I should probably give an update of how things are going so far:
Applepie is currently doing pretty alright on his needs levels
He is working as a lab tech for $53/hr (science career)
His cooking skill is at level 1
Vines' needs are looking pretty good
He is currently a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)
His logic skill is at level 1, and his cooking skill is at level 2.
Starshine's needs are looking pretty good.
As of this post, she is currently at work as a Mess Hall Server for $50/hr (military career)
Her cooking skill and handiness skills are both at level 3
tumblr-beast's needs are looking sort of ok, but it's 7 am, and her energy level is pretty low (wut), and her hygiene level is in the red
She is currently unemployed
Her cooking skill is at level 3, and her handiness skill is at level 2
DJ-PONE3 Anon's hygiene isn't so great, but aside from that, he's doing pretty alright
He is currently going to school
His cooking skill is at level 2, and his guitar skill is at level 1. Which is strange, since we don't own a guitar.
Omm's needs are looking pretty alright.
He is going to school, and his birthday is in a few days.
His cooking skill is at level 3, and his handiness skill is at level 1