August 2026:
Jessica Norman is 41, Richard is 35, Grace and Tyler are 7


Richard spends a lot of time on sidewalks playing his guitar and hoping for a little money. Or maybe he’ll get lucky one day and an agent or music producer will happen to walk by.

It’s summer, which means that school is out and so Richard keeps watch over them while Jessica is working. Grace and Tyler don’t seem to mind too much. Grace loves to dance to her dad’s music and Tyler plays on his own nearby. Actually, having the kids around helps Richard get more tips, especially from the moms and grandmas who walk by and comment on how adorable the kids are.

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Birthdays – Summer 2026

screenshot-356Emily Smith turned 12 on June 14, so she’s now entering the teen stage!

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Dirty Little Secret

July 2026: 
Marcus Craig is 43, Jill is 44, Lucas is 19, Charlotte is 15

First part narrated by Charlotte


I’ve been practicing my guitar a lot lately. My music teacher Mrs. Smith says I’m a natural at music and that I could have a great career someday. That’s my dream, to be one of those artists everyone knows and talks about. To have my own albums on iTunes and everything.

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Nearing the end

June 2026:
Waylon Menon is 46, Viola is 44, and Baine Austin is 17
(Violet Craig is 16)


Baine had no idea what Violet’s problem was these days. She keeps ignoring him and shooting him those side eye glares she can do. He doesn’t have any idea what he’s done to turn her into a drama queen lately.

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Birthdays – Spring 2026

James Gates-Watson turned 12 years old on May 31! (The outfit is terrible and will be changing soon!)

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Rainy days

May 2026:
Logan Gates-Watson is 37, Shelley is 37, Lily is 15, and James is 11

screenshot-250My friend Dee and I like to play games at the comic and arcade store. Dee is 14 while I’ll be 16 this summer, but we became friends back in elementary school and so the age difference isn’t a big deal.

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I finally updated my education notes for Sims 3 gameplay! I always like reading other people’s gameplay notes, so I wanted to mention it in case you like reading them too. 😀