Friday, July 1, 2011

Unpacking, planning, and figuring out life...

That pretty much sums up what I've been doing for the last few days. We moved to a small town, a really small town, and it's going to take some time to get used to it.

We're slowly getting the house unpacked, so far we've only found 2 things broken by the movers (the one downside to having others do it for you). In all my other moves that we've done on our own we've never broken anything.

We had a nice welcome from a few members of my church and they helped me unpack my kitchen. At first I was afraid having people help me unpack would stress me out, but to be honest it was great. They washed, dried, and put things away. In a matter of about an hour the kitchen was done it was amazing.

Eli & Emerson are doing okay. Well, actually Emerson is doing just fine she seems to love the new place and doesn't really seemed phased by the whole thing. Eli, on the other hand is a little extra clingy and his desire for his bottle has increased 10 fold.

We were finally down to one bottle a day (just one in the morning), but since moving he's been whining for them all day long. In fact he'll finish one and immediately start crying for another. I don't know what to do. I am so ready for them to be over bottles but I also know that this is a transition time and they don't really know what's going on. I guess we'll just see how it goes these next few days.

Eli & Emmy are in love with our backyard. It's a huge, fenced in, and grass. It's perfect. We put up their pool today and they had a great time swimming. They've also been getting braver venturing out without me or Marcus present. Emerson seems super uncomfortable with the idea of being outside without us.

She often brings us our shoes, points to the steps, and then says, "step" just in case we need some assistance actually getting outside. Yesterday, they found a frog in the yard (I hate frogs they scare me) but Emerson would jump every time the frog jumped it was cute.

I'll leave you with just a few pictures:

My Church

Emmy looking serious (notice the baby that went for a swim, her piggy also went swimming)

They've been playing so well together. They crack me up.

I love when they hold hands. It's pretty much one of my most favorite things ever. 

Ants! Bugs are very exciting these days. Every time Eli sees one he shouts, "BUG!"
Then every time he goes past a spot where he's once seen a bug, even if the bug is no longer present he shouts "BUG!"

I hope to have more pictures soon of our house and the town (because it kind of makes me laugh it's so small). We can walk every where we need to go in a couple of minutes. It kind of blows my mind after living in cities for the past 8 years. 


Queenie. . . said...

Congrat's and best wishes on the new assignment. Your church is adorable! You'll soon settle in to the many joys of small town living.

Carlita said...

Wow. Sometimes I dream about small town living- knowing everyone, feeling super safe. That and having a back yard! The kids are going to love it, especially in a few years when they will be lucky enough to live in a place where they are free to roam about as opposed to the city where they can't leave the house without their parents (that is, assuming you stay for a few years, of course).

~Jess said...

I love your church! Sounds like you've moved to Mayberry (I've been watching a bit too much Andy Griffith show): Sounds even smaller than our town is.

Can't wait to see pictures of your house and yard!

I'm glad the kiddos are enjoy the place. We deal with the same bottle-battle with Ave...she get's super whiny and wants it even more (she only gets 1 before bed).

Hope you guys all get settled in soon :-)