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Brain Power

It didn’t take long for Crux’s alien powers to manifest now he was a teen, it did take us a little by surprise. It seems that Crux no longer needs to sleep, all he needs to do rejuvenate his brain power (whatever that means?).

I may need to tell him not to rejuvenate at the kitchen table, Alene was a little annoyed with him interrupting her breakfast. Loise was unconcerned but Loise has abilities of her own.

Abilities that she does not hesitate to use. I sure am going to miss her and they way she can clean the entire house with just the wave of her hands. It saves me from having to clean everything myself. Our maid is useless. I wonder why I even continue to pay her….

We had all recently recieved new phones. Dale and I tried out one of the fancy new features.

Dale claimed the photo for himself, I only saw it for a brief moment but all seemed to work fine. Lets all forget the Lucia becomes Dale Fiasco shall we?….it all went well, really it did!!! P

It was the weekend so everyone had a little bit of time on their hands. Aisling, my star student made sure that she got her homework done early on and then spent most of the weekend reading in her room. With Loise and Alene leaving in the morning she was already starting to lay claim to their entire bedroom.

Jaem became one of the only kids to ever use the playground in the backyard.

He loved being on the lookout for anyone and everyone who walked past, if he was outdoors he was happy.

Jaem also like spending time in the pool, he was getting really creative in his use of the diving board.

That evening after everyone was tired and ready for bed, Alene and Crux where asked for bedtime stories by Jaem and Malevin.

They both helped out by putting their siblings to bed for the night. Which I appreciated.

Afterwards Crux challenged Alene to some baskteball.

Even after Crux demonstrated what she needed to do, Alene seem very unsure. I didn’t blame her.

Alene: Crux? This isn’t really my thing, maybe I should go back inside? You know, where its warm and more importantly inside!

Crux: Alene it’s easy, I’ll show you again.

Alene: Umm, yeah, that really isn’t going to help me a whole lot…..I still don’t think this is a good idea!

Crux: Just try it!

Alene: Okay, just one try. I better not fall on my butt….

Alene: Owwww! Crux, I’m totally blaming you!!

After Crux had finished embarrasing Alene on the basketball court, Alene returned inside to an activity she did enjoy. I doubt it will be long before she owns a piano of her own.

Crux however was obsessed and early the next morning he was once again to be found on the court.

Crux also had another obsession. He seemed to contantly be talking to the old mirror in the garage, and I swear that once I even heard it talk back….

After basketball and his encounter with the mirror Crux needed to restore his brain power, Alene will be relieved that it wasn’t at the kitchen table this time.

Afterwards he was back outside to spend the rest of his evening in the spa.

In the morning it was time for Alene and Loise to leave home. I was going to miss them and not just for Loise’s cleaning ability.

I gave my girls the hugs that I desparately needed, I’ll admit that their shared evil trait had me worried.

When I went back into the kitchen after they had left, I found this photo sitting on the kitchen bench waiting for me. 🙂

AN: Just realised what the next chapter is supposed to be……why, oh why did I think that was a good idea? Oh yeah I remember….but that doesn’t mean I have to like it….. 😕

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Plantsim Training

Everyone immediately loved little Jaem,

and Dale, I’m sure, loved that  my newest child hadn’t required input from another guy that wasn’t him.

We were still doing well, and so far everything had been perfect but even I was aware that there had to be a limit to his understanding. It was something I really didn’t want to test.

I quickly started little Jaem’s training, Dale was due to leave for work again soon so it was something that I wanted to complete quickly. Trying to find time with both Dale and the other children was also a priority.

There was only one of him so training seemed to progress quickly.

I do think he would have been happier if I had trained him outside, he wasn’t a child that enjoyed being cooped up in the nursery all day.

Dale challenged me to a dunking contest, I still don’t know why I said yes. I am in no way naturally athletic like Dale is and over the years have only made a half-hearted attempt to try anything that has involved running around.

After Dale had finished trouncing me on the basketball court, It was time to teach Jaem how to walk. He was a natural and when he walked he left a trail of flowers behind him whin I  thought was adorable.

While I was busy with Jaem, the other kids were all busy outside. I don’t know how she did it, but once again Aisling had convinced Alene that running around outside  playing tag was a good idea.

Crux had challenged Loise to a water balloon fight.

