Sunday, 24 June 2012

Chapter Sixty One

Not long after the twins' birthday, it was Nia's ballet recital, Mira managed to attend, leaving her parents to look after all five toddlers.

The triplets had learned most of their important skills by now and could be left alone to play with their toys while the adults taught Dorilys and Dyan the skills they would need.

Tamara and Joshua started the twins off on potty training

And Mira continued to call Liang regularly to keep him updated on the progress of their children.

Somewhere in the midst of all this toddler madness, Smudge aged up to an elder.

As the days went on, Joshua and Tamara taught the twins to walk.

And Mira took her turn at teaching them to talk.
One thing did puzzle the adults somewhat, Dorilys seemed to always be playing with an odd doll when she wasn't learning something from her mother or grandparents and yet none of them could remember buying it or knew where it came from...

They didn't have much time to wonder about it though, with five toddlers to feed, bathe, teach skills to etc it was hard enough still making time for Nia without trying to work out where one random doll had come from
Indeed, by the time Mira got to bed each night she was so tired she would drop straight off and dream of the days when she actually had time to do things like go to the gym

Finally, it was the triplets' birthday and Mira decided it would be nice if they all went out to the park for the day.  Nia was at school but she promised she'd come straight to the park after school rather than go home.

At the park, Mira gave each of the triplets a go on one of the toddler rides, while the other two chatted together.

Meanwhile, Joshua and Tamara got on with finishing teaching the twins to walk.

When Nia arrived after school she gave the triplets a bottle of milk each, while Mira began cooking a BBQ for the older members of the family.

While she was waiting for Mira to finish, Nia played games with her small cousins.

Later, as Mira, Nia, Joshua and Tamara ate their hot dogs, the triplets played quietly together with some of the toys at the park.

As the evening drew on though it was time for the birthday cakes.  Karal went first, becoming a party animal as he aged to a child.

Next up was Kariny, who became a bit of a bookworm like her grandfather.

And finally it was Kyra's turn, she aged up into a very excitable child.

When they got home, a number of changes had been made to the bedrooms.  The nursery was turned into a room for the girls and another room done up as a bedroom for the boys.  Nia still had her own room though.

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Town News
  • Gideon and Quhyn Sperie-Harris adopted a kitten called Egan
  • Raindrop Sabo aged to a YA and got a job in science
  • Tempest Sabo aged to a YA and got a job in music
  • Rian Harris-Crist aged to a child
  • Salvador Harris-McKinley aged to a toddler
  • Anastasia McKinley and Raindrop Sabo got negaged
  • Menolly started dating Tempest Sabo
  • Pacey and Glimmer Sabo-Harris had twins, a girl called Christy and a boy called Antoine.
  • The McKinleys adopted a foal called Sutter
  • Adamina Sperie adopted a cat called Gilbert
  • Tyson Marlin got a job in the military 
  • Ellis and Nathaniel Harris-McKinley had a baby girl called Brook

Monday, 18 June 2012

Chapter Sixty

Although Miralys missed Liang painfully, she had no time to dwell on it with three toddlers and two babies to care for.  Fortunately the police force had very generous maternity leave and Joshua and Tamara helped as much as they could.  The first thing they did was teach the triplets how to talk.
But they also made sure to play with them and show the three of them how much they were loved.

Nia was left to herself quite a lot, as the triplets and twins required so much of her grandparents' and aunt's attention. 
But Tamara was determined to have at least some family time together while the younger children were all asleep and made sure that Nia and the adults all ate together at least once a day for a family meal. 

They had bought Nia a toy oven and various other toys and she enjoyed learning how to cook various small treats in it. 
She also had great fun playing in her bathtub, although sometimes she felt a little lonely. 
Mira and her parents also spent a lot of time potty training the triplets.  
And all five small children shared a nursery, with special baby chairs to rock them to sleep at night. 
Nia knew how much time the triplets and twins were taking up and she did her best to be helpful and give the adults less chores to do.
She was due to start school shortly and obtained permission to register for ballet classes after school.
At the end of each long day, Mira would phone Liang in China and tell him all about their children and what they had learned and got up to that day. 
After the triplets had learned to talk (and begun chattering away nineteen to the dozen to each other and to the rest of the family) it was time to teach them to walk.  As the adults each took one toddler to teach, Nia watched them and painted.
And in the evening, she sat down with the three of them and played with them at the blocks table. 
Before running downstairs for a family meal with her aunt and grandparents. 
Mira eventually decided that with so many small children around none of them had time to do most of the household chores and hired a cleaner to come in once a day and keep the house in order.
All too soon Nia's first day at school arrived and she nervously caught the school bus, unsure what it would be like around so many others her age. 
Mira managed to find a little time to herself to practice her Sim Fu before the babies woke up in the morning.
And with them having learned to walk, talk and even nearly potty trained, she was able to let them play with various toys together.
Nia's first day at school went well, and at the end of the day her teacher, having noted how responsible a child she was, asked her to drop some permission slips in to the town hall.

When she got home, Mira made sure to sit down with her and help her with her homework, leaving her parents to look after the little ones for a while

All too soon, the twins' birthday arrived too.  Dorilys grew up first

Swiftly followed by Dyan.

Town News
  • Pacey Harris aged to young adult and got a job in the music industry
  • Aquarius Ocean aged to adult
  • Ramin & Joey McKinley aged to teenagers
  • Gary Fields-Vamp and Adabella Sperie got engaged
  • Glimmer Sabo and Pacey Harris got engaged after Glimmer got pregnant.
  • Ellis and Nathaniel Harris-McKinley got married and had a baby boy called Salvador.
  • Ramin McKinley got a part time job
  • Gideon & Quynh Sperie-Harris got married and are expecting a baby
  • Bryce Roman got a job in the military.
  • Tyson Marlin got a job in science (he seems to be switching between science & the military repeatedly!)
  • Anastasia McKinley aged to young adult and got a job in politics
  • Dasia & Derrick Harris-Crist had a baby boy called Bryan
  • Faye & Ryan McKinley-Crist had a baby boy called Torey.