Friday, 10 June 2011

You say it's your birthday, December 2033


For Nick and Sarah, there are only a few months to go until the birth of their third child!


Thomas and Ryan are enjoying lots and lots of quality time with their parents while waiting for their baby brother or sister to arrive in February.

Currently due with baby #5, Ione Moretti is relieved to have finally found a job. Ione's best friend Lia needed some more help around the library and Ione was a natural choice, considering her literature degree, not to mention her connections.

It's not something she's planning to do forever but Ione is glad to be able to earn some extra cash for Christmas, and for the new baby.

As well as celebrating Christmas, Rose and Joanna are also celebrating the first birthdays of their twin sons, Levi and Will. This is Will...




...and this is Levi...


For comparison, here is Rose as a toddler:

and here's the twins' biological father, Wade:


and for fun, here's Joanna when she was little.


Extras:
I was a little disappointed that I wouldn't get to play Thomas and Ryan together as toddlers (Thomas will be a child next time I play this family) so I couldn't resist playing a little. Thomas is dancing, in case you were wondering. ;)

And for anyone curious to have a peek at Ryan's nose...anyone who saw Sarah's nose before the age of 14 or so should now be in no doubt that Ryan has definitely inherited it. I've nudged Ryan's nose in a couple of notches, so it's a little bigger than what Sarah's was but smaller than what it would be now if I aged her down.

Notes:
  • I will probably do more photos of Thomas and Ryan together when I go in to let Sarah give birth. I can't remember the last time I had two toddlers in the same house together, excluding twins.
  • With the exception of their eyes, which are unmistakably Wade's, I think Levi and Will actually look a good bit like what a real genetic mix of Rose and Joanna might look like. I thought Wade's black hair might dominate but I was hoping they'd be blondes instead, so I'm quite happy. :)

19 comments:

  1. Thomas and Ryan are so sweet, I adore Thomas

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  2. Apple Valley, I'm pretty enamoured with the pair of them, I have to say! I can't wait to see what #3 will look like.

    Thanks for reading!

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  3. There's something about Will and Levi that spells mischief for me! I can for some reason see them being troublesome when they get older. ;)

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  4. Thomas and Ryan are so cute! I'd be taking pictures of them doing everything. I only saw a toddler dance in game for the first time a few days ago, it's so sweet. Also can't wait for baby number 3!

    It's great that Ione got a job, now she wont have to worry about money. I think she will enjoy being back in work.

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  5. Ryan and Thomas are indeed adorable! I love to see toddlers dance, definitely an Awwwwwww moment :). Will and Levi do seem quite sneaky, it'll be hilarious to see how Joanna deals with that, with Rose being the more easy going one of the two.

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  6. I'm bummed a little that you won't be playing them as toddlers together, they are super adorable! Glad we got some spam pictures of them before they Thomas aged up. I hope they have another little boy!

    And aww on the twins. They got those crazy Gottlieb eyes, which look nice when they are a little bigger, and totally have Joanna's lips! How sweet is that! Joanna was a gorgeous toddler, look at those cheek bones! I feel that the boys might have that too, possibly. And does Will have Rose's nose? Ahh they are sweet, I think they are a great combination of Rose and Joanna, so glad this worked out to happen!

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  7. Shake, Will and Levi do look like they might have a high tendency towards trouble, don't they?

    Thanks for reading!

    Driftwood Valley, heh, I'll likely be taking even more pictures of Thomas and Ryan together when February rolls around!

    Ione is just happy to be back at work, no matter what that job might be. Working with Lia is a nice thing for her too.

    Thanks for reading!

    Mizzgin03, toddlers just look so happy when they dance! I love it. :)

    We'll see how Joanna copes with the boys when their turn rolls around. Her ACR ideal family number is 2, so the twins were quite a surprise for her.

    Thanks for reading!

    Maisie, me too but I just realised that Ryan and Baby #3 will likely both be toddlers by the time I play them next. So there's that. And you know I'm hoping for another boy too. ;)

    I was pretty sure the twins would get those Gottlieb eyes! I think Joanna might be the only descendent who didn't get them. And yes, I think you're right - Will got Rose's nose. That's pretty amazing, considering how dominant Wade's nose seems to be!

    Thanks for reading!

