“Love And Happiness”
Warnings: ultimate bottle smack-downs, an engagement, bad match-making, naked bums, and even more ridiculously cute toddlers.
Previously on The Oceanside Project: Killeen [Su01]
Wednesday, Day 10
“And Cindy Lou Makes Two”
Ang has to mentally prepare for today. She has 10 more toddlers enrolled in her little day care, bringing the total to a whopping 16 students! She’s going to need some help, and fast!
With the weather starting to change, Angie thought it best to put away the sun dress in favor of warmer threads.
Watching her favorite movie “Pirate Wolf” before the tots arrive helps her calm down and not worry so much about how she will teach all of these students by herself. She asked the wannabe mayor, Malcolm Landgraab for an assistant but he just blew her off.
As the students pour in Angie panics. She needs help! Luckily there was someone who was just a phone call away…
Cindy Lou, also a Family sim, loves children and eagerly agreed to help Angie out for the day. Thank the Watcher.
Cindy Lou gets to know cutie pie Eve Goodacre…
while Angie picks up where she left off with Nico Firestone — teaching him to talk.
The other children make themselves busy finding things to do.
A group of tots wiggle to the classical music playing on the stereo.
Nico is finally getting the hang of it!
Evie has taken a shine to Miss Cindy Lou.
Gavin Biltmore huggles Mr. Bear Naked.
Now that they’re acquainted, Cindy Lou can teach Eve how to talk.
Nico is a stubborn one!
Aiden Biltmore joins the girls to play with the scary rabbit head thingy.
*This is when I moved the toys from against the wall in order to get better pictures*
Shapes are hard, yo.
ULTIMATE BOTTLE SMACK-DOWN #1
Malcolm vs. Henry! FIGHT!
DING DING DING
The Winner: Henry Lambswool!
Good job, Nico!
Angie then moves on to Cyan. I think she’s upset because you stopped her from dancing.
The day care Queen B, Gwyneth Landgraab, congratulates Henry on his win against her brother.
Eve is the second new talker of the day!
Faith is denied a huggle with the Queen.
Kira is next on the list. Cindy Lou tickles her into submission.
The toddlers are starting to make their way into the nap room.
Yes, another one down!
With that it’s time to close for the day. Cindy Lou gives Angie a big kiss goodbye before leaving.
Angie wishes that Cindy Lou would’ve stayed a bit longer 🙁
As the kidlets pile out…
and takes a nap.
It’s still early when Angie wakes up. Hopefully she can call Cindy Lou and have her come over. Angie has been thinking of Cindy Lou non-stop. She thinks it’s time to make it official!
Cindy Lou barely has a chance to step through the door when…
BAM! A diamond!
They’re engaged!! ^.^
Angie and Cindy Lou celebrate their engagement — by woohooing on the waiting room couch? Noooo!
For some reason Cindy Lou forgot she was already in love with Angie! Huh?
Since Cindy Lou has agreed to help out in the day care — without earning a paycheck — and they’re engaged now, Angie asks her to move in.
That’s the most money an NPC has brought in! Way to go Angie!!
Thursday, Day 11
OK, just stop being cute right now.
Cindy Lou Larsen is a 7-0-7-3-8 Family/Knowledge Aquarius. Her LTW is to marry off 6 children (oh, God no. No more children!). She likes mechanical ladies that also know their way around a kitchen — but please don’t smell too bad. That’s a big turn off for her. She has high interests in crime and travel but her biggest passion is tinkering. Cindy Lou’s traits are bookworm, loves the cold, clumsy, conservative, and loves to swim.
Cindy Lou also has a 7 cooking skill. She doesn’t want to hurt Angie’s feelings, but she would prefer to cook the meals from now on.
I’m sure Angie won’t mind one bit. Those pancakes look delicious!
After a quick clean up…
Angie opens the day care. She picks up where Cindy Lou left off yesterday with her bestie’s daughter Kira.
The dance party commences.
Cindy Lou is finally liberated from her apron and wears a brand new, super cute outfit!
Cindy Lou grabs her next student, Aiden, and plays with him a bit before talking lessons.
Cindy Lou is having a tough time getting through to Aiden. Looks like his twin, Gavin, wants to learn as well.
