Well we are in… the last box has been unpacked.
Well sort of…there is a lovely pile of things in the ‘second (babies) bedroom to into the cupboard there, the roof storage is full to the brim with the most useful things at the back and the shed looks like a bomb has hit it BUT we have ebayed, garaged saled and second hand book sold all of our extra stuff. Now we just need to find a place for the current things.
It was not without its drama – the builders have been sloppy with the finishing and so we are in constant conversation with them about when they are coming back to finish, the DA didn’t get through in time for the deck to be built so young Olive-on-the- way will need to hold himself in so we can get it built by my brother on his due date, and Gaye’s brother may as well move in given the amount of painting that needs to be done (how lucky are we to have a deck builder and a painter in the family!). But we are in. And it is lovely.
Gaye started her maternity leave last week (thou she is back in today and tomorrow) but has yet to have had the luxury of a mid day sleep there has been so much to do.
I spent yesterday re-sorting out Thomas’ room and he and I are both happy with it now. He chose the room at the end of the house and it has been quite hard for both he and I to adjust to the shift of him three rooms away. But it looks lovely now. And now the second bedroom (which is next to us) is set up he can sleep there when he wants to.
Even more lovely my sister retrieved his cot from a friend of hers who has had it the last four years or so and we put in up in the bedroom last night. It was pretty surreal to see it again and assemble but I loved waking up with it in our room this morning.
I am a happy parent having lovely beds for both our boys. (OK I admit I am one of those parents who is very happy when they eat their dinner or have snugly pj’s on too).
On Saturday night we took ourselves off to a picnic with pals to celebrate Earth Hour. I am not sure what we were expecting but it didn’t actually go that dark as we looked out on the city. I mean it was darker but not really dark. But a fine time was had by all – largely because it was night and we were eating picnic on a hill to roll down, over and over and over.