So, the next day arrives and I am dragging Delaney up the stairs while holding Brody to get ready, all the while thinking "God I hate stairs". We finally get ready and head over to my parents. Thank goodness for them and the swimming pool. This was the first time she has been in since last year. Her suit is so funny- it has an inner tube in it!
Sitting on the edge, she wasn't too sure about this big tub yet.This picture cracks me up. My dad got in the pool with all his clothes on because "she wanted me to get in". I was inside and saw him jump in- my heart dropped as I saw him go, I thought something happened. Luckily, my parents don't indulge her:)
The good big brother that he is... swimming with Delaney (or playing basketball:)
And Brody, sleeping through it all!
I leave the munchkins with them and make the long 3 MINUTE drive to the house. We walk into this house and all I see is YELLOW. Not just yellow- BANANA yellow. Seriously, the whole house is yellow. And the other thing that I am focused on is the wet bar. What the hell is a wet bar? All I know is that there is a bar and a sink next to where the TV goes!
But as hard as those things were to NOT focus on, I soon focused on the absence of stairs and then I saw this....
AAHHHHH.... the pool and the big, covered backyard! OK, an old house with lots of potential, close to family and civilization, one story- SOLD! I knew that with my talented husband, the BANANA could quickly go bye bye and we could make this house great. We told him we were super interested and signed a 2 year lease, with a possible option to buy!! We love this house. It is so big! It's almost 3000 sq. feet, 4 bedrooms, wet bar, sunk ion living room, white tile.... ok so the last three things I don't love, they add character and make me feel like I am in the 70s. I of course was not born in the 70s so I don't feel a connection, but ERIC on the other hand, must feel right at home:)
So, we had to make the move FAST and we did. What a pain the butt!! All I could think about was how crazy we must be to be doing this with an infant. The funny thing is, BRODY was easy, it was Delaney that made everything difficult! So, we packed. I was excited about the move. I got a little sad when I would think about all the firsts that happened in that house though. That was the first house Eric and I bought together. That was where I got pregnant with both babies and brought them home there. That's where Delaney did all her big firsts- sitting up, crawling, walking, talking... Plus, the kid's rooms were gorgeous. Eric had just finished Brody's when all this occurred. That made me sad. So bear with me as I stroll through memory lane...
I know that this house will bring a whole bunch of new firsts and that is exciting. It has already been the setting for some. For instance, the first full day we were there Eric and Daylen were swimming and Danielle was sitting on the edge of the pool with Delaney and the poor little girl got stung by a bee on her booty!!
This is after swimming and the bee sting- they were tired.
We are just starting to get settled. It turns out that unpacking is WAY harder with two little ones that constantly need your attention. The mess is driving me absolutely crazy!!!!
It made her sleepy too!
I do want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Ian and Courtney. You guys saved us! You are true friends and we love you!
And thank you mom and dad and Danielle and Joe. We couldn't have done it without you.
And this is how Danielle spent her days helping- Delaney in a wagon, with a popsicle and puffs! She made her go round and round!
We plan on having a pool party soon.....