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Ashby Starr babies 7 & 8

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 7 & 8

** there is a adult content in this post so if you are under 16 please make sure it is okay to be reading this **

            My life has started to get busy, but not in the way I had planned. Having 7 kids in the house is a lot of work. There are always chores to do and kids to take care of. Some would say that having this many children and raising them well is the biggest adventure a Sim could ask for, and I would agree to a certain extent, but for an adventurous Sim as myself it isn’t enough. I yearn to go out into the world. I yearn to explore and find rare things, but most of all I yearn to find out what happened to my beloved cousin Harmony Storm. However, for now I need to be here for my children because my three babies are too young for me to be traveling around the world.

            Time went on one day at a time and my family and I developed a routine and I was able to push my restlessness away for a while. At times my life seemed very routine and mundane, but for the most part I was happy and I loved my children.


 

 

            Here is my look for this pregnancy. What do you think? 

 

            Greyson was over the moon that he had a new brother his age to hang out with. When he found out the Bennett was a bookworm he tried to be interested in it as well and started to ask him a whole bunch of questions about his favorite authors and genre of book.

 

            Being the eldest of 7 children and being the eldest of twins Harmony understood the importance of attention and helpfulness and she showered the triplets with love. She helped me out immensely with them.


 

 

            Hannah was also a big help to me, but she normally had to be asked because during her spare time she was found working on her martial arts and look at how accomplished she has become. She is now a red belt.



 

 

 

            Pool activities are always a pastime in our house. “Good job Hannah for winning but don’t be a spoiled winner. Explain to your brother how to hold his breath longer.”



 

 

 

            The triplets are very time consuming. They are always in constant need of attention and feedings and diaper changes. The teenage twins help out and it is a great feeling to know that my children will be there for each other. 

            This thought made me a bit sad because I have run into the older Storm children around town and since the disappearance of their mother and the younger siblings they have grown apart. Harmony would be heartbroken to know this is what is happening to her children.

 

            Harmony still has a huge crush on Arch, but I have a feeling that with all her efforts and good looks he just isn’t as interested in her as she is in him. Actually I have a feeling that he harbors a secret crush on a different Starr woman, and she isn’t even his age. Yes I am referring to myself. The boy is always trying to talk to me and he follows me around asking me every question under the sun. Perhaps someday one of the future Starr girls will catch his attention. I am too old for him!!

 

            I am very impressed with Harmony. She has decided to learn how to fix things so that when she and Hannah are ready to get a place of their own they don’t have to waist their hard earned money on a handyman. “Way go to girl.”

 

            Life as an infant is quick lived at the Starr residence. It was time to age the triplets up into tots. 

 

            Here is Simi (again thank you Missy for the name). Isn’t she cute with her little pigtails and my eyes? She got my hair too, but she got darker skin that I believe she got from her grandparents.

You can download her here: (I forgot to copy her link.. darn it!!) but you can find her on the exchange if you look me up Xur28.

 

            Next up is Stella. She is too cute with her headband and dark blue skin. She too got my eyes and even though she doesn’t have much hair right now I think she may have gotten my hair. I am over the moon that she got her dad’s skin tone.

You can download her here: (I forgot to copy her link.. darn it!!) but you can find her on the exchange if you look me up Xur28.

 

            Finally it is little Sunshine. She got her grandma’s bright blue eyes and it appears that she got my red hair, but the highlights are white like her dad’s. 

You can download her here: (I forgot to copy her link.. darn it!!) but you can find her on the exchange if you look me up Xur28.

            What beauties these Rock N Roller babies are. I can’t wait to see them progress in life.


 

 

            “Go baby go.” Sunshine is cute crawling over to play dolls with her sister Simi.

 

            Stella loves her teddy bear. 


 

 

            Is it wrong of me to be happy that the agency was having trouble adopting out Bennett before he became a Starr? I love him so much and he is so good with the younger children. I am so glad I was able to adopt him and he seems to be a very happy well adjusted young man.





 

 

 

 

 

            Time moves along while kids are being kids and mom is being mom. The tot’s are moving right along in their skills and to my amazement I have yet to have an argument between any of my children.


 

 

            I ran into Greyson’s dad Willy. I began to fill him in on everything and he got rather upset with me. “I don’t want to hear about your other kids. I only want to hear what is happening with Greyson and how is he doing in school?” I sighed but filled him in about how well he plays with my younger kids and that he is doing great in school. I reminded him that he was welcome to come over or call Greyson whenever he wanted to and then I headed home.


 

 

            It was finally time for another birthday. *sigh* They come too quickly, but it something that has to happen if I am going to attempt to finish his challenge like Cadence and Della did. Since Bennett was older the Greyson it was his turn to age into a teenager. He was happy just to invite Grandma and Grandpa Starr over and just the family to celebrate. 

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3276072

                When the party was over I went up to my bedroom. I felt like crying. I knew that it was not going to be very long until my two oldest were going to age into Young Adults and move out to make room in the Starr household for the next set of kids. I needed to talk to an adult, but who do I call? I couldn’t call mom because she would encourage me to quit and I couldn’t call dad because he would just tell me to follow my heart. I needed someone I could really talk to about this. Someone who could relate to me, I picked up my cell and dialed a familiar friend.

