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.)See more Finding Our Feet photography on our Instagram feed, @findingourfeet.
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