Thursday we were up early ( 4:30 am I woke up) We'd packed two of our vans before our friends got there to help. Then once the whole gang, about 15 people helping) we got the big truck packed and several trailers and we were off! To be honest, our friends helped keep me focused. it was a huge job and I found myself jumping from one thing to another. By Thursday night we had our beds over and spent the night here! We were not expecting to spend the night till Friday. We brought Sam and Sarah's twin beds and their cribs but by the time we got ready for bed, we were too tired to put the cribs back together so we put them in their beds....both of them went right to sleep:) So we are a crib-less family!! They've both done fine. Sam will put himself to bed. He climbs right up in and pulls his blanket up.
Friday we had help again thankfully! We moved Selah's room. Two of our nurses took her out for a while and everything got moved and put back together for her. She was a little stressed that night but she soon understood that she was ok and not in a hospital and she has done excellent since. She is actually sleeping better.
Saturday we with the help of the H Family (who had been helping daily) got almost all the boxes unpacked (expect for the books and DVDs)
Sunday we went to church and did a little work on the house.
Monday one of my best friends came and helped me hang some of our pictures & rearrange some knick knacks. Her home is very "clean" and that's how I want to do ours. I've never had too many things up on walls but I could be tempted here to get a little too much things up if I'm not careful.
Tuesday we settled in more and I got two crock pots going for Sarah. I made her beef stew and chicken noodle soup. Then I pureed it all and she now is back in business with "her" baby food brand. She was tired of the canned soups of the last few days. I make her own 'baby food" and I make it thick and with a lot of ingredients to try and ensure she gets her full nutrition. She also drinks some Pedisure shakes that I add fruit too. Sometimes she can eat our meals if they are kinds that will puree. It just depends so I like to have plenty on hand for her.
Today we got our internet & cable up! HAPPY Day! We have REAL internet! NO more satellite! YEAH! Now I have no excuse not to blog.
So it's been a wild few days! I just really want to thank everyone who helped us move!! We couldn't have done it without all the help we got. It was a huge job-the biggest move that we've ever tried but it went smoothly thanks to all the willing helpers we had!
Habitat for Humanity outdid themselves on this house. Every little thing was thought out for our family. The house is absolutely wonderful. Selah's room is amazing and our nurses are so happy. Their job is so much easier now. It's been great to see their expression and happiness.
Sam and Sarah have done much better than I thought they would. Sam is starting to explore the house some. He has figured out where the front porch and the swing is for sure. Last night I asked him if he wanted to go swing and he led the way. So I sat with him and rocked him while we listened & watched the rain.
Sarah has adjusted. The hardest thing for her is that I've been so busy and she wants me to hold her. We've had a wonderful young lady helping us with the two little ones and that has helped her a lot. She likes her various toys that roll, she has plenty of room to scoot around.
So here's some pictures.....
The long road to our house.....
Sam's and the other kids' bathroom
My plan is to sand and repaint the dining room chair and table with black trim instead of white. I've got everything bought but I'm a little afraid to do it but the white just doesn't do it!