Monday, August 15, 2011

The Big Move--2

I worked on getting the play room finished pretty much by the 2nd day as I wanted the kids to have someplace to hang out while I was unpacking the rest of the house. I spent a long time that one night going through all the toys and deciding what would go where and this is the arrangement I came up with for now. We have Legos on the left side table, various toys in the dresser, the kid's computer/tv set up on top of the dresser (hence the rocking chair there), then all the other kinds of toys on the other side of the room (there is another bookshelf I used for toys on the right side wall). It works SO nicely to have a dedicated room for toys. They do creep into other rooms of course, but that is a perfect task for little kids to do to collect them and bring them back to the playroom! The other half of this room (behind the camera lady) is the homeschool room, which I will eventually take a picture of. It is done now, but I wanted to decorate it more before I shared a picture.

We put all the boys in one room and at first thought it would be hard to transition Josiah from being in his own room to being in a room with the twins, but really it wasn't a big deal at all! Josiah is a heavy sleeper and many times he just sleeps through their crazy antics. Once again though, just dressers and beds in the room so they are less likely to completely trash it!

Naomi's room turned out very nicely too. We put the guest bed in her room again and it had this cute little horse trim around the ledge that she just loves. She talks to the horses when I change her many times in fact. I still need to take a picture of the back yard, but I was sort of waiting to do so when I finished weeding the garden plot, which was quite overgrown. More to come in the future on that!

The Big Move

As you can see here, we made it safely and the pictures that follow show some of our house all set up. I was able to unpack all the major boxes and stuff the Friday after we got there (about 5 days). I really hate to have boxes around and wonder where everything is day after day, so I was motivated to get it done fast! It did help of course to have my parents here for four days, so that was great! Thanks Mom & Dad!

It is nice to have much more room now and find a place for everything to go without feeling super cramped! My china hutch has china in it now again for instance instead of homeschooling stuff! Our living room is no longer another toy room (double yeah!) and we have a dedicated room for toys and the other half is for homeschool stuff!

The kitchen is really cute albeit a little smaller I think than our previous one. It has some neat perks thought like MUCH deeper sinks, a pop-out drawer near the sink for sponges and things, and of course the cute trim and colors is a big plus too!

Our bedroom is not just a bedroom and not an office as well (triple yeah!) It makes it much easier to keep it clean when all that is in here pretty much are clothes!

We live on at the intersection of two streets that end in this little cul de sac, so it is a nice place for the kids to ride their bikes/trikes/scooters. Yesterday, we met a little boy who lives down the road who is Josiah's age who came riding by on his electric scooter. It has been super sunny and nice since we have been here and it has been fun to enjoy some summer weather! We have been exploring various parks in the area and have been catching up with friends as well. It is nice to live less than 5 minutes from our church now too!