We moved in just over a month ago and we’re starting to feel settled, both physically and metaphorically. I had all the boxes unpacked within the first 2-3 days because I’m a nutter like that, but everything else has been a little slower.
The only “finished” rooms in the house are the boys’ rooms. I painted, unpacked and “decorated” Cormac’s room within a week because I knew he needed to feel at home and comfortable as soon as possible. Cormac got the bigger of the two upstairs bedrooms (it’s the former “master” bedroom and has its own tiny bathroom, which was ideal since he’s independent when it comes to going to the bathroom at night.)
He told me he wanted an “orange room” and I think he’s happy with it. Both the boys have attic bedrooms and I think sloped walls can feel a bit claustrophobic so I painted it bright white and added a simple pattern of orange star decals that I found in the clearance section of PB kids. Decals are brilliant for kids rooms I think.
His bed and blanket are the same he’s had for years, but I did get him some new blue and orange truck sheets that made him happy. Oh, and a “really big tire rug” that he happily rolls around on like a weirdo.
Teddy’s room is much smaller but still fits everything he needs with plenty of room to crawl around.
Most of his stuff just moved from the old house right in here (and he’s less aware of the big move, so I admit to spending less time trying to make it super fun for him. Teddy is easy to please.)
Everything else around the house needs some combination of work, paint or furniture to finish it, but it’s slowly feeling a bit more like home. The big fun is going to start October 1st when we totally tear out this beast of a kitchen!
Literally can’t wait! It is so so bad. It is totally nonfunctional and basically falling apart. I swear I’m not insane, or a princess who needs everything perfect. This picture makes the kitchen look like 20x nicer than it is. It’s going to be so good! I mean, it’s going to suck for 8-12 weeks, but then it’s going to be so good!
We’re also working on feeling settled in our new town and with our new routine: we’ve got music class on mondays, Little Gym and speech therapy on tuesdays, occupational therapy on wednesdays, and more therapy on fridays. It’s a lot of “work” combined with a little bit of fun. There’s not a ton of down time but we’ve been exploring the huge network of trails on the Issaquah Alps right outside our back door.
We’ve also been exploring new parks, and we love the one a couple blocks from our house.
Surprisingly, even though we just moved and have been super busy, we’ve been cooking most meals. I actually attribute that to the utter and tragic lack of delivery options over here in Issaquah, but we’re surviving.
My mom and aunt both work for Weber, and helped me get a new grill for the back deck and I love the easiness of throwing a bunch of stuff on the grill and having dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.
We also have Cormac’s birthday party coming up in a week and a half, which will be fun (he wants a Poliwag Pokemon cake!). Filling a house up with people always makes it feel a bit more like home to me.