Settling into the new home

The time before Luke left on his mission seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. They were able to take some of the essentials to the new house, but the agency would have a service deliver their remaining belongings shortly after he left, which was probably good because it would help pass the time without dwelling on Luke being away on a mission without her for the first time.

Definitely smaller, but a neat home with plenty of room for all three children

Bre and Luke discovered a neat area on the property; wooded with a pavilion and Bre couldn’t wait to work on the landscaping and adding more Fall decor. One of the upsides to having a smaller home was a lot of land for everyone to enjoy.

After exploring some of the property the day before, on the last day they took Niall and Emma to the pavilion and Emma couldn’t resist taking advantage of a nearby hay bale that she and her brother had been playing on to feel the baby move. Bre felt like her heart would burst from the love and joy of this beautiful moment of the family together at their new home.

Niall was more interested in his thumb than feeling the baby move, but Emma took full advantage of the moment. It was hard for Emma to believe that Bre’s tummy could be so big!

The night before he left, Luke had a sweet little talk with Baby Bump in the soft light of their sparsely filled bedroom. He hated going on a mission with Bre pregnant, especially knowing how much danger was involved, and leaving them to settle into a new home pretty much on their own, but it was moments like tonight’s that he would carry with him for the next few weeks and he knew they would sustain him when he was worried about his safety. A precious family was waiting back at home for him, so he had to make it back no matter what.

Blog credits:

For Bre, beyond the basics:

Zooby LoveMomma Body 2.3 (paused at 7 months, due to my slow blogging *grin*)

-KC- DANIKA SNEAKERS

[FLRN DESIGN] – SHIRT MOMMA GIFT SET Pink (the short sleeved in the couple picture)

{bb} (Bluebird Baby) Basics – Mommy Outfit #13 (I used the jeans in this combo with both shirts)

{bb} Basics – Mommy Outfit #12 (the long sleeved top from this combo)

TRUTH Vanish, Paradise

Luke’s credits beyond the basics:

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans in Blue 56

L&B Swear Henley Shirt

Vango. Bradley_Browns (MP for store here)

{COLD-ASH} Mens CHELSEA Boots (SingleColor-Dust SUEDE)

Emma:

Zooby Child AV Sweater Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sweatpants Plain Fat Pack

Zooby Child AV Sneaker Solid Fat Pack

Zooby Child Avatar Dallas BOXED

Tuty – SWEET AND PLAYFULL CHILD GIRL BENTO AO – Priority 3 & 4

Toddleedoo Hair Amelie V.2 (MP here)

[iK01] Mesh Eyes  – New Beginnings

Poses:

Bee Designs-Inkme Autumn Song gacha 6 (holding from behind in pink shirt)

**SN~ (Something New) A Daddys Love (edited for posing purposes)

{JPS – The Jellytot Photo Shop} Showing Off The Bump (with prop I added)

Prop: 22769 – Hay Bale with blanket

Bre and Emma’s Shopping Trip

Today Bre started craving some ice cream, so she decided a Mommy and Me trip was in order with Emma. In the matching Whimsical Design’s Mirabel Dress and Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green by Whimsical Kids for Emma, and the need to feel a little extra feminine with a pretty dress, they had quite an adventure! Since Emma is a bit wild when not in the stroller and Luke had taken Niall on a boys outing with the stroller, Bre carried Emma and kept her out of any unplanned adventures. *laugh*

They say you should never shop on an empty stomach, so their first stop was for some chicken bites and milkshakes, although service was a little slow on taking their order.

Since it was a fully indulgent day, they grabbed a pint from the store and indulged in Bre’s lastest craving for ice cream.

Shopping at Backdrop City

Enjoying some ice cream and cereal

With full bellies the girls hit the road to visit Miamic Park and check out all of the changes. If you have any little ones or would like a really neat place to hang out, I sincerely recommend checking out Miamic (there’s even a post featuring Miamic in previous blog posts). There is an incredibly beautiful spot to snuggle up for a pretty picture, even!

When you’re not enjoying the activities or company, this is a beautiful spot at Miamic!

The girls headed home and decided to hang out for a bit in Trompe Loeil’s Bookworm Hideaway while waiting for the fellas to get home. Nothing like snuggling in a cozy nook with a woodstove after a busy day.

Credits with SLurls:

Whimsical Designs: WD Mirabel Dress Lights & Darks Fatpack

(Using the Zooby shopping HUD): Whimsical Kids: WK Ruffle Tank Dress Hope Lace Darks Green

Zooby: Animesh Ruffle Tank Dress, highchair with chair for parent, and cereal bowl

(Private location and built in poses unless otherwise noted)

2 Months!

A super awesome feature of choosing the standard 9 months of pregnancy with the Zooby LoveMomma Body is that although I was down and out with Covid for nearly a month, our little SL Peanut was just fine and now that I am starting to get better, we got to celebrate the tiny bump Bre is developing!

I went ahead and made the belly semi-transparent so little Peanut shows right above the belly button 🙂

I couldn’t resist this sweet picture that just came about while trying other things.

I should be working on landscaping for Spring and really changing things up, but I spent the whole evening exploring new clothing options for the body, honestly. *laugh* It’s like when Maitreya first came out, all over again, especially since Bre will be in this body into November. *grin*

The adorable bow capri jeans are over at <MC> LM-Capris w/bow

I used the top from a combo outfit and the alpha didn’t quite work perfectly, but I couldn’t resist something showing that tiny bump. *grin* The full combo outfit is {bb} Mommy Outfit #17 (Bluebird Baby; also on MP), while I used the top alpha from Sweet Penelope’s Sport Top.