            “Hello.” Came the voice on the other end

            “Vi, it’s me Ashby.” 

            I had called my dear friend Violet Newbie. She and I had a good long chat. I told her how I was feeling about my children aging up so quickly and about wanting to quit the challenge because of it and for other selfish reason such as the need to go out and be adventurous with my life. She told me that I wasn’t selfish for having these feelings and that it is hard to see your child move out and with the challenge the children move out much quicker than normal, but that in the end it was more than worth it to see how your children flourish and change the Sim world with what they accomplish. 

            Vi and I had a great talk. When we finally hung up in the wee hours of the morning, I sure wish she lived in the same town as me, I felt much better about doing this challenge, but was still feeling a bit blue for my friend and confidant. She had told me that she was giving up her challenge. Not for the reasons most of us mothers would consider quitting for, but she was assaulted by her daughter Mollie’s dad, Andy. She thought she had gotten past it and she even had some more children after Mollie, but the trauma was way too much. Mollie was acting out and her other children were suffering because of Violet’s mood swings and Mollie getting a lot of attention. So she made the toughest decision ever. She decided to withdraw from the challenge and concentrate on getting better and being there for all her children. 

            I told her that I would call her soon and we hung up. I shed a few tears for my friend then picked myself up and took a nap before the day started.

 

            Wow Hannah is really dedicated to her martial arts. Look she is now a green belt!!

 

            A few days after Bennett aged into a teenager it was time for Harmony and Hannah to become young adults. With a heavy heart I made the arrangements for a pool party to celebrate.


 

 

            First it is Harmony. My what a lovely young woman with her dark features and piercing eyes. Too bad her crush on Arch didn’t go anywhere they would have made a cute couple, but when she asked him to age up with her he acted confused. She explained that she had a crush on him and that she wanted to perhaps get to know each other better. Arch was shocked. He had been clueless to Harmony’s kindness this whole time. He gently let her down and heartbroken my baby walked away wondering why she had been wasting her time. I wanted to run to her. To hold her and tell her it would be okay that mama was here, but she is a young adult now and she has to figure things out on her own.  

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3276062

 

 

            Next up is Hannah. The twins really don’t look like twins, but they always choose to do their hair the same. It is the one thing they can do to be like each other and the rest of them, like their dress style, is all their own. What a beauty she is sporting my hair and her grandma’s bewildering eyes. 

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3276059

            I wished my girls luck, gave them a lasting hug and then my first born(s) were out the door. 

            Goodness gracious! It wasn’t long until it was time to age up the triplets to get them started in school before I have the next baby/babies. 

 

            Simi Starr got her dad’s nose and the main facial structure and she got my hair and eyes. 

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3280060

 

            Little Blue Stella Starr look just like her dad, but she got my eyes as well and she has my base color hair, red, but her dad’s white highlights. She chose to have her hair styled in a cute little pixie cut.

You can download here here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3280062
 

 

            Sunshine Starr, she too got my hair color with the white highlights from her dad. She has more of my face structure, her grandma’s eye color and her dad’s eyebrows. She is the perfect combination of her parents and grandparents. *breathtaking*

You can download her here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3280063

            These three girls are going to do big things. I can just feel it. Will they be musicians like their dad, will they roll the adventurous trait like me, will they be kind and help animals? I just can’t wait to see what they will accomplish together or apart.

 

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2811319

            It was time to start looking for the next daddy. I called up my old friend Archibald Trewt (created by McCallumJ) and he invited me to his place. We took a little time to catch up and then I finally mustered up the courage and asked him participate in my challenge. He thought about it for a moment and then took my hands into his. “Ashby, you and Harmony were my two very closest friends growing up. Looking like I am much older than I am doesn’t help make friends my own age very easy and you and Harmony just didn’t care. I had planned to be in her challenge and I would be honored to be in yours. Let’s go upstairs and see what happens.”

            Archibald he is one great guy I tell you and in more ways than one. We went upstairs and it wasn’t long before we heard the chimes of the lullaby.

            “Is this going to cause weirdness in our friendship?” He asked me.

            I looked over at him and smiled, “No not at all. If the rules didn’t state that I have to use different men for this challenge I would have the rest of my kids with you.” I winked at him.

            He laughed kissed me on my cheek and got out of the bed. We ate lunch together and then I had to get back to my kids.

 

            Greyson cornered me as soon as I walked in the door. 

            “Mom.” He said in a matter of fact voice.

            I couldn’t help but chuckle about the seriousness in his voice. 

            “What is it baby?” I asked.

            “I don’t like that Bennett is a teenager without me. We have plans on moving out together so neither of us have to get along alone, but we can’t do this if I am this far behind him. I would like you to age me up to a teenager early and then age me up to a young adult when it is time to age up Bennett.”

            I was shocked. How could one of my babies, my only little boy that I have raised since birth ask for this? How could he want to leave me and his sisters earlier than scheduled?

