Welcome back to Started at the Bottom, my attempt at the Movin' on Up Challenge. In the last chapter, we saw Courtney Hayden-Shimizu complete 4 of the 15 apartments along with her spouse (who I was calling Mr. Shimizu because I forgot his name, however, I looked it up and his name is Naoki) and her daughter Charlotte.
At the end of the last chapter the family had just paid their rent on their current apartment and were about to move into a new home. This is the apartment located at 18 Culpepper House, which is another in the building where they have lived previously.
Shortly after moving into their new apartment, it was time for Charlotte to become a child.
She gaed into a really adorable little girl, and I gave her curls to match her Mom. She definitely looks like a Hayden through and through though, doesn't she?
Courtney has completed her Musical Genius aspiration, so I decided to give her fabulously wealthy to fit in with this challenge.
Naoki's time has come, and spoiler alert, but I wish you could kill a ghost.
Courtney was the only one home to witness the passing of her husband.
I put Naoki's urn in a little "room" so that there was no autonomous mourning.
Like mother, like daughter. I couldn't get over them making the exact same pose when working on Charlotte's extra credit project.
Meet Majora and Squee, the new family pets.
Charlotte actually got them for herself while her Mom was at work as a birthday present for herself.
Charlotte is a gorgeous teenager, I must say.
Side note: I don't have photoshop on this computer, so I've been using GIMP 2 to edit my photos, as such it's a lot harder to put the text just how I want it on these pictures, so I decided to combine teen and adult photos into one for this challenge. My apologies.
Just like that, another apartment is complete. Though, this one totally took longer because for some reason they didn't get their bills after their first week, which was weird.
They are now moving into 920 Medina Studios.
The first thing that happened at the new apartment was Majora becoming an adult cat. She's really pretty.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, I kept their game generated names.
Soon after, Squee became an adult cat as well. Though, I caught her with her sparkles which was adorable, so I had to include it.
I decided to send the girls down to the vet to get spayed, don't want too many kitties to take care of in a small apartment.
Don't they look so pleased to have been spayed?
Upon arriving home, the sisters then decided to get into a fight. Which, I'm sure was not good for their incisions.
I took this picture during the "simstagram pet" option, and it was too cute not to share. I really love Majora, she reminds me of my own kitties actually.
Another apartment complete, and now the family will be moving into another apartment within the same building: 930 Medina Studios.
Even though she's a teenager, Charlotte still gets her Mom's help on her school projects.
It's time for Courtney to become an elder, I don't see how that's possible!
I decided that while this outfit was super cute, Courtney needed something a little more age appropriate.
Of course, we stuck with the purple theme, because why not?
"Squee has gone into labor."
I'm sorry, what? My SPAYED cat has gone into labor? Please tell me how this happened....
*I later found out this is a common bug, and apparently to fix it you have to get them unspayed, and then respayed.
Meet baby girls Belle and Luna!
I guess kittens before birthdays is just a recurring theme with Charlotte, because Today is also her birthday.
She's a gorgeous young adult, and now has added genius (officially) to her list of traits.
When one of their neighbors was being too loud, Charlotte went over to complain and was greated with this. I have no words.
Thankfully, the family was able to move out the next day, because who wants to live near a cross dressing maid who has a different color beard than hair color?
At the family's new home, 702 Zenview, our adult kitties take a lovely nap on the sofa while Courtney and Charlotte are out of the house.
Sorry for the lack of censor buuuut, this happened.
Courtney decided to break in me installing seasons by "showering in the rain." Now the whole town has seen her naked.
Belle has grown up into an adult cat.
Luna also has grown into an adult cat.
Despite the fact that they are very cute, I really didn't want to deal with four cats, (I already do that in real life,) so I had Courtney put them up for adoption.
Which, of course gave both Courtney and Charlotte sad moodlets. Which, as someone who fosters kittens, I get that.
Geek Con arrived and so I had Charlotte work on her aspiration a little by launching the rocket a few times.
Charlotte has also been seeing Caleb Vatore, and they soon shared their first kiss together.
They even became boyfriend and girlfriend. I had decided I wanted to see how vampires respond to certain things in seasons, so I figured why not.
As you can tell, Charlotte and Caleb shared their first woohoo and now Charlotte is pregnant
Of course, Caleb doesn't seem all too thrilled at the prospect of having a child.
However, he agrees to Charlotte's proposal. They have to hold off on getting married until the bills are paid, as per the rules, however.
I LOVE the umbrellas guys. They're super cool. I also enjoy seeing townies walking around with theirs, it's a super neat feature that I am adoring.
Charlotte has soon gone into labor. Thankfully, Caleb had donated her a family heirloom from when he and his sister were babies for his future child.
It's a girl! Meet baby girl Scarlet Vatore!
NO! COURTNEY HASN'T EVEN MET HER GRANDDAUGHTER YET.
Charlotte: Mr. Reaper, my Mom hasn't held her granddaughter yet, any chance you could give her a few extra days? Even hours?
Grim: You seem so sad, so yeah, sure.
Grim: But, I'll be back.
After saving her Mom from the dead, Charlotte quickly gives her a hug.
Knowing she had limited time left, Courtney went straight upstairs to tend to her grandbaby.
Which consisted of lots of cuddles.
I do want to say, I love that birthdays are shown on the calendar in game, it makes aging babies up much easier because I know for sure which day they are aging up and can age them up right after midnight!
That being said, Scarlet is becoming a toddler!
So far she appears to look a lot like her father, but that's okay because he's a good looking sim.
Oh wow, she's absolutely adorable! I love her already!
Unfortunately, Courtney's time came before she could spend some time with her grandbaby. This time it was permanent.
However, the bills have arrived, and after paying them (next photo, purposely out of order.) Charlotte invited Caleb over and they tied the not.
I purposely put this photo out of order, because I liked this one best to end the chapter. This completes another apartment, and when I start the family up next they'll be living at 122 Hakim House. We're officially over half way done!
That's where we'll leave this chapter. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope to have another chapter out very soon! In the meantime, check in with me over at BoolProp!
This is my first attempt at the Movin' On Up Challenge.