We moved over the weekend and WOW. Moving is a lot of work. And I am not good at work. I am really really good at watching reality television.
Thankfully the kids are doing great with all the transitions, and they’re already used to living in wall-to-wall clutter and chaos.
A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016
David / My parents brought all our old Encyclopedia Britannica and Childcraft books from my childhood to help fill up the new giant built-ins in our living room. Even though I knew the kids would enjoy flipping through them, I underestimated how much time David would spend looking at the pictures. (Or how much I would enjoy the 80s-quality publishing.)
Mary Virginia / Learning about the windows in the playroom. Rule #1: don’t lean on the screens. Rule #2: don’t mention how beautiful Mary Virginia’s curls are.
Thomas / Thomas loves the new house. Ever since we got here he HAS NOT STOPPED crawl/running around the house. He’s determined to bonk his head on the mantle, fall off the deck, and throw himself in the pool. OH! Did I mention? We have a mantle! A deck! A POOL!
(Thomas is wearing a special birthday shirt made by my friend Tori. And she just started selling them! Visit her Etsy shop here)