Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Journal of Phillip Grant - March 5

Vincent's birthday party went on for quite a while. It was a nice day, we had a big group and no one was terribly anxious to leave.

There was food, music, dancing. The kids had friends and some of the family was there.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Journal of Phillip Grant - March 4

I had an idea. It's nearly Vincent's birthday and time to think about his future.

I happen to know that Erica is the youngest child of her family and the last living at home. Her dad recently past away, only her mom Christi Clayton-Leman shares the house.

So I went to have a chat with Christi about having my son move in. If Erica and Vincent stay as a couple, they'll have a lovely huge house.

If we buy Vincent a house to move to once he is an adult, Erica may end up moving out of the family home and it's really not likely to be nearly as nice. We can afford to buy Vincent a decent house but it won't compare to August Moon.

Christi agree to the idea. Vincent can move in. Erica is a little younger than he is, it would be good for an adult to be there for her. A teen living alone wouldn't be the best idea.

Christi had to admit to feeling her age, she may be joining her husband Erwin soon.

Would you believe that a couple of teens felt awkward just because I decided to join them in the dining room?

Mind you that they were not up to anything when I got here. Just hanging out together.

The girls went next door to play.

One thing about having a neighbor with kids similar ages to ours. They have somewhere safe to go that's close to home. It's a short walk there, a long bicycle ride to anyone else's place.

Penny was a bit quicker so she had a chat to Nicolas.

Veronica chatted to James. He was pretty tolerant, given their age differences.

That vampire gnome is the spookiest thing. I've gotten used to them popping around everywhere but this one is just creepy.

Stephen brought home Hayley Pendragon. She's one of his best friends from school.

Hayley is quite the pretty girl. She's one of Uncle Henry's grandchildren from his oldest son.

Veronica finally had her chance to chat to Nicolas.

Both the girls have met a ton of new people at school. There are a lot of kids in town. I expect they'll be bringing some over or going home with other kids pretty regularly.

Gack, don't the house chores ever end? I decided to tackle the dishwasher, though our butler might eventually take care of it. He can take care of the sink.

Before I knew what happened, it was time for Vincent's big birthday party.

We invited lots of guests, it's not every day a teen becomes a man.

What an interesting party group. Devon in red is practicing judo moves. Eric's daughter Rocio is pretending to strangle herself. And Abbey is about to have a panic attack from either too many people or it could just be time for her to freak out.

I'd worry more about the freaking out if Stephen weren't the same.

It's that time, Vincent gets to make a wish.

While our friends and family wait anxiously for the big moment.

Sammy's daughter Devon grew up well. She was a very awkward looking teenager. As an adult, it all came together for her.

There was much clapping and cheering.

And waving little noise makers.

It's a proud time but a sad time too. My son is a man.

Vanessa and I have done our best with him. But we have to let him go, find his own way in the world. Since he'll be moving in with Erica and her mom, we don't have to worry too much about his immediate future.

Still, the first of our children is getting ready to fly from the nest. I'll miss my boy.

Bonus pic

I do have a lot of great looking Sims in town.
Darren Pendragon - the oldest boy from Celia Pendragon and Jack (Harkness) Pendragon. I need to check and see if he has family, he should have at least one child for me.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Journal of Phillip Grant - March 1

Ah Sunday, lazy Sunday. A day to finish off all the fun stuff before the week begins in earnest.

Stephen went next door for a visit. I'm sure he wanted to see Abbey. However, Abbey's mum Emerald decided it was time to have a chat with the boy. I can't blame her, he seems to be underfoot over there quite a bit since he and Abbey started a romance. They haven't started officially dating but somehow it feels like a matter of time for that.