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01 December 2010 @ 10:44 am
crescendo 1.1  

PREVIOUSLY, we met Aria, and she met a whole household full of young, hot sims. She soon decided that Liam was ~the one, and became knocked up by him, followed by having her proposal to him shot down. Aria then gave birth to a baby boy, Luca, and got knocked up again when he was only a day old. Oh, and then Liam once again shot down her marriage proposal, that heartless bastard.

We pick up right where we left off - Aria making friends with the toilet bowl.

I'm glad to see Aria has got this pregnancy down to a science. You know, throwing up multiple times, painting serene pictures, that's pretty much her day.
ARIA: Pregnancy is fun! :DDD
Yeah, you would think that.

I don't think I was paying a whole lot of attention to my game when this occurred, as my first reaction was "OH SHIT, THE COP'S TAKING AWAY THE BABY. WTF, HE WAS FINE!" Yeah, it's really that Aria's friend Sara is a cop and came over. Be still, my panicked heart.

SARA: There. In its proper place.
Um, you put him outside, on the ground, by the trashcan.
SARA: Exactly.
Leave. Now.

These pictures are deceptively horrible! I swear, those were the only two moments in his whole infanthood that Luca spent on the ground. At least Aria has a valid reason for it. Although, the crib is like a foot away . . .
Really though, you should take care of the child you already have if you're going to have another one.

It was another boy, named Logan, as this is the Brand New generation. Lucky kids! Anyway, Logan. Bookworm and loner, likes spiceberry, fish & chips, and classical music.

With the addition of Logan, I had to renovate a little bit to fit a second crib. Added a little porch at the back, pushed Aria's room back a bit, and made a little nursery. Nothing too crazy now. I mean, we're still saving up for siding and all.

The nursery was beautifully decorated with a painting Aria had completed quite some time ago, and I had kept for just such an occasion. Flawless.

She has progressed some since then, I'd say.

It was around this time that Aria hit her LTW. I have no pictures to document this, but with the points she got from having children, I was able to buy her some lifetime rewards, such as the Attractive, Never Dull, and Long Distance Friend ones among others, making it pretty easy to make friends when you factor in her maxed charisma skill. One evening amongst the patrons of Central Park was enough work to make her goal of twenty friends - I actually think we went over that goal! So yes, despite the lack of photographic evidence, Aria is ready to focus all her efforts on the next gen. Gooooo, Aria!

She looks quite content with this stage in her life.
ARIA: Babies!
P.S. Luca aged to toddler. Let's take a look, shall we?

OMGSOCUTE. He inherited Liam's hair, and the title of cutest toddler I've seen in the game. Me, biased? Never.

Now, a day in the life of Luca Crescendo.

GAH, THE CUTE. IT IS KILLING ME. Also, hard life, yes?

In the midst of all the Luca attention, Logan grew up, becoming a sinisterly smirking bald toddler. Terrifying, right?

Ah, much better! And also a plus - he already has visible differences from Luca! Such as his YELLOW eyes. Which - wtf? I know your parentage, Logan! There is no possible explanation for yellow eyes in this household!

Despite having two toddlers, don't worry, Aria made time to teach the boys all the important stuff.
ARIA: Love is awesome! One day, you'll fall in love, and it'll be awesome too!
Oh, Aria, how you so quickly forget that the guy you love has refused to marry you . . . what, twice now? And that's your whole basis for love. Please don't set Luca up for a life of embittered lies, thank you.

Luca does not seem too concerned about love right now. Much more relevant to his interests is playing next to Logan. ♥

Much more relevant to MY interests is Aria's potty-training face! Sure, not as epic as in The Sims 2, but still ridiculously cute. Gah.

This all seems fun and idealistic, but that is a lie. Case in point:

Fan-fucking-tastic. So, in a new development, apparently being a single mother with two toddlers and a jerkass boyfriend can be tiring. WHO KNEW?!

Logan wasn't overly concerned about his mother passing out on the floor as their house slowly flooded from the malfunctioning sink. I, however, was a slight bit more concerned than Logan. I mean, even though Aria's already reached her LTW, I don't the rest of her life to sink into a pit of despair, you know? And even though Luca is the most adorable toddler EVER, I don't want to stop with just two. ~SEGUÉ

So, I ARIA invited Liam over and began to butter him up. I fail to see how the following sequence could possibly end badly.

WAIT, WHAT. Looklooklook! The ring is actually ON Liam's finger!

Yeah, you better hug it out with your adorably excited spirit fingers! MOMENTOUS OCCASION RIGHT HERE.

Given Liam's previous . . . flighty tendencies (she says diplomatically), and the fact that this is a legacy, I decided for a rather immediate marriage - the next day. After the (many) shot-down proposals, I felt that Aria deserved, you know, an actual wedding.

This is the babysitter. She's kinda workin' it, ngl. But let's not focus on nameless babysitters! Onto the main event!

By this point in her life, Aria knows pretty much everyone in town, so having a full guest list was not an issue. We went with Liam's former roommates, assholes that some of them are *coughcoughSAMcough*, and Aria's co-workers because, well, that's politics, baby!