Aria is back at those blocks again. You can do it, baby!
She might not be happy about it, but Kira is among the talking!
Angie moves on to Gavin next.
I… don’t think that’s how it works, Malcolm.
Way to go Aria! I told you to keep trying!
Aria: This block better go in there or I’m tearing up the place!
Cyan drew a very sophisticated red bird!
Gwyneth: I hate these Goodacre girls.
The wall of art is steadily growing.
ULTIMATE BOTTLE SMACK-DOWN #2
Gwyneth vs. Eve! FIGHT!
DING DING DING
The Winner: Eve Goodacre!
See, that’s what you get for stealing the bottle from Eve before!
It’s soon time for the munchkins to head home. Some don’t look too happy to leave 🙁
After work the duo tidy up the front and back lawns.
After watching the horrible fight that Minka got into over Diego Bossanova — and their subsequent break-up — Angie is hoping that Minka would be interested in meeting someone new. Angie really doesn’t think Diego is good enough for Minka.
Even though she’s still broken-hearted over Diego, Minka is always down to meet a cute new guy.
Minka’s not so sure about her and Rocky, but Angie’s a hard ass. Minka will give it a shot.
Cindy Lou is upstairs cooking pork chops for dinner. She’s excited to meet more of Angie’s friends, especially since she has no friends of her own.
Is it supposed to look like that? It is? Good job?
Ang tries to sell Minka on Rocky.
Angie: …and you know what’s great about having a doctor for a girlfriend? FREE MEDICAL CARE! Huh? Huh? Am I right?
Minka: This is so embarrassing…
I’m terribly sorry.
Dinner is served.
Knowing there’s no way out of this set-up, Minka tries a bit of small talk with Rocky.
Minka: I hope the upcoming winter won’t be too cold on the island.
Rocky: Well, when you’ve been living in a dank, dark, rat infested cave — as I have been before Vivian Landgraab mercifully let me rent her old house — what’s a little cold weather?
Cindy Lou: …
Angie: *chokes on food*
Luckily the rest of dinner was not as awkward. Rocky regaled the ladies with tales of his morning hair routine and how they too could have luscious, flowing locks. OK, it was awkward.
After Rocky leaves the table to watch EA Boxing, Angie tries to get a feel on how the night is going.
Angie: So what did you think?
Minka: Shhh, I’m trying to concentrate on getting the pinks to line up.
Minka’s not going to let on to Angie, but she actually thinks Rocky is pretty hot. My poor Minka. She has the WORST taste in men!
Rocky surprises Minka with a gift! Minka put an ad in the paper that if any sim had the rare elixir, ReNuYu Porta-Chug, she would be happy to buy it off of them to sell in her clinic. Rocky had some and gave it to her… for free.
Seeing that things are going well between Minka and Rocky, Angie and Cindy Lou decide to get romantic as well.
The only problem — Rocky seems more interested in watching them than talking to Minka!
It’s all fun and games until someone steps on your foot.
They say good night to their guests…
and turn in for the night.
Friday, Day 12
“A Nerdy Bachelorette Party”
In the middle of the night the island’s only elder hobbled to the house with her bag of tricks.
With a puff of red smoke and a cackling cry a shiny gold object was left on the sidewalk.
And then she disappeared, as fast as she arrived, in a flash of blue light.
*AKA Cindy Lou got a Genie lamp*
Cindy Lou discovers her OTH in a dream.
You know what, CL? You might be the first sim in Oceanside to write a novel!
The ladies prepare for another day of toddlers and talk teaching.
Some of us have alternative ways of preparation.
*Yep, she totes did this autonomously*
Cindy Lou serves up omelets for her main gal.
Cindy Lou: So when exactly will I get paid for working in the day care?
Angie: The only paycheck I can give you is my undying gratitude *flutters eyelashes*
Yeah, that shit wouldn’t work for me, CL.
While CL discusses getting paid with kisses the omelet Angie ate went straight to her hips!
You still look good, lady!
Before the kids arrive Cindy Lou turns off the stereo. She felt that some of the kids spent too much time dancing instead of working on their skills.
As the children arrive they all find something to play with.
