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Cassandra Tesla couldn’t even wait for the guests to leave, or to take her wedding dress off. She had to get back to her beloved plants.
Her new husband, Cedric, decided he’d rather help out in the garden than go wait in the bedroom alone. He tended to Grandma Maddi’s apple tree.
By the time Cassandra came in that night, she was exhausted. Or at least said she was.
So the next day, Cedric started a “hit and run,” campaign designed to distract her from her garden, hopefully sooner rather than later.
When Cassandra was forced to venture inside to eat her dinner, he literally swept her off her feet.
But very soon that evening, she was back outside, this time fishing and thrilled to catch a huge piece of Spanish Moss.
Cedric was feeling pretty disheartened. And alone. Going to bed alone was not what he had pictured as “happy ever after.”
But, being Cedric, he kept trying. He presented Cassandra with a beautiful red rose the next morning before heading to work. She was really pleased. She decided to come look through the new telescope with him, and he decided he would go into work a little late.
Nothing like a huge Galilean telescope to get a girl excited.
It wasn’t long till Cassandra caught Cedric coming out of the shower and told him she was pregnant.
Cedric was so happy. He was ready to start a family.
Beatrice seemed sort of taken aback by the news that she was about to become a grandmother.
But she started warming up to the idea pretty quickly.
She wasn’t so crazy about Cassandra’s hormonal mood swings, though.
Her bad moods were especially hard for Cedric to take.
Cassandra didn’t realize how lucky she was. Everyone started pitching in with the weeding and watering so she could focus on her exotics.
Both Brad and Cedric were working in product development, and getting raises and extra projects all the time.
Cassandra was so pleased with her garden. She had death flower plants, rare orchids, pomegranates, cherries, and all the standard kitchen garden plants. She even had beautiful tulips and a Bird of Paradise plant.
In her garden she felt very happy.
Cacey had been trying to make amends. She really wanted to provide a happy family for the baby.
Cacey realized on her mother’s birthday, that if someone was going to care for everyone, it was going to be Cacey. Cassandra didn’t even make a cake for Beatrice’s birthday, and she didn’t seem unhappy at all that Beatrice felt no one cared about her.
Right away, Cacey, who was still in high school, set about making a cake for her dad’s birthday.
Cedric and Beatrice were at work, so Cacey sang to him. He had always been such a great dad, Cacey felt badly that Cassandra didn’t show her appreciation.
Cassandra was actually in labor, but she hadn’t mentioned it to anyone yet. She talked to her plants as she took deep breaths.
She was not ready to leave her plants, even to deliver the baby. There were still a few that needed something from her.
Right there in the garden, Cassandra gave birth to a little girl. Delaney Tesla, the first child of the fourth generation of Teslas, was conceived in the observatory and born in the garden.
Cedric came home from work to find that he had a daughter.
The epicenter of the house moved to the never-before-used nursery suite. Delaney was a happy, outgoing baby, and since her mom was always in the garden, the rest of the family tended to Delaney. Beatrice, who had not cared for Cedric, seemed to soften towards him, and her granddaughter.
Brad was thrilled to be a granddad. He’d always enjoyed being a dad, and this was even better.
Brad had taken up making pictures with the observatory, and decorated Delaney’s nursery wall with them.
He remembered Maddi talking about how much she wanted one of the Teslas to be an astronaut, and he talked to little Delaney about her destiny.
Beatrice’s birthday cake was another cake disaster! I had Cassandra make it, but halfway through, she put it down and wouldn’t finish it.
Brad found the Forgotten Grotto. He finally maxed out his handiness skill (I think every item in the house is now upgraded) and is trying to find all the elements for Delaney’s collection he has started. They are missing about 5.
Speaking of upgrades, I am so happy because one of the new stations on the radio is “retro,” which is all Sims 1 and Sims 2 music. I love it!