The Whittakers have a pretty big garden, and I've got a few catnip plants (you can't plant catnip in previous iterations of The Sims, only catnip toys). Here's Julia feeding Olly some homegrown catnip.
I decided it was time to get the cats spayed/neutered. Lily was first up! She went into a special machine to have it done.
She came out with a cone of shame. Poor kitty.
Thankfully the cone didn't last long! Little James decided he wanted to pet the cute kitty.
(You can see the rocket that Julia is building in the garden).
One thing I don't like about Sims 4 is how a female Sim doesn't age whilst pregnant. I have no idea why this is. Julia and Mark were originally the same age, but now Julia's three days younger. I wanted James to have a sibling, so I adopted a baby girl, Maddie. It was also 'Spooky Day' (a festival I created to be an equivalent to Halloween), hence Mark's costume. Luckily Maddie didn't seem to be too upset by it!
James wore his own little costume too!
I wanted to get the other cats neutered the day Lily got done, but the vets was running a bit slow and it got late. So, I took the others back a few days later. I noticed this bizarre-looking blue dog with what looks like smoke or steam above it... it later looked normal, so I can only assume that this is some weird Sims illness.
In fact, here's the dog looking normal! Plus Olly with his cone of shame.
Here's Maddie as a toddler. She looks so pretty!
Mm, late night chicken nuggets!
The kids are sharing a room for now. I might expand the house a bit when they're older to give them their own spaces.
One HarvestFest tradition is the appearance of gnomes in the house. Mark tried to appease this one with pie... no dice. You have to give them the right gift or they're not happy. It ended up that *all* the gnomes were displeased so I just sold them haha.
Olly ran away again. I don't know why he's run away twice, I make sure I look after them both properly! Maybe it just happens sometimes for no real reason.
Mmm, Grand Meal time! You get a choice of Grand Meals to make. I chose a turkey one. This also happened to be the first time that Julia and Mark sat down for a meal together!
I love that toddlers can grab their own portion of a group meal in Sims 4. It's so convenient!
Playtime with Daddy!