Luckily for Feli, Celestine is a very uncomplicated baby. She's mostly quiet, unusually well behaved for her age, and grows at a rapid pace.
She has no problem playing alone and only cries if she is hungry. This means that Feli, despite being a single-mother of a young toddler, can keep enjoying her hobbies, going out with friends, and going to work as long as a babysitter is there.
Ralph, a teenage boy from around the neighbourhood, was chosen to be the babysitter after Katerchen approved of him. A two for one deal for Feli: for only a little bit of pocket money, Ralph makes sure nothing happens to the kid when Feli is gone, and he provides exquisite chin scritches for every cat who wants some.
Among all the good qualities Celestine has inherited from... somewhere, Feli's musicality does not seem to be one of them.
When Feli comes home, either from work or a social outing, it's already dark outside. Celestine gets her baby dinner right before her mom comes home...
... and puts Celestine to bed, who is adorably excited that her mom will be the one to read bedtime stories to her tonight.
In short: Life is pretty good for the Koyangis right now and the lack of drama is almost disturbing.
Celestine is more child than baby by now, and loves exploring the outdoors in the gloomy fall weather. She spends most of the time in the unused garden, and Feli and the cats have to keep a keen eye on her so she doesn't run too far alone.
Feli is so proud of her little girl and of her amazing parenting skills that are obviously the only reason why Celestine is growing up so well. Who said being a single-mother is hard?
On one beautiful fall day Feli invites some of her closest friends over. It's Thanksgiving in Appaloosa Plains! Or whatever sims call this holiday. Either way, Celestine is staring in awe at all the food that smells so nicely. Pumpkins, carrots, apples, pears, corn, and more pumpkins!
Celestine is too shy to approach the adults feasting at the dinner table, but she is very interested without a doubt and watches everyone attentively.
Upon noticing that her daughter woke up from her nap, Feli grabs Celestine and puts her into the toddler chair, so she can enjoy some of the various tastes too.
Needless to say, Celestine is thrilled!
The next morning.
It's rainy and the fog is dense, but Feli promised her daughter to visit the fall festival after seeing how much she enjoyed the festivities at home.
Feli hates water. That includes water coming from the sky. But if Celestine is looking at her mom with her big brown toddler eyes, how could she possibly resist?
At least one of them will enjoy the trip today. The festival grounds are completely empty this day due to the rainy weather, so the two can go wherever they want. And where does little Cel want to go? The "pumpin patch!" of course!
Feli isn't entirely sure what's so great about it, but her daughter is enjoying it and that's what counts.
After spending what feels like an eternity on the muddy patch, Celestine seems to finally have seen, touched, or smelled everything she wanted to see, touch and smell, and is ready to go home.
And that's when Feli's phone rings. Perfect timing!
"Hm? Uh-huh. Art museum? Yeah, sounds fun. Mh-hm. I just spent the morning with her here on the festival! Yeah, terrible weather... I'll be there, I'll call Ralph to watch her tonight. See you!"
And so mother and daughter head home, while Celestine is trying to grab some of those rain drops Feli hates so much.
I wanted to stop here, but to show you that I am still following this generation's challenge objectives (one outing per week + one fight per week; this time both on the same day), here are some bonus pictures of Feli traumatizing school kids at the art museum:
There were a lot of children there on this day for some reason. I'm going to assume that it was a school class and Feli was beating up their teacher in front of them!