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Moving house with Little Miss

We did it! We’re in the new house and we have four boxes left to unpack (which have been left sealed due to a severe lack of shelves for books and photo frames, which we intend to correct this weekend).

Little Miss has been an absolute star. The entire operation hinged on her mood and how well she’d cope with the massive upheaval in her little life. And so far, we have been blown away by how well she’s coped (please, please don’t let me jinx us!). She’s even sleeping well (though woke up the first two mornings at 4am freezing as we had set the heating wrong – but that’s not her fault even if it was a rough start)…

On Friday, the movers arrived about 8:45am and started loading the van pretty much straight away.

At 9am, Little Miss said she was hungry and proceeded to sit in the highchair for the next hour happy as a clam watching the men cart boxes out of the kitchen-living room around her as she munched her way through three weatabix and 1.5 oranges. (She’d barely eaten for three days previous due to such a high fever. We didn’t intentionally starve her to keep her out of the movers’ way – that was a happy accident!)

My mum kindly rocked up about 10:15 ready to drive us to our new home. At 10:30, the van was packed and we were all on our way. It all happened so fast, it didn’t quite feel real in some ways.

We hot footed it round the M25, picked up a sofa from mum’s (thanks Mama) and at 1:30pm, we had our keys and were stepping through our front door.

Little Miss ran riot round the house in the empty space, twirling and squealing and shutting herself in the built-in wardrobes in our bedroom over and over (this has continued throughout the week). I’d like to say it was excitement for the new house, but in reality, I think she just liked the open space.

After a little look round, my mum took Little Miss to her’s so the movers could unload and we could unpack without worrying about the Energiser Bunny running round.

The movers departed at 3:25pm, we started unpacking at 3:26, intent on getting as much done as possible while we had a toddler free zone. We managed to get the kitchen done that night and celebrated with Dominos (of course) and bubbles.

Saturday morning was a whirlwind of activity as we raced to get Little Miss’ room unpacked and homely before her return.

We spoke a lot about the garden in the lead up to the move. Not surprisingly, she’s been rather taken with it. Unfortunately, it’s been rather chilly this week, which has put her off going outside too much but her favourite spot in the house is the little step at the back doors where she can sit and watch over her garden. (Which when she spotted a cat pop over the fence the other day, caused quite a stir.)

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Little Miss’ favourite spot.

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This post is part of the My Captured Moment linky from Running In Lavender.

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11 thoughts on “Moving house with Little Miss

  1. Tim says:

    So glad to hear the move went well and that Little Miss is settling right in. Checking out the local takeaways is a compulsory part of any house move!

  2. Lisa@IntoTheGlade says:

    Congratulations on your move! We moved three times in one year with a toddler and had no family for two moves because it was to the other end of the country, I remember making the most of every nap time. I hope you are very happy in your new house and that it feels like home soon xxx #MyCapturedMoment xx

  3. Victoria Welton says:

    Many congratulations on your move and great to see that it all went well. I really love the pick for Little Miss’ favourite spot – I think I would be inclined to agree with her #MyCapturedMoment

  4. Running in Lavender (@HeleddLavender) says:

    Congratulations on the big move! I know how stressful it can be moving house, especially with a little toddler. Sounds like she was a little star and took it all in her stride though. Little miss’ favourite spot looks beautiful, she’s picked well. Also, can I spot some lovely pink fizz? Good on you! Thank you so much for joining #MyCapturedMoment xxx

  5. Joann Walters says:

    Congratulations! You did great with the move! I have two little boys and it was very difficult for me to keep them calm and good during the move. The boys also really enjoyed the open space in the house after the movers took the boxes. Thank you for sharing!

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