All in all this is a difficult challenge. The gardening itself takes all day. I've now completed the frogs collection and the my sims trophy collection. I have an updated shot of my museum later in the post. The bills have become astronomical. I sold as much as I could from their inventories hoping it would help. Sorry there's not many pics in this post, I guess I got so into playing I didn't think to take many.
I purchase steel bladder and antiseptic for Jax since he spends most of his time fishing. It turns out very helpful.
The girls have 4 vacation days from school so they go on vacation for 4 days. Every day the principal called. It was really annoying. Jasmine collected plants and insects while the rest of them fished. Jax did find a couple of dig spots but not many.
Jax completed the my sims trophy collection.
The twins age to young adult.
As I said in my last post 4's a crowd. It's hard doing anything. I'm trying to increase Jade's handiness so she can fish Forgotten Grotto but it's slow going. Jasmine's herbalism is going even slower. I can't make any brews for fear it will use one of the insects needed for the collection so all she can do is read the book, which she reads a few minutes then puts down. I got a notice that it's almost Jax's time so I guess I won't have to worry much longer. :(