... and lack of sleep.
This is how a typical day in the tiny Twist house (house of twister!) goes:
|"Ugh! ... It's ... 3 am ..."|
Emma gets up for the middle of the night shift.
|Crying pink larva!|
Then she gets a couple more precious hours of sleep while Cupid takes his watch over the baby sleeping in her swing Grandma and Grandpa sent as a gift.
|Cupid is the best babysitter!|
|Awww... she's reaching for Daddy!|
Simon is developing a playful bond with his daughter.
|"Toss the little larva in the air!"|
Then Emma comes downstairs much more cheerful after some more sleep and makes breakfast.
The happy little family spends their early mornings in the garden. Isabel absolutely loves being outdoors. Emma found she would cry less if she moved her swing outside and Isabel could gently swing and watch as Mama and Daddy tend to the garden.
|Cupid keeps on constant alert for prowling ghosts!|
Grandma and Grandpa also sent a matching stroller, which Emma takes full advantage of when they go out on their daily rounds of visiting friends around town!
|Social Hour! (Isabel really likes riding in the swing or stroller and being outdoors!)|
|Isabel: "Aaagh my eyes! That horse is kicking up dust in my tiny face!!"|
Isabel gets to listen while Mama and Susannah chat and catch up on all the latest gossip around town.
|(For some reason everyone's thinking about ghosts lately)|
Isabel is still too tiny to play yet, but Emma lays her on a brightly colored blanket to enjoy the beautiful day, which makes Isabel happiest.
Little Chase Steele crawls over to give the 'baby' a sweet little toddler hug.
|(This is probably one of the single cutest screenshots I've ever been lucky enough to catch - no posing mod!)|
But Chase finds the larva baby's toys a lot more exciting than her.
|"Hey I don't have a dragon toy!!"|
And Mama gets some relaxing time while watching the horses in an old antique rocking chair Susannah brought down from their horse barn attic. Susannah later had her husband Marcus bring the rocking chair to Emma's house as a surprise gift for their tiny front porch.
|Mama rocking baby. <3|
Simon comes over right after work because Marcus called him with some concerns about one of his mares who is expecting her first foal, but acting lethargic. She checks out healthy to Simon, but he recommends a full horse vet exam just to be sure.
Simon's excited to announce his new promotion at work!
|"Along with more field research, I get to start running some of the lab equipment testing now!"|
Emma's of course thrilled for the pay raise to their meager income, though she hasn't yet let Simon know about her secret credit card bill ... she's hoping she can sell her vegetables soon and pay that off before he finds out!
Along with more responsibility at work, Simon's got more skills to learn. Handiness is necessary for dealing with all those 'useless contraptions' at work. The toilet at home and constantly breaking shower head isn't enough, so Emma asks her friends if Simon can make upgrades to their appliances.
But Simon ends up doing more repairs than anything else ...
|"Getting sprayed in the face was NOT in the job description!"|
While Emma chats with Melody Barnes, who just found out she's pregnant with another baby right after having one just before Emma did!
Melody's husband is a very wealthy businessman in town, and their house is really big.
|"Well hey, at least your getting your money's worth on the maternity wear!"|
Finally the day arrives Emma's been waiting for - her first batch of crops are ready to harvest! She's doubled her plantings in the past weeks, and has a bountiful harvest. Appaloosa Plains, along with generous donations of horse manure fertilizer from the Steele Ranch, seems to make amazing crops and is the ideal farming land!
|"No more raking and weeding, time to make some simoleons!"|
She dresses up nice and has her first load of fruits and veggies delivered to the grocery story the very next morning and makes her very first big check!
|"YESS! Promotion to Clodhopper!! ... "|
Now she can finally pay off those pesky overdue shopping bills!
|"Oh I hope Simon keeps forgetting to check the mailbox ..."|
Back at home again before Simon has to go to work for the day, Emma is thrilled to celebrate little Isabel's first aging up day!
|Cupid stands guard as a cute little toddler erupts out of her pink larva blanket!|
One of those strange dolls arrives as a present for Isabel from a faraway relative no one's ever heard of before ...
And of course Isabel goes straight for it!
|"Hey Cupid... Pal can TALK to me and he says you're a bad dog!"|
But Cupid sees right through this evil disguise and lunges for the doll before it can get up off the ground where Isabel set it down ...
|Isabel: "I don't think Pal likes you very much Cupid"|
Cupid: "Stay here Isabel, Pal and I are going to go out in the cow pasture and have a little talk... "
And that's the last anyone ever remembers seeing Pal.
Good thing toddlers have such short memories!
As a toddler, Isabel looks a lot like her Mama, with pretty honey colored hair, streaked with gold, and dark blue eyes. Her tiny nose and mouth suggest more petite features ... but only time will tell!
|Awww. Another Cuteness Overload shot!|
Read on to Ch. 1.11 "Lets Sleeping Dogs Lie" HERE !
- I got soooo many great screenshots this round it was hard to trim them down to just one chapter!!
- Tons of babies being born around town (start of a brand new town always has a baby boom!)
- Kanoa is looking for somewhere else to live now that Imogen cut him off too. Apparently she's now seeing that Booker Singleton guy, who previously knocked up Sofia Martingale who was also one of Kanoa's lovers... so those two are just swapping women I guess. Eww! Small town, not a lot of strumpets to choose from!
- Jazlyn Parrott is now dating Benjamin Schmidt, who seems like a nice boring fellow. Perfect.
- Emma's being a bit unrealistic about hiding her credit card bill. A girl raised in luxury and city life is also somewhat naive about how long it takes to grow crops for profit. haha.
- Cupid is amazingly wonderful (loyal) and really does tend to stick around Emma and the baby a lot, following them everywhere. The tiny micro house is starting to be a pathing nightmare...