Monday, November 30, 2009

Spring 2010: Chantilly Academy

Spring 2010: Ginger Newson is 55, Miles Connor is 40, Claire Green is 22, Brandon Becker, Tamara Newson, Anthony Upsnott, Diana Lind and Madison Mather are 17, Jacob Flylar is 16, Colin Pitts, Stewart Newson, Penny McArthur and Gabriella Gorey are 14, Jessie Gorey is 11, Matthew Pitts, Molly Lind, Tina Traveller, Lana Connor and Nicholas Gorey are 6

Interview.jpg Miles Connor had a great interview with Ginger Newson to replace Jodie. She had a very good record from Chantilly High School. Ginger was really excited about starting. A lot of the interview was just Miles and Ginger talking about their favorite sports.

New Teacher.jpg Gingers first day went really well. All the students went right to work and Ginger didn't have to order students back to work very often. Stewart is in her class too and seems to be very quiet now that his mother is the teacher.

Proud.jpg Ginger wasn't the only one with a great class. Miles was so proud of his Grade 12 class. He was also looking forward to not having to teach much next year as half the students in the school will be graduating at the end of spring.

Computers.jpg One day when Miles was sick Ginger was able to take over the computer lab. This was the moment that Miles realized that Ginger had been the right choice to take over as teacher at the Upper School.

Quiet Stewart.jpgLunch time see the cafeteria full and no more fighting. Stewart is still getting used to his mother being there all the time, Tamara seems to be OK with it but then again she doesn't have to sit through morning classes with her. Colin may sit at a different table to everyone but he will still join in on the conversation, Stewart just sits and eats his lunch in silence.

Lunch Time.jpg After eating now that the weather is good again they kids will head outside to hang out.

Ex Talk.jpg Most of the time Diana doesn't bring up Frederick but after he came to see her she just had to get it off her chest. She just couldn't believe that he tried to kiss her after all that had happened.

Headmaster's room.jpg Unlike her friend Madison was enjoying her love life. She even went along with Anthony's suggestion to sneak into Mr Connors office for a little quality time together.

New Style.jpg The girls decided that it was time for Diana to make a change. They brought a straitening Iron and hair products to school one day and restyled Diana's hair. She love's her new look and it was about time she got out of the rut she had been in since the fall.

Summer Plans.jpg One weekend Miles headed over the the travel agent to book the school trip. He found other ideas for holidays to take with his family too.


Recess.jpg Over at the Lower school there was a lot less drama. Every morning the kids would spend time playing in the playground.

Class.jpg There was a new addition to Claire's class this semester, Miles Connor's daughter Lana (in the right far corner) had joined the small class. Claire love's her group of children, they listen to attentively and are always interested to learn something new.

Lana and Molly.jpg Molly being the social little girl she is soon had Lana playing chess with her. The whole group had just sucked Lana in as one of them.

Tina.jpg Tina would always head to the bookshelf to read. Any chance she gets she has her nose in a book.

Boys.jpg The boys on the otherhand head straight for the computers. Unfortunately Claire doesn't let them play video games no matter how hard they try to convince her that they are educational.

Sports.jpg With spring here the weather was good enough to head outside for sports. Everyone loves it, especially Jessie, soccer is his favorite.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Spring 2010: Gorey's New Baby

Spring 2010 - David Gorey is 50, Allegra is DAvid 49, Gabriella Gorey is 14, Jessie Gorey is 11, Nicholas Gorey is 6.

Family Breakfast.jpg David: I love the weekends, we always have breakfast together. With our family it's not always easy to get everyone together. Allegra is just happy that it's now sunny outside. We had a very snowy winter and now spring is finaly here.

Basketball.jpg Gabriella will often head down the the sports center to play basketball. She often will go early enough so she has the court all to herself.

Boys.jpg The boys will spend hours playing in Jessie's room with all there toys. Nicholas is just so thrilled to be going to school with his brother that he always wants to wear his uniform.

Labor.jpg It was finally time to welcome another member to our family. Allegra went into labour during breakfast one weekend.

Play.jpg We have another little boy to add to the house, Daren Gorey. I think Gabriella was hoping for a sister.

One on One.jpg Daren loves to be put in his swing, he will spend hours there with not a complaint. I think he likes to watch everything that is going on.

Daren.jpg Gabriella is truley a family sim. She loves helping out with her brothers. I think I need to work on Allegra to take a night out just the two of us. I know Gabriella will be fine taking care of the boys for one evening.

Cleaning.jpg Gabriella also helps out a lot with the housework. She hates a dirty bathroom, she will leave the kitchen alone but the bathroom has to be sparkling.

