May 31, 2016

Well at least they like it.

The girls are thoroughly enjoying the fact that we have a classroom again.  Princess Magpie has claimed one corner as her 'office' and Princess Snifflefritz has been coloring and drawing a LOT and they have both been loving the chalkboard.

May 30, 2016

Even Boots

I am so glad that I managed to get the majority of the unpacking and sorting done today.  I can see how cute this place is going to be.

Even Boots, our cat has settled in.  He had found his favorite place to curl up to sleep.

May 29, 2016

Funny signs

I came across some funny things while shopping recently.  I figured it would be fun to share.

This one is cute.  Those are some funny looking, large green, 'red grapefruits'.

I was with the little girls shopping for something they would like in the kids section and I came across this in the toy ball section.  It is a BEER PONG set!  In the kids toys!!  That hardly seems right.

May 28, 2016


I am finally done in the old house.  What is done is done now.  I will turn in the keys on Monday.  I finally can concentrate on making this place the cute place it can be.

The girls are loving our new yard and our new neighbors.

May 27, 2016

Getting There

I am almost done at the old house. One more trip in the van to get things and one more trip to wash floors, scrub the oven, and clean the fridges.  It feels good to be getting to the end of this.

The girls came with me again and had fun.  They worked their adorable little hiney's off.  And earned another trip to the dollar store.

And a little trip to McDonald's too.

May 26, 2016

Little Help

The little girls came to help over at the old house today.  They had a great time and I let them pick out a treat at the dollar store afterwards.   They were a lot of help and it was fun to work with them.  After we got home they spent the rest of the day playing outside.

May 25, 2016

One more Day

Another day . . . Another thing knocked off my list.  Little Prince was thrilled that the cable guy finally came.  I was thrilled that the electrician came and fixed the three outlets that weren't working.  Then we moved the last of our things from our old place.  So now next I am going to go through the old place room by room and clean it up.

I look forward to being done there so that I can concentrate on this place and getting settled in properly.

In the meantime, the girls are loving our new yard.

May 24, 2016

Not too bad at all!

We are in and the kids are loving it.  Little Prince is UNHAPPY that we will not have cable until tomorrow but he is making do with the little library of books I have in the living room.  When we put him in his high chair to eat, he scootched his chair over to the books and started in.  Book after book was examined and then added to the ever growing pile that surrounded him. 

After he was done, he asked for not one, not two but THREE sandwiches which almost completely devoured.  Obviously this move didn't stress him out too much to eat.  I am so glad.  He ate non-stop until he fell asleep. 

He loved his new room (although I look forward to painting it)  and was quick to get right in and playing with all his goodies.

May 23, 2016

This is it!

Today is the day!   It is 6:30 in the morning and I already have the van packed with stuff I am going to take over before the movers get here.  I am anxious to get this part done.  I will be glad when this part is over and I am puttering around to finish up over here, picking up odds and ends and giving it a thorough cleaning. 

The rest of the house is asleep except for Little Prince who is happily bashing around in his room.  I hope he likes his new room when he gets there. Our new house is a duplex and I was happy to find out that they have an empty room on the other side of his room so hopefully his early morning (or late night) bashing won't bother them at all.  They seem like really nice people. 

May 22, 2016


Tomorrow is the day.  Our movers are coming 9 am tomorrow morning and we will be moving all our furniture over.  The kids are over the moon excited.  I am a little stressed but I am confident we are ready.  I will take the next couple of days afterward to clean this place and to clear out the odds and ends that are left behind.  I look forward to being in our new place and working all the kinks out. 

May 21, 2016

So Lucky

It always makes me smile to see my kids enjoying each other.  It warms my heart to see how much my girls enjoy their little brother.  They don't blame him for the way his autism complicates things.  They just love him and love to make him smile and I LOVE that they smile together.  I am a lucky mommy.

May 20, 2016


We had some exciting firsts at our house.  The best one was that Little Prince ate Fruit Loops for the very first time!  I am so excited for him to try something new!

And this first is maybe a little silly but we bought up some groceries for our new house for the first time!  We move in completely on Monday and I am so excited!

May 19, 2016

Exhausting but worth it

I am so tired, but this move is coming along. We are slowly looking more moved into the new house and slowly looking like we don't belong in this one.  Every little thing we do looks super-cute.  Even the landlord said, his wife was over when they were doing some work and she saw my cupboards and was impressed by the way I had everything lined up and labelled.  LOL I told Prince Charming that what she said about summed up the way I liked things . . . "lined up and labelled". 

I love the way our curtains look!!

May 17, 2016

Too Funny

Little Prince is a funny, funny boy.  When he is supposed to be eating, he likes to practice learning new words.  So instead of eating, he looks at his books and he says the names of the pictures and then he looks at me as quickly as he can so that I repeat his hard earned new words.  It is super cute to see him turn forward in his chair to look at the book and then flip around as quick as  he can to see me.  I keep seeing this little face:

and a bonus one of him learning that fingers can be used when counting.

May 15, 2016

Such a difference

Every day the new house looks a little more like our home.  It is fun and encouraging to see it develop and to see things work out even better than I thought they would.  It is awesome how much difference putting up your decorations and pictures makes.

Our Bathroom

Gallery wall in the living room nook

Towel bar in the kitchen I am going to use it to hang utensils
 Kitchen wall above stove

Kitchen window (sorry it is a little dark)

pictures on our bedroom wall

The wall outside our bathroom

The wall between the girls' bedrooms

The pillar in the classroom

Pictures in the hallway upstairs

May 14, 2016

Climbing Mount Laundry

I spent the day doing the MASSIVE amount of laundry that I found in the girls' rooms when I was packing their rooms up.  It is crazy to see the amount of stuff they had poked away in every part of their rooms!!