It seemed to involve a lot of taunts and name calling, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves.

All to soon it was time for Jaem to become a child.

For his birthday Jaem received the unlucky trait.

Alene was still working hard on her bid to become a One Man  Woman Band, Loise was often there supporting her.

The older they became the closer seemed to be. I didn’t see that changing anytime soon.

Crux was busy in the kitchen once again pretending to be a king ruling his subjects.

After he finally became to tired to continue with his make-believe Crux interrupted the girls to ask Loise to read him a bedtime story.

The following morning Crux nearly missed the bus because he was too busy playing basketball. It was to be his last day as a child as he was due to become a teen in the afternoon, his aunts Loise and Alene were also ready to be come young adults.

In the afternoon, after the kids had all come home from school I finally got  around to organising another family portrait.

Then it was time for those very special birthday. First up was my Grandson Crux, he also became a snob. As a teenager Crux also began to be able to access his alien powers. It will be interesting to see how that all works.

He was followed by his Aunt Alene, who I think aged up beautifully. Alene received the Evil trait for her Young Adult birthday. That means that Alene and Loise now share two traits, Workaholic and Evil. These two will either be partners in crime and remain the best of friends or they will end up getting each others way. 😛 Alene’s Life Time wish has been locked in for quite a while. I’m sure it won’t be long until she achieves what she wants and she is already more than halfway to achieving her goal of being a One Man Band.

Because she aged up before her twin, Alene was enthusiastic in cheering Loise on.

The twins birthdays seemed to set of another werewolf transformation in Dale.

I’m not sure why  but birthdays always seem to set him off.

This time it was Crux that couldn’t handle all of the excitement.

Loise also became a beautiful Young Adult, she received the loner trait. Loise plans to become the CEO of a major corporation.

Afterwards we all settled in to enjoy our abundance of birthday cake as a family.

Alene seemed to be a little  woozy since she became a Young Adult, the shock of now agreeing with her sister on certain things must be a little confusing.

Loise seemed to be suddenly fascinated with Dale’s eating habits.

I would have thought that she would have been used to that by now.

I knew it was nearly time to say goodbye to my girls, they would be moving out soon.  I should be used to that it never gets any easier.

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A Racing Heart

I’m still working on my little project.

I am having some success, but success at what? I still wasn’t sure.

Dale was still helping out with the garden and we where planning to sell the crop at the earliest opportunity.

Alene is still crazy about her music.

She has even started bringing friends home to jam with he. This particular boy’s skills were a little questionable.

I had taken to  spending the evenings outside in the garden. It had become a daily ritual that even the rain could not deter me from continuing.

This particular evening was destined to change that.  I started to feel a little tingle all over.  It was a sensation that I had never felt before.

I can’t believe that I got hit by lightning!!!

I guess that will teach me for being outside in a thunderstorm. Owww!

Malevin, bless him, decided that I needed one more shock. Thanks kid, like my heart wasn’t already racing…. 😦

Loise was one of the kids sensible enough to stay inside out of the way of lightning. She was content to spend her evening watching television.

After I thought about it, though, I realised that she never seems to go out after dark anymore. Avoiding a second abduction perhaps?

Malevin was busy completing his homework. He already has big plans for his future and a good education is part of that. He is currently on the Honor Roll at school and has been there for some time.

Alene seemed to be the big sister of choice when it was time for the younger children to finally go to bed.

All three of them always asked her to read them their bedtime stories.

We could sometimes tell if she didn’t want to do it on a particular day and at those times either I or Dale would take over for her. That didn’t seem to happen often, though.

Dale has been busy working on his athletic skill he is determined to reach the top as soon as possible, and he’s getting pretty close. ❤

While Dale was busy with his daily workout, I had realised that my little experiment was now ready. If I had done everything right the only thing left to do was to harvest the plant.

It was what looked like a tiny green plant baby. I loved him instantly.

I could at last show Dale the results of out now mature garden.

I named my newest son Jaem, he was born with the traits Loves the Outdoors and Athletic 😀

A/N: There was originally two plantsims but the second one failed. 😦 I think it was because I already had eight sims in the house. I am going to have to check my mods because there have been a couple of things that have been a bit strange. I think I need to go back into MC and SP and check the settings since I replaced them all with the newest versions. 😛

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Family Time

Today we had a mascot visit the house from the university that has just opened nearby. The mascot left us with a pile of freebies and some aptitude tests to encourage us to apply. Both Dale and I were curious to see how we would go on the test, so we both tried it. Dale was offered a partial athletic scholarship.

