Thursday, July 10, 2014

Moving day and what we've been up to

Hi all! Moving day is tomorrow.  To.mor.row.  We close at 9am and then crazy mode commences.  Kris will take down the current swing set at our new house in preparation for the swing set movers on Saturday to move our set. Then he will work on moving boxes.  My job is to completely decorate Parker's room.  I really want her to be excited about sleeping in her own big girl room so I let her pick out her paint colors, new bedding and accessories, and even glitter to add to her paint.  Since we started talking to P about moving she has requested/demanded a room with glitter.  Then glitter it is baby.

I’m looking forward to getting settled in, decorating with all the new window treatments, pillows, and throws I’ve purchased the last few weeks, and getting some fresh paint on those walls! I am also dreaming of the relaxing bath I’ll be taking asap in the fab master jetted Jacuzzi tub with my US Weekly and glass of Merlot.

The new house is pretty updated so we don’t have a ton of huge projects.  The upstairs carpet is all being replaced the day after closing and the only carpeted room on the first floor (sunken living room) is being ripped up and replaced with wood (by my handy husband!).  We’ll have the rest of the wood (entire first floor) restained to a darker, more modern color when we're at Disney in September, and Kris is fixing up the walkout basement.   A custom breakfast nook will be built in the kitchen, the fireplace will be updated with a modern stone (like Kris did to our current fireplace) and built in cabinets will be installed.  Other than that it’s a bunch of crown molding, chair rails, and wainscoating, all those little touches that really make a home pop! Good thing Kris is so handy.

Saturday will be busy.  That's when new carpet will be installed and all new stainless steel appliances will be delivered.  Movers come Monday, we hand over the keys to our current house to the buyers, and we're off in a new zip code.

Other things:

Teagan is 21 months! Right smack dab in the middle of one of my favorite ages.  Why? Because every single thing this child does is cute.  The way her face lights up when she sees her very first Minnie Mouse balloon, the way she cannot help but to dance anytime music is playing, the way she’ll say “HI KARKER!” in the morning with a big smile on her face, the way her language is developing and she’ll ask for “sippy too” (sippy of milk), or “more cracker/appo (apple)/Jews (juice). “  It’s all so sweet, silly, and fun.

Apple mouth

It still amazes me how much Teagan mimics Parker.  If Parker runs circles around the house, Teagan runs circles around the house.  If Parker screams at the top of her lungs, Teagan screams at the top of her lungs.  Teagan really does look up to the bigger version of herself, even at such a young age. 

Cheezin it on my birthday.  Ending a fun day at the waterpark with Coldstone cake.  Minutes later the candles were lit.  Teagan thought it would be fun to grab the flame.  Turned out that wasn't fun at all.
Teagan is great at following directions so we’re probably going to enroll her in gymnastics this fall, just like we did with Parker when she was two.  I’m very big on having one-on-one time with the girls.  I think it’s important to spend time as a family but equally important to recognize the individual relationship between mother/father and child.  Enter date days! Gymnastics will be the perfect one-on-one time for Kris/me and baby T.

Those curls! Ahhh the cuteness. 
Speaking of date days, a few weeks ago it was time for a mama-Parker date.  First up was a visit to our fave mall play place, followed by dinner at Rainforest Café, then popcorn and an Icee at the movie theater for Rio 2!   Both Parker and I enjoyed the movie so much that we bought Rio 1 later that week!

Parker also enjoyed the 5th of July festivities in our backyard.  The 4th was spent at the county fair (I am from a country town you know so this is a  must) drinking lemonade, getting the most out of our all day ride wristbands, and watching fireworks.



Last week was another date day for me and P.  It started off at Goldfish Swim School for Parker’s first swim lesson! I’ve heard great things about Goldfish from friends and the reviews are phenomenal.  Cute décor, even a tiki hut hairblowing bar (!!), and a low teacher-child ratio (max of 1:4 though Parker’s group is 2:4) made it a clear winner.  We’ll most likely stick with swimming until dance and soccer resume mid-September and then start swimming back up in January or so.  After that we hit up Michael Kors for a new purse for mama.  Parker felt especially fancy walking around with her own little MK bag and MK stickers provided by the MK girls.  Some play place time after and singing in the car on the way home capped off the evening.

Dance girl before her spring recital.  

I turned 31 on Monday (how?!) so I spent my day with my loves. I also took off half of last week as well for family time and were we on the run.  Will chat about that later. Great job, nice new house, two sweet gals to call my own, amazing hubby…it’s pretty good to be 31!



xoxo,
Stacie

6 comments:

  1. I've been missing your blog posts! I know you've been busy with moving and all, but I'm glad to see you back to blogging and I enjoyed seeing your pictures! I don't think the girls could be any more adorable!

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