As a warning, there are over 100 pics in this update.
We open with Elise being an absolutely marvellous mother.
Elizabeth pops back to say hi to her great-grandchildren. To be honest, they probably could've done without the visit.
Bones decides to entertain the family with his version of all the top forty hits.
Hunter has way too much energy. Kids, huh?
Helena, on the other hand, directs her energy into showing off.
She's not bad, but Catterick is unimpressed (as usual).
Mother and daughter: a portrait of good genes.
I see the gardener's been busy again :/
Elise reaches lifetime platinum status. Now both she and Grace can just kick back and do whatever they want for the rest of their lives.
First A+ for Harrison!
...and for Hunter!
Homework party for the kids.
There's something amusing about children using the drawing table. They look like weird giant toddlers.
This generation isn't particularly low in nice points, Huw excluded, but their wants panels are always filled with the urge to torment each other. Helena and Harrison in particular are closer to enemies than friends, although it's yet to disintegrate into any all-out brawls.
Huw gets to go first. He and I both wish for him to not return to his scary toddler appearance.
I consider that a success! I have to say that I'm still enormously biased against the poor boy, because he was such an ugly toddler, but he's perfectly fine as a teen. Definitely Elise's son.
Aspiration – Pleasure (Popularity)
Lifetime Want – Become a Celebrity Chef
Turn Ons – Fat & Hard-working
Turn Off – Brown Hair
One True Hobby - Games
Helena is up next.
And she is absolutely gorgeous. She definitely takes after Grace (to the point that I keep trying to call her Grace), but the grey eyes give her an individual touch.
Aspiration – Family (Popularity)
Lifetime Want – Raise 20 Puppies or Kittens (ick)
Turn Ons – Fat & Hard-working
Turn Off – Creative
One True Hobby - Sports
Helena knows she's hot.
Guillaume stops by to steal the newspaper. No idea who he's annoyed with, but I am more than happy for him to take it so it doesn't need to be recycled.
Welcome back, Vittorio :) I've missed you.
Fiyero isn't quite as excited to see his husband again.
And thus begins the night of a thousand scares! Well, eight. It's still a ridiculous amount of haunting on behalf of the family ghosts.
HELENA: What do you mean, you've never seen a ghost?
He's actually the only member of the household who hasn't.
Gaming is Huw's One True Hobby, but it's Helena who spends most of her time playing on the Lawson console.
Huw and Helena head downtown to see if they can meet any first kiss prospects. Huw is more interested in turning the water feature into a suds explosion than looking for hot teens.
Helena, on the other hand, is more interested in attacking her twin with noogies.
Eventually Huw drags himself out of the head-hold, just in time to catch sight of Berjes Raymond, whom just happened to be his uncle Gaius's first kiss. He likes what he sees.
HUW: Yeah, I'm really into drama!
Berjes isn't impressed. He's heard all about dramatic legacy hook-ups and doesn't want a part of it.
Having failed to meet any eligible teenage girls in town, Helena decides to take luck out of the equation and pays for a perfect match.
How could any girl resist that face?
The matchmaker introduces her to Elizabeth Ng, and Helena seems to have a fairly good idea of what she wants to be doing later in the date.
Elizabeth has a very interesting look that will possibly be gorgeous once she hits adulthood.
Helena thinks she looks pretty damn good already.
First kiss achieved!
A little Cute Lawson Kids Heading Off To School picspam ;)
That looks a little uncomfortable, Helena o.O
Just another picture of the Lawson's crazy gardener, Zion Shahan? Not quite. Harrison gets a chance card that results in him bringing a friend home from school with him... and the friend turns out to be Zion. I guess that explains an awful lot about Zion's ~*~interesting~*~ gardening choices.
(As it turns out, I had zero non-Lawson children left in my neighbourhood after deleting a stack of townies. I think a teen would've been a more appropriate choice for the game to default to, though.)
Okay, that's just creepy now, Zion. You can go home.
Helena and Huw head down to the gaming secret lot and spot their uncle Guillaume getting up to his old tricks with Des Peachy.
Never change, Guillaume ♥
Bones makes a friend and I die of squee ;)
It's birthday time again, which means we're about to have four teenagers in the house. Grace, Elise and Fiyero must be so pleased ;)
Harrison is up first.
