Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"I wish Kari didn't avoid us like that," I told Vanessa.
"Phillip, I've tried talking to her. It's better that she stays outside, I don't think we'll ever get along."
Sad but true. I don't think we will ever be friends with Kari. She may love our son but she doesn't feel any need to get along with the rest of his family.
It's good to find such a peaceful spot. On a weekday, there's just no one here.
She's mastered the art of fishing, I'm so proud of her.
She's tried giving me some pointers on fishing but so far, it's not helping. Then again, I understand gardening and Vanessa has yet to plant her first seed.
"You are so beautiful, to me.
You are so beautiful, to me.
Can't you see?
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need"
Stephen was the first to blow out the candles on his cake.
Finally he found the right moment to blow out the candles.
I wonder what the boy wished for? We've tried hard to do right by each of our children.
I think he takes after his dad, don't you?
Quite frankly Abbey looked a bit smug about growing up.
Emerald and Bradley can be as proud of their daughter as they are of their boys. And I know Bradley is quite proud of all of them.
My hopes were dashed, lots of the guests and family realised that I was having my birthday as well.
The boy is happier handling a shaker than any other time. He's producing party drinks for our guests.
We've had a few downs, but very few downs really. We have never been as wealthy as some of the other branches of the family but we are a very long way from poor.
I can't be positive what they were talking about but I do have an idea what it might be. We'll have to see if I'm right.
For some reason, he was worrying over something. I'm not sure what he'd worry about. He has friends, family and a home for as long as he wants it.
"I have a question."
"Yeah boy, time to move?"
"It's just one of those things your dad should know."
"I need space."
"One bedroom, cheapest house in town is all I have to offer."
"The pub has been doing fine and there's time before one of your sister's needs a home."
So that's what the two of them were discussing. They were thinking about sharing a house. Well, at least it won't break their budget.
Stephen left and now we are down to the girls.
Penny takes fun very seriously and needs to be reminded of other important stuff. I hope we can get the girls to balance their lives a bit better over the next few years.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Others we do know. Malia, my oldest brother's wife, died yesterday. Then my sister's husband Malcolm died early this morning. I think my siblings will be following their spouses soon.
It's not surprising to see him here, he always has been a bit of a party boy. Give him a drink and a dance floor and he's very happy.
No, I shouldn't. It will be fine. Penny and Nick are both good kids and the hot tub is too close to the house for them to get up to too much mischief.
Someday, I will get there.
It's hard to say if the breakup with Abbey was a good or bad thing. She's just the same about worrying, if they lived together, would anything but sink and stove checking ever be finished or even started? They would understand each other on those worries though.
She practices her charm on all of them, at least a bit. Still the only one who has ever been around the house more than once is Nick.
Brad and I have decided to have a joint birthday party for them tomorrow, they are pretty much the same age.
He's still Ronnie's official boyfriend but they don't have much chance to see each other. James has a job and Ronnie takes her school work very seriously.
Penny told us the news about Miriam the moment she got home.
Much later, she had a chat to Vanessa.
Of course, sweetie. Do you want me to wake your dad?
No, it's about a boy and you know Dad gets a bit weird about us and boys.
Ok. What's the problem?
Sweetie, it can't be that bad.
I'm not sure if he's the one but we've been friends since forever. He is the only boy I've ever wanted to kiss. Why did he forget me?
Penny, it's that first glow of a new love. If you really want him, you'll have to prove that to both of you. Your dad proved to me that I was his one and only back when I was only a little bit older than you.
I managed to claim the baby first. Isn't Miriam just the cutest little mite?
I think we've agreed, this is the most beautiful baby in town. Our first grandchild. I'm hoping we have lots more. The grandparent gig is good. You do the fun stuff then hand the baby over to a parent for anything else.
I was waiting for Veronica to finish watching a movie and suddenly noticed how many Sims were in front of the bookstore. Obviously the place to be that night. There were at least three more just out of camera range.
Most of these Sims do have a family history that I know, the only ones that really matter to the blog are the blue-skinned white haired male, Jeffery Grant Hill and his red haired husband Elmer Grant Hill. I was happy to see them flirting away. Elmer is one of Phillip's nephews, one of Eric Grant's twins (younger brother of Jerod the Shrimp).
Elsa started to teach the boy to talk but after a moment, she got up.