Alphonso is 32, Krissy (Thorn) is 30, Claudio is 6, Isabella is 4, Domenico is 1
It was one of the last simdays that Krissy and Alphonso would enjoy the sweet baby smell of Domenico and Claudio's toddler waddle.
S'Ahmisa and Ming were over early to help set-up for the party.
"I still don't understand why go through all this trouble for a baby's birthday. I mean, we're the only guests invited and you're putting us to work."
Krissy rolled her eyes, Ming would understand one day when she had children. It was unfortunate that her sister, Jasmine and her family couldn't make the party, but considering they were finally going on the family trip of a lifetime during the rare spring break that the school had, Krissy couldn't fault her.
"How are things with Rashid?" Krissy asked, changing the subject as they arranged the pile of presents from overly generous uncles and aunts.
"Don't mess it up this time," Ming said from her corner as she hung balloons. "I don't know how stupid you could be to mess it up again."
S'Ahmisa shook her head, she wasn't planning on messing it up again. She was just glad that he was willing to give their relationship another chance. Things were much different now, they were talking marriage and not an issue of if, but when, they would marry.
"How about you? How are things with Benjamin and Finn and..."
"Benjamin is good, great. Finn...Finn got married."
"Yea, married some woman who was working for him in the police force. She's a roommate of Tyisha's apparently.
From what I hear, she was pregnant at the wedding, so it looks like he will be getting his wish of children."
"It looks that way."
The small party went well
and there was far too much cake
and far too many presents
but everyone had a lot of fun.
Claudio's school work was going very well
in fact, Krissy was approached to allow him to enter the honors program at such a young age. The parents agreed with little hesitation.
They knew their son was smart, what parent didn't think their child was a genius, she thought all her children were the smartest kids in the hood, but sometimes Krissy hoped he wasn't too smart or too observant.
His questions over Father's Day dinner were disturbing, but Alphonso handled them with ease.
"Thanks again for a lovely dinner," he said, which meant the world to her.
She had spent hours in the kitchen attempting to get his grandmother's traditional italian recipe just right.
"You're more than welcome, happy Father's Day."