I was offered a full scholarship, the only section I didn’t ace was Science and Medicine.  Neither of us had any plans to apply, at least not yet but it was nice to know that we both had that option.

My older girls always seemed to be together, I was pleased that they were close.

Unfortunately the pair always seemed to be in the middle of plotting something. I realised Loise was the main instigator, Alene just seemed to follow along with whatever her twin had planned.

Dale  and Loise’s rocky patch had made Dale the obvious target for their teenage pranks.

Thankfully Dale was good-natured about it all, and I had managed to disable most of the booby-traps before it all got out of hand.

Crux had been settling in nicely, he had asked a couple of questions about his parents but I had very little information to give him about one and with the other I wasn’t sure what to say. I told him what I could but realised my answers were far from satisfactory. Rolan had left him here with me, and as such I treated Crux as one of my own. It wasn’t long before questions about Rolan were no longer asked.

Dale had quickly gotten over the shock of an unexpected grandchild and the two of them were finally spending some time together, something that both of them were happy with.

In fact Dale was spending a lot of time reading to all of the children.

Crux had also shown an interest in baking. He was often found in the currently vacant nursery learning how to make muffins.

I was very proud of his efforts.

Malevin often joined him in the nursery so they could work on their homework together.

Loise had been busy learning the mixology skill.

I did think that she may be a little young to be learning to mix drinks, but if it is something that she wants to do when she finally leaves school it won’t hurt if she has a head start. It’s not like I leave the ‘juice’ in the garage anyway, with as many teens as I sometimes have in the house that would be asking for trouble.

Anyone who spent any time with Alene knew that she loved music, it helped that it was something she was good at.   It came as no surprise that she was determined to become a one-man-band and her commitment to learning the required instruments was starting to bring results. Even though she was still a teen was already halfway to completing her Life Time Wish.

I had recently bought my older girls a present. Alene was the first to claim ownership, which I didn’t find at all surprising.

Aisling likes to paint, it will be nice to have some company at the easel when I finally get some time.

Unfortunately, my families alien abductions have continued.

When Loise was taken, I had to admit that my previous assumptions were wrong and I really had no idea what they were after.

Loise was really upset about the abduction. Loise had thought that she was safe because she was a genie, she was not happy to be proven wrong,

I was surprised when afterwards she apologised to Dale for all of her pranks. I am hoping that the two of them will finally start to get along , they had been close at one point but  I know better than to expect it.

I have been trying to get some more paintings complete, it has been my main source of income for quite some time. I realised that I was going to have to move the easels inside, painting out here in the winter would be almost impossible but I had no idea where to put them?

The volume of completed paintings that I produced had shrunk. Having Dale living here permanently was proving to be very distracting.

Not that I minded, there were  some definite benefits.

I have also dragged Dale into my most recent obsession – gardening. I planted too many seeds at the same time and I now need Dale’s to help maintain the garden. He didn’t seem to mind.

I do have a reason for this little project, a overheard unsubstantiated rumour that I wanted to investigate. I had not shared why I was suddenly so keen on gardening with Dale in case I was unsuccessful. A new household purchase was helping me with my little investigation.

A/N I seem to have a little glitch in my game currently that is allowing my sims to super-skill, Alene is at level five on every instrument that she needs for her already locked in LTW. She is spending a lot of time playing music, whats even better it’s all on autonomous. I also have a fun but also a little creepy interaction glitch that I will post separately.  Lil.

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Summer Days

With Aisling and Malevin’s training complete it was time for birthdays.

Alene and Loise were there to cheer them on.

Malevin received the Ambitious trait.

while his twin Aisling received the Hydrophobe trait.

We had ended up with so much cake in the house, that we were soon eating it for breakfast.

Afterwards Loise was kind enough to clean up the entire house for us.

It was certainly easier for her than it was for anyone else. Not having to scrub all six of our bathrooms was a relief.

After breakfast and the expected wait for everyone to finish getting ready, we all headed off to the Summer Festival. It had been a while since we had all been out of the house together.

