Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello? Anybody home???


Well, on one side it is completely a WAHOOO!!! On the other side moving is absolutely exhausting. Remind me of that next time I think it would be a good idea to move. Or just remind me to not collect so much stuff. Geez.

Actually we moved nearly everything within a few hours last Saturday with the help of some very helpful family members...HOLLA..Joeleen, Dat, Briana, Rick, Julie, Dad , Diane and Alex...thank you all!!! But now we have a bunch of little stuff left over plus all the cleaning at the old place and...the daunting task of unpacking. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment- there is just so much to do...I hate living out of boxes...but there are only so many hours in a day- and at least a couple have to be devoted to resting.

Lily's new bedroom!
Lily has been doing really well though. I think since this place is sooo much nicer and bigger and SHE HAS HER VERY OWN ROOM!!! the transition hasn't been too hard. She has even been sleeping in her room without waking up or getting scared or calling for me or anything!!!! Actually she has quite the cold/cough and is pretty tired anyway...last night she was coughing so hard I came in to lay with her for a little while trying to help her sit up and not cough so much. Finally the cough medicine kicked in and she was fine- out sound asleep.

Poppa says her big girl bed is going to be ready for her this Thursday- so her bed won't be just a mattress on the floor. Then...pretty soon he'll get the other bed together and it will be a bunk bed for the both of them. I know Kendra is excited- Lily is convinced she wants to sleep on the top bunk- but when she see's it I am sure she is going to change her mind. The bunk beds will be so nice since they will still leave lots of floor space for them to play.

Floyd has had a smooth transition as well- only hiding under the bed for one night- now he owns the place. Seriously. He thinks he runs the joint. Whatever.

This weekend- as long as we finish the cleaning on the old apartment Saturday- we hope to do something FUN!! I think with all the craziness of moving lately I've really missed just going and having some fun time- with or without kids. I am just realizing that even though I may not be a kid...all the fun kid stuff we were doing really helped energize me and made me happier (among other things!!!).

So...I am done with all this adult boring stuff...I wanna go have some fun- get crazy silly and dance.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Visit with Uncle Johnny

My borther came home from Alaska to visit for a week last Tuesday. We were so glad to see him and have the chance to hang out. We all hope he comes back really soon!

We took a good family picture but I'm waiting on Alex to send it to me...grrr

Sunday, May 16, 2010 that how you spell it????

My landlord decided to replace the washer and dryer (the 1 washer and dryer for the entire building). I was excited until I saw he had also raised the price. Before- in machines that take only quarters-it would cost $1 to wash and 75c to dry- pretty reasonable but also half impossible to get the laundry done with so many other people vying for the 1 set of machines. Now it costs $2.00 to wash and $1.75 to dry- MORE THAN DOUBLE!!!! And still in quarters!!! Which means with an entire roll of quarters you can only do 2 loads of laundry. PAINFUL. Seriously. So last weekend I took Lily for her first visit to the laundr-o-mat which will have to do until the end of the month when we move into our new place.

I am not a huge fan of laundr-o-mats- mostly because I have to sit around while I am waiting for my laundry to be done rather than doing one of my million and one other chores at the same time- I love multi-tasking!!! Scratch that- without the skill of multi-tasking I would not be able to survive Hurricane Lily (and her best friend/partner in crime Hurricane Kendra). But it was kinda fun with Lily- she was my big helper- and believe it or not the laundry was done in just over an hour- so overall win win- oh yeah- and it was cheaper than doing it at the apartment- so win win win.

It reminded me of a book she likes called Knuffle Bunny- so we talked about that and then we had fun watching the laundry tumble in the dryers. She was super cute helping me "fold"- well, her version of folding was to toss the clothes from bucket to folding table and seeing where they would land. Haha. And she was adorable (as always) sitting on the floor reading a story while she waited. Anyway- on with the pictures...I wish I had taken more..but these are still cute.

I love her face reflected in the glass on this one

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Garage Sale expert in training

Saturday was the West Seattle Garage Sale-over 200 garage sales in west seattle on one day...too much fun! Briana and I spent most of the day power garage sale-ing- I was looking for all kinds of random stuff to go in our new apartment- by the way- WE'RE 11 Days!!!

Anyway...we got some great stuff and some really great deals but the best part of the day was after we picked Lily up from hanging out with Auntie Joeleen. I told her the day before that she would get $5 to spend on whatever she wanted and we were lucky enough to find a couple sales that had some good kid's stuff (read:toys) for her to choose from. She loved it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lily speaks Spanish...

Tomorrow being "Cinco de Mayo", Lily's class is going to have a little Spanish lesson as well as a yummy taco lunch and a pinata on the playground. I was asking her about what Spanish words she already knew...

Mommy: What Spanish words do you remember Lily? Hola...adios....cabeza...

Lily: I don't speak Spanish Mommy. I only know how to say "Clifford" in Spanish.

Mommy: Ok, how do you say "Clifford" in Spanish?

Lily: Clifford.*

*giggling, of course, silly girl.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Auntie Joeleen and Uncle Dat time

Lily has been lucky enough to get to do lots of fun stuff lately with "one" of her favorite aunties (and uncles)...A couple weeks ago they went to Northwest Trek and before that the Seattle Aquarium. What a lucky duck!

Ever since NW Trek she has been fascinated by Bison and Owls. We checked out a book about Bison from the library and she loves her little owl stuffed animal.

She dressed in her cute little party dress for the aquarium- pigtail braids too- love it!

She pointed at this picture last night and told me she saw "Dory" at the aquarium (from Finding Nemo)
Last night- or early this morning Lily crawled in bed with me- no idea why cause I was pretty much dead asleep. I woke up a little later feeling like a sardine and told her I'd rub her back if she went back to her own bed. She did and I think I immediately fell back asleep. A couple minutes later I felt something tickle my nose- I quickly flicked my eyes open and Lily was sitting up- right there- literally nose to nose with me- I yelped and nearly jumped out of my skin before I realized it was her. Apparently I didn't rub her back long enough. Goodness did she scare the bejeezes out of me though.