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  8. Looking forward to those new babies! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your all boy family!
    And I'm glad Ione found a job, even though it's just temporarily!
    Levi and Will are, like you said yourself already, a good mix of Rose and Joanna, wich is nice! I was thinking they would have black hair, but I'm glad it's blond, but that might have something to do with the fact that I have a lot of black haired sims in SimsVille :)

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  9. Tanja, ooh, I'm so hoping for another boy for Nick and Sarah! I don't really see them having a girl but that probably means they'll have one, lol.

    Levi and Will look exactly as I was hoping they'd look, though it would have been nice if one of them had inherited Rose's eyes. ;)

    I feel like I've got enough black-haired Sims around Sullivan too - it's nice to mix it up a bit.

    Thanks for reading!

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  10. Ryan and Thomas are adorable, I'm specially attached to Ryan, most likely cause my older son shares the same name.
    So glad Ione found some sort of job, even if she won't stay there long. Extra money for Christmas is always needed.

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  11. Yeah for Ione!!! I'm happy she found such a cool job, waiting for the baby's arrival. i love how it sounds logical indeed that she gets this job from her friend. That's something I've always loved in your town: the way things are always logically integrated to each other!
    She's due for Christmas? What a beautiful present!!
    The toddlers are adorable! I'm specially in love with the extra pictures! *swoon*

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  12. Ryan looked so cute sitting on the couch in the first pic and the extras. I wouldn't have even though Ryan's nose was that tiny if you look at him straight on. Thomas (and any toddler) dancing = heart mealt.

    And I'm so glad Ione found a job at the library. That's a good idea and will bring in the income they need.

    But oh my goodness! Look at the twins! They are going to be such pretty boys when they get older just like Wade was. I can definitely see them being a little mischievous. Can't wait to see more of them. I've always been a fan of the Gottlieb eyes.

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  13. Speechless, aw, Ryan is a great name! And it just seems to suit my little Ryan here too.

    Ione and Evan are both relieved to have a little more cash flow coming in too. Extra cash is welcome for any family at Christmas but especially one with five kids!

    Thanks for reading!

    ATS Sandy, I always thought librarian would be a pretty cool job! If I wasn't a teacher, I think that's what I'd do. It works out well for Ione, certainly, seeing Lia will be more than willing to take her back after she's recovered from this baby, if Ione still needs the job.

    Ione's not due at Christmas though. The next update will be Christmas and then New Year's the one after that. Ione and Sarah are both due in February, so we have a little while to wait yet.

    Thanks for reading!

    Danielle, LOL, well, Sarah's nose never looked that small from the front either. You can see it in her toddler-teen profile pics but it was non-existent when she turned to the side (smaller than Ryan's is, even!) Thomas dancing just killed me!

    I can't wait to see Levi and Will when they're older! I didn't age them up to see what they'll look like, so it will be a surprise to all of us. Or not, seeing I'm pretty sure they'll look a lot like blonde Wades!

    Thanks for reading!

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  14. Will and Levi are adorable. They really did get their father's eyes which can look kind of overwhelming on a toddler but I bet they grow into them. I love that blonde hair on baby Wades LOL!

    I've done that kind of tweaking on a toddler only once. I'm not sure it made much difference but I felt sorry for the poor child.

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  15. S.B., in fact, "overwhelming" was the word I used when I aged Noah up and saw his eyes! I've always had longish hair on Wade, so I didn't notice them so much with him. But yes, they do grow into them, lol!

    I just can't resist a little "adjustment" on toddlers sometimes. I figure it's doing them a kindness. ;)

    Thanks for reading!

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  16. It's great that Ione got a job. Now she can hopefully enjoy the rest of her pregnancy without feeling stressed because of unemployment. Sarah and Nick and their kids are as cute as always.

    Levi and Will really do look like a mix of Rose and Joanna. The eyes look a bit weird on toddlers but they'll look good once they get older.

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  17. Sari, and Lia's not a slave-driver kind of boss either, so it's likely a fairly relaxing work day for Ione.

    Levi and Will turned out pretty much as I hoped they would, so I'm happy! Levi could pass for Sophie, Noah, Emma and Michael's inexplicably blonde brother though!

    Thanks for reading!

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  18. So many cute baby boys! You can definitely see the resemblance to their parents in Levi and Will--I'm glad they will look enough like both Rose and Joanna. :)

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  19. Rachel, a resemblance to both Rose and Joanna was definitely what I was hoping for with the boys, so I'm pleased. It would have been nice if one of them had got Rose's eyes but given Wade's eyes dominance among his kids (only Sophie missed out), there was never much chance of that!

    Thanks for reading!

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