Yes, I realize the teaser was a "spoiler." I love this picture sfm that I do not care. ♥

Aria is so excited about finally entrapping marrying the man of her dreams that she feels the need to point out to all the guests that she's married. Because they may have somehow missed that?
ARIA: Marriage! Woo!

SARA: You got knocked up twice, practically forcing him into marriage. This isn't based on love, it's entrapment! THIS IS A SCAM OF A MARRIAGE!
On a completely unrelated note, this may have been the last time Aria ever saw Sara. Fancy that.

And a final shot of Aria in her wedding dress.

And this is the sight that welcomed the happy couple home. Clearly the babysitter did a fabulous job.

Liam began his married life by taking care of one of his sons. Liam! Rescuing Logan from the floor AND putting him in his pajamas! Good show, my man!

And an official welcome to Liam Crescendo! Once born Conner Frio, somewhere. He is very gorgeous, and I hope Luca inherits more than just a hairstyle from his father. Except maybe traits. Because those traits? Explain A LOT. Except for the good trait, where the fuck was that hiding?

LIAM: Look at me, being an excellent father! Non-stop excellency, right here!
Yeah, but you're still a jerk.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy he's not taking his asshattery out on his toddler children, but his past treatment of Aria does not compel me to take him out of the jerk category just yet.

Monkey see, monkey do?

LIAM: Oh, check me out, showering my wife with confetti hearts!
Those are sex hearts, Liam. Just because you constantly woohoo with your wife does not make you any less of a jerk.

P.S. Liam, your sexing made you miss your eldest son's birthday. Just saying. *coughcoughJERKcough*

He rolled absent-minded, which I'd like to think he inherited from his father, Liam.
LIAM: I influenced him because I am an awesome father!
You gave him a mildly annoying trait!
LIAM: But look how good he looks! That hair!
. . . I will grant him that Luca looks adorable.

Having so flawlessly executed his influence against his eldest, Liam turns to corrupting his younger son.

LIAM: Don't even bother worrying about pots and pans, those are a woman's to worry about!

LIAM: Okay, listen closely. Women don't care about your heart. They trick up into knocking them up, and then you're screwed for life. Never give a woman your heart; you'll just end up heartbroken.
LOGAN: Heartbroken!
NOT OKAY. I don't care how quickly we need to get Logan talking because his birthday is coming up, it's going to be all Aria teaching Logan to talk from here out.

I wasn't kidding.

Too late, Liam's already made his impression! Absent-minded AGAIN. Still not sure where those eyes came from, but the nose is definitely from Aria.

I GIVE UP. You can both be morons together.

Liam really is a fantastic father, I won't begrudge him that.

Boys, I think a knife would come in handy here.
LOGAN: Daddy never taught me about knives.
No, but may I remind you all the things he said about your mother? Who you are best friends with?
LUCA: I finished without a knife!
Yes, but that's not something either of us should be proud of. And at least one of us isn't.

Hey, Liam? Remember how you were a fantastic father but kind of a jerkass husband? Still stands.

LIAM: Fine, I'll cuddle with her, but I won't look happy about it.

Building a relationship based on anything but sexual activities is overrated, apparently.

NEXT TIME, MOAR BABIEZ. This is a legacy after all.
Current Music: devil town: tony lucca
I eat my peas with honey: slinky sausage dogsmustleparty on December 2nd, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
I loved this update! Liam is such a jerkass but hey, he's good looking.

Love the kiddies, they are too cute!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": gaius // losekittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
That was pretty much my criterion for choosing him as a spouse - "Is he pretty? Then we're good." I regret nothing. As you've pointed out, the kids are adorable and thus, it was totally worth it!

Thank you for commenting, and with such a fabulous icon too - I'm honored! Heh.

P.S. Your sims make me want to take the ridiculously long amount of time and effort it would require, and get TS2 up and running again. I love your sims, and seriously need to delurk over at your journal. *blush*
I eat my peas with honey: gus gussmustleparty on December 4th, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for your super nice reply! I am honored that you like my Simmies so much!
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set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // agekittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what her painting skill was at this point - pretty low for the the pink monster painting, and probably quite high, though not maxed, for the zebra. I get a pretty good mix of paintings, but I must say, I'm a sucker for the zebra.

And yes, I do have default eyes in. I know they're by Shady at MTS; they're either the Multicolor eyes or the Luminous eyes. I don't have my desktop turned on, so I'm not sure which set they are, but I'll let you know next time I'm on there.

Thanks for commenting, once again!
minameis2cul on December 2nd, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
the boys are adorable :)
Liam is a jerk, but a good father :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME": liam // freakkittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Thank you; I'm pretty happy with the boys myself! And Liam's fathering skills are his one redeeming quality. Well, along with his good looks, I suppose.

Thanks for the comment!
randomssrandomss on December 2nd, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
And yessh even moar.
set phasers to "LOVE ME": alexandra // fretkittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! Honestly, I would've been happy with just these two, but c'mon, after making two very cute children, how could I pass up the opportunity for more?!

