Angel wasn't actually a planned baby, but, of course, the Rodriguezes love him all the same. Joel is good with him, too, and is quick to entertain Angel or give him a hug whenever he needs one.
Carlos doesn't see Joel much anymore. Sofia does since they work together. But when Joel isn't at school or at work, he's usually out with Davina. When they're not at her house, they can be found at the mall.
He starts telling Joel about everything he's been getting into while at UCC but Joel finds that sort of thing a waste of time and can’t bear to hear anymore. Why go to college if you're not going to study is Joel's logic. He starts to wonder how he and Paul became friends in the first place. They're so very different.
Not long after turning 3, Angel started to become a mama's boy. He was always playful and behaved when mom was home.
But turned into a little terror when he was with dad. He didn't even like Carlos trying to teach him to talk.
Carlos and Sofia desperately wanted to get out of the house but with overlapping work schedules and a toddler, that was hard to coordinate. On a slow day at the boutique, Sofia decided to leave early and surprise Carlos with dinner reservations at Belinda's. As she was leaving, she walked passed a mirror and thought she needed a new look. She was starting to feel old with one son turning 4 and another son entering college soon and that wasn't sitting well with her at all. So she chopped off a good 3 inches of her hair and put in an auburn rinse. That made her feel much better.
Carlos loved her new look and was excited to finally get out of the house for the evening.
They asked Joel to watch Angel and were out the door without even waiting for an answer.
Belinda's was packed and they had to sit near the entrance. They thought reservations would get them a better table, but at least they had one. Being out of the house really loosened them up and they were flirting and acting like it was their first date.
When the food finally arrived, it more than made up for their less than ideal table location. Carlos had lasagna and Sofia had seafood risotto.
Over dinner, they talked about how they hope to go on a family vacation once Angel is old enough. Once Carlos moves up the ranks in the military, they should have plenty of money to go on vacations and do whatever they want.
They ended the meal with a toast and headed outside to wait for their cab.
When parrots attack! Look out Joel!
-I was having so many issues during this play session. The stuff "disappearing" from their apartment was actually a weird problem that happened in my game. I removed a couple hacks that I didn't think had anything to do with apartments but when I entered their lot, all of their stuff was invisible. They were still using everything like normal, though. I clicked on their apartment door and it had the option to rent instead of lock/unlock and renting it again didn't make their stuff magically appear. Even though I really liked how I decorated their place, I didn't like the apartment lot itself because it didn't have any common area things out so no playground, no grill for apartment parties or anything. So after I got them their new house, I sent Carlos out with a friend of his downtown and the game crashed while they were hanging out. Then I sent Joel out with Davina and then the game crashed. The problems may have been due to me deleting the head witch and grand vampire NPCs with SimPE and the game tried to generate them before I blocked them with Visitor Controller. That’s the only thing I can think of. Hopefully these issues are all ironed out now and I can get back to playing normally instead of problem solving.
-My entry titles are going to be pretty random because I usually have trouble thinking of something. So the titles will either be song titles or lyrics, movie titles or sayings or just random things I find on my desk lol.