Sunday, March 25, 2012
Doings at our House...
I thought I might be checking in a little more often with my own posts and updates...but the truth is I've hardly been on the computer at all. Of course I have less time to be on the computer with a new baby to take care of...but with Eric home during the day and still needing to do things for school to keep his sub going, I have a lot more competition for computer access.
Anyway, we've had a few things worth mentioning this week...biggest thing...we had a visit from Nick, Katie's birth-dad and his wife yesterday.
Katie looking a lot like her birth-mom...because she does...but the older Katie gets it's obvious that she also takes after her birth-dad a lot too.
Our house is getting REALLY close to being done. We thought we'd be able to move in next week...but then when the cabinets came in, the ones for the kitchen didn't fit right...so it will be another week or two before the new cabinets will come and that will delay things a bit. The downside is we can't take advantage of spring break to move...the upside is we get to keep the extra cabinets that won't fit and use them in the garage or elsewhere in the house.
It's fun to see it really start coming together and should look even better by the end of the week. It's been a while since I posted house pictures, so here are a few...
Our downstairs is pretty much one big "Great room" with the living room, dining room and kitchen all open to each other. This is from the corner of our living room looking to our dining area and kitchen.
I also keep dreaming about this not so little corner of my bedroom that will soon be home to my sewing machine and craft stuff, complete with windows for lots of natural light...and to the right Anson's little crib room, so he can be nearby and still in his own little space. It will have folding doors.
And finally the spot the kids head to first every time we go over to check progress on the house...their little play area under our stairs. This was one of the things we had customized in the house. The original plans had the space under the stairs completely closed off, but we had them add doors through the back of the coat closet and living room closet and added the window. We thought they were going to just leave the walls and floor bare...but they did the complete dry wall and trim, and we're told they're putting carpet in it too. I can't wait to fix it up into a little play house. It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but that doorway is short and that is a little 2x2 window to give a little perspective. Grown-ups can get inside bending over, but this will definitely be more comfy for the kiddos.
We've had a pretty relaxing lazy week at home. We're starting to gradually get things packed and ready for the move. I've actually been pretty spoiled having Eric home from school to help with the kids and feeling really blessed that I've had a pretty fast recovery. I feel almost back to my old self. I'm bouncing back a lot faster than I did after my c-section with Becca...I think it might have something to do with not being in labor for 3 days and total exhaustion prior to the c-section this time.
The older kids are adjusting just fine. The girls are especially in love with Anson and are always asking to hold him and trying to be motherly toward him. Becca takes particular pleasure in knowing where his pacifier is, and on one occasion, brought it into our room when Anson was crying and got him to go back to sleep on her own. And I can't hardly get posed pictures of him by himself without her slipping in too.
I've done more reading in the past week or two than I've done in ages. After watching Anne of Avonlea one time while nursing Anson, I decided to re-read some of the books after I couldn't remember which details they had kept the same and which were different between the books and movie. I've now re-read all the books from Anne of Avonlea (#2) through Anne of Ingleside (#7) and am now part-way through Rilla of Ingleside...the last of them. Now I'll need to find something else to read while nursing. As much as I love the movies...it's a reminder that the books are even better and the movies (especially Anne of Avonlea) leave out SO much. Anyone else out there Anne of Green Gables fans?
I'll admit that it does pass all that time nursing faster...but then it's hard to put the book down when Anson is done. Any recommendations for a good book series to read next? I've thought about re-reading the Harry Potter books, but I'm afraid those would be even harder to put down than Anne.
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