CL starts with Gavin…
and Angie works with Henry.
Uh ooh Aria, Aiden took your shape box!
Tabitha Landgraab works on the tiny easel.
*I had to add more skill items because there weren’t enough to go around*
Antonio plays with the Magical Mushroom Music Maker (try saying that three times fast).
*GASP* Look, she’s TALKING!!!!
*Sigh* A doll up your nose is not a good look, Nico.
Another one done!
Cindy Lou moves on to Bianca. Being around the babies reminds CL how much she wants one of her own. Maybe one day soon…
Why do I get the feeling of two evil geniuses plotting their next scheme when I see Gavin and Kira together?
Man, I should have turned off the radio ages ago!
Stop with the cuteness. Just stop.
Gwyneth: Don’t even THINK about it!
Oh she’s thinking about it.
ULTIMATE BOTTLE SMACK-DOWN #3
Gwyneth vs. Kira! FIGHT!
Oh, Oh, Gwyn is taking it back!
But Kira’s not giving up without a fight! Look at that face! She’s determined!
DING DING DING
The Winner: Kira Yomoshoto!
Gwyneth can respect a woman that knows what she wants and will fight for it til the end. Kira would make an excellent Hand of The Queen.
GOODACRE SISTER DOUBLE HUGGLE!
Chubbs finally learns how to talk!
And Bianca learns too!
The toddlers crawl out as the end of the day nears.
After the kids leave Angie invites some of the girls out for a bachelorette party!
What? Selena’s not coming?
The girls head out to…
Cindy Lou is so excited to be at the fancy Oceanside Country Club for their bachelorette! She and Angie do a little slow dancing before heading inside.
Artist Matisse Troubadour and Minka head inside to get away from all of this PDA.
Vivian Landgraab, owner of the club, turns on the music in the Polo Lounge and sets the room up for the bachelorettes.
Noelee: CL, this is a party not the book club! Put down your book, man!
Angie’s first stop — you guessed it!
They’re even watching “Pirate Wolf” in Angie’s honor!
Angie: *out the side of her mouth* Hurry up and slip me the drink before the wife shows up.
Cindy Lou: Yeah, I’m right behind you…
Angie: Dang it!
Angie’s having a great time.
And her friends are too.
Cindy Lou goes straight to the chess table and practices her moves. This is her idea of fun.
Angie: This is the good stuff.
Angie, being a good wife, sits down with Cindy Lou and challenges her to a game.
Matisse grabs the rest of the girls for a game of poker.
Vivian: This is the lamest bachelorette ever. Mine was a million times better — and I was pregnant!
One girl’s fun is another girl’s lame time. The brides are having a good time and that’s all that matters, Negative Nancy!
Matisse wins the first hand!
Kent Healey! What are you doing here?
Kent: I heard you ladies were having a bachelorette! I’m your entertainment!
Noelee: We don’t have to give him money, do we?
Sorry Kent. You’re shaking it for the wrong crowd. Only two girls here would be interested and you’re sleeping with one of them. She’s already seen your goodies. Go sit down and look pretty.
See Viv, they had a good time.
Before she leaves, Angie gives Yasmin the old lamp they found in the street. Maybe Yasmin could add it to the collection at the museum.
The girls head downstairs and hit the buffet.
Angie has asked Minka to be her maid of honor (again!) and Cindy Lou asked Yasmin to be hers. The pair go over their duties for tomorrow’s wedding over dinner.
Matisse lets Kent know that she appreciated his strip tease.
It’s time to go home…
and get ready for the big day tomorrow!
- Angie and Cindy Lou’s Wedding Special will be in the next post.
- I’m educating the toddlers in birth order (first born first down to last born). I’m starting out with learning how to talk and will move on to learn nursery rhyme and then walking. Potty training should really be done at home.
- I was going to have Selena Firestone help Angie at the Day Care but Angie really wanted to spend more time with Cindy Lou (and I really didn’t want Selena to be every kid’s “cousin” in order to teach them their skills).
- Cindy Lou has no friends 🙁 Yasmin was the closest she has so she will be her maid of honor. Minka, of course, is Angie’s highest relationship score.
Thank you for reading! ^.^ See you at the wedding!