Alene and Crux immediately challenged me to a hotdog eating contest, something that I regretted almost immediately. How do I get myself talked into these things?

It didn’t take long for most of the family to be drawn to the skating rink. Aisling was doing a great job, considering it was her first time.

Dale ability surprised me, until I remembered we had skated together before.

Of course with my kids skating means different things to each of them. Mavevin just floated around the rink,

and Loise ran, apparently she’s not old enough to do the genie glide yet?

Dale met my daughter Rosana for the first time, Rosana seemed a little giddy in his presence not that I blamed her. The two of them spent some time helping each other not fall.

Crux decided that I was his best bet for making skating easier. I really should have warned him that he would have been better off asking his grandfather for help as I still hadn’t improved.

It didn’t take long for Crux to regret his decision to skate with his Grandma. We both fell heavily and while I was busy trying to pick myself up of the ground, Crux suddenly dissolved into a fit of giggles. 😕

Dale spent some time helping Aisling learn to skate, I am so glad that these two are still getting along so well.

After he and Aisling stopped twirling, Dale decided to try out his other form of skating.

Dale’s transformation was a little close for Aisling’s comfort and she fainted. Poor baby! I felt sorry for her, but knew that she would eventually get used to that side of Dale.

Watching Dale on the rink with Malevin and Loise made me wonder what the point of them all skating this way was?

Although it did look safer than Alene’s method.

As it was getting dark Crux begged me to enter one more hotdog eating contest with him before we went home, after the last one I wasn’t keen but I find it hard to say no when he wants something this badly.

Rosana and Owein also decided to enter. Owein eventually won.

Just as we were all about to leave, Malevin decided that Aisling needed one more scare to complete the evening.

At least she managed not to faint this time. 🙂

The next day with only one day left of the weekend we all continued to enjoy the warm weather. We all knew that soon it was going to become a lot cooler, limiting the amount of time that we would be able to spend outdoors.

Malevin and Aisling both tried to convince me that they needed to go to the festival for a second day. They didn’t get their way. While the younger children were ready and willing to spend another exhausting day at the festival, everyone else was happy to just hang around the house.

I’m not sure that I could have dragged Dale away from the pool if I had tried.

He was soon joined in the pool by Malevin. I find it a little disconcerting that Malevin’s lower body seems to disappear when he is in the water.

Alene and Aisling decided to spend part of the day Water Balloon fighting. I was happy that Alene was attempting to spend some time outdoors, something she wasn’t always a fan of. Somehow Aisling always manages to get what she wants and if she asks any of her siblings she can usually convince them to join her.

Loise seemed to determined to spend all day on the slip’n’slide.

She was definitely landing on her face less by the time she was done for the day.

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Full Moon Detour

It was soon time to allow Dale to take me to the hospital. I had told him that he didn’t need to come if he didn’t want to, but he said that he wouldn’t miss it for anything. I loved that he wanted to share this with me.

As we were going to get in the car, something we had overlooked decided to make the whole experience just that much more interesting.

It was time for the full moon. I didn’t know how we had both managed to overlook something as important as that.

Dale had become more able to control his werewolf half and as a result he had been transforming less and less.  Also with the boys out of the house there was no longer the unavoidable chain reactions that had occurred when just one of them had lost control.

Dale did well, I had half expected that he would transform on the way to the hospital. I was amazed that he made it all the way before he actually transformed.

Even though he was unable to escort me inside, he was waiting for me outside when both I and the babies were ready to leave.

I ended up carrying Malevin home, while Dale took responsibility for Aisling.

A couple of hours later, I realised that neither Aisling nor Dale had made it home. When they were finally found them, Dale had been heading away from home back towards the hospital.  Aisling hadn’t noticed a thing and had been sleeping the entire time.

I eventually had to send a taxi out to collect them and bring them home, if Dale had carried her all the way it would have been morning before they returned.

Meet Malevin Young, he is both a Genius and Over Emotional.

and just so you know what he actually looks like, here he is without his ghost form. 🙂

His twin sister Aisling is a Light Sleeper who Loves the Outdoors.

After the newest twin were born, Dale spent a lot of time with Aisling trying to make up for their late night adventure.  I had told him he didn’t need to, that she wouldn’t even  remember their little adventure together but I think it still bothered him that the first time she had seen him he had been in werewolf form.

