Juliana gave birth to a baby girl, Gabriela Borges-Steele. I left her traits blank for now.
Latoya had a birthday party.
She rolled mean-spirited. Oh dear!
The children at the party loved Janessa’s magic tricks.
George stayed the night.
The gig that had become stuck in Juliana’s schedule had vanished at some point during her pregnancy, and she was able to perform at one of the big show venues for the first time. I like the venue, but I’d like it to have walls around it or something because, once you’ve opened up the rabbit hole to perform, it basically looks like you’re out in the open air, even though you’re meant to be in an enclosed stadium.
Fortunately she didn’t reset at the end, but the show did go on long past its advertised end time, and I eventually had to choose the ‘finish the show’ option to bring things to a close. Still, the long run time made it all the easier for Juliana to score highly, and she left the venue with a ‘legendary performance’ moodlet and a promotion to level 10 of the acrobat profession. She took everyone out to the bistro to celebrate her success.
Willard and Gabriela had a joint birthday party.
Juliana’s uncle Aristide thought this was an appropriate gift to bring.
Instead of birthday cake (or wedding cake!), the family and their guests dined on freshly conjured baked angel cake before hitting the dance floor.
Janessa asked Stan to moved in.
The next day, another simfest was held in the park. Janessa competed and won!
She put her trophy on display in her bedroom.
Willard hadn’t progressed far enough in the singer profession to participate in the simfest, but he was able to perform several sing-a-grams around town.
His last customer, Lindy Avilla, took quite a liking to him.
As soon as she started to flirt with him, I got this pop-up!
Obviously it’s a bit silly that Lindy wanted Willard to help her flirt with him, but I actually really like that the sing-a-grams are tied in to what’s genuinely going on in town like this. I noticed that a couple of the ‘congratulations on your new fitness regime’ ones were for sims who had just finished working out in the gym as well. It’s a really nice change from Ambition’s silly stories about stolen wallets and Generation’s pudding-faced daycare babies.
Willard took Lindy out to Los Sueños Private Club. They’re both divas and had a great time singing karaoke together.
Juliana performed a show at the other big venue in town. I think that this one’s much prettier!
Imani, Willard, Richter, Janessa, Stan, and Mimi all came out to support her. Since Gabriela won’t be able to attend her mum’s shows until she’s a teenager, I had Imani record a little part of it for her to watch at home.
Janessa was taking a little time out from performing, because she and Stan were preparing for the arrival of their first child.
When she and Stan both wished to get married, I had them throw the party right there in the casino.
Janessa’s sister Lorinda and dad Jaylen were very happy for her.
Since Jaylen’s a doctor, he was able to tell her whether to expect a boy are a girl, although I think Janessa just wanted to go to sleep.
I’m apparently not that great at planning when to throw weddings, because Janessa went into labour before her reception had even ended.
A few hours later, a very sleepy new mother emerged from the hospital with her daughter in her arms. Her name is Seraphina Holcomb-Power, and I’ve given her the athletic and grumpy traits.