            He let out a loud sigh, “Mom I see that look on your face. I don’t want to leave you or my sisters, but I don’t want to go out into the world alone and neither does Bennett. We are the best of friends and brothers and we want to be there to support each other. I am a single birth and he was adopted in so it makes sense to shift out of the house at the same time.” 

            I was like a deer in headlights. When did you my young son get so wise? 

            I finally told him that if he was on the honor roll that I would age him up that coming Saturday. 

            He was thrilled and when Friday rolled around I got a phone call from his teacher telling that Greyson ask her to call me. She told me that he was a very good student and has been on the honor rolls since he stated school. I had no choice but to comply with his request.

 

 

            He had remembered how much fun he had at his sister’s pool party so he asked for one himself. His dad showed, as well as his older sisters and several other people. It was a great time and my baby belly looks good in a bikini.

 

 

            He has a different kind of a style with his baggy pants and headset, but he is a heartbreaker no doubt about that with this reddish skin and jet back hair with my steel grey eyes. I have a feeling if he and Bennett don’t rush to grow up and move out there will be many female callers during his teenage stint.

You can download him here: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3302356

 

            I spent my pregnancy with my kids and having a little fun. Video games seem to call me this time around and I was more than happy to scratch that itch. I had been watching my boys play them and it seemed fun, boy was I right. 

            Then the time came for me to head to the hospital. As I expected one of the kids had called Archibald and he was there waiting for me when I got there. He apologized up and down that he hadn’t been there to pick me up and bring me, but I told him that was fine. He shouldn’t worry about such things.

            Then I was introduced to my two new children:

 

            Jury Trewt-Starr and……

 

            Journey Trewt-Starr.

As always thank you for stopping by dear reading. I hope you know how much you are appreciated! I hope to hear your thoughts and comments. I hope I was able to make it at least semi-interesting since my underlining story wasn’t really in it again. Since my original idea went out the window I have been having trouble coming up with ways to tie Harmony back in. I have a big ending planned so I hope you stick around for that if nothing else. 

Please leave your thoughts or comments here, jxur28@yahoo.com or on my facebook page.

~Jen~

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Bablies 4,5,6 & Bennett

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 4, 5, 6 and Bennett

 

 

            Here is my new look for now. I hope the next daddy likes it. I feel a little like a rock star even though I don’t sing or play the guitar. 



 

 

 

            I have to admit that I was rather shocked the Greyson was a single birth. I mean I did everything that I had read in other 100 baby challenge blogs. I listened to kid’s music all the time, even though I refer Custom Music, and I watched kids T.V. every chance I got, but still Greyson was the only child that came out of my pregnancy. 

            Don’t get me wrong I love the little man more than anything, well except for my other two children, but having multiples will sure help this challenge go a bit faster.

            I was also very excited that he got his dad’s wonderful pink skin and I couldn’t wait to see how he aged up.


 

 

            The girls understood that Greyson needed me at this stage of his life so they did other things to occupy their time. They read books, played games, did their homework, and most importantly started to become best friends. They knew that life as a child of a 100 baby challenge wasn’t going to be a picnic, but they also knew it was going to be great and who better to share the ups and downs with but your twin sisters. Having a twin meant that you had more than just half siblings and sharing a mother. It meant you shared the same mother and father and even though they too adored Greyson they knew their bond was going to be something to treasure forever.

 

            The infancy of a child in the 100 baby challenge is short lived for they must age into a toddler so that the mom, me in this case, and start working on their skills such as walking, talking and using the loo by themselves. 

            Here is my little boy, my Greyson as a spunky tot. His father’s pink skin looks good with his steel eyes, that he got from my and I got from my dad Lawrence, and his dad’s and well his grandmother’s black hair.

You can download him here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3232182

 

            I got another one of those mysterious calls. This time it wasn’t a voice threatening me, but a static filled panicked voice. The voice sounded scared and all I could make out was “find my kids”. 

            “Harmony, Harmony is that you?” I yelled into the phone, but the line had already gone dead. 

            This scared me and made me nervous. I made a phone call to the local authorities and asked that they try to trace my last call. They told me that it would take a little while and that they would call me back; when they did they didn’t have any news for me. The call was too short lived to be traced.

            Harmony where are you? What has happened to your kids?


 

 

            Look at my little boy learning his skills in the blocks. Do you think he will roll the genius trait like his sister Hannah? 


 

 

I was taking a break, while Greyson slept and the girls were at school, to play the latest EA game on my computer when I got an IM from Vi Newbie. Just in her typing she sounded excited and asked me if I was listening to the radio. I told her I wasn’t and she told me I had to turn it on immediately, apparently I had won something. Sure enough when I turned it on there was an announcement stating that I needed to call this phone number. When I dialed I got a hold of the radio station I use to listen to back in France. Before I got the news about Harmony and moved back stateside I had entered a drawing to meet my favorite French rock and roll band, the Classic’s. The radio station had been searching for me since and even though the time frame for me to receive my prize had past the lead singer/guitarist Classic Rock still wanted to meet me.  

