I'm hoping that things will slow down for a few moments so we can catch our breath, but I don't know if it will be happening anytime soon. By the time we go to Garth Brooks in two weeks, we will have had guests with us for eight weekends straight. Craziness although we have completely appreciated all the help that we have gotten.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Posted by The Early Family at 3:46 PM
It has been two weeks since we moved to our new house. Lissy came up on Saturday to help us with all the last minute packing along with my brother and Kelsey. While Andy was busy at the new house, we finished up at the old one.
Saturday night Kelsey and Asa watched the kids while Andy, Lissy, and I went to the Catholic Charities Soiree. I forgot my driver's license so they went on in, and I drove back to the house to get it. We enjoyed getting away for the night, but we were also so exhausted that we didn't party too late into the night. The food was really good that they had there this year. Funny moment of the night was Lissy walking over to the Stroud's station, and slipping about 10 cinnamon rolls in her purse before we headed out. We said she was going to be a Grandma Patty.
Tuesday was the big day, and I woke up that morning feeling like I was going to be okay. I get the kids ready as usual, and as they were getting in the car Stefanie came up and gave me hug, and I lost it. She talked about how everyone was going to miss us, and I just couldn't stop crying. I'm one that holds things in and when I start to cry it has been so built up that it is one ugly cry. The movers came, and it all moved so quickly. I went to the new house because our new washer and dryer were being delivered, and to tell the movers where to put everything when they got there.
The movers were done by 1:30 and we began to unpack until about 3:30 and then we went to the old house to pick up Briley. One of her friends walked down to wait for us and to say goodbye along with neighbors coming out. The new homeowner's parents were already at the house, but we told Briley she could go in if she wanted to. I walked in shortly after and she was crying the big ugly cry like me. She walked to her room and then out the door straight to the car. I gave a quick hug to our neighbor Todd and left. I couldn't handle the goodbyes anymore. It was awkward crying in front of the new homeowners who had already showed up.
When we got back to our new house, Briley refused to get out of the car so Andy spent some time sitting in the car talking to her. I think he promised a basketball hoop and a zip line to get her out;) As the night went on we all started feeling better, and a new neighbor stopped by with cupcakes which was sweet of her.
We are slowly getting things put away, and eventually I'll get back to organizing it all how I really want it to be, but it least things are getting out of boxes. It is starting to feel like home, and we don't cry when we go back to the old neighborhood so we are making progress! The painters are out of the house for a couple of weeks anyway, friends are starting to be made, many walks have been taken to explore our new neighborhood, and we have made trips to the new elementary school playground. I'm excited to be able to walk the kids to school next year, and I'm praying that the transitions goes smoothly for them.
Posted by The Early Family at 5:31 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wow this has been a crazy week for us! I worked on getting Baylor's party ready, packing, Briley started softball along with still in the middle of soccer, and the painters started at our new house. Thursday was the big day for getting into our house. I'm so excited to see the transition, and to get the move done. In fact, after this morning our house is officially not ours which is so weird.
Friday was Baylor's birthday, and he was one excited boy. I made him pancakes for breakfast, and then sent them to school. I did a quick trip to suburban lawn and garden for mulch, got more paint for the painters, and then went to school to bring treats. We then went to McDonald's for lunch, and went home to get ready for his friend party that afternoon.
We had five boys come over for his party that afternoon, and it was a Jedi training course. They jumped in the jump house, fought balloons with their light sabers, an astroid hunt, and they painted Star War sun catchers. The boys were great, and I think they all had a lot of fun.
Later that night, we gave Baylor his gifts from us, and he spent the evening outside riding his new bike. My Mom and Jeff came later that night to celebrate Baylor's birthday.
Andy's parents, and the Taylors came down on Saturday afternoon. The boys went to Urban Air while Kaitlin and I took Finley and Lola to the American Girl store. We took the girls to get their free sleeper from their babies that they got for Christmas, but of course there were hoops to jump through and we didn't end up being able to get them. We felt like they needed to at least walk out with something so we let them choose one of the accessories for 6.00. We let them ride the merry go round, and then made our way over to the new house.
We celebrated Baylor's party that night with Hansburgers and Hutt Dogs, and of course a Star Wars cake. He opened a few presents, and played with cousins. Baylor said it was the best birthday ever, and I think he says that every year.
Baylor Favorites at 7:
TV Show: Paw Patrol
Food: Chocolate Sandwich
Best Friend: Brayden
Favorite Team: Royals
Favorite Place: Disney World
Occupation: Police Officer
Makes Baylor Happy: Going to Disney World
Posted by The Early Family at 5:06 AM
Sunday, March 26, 2017
I took Atticus to the doctor for his two year check up finally. He weighed in at 24 pounds, and he was two feet nine inches. He was in the fourth percentile for height and 20th percentile for weight. He got his last shot until he is going to kindergarten so that is exciting.
Posted by The Early Family at 8:04 PM