Aisling seemed to like all of them attention and the two of them were soon inseparable.

I was quite happy to take care of all of Malevin’s Training, I often had to look twice to find him whenever I entered the nursery as his small frame blended in with the colour in the room.

Both of twins enjoyed playing with the toys from the toy box. Aisling liked the robot,

while Malevin liked the train.

The next time Dale went into Werewolf form he soon found his new favourite girl and spent the afternoon rocking her to sleep.

One of my other daughters wasn’t faring as well when Dale transformed. While they got along beautifully when Dale wasn’t in his wolf form, when he was there was something about Loise that bothered him. I imagine the little incident where she had stolen Aisling’s lollipop hadn’t helped matters.

Loise didn’t seem all that concerned and had threatened to banish him when he growled at her. In the end I had to ask her not to. Loise was just beginning to master her Genie powers and I was a little afraid of what would happen to Dale if she tried it.

Alene had other problems. Alene and I were now the only two humans in the house besides Aisling and as such she was now the obvious target for Alien Abductions.

She was not very happy about the situation, I am still unsure why I have never been a target.

I was going to have to find a solution to our little alien problem soon.

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Kings, Queens and Princesses

It was extremely quiet in the house. At the moment there was only the twins, Loise and Alene, myself and little Crux. It all felt a little empty.

After Rolan had left I realised that I was now fully responsible for little Crux, not that it really changed a lot of things. I had been the one who had been looking after him anyway, I had even started on his toddler skills before Rolan had decided to leave.

It was the following morning when I knew that my encounter with the ghost had been a success. I was definitely pregnant, not that I had really had any doubt.

With Dale due back sometime the next day and Loise and Alene at school, I had the entire day to spend with Crux. It had been a long time since I had only one toddler in the house.

It was nice to focus all of my attention on one child without being called away to look after the needs of another.

I made sure that I completed all of his training, most had already been done but he just needed a small amount of each to finish it all off.

When the girls came home Alene came into the nursery to find us and discovered the dress up box. She quickly decided she was destined to become a princess and immediately started practising.

Soon after she was a Princess on a rocking horse. She seemed to be enjoying herself. 🙂

Meanwhile Loise was too busy plotting with her imaginary friend doll to notice.

When Dale finally made it home the following afternoon he was just in time for Crux’s birthday.

”Welcome back” I told him as he entered the kitchen, “You’re just in time for our grandson’s birthday”

“My what?”

“Our Grandson Crux, it’s his birthday today” I replied.

”Oh?”, he looked a little confused, I couldn’t blame him. I was still a little stunned and I had been here while it was happening.

“He’s Rolan’s son, I’ll explain later” I promised him.

He managed to hide his confusion when he was cheering little Crux on his way to becoming a child.

Crux received the Friendly trait for his birthday.

I didn’t mention this before but Crux’s other two traits are Loves the Heat and Excitable.

After the cake, Loise asked Dale to participate in a pillow fight outside in the snow. The two of them still seemed to get along extremely well, even when pelting the other with pillows.

The two of them spent so much time outside that by the time they decided to come in Dale was looking a little chilled.

Giving me the opportunity to warm him up.

After school the next day Crux decided he would pretend to be a king.

and Alene once again decided she wanted to be a princess. Loise had brought one of my grandchildren home from school.

This is Agustin Young-Queen, to be honest I’m not sure which last name he received. Agustin is the son of my daughter Lamelle and Corey Queen.

After Agustin had gone home and the kids had all put on their pyjamas, it was time for more birthdays. Loise and Alene were due to become teenagers.

Loise became a beautiful teenager receiving the Frugal trait.

Alene was equally as beautiful, she received theworkaholic trait. Workaholic is now a trait that both Loise and Alene share.

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Sad Goodbyes

That night after the boys had said their goodbyes, It was time for Dale and I to say ours. He was leaving very early in the morning and it was unlikely that I would be awake.

We took the opportunity to watch the stars together.

“You’ll be good while I’m away, yeah?”, he asked. His smile telling me that he only half serious.

“I somehow don’t think that’s the idea”, I joked. “but I’ll try”

We didn’t mention it again, I knew it was hard for him but I was getting closer to being done.

I did wonder if each separation between the two of us would become harder or easier; at the moment it was a little hard to tell.