Arrangements were made and Classic Rock was on his way from France to stay with me and my kids for a couple of days. This was insane. I was super excited so I got back on my computer and IM’d all my 100 baby challenge moms; Vi Newbie, Della Wriner, Cadence Sierra, Cheyene Dakota,  Elizabeth Reting and Christy Quinn. They were all very excited for me and told me that once Classic Rock left I would have to blog all about it.

I set off right away to get the house ready for a famous person to enter.

 

You can download him here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3232179

 

 

            It was late when he arrived, but I had stayed up to greet him. I was nervous and all I could talk about was how much I loved his music and how big a fan I was of his. 

 

Once I realized that I had babbling I was embarrassed, but he just smiled at me and asked if there was a place that he could rest. It had been a long flight and he was very tired. I showed him to the guest room and the house grew quiet for the night. 

 

            My sleep was cut short when I heard my little man crying from the nursery. I went straight to him. Poor baby had a bad dream. I picked him up and snuggled him until he calmed down. I was finally able to put him down and got a couple of more hours sleep myself.

 

            The next day Classic asked Greyson and I would show him around town. I showed him all of Twinsbrook and we had a good time. At the end of the day we stopped by the park where I took some time to teach Greyson to walk. 



 

 

 

            When we got home that night I decided that I needed to get into better shape. I had decided, after finding out how great of a guy Classic was, to ask him to be part of my 100 baby challenge. In my mind’s eye the only way that he would say yes was to look like one of those rock star fans. I admit it now that it was a stupid idea and if someone doesn’t like you for who you are then they don’t deserve to be a part of your life. 

 

 

Gosh were does the time go? It is already time for my little angles to become teenagers. I threw them a poolside party. 

 

            First it was Harmony.

You can download her here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3236282

 

            What a beauty she is. I think she looks more like her dad with his dark skin and hair, but she has my eyes. She is going to break some hearts I think.

 

Next was her younger sister Hannah.

You can download her here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3236280

 

            The girls pondered what they wanted out of life. Finally Harmony decided she wanted to be a brain surgeon, but by the end of the party Hannah was still undecided.




 

 

 

 

            Even though she didn’t know what she wanted to make of her life she knew what things interested her. She took to the martial arts like a fish to water. She loved it so much that she would take a break from her school work and with book still in hand kick and punch at the training dummy. It wasn’t long and she got good enough to earn her white belt.

            Way to go Hannah. Mom is so proud of you darling.


 

 

            To celebrate her white belt Hannah thought it would be fitting to shoot off some fireworks. They were breathtaking and all of Twinsbrook talk about them for weeks.


 

 

            I am really starting to enjoy living in Twinsbrook. I have started to make friends. Apple Seed, Xerxes Storm’s girlfriend, and I have become quite good friends. Other then my fellow 100 baby challenge mothers I would have to say that Apple is my best friend right now. 

 

I am pleased to announce that my baby, Harmony Starr, has her first crush. It is a crush at a distance for now, but I can’t wait to see if something comes out of it. His name is Arch Wakefield, which is weird because he is the son of Plum Tree, but his last name is Wakefield.  Isn’t he handsome? 

You can download him here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3095336

**Here is his mom Plum Tree**

You can download her here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3095357

 

 

            Classic had been with us for a week now and he was thinking about moving on. He told me that he had decided to stay in Twinsbrook because he could record his next album here and not in France. I knew it was time to ask him to participate in my challenge. I was a bit shy when I approached him.

 

            At first he misunderstood and was excited to become my boyfriend, but I had to gently let him down and re-explain the rules to him. 

 

            He took it as rejection at first, but after I went through all the rules and how honored I would be for him to be a daddy to one of my children he decided to think about it.

 

            It didn’t take him as long as I thought it would have taken him to come around. Being the hopeless romantic he was he gazed into my eyes and told me he would be the honored one.

 

            He caught me off guard with a little kiss and then it was….

 

            Baby making time.

 

            It is times like these when we 100 baby challenge mother’s wish we weren’t partaking in the challenge so we could settle down with a great guy. Classic was really great with my kids. This picture isn’t really what it seems. Classic is teaching Greyson how to potty train. Greyson took the teaching a lot better from a man then he did from me or the girls.

 

            As the sun began to rise the next morning we could all hear Classic playing his sweet music, but when we all went down for breakfast he was gone. He left a sweet note that thanked us all for allowing him to be a part of our lives and that he would hold each of us special in his hearts. He went on to tell me that when the baby was ready to make sure to give him a call for he would like to be a part of his child’s life. 

            What a beautiful, unique and special man he turned out to be. Not at all like the typical rock star that I had built in my mind. I was more excited to meet my baby/babies now that I knew what a special father they had.

 

            It was time for my little boy to age into a child. I decided a nice destination party would be the thing. I made a few calls and Greyson aged into a scrapping young chap at the beach.

 

            What a strapping young chap with his father’s skin tone and dark hair and my steel grey eyes.

You can download him here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3240049

 

            It is moments like this that warms a mother’s heart. My three children sitting down together doing their homework, the older two are helping out their little brother. I just want to take these times and hold on tight.


