Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gerrits - October 2022

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The Gerrits Family
Marie is 31, Sya is 30 and Felix is 1
(Marc Mishoen is 69, Frederik Penninkmeijer is 67, Nuan Mishoen is 64, Hans Mokara is 50, Tika Mishoen is 38, Reinout Krielman is 34, Dirk Penninkmeijer is 34, Catherine Penninkmeijer is 32, Annie Tora and Abby Gradonni are 31, Marcus Young is 30, Erik Tora is 29 and Joshua Mishoen is 5)
Narrated by Sya
Having Felix around is great! Both Marie and I adore him and we can't imagine our lifes without him in it anymore.
Felix is a great kid, and it's hard to get him in a bad mood, whih of course isn't a bad thing. He loves playing on his rocking horse.
But sometimes he does demand that we play with him. It doesn't really matter what we play, as long as he gets our undivided attention.
He's a clever kid, and it didn't take us too long to learn him to walk.
And ever since he's walking on his own, he refuses to go in his stroller when we go out for a walk. We do take the stroller with us, because Felix just can't walk that long.
It's not just Marie and me that adore Felix. Once a week, when mom's salon is closed, she watches Felix, and she plays with Felix all the time. The boy gets really spoiled when he spends time with his grandparents!
All Felix' cousins are older than he is, but They all like spending time with him, and neither of them complains when he plays with their toys.
Both Maria and I were a little bit anxious about Babs. We don't have any pets at home and we weren't quiet sure how Felix would react.
Babs is a good though, and she's used to having kids around, and pull her by the fur, so she really doesn't mind Felix cuddling her.
Even though Marie is the one who works in SimsVille, I'm ussually the one who picks up Felix at the end of the day. I really don't mind, because I love going home once in a while, and ussually spend the entire evening there.
It's always nice to see Tika again, even though we were never that close she's still my sister, and I do like spending time with her.
Even though Felix is with my parents once a week they come over quiet a lot as well. Especially since we had Felix.
As much as mom wants granddaughters, I sure dad is pretty pleased with his 4 grandsons.
He keeps telling us the thing he wants to do once they get older and how glad he is that he's still around to get to know them. I'm always a little bit overwhelmed when he talks like that, but maybe he's right.
As much of a joy as Felix is, sometimes it can be a real burdon to have to look after him all day, every day. We have to squeeze chores in inbetween bedtime, and it's really hard to keep the house clean.
Because it's hard to get out, Marie even had to arrange a meeting with the govenor and the education representative about expanding or even rebuilding the elementary school.
I don't think those guys minded that much though. Marie told me everything went quiet well, and she's expecting news about it soon.
We don't lock ourselfs in the house though, but we don't like hiring a babysitter. We do go out though. One of the things when you have friends with kids the same age, is that they mostly have the same problems with going out.
We do try to meet as much as we can though, but it's hard for all to pick a date that suits every one. I can't believe how things have changed since I went to college with Catherine, Annie and Abby, and it's even harder to believe that  some of us have kids almost going to school.
It's not necessary to say that almost all our conversations are about our kids and our families, how some of us are thinking about expanding their family, while others still aren't sure or are deffinatly done. I always love those moment when we are all together.
Marie and I have been talking about expanding our family, and wheather or not we should try adoption this time or go through IVF another time.
Marie has been pregnant before, and I do want to be pregnant at least once as well. So we decided on going through IVF another time.
And once again we decised to ask my best friend, Marcus, for his help in this department, and we asked him once again if he would be willing to be the donor.
It seems like I've known Marcus like forever, and he's been my best friend since high school. He's such a great guy, and didn't have to think about this time.
We arranged a meeting with Dr. Carrette to go through all the details once again. We've been through it all before, but since I'm going to be the one who will be carrying the baby, I really wanted to go through the details all over again.
I'm a little bit scared, but I'm really looking forward to starting the treatments, and if we're lucky, holding our new baby in my arms.

After a promotion Marie and Sya were able to buy a car. It's Marie's car since they live in Simmeria and Marie works in SimsVille, while Sya works in Simmeria.
I loves this picture, but I didn't get a chance to include it in the update, I wanted to share it though :)

  • I have the feeling this update is quite long, but there was so much I wanted to tell in this update, maybe a little bit too much, but I'm glad I got it all in.
  • Both Sya and Marie have the want to adopt another child. So I figured they are ready for a second child. I really like how Felix turned out so far, and I would have loved to see another child from Marie, but I would really love to see Sya's genetics on a child as well. Maybe if they ever decide on another child, Marie will be the one being pregnant again. We'll see when it comes to that.
  • SimsVille Up Hille Elementary School is in desperate need of expantion! I was never too happy with the school, but there never was any need to do something about it, untill now. I have 25 students, spread over 3 classes, and I only have 2 classrooms! I'm not sure yet if I will expand the school I have or if I'm going to build a complete new one. I already have some ideas of what I want, but I'm not sure.
  • The restaurant I let Marie and Sya meet all their friends is a new one I've build. It's called 'Maison Mama' and I really wanted a restaurant that was asjustable for the number of sims I took there. I wanted to be able to take large groups, like in this update, but I also wanted to be able to go there with smaller groups. I have to say that I'm pretty happy with it :)


  1. As always, reading your update was most pleasant, and don't worry - it was certainly not too long for my liking! You see how long some of mine are...!
    I love the picture where Felix and his older cousin are playing on the floor, and Felix' grandma is resting on the chaiselongue and looks at her little grandson.

    1. I'm glad you like my updates and that the update wasn't too long.

      That picture is one of my favourites as well. It was an accidental shot, but it turned out great :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the school and the restaurant looks lovely, hopefully you'll do a lot tour of it soon :)

    1. I still don't have a real plan about the school, but it's forming. I'm glad you like the restaurant, I didn't plan on doing a tour, but you've inspired me to do so :)

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. I was going to comment on the restaurant and ask whether it was new! So it looks fantastic. I only have a couple of restaurants I can take huge groups to but they're very handy to have. :)

    So nice to see Marie and Sya adjusting to parenthood. They're busy and tired of course but I don't think they were ever going to avoid that! Felix is a real cutie. I hope all goes well with the IVF, so we can see another baby for these two and a little sibling for Felix. :D

    1. I'm pretty happy how the restaurant turned out myself. I really was in need of a restaurant to take large groups to.

      Sya and Marie are adjusting to parenthood quite nicely, and I can't wait for the new baby to arrive.
      Marie was pretty lucky with the IVF-treatments, it was a succes the first time around, but I don't think Sya will be this lucky.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. Felix is adorable. Im excited about them having another baby and to see how the new one looks. The restaurant looked great, love that it can feed such a large group. Looking forward to seeing what you decide for the school.

    1. I'm excited about the new baby as well, I hope he/she will be as cute as Felix.

      I really needed a restaurant that could feed large groups, and I think I will make sure more restaurants can.

      I still don't have a real plan for the school, but I will need to do something!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!