#saa100babychallengeThe next morning, Melody was woken up bright and early by Elise, who had been woken up by a nightmare. The sun wasn’t even up yet! But Melody might as well get up and make breakfast. Here she is making breakfast. Look at her flipping those pancakes! Today is Winter Day 2 and they are going to head out to the Windenburg Tree Lighting Event which is being held in a park just down the road from where they live. They are also going to purchase their Christmas tree. Melody calls everyone to breakfast, and the stampede begins. I did have a chance to change Deja and Elise’s hairstyles because Ana, Deja, and Elise all had the same one. Deja is in the green and Elise is in the orange. So they all have different hairstyles now. I also made an extra cold weather outfit for them, as this was the one they had by default.
After breakfast, Melody gets everyone ready to head outside. But first, she checks on Felicity and Fiona and gets them ready to head to daycare. I know, just born, and she already sends them off to daycare! Melody heads outside with the toddlers and they play in the snow. Melody decides to make a snow angel. I then have Melody finish the snowpal she started yesterday. Ana wants to help. In fact, she makes two. They turned out great! Melody waiting for everyone on the snowy road. And they head off down the road to the Christmas park. Melody can see it as they get closer. And soon they are there! The park has been decorated for the holidays and there is a huge tree at the center of the park. At the back of the park is a Christmas tree lot and Melody wants to head there first. But before she can, she has to change Ana’s stinky diaper. Luckily she brought her super duper diaper bag with her. Cameron had already run to the back of the lot and looked up and sees the biggest tree he has ever seen. Cameron actually runs around the entire lot. I was exhausted just watching him! He now has movement level 4, so he is pretty fast. He then settles beside this tree. I think the Coffey family has found their Christmas tree! (I actually just purchased one from buy mode for their house, but when Cameron stopped beside this one, it looked like he was picking it out.)
Brittani and Elise are playing Simshape on the Wabbit Tablet. Lucas Munch is playing beside them. And, surprise, Deja autonomously went potty all by herself! Melody makes some cupcakes at the cupcake machine. And heads into the little kitchen hut. Now, this is a kitchen! One day Melody will have a kitchen like this, too. She calls everyone in to have a cupcake, but they all seem too busy playing in the park. Melody sees they are being well taken care of. One of her Baby Daddy Club members is keeping watch over them. Ana is playing with blocks while Elise is playing dolls in the castle dollhouse. Melody makes herself a cup of coffee and Jacques Villareal comes in and helps himself to a cupcake. He doesn’t look like he’s dressed for the weather. Melody hopes he doesn’t freeze out there. Soon, it’s time for the tree lighting. It was spectacular! What a beautiful sight! One more group shot before they head home. Well, trying to take a group shot. It’s not easy getting these toddlers to pose. And the tired bunch trudge back home. They all come in at once and Melody gets everyone ready for bed. But first, they need a potty run. Here is Deja wobbling her way to the potty. Come on Elise, you can make it. Melody tucks everyone into bed. Then goes over to help Ana go potty. And yes! Ana achieved Level 3 in potty training. No more diapers for her! Melody peeked in on the twins and Fiona was sound asleep. Melody lifted Felicity from the crib and cuddled her until she fell asleep again. With all the children tucked in for the night, Melody has a chance to put the tree up. She wanted to surprise everyone and stays up until 1:43 am to finish decorating the house for the party tomorrow. And finally, with everything done, Melody has a chance to sit down and enjoy one of the cupcakes she made at the park. Yummm! Only sweet dreams tonight.
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Thanks to Gypsybarko for this lovely lot. I added the cupcake machine and some toddler items, but otherwise, everything was the same as the build.
Tips & Tricks:
~ A word about the Get Together Clubs ~
Well, I had this great idea to have a Club with all the Baby Daddy’s in it to help look after the toddlers. But, according to the rules, that is a no-no:
- There are no restrictions on who can father children in this challenge but none of the donors can move into the household or provide any aid to your household whatsoever apart from impregnating your matriarch once.
- Your matriarch may join and create clubs as long as the club rules don’t violate any other challenge rules.
The word here is “any aid”. I took that to mean financial aid, but, it could also mean aid in helping to care for the kids. So, I still have my Baby Daddy Club but have filled it with non-Donor Dads, plus Ana’s Grandma, Mila Munch. Once someone in that club becomes a Donor Dad and their baby is born, they are then ousted from the club and replaced with a new member.
Now, if a Donor Dad comes over or asks to come over or sends their child a gift or autonomously helps a child, then that is fine. I also feel you can invite a Donor Dad over for things like birthdays and holidays.
Right now the club activities are Clean, Dance, Watch TV, Be Friendly, and Cook. Since you are allowed to hire a maid, I figure that clean would be fine. Even though you can’t hire a caterer except for parties, you can hire a butler (from Vintage Glamor pack) who just can’t look after the kids, but they can cook. So I figure this is the same thing as what the club would do. Plus, unlike the butler, who you can ask to prepare a meal, I can’t really control those club members to cook if one of the toddlers was hungry. If a club member does anything to interact or help a child, then it is an autonomous action.
I also have another club called the Family Club, which will be just for Melody and the children. Unfortunately, toddlers can’t belong to any clubs, so she has to wait until they reach the child life stage to have any members.