A fair bit has happened since I last played with the Bancrofts. I'm going to skip forward in time a little bit. I decided that I wanted all the Bancroft offspring to live in the same house, so that it'd be easier to control them all and so I didn't have to keep switching around.
So, here are the oldest four (Madison, Michael, Max and Mason) in front of their new, as yet unfurnished house.
Max set about painting a very special motto... in Sims 2, you can add photos to the Paintings folder. You'll see the completed painting later.
I briefly went back to the main Bancroft house to move out Martha and Matthew.
They quickly settled in to college life. Martha does physics and Matthew does political science. Here's Martha cooking!
Sadly she burnt her first attempt at pork chops, so she went with spaghetti instead.
Uh, the bathroom isn't exactly the greatest place to congregate, guys... (Reminder: Michael in the blue, Max in the green, Mason in the orange)
Madison decided she was so stinky she would have a sink bath. Thankfully she was in the privacy of the bathroom so no-one took any notice. (As you've noticed, I always tend to play with the walls fully down).
Here's the painting I mentioned earlier... it's John 3:16! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
One of the guys (not sure which one) decided to go to class in his pyjamas...
Michael loves to play in the bathtub...
Sometimes a random person in fitness clothes will come along and yell at a Sim to exercise. I think Max is the one exercising.
Matthew gained maximum Music and Dance enthusiasm, so entered The Zone. He's the first of the kids to gain max enthusiasm in his chosen hobby, mainly because it's easy to gain enthusiasm in it.
Madison and Michael decided to have a late-night session at their hobby secret lot, Peerless Park Nature Reserve. Madison was much more successful at fishing than Michael, who only caught a couple of old boots.
I think Madison was going to her exam here. They have an exam at the end of every semester. Madison and Michael are currently in semester two of junior year.
Yes, I bought a TV... I know fundies would argue that they're brain-sapping and so on, but honestly it is the easiest way for a group of Sims to raise their fun level.
Seems like going to class in your PJs is common... hope it wasn't too cold that day!!
We finish on a nice family photo... everyone eating a meal. I can't actually see what they're eating, though.
I'm going to play with this group of siblings until Madison and Michael graduate, then I'll go back to the main household. Mark and Morgan are still only children so they've got a way to go before they get to college.