We are in our house!?! We haven't even been here a week and yet we've had two birthday parties; one for Nikolas' friends on Saturday and the "family" party on Sunday. We are still living in box chaos but we're also continuing to try and go about our "normal" routines, as close as we come to having them lately. Unpacking has become quite a challenge; if it's not that the kids are wanting to "help", it's that the "things" don't have a place to call home. We did not appreciate how much we stored in our big basement and big garage; neither of which we have here...
I do have to give a lot of thanks and praise to my parents who came out to celebrate Nikolas' birthday but got roped into aiding us in our moving efforts. Thanks to Mummy and Daddy's relentless prodding, my kitchen is unpacked and organized! The only room in the house that IS fully unpacked and put away, mind you. I can't thank them enough for all that they have done to help us these past few days!
This afternoon we hung out in the backyard; it was so nice to just be able to open the door and have our own play set! We frolicked in the leaves, took pictures, enjoyed the fresh air and had a grand ol' time! Michael didn't even know we were back there, in our own outdoor haven. Soon it will be cool enough to light a fire in the fire pit and make S'mores! Or for the boys to roast hot dogs... So much potential out there!
And, last but not least, Halloween. Mia put up a little resistance at first, as I donned her costume. Once she had it on, she was good to go, our Bumble Bee Mizzy Me! So cute! Surprisingly, she left the antenna hat on the whole time she was out trick or treating and rifling through the candy with Nikolas. Nikolas was our fire man, as he was two years ago. He is going to be a fire man when he grows up he tells us. Michael took them out and introduced himself to the neighbors while I stayed home dishing out the loot. Given that our doorbell went defunct this morning (working just long enough to get us into the house...) I ended up sitting on the front steps doing Sudoku's until the next swarm of children came to the door.