Rolan was still acting strange, he often just sat there staring. In the kitchen; the nursery, it didn’t matter where he was he always ended up with a blank stare on his face.

What is wrong with you?, Loise asked.

“I just don’t feel right”

”You want to know what I think?”, she replied.

”Not really?”

“I think that old lady alien did something to you. You haven’t been right since then. Your actually being nice to people. It’s weird, and a little creepy.”

“Are you finished?”, Rolan asked.

“I think I liked you more before” Loise said. “Just saying…”

Rolan had also started to gain massive amounts of weight without any explanation.

Occasionally he even developed a weird green glow around his stomach.

After that I decided to do a little research, everything I could find was extremely vague but I did notice that there had been a recent increase of strange occurrences. I even found one fleeting reference that I found a little worrying.

Unfortunately there seemed to be no way to stop what was happening to Rolan. Apparently it wouldn’t hurt him long-term it was just a situation that required us to wait it out.

———–

While I was making sure Rolan was okay, I had been forgetting the other task that had to be completed while Dale was away. With only five of us living here and Dale being away, the house felt extremely quiet and empty, something I wasn’t used to.

I had been putting off finding a father for my next children when I paid a visit by yet another ghost.

“I hear you are looking for father’s for your 100 baby destiny?”

“I’m sorry? What did you just say?”

”There’s a rumour circulating through the cemetery that you have a destiny that requires you to have one hundred babies. I could help you with that if you’d like?”

”Please tell me that isn’t the reason I’ve been getting constant ghostly visitations?”I asked, a little horrified. Was I a constant topic of conversation at the graveyard?

”They were just curious, I just thought I would offer to help out”, he smiled.

“Umm, okay?”

Despite being creeped out by the idea that the entire population of the Queenstown Cemetary was obviously going to find out about this, I accepted his offer. Afterall it meant that I didn’t need to go and search for a new man to father my children.

——-

”Are you okay?”

”Am I okay? Really? Have you seen me lately, I mean look at me!”

“You know, I think it might be almost over” I said looking at my son. It had to be, I didn’t know how much larger he could become.

I was right, shortly after my son started to glow, his body surrounded by a green light. A short time later he held a small, slightly green baby in his arms.

The babies green skin colour slowly faded until he wad a slightly darker skin tone than his father.

Rolan was shocked, I managed to get the both of them into the kitchen so Rolan could age up his son.

This is my grandson Crux Young. Isn’t he the cutest?

Following Crux’s birth Rolan seemed to be a little withdrawn. He would sit in the nursery with Crux for ages, until Crux actually required his care and then he was nowhere to be found.

Any care Crux needed usually fell to me to provide. Not that I minded, I thought my new grandson was beautiful.

Eventually, Rolan came and told me he would be moving out in the morning and that he wouldn’t be taking Crux with him.

“But he’s your son!” I asked, not understanding how he could just leave him behind.

“I know I can’t handle this!”

“I didn’t ask for this, it’s not what I want. I just can’t be what he needs”, he explained. “I’m not you, Mum. He’ll be much better off here with you than he ever would be with me.”

A part of me understood, but mostly I didn’t. Leaving one of my children with someone else would have been unthinkable for me.

The following morning I plastered on my happy face as I said goodbye to Rolan.

A/N: Poor Rolan got knocked up with his alien baby while he was teen. I seriously did not know this could happen, I guess being aged up shortly after an alien abduction means they can get pregnant. Weird…..

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Just a Feeling

Early morning woohoo is a wonderful way to start the day. 

We did have other things we were supposed be doing.

The kids had asked to go to the winter festival and the older boys had their prom later that day. Seriously, who schedules these things? The school prom and the festival should not be on the same day!

Taric did not seem to notice that we were running late. He was too engrossed in the game he was playing.

When we finally did make it out of the house it was afternoon and the weather wasn’t the best for the festival.

The girls were still keen to try out ice-skating for the very first time.

Although it turns out that all Loise can do at present is run around the rink. Alene seemed to be picking up skating easily however.

We were not the only people to brave the elements and attend the festival. Maeric and Niella were also there,

as was Perrin, whom I hadn’t seen for a while. It was nice to catch up with him.

The boys had barely had the chance to do anything at the festival before it was time for them to attend their Prom.