He looks quite a lot like Huw, which means that he takes after Elise, except for his hair, which is obviously a throw-back to Fiyero.
Aspiration – Pleasure (Knowledge)
Lifetime Want – Become a Game Designer
Turn Ons – Underwear & Brown Hair
Turn Off – Great Cook
One True Hobby – Games
It's nice to see the OTH match his lifetime want.
Hunter is the last of the kids to become a teenager. Fingers tightly crossed for cuteness!
Um yeah. Who thought that crossing your fingers would work so well? Day-um.
Aspiration – Romance (Family)
Lifetime Want – Become a Professional Party Guest
Turn Ons – Fat & Full Face Makeup
Turn Off – Stink
One True Hobby - Cuisine
I love it when grandparents and grandchildren hang out.
Another couple of shots of the boys, just because.
Family meals are love.
Hi, William. I see you and nature had a bit of an argument.
You too, Elise? I assume the hot tub was struck by lightning, given that they both were fried.
ELISE: Boy am I hungry!
ELISE: Hungry, hungry, hungry. Oh well, this piano is sure to help!
ELISE: But I'm still hungry! Why?!
ELISE: Perhaps a good night's sleep will help.
ELISE: THIS ISN'T HELPING AT ALL! Ooh, perhaps it's the bed.
ELISE: This one isn't working either! Geez I'm hungry.
ELISE: I think someone's broken the hot tub. I got in, but I was still hungry!
ELISE: Ew, this hamburger is disgusting. Funny, though: I don't feel hungry any more. Perhaps it's this seat.
All brains, I tell you.
I DISAPPROVE OF THESE SHENANIGANS.
It's okay, Fiyero. The drink looks tasty, and you'll get to see Vittorio soon.
Poor Grace is devastated. She's lost both of her fathers now, and her wife is too stupid to be much comfort.
HELENA: Grandpa's dead, guys.
HUW: You know what that means? NOOGIE TIME!
HELENA: Woohoo! Noogies all around!
While I'm generally all for sibling bonding, this is neither the time, nor the place, kids. Doesn't anyone want to comfort your bawling mother?
Back at Vittorio's side :(
Grace and Elise seek comfort in each other. Or in each other's naked bodies. Either is good.
Unfortunately, they decide to seek that comfort in the older twins' bedroom, with Helena asleep only metres away.
HELENA: Hi Mum!
GRACE: Mmf mmf mmf... Mum's busy right now, darling.
HELENA: OMFG THEY'RE NAKED!
HELENA: Hi other Mum!
Yeah, I think she takes after Elise.
I cleaned out some of my custom content, and deleted Harrison's hair in the process. He isn't happy about the alternative the game proposed. (Understandably.)
He likes this look much better, and so do I.
I send the older twins off to university so that I can focus on the younger twins. Huw never did get his first kiss, but I'm sure ACR will take care of it for him once he gets to uni ;)
Hunter, on the other hand, is ready for his first kiss right now, and he's not afraid to pay for it.
The Matchmaker sends Cole Ternynck down from the skies. If the name sounds familiar, he was last seen providing Guillaume with his first kiss.
Once the baseball cap is removed (okay, before that as well), he and Hunter have an amazing three bolts of chemistry. I don't think I've seen that before in teens.
Harrison is also looking for a nice boy to
His match is Elmer
Cole likes what he sees. So does Hunter *cough*
Elmer, on the other hand, is less than excited about being belted with baseballs by his date.
He's also unimpressed by the Lawson dating ritual of the Blessed Noogie.
Hunter seals the deal with Cole.
Harrison fails most spectacularly with Elmer. Who didn't see that coming?
Twintime with added WTF expression courtesy of Harrison.
The twins head downtown to look for another potential
You're looking well, Germanicus. Very... um... yeah.
The outing being a complete bust, Harrison decides to give the Matchmaker a second chance.
This time, she brings Mark Trimble, aka Draco, who has dated most of the teenage boys in the legacy and was most recently seen being unimpressed by Germanicus. (Perhaps he foresaw what was coming...)
Harrison is more successful. First kiss win!
Welcome back, Fiyero :) I'm glad you didn't stay away long.
With first kisses achieved, Harrison and Hunter head off to university to join their older brother and sister.
Next Time: The generation eight heir is revealed!