 

 

            Do you recall when I started this blog I expressed that I was going to adopt children as well as have them? The adoption agency called me and they finally have a special child for me to adopt. He is kind hearted but they were having trouble placing him because his is a little older then what most people want to adopt now-a-days. I jumped at the opportunity and told them to bring him over right away. 

            It was late when Matilda, the social worker, arrived with Bennett. I was outside working on my garden, I know weird, but it something that relaxes me before bed.  I was so pleased to meet him and he was so friendly right away.

 

 

            After the social worker left Bennett and I took some time to get to know each other. I told him that in the morning he would meet his new Sisters and brother and soon there would be a baby in the house. When I announced my pregnancy he was ecstatic. He had only wish that he would find a home where he was wanted and not ignored and he couldn’t believe his good luck that he now has siblings. He asked if he could rub my tummy and I obliged.

            I told him about the 100 baby challenge and he seemed a little leery about it, but I’m sure with time he will come to love being in a big family like this.

            As we talked he told me that he really wanted a new style (clothes and hairstyle) to go a long with his new life. We went up into Greyson’s room (now his as well) and this is what he came up with:

 

 

You can download him here:

: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3240053

 

            He is such as handsome boy. If he didn’t have the blond hair you could almost mistake him as my biological son with his sun kissed skin and steel grey eyes.

            The next day Harmony and Hannah told me that their dad had started to date Arch’s aunt, Plum’s twin sister, Olive Tree. 

 

You can download her here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3095359

 

            Hannah went on to explain that once she and Harmony aged into young adults that she would like to get to know them. I told the girls that would be up to them and that I encourage them to at least get to know their dad better if nothing else.

            Harmony was the most upset by this turn of events. She was worried that if her dad was dating Arch’s aunt then they couldn’t hang out. I explained to her that she and Arch aren’t related in any way and if the two of them liked each other it was okay explore their friendship. This advice seemed to make her happy.

 

            Oh my look at my little girl. She is already a yellow belt. She is doing great with her martial arts. 

 

            Then it was time for me to head to the hospital. Classic came as soon as he was called and when I finally left I walked out with not one, not two but three little babes. 

            I had three beautiful daughters:

 

Simi Starr (Thank you Missy for the name)

 

Stella Starr

 

And Sunshine Starr.

 

Thank you as always for reading and I would love to hear your thoughts about it. You can comment here or on my FB page.

I know this update wasn’t as eventful as I was hoping. I had a grand plan for this story, but since Harmony’s game went kaput I can’t re-download the kids that were in here house hold so I have to rethink of what I want to happen this blog. So the next entry or two won’t be what I had planned, but I still hope you continue to reading Ashby’s journey.

~Jen~

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Ashby Starr – Baby 3

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

BABY 3

 

 

 

            After I brought the girls home I decided that I need a little bit of a change myself. Mom watched the girls and I went to the stylist and this is what she came up with. I am pretty happy with it. I love the colors and I love my new hair. I can’t wait to get out in Twinbrook to show off my new style.



 

 

 

            Taking care of my girls is something I will treasure forever. They were the best babies a mother could ask for. I loved giving them their bottles and hugging them and playing with them. I was very tired at the end of the day and I never got a full night’s sleep, but as every mother learns it is worth it in the end. 

 

            The time with my babes seemed to fly by. It was time to age them up into toddlers so that I could get started teaching them their skills, such as walking, talking and going potty in the big girl potty. I knew this was something I had to do if I was going to be serious about this challenge. 

            I planned a small private evening party. I called Bryce but he was working late and as much as he wanted to come he just couldn’t get out of work. That is politics for you. 

 

            Harmony has my eyes, her dad’s dark skin color and black hair like her dad’s and her grandma’s when she was younger. However, she didn’t get the purple like her dad has or any of the yellow or blue that my hair has. So my best guess is that she got her dark hair from her grandma Mirid.

You can download Harmony here:
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3193337

 

            Hannah also got a trait from her grandma Mirid and that is her dark blue eyes. She has my hair and more my skin tone than her dad’s. 

You can download Hannah here:
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3193336 

            I want the girls to have their own identities so I didn’t dress them a like, but I did do their hair the same. What cute, precious girls I have.

 

            “Jinx you owe me a cola.” You know one of them would say that to the other if they could talk. The girls, although they don’t look alike, are very similar. They both love the dollhouse and putting their toys in their mouths.

 

            I got started right away with teaching the girls their skills. “Book..Book…” Harmony took to talking like a fish takes to water.

 

            Me thinks I have a genius on my hands. Look at Hannah she is a natural when it comes to making beautiful music on her little xylophone.

 

            Mom likes to call me really early in the morning. It is almost as if she forgot how little sleep a mother gets. Anyway, when she calls I tell her all about the girls and how fast they learn and how said I am knowing that I will have to age them up pretty soon because if I am going to have another baby soon I will need a little bit of help around the house. 

 

            Sometimes I get a bit too ambitious and try to fix things that I have no business trying to fix. Thank goodness I didn’t get killed.

            The girls finally learned their skills and it was time it was to age them into children so that they could get acclimated into school and a new routine before I brought home a new baby.

