Moving Day.

As I write, two nice men from the moving company are busy packing up all of our earthly possessions. Reality is setting in.

So far everything has gone very well. The kids love being in the hotel. They think it’s the coolest that the TV channels are the same there as at home. That first night Jack and Morgan turned on every light, opened and closed the curtains and jumped on all of the beds. Each evening as bedtime draws near, they ask if we get to sleep at the hotel again. I’m not sure how I wonder when or if the novelty will wear off between now and when we finally get in our house. So far the only real tricky part has been getting everyone to sleep. Well, that and trying to maintain the volume to a level that is respectful of our neighbors. Those poor souls. They’re getting much more than they bargained for, I’m sure.

Overall, they seem to be holding up ok. When we talk about the move, Jack always says he’s excited. This morning, though, when it was time to load up the fish to take to our friends he got teary and sad. I explained that we couldn’t take them with us and that wasn’t it better that they could be with our friends than all alone. (Of course, I didn’t tell him that the alternative would be that we flush them town the toilet. I have a heart, you know.)
My friends have been a huge help. Sara kept the kids yesterday so we could go out and celebrate Jeff’s 32nd birthday. We had a great time browsing Barnes and Noble and enjoying Houlihans happy hour. The kids of course had a ball. Today, they’re at Kerri’s and I’m sure much fun is being had there too. Plus, both girls have made meals for us. It is such a huge help! Tomorrow J and M have dentist appointments then we’re going to play at Susannah’s while our stuff is actually loaded on the truck. Friday is going to be here before we know it.

I’m still not sure how the actual drive is going to go. Yesterday we hadn’t been in the car more than five minutes and Morgan said “When are we going to get there. We’ve been in the car a really long time.” Oh my sweet girl, you have no idea what’s ahead. No idea at all.

*One note, I do have the link to Flickr but most pictures are set to “Friends/Family” only. So, if you don’ t have access and would like it, let me know.

Moving Day.

As I write, two nice men from the moving company are busy packing up all of our earthly possessions. Reality is setting in.
So far everything has gone very well. The kids love being in the hotel. They think it's the coolest that the TV channels are the same there as at home. That first night Jack and Morgan turned on every light, opened and closed the curtains and jumped on all of the beds. Each evening as bedtime draws near, they ask if we get to sleep at the hotel again. I'm not sure how I wonder when or if the novelty will wear off between now and when we finally get in our house. So far the only real tricky part has been getting everyone to sleep. Well, that and trying to maintain the volume to a level that is respectful of our neighbors. Those poor souls. They're getting much more than they bargained for, I'm sure.
Overall, they seem to be holding up ok. When we talk about the move, Jack always says he's excited. This morning, though, when it was time to load up the fish to take to our friends he got teary and sad. I explained that we couldn't take them with us and that wasn't it better that they could be with our friends than all alone. (Of course, I didn't tell him that the alternative would be that we flush them town the toilet. I have a heart, you know.)
My friends have been a huge help. Sara kept the kids yesterday so we could go out and celebrate Jeff's 32nd birthday. We had a great time browsing Barnes and Noble and enjoying Houlihans happy hour. The kids of course had a ball. Today, they're at Kerri's and I'm sure much fun is being had there too. Plus, both girls have made meals for us. It is such a huge help! Tomorrow J and M have dentist appointments then we're going to play at Susannah's while our stuff is actually loaded on the truck. Friday is going to be here before we know it.
I'm still not sure how the actual drive is going to go. Yesterday we hadn't been in the car more than five minutes and Morgan said "When are we going to get there. We've been in the car a really long time." Oh my sweet girl, you have no idea what's ahead. No idea at all.
*One note, I do have the link to Flickr but most pictures are set to "Friends/Family" only. So, if you don' t have access and would like it, let me know.

8:36am

A glimpse at the craziness that is our life right now.
Dishes in the sink.
A big cup of coffee.
Remnants of last night's "date" (wine, sushi and a Grey's rerun) .
We move into temporary lodging tomorrow. The movers come on Tuesday. We hit the road Friday.
Crazy. Excited. Hesitant. A mix of emotions as we gear up for what's ahead.

8:36am

A glimpse at the craziness that is our life right now.

Dishes in the sink.

A big cup of coffee.

Remnants of last night’s “date” (wine, sushi and a Grey’s rerun) .

We move into temporary lodging tomorrow. The movers come on Tuesday. We hit the road Friday.

Crazy. Excited. Hesitant. A mix of emotions as we gear up for what’s ahead.

Success

Morgan’s birthday party was a great success.  Here’s evidence:

Notice her face is flushed from playing outside and she has pizza sauce around her mouth. 

When I asked what her favorite part was she told me, “having icecream.”  So sweet and so simple. 

Success

Morgan's birthday party was a great success.  Here's evidence:

Notice her face is flushed from playing outside and she has pizza sauce around her mouth. 
When I asked what her favorite part was she told me, "having icecream."  So sweet and so simple. 

Update

Life continues to be so crazy and  blogging has been on the back burner.  We’re one week away from moving into temporary lodging, 8 days away from the movers come and 12 days away from leaving San Antonio.  One would think that a rational family that is moving to a different state in less than 2 weeks would be busy sorting, packing, and cleaning.  This family is getting ready to host 13 children 5 & under and their parents for Miss M’s birthday party.  Totally rational.  That’s us.  It’ll be really fun and we’ll focus on the move tomorrow.  Morgan is so excited she can hardly stand it and that makes it all worth it. 

I haven’t updated much on what the kids are up to so here’s a little list.  Nothing fancy. 

  • M is such a nurturer and is constantly walking around rocking, singing to, bouncing and nursing her babies.  Constantly.  She is a little mama at heart.
  • Connor thinks that he is 4 1/2 or almost 3 like his brother and sister.  If he sees one of them do something he is sure that he can do it to. 
  • Jack loves music (all the kids do) and sports.  He’s really gotten into playing soccer in the backyard.  Jeff showed him the basics of some other sports and now he frequently says “Mom, I need to go practice my sports now.” 
  • C and M are both mama’s kiddos.  C roams around the house saying “Mom. Mom. Mom.” looking for me.  Especially if I’m not here.
  • J’s really getting into writing and his interest in reading is growing.  He LOVES books. 
  • M is quite the girly girl.  She’s starting to talk about princesses, likes pink, and wears dresses.
  • Connor weighs the same as Morgan and is sneaking up on her height wise.  He’s a big kid!

So, there’s just a little peak at what the little ones in our house are up to.