Friday, May 14, 2010

Our Crazy Life just got crazier!





Well, we did it. We have moved across the country with our two small childre and our dog! I don't know who is more traumatized currently....
The move was loooong. The kids and I flew, NeWT and Tim drove. We all met up a Mom's in Owen Sound on Saturday the first of May.
We knew we had a unit in the Co-op, but didn't know which one or when we could move in. We spent most of the first week of May phoning them to try and motivate them to hurry and make some decisions. Got word that we could move in on the 7th. Deni (who is 9 months pregnant) came down with us and watched/entertained the kids while Tim and I unloaded the truck...in the rain....and the cold... with no help....Not a great start. Thank heaven for Deni! Mom and Rob drove down later that night with the washer and dryer!!! Yay! All stayed over and left Saturday morning, that is when the real work began.....
So, a week later and things are starting to feel like home. We have become avid fans of Kijiji and have managed to furnish our new home fairly well. We are within walking distance of two major shopping centres, the Waterloo park (which has 2 playgrounds, geese, swans, ducks, rabbits, deer, goats, alpacas, llamas and mini horses, and a kicking waterpark!!) and the entire uptown Waterloo core! Location, Location, Location!!
The kids rooms are great, ours is nice and large, the living area is small but we have a lovely fully fenced yard that we plan on making LOTS of use of! We even found a couple of play groups to enjoy (they aren't Growing Together, but at least there is something!!)
The weather has been fairly sucky all week, but today it is sunny and awesome! Yay!!
The kids have been completely off the wall, a lot of change for two children as wed to their routines as these two. I am trying to be patient, but the whining may drive me over the brink!!! Hopefully this will pass quickly.
All in all, we are adjusting. It was a good move for us, if somewhat difficult.