 

            Harmony is beautiful with her dark hair and skin. Her steel grey eyes that she got from me and her grandpa Lawrence will capture the hearts of many boys.

You can download her here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3210175

 

            What a pretty girl. Hannah’s blue eyes and red hair is bound to get some attention as she grows up.

You can download her here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3210174

 

            Hannah got the genius trait and I couldn’t be prouder. “And check mate!” What a smart little girl.

 

            I want to be the mother the supports her children and allows them to grow and flourish into anything they want to be. I make sure I hug and dote on my girls every chance I get.

 

I knew it was time I had to go out there and find the next daddy for my challenge, but I was enjoying the time I had with the girls. Fate then stepped in and Willy Wildey came knocking on my door.

You can download him and his brothers here:

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2862818

He came inquiring about the 100 baby challenge. He, like Bryce before him, had moved with his brothers to Twinbrook when he heard about Harmony Storm’s 100 baby challenge. He had hoped that he could meet her and see if she would allow him to be part of the challenge, but he couldn’t seem to find her around. He went to the house that she was rumored to live in, but it is empty. Then he got a letter from an anonymous sender who told him that I was partaking in the challenge and he hurried right over.

This was strange to me. This was the second man to show up on my doorstep, who wanted to be in Harmony’s challenge, after receiving an anonymous tip that I was doing the challenge and the first one was even before I had annoyed that I was going to take it on.

Who is sending these men my way and why?

 

For a long time I just chatted with him, trying to get to know him, but when he was tired of just talking he pulled me in for a kiss. I was taken aback, but knew that he was serious about being part of this epic challenge. 

 

Soon after we went upstairs and got on with the baby making. 

Willy ended up hanging around the house for a few days after I got pregnant. It was a bit smothering, but at the same time I was glad to have another adult around for a while.

 

Not long after Willy left I got a very strange call. The caller I.D. couldn’t identify the caller nor did I recognize the voice. I couldn’t tell if the caller was male or female and I could barely make out what the person was actually saying, but it sounded an awful lot like, “Be careful or your fate could be the same as your cousin’s.” It was followed by a sinister laugh and the line went dead. The voice and the call sent shivers down my spine.

I wanted to spend all my time on finding out who called me and how they were connected to Harmony, but I had a family now and I needed to make sure they came first, so I put the call out of my mind for now and went to check on what the girls were doing.

 

Harmony was enjoying our fireman’s pole and

 

Hannah was chatting with her dad, Bryce Badger, online.

 

I was making dinner the first time I felt the new life move inside of me. This feeling got me pretty excited to meet him or her.

 

Gosh look at my baby bump. I seem to be much smaller then when I had the twins. I wonder if it is going to be a single birth or if there is something wrong. Am I not eating right? Should I be worried?

 
 

 

A few days later I called mom over for a visit. I told her my concerns and she told me that I shouldn’t worry so much. She agreed to spend the night to help ease my mind and to help with the girls.

That night my family was blessed with a little boy.

 

I am pleased to introduce all you bloggers to Greyson Starr. He was born with the Brave and Athletic traits. I for one can’t see what life brings to this little boy.

Thank you for reading

I know this installment was more of an “update” then surrounding the mystery of Harmony. There will be more about Harmony in the upcoming posts. I hope you will stick around as I lay out that mystery.

Please comments are welcome. I am eager to hear from you. Please post on my fb page or here.

Jennifer

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Ashby Starr – China & Babies 1&2

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

CHINA AND BABIES 1&2

           

                Once I was settled in I started make calls to Harmony’s children. The all agreed to come and see me except for Ambry. The disappearance of her mother and her siblings were too much for her to handle and she left Twinbrook with a note that said she would let the rest of the family know where she was once she is ready. This broke my heart. 



 

            First Xerxes, his family and Riley came over. I began right away grilling them for anything they could remember or could tell me about the emails they got from their mom in China. They pretty much told me the same as JayLeece had told me. How they were having a wonderful time and how she has met the next daddy in the challenge in China.

            This was beyond frustrating but I wasn’t about to give up. The five of us had a nice visit, but we all knew that something heavy was in the air. These types of visits should be for a mom and their children not a 2nd cousin. However, it was wonderful getting to know these people better.



 

 

 

            Next Giedon and Asia, LaRae, JayLeece; wither her kids, came to visit. Again the visit was great and I enjoyed getting to know Harmony’s children, but my mission was still at hand and I questioned them to see what they remembered and what the police were saying. They didn’t know much that could help and JayLeece was very angry with me for bringing it up. Her children were devastated about their grandmother’s disappearance and they were trying to move forward instead of living in the past. I could respect that and the rest of our visit was very short.



 

 

 

            Lastly Destiny, Faith and Leonidas came over. Destiny, who is a cop, told me that there was a large amount of money taken out of her mom’s account during their third day in China. I told her that JayLeece didn’t tell me that and she reminded me she was cop and had access to things that JayLeece didn’t. I found this odd. We continued to talk about it and neither one of us could figure out why money was withdrawn or where it went. 

