I’m sitting here. In our new family room that has our couch in it. And I am so excited to have our couch. In our house. It is actually starting to feel real.
It’s been a month since we got the keys and today is the first day I have sat on a real piece of furniture inside it. I know that the kids have loved the big open, empty rooms so they could run and play and scream, but they don’t seem to mind having some furniture in here. It’s like every single new thing makes them even happier.
Boxes in their rooms. Exciting. Emaline’s crib, not yet assembled in her room. Exciting. Pulling tape off the walls. Exciting. Opening boxes and discovering toys! Super exciting.
Eli acted like he had never seen a toy before when we opened up a box that has been packed away since December.
“Look I made a superhero!”
“Mama, Ramone is here!?!”
“Here is the birthday cake!”
Emmy is at the door wall saying “my outside.” But according to Elijah, she is saying “yay! my new house.”
They’re just so happy and excited it makes me even more happy and excited.
I’m a little worried about the move itself, and sleeping and actually living in the new house. Elijah has been asking for his normal house the past few days and getting pretty upset. When he says “normal house” he is referring to our old house.
We try to talk to him and ask questions to see what about our old house he wants, but I still think it’s unclear what he’s getting upset about.
I’m praying that he keeps the excitement up and doesn’t have a hard time, but still preparing for a few weeks of bad nights until we all adjust. We’re shooting for next week as our real we-are-actually-living-and-sleeping-here day.
Do you have any tips of moving with toddlers? Something that will help Elijah with the move? I’d love to hear what worked for you, leave it in the comments.
If you follow me on instagram, you have probably already seen some of these pictures, but I wanted to share them anyways.