I apologize for the gaps between some of the pictures in this part, and if it seems like everyone’s growing up too fast and everything is a bit disjointed. I was distracted through most of summer by trying to work out how to keep all the sims happy! I think I’ve got into a kind of routine though now, so maybe future parts will be more interesting. Oh, and as usual, expect gameplay snapshots rather than a properly crafted story.
Finally, if you haven’t yet read Meet the Foresters, which introduces the sims and world, then you want to take a moment to do that now. Anyway, here we go…
In the summer time, the weather is relatively mild but the work is hard and necessary.
The Fishers usually stay at the lake until late, grilling their own dinner when they return, so as not to disturb the Cooks’ sleep.
But the High Forester perhaps has the most difficult job. Even after her garden has been tended and advice to the other villagers delivered, there is always some text to read or new elixir to discover.
To her delight, Elizabeth Cook was the first to fall pregnant this year. The next morning’s bread would be on the house.
Everyone came to wish her well.
Henry and Elizabeth looked forward to the arrival of their child.
The baby was a boy. His parents named him Steven, and he rolled the coward and easily impressed traits.
The Cooks took turns soothing Steven in the night.
When he was old enough, they taught him to walk and talk amidst bags of flour, sacks of grain, and the smell of baking bread.
William and Helena Farmer had found some stability in their relationship. Every morning, William would breath into a potato sack to calm his nerves, and Helena take out her pent up aggression by arguing with the chickens.
It wasn’t long before they were expecting a child.
Family-orientated William was very excited;Jacob Gardener, when his own wife started to show, was far less so. Edith was very sad when he didn’t congratulate her.
Edith gave birth a little earlier than expected, in the middle of the town square; Helena, in the early hours of the following morning in her own home.
William looked rather taken aback by his wife’s labour, but Rhoda was there to give her all the encouragement she needed.
Edith’s son – James Gardener – rolled brave and grumpy, while Helena’s daughter – Dorothy Farmer – rolled easily impressed and loves the outdoors.
Jacob did not take to fatherhood any more than he’d anticipated, particularly not when his son woke him up in the middle of the night.
Edith shared her grieves with Helena and Elizabeth in the village square.
Steven’s parents threw him a birthday party. He rolled the loves the outdoors trait.
Martha entertained everyone with her fiddle.
Sadly, Steven was all alone with no other children to play with. That said, he did seem to enjoy helping to look after James and Dorothy, and a couple of times Richard and Martha took him fishing with them.
But when they left without him and the little ones were napping, he had to play a lot of solo games of gnubb.
To make things worse, James rolled the loner trait when he aged up, deciding he preferred playing alone with his teddy bear than outdoors with Steven.
But the adults carried on about their work unaware of Steven’s unhappiness. William harvested some perfect quality honey, and Edith found a special seed.
Dorothy’s parents finished teaching her to walk and talk just in time for her birthday.
Jacob was in a bad mood about dragged to yet another child’s party.
Dorothy rolled the light sleeper trait. I guess her parents are going to have to be a bit more quiet in future.
But at last, Steven had a friend! Dorothy and he played outdoors all day every day, whatever the weather.