            Leon just wanted justice and his mother found. “It would be nice if they could find someone to put behind bars.” I agreed with him.

            Overall the visits I had with Harmony’s kids had been wonderful. I loved getting to know them and meeting Harmony’s grandchildren. 

            A couple of days after they had left I was visited by this man:

 

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3095346

            His name is Bryce Badger. He told me that he had moved to Twinbrook in hopes to participate in Harmony’s 100 baby challenge. He went on to explain that he had heard about what happened to her and he was greatly disappointed. He was about ready to leave Twinbrook when he found out that I was partaking in the challenge so he decided to take a chance and come and visit me.

            This was odd to me because I hadn’t officially begun to look for daddies nor had I really announce that I was doing the challenge. I asked him how he knew that I was going to do the challenge and he told me that he had received an email that had no from name on it. 

            We both found this odd, but I found him to be charming and honest so I asked him if he would like to spend the day with me and we could get to know one another.


 

 

            We discovered that we both loved to dance. We spend the majority of the day talking, laughing and dancing. However, I could not commit to having him as part of the baby challenge just yet, because I wasn’t ready to start. I explained to him that the disappearance of my cousin was weighting heavily on my mind and I felt that I needed to travel to China before I started the challenge to see if I could find any clues about what happened to her.

            He told me that he understood and to look him up once I am back stateside and ready to partake on the challenge. He was very serious about being daddy number one.

            After he left I logged onto the computer and booked a ticket to China for the next day. 

 

That night I couldn’t sleep so I spent my time playing on the goggles. I had great virtual adventures and I was ready to travel to China.

 

            The view from the plan was breathtaking and despite my task at hand I was happy to be taking a vacation in China.




 

 

 

 

            I set out straight away going to the local shops inquiring about Harmony. I showed her picture around and many of the vendors were being vague and some even said they didn’t remember seeing her. Even though their words were saying Harmony hadn’t been there, their eyes were saying another thing. I mean it is really had to forget a green Sim. No matter how hard I questioned them no one would admit to have meeting or seeing her or her kids.

            I didn’t understand what was going on, but I didn’t let it deter me. Destiny had told me the name of baby 16, dad’s. His name was Cheng Hong. I looked him up in the local directory and set off for his house. What I found there was just more disappointment and something very peculiar. The Hong household was empty. The front door was wide open and it looked like a hurricane had hit the inside. It was almost like someone came in, grabbed the few things they needed or wanted and then fled. The atmosphere and the condition of the house left me feeling unsettled.

 

            I didn’t know what else to do, face it I am no P.I., so I decided to head back to the local merchants to try and have some fun. There I met Shen Su. He was very nice and I was attracted to him. 

 

            The market was very slow so we decided to go outside and throw around the football. The two of us also had a picnic and I told him all about my cousin and why I was in China and what I was planning on doing when I got back stateside.

            He understood about the challenge and told me that if I wanted him to participate then all I would have to do is ask. I contemplating asking him to be daddy #1, but I had all but promised that spot to Bryce. When I told him as much he just told me to keep him in mind and that he had always wanted to visit the USA.

 

            During our talk Shen gave me a good idea to go and take the same adventure that JayLeece reported that her mom had emailed her about. I met the man in charge of that adventure and I was off.





 

 

 

 

 

            I completed the whole adventure and even though at times the tomb was scary and creepy nothing happened to me nor did I find any clues that Harmony had been there. This brought up a lot more questions. However, I had a great time. This is what an adventurous Sims life should be like. I found the relic I was looking for and returned it to the man that assigned me the task. 

 

            My “vacation” was over before I knew it. I got Shen’s number and promised to keep in touch. Once back in Twinbrook I headed straight to mom and dad’s before going home. I report to them about what I found out, or really in this case what I didn’t find out, in China. They were excited that I as back and when I officially announced that I was going to start the 100 baby challenge they were both on board. Well that was until mom had a chance to really think about the rules of the challenge.

            “Honey, don’t you think may people will think of you as a loose woman?” She questioned as her voice quivered.

            I knew that she was worried as to what her old friends would think of her only child. “Yes mom many will find me easy, cheap or loose, but overall I think many Sims have come to accept the 100 baby challenge because there are so many challenge mothers out there now. There is Violet Newbie, Cadence Sierra, Della Wriner, Shenae Dakota, Ivy Windfield,  Elizabeth Reting and of course our own Harmony Storm. All of these women are or were,” I bowed my head when I thought of Harmony, “amazing. I am sure all of them had people citizen them and put them down, but they all over came and they have amazing lives and children.”

            My mom knew I was right, but she was never one to back down so quickly. “But honey, you were going to travel the world and accomplish all of your dreams.” 

            My dad finally stepped it, “Mirid, our Ashby does have the adventurous trait but she also has the family trait. Our little girl is smart and funny and she will make herself happy in whatever she chooses. We just need to be strong and stand beside her in anything she chooses.” 

            Now can you see why my mom was okay with leaving her sister and friends to be with my dad? He is such a great and supportive guy.

 

            As I drove home I decided that I better get started on my challenge and decided that when I got home I would call Bryce and see if he was ready to try for baby #1.

