Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Moving in

We have been in our new house exactly 31 days. We closed a month ago yesterday and its hard to believe we have had so many life changes in such a short time span.

On Friday morning, Aug. 23rd Brian and I left the girls with my mom and we came out to the house for our final walk-through. Surprisingly we had blinds on our house and I was very happy to see them. There had been a mistake in our order so we weren't supposed to get blinds for another 3 weeks. After our walk-through which took about an hour, Brian and I drove to Terrill to close. I don't even know why they use a closing office in Terrill, but whatever. It didn't take us as long to get there as we thought so we had time to venture out into the city.

We started our venture at a family owned TexMex restaurant. I told the host we needed a table for two and his replay was "smoking or non smoking?" Smoking? what? I haven't heard that in years! It caught me so off guard. I guess I need to get out more.  We ate leisurely and still had about an hour and a half to kill, so we walked down to a family owned furniture store and played on their recliners. When we got bored with that, we decided to google a Home Depot location because we new we had to buy lots of things necessary to keep up a house.

Finally it was time to head to the closing office. All day I was worried that for some reason our money wouldn't fund. I think I've heard too many horror stories, and even though Brian assured me that we where in no danger of that happening, I was still on edge. We signed all sorts of papers, and obviously our money funded and I could sigh a sigh of relief.

We drove back to the house to get our keys and started the move immediately. All four of us spent the night in our new house that night and continued the move through Saturday. We actually still have a few yard toys that need to be brought over here, but for the most part, we are pretty settled...

That is, until last weekend when it rained and our "office, craft room" got flooded. There was a problem with the roof and now we are waiting for it to be fixed. Everything had to be boxed up again and thrown into the garage. Annoyed is really the word for what I feel about it. I understand and accept human error, however they are kind of dragging their feet on getting it fixed. We will see what comes of it.

Partial family photo. Brian was still at the other house loading up the truck. I loaded up my car and my moms car and we headed for the new house to get the girls settled. 

Our first meal together in the new house

I will blog about the first day of school later when I get around to it.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Reese - 11 Months

Lots has happened in the past 3.5 weeks. One of which Reese turned 11 months on the 4th. I failed at getting her picture up here mostly because of how busy we've been AND because it took Verizon 2.5 weeks to get us hooked up with cable/internet. I had no connection to the outside world except through my tiny little iphone which was under limited usage because we only have so much data we can use. But those doom and gloom days are over and we are up and running again!

Reese turned 11 months on the 4rh and this month she has learned lots of new tricks.

The two biggest ones is that she can wave back at people when they say buy buy and wave to her. She can also clap her hands together now. I was particularly excited about this one because I wanted her to be able to clap her hands for her birthday. 

She can also give kisses when prompted to. She has been able to do this for a while, but I just got a photo of it.

She is still army crawling, but she is able to stand while holding on to something without support. She may be one of those kids who go strait to army crawling to walking. We will see. She loves her new found independence and her favorite thing to do is crawl under the side table away from the living room towards were our dog lies and annoy her.

Reese still eats the same kinds of foods as last month. I'm having a hard time being creative in what to give her- since I'm trying to move away from pureed foods, but they still need to be soft enough for her to be able to chew with her 8 front teeth.

This past weekend (on Friday night) was also a first experience for us. Something she ate (something I gave her, mommy fail :( ) made her sick and she threw it all up. She was in bed trying to go to sleep when it first occurred and of course it got EVERYWHERE. Poor thing. We had to completely strip her bed and give her a bath. Fortunately it only lasted a couple of hours, when there was nothing left in her tummy. She was exhausted and fell asleep while I rocked her, then we put her in the pack-n-play in our room for the night. I'm so glad it wasn't a stomach bug!

Reese wears size 12-18 or 18-24 month clothes and size 4 diapers.

I cant believe she will be a year old next month! Where has time gone?