KC Couture is starting to offer a variety of shoes that include for Momma, along with the usual mesh feet, so I’ve been obsessed with their affordable options. The cute Awena sandals (not visible, but definitely deserves some credit!) from there have a ton of customizable parts. They’re shoes I’d actually wear IRL, regardless if I was PG, so I couldn’t leave them out.

Of course the Zooby LoveMomma Body (2.2) is available here (although locations may change as they get settled into having a whole shopping experience from child avatars, animesh children, and then the two mesh bodies).

And as I will use each month, the Belly Progress pose by Veiled Bae.

I couldn’t resist a little extra because I’m totally loving this free gift (mini HUD!) from Flrn Baby’s! The Lae Love Momma Top & Sarong Gift is so fun and perfect while I’ve been looking for the perfect bathing suit. Notes; this is a free join group, with amusing and cute group gifts, so it’s worth joining if you have a spot; but this gift also has no bikini bottom or alpha. So far I haven’t run into a need for an alpha other than some leg clipping that would have happened anyway with my AO and I just used the panties that generously come with the body (shhh *grin*) under the sarong.

I think Emma was just happy for a little pool time with Mommy!

Although I don’t post for Truth, I have a hard time not wearing Unravel. The perfect bit of curl and somehow accentuates the body changes, in my opinion.

As I continue to improve, I have so many fun things to blog! I found some cute poses for Luke and Bre working on the nursery, some adorable maternity clothing, and we even managed to wander a few neat places that we’d like to share, so lots more cuteness to come! 🙂

Niall Part 2

Storyline continued; please read part 1 prior to reading this post.

 

Bre and Luke then met his friend at the hostel in Dublin that they were staying at, and had a conversation that will change their lives forever.

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After some paperwork and a quick TP home, meet Niall Kincaid, the newest member of the Kincaid family, adopted from Luke’s hometown!

 

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Emma isn’t totally sure what to think about baby Niall, but she talks to him a lot. 🙂

Four of us together

 

After a quick renovation and doubling up on furniture, the happy mom and dad rocked a baby each the first night.

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“Hold my hand, Big Sister, all the years through.  Hold my hand, Little Brother, for I will always love and protect you.”

 

 

Credits for both parts:

Luane’s for castle ruins: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morning%20Glow/102/200/25

 

Dublin:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/177/169/27

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/131/66/25

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/174/207/26

 

Zooby: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoobyville/140/132/23

Snow Fun!

Bre and Emma had a little snow fun when they predicted a storm warning IRL (that thankfully didn’t happen here).  It’s a lot more fun to play in world and not worry about injuries or sniffles anyway.  🙂

First we played with HopScotch’s Totally Tubular pose set (not all shown).

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Then it was time for Mom to try a winter sport that I’ve always wanted to try IRL, but know it’s never going to happen, via Fashiowl Poses’ Snowboard set of poses (not all shown).  I couldn’t resist a pretty snowboarding shot to finish up before Luke arrived.

 

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Luke and I went a little romantic with SamPoses SnowMobiel 3.

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We finished up the fun with Ardent Poses You Sleigh Me III, which went a little wild, but that’s what snow fun is for, right?

 

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After all this fun it’s time to settle in and learn how to match my head and body via BoM.  I feel like a total noob all over again, so thank goodness for the favorites tab to throw on my usual body parts and take a break!  As much as I love my Maitreya body, I admit that I’m consider using one that is fully BoM compatible.  Maybe I’m just tired.  lol 😉

Miamic Park

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If you have a Zooby Animesh or Legacy child, there is a really neat hangout that is family friendly.  Your little one can enjoy themself while the adults get a chance to hang out, not to mention it’s a really neat area to spend time at and to take pictures.  Between the time I took my pictures to blog and my actually blogging, the owner and managers have even added some areas, like a beach, for your family to enjoy.

 

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This is a great area for the parents to hang out and on the right side you’ll see the land’s logo.  Sit on the sheep below and take a picture with your little one, and you can have your picture added to their slideshow.  They have allowed objects to be put down on the property temporarily, so you can rez out any care items or even your little one’s toy.  I admit to laughing as I watched Emma crawl around in the grass, although I was focused on taking pics of the location to share, so I’ll need to take pics of her crawling later for her nursery slideshow.  🙂

 

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The playground is one of the cutest areas, in my opinion.  Adult avatars can even use some of the equipment while holding the Animesh baby or you can rez the child and edit into a spot if you’d like a cute picture of them “playing”.

 

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To the left and middle are some pretty areas to linger and there are some items that are Legacy interactive too, from what I was told by one of the main managers that I got to sit and visit with one morning.

 

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In the back left corner is another adorable play area and I admit, I hurried home to make a cute sandbox like theirs for Emma, too.

 

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They have been super awesome about setting up a care station in the back middle of the property.  Since Animesh Zooby items need assigned and things are handled a bit differently, most of these items are for caring for Legacy children, and they have been incredibly generous in stocking it with care furniture.

 

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Lastly is a dedicated picture of the beautiful center of the park.

 

The park is owned and ran by SL users that are not in America, so times for events run a little different than the usual SLT that most rely on, but it’s open around the clock and you never know when you’ll meet a new friend at Miamic.  Here is the SLurl and please consider joining the group to stay informed of get togethers.  Luke, Emma, and Bre look forward to making more new friends at this neat Zooby friendly park! 😀