Hi Everyone! After a very busy and crazy week of packers, movers and driving, we've finally made it to New York. While the house was getting packed up, Paul and I took turns taking the boys out so they would be out of the way. I took them for one more group play date at a bounce house place. The boys wouldn't bounce in anything, probably because there were so many bigger kids there, so luckily they had other things to play on. We split the 10 hour drive into two days, spending the night in New Jersey. The first day of driving was long and frustrating because of traffic, but the second day was an easy and beautiful drive through the Adirondack mountains.
Since we've arrived, we have been staying in a hotel until our temporary house on the lake is ready. The owners of the house, who are originally from Switzerland, were nice enough to let us park our other car there, so we didn't have to worry about it in the hotel parking lot. We have also spent two days driving around with a realtor looking at houses and getting a tour of the area. And yesterday, we took the boys blueberry picking. More blueberries ended up in their tummies instead of the basket. The Plattsburgh area definitely seems like a great place to raise our kids.
Through it all, the kids have done pretty well. Beckett does seem to be needing some extra attention, hugs and kisses. He really likes taking his blankie everywhere we go. I personally think it is because he is the middle child now, not because of the move. Payson has been asserting his independence a lot lately. He doesn't like to sit in high chairs or hold our hand while walking. "I do it!" comes out of his mouth frequently. And Irelyn has been the best baby, just tagging along wherever we go. She smiled for us for the first time this morning. It made my day. Now I just have to get a smile on camera. Luckily, we have kids that adapt well to everywhere we go and they have no problem staying on the same sleep schedule. I can't wait until my next blog all about our lake house.
*Payson at the bounce place.*
*Beckett riding the roller coaster
at the bounce place.*
*He loved it.*
*I drove 90% of the way to New York.*
*Irelyn's first bath with her crazy brothers.*
*Locked in their chairs to watch a movie.*
*Walking to the blueberry bushes.*
*He wouldn't look at the camera.
At least I am in a picture for once.*
*Daddy and his baby girl.*
*Payson feeding Beckett blueberries.*
*Daddy showing the boys how to blow
bubbles in the hotel pool.*