Turns out life with two kids, especially when one of those kiddos is a 4 year old in all sorts of activities, is pretty busy. Between school, trips to the library, dance class, t-ball and swimming lessons I feel like we are hardly ever home. We always either on our way to or on our home from one activity or another. Maya is loving all her little classes so it makes the business worth it.
Unfortunately, all this craziness has meant I haven’t found a lot of time in my day to update this little old blog. I’m going to return to writing posts at night after the kids go to bed so I can get back into a better, more frequent post, groove.
Anna has been busy too, growing and trying with all her might to figure out this crawling thing She can get up on all fours and rock but hasn’t figured out moving her hands and knees once she is up on them. Today she even got herself up on her hands and feet!! Perhaps she’ll just go straight from pushing herself backwards and rolling to get where she wants to go to walking. I really can’t believe how big my little baby is getting.
She enjoys our busy schedule, well at least the opportunity it presents to watch a bunch of 4 year olds running around. I’m guessing she could probably do without the constant nap interruptions, but she handles it well. She watches her sister partaking in all her little activities in style
Next week will mark a very big change for my little family. On Wednesday of next week we close on and take possession of our new (to us) house. To say I am excited doesn’t really do it justice. I’m over the top excited about this move. As much as I’m going to miss my lovely little condo I’m definitely looking forward to moving into my new house that has more room, has a huge yard and that we know we are going to love.
Needless to say things will be crazy around here next week. We’ll be buried in boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and piles of stuff that needs to get into those boxes before the moving truck arrives next Thursday afternoon. Not to mention we still have several things on our “To Do” lists that must be done before we move. I’m stressed out and tired just thinking about all of the things we need to do. But I know it will all get done and this time next week we’ll be enjoying our new digs.
Since next week is going to be so crazy for me I know I’m not going to have much time for this here little blog of mine so I have a treat for you. A few of my beautiful and wonderful friends, and fellow bloggers, have graciously agreed to entertain you in my absence. You are in for such a treat! I can’t wait to share these wonderful ladies and their brillant writing with all of you.
Hopefully late next week or early next week I’ll be full of tales of our move and pictures of our new house, until then, I hope you enjoy what I have in store for you next week
We are currently buried in “To Do” lists, boxes, paperwork, phone calls and trips back and forth to Home Depot as we try to get ready for the big move next week. Moving, let me tell you, is for the birds. Who has time for all the prep work needed to vacate one home and prepare to move into a new one all while parenting a toddler? I certainly don’t.
I’ve discovered that packing and making phone calls to utility companies is nearly impossible to do with a toddler around. I tried to get started packing a few boxes this morning only to have Maya take the items out of the box as fast as I could put them in. I decided that I will leave most of the packing for those afternoon hours when she is peacefully sleeping. She just wants to help, I know, so I figure if I do need to pack while she is awake I’ll just give her a few boxes to pack up her toys and books and just let her have at it.
Packing with a toddler around is no piece of cake but it seems incredibly easy compared to making the necessary phone calls to the various utility companies to make sure we have lights and a working stove and working air conditioning when we move.
Yesterday Maya was sitting quietly in her room reading so I decided to take advantage of a few moments of peace and make a few phone calls. The minute I dialed the phone and someone answered on the other end she decided it would be the perfect time to come find me, which was fine until she decided to have a meltdown because I couldn’t read her a story “RIGHT NOW!!!!”. I think I need a personal assistant to take of all this stuff for me
So, nap time, over the next week or so will no longer be my relaxing “me time”, it is going to be filled with me sitting on the phone with utility companies and busting my butt trying to pack all our stuff up before the movers arrive on Thursday. Boy does that sound like fun.
Any tips on getting this stuff done with a 2 and a half year old running under foot? I would love to hear how you veteran moms and dads have done.