It's A...

In the midst of all the craziness of moving we also found out the sex of Baby#2.  It's a...


We are so excited to welcome another baby girl into our family and MiniM.E. can't wait to have a little sister!

We're Here!

We've been living in the new house for almost two weeks now, and I have to say I can't believe that its ONLY been that long.  Seems like months even though we still have a few boxes to unpack and a few projects to tackle.  Overall, it's been a pretty smooth transition- MiniM.E. has been extra temperamental with the stress of the change, but she seems to be happy overall.  The kitties are doing great and love the new house for all it's sunny spots and two staircases!  Bob and I are adjusting but it has been a crazy month or so and I'm definitely feeling the effects of all the stress now...

Packing up for the new house... not so exciting

MiniM.E.'s favorite part of moving: bringing the kitties

Kitties: timid at first and hiding in a closet

MiniM.E.: not so timid and drawing on new easel

Kitty: enjoying a sunny spot

Kitty: didn't take long to feel at home!
Even though things are a little different, MiniM.E. is finding ways to make herself at home.
new breakfast spot
new bath spot

The nice thing about this move is that we are still in the same area and we still get to see our friends and do all of our favorite things.

We took breaks from projects and unpacking to see the ducks:

 and have ice cream at the Dairy Haus:

 Congress Park:

the baby ducks are out!

Playdate with friends:

More Congress Park:

practicing gymnastics
At the playground with H.

When we are too busy to make it out, the best part of the new house is the play structure in the backyard.  It's big enough that MiniM.E. calls it a playground!

And Wednesday was SO hot that we took out the kiddie pool!  

We still have unpacking to do, pictures to hang and projects to tackle, but we're very happy in our new home.  MiniM.E. still asks about the old house a lot, but I think she's happy to be here.  

Now, if you'll excuse me, my kid is sleeping... and instead of unpacking those last couple boxes or starting a project or hanging those pictures in the bathroom, I'm going to sit down for a couple minutes!!


We're Really Moving!

We bought a house!  Did I write about that before??  I must have... but I have to say, mommy-brain + pregnancy-brain = remembering absolutely nothing... from "who did I have to call today??" to "wait, did we have an appointment or something we were supposed to be at??" to "why am I standing in front of the open fridge???"

And we are closed a little over a week ago and have been bringing boxes and boxes over to the new house.  Any free moment I've had in the past few weeks has been spent on something move related.  

We've moved once a year since we were in college up until we bought the house we still live in when we moved to the Saratoga area, so you'd think I'd be an old pro at this by now, but throw a two-year-old into the picture and everything takes 17 times as long.  Not to mention that my packing escapades are interrupted by trips to the playground, playdates and snack times!

But, enough about the move since I'm sure it will dominate any post I find time for in the next month or so....

Here's what's happened since Easter:

MiniM.E.'s friend H. had been in Japan for almost a month.  As a coming home celebration, we had a combo Happy Easter/ Happy 3rd Birthday Easter Egg Hunt and Party.

We have been enjoying the spring weather at lots of playgrounds:

MiniM.E. finally got the scooter she's been asking for for months (even though its a beat up old Spider Man scooter we got for a few bucks at a consignment sale).

And we've made lots of trips to the new house-- MiniM.E. is really excited about moving, probably because the new house has a great playset.

 MiniM.E. is also pretty excited about the new couch.

Even though she's excited to be moving, there are still a few breakdowns about packing her things or not wanting to leave the old house... but most things can be forgotten with the help of a chocolate frosted donut with sprinkles.
watching the cars at DD
MiniM.E. is probably the MOST excited about bringing the kitties to the new house.  
"helping" to pack the kitty things
And yesterday we spent some time at the playground with MiniM.E.'s best friend, E.

More later once we've made the transition to the new house.  It's going to be a CRAZY weekend!!