Thanks for the comment!
The Legacy²zeebee1310 on December 2nd, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)

Sorry... Had fun raping the caps lock
set phasers to "LOVE ME": liam // thinkkittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Haha, thank you! I was, I swear, in awe when Luca aged up - I still think he's the most adorable toddler EVER. Which is aided in no small part by, yes, the hair, which is one of my favorite hairs and is found HERE.

And I am definitely an old friend of the good ol' caps lock, so I don't mind at all. In fact, I thank you for the lovely comment!
Evie ♥gossiped on December 3rd, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Where do you get your clothing?
set phasers to "LOVE ME": aria // peacekittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
All over the place, really. Aria's wedding dress is from Liana and I believe her everyday outfit may be as well. Liam's everyday outfit is from Stylist Sims, and I know a lot of my toddler and child clothing comes from Sky Sims; I think the boys are decked out in their outfits right now. I pretty much went through every site that My Sims 3 Blog links to, at one point or another, but if there's anything in particular you're wondering about, let me know and I'll do my best to find it!
wobblyangelwobblyangel on December 3rd, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
The boys are both adorable.
I'm rooting for Logan, there's something about his nose that I love.

I hope that the next baby has Aria's hair!

GAH! Everything is just too cute in this legacy!
set phasers to "LOVE ME": gaius // trainkittenmittons on December 3rd, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Omg, Logan's nose kills me! Not the most conventionally attractive feature, no, but I no-holds-barred love it. And yes, while I could potentially have enough trouble choosing between Luca and Logan for heir, I'm pretty determined to have both a blond and a female to choose from as well, so more babies it is!

Thank you for your awesomely kind comment - I really appreciate it!
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 4th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
TEAM LUCA! <3 Both of the boys are adorable, but I love Luca more!
I am soooooooo happy that Aria and Liam finally got married. It makes me smile. :D
I was literally "lol-ing" cpation below the picture where Aria's friend puts baby Luca by the trashcan.
I love this legacy sooooo much.

By the way, Liam, Luca, and Logan are like, 3 of my favorite "L" names. :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME": felix // gamekittenmittons on December 5th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I think Logan is absolutely adorable, don't get me wrong, but I'm continuously wowed by Luca so I can certainly understand any Team Luca sentiments! I'm ridiculously pleased with both of them though. So pleased that I can let Liam do his favorite thing more - woohoo with Aria. Which is a lot easier now that they live together, and I do kinda love that jerkass. ♥ Besides, Aria just seems like the type that would want to be married and all, so who am I to begrudge her that?

Know what's funny about the names? I just saw the current top 10 boys names in the US the other day - Liam, Logan, and Lucas were all in there. Pretty close! But no, they were definitely lucky in getting some decent song title names.

Thank you very much for your extremely kind comment!
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 31st, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
Lucas is LOVE! :D Liam sounds like ALL of my sims. All they want to do is whoo-hoo with their partner. It's funny though; and it makes me smile. Yeah, you're right, Aria does seem like the type that would want to get married. :)

Wow! Really? Well I guess we just have a good taste in names! :D

You're welcome. :)
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 31st, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Well, Aria is a hopeless romantic, after all. ;) And I agree, our taste in names is A+!

BTW, you've really gone all out with the commenting tonight - I can't believe you went through all the older updates! I really appreciate it, though; thank you so much for your many, many kind comments!
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on December 31st, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
I adore hopeless romantics. It's easier for them to get married (usually).
Whoo hoo for us!

Oh, well you're more than welcome. My internet was out for a while and I missed reading the legacies I keep up with, so last night I was like, "I am going to read everything I missed!" So, I did! I know... I have too much time on my hands. Lol.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 31st, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, usually, but not for Aria! No, I think hopeless romantics are super cute. <3

And that's what break is for, having too much time on your hands and whatnot. I'm in the middle of ten days off, and I've done pretty much nothing productive. Well, except Sim-related. Which totally counts, of course.
aprilmayshowersaprilmayshowers on January 1st, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah, but that was Liam's fault, so we can't blame her. Yes, they truly are! ^^
I've had two weeks off and I'm not ready to go back! Yes! Sims is very productive and defintely does count!
siouxpergirlsiouxpergirl on December 8th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Liam...you still suck. It's a good thing you make pretty babies.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on December 9th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
That is pretty much my only validation for keeping him around, yes. But it's a really GOOD validation! Haha.
Nicoletiptoehappiness on April 20th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
ooo more babies coming :X

You sound like you have my problem ... I have a really hard time resisting that TRY FOR BABY button!!!!!
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on April 21st, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
It's such a tempting button, isn't it? And Aria was always rolling the wants, so who was I to deny her? Add in the fact that I have Risky Woohoo in my game, and the mass amount of babies were kind of a given, I suppose!
pullingtricks on June 28th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank god the only thing that matters about spouses is being good looking. Otherwise, Liam would've failed.

ALSO 3 names starting with L hohoho. Aria's name is such a combo breaker.
set phasers to "LOVE ME"kittenmittons on July 2nd, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I certainly had my priorities in order when it came to choosing a spouse, didn't I? Oh well, I regret nothing!

I realized that far too late. Whatever, Aria is a special snowflake in that she has estrogen, I suppose!