Thursday, July 29, 2010

we made it

And I hope I don't have to do that again. At least not for a VERY long time. But we're here and happy to be here and loving the beautiful state of Massachusetts. Since being here we've unpacked (almost all the way), killed wasps

made pancakes

and cookies

and a dress from clothes to be thrown out

and loved bathtime in the new kids-only bathroom (though not always in such a confined space)

We miss Texas, but are sure excited to be here!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

a little bit of silliness

Even while being driven crazy by her whole world changing, Anna still manages to make us laugh. This morning when I went in to get her out of her crib, she'd taken off her pajamas. This was maybe the third or fourth time this has happened (just with this particular pair) and I asked, "Why do you keep taking off your jammies, little Anna?" Anna looked up very earnestly and said, "It's just to be silly."

(And Levi has just started laughing. Cutest. Sound. Ever.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

so long

We move tomorrow. The wave of panic I've been holding back for a while finally struck today and it was a stressful day. Poor Anna can just feel the tension and the rushing and the changes and has been pretty upset by all of it. I hope unpacking won't be quite as stressful as packing.

We've still had some cute moments. Anna has been asking if we're bringing things to Massachusetts (which she can say very well) with us. Are we bringing Levi? Yes, we're definitely bringing Levi. My blankie? That too. Catherine? Unfortunately not.

Catherine is our good friend who lives in our apartment complex. She's been like a third grandma to Anna and Levi and we absolutely adore her. She will be sorely missed. I talked to Anna about saying goodbye to all our friends and making new friends. I could tell by the look on her face that she was thinking hard about that and not really sure she liked the sound of it. It was heartbreaking to see her give hugs and kisses to all her little friends at our going-away gathering (thanks for the party Kathy!) and knowing she wouldn't get to play with them again. She gets so excited to see them and they have a marvelous time together.

But I suppose it's time for her to learn the joys of making new friends and falling in love with a new place. All my encouragement for her is a good reminder as I try to move on myself.

Wish us luck! Thank goodness for blogs that let us stay connected even though we're thousands of miles apart.