They all took separate cabs to get there, it seems my boys are not always the best at sharing. 😕

At least they all made it in one piece.

Dale was due to leave for work in a couple of days and the two of us had been trying to spend as much time together as possible.

I’m not sure how we ended up at the wishing well, but it was certainly pretty out there and the two of us have always been fond of snow.

The following morning it was time for the Quads to have their birthday.

Loise was enthusiastic in her celebration, while Alene seemed a little sad that her brothers were soon going to be all grown up.

Taric became a workaholic, he wants to become Leader of the Pack.

Seirin received the Rebellious Trait. He wants to become The Cat Herder.

Rolan aged up receiving the Ambitious Trait. He hopes to become the CEO of a Mega-Corporation

And finally Bael aged up receiving the Hopeless Romantic Trait. He want to become an Illustrious Author

Bael decided to spend some of his remaining time in the house reading quietly with me.

He also found time to listen to his little sister, while she told him a very scary ghost story.

After the story telling, Bael made sure that he treated Alene to a bedtime story.

I was amazed that Taric and Rolan had chosen to spend some time together. Although Rolan had not been acting like himself since the abduction.

“I’m not moving in the morning” Rolan informed Taric.

“What, why?” Taric exclaimed, “Have you told Mum that? You know its time for us to go?”

“Yeah, I know. But I have this feeling that somethings not right.” Rolan said, “I just rather still be here when I work out what it is”

Rolan, true to his word didn’t move out the following morning. He had asked me if he could stay for another couple of days and I had agreed, part of me wondered if it was just so he wouldn’t have to stay with his brothers once he moved out.

It was sad to see them go, Dale in particular wasn’t keen on them leaving but he knew it was time.

I made sure that I gave the three of my sons who were leaving hugs to say goodbye and I was sure that Dale and I would see them again soon.

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Growing Pains

Weeks had passed since Snowflake Day and Dale had yet to take down the mistletoe and was shamelessly using it obtain kisses.

“You still haven’t taken that down” I asked.

“It comes in handy” Dale replied grinning at me.

I was quickly learning that having two fully grown and worse still, two adolescent werewolves in the house was chaotic. It was also not forgiving on my furniture.

Taric and Seirin at one time had decided to use the kitchen to practise their fighting skills.

The end result was two broken chairs, a triumphant Taric, a sore but not sorry Seirin (who instantly requested a rematch),

and an unconcerned Maeric who was still sporting his stylish pirate hat.

In the end I had banned them from fighting in the house and told them all to take their training outside away from my furniture.

Bael tried to talk to Rolan about how he had behaving recently. Rolan had alienated nearly everyone in the house and Bael had only been trying to make his brother understand that.

Unfortunately Rolan just didn’t care and after that most of his siblings gave up trying to be nice to him.

Dale tried to get his son to become more involved in family activities but Rolan’s participation was always fleeting and unenthusiastic.

Taric had also taken interest in the ant farm that we had in the garage. It had been there forever, I think that Taric is the first of my children to even notice it was there.

Alene took the opportunity to scare her older brothers with a ghost story. Being all grown up didn’t seem to help them all that much.

Loise spent time outside in the snow. she particularity enjoyed the spring rider,

When she was inside she enjoyed playing with her IF doll.

Niella, Jheran and Maeric were still living at home.  Dale had been putting off their departure for a couple of weeks now, not that I blamed him. They were his children, our children and he didn’t what them to leave.

I had ended up making Jheran a potion to turn his imaginary friend real. The two of them had been close the entire time they had been growing up. I wasn’t sure if he would be able to use it though, for the last couple of weeks the two of them had been experiencing some technical difficulties. (glitchy IF 😦 )

As much as Dale had been dreading it, we c ould no longer delay the triplets moving out.

All three of them had grand plans they where all keen to get a start on.

The alien abductions continued, and as no-one seemed to be adversely effected by it we soon stopped worrying about it.

When Rolan finally had his turn at abduction, I will admit we all thought it was a little funny.

Especially since he was far from the only person who had been outside that night.

After all of the problems that he had been causing, I could only smile when the abduction occurred.

Even if I had been able to stop him being taken, I’m not sure I would have and I now feel a little guilty about that.

It certainly hasn’t done anything to improve relationship with the rest of the family.

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