(Mary Snowden is 19, Antwan is 58, Taffi is 57, Kristin Sanchez is 58 and, Danny Sanchez is 59)
"We haven't been on a vacation in a long time. So I was thinking we should pay a visit to the mountains." Mansur suggested.
Fatima liked the idea. The last trip they took was to the Far East and that was their senior high school class trip. That was years ago. "Yeah, that sounds like a wonderful idea. I could even ask mom and dad to watch the girls for us."
With the vacation booked Fatima called her folks inviting them over for dinner. It's always nice to feed someone before you ask them to watch your kids for a week so you could get away.
Mansur dances with Alani. She loves when her daddy plays with her and her laughter fills the living room.
Everyone is invited over for dinner and Mary tags along. She can't help it, she's in love with her baby nice Salma. She holds her every chance she gets. Mary can't wait until she becomes a mother and has one of her own.
"You need more seasonings on those prawns if you want them to taste good." Taffi says walking out of the kitchen.
Fatima looks at her in surprise. That was the only draw back to having your mother over for dinner. She's always offering or telling you how to cook.
Clearly Antwan feels the same way. Regardless, he'll eat his daughter's cooking no matter what. That's what dads do.
"You need to give me pointers on how to cook without burning it. I don't think Marchon wants to live off take out his while life." Mary says watching her sister cook.
Fatima laughs. "There's no special art to cooking. And you even end up burning a pot of water. There really is no hope."
Mary playfully rolls her eyes. "Thanks for the vote of confidence."
"So how is school going?" Fatima asks.
"Great! I'm having a blast and meeting all sorts of new people. And classes are challenging too! And did I mention the parties? Awesome!"
But college isn't all about parties, Mary. You're there to get life skills that will help you land your dream job." Fatima tells her little sister.
"OMG! Really? I didn't know that." Mary mocks surprise. "Seriously, Fatima, I'm not some old shoe like you. I'm having fun but keeping my grades up. There's nothing wrong with letting your hair down a bit."
Fatima doesn't agree. But clearly Mary is sharing a moment with her dad, she turns and smiles at him.
He smiles back. "College isn't all hard work. I'm sure you had your fun too Fatima. Don't jump down your sister's back for her having her share."
The rest of the extended family soon shows up. And little Alani starts to ask Grandpa Danny for more hard candies. "You ate them all, kiddo." He says.
Yeah, I think he's a bit made at that fact too. He wanted all the candies for himself.
Mary is still hogging Salma all to herself.
And Fatima tells Kristin how she plans to plate some flowers up on the roof top for next summer.
Well there's only two reasons why Fatima would be bent over the toilet. And we know there was no drinking at the party. So their vacation plans are put on hold. Baby Sanchez the third is due June 2012. For Mansur and Fatima being Knowledge sims they sure to try for baby a lot. They tried for all three on their own. After this one Fatima is going on birth control. Now they'll have to move. Their brownstone is too small for three kids and two adults.
Mary wouldn't leave Slama alone. Soon as she was done eating she picked her back up. I think she's getting those motherly urges. LOL Well she has to hold on. There are no babies in her future just yet!