the garden. She has a lot of fun bonding with him while she’s gardening. Gunther also likes to feed the cowplant. Luckily no one has tried to take the cake yet.
I’ve also had E&G go jogging every morning because they were both getting out of shape. Eleanor packed on a lot of pounds because of all the pregnancies and Gunther spends so much time in front of his computer that it’s hard to find time to exercise. Luckily, they’re both a lot healthier now.
On the weekends, when they have more free time, I like to let the kids wander off and do their own thing. Here they all are, enjoying their weekend.
Since they all got to enjoy some time alone this weekend, I had them all gather around the campfire and tell stories. Everyone seemed to have a really good time. They all love when Gunther tells a story.
That’s all for this week, simmers. Until next time, happy simming!