Boreal Springs

January 9, 2009

Anderson 2 – Round 22: ‘The Look of Love, Pt. 4′

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 12:21 am

Kate Anderson may be divorced, but she’s happy to have her son, Hugh, living with her, along with his wife, Kenya, and their children Lydia and Rosa.  It’s the family she never got to have.

Things were definitely busy in the household.  Lydia was already climbing through the ranks of Elementary and seemed to be growing up faster than both Hugh and Kenya thought possible.  Still, she was young enough for a surprise tickle here and there.

Kate was thoroughly enjoying having another baby in the house.  There was just something about that baby smell she couldn’t get enough of.  Things were a little hectic, what with herself, two adults, a child, a baby, and three dogs… but she certainly hoped for just one more grandchild.  Maybe a little boy to mix things up.

Lydia wasn’t concerned with her family expanding, she was too busy enjoying her youth.  She was the one who got the most use out of the pool in the backyard.  She loved being active and swimming was definitely high on her list of favorite things.  She was a bit rough and tumble for a girl, even her best friend Gregory Anderson, had said so… but Lydia didn’t see anything wrong with that.  There were too many girly-girls around anyway.  She’d leave that up to girls like Emma Davis.

Rosa became a toddler, surprising both her parents with fiery red hair.  Neither were quite sure where it had come from, but it definitely made her stand out!  She took after her mother most of all, with her small face and little nose.  She had the brown eyes of an Anderson, though.

While most of the childcare fell to Kenya, as she had given up work to be a stay-at-home mom to her kids, Hugh worked long and thankless hours in various bit jobs.  He wasn’t particularly ambitious and was more concerned with simply having fun and spending time with his family.  Sometimes he juggled, other times he was decked out in armor, serving as entertainment at a themed restaurant.  Nevertheless, he had the same colleagues… ones that would certainly entertain the idea of a little… affair.

Thankfully, Hugh was too busy with his kids to notice.

It was certainly a good thing, because there wasn’t much romance to be had in the house.  Kenya was much too busy trying to keep up with toddler Rosa and Hugh found himself being stuck with odd tasks around the house.  It seemed that little Rosa enjoyed playing ‘clog the toliet’ with rolls of toilet paper.

By the end of the day, they were both exhausted and even then, not alone.  Lydia would sometimes come in and jump on the bed before being shooed off to her own room.  She was a ball of energy.

Rosa soon joined her older sister in elementary school, much to her parent’s relief.  They loved children, truly, but she had been a troublesome little toddler.  Thankfully, she seemed to be a much more somber child.


Note from Mao: This house was surprisingly hectic.  I was having a fun time trying to keep up!  I think Kenya might be pregnant again, but I can’t be sure.  Kate sure wants her to be.  Poor Kenya and Hugh, though, I don’t know.  They went between fearing and wanting more children!  Oh, and that coworker comes home with Hugh every night.  Sheesh.


  1. The red hair comes from Eileen of course. Rosa’s quite a pretty girl. Hugh’s a good guy. Granted, his father has some influence, but I feel good knowing his hands are full of his kids so he doesn’t notice the fawning co-worker. Waffling between wanting kids and not, poor things.

    Hahaha, that’s a bit far back for red hair, though! Especially as recessive as it is. I thought it was brown when she was a baby, LOL.

    Comment by Fini — January 9, 2009 @ 12:42 am

  2. Between Hugh’s stalker and being too busy with the kids to bother with romance, I think I smell some trouble in store for Hugh and Kenya.
    Rosa is so adorable! The combination of her face-oneish features and that Asian Fusion hair makes her look like an anime character :)

    Rosa is so cute! You’re right, she does. I am having too much fun with the new hairs. ;b

    Comment by Monika — January 9, 2009 @ 8:42 am

  3. I love Lydia, she’s beautiful. && I love this house for some reason, it may be hectic but i’m sure it’s not hair pulling hectic. Keep up the good work.

    She really is–cute as a button. This house is fun, it’s a lot more traditional sims, not so much dramatic intrigue.

    Comment by Jacqueline — January 9, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

  4. Aww, I’ve got a soft spot for the tomboys, so I like Lydia a lot. I can’t wait to see how she turns out as a teen.

    Lydia really is a ball of energy. That girl is always up to something…

    Comment by Carla — January 9, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  5. Lydia’s pregnant? I think she’s a bit young ;) but awww the red hair! Rosa’s adorable! So is Lydia, I sense childhood romance coming up between her and rich boy Gregory to the chagrin of Roman! (Omg it’s like Ryu and Alyssa all over again EEE!!)

    LOL! Thanks, I’ll fix that. As for love between Lydia and Gregory, more like love triangle–Gregory, Lydia, and Emma. Gregory is friends with Emma, which REALLY irks Roman. She’s Gordon’s granddaughter.

    Comment by Mohohon — January 9, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  6. Awww… what an adorable family. Lydia is a beautiful little girl! I love that picture of her flying into the pool. LOL! And WOW, look at that red hair on Rosa. She almost doesn’t look like someone’s child, the brown eyes tie her in, but otherwise… I would have been suspicious. LOL

    Hahaha, Lydia is a lot of fun. I’m definitely enjoying her character. Rosa is an oddball. She doesn’t quite fit in with this brood, in looks or personality.

    Comment by JMW — January 10, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

  7. Both the girls are gorgeous but I wouldn’t mind seeing a little boy either. I’m glad Hugh isn’t his father. The opportunity of affair is there and he has thankfully ignored it.

    Me either, a boy would be nice! Hugh is a good dad, but hopefully he and Kenya can rekindle the romance. They are three bolts.

    Comment by Elecy — January 10, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  8. This family is so cute. I love it. And Rosa with that red hair. It is funny how far back the game can pull genes from. Very interesting.

    Rosa’s hair was definitely a surprise!

    Comment by Monique — January 11, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

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