Hair do.jpg Jessie decied it was time for a new hair style, his hair was getting long and we decided that it needed a littll taming.
Gabriella Helps.jpg Nicholas despite loving school is having some trouble with his homework. He often goes to his sister for help rather than Allegra or me.

Nicholas A grade.jpg All of the hardwork with Nicholas has payed off. His final report card was an A. He was thrilled.

New Kitchen.jpg With spring fully here and cleaning the house I decided it was time for an update and new appliances. Allegra was thrilled. Maybe now Gabriella will help a bit with keeping the kitchen tidy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Winter 2010: Lind

Winter 2010 - Korey Lind is 60, Sarah Lind is 55, Frederick Pitts is 18, Diana Lind and Madison Mather are 17, Molly Lind and Matthew Pitts are 6.

Korey.jpgSarah: Korey is now 60, he didn't want to make too big of a deal about it. He doesn't like the white hair but I find it quite attractive.

Best Friends.jpgI'm so glad that Diana has a good friend like Madison, she really needed her when she came back from visiting Frederick at Sim State in the fall. I was afraid something would happen when he went off to school.

Friends with Matthew.jpg Molly has become very good friends with Matthew Pitts Frederick's younger brother, he seems nice enough and they are still children.

Go Away.jpg Frederick came by one weekend to talk to Diana, I could hear her yelling from outside. At least she is able to stand up for herself. Frederick looked so sad when Diana shooed him out of the house and slammed the door behind him.

Hug.jpg All I could think to do was give my daughter a hug. I didn't know what to say to her.

Bing.jpg Diana went straight to the kitchen and grabbed the last bag of potato chips in the cupboard. She ate the whole thing.

fun.jpg I'm so glad that Molly is just happy being a kid, I don't even mind when she jumps on the bed.

Sandcastles in the Snow.jpg Molly love's making sand castles she doesn't seem to mind that it's snowing outside.

skip school.jpg I found Diana at home one afternoon when she should have been at school. I think she had made 4 or 5 pot holders. I'm not sure what we're going to do with them.

Sisters.jpg The one thing that seems to be able to get Diana out of her rut is Molly. She is a very infectious child and she loves to spend time with her sister.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Winter 2009/20010: Becker New Years Eve Party

Winter 2009/2010 - Kevin and Holly Becker are 60, Edward Becker is 20, Loren and Addison Becker are 18.

Coming Home.jpg Kevin: Edward called from the Greek house to say he was headed over to pick up the girls and then they would be on there way home for the holidays.

Make Drinks.jpg I decided to mix up a few festive drinks to have ready when the kids got home. It would take that about an hour for Edward and Loren to head over to Chantilly Tech to pick up Addison and then home.

Catching Up.jpg It was great to catch up with the kids but really it was more like the three of them catching up. I think I heard some talk of going somewhere warm for spring break but I don't think they can afford it this year.

Make Dinner.jpg Holly made the kids favorite for dinner that night, pork chops.

Dinner.jpg We talked about school and family. Loren and Addison talked about their love lives but Edward just said he wasn't seeing anyone and didn't want to talk about it.

Poker.jpg When I got up the next morning I found the kids playing poker... I'm not sure if they had gone to bed as they where in the same places I had left them the night before.

Love.jpg Loren invited Brandon over. I think she hadn't see him since early in the fall. Addison disappeared, I think she went dress shopping with Hannah, they said some thing about getting new dresses for the New Years eve party.

Chess.jpg When Brandon left Loren decided she was going to kick her brother's butt at chess (she always plans to but Edward always seems to win.)

New Years Party.jpgEveryone came to the New Years Eve party. All the family and a lot of our friends. Only Loren and Addison invited a friend for the evening, not surprising really. Holly also invited the teachers from Chantilly Academy, she seems to have become good friends with Claire Green and Tammy Holland.

Claire Hot.jpg Holly wasn't the only one who seems to like Claire. Edward seemed to spend a lot of the night stairing at her but I don't think I saw him once talk to her. Something big must have happend to Edward at Sim State.

Outside.jpg As the New Year approached everyone headed outside.

Great Party.jpg It was quite the noisy party but thankfully no cops showed to break it up.

End of Party.jpg The night started to wind down but Holly and I kept dancing along with Addison and Loren. Kyle was the only guest still there and he and Edward seemed to be in quite the intense game of pool.

Clean Up.jpg All to soon the holidays where over and the kids where headed back to school. They all helped clean up after breakfast before they packed up the car for their drive to school. It was great to see the kids.