 

            He came over straight away and without any further ado we got started. The sweet sounds of lullaby filled the room in no time and I was already excited to meet my little one or ones.

 

            Yuck morning sickness, no wait it isn’t even morning. If this keeps up I am going to have a long pregnancy. These were some of my thoughts as I experienced pregnancy for the first time.

 

            Comfort, rest, relaxation, these are the things my body craved during my 1st pregnancy so I spent as much time at the spa as I could. It is heavenly there every 100 baby challenge mom should treat themselves to a day at the spa.

 

            The day I went into labor I went for a walk to town.   While having lunch at the Bistro I ran into Xerxes, Harmony’s eldest child, and announced my pregnancy. Like I really needed to announce it look how big I am. He was very excited for me and was honored that I was carrying on his mom’s life goal.

            Shortly after talking to him I went into labor. I hailed a cab and quickly go to the hospital. On the way there I called Bryce and when I pulled up to the hospital he was there waiting for me. 

            The delivery was painful and long, but it was so worth it when I gazed upon my two perfect baby girls.

            After thinking long and hard of names I feel I have picked the best names I could have for these two angels.

            Introducing:                    

    

 

            Harmony Starr

            I knew that naming my oldest daughter Harmony was the right thing to do. I also believe that running into Xerxes right before going into labor was a sign that I had made the right decision.

 

            And Hannah Starr.

 

Thank you for reading. I hope you are enjoying the new adventures of Ashby Starr. Comments are always welcome and you can post on my facebook page or here. I would love to hear from you.           

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Ashby Starr – Introduction

ASHBY STARR’S 100 BABY CHALLENGE

INTRODUCTION

 

 

Ashby Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3177123

            Hi my name is Ashby Starr, and I have moved back to Twinbrook to take on the 100 baby challenge. Some of you may have known my beloved cousin Harmony Storm. When I found out she disappeared in China my family and I rushed back to Twinbrook to find out what happened. 

            Growing up Harmony and I were as close as two cousins could be. We spent as much time together as we possibly could. She was my best friend and I was her’s. It was helpful that our mothers, sisters, had us just months apart and lived down the street from each other. However, it was difficult for Harmony’s mom, Callie Storm, to accept that her sister, Mirid Storm now Starr, married into money and she was a single mother.  As the years past Aunt Callie became more and more bitter toward her sister who got pretty much anything she wanted.

 

Lawrence Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3177118

Mirid Starr: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3177122

            When I was eleven my father, Lawrence Starr, got offered a great job in France. He didn’t need to work, but loved books and old relics so when a famous museum offered him a job he wanted to jump in with both feet, but he had my mom and me to think about. He sat down with mom and since her relationship with her only sister was very strained and neither one of them had other family left they decided they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have me exposed to another culture. So away we moved to France. 

            Harmony and I kept in touch with letters, phone calls and email and I have been following her blog about her 100 baby challenge. I enjoyed seeing all of her beautiful children and knowing that she was happy.

            About a week ago I got a call from my niece JayLeece Strom telling me that her mom, Emmett, Diamond, Onyx, Steel, Mordechai and Cervantes went on vacation to China. Their trip was planned for three days and have had been gone for almost a week when she called me. 

            She told me that she had been receiving a couple of emails from her mom a day telling her how much fun they were having and how she wished that she could have taken all of her children on vacation, but thanks to Emmett’s dad leaving a lot of money to them at the Forgotten Mansion she would be able to do more things like this for her upcoming children. JayLeece also told me that Harmony told her that she had met a man named Cheng Hong who had agreed to be part of the baby challenge and baby 16 would soon be on the way. She was excited to have a baby from a far off land. The family was scheduled to fly back late on their third day there and Harmony had sent an email to JayLeece telling her that she was going to do one of the many adventures that were out there.  Since that email no one had heard from Harmony or any of the 6 children that were on vacation with her.

            With this information in hand my family and I packed up, tied up loose ends and moved back to Twinbrook.  

 

            My parents bought a beautiful Oasis home (created by glitzyangel) and immediately picked up the phone and started making calls regarding Harmony and her children.

 

            Knowing I was about to embark on the 100 baby challenge and being from money I decided to buy the Racket’s 7 bedroom estate, and make it kid ready.  I know that having money and starting off in such a big house is breaking the rules of the challenge, but you have to remember my lifetime wish wasn’t going to be to have a family.  I was going to travel the world and be a free spirit, but I have chosen to honor Harmony instead.  During this challenge I have to be true to myself, but yet still maintain as many of the rules as I can, so I will be adding my own twist on things.  I Ashby Starr am vowing to partake in the 100 baby challenge, but I am also going to adopt as many kids as I can.  Our economy is really bad now and there are a lot of children out there that need a good home.  I will adopt children of all ages and sporadically throughout this challenge, but my ultimate goal is still having 100 children of my own before I become an elder.  

            I will also not give up on my cousin Harmony and I am going to find out what happened to her and her sweet children.

            I hope to see every one of you along this journey of mine and am eager to report to you as I go.

                                         Your’s truley Ashby Starr